We stayed at Mermaid's Secret for four nights of our honeymoon, and the whole experience was so wonderful that we knew we had to come back – and when we had difficulties with some other accommodation towards the end of our trip, we were lucky enough to be able to! Tim and Sam are incredibly welcoming and great fun, and often went way beyond the call of duty to make sure we had a great time. They offered brilliant advice about what to do, where to go and how to get around (crucial for us as we had no car), even before we set off, which made the planning so much easier.
The site itself is gorgeous, set in the most lush and beautiful part of the island and close to the coastline too – it's hard to think of a more idyllic setting. Our yellow cabin was lovely, with polished wooden floors and natural touches like driftwood door-handles and rocky flooring in the bathroom. There are so many varied walks to do right from the cabin door, and we looked forward to relaxing by swimming in the beautifully clear pool on our return from hiking each day. This was followed by either cooking for ourselves in our cabin, or sharing in one of Sam's delicious feasts on the riverside deck, topped off with drinks and brilliant company.
We loved Dominica, and this was in a large part down to Tim and Sam sharing their knowledge of how best to enjoy it with an independent spirit. All in all, we can't recommend Mermaid's Secret highly enough, and we urge everyone to go – just as long as you don't book the place up when we get the opportunity to return...!
- 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