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Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

My husband and I stayed here for 7 nights in early February in the Carnival cabin. We had read the 5 star reviews but we found the reality to be even more welcoming, friendly and peaceful than we had anticipated. The cabin is comfortable with...More

3  Thank Ruth W
Response from Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside RetreatResponded 4 May 2016

Thanks Ruth for posting this very kind review. We are glad you guys enjoyed your stay with us and you certainly had a full Dominica experience with a good mix of nature and culture. J'Ouvert was great fun and we plan to go again next...More

Reviewed 21 February 2016

This was our second time to Dominica. We had initially thought we were going to camp. This of course we soon realized was a big mistake. Lucky enough Tim had a cabin available and we jumped on it . So for a couple of nights...More

2  Thank shelley w
Response from Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside RetreatResponded 4 May 2016

Thanks for posting your review Shelly. Glad you enjoyed your stay which was certainly enhanced by choosing a cabin over your tent ;-) Safe to say it hasn't been the driest dry season! Hopefully see you on your third visit Best wishes from us all...More

Reviewed 8 February 2016

My wife and I took another trip to Dominica in November of 2015. It was not long after the hurricane and things were getting back to normal for some but far from it for others. Well lets just say Mermaids Secret was one of those...More

1  Thank Keith H
Response from Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside RetreatResponded 15 February 2016

Hi Keith and Tina, thanks again for reviewing your stay with us. We are now back in full swing since Erika as our road and internet were restored just before Christmas. We certainly appreciate your enthusiasm for our little corner of paradise and knew it...More

Reviewed 3 February 2016

I have to admit, we had some concerns booking the Carnival Cabin at Mermaid Secret. The internet was intermittent since Erika, so the responses from the owners were slower than what is typical; have no fear...this is absolutely beyond their control and they do try...More

2  Thank Chris-n-LizZ
Response from Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside RetreatResponded 6 February 2016

Hi Chris-n-Liz Thanks for you lovely review, we are just pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much....even without TV ;-) Erika has been a challenge for us as it has for many people. Thankfully we are leaving the effects behind, moving forward and getting...More

Reviewed 31 January 2016

We returned to Dominica in December, a little apprehensive about what we would find after seeing all the horrible pictures of the damage storm Erica had done to so many parts of the island, including Tim and Sam's access road. We are happy to report...More

1  Thank Katrin S
Response from Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside RetreatResponded 6 February 2016

Hi Katrin Thanks once again for taking the time to review your stay with us. We very much appreciate your support and although due to internet problems we nearly missed your visit it was great welcoming you back again. The question remains when will you...More

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"Cabins have ensuite bathrooms, yurts don't."
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"You can choose between cottage or jurta or put up your own tent on the grass."
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"If you have to go out at night better take bungalow than yort (only 3 m, but it can rain..),"
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