Papillote Wilderness Retreat

Trafalgar, Roseau Valley
Teeming with birds and butterflies, Papillote Tropical Gardens is an amazing collection of botanical wonders just steps away from your suite.
  • Comfortable Suites​
  • Volcanic Hot Pools​
  • Gateway to Adventures​

Though we took heavy blows from Hurricane Maria in September 2017, the regenerative powers of the Caribbean rainforest are strong and swift. Our gardens are lush and beautiful once again, and the aftermath of the storm presented an opportunity to rebuild and refresh our rainforest retreat. Our 50-year history is well marked by times of transformation – sometimes tumultuous – and the new Papillote is a proud and worthy successor to the iterations that have come before.

​Founded in 1969 by Anne Jno Baptiste, Papillote is Dominica’s original eco-inn, pioneering the practice of sustainable tourism long before it was viewed as a global imperative. The construction of our facilities served as a training ground for generations of Trafalgar’s youth, and our worldwide family of guests were an important driver for Dominica’s nascent eco-tourism industry.

Today, as we enter our fiftieth year on the verdant slopes of Morne Macaque in the heart of the Roseau Valley, Papillote has embarked on a new journey, offering day visitors the opportunity to delight in the many wonders of our tropical gardens and bathe in our volcanic hot pools, while providing our overnight guests with a lovely selection of freshly rebuilt and remodeled rooms and self-catering suites, each of them suitable for short-term or long-term stays.

Yet some things never change. Among these constants is the abiding sense of serenity that envelopes your being while here at Papillote. We invite you to visit us and discover it for yourself!


Air conditioned



Bar (nearby)



  • Check-In: 12:00 - 17:00
  • Check-Out: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Children: Children of all ages are welcome
  • Pets: no
  • Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property
  • Groups: All groups are accepted

More Amenities

Breakfast Room

Café / Restaurant (nearby)

Coffee Maker

Complimentary Jacuzzi and Leisure Area


Ironing Facilities


Packed Lunch By Arrangement

River Bathing

Washing Machine

Complimentary Tea & Coffee

Concierge Services



Crockery & Utensils Supplied

Dining Area


Linen & Towels Supplied

Luggage Storage

Living Room

Laundry Service (Charge)




Drying Facilities

Early Breakfast By Arrangement

Electric Shaver Point

Ensuite Bath/Shower Room In Unit


Full Alcohol Drinks License

Garden For Residents' Use


Room Service

Shop (nearby)

Spa Facilities

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