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Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat

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Newfoundland Estate, Rosalie, Dominica
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Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband & I stayed at Mermaid secret for 3 nights this June. The Yurt, where we stayed was super comfortable; unique & surprisingly big. The setting was outstanding - the river pools provide tranquil relaxation in the middle of the rainforest & there are jungle treks that you can do right from the site. However, what made our stay,... More

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new orleans
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We traveled from New Orleans, in the end of May with a group of 8 adults and 2 small children (1 and 5) and spent the first half of our 10 day vacation at Mermaid's Secret. Although I had done my research and read a whole book about Dominica, we were quite anxious about what to expect. Well, that anxiety... More

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

Thank you Jamie for this very kind review. It was great having you all here, certainly our biggest ever group booking! Anyway I have to say that of course I'm not the 'talker' as you describe me but I certainly am the 'gas bag'! :) All the best to everyone Tim More

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My wife, 9-year-old son and I stayed at Mermaid's Secret during the second leg of a 10-day trip to Dominica this April. The stellar Trip Advisor reviews were the main reason we chose the place -- well, that and the pictures of the crystal-clear pool -- and we certainly weren't misled. We stayed in the Carib Cabin, which is a... More

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

Thanks Michael for taking the time to review your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and certainly agree that our 'road' is an adventure compared to what you are used to but as Dominica is not for the faint hearted you managed very well. The busy roads in NYC will seem boring now:) More

Greenville, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Just got back from 5 days at Mermaids Secret for a second time in Six months. What can I say that I did not say already in my previous post ? Well I could not on the first post say without a doubt that the second time was better than the first. And I am saying that today in this... More

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

Thanks Keith and Tina for staying with us again and of course writing another review! It was great to have you guys back and we certainly did get more chance to 'hang out' this visit as you were the only ones here:) Glad you mentioned the turtles(thanks to the Rosalie Resort for allowing us easy access to the beach) as... More

Derby
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

If you like me have read trip advisor reviews in the past and wondered, "Should I go there?" then read on... This destination was without doubt the best of what the Caribbean has to offer. Beautiful days spent walking in the rain forest or hiking to a spectacular waterfall, snorkelling in the blue water or lounging in the river, all... More

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

Thanks for this kind review. We are pleased you had a nice time here with us and we really appreciate your enthusiasm in helping us make 'the movie'. Certainly an unexpected adventure for you guys and I can see it catching on as a 'tour'! (for confused readers check our mermaids secret youtube page for the movie 'Animals Assemble and... More

Canton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The island of Dominica is raw,rugged and an adventure seekers dream! You could spend weeks exploring the island and not even touch the many gems on this island. However (hands down) the best lodging on the island is this jewel called Mermaids Secret! As many have said, the property is nestled dead smack in a rain forest, sits rest next... More

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

Wow what can I say to this review Tom? Thanks so much for your kind words and we certainly felt we waved goodbye to good friends when you headed back home. Our many wonderful guests like you guys really do make our job easy though. We simply enjoy meeting and getting to know everyone while they are here and try... More

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Hearing about this place through friends, I knew it was going to be great. However it exceeded my expectations! It was absolutely beautiful. Surrounded by jungle next to a river and with it's own beautiful natural pool Mermaid's Secret offers exceptionally comfortable and well equipped cabins and a yurt. The Mermaid's bar is a lovely hangout with a large veranda... More

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

Thank you for this kind review. I'm pleased your friends had heard about us and you took up their recommendation and came to stay. Hopefully they will also get the chance to explore this wonderful Island one day More

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed here last month for 5 nights, it was a return for me, but my girlfriends first visit. I knew that Tim and Sam would have been working hard in the intervening years but the transformation from beautiful spot with potential to the present set up was hard to believe. The cabins are little spots of luxury and the... More

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

Thanks for this review Rog. It was great to welcome you back and show you the changes we have made over the last 5 yrs. You were our first visitor back in the day. There is still more to do of course! More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We spent 4 nights at Mermaid's secret and we definitely have to say it is one of the best, if it is not THE best place on the island that we've been to. The surroundings make you experience the real jungle that you normally only see in the movies, and the cottages are so well done, you feel confortable and... More

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

Hey Meryl, thanks for this kind review. We enjoyed you being here and it was a nice surprise you came back later on to camp once your boyfriend had gone back to Switzerland. I guess its safe to say you enjoyed it here too! I hope you still remember the actions to the pirate song:) More

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Would first like to thank Trip Advisor for helping us make the decision to stay at the Mermaid's Secret Riverside retreat. From all the positive feedback we knew we were in for a treat. We stayed in the Orange Cottage which was so comfortable and clean. The cottage was built by Tim and his family. You could tell he built... More

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

Thanks for this lovely review Kal. We had fun with you guys here so we are looking forward to meeting the rest of your family on your next trip. Glad we made your time with us so enjoyable. More

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Address: Newfoundland Estate, Rosalie, Dominica
Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint David Parish > Rosalie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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