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Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the fantastic 'Moon Yurt', listening to the river flowing past and the sounds of the jungle at night. The Stars twinkling through the moon window. Tim and Sam were more than hospitable and we enjoyed our evening meals down in the Mermaids Tale Bar. Great people and great food and drinks! This was the ideal place for... More 

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

Thanks for the review David. You guys are are furthest travelling guests for certain....I don't think there is anywhere further away than New Zealand from here! Hope to see you again when you next sail to the Islands Best wishes Tim More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2015

We stayed here as a family for 3 nights on our tour around Dominica. My 9 year old son loved the river pool and was in it at every opportunity. The pool is unique, safe for kids and absolutely stunning. Truly a freshwater paradise (with a rope swing for the brave) The cabins and riverside bar are thoughtfully and comfortably... More 

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

Hi Pip thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. Glad you had a nice time and of course good luck with your future plans Cheers Tim More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

We almost never stay at the same place twice, but made an exception for Mermaid's Secret. It's paradise -- the gardens, the cabins, the bar with the deck. The pool is perfect after long sweaty days on jungle trails. But what really sets Mermaid's Secret apart from other lodges is the human element: Tim and Sam have created an incredibly... More 

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

Thanks Katrin for your review...again! It was nice to welcome you back and we look forward to your next visit. The only problem then might be you will start to recognise my stories:-) best wishes from the jungle More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2015

I just wanted to add one 5* to all the others since this is definitely the place to stay :-) The last part of the road is really rock and roll style, but as Tim pointed out, you got to deserve to stay in the middle of the Nature. And for sure, the place is awesome! The pool is fabulous,... More 

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

Thanks Ali for this great review. We really appreciate your enthusiasm for Mermaid's Secret...and so glad you enjoyed 'finding' the nature here on Dominica I look forward to when you post your holiday photos on your website, which I know will be a while yet as you took so many See you folks again one day I hope Tim More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2015

Talk about a unique experience, Mermaid's Secret Riverside Retreat is all that and so much more! Tim & Sam have created a dream hideaway vacation for anyone enjoying adventure but preferring to sleep in a comfy bed inside a cozy wood cabin in the middle of the jungle surrounded on all sides by rushing water sounds. Our four adult children... More 

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

Thank you for this very kind review Wendy. Having a big family group here is a lot of fun for us too and we did have a great day out to those waterfalls. Next visit you will be looking for even more extreme adventures than Wavine Cyrique :-) Best wishes to everyone Tim More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

My wife and I travel a lot, we rarely stay in places more than 2 nights, here we stayed as long as we could and didn't want to leave. The place is beautiful and the hosts, Tim and Sam, wonderful. You can tell by this and the other reviews the place is perfect and the o my place to stay... More 

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

Thanks for your review Dave. We were glad you extended your stay especially as Doug enjoyed swinging the lamp with a fellow marine engineer :-) Hope all goes well with the rest of your Caribbean adventure Tim More 

Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

We spent 7 beautiful days at the Mermaid's Secret in the Sun Yurt in January. What a beautiful magical place! This was our first time in Dominica Island.Dominica is a lost paradise still not completely blown up by tourists. Mermaid's Secret is located on the East side of the island. It is literally in the middle of the jungle! We... More 

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

Thanks for this kind review. It was a pleasure having you guys stay for the week and we certainly had some fun....no need to even mention the space hopper challenge:-) best wishes for 2015 Tim More 

Kuopio, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

My husband and I booked 3 nights and stayed for 6, indicating that we enjoyed our stay. The location is gorgeous, the hosts make you feel like part of the family. This is a great location for taking in various hikes like Sari Sari Falls, Wavine Cyrique, and Victoria Falls. Tim was a great guide on the Boiling Lake hike.

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

Thanks for the review Rachel. It was nice meeting you both and we are glad you enjoyed our little corner of paradise here at mermaids secret. Best wishes for 2015 Tim More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2015

We stayed by recommendation of friends and were delighted to find everything was exactly as we hoped. Tim and Sam realised a dream with this peaceful spot and you can tell they enjoy it. We learned the following things: - A day not swam in the Mermaid's river pool is a day lost. - The Carib cottage is very, very... More 

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

Thanks for reviewing your stay David. Sorry we couldn't accommodate you for the xmas day hog roast......... please book earlier next time:) Best wishes to you both for 2015 from all of us here at mermaids secret More 

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Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

Amazing!! Can't recommend Mermaids secret enough. Dominica is the most wonderful island that shouldn't be missed. Mermaids secret is the perfect place to stay. Great location, great hosts, clean and comfortable facilities. We had the best time.

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

Thanks for this review folks. We enjoyed having you here and I think 'never say no' Phil will always be fondly remembered for the enthusiasm toward the spacehopper challenge.....better luck next time maybe:) cheers and I hope you enjoyed your continued honeymoon Tim More 

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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 

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Address: Newfoundland Estate, Rosalie, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint David Parish > Rosalie
Price Range: $20 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“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
“For people who like to get off the beaten path”
 of 5 bubbles shelleyw299, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The sun yurt is economical and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles Peeler441, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“We love the yurts as they are true definition of 'glamping' and the closest to the river for a swim...next year we will count the number of steps to the river's edge. Have stayed in the self contained cabins also and have highly recommended them to friends.”
  • Our yurt bedroom on RHS and on LHS bathroom and fully stocked kitchen with our own deck.
 of 5 bubbles 30janea, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Not many rooms. Yurts were fine for us but with a 5 yard walk to private facilities. Didnt worry us but if it does you then cottages maybe better. Bring ear plugs if nature's sounds keep you awake”
 of 5 bubbles peteranthony, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
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