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UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT SINCE APRIL 2013. Manicou River is a collection of hand-crafted wooden cottages perched on the mountainside high above Douglas Bay and the Cabrits National Park on the beautiful, pristine island of Dominica. Our view is one of the best on the island, taking in mountains, the Caribbean Sea and the small town of Portsmouth below. We offer a simple, relaxing, nature experience with just the right touches of luxury.
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We spent two weeks in Dominica, the first of which was spent in Manicou River, at the northwest tip of the island near Portsmouth and our stay there was the highlight of the trip. As the other reviews state, Manicou River is not the easiest...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Ian K
Reviewed 28 June 2017

What an incredible experience! Every photo you see here is accurate, but still does not do Manicou River justice! It is absolutely beautiful and truly a "once-in-a-lifetime" experience. You will have little frogs, lizards, and birds milling about and will hear the life of the...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Lizzie B
Response from Manicou_River, Owner at Manicou RiverResponded 30 June 2017

Hi Lizzie, Thanks so much for the great review. This level of detail really helps others to understand the Manicou River experience. To clarify regarding breakfast, we do serve both full and continental breakfast. The reason it's not included in the standard rate is because...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Ten fantastic days exploring Portsmouth and surrounding areas. Manicou River was a great location to do this from but the real winner for us was the free "million dollar" views from the bungalows. Every morning, every day, every evening and even in the middle of...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank Simon T
Reviewed 18 April 2017

On the northwest coast of the island, Manicou River was a bit of a splurge (cottages are $220-$265/nt with a 3-night minimum), but for the last leg of our trip, we knew we wanted to treat ourselves. Like many Dominican destinations, arrival at Manicou is...More

Date of stay: January 2017
1  Thank tesiab
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nothing substantiates Dominica’s renown as “The Nature Island” better than the Manicou River boutique eco-lodge. We stayed there recently, our second visit, and enjoyed it just as much this time as last, which is to say enormously. The rooms are beautifully appointed in a natural...More

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank Lolabella48
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AJDirt
2 January 2017|
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Response from Manicou_River | Property representative |
Hi Angela, Actually NYC is one of the easiest start-points for getting to Dominica. Have you looked at Jet Blue via San Juan or St Lucia or AA via San Jan? Also check out Norwegian Airlines. They have very cheap fairs to... More
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FloridagirlT
15 November 2016|
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Response from Manicou_River | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for the inquiry. Our cottages are all open-fronted, which means they have no closed wall on the side facing the view. So, no, none of them have air conditioning. Just cool mountain breeze.
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"Talk/email with the owners they'll give you honest advice"
459simont
24 Apr. 2017
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"Book well ahead of your trip and contact Manicou River directly."
Lolabella48
9 Apr. 2017
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"We preferred bottom 2 cottages because they are more open. Top cottage has lattice wall to separate main..."
AJDirt
6 Feb. 2017
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"Rent a car that can handle the dominican roads!"
500freyah
19 Nov. 2016
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