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Kralendijk, Bonaire
Reviewed July 11, 2013

What a great 14 days stay had we at Roots!! We are very glad that we choosed Roots for our stay in Dominica.. We had the smallest cabin.. It was a cozy cabin with a good and clean bed and a nice shower. We preferred to sleep with al the wooden ''windows'' open and felled in sleep with the ''sound...

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RootsJungleRetreat, Manager at Roots Jungle Retreat, responded to this review

The tranquility out here is quite amazing, and we're glad you were able to enjoy being surrounded by nature! Thanks for staying with us, we hope to see you again in the future!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you are going to stay here, you probably know what you're getting into. It's in the middle of the jungle. The location is very remote, the road/driveway is 1-2 miles long off the main road and a little hard to navigate (my small SUV scraped a few times) so you definitely need the 4wd. It's no 5 star hotel...

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RootsJungleRetreat, Manager at Roots Jungle Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us, we hope to see you again in the future!

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed June 11, 2013

What a unique place immersed in the forest! We travelled as a couple; we enjoy outdoors activities and were looking for a place that would make our stay in Dominica special. And Roots did just that! We stayed 5 days and visited several waterfalls, plunged into amazing natural pools, went to different beaches, and even went on our own to...

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RootsJungleRetreat, Manager at Roots Jungle Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us, we hope to see you again in the future!

Philippine, The Netherlands
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We were one of the first guests after the take over by Nico. In fact nothing has changed because Nico is a cook by profession so the both breakfast and dinner are of excellent quality. He has a drive to improve the level of comfort of the resort, which we would encourage. Comfort is not that high at the moment...

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RootsJungleRetreat, Owner at Roots Jungle Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Marc, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you were able to relax and enjoy the food we serve, but we are very sorry your stay at Roots didn't meet all your expectations. We strive for providing our guests with a unique experience and will do our best to improve based on your feedback....

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Roots Jungle Retreat was a wonderful place to stay for our honeymoon. We stayed in the Arawak cabin which was huge and had a great deck with a hammock looking out into the rain forest. I loved sleeping every night with the sound of the birds and the rain on the roof. Nico is an amazing chef and never failed...

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RootsJungleRetreat, Owner at Roots Jungle Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Alison, Thanks for taking the time to write a review, and thanks for such positive comments! It was a pleasure having you for such an important occasion as your honeymoon and we are glad your stay at Roots helped you discover this wonderful island and its people. We hope to see you again in the future. All the best,...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our stay at Roots was an amazing experience. It was the perfect setting for our honeymoon. Nico and his staff were amazing. We had a true sense of connection with nature. The honeymoon cabin was large and very accommodating. The meals were amazing as well. Nico was an excellent guide giving accurate directions to locations as well as suggestions for...

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Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write such a nice review! We hope to have you back soon. Sincerely, Roots Jungle Retreat

boston
Reviewed May 21, 2013

This place is soooo amazing!! I was looking for a fun and unique place to stay and Roots exceeded my expectations. Nico, the new owner is a great host! He is a wonderful cook and makes a great breakfast and dinner. He gives great suggestions for beautiful and exciting places to go visit or he will take you on a...

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rootsjungleretreat, Owner at Roots Jungle Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Jess, Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review! We are glad you had a great time in Dominica and that Roots helped you discover this wonderful island. We wish you all the best, and hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Roots Jungle Retreat

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Roots is amazing and exactly what an eco lodge should be. The cabins are clean, comfortable, basic and have everything you need. We spent 10 days in Dominica and after spending the first 2 days there we decided to return at the end of the trip because we enjoyed it so much. Pat and Staci really went out of their...

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We loved our stay at Roots! Pat and Staci really outdid themselves as hosts! Staci's meals were absolutely delicious and amazing especially considering the location! Our last night at Roots she served pork medallions marinated in a honey garlic and onion soy sauce with dipping sauce alongside mint peas, twice baked cheesy potatos, leaf salad and so delicious Gouda Island...

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Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed February 6, 2013

AMAZING!!! We can't imagine staying any where else in Dominica, Roots provides such a unique experience. It is the perfect resort to stay at if you want to get the full yet comfortable experience of a rainforest. Staci and Pat are very accommodating and we had a great time getting to know them, the Kiwis, and the Aussies through out...

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Leave your everyday-world behind and join us in the magical jungle of Dominica. An untouched paradise where the air is clean, the water is fresh and the rainforest bursting with life. Right in the middle of it all you will find Roots Jungle Retreat. The perfect getaway for a natural, fun holiday, voted # 1 on Trip Advisor for the past year. Switch off your blackberry and experience the jungle sounds, the parrots and the fireflies, the refreshing water of the Bamboo river, and the beautiful organic food from our own jungle garden. We are 100% off the grid and eco-friendly. You will sleep in huts built by local Kalinago-Indians, with very comfortable bedding, as you need your rest after a day of fun. There are a million things you can do, but the great thing about Roots is that it’s also perfect for doing nothing at all. We are located next to the gorgeous Bamboo river and have our own swimming hole and little waterfall. You could just spend the whole day on the sundeck by the river reading a book. And we even have our own jungle style spa. We have built an Indian sweat hut for a nice detoxing experience. First you heat up until you start to sweat heavily, than you simply cool off in the river. Great for blood circulation and the immune system. But even more important: a great way to revive. More active visitors love to hike up the river. Further up on the mountain there is a bigger waterfall that is not reachable by road. You’ll have this magnificent place all to yourself! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Roots Jungle Retreat

Address: 1st St | Concord, Marigot, Dominica
Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint Andrew Parish > Marigot
Price Range: $89 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Roots Jungle Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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