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Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Mermaid’s Secret during our first visit to Dominica five years ago (we were their first ever guests!), and returned for our second visit in December 2016. We almost never return to a place we’ve already been to, opting to go somewhere new instead, but Dominica and Mermaid’s Secret is a special exception. The best way to sum...

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited Mermaid's Secret for a few days 3 years ago on our travels along the Caribbean, we felt that Dominica is a place worth revisiting for its great hikes, beautiful nature and unspoilt, untouristy vibe. Where we would stay was easy. Mermaid's Secret, run by Tim and Sam, is a welcoming and beautiful riverside place. The 2 cabins are...

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New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

We keep returning to Mermaid's Secret because a) it is the ideal location for exploring the Southeastern part of Dominica, with its spectacular hikes like the Chemin Letang and Wavine Cyrique, b) it's such a lovely, comfortable home away from home, with its comfy deck by the river, natural pool, and home-cooked meals to look forward to at the end...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about Mermaid’s Secret? It’s fabulous in every way. You couldn’t have better hosts than Sam and Tim who provided one of the best and memorable vacations we’ve had. They were attentive in every way while making it all seem easy. Their relaxed and friendly nature felt like home (actually better than “home” as we never had...

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

Hi Ed and Lavinia Thanks for your kind review of Mermaid's Secret. We equally enjoyed having you guys stay so certainly look forward to your return. Hopefully your flights will be a bit more punctual next time! Getting here is half the fun :-) Thanks again Tim

Reviewed December 7, 2016

We spent a couple of nights here as part of our honeymoon and what a couple of days we had. The setup is stunning and a testament to all the hard work that has gone into creating it. Tim & Sam were superb hosts; we had wonderful meals prepared for us and great tips about things to go and do...

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

Hi Nicole, thanks for posting your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here despite us suffering from the flue! It was nice to hear you didn't also suffer from it after you headed home. We all better now :-) Cheers Tim

Wales
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...

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

Thanks for writing this review Gillian. I hope after the tranquillity you enjoyed in Dominica your house move was not to stressful. Best wishes Tim Sam

Calgary
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....

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

Thanks for writing this kind review Fabienne. We enjoyed having you stay as our last guests of the season so thanks for squeezing us in during your visit to the Caribbean. Sam is now fearless in the kitchen having conquered the vegan challenge ;-)

Tortola
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

Tortola
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...

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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...

London, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

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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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“The yurt is one of the most romantic places we've ever styed in.”
 of 5 bubbles katlgoingplaces, 1 week ago | Read review
“The cabins and yurts are all great. If you're looking for a unique experience try one of the yurts.”
 of 5 bubbles letab2015, Mar 18, 2016 | Read review
“For people who like to get off the beaten path”
 of 5 bubbles shelleyw299, Feb 21, 2016 | Read review
“The sun yurt is economical and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles Peeler441, May 11, 2015 | Read review
“We love the yurts as they are true definition of 'glamping' and the closest to the river for a swim...next year we will count the number of steps to the river's edge. Have stayed in the self contained cabins also and have highly recommended them to friends.”
  • Our yurt bedroom on RHS and on LHS bathroom and fully stocked kitchen with our own deck.
 of 5 bubbles 30janea, Apr 20, 2015 | Read review
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