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Reviewed 11 May 2015

From the moment we arrived we knew we were in for a treat. Tim,Sam and the crew welcomed us into their home and immediately made us feel like family. We were originally scheduled for 7 nights in the sun yurt but decided to extend to 9 as we just didn't want to leave. The grounds are beautiful and kept clean,...

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

Thanks Alex and Sarah for being such great company and brightening up our lives for the nine days you guys stayed...we had a blast and hope you do get chance to return one day. Thanks for the review too:-) Best wishes from all here

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Reading the unanimous positive reviews, Mermaids Secret seemed to good to be true. So before booking the Moon Yurt for one week, we wanted to check it out. We drove there while we were staying one week at the other side of the island near Salisbury. Walking into the Rosalie valley for the first time gave us goose bumps of...

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

Thank you Sarah for taking the time to review mermaids secret. We very much apppreciate your help in spreading the word about our little corner of paradise here on the east coast of Dominica. You guys went the extra mile to spend your week here with us and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we lived up...

Bar Harbor, Maine
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We have been visiting Mermaid's Secret for many years and hope to do so for many more years to come. Tim and Sam have the finest piece of property in Dominica and we are so lucky that they allow us to stay there!!

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

Thanks for the review Jane. As our first ever guest back in the early days before the yurts were even up we have always enjoyed your visits so please keep coming back. You have seen the gradual transformation of our property and we are glad you approve so much. See you next year hopefully

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

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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 

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Address: Newfoundland Estate, Rosalie, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint David Parish > Rosalie
Price Range: €14 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Cabins have ensuite bathrooms, yurts don't.”
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“You can choose between cottage or jurta or put up your own tent on the grass.”
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“If you have to go out at night better take bungalow than yort (only 3 m, but it can rain..),”
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“The yurt is one of the most romantic places we've ever styed in.”
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“The cabins and yurts are all great. If you're looking for a unique experience try one of the yurts.”
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