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Mermaid's Secret - Riverside Retreat

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Sam and Tim who run this place have created a paradise within a paradise. The site is beautiful, with a river and tranquil pool to bathe in along with the beautiful rain forest all around. I had the best nights sleep in a long time in the Carib Cabin. It was so good I extended my stay. They bend over...

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

Thanks for the great review Ellie. Not sure you should have mentioned me potentially singing for our guests though....it might put people off ;-) It was a pleasure to welcome you back for the last part of your holiday too All the best Tim and Sam

Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

Mermaid’s Secret puts you right at the heart of the Dominican rainforest, which is exactly where we wanted to be for the last week in February 2015. We landed second time round (after strong winds meant we detoured to Barbados for a night) and Tim picked us up from the airport. After an hour or so drive you pull off...

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

Thanks Henry and Lisa for this wonderful review. I am often lost for words at the kind comments our guests leave of us and our place. We enjoy having a laugh and making people feel at home and thankfully we meet so many nice people that our job is made easy. A big thanks to you guys for choosing to...

Road Town, Tortola
Reviewed 13 April 2015

What can I say! Every review here is correct; Sam and Tim are wonderful, friendly, fun and so helpful. The yurt was clean, beautiful and the perfect spot for us, with privacy yet comfortably settled in their excellent property. The river and grounds were heaven. I found Mermaid's Secret to be in an excellent part of the island, a little...

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

Thank you very much for this kind review Nea. It was nice to welcome you both to our little corner of paradise and we certainly hope you can visit again soon. Thanks again Tim

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our time here. All very comfortable yet quiet, relaxed and set among untouched nature. The hosts Sam and Tim easily lived up to all the positive reviews and we felt like old friends by the end of our stay. Definitely hoping to visit again.

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

Thanks Toby for taking the time to register with trip advisor just to wright this review. We really do appreciate all of our guests taking the time to give such great feedback on their experience here at mermaids. Its all we hope for that everyone enjoys their stay and feels at home cheers Tim

Antigua
Reviewed 1 April 2015

We stayed here with our 3 boys [14,12 and 10] for just a couple of days after having spent 3 days on the East Coast at Fort Young. It was a perfect contrast. We stayed in 2 Yurts [posh tents] with 3 boys in one and us in another which were very comfortable and spacious. Adjoining was a kitchen and...

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

Thanks for the review Peter. Glad you enjoyed your stay and see you next year hopefully now you have the Dominica 'bug'

Alachua, Florida
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

For my second trip to Dominica (my wife has lost track of how many times she's been), we decided to stay a bit more in the middle of the island. A little air bnb research showed Mermaids Secret. My wife, Maii, recognized the mermaid's pool as a beautiful cool-off spot she used to hit after long hikes in the area....

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

Thanks for your review Kevin. It was a real shame you guys got the flu that was doing the rounds here on the Island but thanks for going into hibernation so we all didnt get it! Glad you enjoyed your stay in the end though. We certainly enjoyed having you here and I don't think anyone has dedicated so much...

Nashville, Michigan
Reviewed 29 March 2015

A peaceful corner of Paradise on an Island of water and green magic. The sounds of rivers and night creatures - every inch of the bush throbbing with life. The secret is there and we're not telling...you must experience it for yourself. Two weeks and now we're family! You can't get that at Save-a-Lot! Peace and Love, John and Leta

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

Hi John and Leta thanks for posting this lovely review. The stones still stand.....well 3 sculptures survived the big river last week! In more ways than one you guys live on here with us at mermaids secret :-) best wishes from us all Tim

Kelowna, BC
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The highlight of our recent three week vacation in the Caribbean has to be the four days we spent at Tim and Sam Williams’ Mermaid’s Secret on the lush and lovely Island of Dominica. Hubby and I landed well after dark and I was a leery about the one hour drive from the airport on the reportedly horrendous Dominica roads....

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

Thanks SuZan for writing this lovely review. We enjoyed having you folks as our guests and look forward to your second visit one day. The night creatures were confused at first with my ukulele practice while I waited for you but I think they may have started to join in......a tree frog chorus as it were!

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Through word of mouth from friends who have stayed here and after reading the tripadvisor reviews, we settled on Mermaid’s Secret for our honeymoon. We are so glad we did because it has given us happy memories that will last a lifetime. The hosts Sam & Tim are the most welcoming people and made sure we wanted for nothing during...

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

Thanks for this great review folks. Thankfully you got to hear about us and chose to spend your honeymoon here as we enjoyed your visit as much as you I'm sure. The 'De'Burginator' has pride of place at the mermaids tale and as yet no one has 'named that tune' :-)

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 17 March 2015

A beautiful piece of property with rushing river, hikes and natural swimming holes all within walking distance. Tim and Sam are gracious hosts - providing useful tips and delicious home cooked meals. They even supplied us with groceries ahead of arrival for our own private kitchen! They provided us with useful tips and introduced us to local tour guides. They...

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Of course we are always glad to read that our guests feel they are part of our family while here at mermaid's secret. It has been a pleasure to meet so many lovely people and make them feel welcome.

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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 

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Address: Newfoundland Estate, Rosalie, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint David Parish > Rosalie
Price Range: €14 - €89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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