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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Through word of mouth from friends who have stayed here and after reading the tripadvisor reviews, we settled on Mermaid’s Secret for our honeymoon. We are so glad we did because it has given us happy memories that will last a lifetime. The hosts Sam & Tim are the most welcoming people and made sure we wanted for nothing during...

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

Thanks for this great review folks. Thankfully you got to hear about us and chose to spend your honeymoon here as we enjoyed your visit as much as you I'm sure. The 'De'Burginator' has pride of place at the mermaids tale and as yet no one has 'named that tune' :-)

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 17 March 2015

A beautiful piece of property with rushing river, hikes and natural swimming holes all within walking distance. Tim and Sam are gracious hosts - providing useful tips and delicious home cooked meals. They even supplied us with groceries ahead of arrival for our own private kitchen! They provided us with useful tips and introduced us to local tour guides. They...

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Of course we are always glad to read that our guests feel they are part of our family while here at mermaid's secret. It has been a pleasure to meet so many lovely people and make them feel welcome.

Millburn, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Three of us (a couple and our college age daughter) stayed in Mermaid's Secret for 6 nights. We are extremely happy that we have chosen this retreat. The cabin was very comfortable and clean, immersed in nature environment. The Mermaid's natural pool exceeded our expectations. The best part of our experience were our hosts, Tim and Sam, who were very...

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

Thank you for this informative review Alex. It was very enjoyable having you and your family stay with us and we are glad you had such a nice time. We had a great day out to the boiling lake and as I always say, half the fun is getting there so the longer it takes the more fun you can...

St. Croix
Reviewed 10 March 2015

My wife and I came back to Dominica for the second year in a row last June to stay at Mermaid's Secrete and enjoy the amazing beauty of the Nature Island. We have had such a great time that we just booked our third stay and we can't wait to get back to Dominica and unwind by the river. This...

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

Thanks Aaron for posting this review. We are looking forward to your return in a few months especially as I get to take you to the test cricket...a game Americans know well!!. Don't worry I will explain evrything, including 'silly mid on'! Best wishes to you both.....nope I mean you all! Tim

Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed here during the christmas holidays. A friendly, fun and unique place to stay at. Tim and Sam are the best and kindest hosts. And the riverpool is a great experience, loved going there for a swim. Don't miss a stop at mermaids secret if you are on Dominica.

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

Thanks for this kind review Charlote. We had a good time over christmas with you guys here. I'm still amazed by the coincidence that you had met one of our other guests a few years earlier in NYC of all places! Its a small world and thankfully we live in a very nice part of it :-) Best wishes Tim

Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Reviewed 7 March 2015

A wonderful tropical paradise! Tim and Sam are the secret – they are warm, funny and generous. They made our trip. Food was delicious. One of our favourite vacations. We spent two nights in the yurt and 6 nights in the cabin. Both were very enjoyable – Mermaid’s Secret is a lovey property. Going for a swim in the river...

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

Thanks for this great review Greg. We had fun with you guys here. We are very lucky to meet so many lovely people it makes our job easy! It will be our pleasure to welcome you back for turtle season. Since your visit I have been developing some 'hike dominica' safety gear for you to trial when you return. Check...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 March 2015

We spent three nights in the Moon Yurt, watching a half moon creep across the sky as rain showers passed and the sounds of the river and the rainforest night intermingled. But what makes Mermaid's Secret great is not the lodging, nor the great swimming hole on the property, but the hosts: Tim and Sam. With family style meals, a...

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

Thanks for the lovely review folks. I think you heard my full repertoire of stories....and I only had 3 nights to fit them all in! All the very best from us all here in the jungle and hopefully we will get to colorado one day Tim

Reviewed 23 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...

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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

Stroud, United Kingdom
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...

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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

New Mexico
Reviewed 21 February 2015

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...

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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

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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: ₹ 1,006 - ₹ 6,372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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