Illustration: View from Papillote, original watercolor painting by Patricia Mae Young,  1998 all rights reserved.

Papillote is a small, secluded Inn perched at the head of the beautiful Roseau River Valley. Our comfortable, charming rooms overlook lush tropical gardens, mountains, waterfalls and pristine rainforest wilderness.

Wander through four acres of nurtured trails, criss-crossed with hot and cold mineral streams that wind along the contours of the earth, leading from themed glades of intense collections of Bromeliads, Begonias, Gingers, Aroids, Ferns and Musaceae, as well as local medicinal herbs and indigenous orchids. Frogs and other creatures live contentedly on the grounds with 30 kinds of bird and 19 species of butterfly.

Relax in the Rainforest Restaurant while dining on fresh caught fish, exotic fruits and abundant vegetables from the endless bounty of Dominica’s organic gardens, sumptuously prepared Creole style.

Our spa includes four natural hot mineral pools rich in iron and offer various massage therapies including physiotherapy, reflexology and aqua massage by Veechi.

Our Butterfly Boutique offers a rich variety of Dominican arts and crafts which reflect Dominica’s diverse African, Amerindian and European heritage. These include mahogany and coubari wood carvings, T-shirts, books, hand-stitched quilts, dollies, coffee, pepper sauce and spices.

For a very special holiday, a small, intimate wedding, a grand adventure or a focus on health and wellness —

Papillote Wilderness Retreat on Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean.