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New Mexico
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We keep returning to Mermaid's Secret because a) it is the ideal location for exploring the Southeastern part of Dominica, with its spectacular hikes like the Chemin Letang and Wavine Cyrique, b) it's such a lovely, comfortable home away from home, with its comfy deck by the river, natural pool, and home-cooked meals to look forward to at the end...

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

Thanks again Katrin for: a) returning again to Mermaids Secret and b) posting another great review and c) being such great fun at our parties next new year has under water fireworks remember ;-) See you then Cheers Tim

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 8 January 2017

What can I say about Mermaid’s Secret? It’s fabulous in every way. You couldn’t have better hosts than Sam and Tim who provided one of the best and memorable vacations we’ve had. They were attentive in every way while making it all seem easy. Their relaxed and friendly nature felt like home (actually better than “home” as we never had...

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

Hi Ed and Lavinia Thanks for your kind review of Mermaid's Secret. We equally enjoyed having you guys stay so certainly look forward to your return. Hopefully your flights will be a bit more punctual next time! Getting here is half the fun :-) Thanks again Tim

Reviewed 7 December 2016

We spent a couple of nights here as part of our honeymoon and what a couple of days we had. The setup is stunning and a testament to all the hard work that has gone into creating it. Tim & Sam were superb hosts; we had wonderful meals prepared for us and great tips about things to go and do...

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

Hi Nicole, thanks for posting your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here despite us suffering from the flue! It was nice to hear you didn't also suffer from it after you headed home. We all better now :-) Cheers Tim

Wales
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We were lucky enough to stay in such a lovely retreat, surrounded by wonderful rainforest scenery for the last few days of our Dominican holiday in March, The welcome we received from Tim and Sam was so warm, we immediately relaxed and felt at home. They are amazing hosts and have worked phenomenally hard to create Mermaids Secret. We stayed...

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

Thanks for writing this review Gillian. I hope after the tranquillity you enjoyed in Dominica your house move was not to stressful. Best wishes Tim Sam

Calgary
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Mermaid secret will offer beautiful scenery and a quiet, peaceful retreat! We just loved it! So if you are looking for a cozy and comfy place to stay, with nature and enjoyable company, well I definitely recommend this retreat which is owned by a wonderful couple Sam and Tim! Tim is always ready to have a chat or go hiking....

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

Thanks for writing this kind review Fabienne. We enjoyed having you stay as our last guests of the season so thanks for squeezing us in during your visit to the Caribbean. Sam is now fearless in the kitchen having conquered the vegan challenge ;-)

Tortola
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Tim and Sam have created a veritable paradise at Mermaid's Secret on the most beautiful island in the Caribbean. Great hosts, great food, great accommodation and amazing location. If you are going to stay anywhere on Dominica this is the place.

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

Thanks for posting your review Mitch. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again when you return for more of this incredible Island Cheers Tim Sam

Tortola
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I have visited Dominica twice now, and both times chose to stay at Mermaid's Secret. The first time I was traveling with a group of friends and Tim and Sam were extremely knowledgable and accommodating in terms of advising on sightseeing and hiking trails. The second time I visited was under different circumstances, because I was traveling with my two-year-old...

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

It was really nice to welcome you back Sarah and thanks for posting your review. As one of our first ever guests its good to hear your reaction to how things have changed here over the years. We endevour to evolve and improve so we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us again See you next time when we...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stayed with Tim and Sam for a few days in March 2016. After some travel delayes we finally made it to Dominica and this was our first place we stayed. Mermaid's Secret is truly a little secret - a little paradise in lush green rainforest on east side of the island. You are surrounded by nature and it feels...

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

Thank you for posting this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us here at Mermaid's Secret. It was a shame you were delayed but you still managed to see most of what we have to offer here on the East coast, and fit in a quick hike to the boiling lake;-) We look forward to your return...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Definitely stay here when visiting Dominica! Mermaid’s Secret is fantastic; we can’t praise it highly enough. Owners Tim and Sam are incredibly helpful with excellent local knowledge and advice for day trips and getting around. We arrived on Easter Monday and couldn't pick up supplies, so Tim offered to make us lunch. We were also offered lifts to Roseau, snorkels,...

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Thanks for your very kind review Carly. We enjoyed having you guys stay and are pleased you had a nice time. It really was our pleasure to welcome you here. The boiling lake was a nice day out and at last thanks to you and William I now know some names of those weird and wonderful coloured rocks in the...

Albany, New York
Reviewed 25 March 2016

After booking a stay with Sam and Tim to arrive when 'Erica' did, we re-booked our trip and made it down. What a fantastic experience. Sam and Tim were great. We were greeted and treated like family. The Carib cabin was immaculate and comfortable. The atmosphere was relaxing and the grounds of their property were amazing. We had dinner and...

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

Thanks for your review Nik. It was lovely meeting you guys eventually so thanks for your determination to make it to Dominica and enjoy a stay with us here in the jungle. I'm glad you thought it was worth the trouble :-) Veronica's video of your spacehopper challenge is a classic. Well deserved Mermaid's secret cocktail prize winners! Cheers Tim

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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: ₹ 982 - ₹ 6,220 (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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