Papillote Wilderness Retreat

Papillote Wilderness Retreat
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Address
Roseau River Valley (5 mi east of Roseau)
Roseau
Dominica
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Reviewed by Kimberly Lisagor

The island of Dominica offers an alternative to the standard white-sand-and-surf Caribbean setting: rocky, black beaches at the edges of an untamed jungle; gnarled banyan trees that line the pathways to secluded waterfalls; volcanic gases that belch into mud cauldrons and underwater bubble streams...

If you're so inclined, you can also find a patch of white sand on which to place your beach towel and sip an umbrella drink. But Dominica is about embracing nature, not passively

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Price Points
$76-150
Room Types
Hotel SuiteLodge Room
Recreation & Amenities
Arts and Crafts,Birding,Gourmet Dining,Hiking,Photography
Eco-cred
Eco-star
Gateway Town
Closest Airport

Expert Review of Papillote Wilderness Retreat

Beach Review of Papillote Wilderness Retreat

By Away Travel Expert : Gary Chandler
Beach Expert Favorite
Beach Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Snorkeling
One of the island's first eco-lodges when it was founded in 1969, Papillote Wilderness Retreat is still one of the best. The garden, complete with interpretive trail, is the resort's highlight for many guests: Four acres of unbelievably lush tropical forest house dozens of species of birds, amphibians, and leafy and flowering plants. Relax in mineral springs and waterfalls with naturally warm or cool water, depending which you select. Rooms are simple but pleasant, with wood floors and four

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