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Papillote Tropical Gardens

Address: Trafalgar Falls Road | Box 2287, Roseau 811, Dominica
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Ranked #10 of 97 things to do in Roseau
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Wander through the Papillote Tropical Gardens. Flowering jade vines of an unbelievable shade of...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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 artists, botanists, gardeners and photographers. Frogs and other creatures live contentedly with 30 kinds of bird and 19 species of butterfly amongst hot and cold waterfalls and soothing hot mineral pools.
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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My sister and I visited the gardens and they were spectacular! We purchased the interlude package which included a guided walk of the garden, a fabulous local lunch and then the use of their hot mineral pools and waterfall. I could easily spend more time there because it is just so beautiful and relaxing. I even saw some different hummingbirds... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was an incredible placate go with our kids. Our 3 year old son played in the hot/cold pools all day. This was the perfect place to stay for a couple of days after the busyness of sight seeing. We didn't need leave here. We were able to completely relax and unwind while taking in the complete serenity of this... More 

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The gardens are nice, but we did not really see anything new that we hadn't already seen during our various rainforest hikes. However, we arrived in the early afternoon, and there were no other people there, so we had the entire place to ourselves. We used the pools at the bottom of the garden, where there is a cold pool... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

perfect,not much more can be said.Sit under a beautiful waterfall then into a hot volcanic bath.Listen to tree frogs and breath pure air.Its wonderfull.Trafalgar falls is a short walk away

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Edison, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Visited the week of Christmas, 2014, while on a family cruise. The weather was spotty when we first arrived and I am very glad we decided to stay. You're in the rainforest, afterall, a few sprinkles didn't matter. The manager, Marcel, gave us a tour of the gardens, stopping many times along the way to talk about the plants, giving... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
41 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I loved the seting of restaurant - encircled by the garden, with open space, fresh even in the hot day... The food (probably local) was plenty and tasteful. I loved the soup nd fish was awesom.

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is simply THE most beautiful place I have ever seen. The diversity of life here will astound you into silence as Marcel tells you every detail of each and every plant that he cares for. He is so knowledgeable in the many uses and origins of all of them that one can't help but think he is the very... More 

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garland, tx
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98 reviews 98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Wow, what can I say. The people that work here are exceptional! From the time I first emailed them until we left 5 star treatment. After I emailed they offered to secure a taxi (Big Mama) who was waiting at the pier when we arrived. After a 15 minute taxi ride we arrived at Nirvana. Our guide Marcel was an... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The gardens give me the feeling of an eccentric 19th century British nobleman's project on the island. It's lovely! The place has a patina to it that only comes with many, many years of sitting in the tropical sun and rain, and I like that. It turns out that the founder and developer of the garden is still living on... More 

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St. Kitts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Well worth the trouble to find as the gardens here are truly exceptional. I found many hummingbirds here, with exotic lizards, beautiful flowering plants and hot mineral springs.

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