What to expect.
Staying at Manicou River is a true nature experience.
Each hand-built wooden cottage has stunning views across the forest to the Cabrits National Park and the Caribbean sea.
Humming birds, glowing fireflies and tiny lizards are just some of the wildlife that will visit you in your cottage. (Despite the abundance of colourful creatures, Dominica has no dangerous spiders or snakes.)
Manicou River is totally off-grid. All of our plumbing is rainwater and all of our electricity is solar-powered, making us one of the only 100% energy self-sufficient hotels on the island.
The cottages are spaced well apart and surrounded by trees offering peace and privacy. Each is a spacious 500ft2/50m2.
The furniture is hand-made with local wood and includes a king-size bed with natural latex and bamboo mattress, 100% cotton bed linen and a 100% cotton mosquito net. The fully equipped kitchen includes a small refrigerator and gas stove and the en-suite bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet.
Unfortunately since Hurricane Maria internet service has not yet been restored to the property. So for the time being there is no wifi available. There is a local beach cafe with wifi 10mins drive away if you need to connect. Otherwise, unplug and unwind.
What our guests say...
"We felt like we were in the rainforest but with beautiful luxury of comfortable beds, hammocks, and warm showers."
"Ocean views, modern appliances and first class creature comforts in a posh treehouse environment."
"Overall, Manicou River feels like a stellar resort meets an eco-lodge."
Included in each cottage:
Daily maid service
Fresh tropical flowers
Quality cotton towels and bedlinen
Locally-made natural soap and shampoo
Plates, knives, forks
Pots and pans and cooking utensils
American 110v power sockets
Solar reading lamps
Tea, coffee, sugar
Salt pepper and cooking oil
Locally sourced spring water for drinking.
Available free of charge on request:
Available on request at additional charge:
Tour guides and sight-seeing
Private yoga classes