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Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We were lucky enough to stay in such a lovely retreat, surrounded by wonderful rainforest scenery for the last few days of our Dominican holiday in March, The welcome we received from Tim and Sam was so warm, we immediately relaxed and felt at home. They are amazing hosts and have worked phenomenally hard to create Mermaids Secret. We stayed... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Mermaid secret will offer beautiful scenery and a quiet, peaceful retreat! We just loved it! So if you are looking for a cozy and comfy place to stay, with nature and enjoyable company, well I definitely recommend this retreat which is owned by a wonderful couple Sam and Tim! Tim is always ready to have a chat or go hiking.... More 

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Tortola
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Tim and Sam have created a veritable paradise at Mermaid's Secret on the most beautiful island in the Caribbean. Great hosts, great food, great accommodation and amazing location. If you are going to stay anywhere on Dominica this is the place.

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

Thanks for posting your review Mitch. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again when you return for more of this incredible Island Cheers Tim Sam More 

Tortola
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I have visited Dominica twice now, and both times chose to stay at Mermaid's Secret. The first time I was traveling with a group of friends and Tim and Sam were extremely knowledgable and accommodating in terms of advising on sightseeing and hiking trails. The second time I visited was under different circumstances, because I was traveling with my two-year-old... More 

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

It was really nice to welcome you back Sarah and thanks for posting your review. As one of our first ever guests its good to hear your reaction to how things have changed here over the years. We endevour to evolve and improve so we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us again See you next time when we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We stayed with Tim and Sam for a few days in March 2016. After some travel delayes we finally made it to Dominica and this was our first place we stayed. Mermaid's Secret is truly a little secret - a little paradise in lush green rainforest on east side of the island. You are surrounded by nature and it feels... More 

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Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us here at Mermaid's Secret. It was a shame you were delayed but you still managed to see most of what we have to offer here on the East coast, and fit in a quick hike to the boiling lake;-) We look forward to your return... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Definitely stay here when visiting Dominica! Mermaid’s Secret is fantastic; we can’t praise it highly enough. Owners Tim and Sam are incredibly helpful with excellent local knowledge and advice for day trips and getting around. We arrived on Easter Monday and couldn't pick up supplies, so Tim offered to make us lunch. We were also offered lifts to Roseau, snorkels,... More 

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Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your very kind review Carly. We enjoyed having you guys stay and are pleased you had a nice time. It really was our pleasure to welcome you here. The boiling lake was a nice day out and at last thanks to you and William I now know some names of those weird and wonderful coloured rocks in the... More 

Albany, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

After booking a stay with Sam and Tim to arrive when 'Erica' did, we re-booked our trip and made it down. What a fantastic experience. Sam and Tim were great. We were greeted and treated like family. The Carib cabin was immaculate and comfortable. The atmosphere was relaxing and the grounds of their property were amazing. We had dinner and... More 

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Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Nik. It was lovely meeting you guys eventually so thanks for your determination to make it to Dominica and enjoy a stay with us here in the jungle. I'm glad you thought it was worth the trouble :-) Veronica's video of your spacehopper challenge is a classic. Well deserved Mermaid's secret cocktail prize winners! Cheers Tim More 

Nashville, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Paradise survived Erika! We returned to check on the bar and re-stack the stones, but most of all to see the people. Their resilience shines through. We don't usually return to resorts but this is a Paradise in the rainforest. Friendly people, hiking, gardens lush with flowers, banana trees, birds and butterflies. The darkness, alive with things that chirp in... More 

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Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks again Leta for your review and of course coming back for a second stay. It is always nice to welcome back previous guests especially when they like to help fix up our path down to the Mermaid's pool:-) best wishes from us all Tim Sam More 

York, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for 7 nights in early February in the Carnival cabin. We had read the 5 star reviews but we found the reality to be even more welcoming, friendly and peaceful than we had anticipated. The cabin is comfortable with a simply equipped kitchen where you can prepare meals if you wish. We used it... More 

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Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks Ruth for posting this very kind review. We are glad you guys enjoyed your stay with us and you certainly had a full Dominica experience with a good mix of nature and culture. J'Ouvert was great fun and we plan to go again next year so if you fancy another 0215 alarm you know where to come:-) Best wishes... More 

St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This was our second time to Dominica. We had initially thought we were going to camp. This of course we soon realized was a big mistake. Lucky enough Tim had a cabin available and we jumped on it . So for a couple of nights we got to enjoy hearing the rain on our roof instead of our tent and... More 

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Stan0, Owner at Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review Shelly. Glad you enjoyed your stay which was certainly enhanced by choosing a cabin over your tent ;-) Safe to say it hasn't been the driest dry season! Hopefully see you on your third visit Best wishes from us all Tim More 

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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 

Additional Information about Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat

Address: Newfoundland Estate, Rosalie, Dominica
Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint David Parish > Rosalie
Price Range: $15 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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