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Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat

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wyoming
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I can't say enough good about this wonderful place. Remote, cozy, beautiful location, cool lodging, great food. Incredible location and best swimming hole. And most importantly, amazing hosts. If your going to Dominica... stay here. You won't be sorry.

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a small eden. We travelled in 4 people and stayed 1 week with Tim and Sam accommodated in the 2 bigger cabins. The garden is very spacious offering unbelievable amount of privacy (this place is most suitable for travellers seeking serenity and real dominican nature, we arrived here after a week in the northern Portsmouth which apart from...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not at all! 170+ "excellent" reviews say it all. We spent 8 nights, 7 full days, in this idyllic jungle hideaway and enjoyed total relaxation - our thanks to Sam and Tim. We're seniors, not looking to keep moving all day every day and not wishing to hire our own car. 2 days out of 7 in March have been...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were sure we picked a great place, but Sam and Tim and our cabin at Mermaid Secrets exceeded our highest expectations by far. When we arrived, we were greeted by Sam and Tim it was like meeting old friends. We enjoyed the great talks and fun we had while enjoying Sam's great food, we can only recommend you sign...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a truly stunning hideaway location which gave me a fantastic opportunity to escape modern life and become immersed in nature. Whether it's wild swimming in the river or hiking to the local waterfalls there is plenty to do nearby. Alternatively you can just sit on the lovely terrace and listen to the sounds of nature. Sam and Tim...

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Umea, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights in the exotic moon-jurta at Mermáid´s secret in the middle of the jungle close to Rosalie River. We had a nice kitchen but the meals that Sam made were so nice so we didnt bother to Cook very much. We ate the meals togeteh with the friendly family that runs the place. The best at Mermaid´s...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a fantastic 7 nights at Mermaid's Secret in the Moon Yurt (a unique and lovely experience that, with its nearby tidy, modern kitchen and clean bathroom/warm shower, gave us the perfect blend of quasi-"camping" and convenience). I don't know what I can say about it that hasn't already been said, but I can tell you that everything you've...

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Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We intended to stay here for 2 nights, but it was really like heaven, so we decided to stay for almost a week. Sam and Tim made everyday breakfast for us and prepared a very nice diner on the most peaceful location on earth where you can think of. They even took us once to the beach where we had...

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Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks Renee for this review of your stay with us. It was our pleasure and we were pleased you chose to extend your stay as that confirms you liked it here :-) The beach cook out will become a more regular experience here I think as we all enjoyed it. In fact we have had 3 more since you guys...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stayed four nights at Mermaid's Secret in January. Each day we enjoyed the perfect pool, for early morning and/or late afternoon dips, the food, the birds, our porch, the quiet, the company and last but not least Boomer, the adopted and very happy little dog. Tim and Sam are very friendly, unobtrusive and hospitable hosts; we really felt welcome...

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Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks Monique for reviewing your stay with us. Im glad the only bug that bit you was Dominica! It really is a very special Island and we hope you are able to return to complete your explorations here Hopefully bubble spa will have some water by then, the tide has to come in eventually ;-) best wishes to you and...

Florida
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stayed at Mermaid’s Secret during our first visit to Dominica five years ago (we were their first ever guests!), and returned for our second visit in December 2016. We almost never return to a place we’ve already been to, opting to go somewhere new instead, but Dominica and Mermaid’s Secret is a special exception. The best way to sum...

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Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat, responded to this review

Lara and Ted. Thanks so much for your support of our little venture here in the jungle. It was fantastic to have you guys here again, a real pleasure to welcome back our first guests....the people on who we practiced the art of hosting. I'm guessing we got it right then! Things have developed here but we are so pleased...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mermaid's Secret currently offers a choice of accommodation options in either stylish, comfortable and fully equipped cabins or fully fitted Yurts for the more discerning camper. Located in the beautiful, lush Dominican rainforest on a site surrounded on three sides by three rivers with pools suitable for bathing and a riverside bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat

Address: Newfoundland Estate, Rosalie, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint David Parish > Rosalie
Price Range: $20 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Cabins have ensuite bathrooms, yurts don't.”
 of 5 bubbles elaric, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can choose between cottage or jurta or put up your own tent on the grass.”
 of 5 bubbles annarO7359KE, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have to go out at night better take bungalow than yort (only 3 m, but it can rain..),”
 of 5 bubbles renee666, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The yurt is one of the most romantic places we've ever styed in.”
 of 5 bubbles katlgoingplaces, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cabins and yurts are all great. If you're looking for a unique experience try one of the yurts.”
 of 5 bubbles letab2015, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
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