Fodor's Expert Review Papillote Wilderness Retreat

Trafalgar Falls Rd., Trafalgar, St. George, Dominica

Luxuriant vegetation abounds in this retreat's 4 acres of gardens. An array of flowers adorn its four secluded mineral pools and stone sculptures. Situated in the middle of a tropical forest, this welcoming destination is also family-friendly. Its rooms are pretty basic, but they're also quite comfortable. Two of the larger rooms have kitchenettes. The river beckons you to take a dip, and the 125-foot Trafalgar Falls are a short hike from your room. The hotel's terrace-style Rainforest Restaurant and Bar serves excellent local cuisine and also has spectacular mountain and valley views. Recently, Wi-Fi has been added and upgrades have been made to the hotel's garden trails. In 2015, a villa that sleeps eight—perfect for families—was finished. M.A.P. plan available.


  • lovely grounds
  • adjacent to Morne Trois Pitons National Park and close to Trafalgar Falls
  • only 10 minutes by car from Roseau


  • though bus service to and from Roseau is available
  • you'll probably want to rent a car
  • though bus service to and from Roseau is available, you'll probably want to rent a car


Green, Views, Family
Local Flavor


Phones: 767-448–2287


2 rooms, 4 suites, 1 villa
Rate Includes: Closed Sept. and Oct., Some meals

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