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Papillote Tropical Gardens

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A hidden gem

I highly recommend this privately-owned tropical garden deep in the Dominica rain forest. We... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2018
Austin, Texas
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Worth a visit

We arrived in Rosaeu , off a P and O cruise , we wanted to go to Papillote gardens ,we asked at... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
paul w
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Wander through the Papillote Tropical Gardens. Flowering jade vines of an unbelievable shade of blue, huge pink or red ginger blossoms, aroids, begonias, bromeliads,ferns, indigenous orchids and heliconias form sumptuous compositions to tempt...more
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Trafalgar Falls Road, Roseau 00109, Dominica
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Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

We got off the cruise ship with this destination in mind, after reading the reviews it sounded just what we wanted. This attraction was devastated by the hurricane, and is CLOSED. Under construction. We only stayed off the ship for 1 hour. Very poor and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this privately-owned tropical garden deep in the Dominica rain forest. We arrived at Dominica by cruise ship and entered the Visitor Center to ask for them to arrange a private taxi. The cost was US$80 for the two of us. It would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We arrived in Rosaeu , off a P and O cruise , we wanted to go to Papillote gardens ,we asked at information centre , they told us where to catch the local bus , it was waiting there for people to arrive , we...More

Date of experience: November 2016
5  Thank paul w
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch at the restaurant then took a walk around the gardens. They're excellent. Lots to see. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
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hannaclara, Owner at Papillote Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for the feedback and and happy that you enjoyed your experience

Reviewed 25 June 2017

I very seldom give an excellent rating but this one gets it hands down. For avid gardeners, the exotic plants in this nature paradise blows you away. Whilst you visit, try one of its natural sulphur baths. Definitely worth a visit. If you are staying...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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hannaclara, Owner at Papillote Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thanks for the energizing review which stimulates us to do more and be better

Reviewed 14 June 2017

one of the most sublime experiences of my life - sitting in a sulfur spring pool overlooking the natural waterfall sipping a coconut cream rum punch. if there is a heaven, this must surely be one of its gateways.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I would say the gardens here are better than the botanical gardens. A small fee, I think $5USD to take this 15minute walk, or however long you choose, to see an unbelievable array of a vast variety of tropical flowers. Some I'm sure are quite...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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hannaclara, Owner at Papillote Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear Alicia D.. Thanks for your review of Papillote Gardens. It encourages us to do more and become even better. We are so happy to present a wonderful experience for explorers of Dominica

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Ther is so much to see and a professional guide makes all the difference. There are also hot pools in which you can have a dip and a good, shady restaurant overdoing the gardens. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank af5940
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is on for the bucket list. In the book 1000 places to go before you die. It is an absolutely beautiful place. Started by an American woman years ago. Rebuilt after Hurricane Erika. You can do a tour which I highly recommend. So much...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank judie210
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The owner and creator, Anne, has made an incredible garden surrounding her hotel and restaurant. Almost all of the species to be found on Dominica are here, as well as hot pools and a delightful and attentive staff.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Response from hannaclara | Property representative |
The Trafalgar Falls are about a 15 minute walk from Papillote and a Government site pass of $US5 is required. Papillote has 2 waterfalls on premises and this is included in the Interlude package We do have a changing room... More