My wife and I stayed in the Carib cabin for five nights at the end of December. Our time at Mermaid's Secret was the most fun we had in Dominica. It was such a relaxing and mellow place to be that we went on fewer day trips than we had planned. The porch of the cabin is a great place to hang out and watch and listen to the rainforest or read. Tim and Sam were very welcoming and accommodating hosts, happy to either help us make plans or just let us do our own thing. And we really enjoyed having dinner with them and relaxing on the deck of the bar over the river. This is a good option, as if you don't feel like cooking for yourself, there aren't many places to eat nearby (even if you do want to cook for yourself, for a decent grocery store you need to go into Roseau; if you want to drive a bit for dinner, Islet View restaurant in Castle Bruce is great). We really enjoyed walking out to Glasse Point, and the hike to Boiling Lake and subsequent visit to Screw's Suplhur Springs was the highlight of our trip to Dominica. The only (slight) downside we found at Mermaid's Secret was actually the neighboring resort (3 Rivers) - they often ran the generator (off at night, though), which sullied the peace a bit, but we couldn't hear it from the porch or the deck over the river. Also, really mind where you park (as others have written). You can park just about anywhere you like on this island, just NOT on their neighbour's road, as we found out (I'm still waiting for the cops that guy promised to send) :)
There's Wifi, however to get it in our cabin we had to do a bit of stretching on the porch (but if you come here, chances are you don't want to be reminded of the outside world, anyways). Oh, a clothes line on the porch would be great.
But really, we loved being here. Did I mention the coconuts Tim got us from his trees?
Also very nice: the drinks at the bar (which is really nice to share the day's adventures) are VERY reasonably priced.
- 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