3 independent reviews for Dominica ecolodge holiday

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review 26 Aug 2007

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The most memorable part has to be the hurricane and it's impact on our journey home, however the hurricane was in many ways a very positive experience - it emphasised just how fantastic the people of Dominica are. All walks, swims in river pools and gaining knowledge about the Dominican culture were exciting. Searching for whales, being greeted by dolphins, snorkelling above seahorses leave a warm fuzzy feeling inside. I feel truly privileged to have been a part of the ecolodge and Dominican way of life, even if it was just for 2 weeks. There is too much to say, it can't possibly be summarised in a few lines.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Get some really good insect repellent and bite treatment. My tropical version with deet had no use what so ever! Use an airline you can trust in a crisis, we were let down by ours after the hurricane.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Absolutely. Totally dependent on solar, hydro and wind power. A lot of food grown on site. Local people employed (and very happy working there). Vehicles partially run on cooking oil. River friendly soap and cleaning products, toilet waste management and probably lots more that I can't remember.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

You have to be willing to go back to basics to enjoy it and be willing to exert yourself through lots of walking in humid conditions. Once you've got that sorted, it's absolutely fantastic. Stunning country and brilliantly fabulous people. A privilege to have been there.

review 30 Dec 2006

We had a wonderful time at the eco lodge in Dominica; I can't recommend this highly enough. It's beautiful, unspoiled, and absolutely perfect for families, and is a genuine example of positive interaction with the local community and environment. It is, also, superb value for money--we hope to go back. 10 out of 10 for Jem Winston and the lodge. Thanks for posting Jem's information on your site, which is how we found it.

review 20 May 2006

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The whole trip was amazing the tree house, the family dinners, the fruit, the waterfalls.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring lots of old clothing, you will hike and sweat and get muddy a lot.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Environmental impact was minimal using rivers for showers and eating fresh fruit.

4. Any other comments?

Definitely 5 stars.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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