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Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the yellow cabin. It was very clean and comfortable. The next time I stay though, I want to stay in the gypsy wagon! It is so awesome! The property is absolutely breathtaking! You are really submerged into the rain forest and it is so incredibly peaceful! There is a natural pool that has some of the clearest...

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

Thanks Desiree for taking the time to review your stay with us. Please don't feel bad about the chaos you caused in the kitchen by announcing your vegetarianism at the 11th hour.....Sam coped and we all had time for another drink while we waited ;-) It was great meeting you on the lion fish diving trip and of course thanks...

Canton, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most powerful things about Trip Advisor is that a savvy traveler can read thru the body of reviews and get a fairly accurate depiction on the topic of review. With that said, all one has to do is scan the 180 reviews on Mermaids Secret and they will quickly get the lowdown on this property. EVERY SINGLE...

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

We truly value your very kind review Tom. It was great to see you and Wendy again and meet your Son too.....a fine young man in the making I may add. No one leaves the table hungry has always been our motto here. Sam has been feeding me for years and grown accustomed to trying to fill a bottomless pit...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the minute you set foot on this gem in the jungle you know this is a magical place, just as the island that surrounds it. After my first visit I knew I had to come back, and three years later it has not lost any of its magic. Nestled right in the rainforest, there's no better place to come...

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

Thanks for this review Michelle and thanks for coming back to visit Dominica and Mermaids Secret....especially after Tropical Storm Erika stopped you in 2015! Its nice to have feedback from guests revisiting after a few years and to see what differences (and hopefully improvements) they notice. Well you certainly cannot miss our brightly coloured Gypsy style Caravan in our new...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed five nights camping out on our own tent under a tree not too far from the natural pool where we showered twice a day encouraging Boomerang (the dog) to jump in with us, Daphne the canard was sometimes around as well. The vibe at Mermaids was great at all times, Tim and Sam were that helpful they would...

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

Hey Pedro thanks for taking the time to review your stay here at mermaids. Im especially glad you did as it means you survived the boiling lake and free diving course....phew! Was fun having you both here so thanks to coming and pass on my regards to David for recommending us to you guys best wishes and and safe travels...

wyoming
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough good about this wonderful place. Remote, cozy, beautiful location, cool lodging, great food. Incredible location and best swimming hole. And most importantly, amazing hosts. If your going to Dominica... stay here. You won't be sorry.

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

Hi Ed thanks for the kind review. You forgot to mention though ....do not rent a toyota corola! ;-) Glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will meet up state side when my road trip begins cheers Tim

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This was a small eden. We travelled in 4 people and stayed 1 week with Tim and Sam accommodated in the 2 bigger cabins. The garden is very spacious offering unbelievable amount of privacy (this place is most suitable for travellers seeking serenity and real dominican nature, we arrived here after a week in the northern Portsmouth which apart from...

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

Thanks Martin. Glad you folks enjoyed your stay here in the peace and tranquiity the east coast offers. Im sure if you email Sam she will share the recipe for her potato salad :-) take care and hello to everyone from us here in the jungle Tim

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Not at all! 170+ "excellent" reviews say it all. We spent 8 nights, 7 full days, in this idyllic jungle hideaway and enjoyed total relaxation - our thanks to Sam and Tim. We're seniors, not looking to keep moving all day every day and not wishing to hire our own car. 2 days out of 7 in March have been...

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

Thanks for your review guys. Its not often our guests write the review before they have even checked out but we very much appreciate your kind words and enthusiasm. I'm glad we lived up to your expectations after waiting so long to finally get here....Erika really was a troublesome storm. We're looking forward to seeing you both in Winchester this...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were sure we picked a great place, but Sam and Tim and our cabin at Mermaid Secrets exceeded our highest expectations by far. When we arrived, we were greeted by Sam and Tim it was like meeting old friends. We enjoyed the great talks and fun we had while enjoying Sam's great food, we can only recommend you sign...

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

Hi Ines. Thanks so much for this very kind review. We are looking forward to Christmas 2018 when you plan to return again but of course my motorcycling trip this summer to Austria comes before then....see you in Vienna hopefully :-) Great fun having you guys stay and tell Philip that Boomer still likes to be chased around the table....thanks...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a truly stunning hideaway location which gave me a fantastic opportunity to escape modern life and become immersed in nature. Whether it's wild swimming in the river or hiking to the local waterfalls there is plenty to do nearby. Alternatively you can just sit on the lovely terrace and listen to the sounds of nature. Sam and Tim...

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

Hey Lisa thanks for taking time to review your stay with us and Im glad we helped you forget about the world for a week at least. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully your new found love of the jungle will lure you back one day until then Tim

Umea, Sweden
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We spent 4 nights in the exotic moon-jurta at Mermáid´s secret in the middle of the jungle close to Rosalie River. We had a nice kitchen but the meals that Sam made were so nice so we didnt bother to Cook very much. We ate the meals togeteh with the friendly family that runs the place. The best at Mermaid´s...

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

Hi Anna thank you for your review and we appreciate you taking the time to reflect on your stay. It was fun meeting you and hearing of Chris's motorcycling adventures into Norway has inspired another road trip for my bucket list :-) 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: RM65 - RM413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Cabins have ensuite bathrooms, yurts don't.”
elaric, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can choose between cottage or jurta or put up your own tent on the grass.”
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..),”
renee666, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The yurt is one of the most romantic places we've ever styed in.”
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.”
letab2015, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
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