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Roots Jungle Retreat

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1st St | Concord, Marigot, Dominica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to our stay in Roots Jungle Retreat after visiting the website with nicepcitures and stories of a chef trained in Uruguay and Argentina and his clay oven. The pictures at the site don't resemble the reality unfortunately.. The way to the resort is bumpy, but nice if you have a 4x4: you really feel like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Jungle Roots was amazing- peace, quiet, great hosts and tropical forest around. Comfortable, good food and friendly cat and dog :) Recommend everyone who loves forests, this place is in the heart of wild Dominica and it's 'hard-to-forget' experience. And no mosquitoes;) We loved it! Agnieszka

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had a lovely time at Roots Jungle Retreat! The meals were excellent, the staff were the best, and the setting couldn't be beat! It was so peaceful--a true retreat. We felt safe and comfortable. That being said, the road up to Roots is for the hardiest of drivers, but we did get used to it by the end of... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We spent 4 nights at Roots and we just wished we could have stayed longer… It’s simple Paradise! People were right when describing Roots as a place to reconnect with your inner self. Every day we spent was a perfect combination of adventurous hiking’s and time to relax and enjoy nature. We drove ourselves to the retreat and the scenery... More 

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Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The final bill for two nights was much more than expected. An additional 10% was added on everything and although the cabin accommodated 5 we were charged extra for 3 in our group. Not having the owner on site made it difficult to challenge the costs. The staff were pleasant but with no authority to make decisions on price. Our... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had a nice time but it was so much more expensive than everywhere else we stayed in dominica....it was really REALLY overpriced. We stayed in lovely, luxurious waterfront hotels, other rural b and bs and this was by far most expensive place we stayed. Think you could find similar for a lot less. Also, the dinner they provided was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed at Roots Jungle Retreat 4 nights in the beginning of January. Our plan was to relax, and for that purpose it was the perfect place. It was completely offline, no internet, and only on and off cell coverage. We had the Arawan cabin, and spent a lot of time just relaxing in the big hammock on the porch,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Roots was definitely an interesting experience. If you plan on staying at Roots make sure you either have a 4-wheel drive vehicle or are taking a taxi service with 4-wheel drive. It is about 25-30 minutes drive from Marigot straight into the jungle on a rugged road. The location of Roots is wonderful, its beautiful rain forest with lots of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We are just back from Dominica where we spent 3 nights with Roots. I would rate myself as an adventure visitor and like many was lured by the idea of a remotely located Eco friendly lodge. However we (4 of us) could not have been more disappointed. It is located in the jungle so everyday we had to spend 30... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It's been an interesting process, thinking about how to write this particular review. Roots is... some combination of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. This place is in the jungle. Really. In. The. Jungle. This is a wonderful and disquieting, all at the same time. The room we stayed in was spacious, clean, simple and,... More 

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