We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (254)
Filter reviews
254 results
Traveller rating
202
31
13
4
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
202
31
13
4
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviews boiling lake trafalgar falls communal table hot springs breakfast and dinner boeri lake mosquito net iris forest chorus insects
Filter
Updating list...
2 - 7 of 254 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We loved our stay here. It was the perfect romantic setting to get engaged! Liz and Richard were very attentive to our interests and helped us to plan the perfect day trips, places to eat, and arranged for us to have a great guide up to Boiling Lake. Kathleen was a blast and a great cook in the morning for breakfast. Cocoa Cottage is private, beautiful, and relaxing. We are looking to come back with our kids and rent the tree house in the future. We absolutely loved Cocoa Cottage and would highly recommend this as a great place to stay in Dominica.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank malati10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We stayed here for 4 nights as part of a walking trip. A beautiful place surrounded by forest so we were serenaded by a chorus of bird song, frog croaks and insect chirrups. The room was very pretty,quirky and comfortable (and at this time of year no mosquito net was needed). Iris and her wonderful staff are very helpful and attentive. Breakfast and dinner is served around a communal table in an outside dining room and all the food was freshly prepared and local and there was no issue dealing with dietary needs. Its a great base for exploring Boiling Lake, Boeri Lake, Trafalgar Falls and the Hot Springs

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
1  Thank JKandMS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Just getting to Cocoa Cottages was an adventure, as it was our first day of driving the crazy Dominica roads, and the road we were pretty sure we needed to take to get there, was blocked off with a wooden barricade. It turns out, there had been a mudslide the day before and a good portion of the road was pretty much gone. But as things go in Dominica, a local saw us standing there trying to figure out what to do, calmly told us about the mudslide (it’s a fairly common occurrence) and told us about an alternate route. Upon arrival, we were greeted by one of the owners, Iris, who took pity on us when we admitted we weren’t ready to take on the unfamiliar roads in the dark, and agreed to make us dinner even though we hadn’t made a reservation (Cocoa is a very small resort, so they typically only provide meals if it has been arranged in advance). We immediately knew we were in good hands.

We were a teeny bit nervous going into this situation, in that we knew we were renting an open air treehouse, in the rainforest, with six of us sharing one bathroom, with no walls. But the treehouse exceeded our expectations in every way. Magically, even though there are mosquito nets on the beds, we didn’t see a single one and ended up not even using the nets. We fell asleep each night and woke each morning to a symphony of jungle sounds - everyone agreeing it was the best sleep we’ve ever had. We actually recorded several minutes of the night sounds on John’s phone, and play it on a loop to fall asleep to every night since we’ve been home (LINK to iTunes?). The beds were all super comfy and we really couldn’t have been any happier with our Swiss Family Robinson-esque glamping experience.

The treehouse, in addition to the other cottages/rooms, are all decorated with an artist’s eye, utilizing local materials. The communal dining area is a lovely open air kitchen, and while the treehouse does have its own kitchen, we only ended up cooking one meal for ourselves, opting instead to enjoy the tasty breakfasts and dinners cooked by Iris and her crew. Breakfasts are $15/pp and the ginger coconut jam/spread is AMAZING. Dinners are $35/pp (Iris gave us a break on the kids, which was much appreciated) and were a delicious array of local organically grown veggies and fresh seafood or meat, plus dessert. All meals are served at a large round table, allowing for a nice bit of socializing with the other guests who quickly became friends.

Iris was a wealth of information for the best local hikes, dive shops, beaches and any other activities you could want in the area. Right next door to Cocoa Cottages is the base camp for Extreme Dominica, which is THE BEST canyoning experience on the island and not to be missed.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank tesiab
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this hotel which although on the road felt like being in the middle of the rainforest. Breakfast and dinner are taken at the large round tables in the outdoor kitchen/dining room and we were joined by the owner Iris on our first night and Barani ( hope that's correct spelling) who cooked our meal on the second night. Both experiences were delightful with lots of local information.
The rooms are very individual with many interesting paintings and objects and of course they produce their own chocolate which is delicious.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Gary P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This small group of rooms located around a communal eating area is surrounded by fabulous vegetation and very noisy frogs! The windows are all open ( no glass or mosquito nets) so you certainly feel as if you are living in the middle of the rain forest. The welcome is warm and friendly and the food is good. The home made chocolate is excellent, but very expensive at 10 US dollars for a very small bar. There are some wonderful walks nearby, including a long trek to the boiling lake, but also gentler options to beautiful gardens, waterfalls and the nearby capital, Roseau, which is a bus ride away.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank af5940
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews