We spent 4 nights at this absolutely fantastic spot and it could not have been more beautiful.
The spot chosen to place this wonderful retreat could not be more perfect. It is both offering some “adventures” and absolute silence and remoteness “as close to nature as it gets” without having to miss the modern life amenities completely.
We stayed in the “gypsy caravan” which was really cozy and offers a nice view over the property. Especially nice when sun rises or sets. The hosts are just as super friendly and helpful as all the local people. You gotta´ love them! You can actually feel that after 9-10 years of establishing this little paradise, they are still by no means tired of what they do. They are living their dream and actually let you be part of it. We felt so welcome that even after such a short time, we were sad when we had to leave finally.
All is in place for you to enjoy the stay at mermaid´s secret to the fullest. The entire accommodations on the property are somewhat special and built with love for the little details.
If you want you can have breakfast and /or dinner each day. Same can also be “booked” while you are already there. What is really cute is that for breakfast you can choose between different options like pancakes / omelets / cereals and stuff like that. Toast, butter, marmalade, coffee/tee and juice are always available anyway.
Often the hosts would eat breakfast and/or dinner with the guests. This is the perfect opportunity to fine tune your day planning. Not only are they super friendly humorous and super heartwarming and welcoming, they can also give you the best advice on what to do, where to go, what to see and what you might need or be aware of. If needed, you could also get actual guidance and / or have them go on the trip with you. We were moistly travelling on our own. But some other guests went on day trips and I honestly believe you cannot find a better guide than these guys…
Still we would recommend you take rental car. This is a good idea anyway if you want to travel the island by yourself a little bit. There is also other ways and means to travel around but having a car (ideally 4x4) certainly gives you more flexibility.
There´s a cute little dog “Boomer”, cats, chickens, an old lady duck and beautiful, almost untouched nature around.
Back to the actual stay…
On the property there is this beautiful “terrace” built with a view on the river floating by. The constant sound of the water rushing by, adds to the wonderful relaxing feeling this whole place engulfs you with. It took us only a few minutes after arrival to leave behind the stressful jobs and all the hectic back home. The terrace is also where the dining table, the relaxation area and the bar are located. There is a big variety of drinks available. Alcoholic or non- alcoholic and it is a beautiful place to start and/or end your day here in Dominica.
Taking a bath at the swimming spot at the river is the perfect start into your day, whilst you could also hangout an entire day in this beautiful spot.
All in all for us it was the perfect spot to stay and relax and we can only recommend you try it out yourselves!
- 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