Rodney's Wellness Retreat 
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Rodney's Wellness Retreat Inc.

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Rodney's Wellness Retreat is situated in the ex-lime estate of Kanawa, just outside the scenic village of Soufriere, Dominica. It is a one-stop shop for travelers and hikers, and consists of the Big Banana Campground, Kanawa Restaurant and Mayan Bar, CarRod's Gardens and CarRod's Cottages.

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Our Big Banana Campground is undeniably the supreme accommodation in the south of Dominica for hikers, located just a few minutes walk away from the beginning of the first and second segments of the famous Waitukubuli National Trail. In addition, we are only a short walk away from the Soufriere Volcano and Sulphur Springs, Scotts Head Point and the Tete Morne Moutain Ranges, and access to the other premier hiking destinations is easy by car or bus.

If camping is not your thing and you're looking for something a little more luxurious, reserve your space with "CarRod's Cottages". We also have several apartments for those who would like to mingle with villagers.


Kanawa Restaurant   Beautiful CarRod's Garden   Mayan Bar   Big Banana Campground

CarRod's Gardens have been described as one of the most soothing locations on Dominica. The sounds of the singing birds echo in the valley, while Benna's farm complements the therapeutic experience with the scents of herbs and fruits. The Kanawa Restaurant and Bar is located right in the Gardens, and can provide you with delicious local food and drink whether you are a long-term guest, or just dropping by.

"It's a nice and peacefull place with a paradisiacal garden where you are in contact with nature. Bevin is a kind and friendly person. It's a perfect place to start walking the Waikutubuli National Trail. We enjoyed the peace and the meals there." Says Antoni Sureda 


Just down the road in Soufriere, visitors can find the majestic Roman Catholic Church, and the old estate works. In fact, a tour of CarRod's Gardens is itself a journey through the history of the village, providing opportunities to sample the fruits and produce for which the area is known.



RWR can provide relaxation for the entire family, and is the ideal venue for events ranging from private wedding ceremonies and receptions to Sunday family luncheons. 

Come enjoy nature with us !

Soufriere Town / the Church   Vue of Soufriere   Bird in the Garden

" Soufriere is one of favorite villages to hangout. The team here is giving camping and outdoor life a whole new adventure, the camp site is great. The food trees will feed your natural experience and satisfy your soul. The dining experience will also delight your palate. And the family and staff is kind, supportive and great with tours. Don't miss them on your Nature Island Experience. Plenty of Tranquility and Sacred Bathing Here!" Gwen, 2016

Contact us

BEVIN LEWIS / Soufriere, Dominica
Tel: +1 (767) 440-8222 / +1 (767) 612 2400 / +1 (767) 613-3417

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