About Papillote


Our mission:

To set an example of culturally sensitive income generation through appropriate and sustainable development.

Our vision:

To provide unforgettable experiences that renew the spirit and enrich the lives around us.



Illustration: Hot Springs at Papillote, original watercolor painting by Patricia Mae Young, 1998 all rights reserved.

Papillote Wilderness Retreat is Dominica’s original and still leading ecoinn.

Founded in 1969, Papillote (pronounced PAP-ee-ott) continues to enchant visitors from around the world who return again and again to revel in our luxuriant tropical gardens, steam away their stress in our  hot mineral pools, and enjoy authentic Creole dining at our Rainforest Restaurant.

Perched on the rainforest slope of Morne Macaque, near the small mountain village of Trafalgar, Papillote is near all of the extraordinary attractions of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. We’re happy to assist you with planning expeditions to the Freshwater and Boeri Lakes, Middleham Falls, Titou Gorge and the legendary Boiling Lake. The twin Trafalgar Falls are just a short walk up the hill from Papillote.

And there’s no better way to relax than with a glass of Cuthbert’s legendary rum punch and a long soak in one of our steaming hot volcanic pools after an adventure-filled day of hiking, scuba diving or just wandering around our gardens.

We take special delight in helping our guests discover the hidden treasures of Dominica, ensuring that your time is spent maximizing your enjoyment of every minute of your holiday.

Read more about our history.