Manicou River

Portsmouth, Dominica

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Tree-house style cottages with stunning ocean views.

Get close to nature at Manicou River Resort. Offering a collection of hand-crafted tree house style cottages, this resort is a unique choice for families, adventure seekers, and couples alike.

Look forward to stunning views that are easily considered among the best on the island; taking in Douglas Bay, The Cabrits National Park and the small town of Portsmouth below. Manicou River is the epitome of an authentic nature experience with just the right touches of luxury.

a unique eco-friendly retreat

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 few 100% energy self-sufficient resorts on the island.

sublime and private accommodations

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 and 100% cotton bed linen. The fully equipped kitchen includes a small refrigerator and gas stove and the en-suite bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet.

Internet access is optional. If you prefer to get away from it all and have your holiday completely off-line, there will be no internet access on site. If you would like the convenience of being able to get online we can provide wifi in your cottage.

cottage features

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
Mosquito coils
Tea, coffee, sugar
Salt pepper and cooking oil
Locally sourced spring water for drinking.

property features

Manicou River is set on 9.5 acres of mountainside woodland. At the bottom of the property is their name-sake river lined with ancient mango trees and a tropical flower garden.

In amongst the lush trees there is a small riverside pavilion and seating area with a stone BBQ where you can have picnics or just hang out for the afternoon.

The land slopes up steeply from the river, providing wonderful views. You can drive your car within at least 100ms of your cottage but good shoes are recommended at all times.

As we are up on the side of the mountain and our land is steep, a 4x4 vehicle is the only way to access the property. The road is winding and steep but once you get to the top the views make it all worthwhile.

dining at this tree-house style resort

In keeping with their unique architect the bar and bistro are also perched among the trees on a mountainside overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the beautiful, pristine island of Dominica.

Available free of charge on request:

​Yoga mats
Snorkelling gear

Available on request at additional charge:

Taxi services
Tour guides and sight-seeing
In-room massage
Private yoga classes

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Manicou River Contact Information:
Phone: 1 767 616 8903