We stayed here for three nights during a trip to Dominica and we really enjoyed our time here. The owners recommended to rent a four wheel drive car and this was really necessary since the road is steep. But it was also really fun to drive :)
The tree house we stayed in was spacious, beautifully furnished - everything was made of wood - and we really felt comfortable there. Keep in mind that there are no windows so it would be wise to bring some moskito spray. But they also have moskito coils in the room and a great soap that works as a natural moskito repellent. The view from the tree house is magnificent. You just wake up and the first thing you see is the rainforest and the ocean. I think it's hard to find something that is even more gorgeous than this.
The owners are friendly and helpful, they gave us great advice on what to do and see in Dominica. It is a wonderful, natural island.
However, if you have a problem with the sounds the animals around you make and if you need the luxury of an air condition, this is maybe not right for you.
This place is wonderful if you...
...want to have a true "natural" experience
...want to fall asleep to the sound of the rainforest
...have a magnificent view when you wake up
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT SINCE APRIL 2013. Manicou River is a collection of hand-crafted wooden cottages perched on the mountainside high above Douglas Bay and the Cabrits National Park on the beautiful, pristine island of Dominica. Our view is one of the best on the island, taking in mountains, the Caribbean Sea and the small town of Portsmouth below. We offer a simple, relaxing, nature experience with just the right touches of luxury. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manicou River Eco Hotel Portsmouth
- Manicou River Dominica/Portsmouth