Harnessing the Sun, Wind and Rain in Dominica

Harnessing the Sun, Wind and Rain in Dominica - TOP25ISLANDS.com - TRAVELINDEXRoseau, Dominica, April 27, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Coulibri Ridge invites to discover the breathtaking beauty of Dominica from a sustainable and exceptional point of view. After years of passionate research and meticulous crafting a comfortably luxurious off grid luxury eco-retreat, Coulibri Ridge opened recently.

Conceived with the goal of achieving true sustainability, every aspect of the resort was carefully researched and implemented to minimize impact on the environment, from the off-grid alternative power technologies to the methods of harvesting pure rainwater, filtered on site, collected in large underground cisterns and delivered via energy efficient systems throughout the resort.

The shape and orientation of each building was calculated to achieve the best architectural integration while maximizing the solar production and rain water harvesting capabilities as well as to provide shared resource infrastructure for the resort.

Other salient details include the extensive hand cut stonework, which is the product of stones sourced solely on the property; the implementation of non-chlorine based sanitizing systems for all the pools; the custom design and commissioning of certified recycled teak furniture and kitchen cabinetry in all villas and suites, among others.

Coulibri’s involvement and interest in the immediate, local community and Dominica runs deep. Parrallel to the development of Coulibri Ridge, Coulibri founded two charitable organizations to address some of the issues surrounding sustainable development on the island: The Humane Society of Dominica and REZDM, in response to the devastation of hurricane Maria in 2017.

Coulibri Ridge is an intimate eco-resort with 14 spacious air-conditioned studios and duplex suites, ranging in size from 930 square feet (86 m2) to 1,550 square feet (144 m2). All units have large terraces with exceptional sea views of Martinique to the south and are equipped with custom kitchens and furnishings. Seven duplex suites also have an additional north facing terrace offering views of the Sulphur Spring Valley and of those, four suites have an outdoor shower garden and three have a private pool.