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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.

Millburn, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Three of us (a couple and our college age daughter) stayed in Mermaid's Secret for 6 nights. We are extremely happy that we have chosen this retreat. The cabin was very comfortable and clean, immersed in nature environment. The Mermaid's natural pool exceeded our expectations. The best part of our experience were our hosts, Tim and Sam, who were very...

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

Thank you for this informative review Alex. It was very enjoyable having you and your family stay with us and we are glad you had such a nice time. We had a great day out to the boiling lake and as I always say, half the fun is getting there so the longer it takes the more fun you can...

St. Croix
Reviewed 10 March 2015

My wife and I came back to Dominica for the second year in a row last June to stay at Mermaid's Secrete and enjoy the amazing beauty of the Nature Island. We have had such a great time that we just booked our third stay and we can't wait to get back to Dominica and unwind by the river. This...

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

Thanks Aaron for posting this review. We are looking forward to your return in a few months especially as I get to take you to the test cricket...a game Americans know well!!. Don't worry I will explain evrything, including 'silly mid on'! Best wishes to you both.....nope I mean you all! Tim

Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed here during the christmas holidays. A friendly, fun and unique place to stay at. Tim and Sam are the best and kindest hosts. And the riverpool is a great experience, loved going there for a swim. Don't miss a stop at mermaids secret if you are on Dominica.

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

Thanks for this kind review Charlote. We had a good time over christmas with you guys here. I'm still amazed by the coincidence that you had met one of our other guests a few years earlier in NYC of all places! Its a small world and thankfully we live in a very nice part of it :-) Best wishes Tim

Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Reviewed 7 March 2015

A wonderful tropical paradise! Tim and Sam are the secret – they are warm, funny and generous. They made our trip. Food was delicious. One of our favourite vacations. We spent two nights in the yurt and 6 nights in the cabin. Both were very enjoyable – Mermaid’s Secret is a lovey property. Going for a swim in the river...

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

Thanks for this great review Greg. We had fun with you guys here. We are very lucky to meet so many lovely people it makes our job easy! It will be our pleasure to welcome you back for turtle season. Since your visit I have been developing some 'hike dominica' safety gear for you to trial when you return. Check...

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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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“The cabins and yurts are all great. If you're looking for a unique experience try one of the yurts.”
 of 5 bubbles letab2015, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“For people who like to get off the beaten path”
 of 5 bubbles shelleyw299, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The sun yurt is economical and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles Peeler441, 11 May 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, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Not many rooms. Yurts were fine for us but with a 5 yard walk to private facilities. Didnt worry us but if it does you then cottages maybe better. Bring ear plugs if nature's sounds keep you awake”
 of 5 bubbles peteranthony, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
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