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Papillote Tropical Gardens

Trafalgar Falls Road | Trafalgar Falls Road, Roseau 00109, Dominica
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Great gardens!

We ate lunch at the restaurant then took a walk around the gardens. They're excellent. Lots to see... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Chappers48
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London, United Kingdom
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A must see when visiting the island

I very seldom give an excellent rating but this one gets it hands down. For avid gardeners, the... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
ClaireMVH
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Wander through the Papillote Tropical Gardens. Flowering jade vines of an unbelievable shade of blue, huge pink or red ginger blossoms, aroids, begonias, bromeliads,ferns, indigenous orchids and heliconias form sumptuous compositions to tempt artists, botanists, gardeners and photographers. Frogs and other creatures live contentedly with 30 kinds of bird and 19 species of butterfly amongst hot and cold waterfalls and soothing hot mineral pools.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
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  • Terrible1%
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“hot pools” (8 reviews)
“spring pool” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Trafalgar Falls Road | Trafalgar Falls Road, Roseau 00109, Dominica
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch at the restaurant then took a walk around the gardens. They're excellent. Lots to see. Worth a visit.

Thank Chappers48
hannaclara, Owner at Papillote Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback and and happy that you enjoyed your experience

Reviewed 25 June 2017

I very seldom give an excellent rating but this one gets it hands down. For avid gardeners, the exotic plants in this nature paradise blows you away. Whilst you visit, try one of its natural sulphur baths. Definitely worth a visit. If you are staying...More

Thank ClaireMVH
hannaclara, Owner at Papillote Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thanks for the energizing review which stimulates us to do more and be better

Reviewed 14 June 2017

one of the most sublime experiences of my life - sitting in a sulfur spring pool overlooking the natural waterfall sipping a coconut cream rum punch. if there is a heaven, this must surely be one of its gateways.

Thank Vidal M
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I would say the gardens here are better than the botanical gardens. A small fee, I think $5USD to take this 15minute walk, or however long you choose, to see an unbelievable array of a vast variety of tropical flowers. Some I'm sure are quite...More

Thank alicia d
hannaclara, Owner at Papillote Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear Alicia D.. Thanks for your review of Papillote Gardens. It encourages us to do more and become even better. We are so happy to present a wonderful experience for explorers of Dominica

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Ther is so much to see and a professional guide makes all the difference. There are also hot pools in which you can have a dip and a good, shady restaurant overdoing the gardens. Highly recommended.

Thank af5940
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is on for the bucket list. In the book 1000 places to go before you die. It is an absolutely beautiful place. Started by an American woman years ago. Rebuilt after Hurricane Erika. You can do a tour which I highly recommend. So much...More

Thank judie210
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The owner and creator, Anne, has made an incredible garden surrounding her hotel and restaurant. Almost all of the species to be found on Dominica are here, as well as hot pools and a delightful and attentive staff.

Thank slgolding
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were on a cruise and stopped off in Dominica for the day. I would highly recommend going to the local Tourist Office which is just opposite the dock, and asking for Peter St John (he is the brother of the lady who works in...More

1  Thank Jo P
Reviewed 16 January 2017

After visiting the falls Papillote was the perfect place to relax and get something to eat. The scenery was outstanding and it really was like being in an island paradise, relaxing and truly mesmerising. If you eat in the restaurant try to get a table...More

Thank MalcolmWoolston
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Lovely gardens, but hard to get to without a car. Definitely call in advance, as we dropped by without warning and the kitchen was closed. They still kindly made us a sandwich (tasty) and cocktails, but it would have been nice to have the whole...More

Thank Marisa L
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oc pat
8 April 2017|
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Response from hannaclara | Property representative |
The Trafalgar Falls are about a 15 minute walk from Papillote and a Government site pass of $US5 is required. Papillote has 2 waterfalls on premises and this is included in the Interlude package We do have a changing room... More
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glosno
7 December 2016|
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Response from hannaclara | Property representative |
Yes the Gardens will be open on Christmas Day. We generally charge US$10 for a guided walk. I will see if he will come in on that day Alternately you can wander on your own The restaurant will be open and you can choose... More
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paul w
11 October 2016|
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Response from Corinne B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the taxi fares from the cruise terminal to Papillote are likely to be variable since most taxis are self employed. However, it could be $30-50 EC, so please negotiate. In terms of walking back, Papillote and Trafalgar... More
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