What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best far-flung escape
- The resort, designed by Fruto Vivas, will appeal to both eco-lovers and architecture buffs
- Fun extras like in-villa cooking classes and fresh smoothies at the hotel’s The Souce Shack
- The dramatic clifftop setting and secluded nooks throughout the resort
- Two swimming beaches
- Rooms come with a Kindle for use on property; there are also board games, a DVD collection, and a small library
- Bose speakers and iPhones with helpful resort phone numbers and pre-installed apps are available in all villas and bungalows
What To Know
- Transport to the resort is free for stays of five nights or more
- For home-cooked meals served in the comfort of your villa or bungalow, Secret Bay offers a personalized cooking service (up to two meals a day); guests can also self-cater and either shop for provisions at local markets or take advantage of a pre-stocked kitchen (an additional fee).
- Guests must be at least 13 years old to stay here
- A 20 percent tax per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
An intimate collection of chic treehouse-style villas perched cliffside in pristine Dominica
Romance abounds at Secret Bay, a secluded lair worthy of a James Bond villain and surrounded by the wild natural beauty of Dominica, a delightfully under-developed Caribbean escape. Villas and bungalows, crafted in Caribbean woods, fuse high style with an eco-friendly sensibility, and guests can avail themselves of a number of additional activities, from private yoga classes to nature walks and boat trips. Those in search of luxe details will find them in the hotel’s meditation decks, temperature controlled wine cellar, concierge services, and private driver available on request.
In the Area
Dominica is known for its dramatic topography, which boasts mountainous terrain, wild waterfalls, hot springs and volcanoes, and well-protected national parks perfect for nature lovers. Adventurous types can hike the Waitukubuli National Trail, visit the Kalinago tribes of the island’s Kalinago Territory, or scuba dive and whale watch with Dive Dominica. Secret Bay can also facilitate passes to the national parks, massages, and unique experiences like a class on local medicinal herbs.
How to Get There
For 8 days in Jan Secret Bay delivered one of the most unique and authentic experiences I have had the privilege to enjoy. The ability of the staff to deliver a boutique luxury hotel experience yet retain 100% of their local authentic personality is a mixture to be marveled at. The villas are modern and spotless, with each possessing unique spectacular views of Portsmouth Bay. A highlight for me was spearfishing lion-fish, dumping a plastic sack of fish on the chefs table AND having those fish prepared for dinner! I dare you to attempt to duplicate that kind of individual attention elsewhere ... you would be laughed out the kitchen. Dominica is an entirely unique Caribbean island and Secret Bay is a perfect complement. Thank you for a wonderful week.
Did I die and go to Heaven?. No. I went to Secret Bay in Dominica. Where do I begin. The staff was so friendly and attentive. You have your own attendant who will take excellent care of you. We stayed in a beautiful villa. It had a well appointed kitchen, plunge pool, a deck which yielded a panoramic view of the ocean and mountains, and a well kept, fenced in yard. We could request most of our usual fare for snacks. Their chef made wonderful meals in which mostly local ingredients were used. We could either eat at his restaurant or have the meals brought to us. If you want to venture out the staff will plan excursions of your choosing. You need to take an Indian River trip with 'Fire' who is somewhat of a legend on the island.
We loved Secret Bay so much that we booked a trip for next year just a few days after we got back.
We stayed at Secret Bay for 9 nights in Ti-Fey villa. Each villa is different but all are luxurious. Indoor, outdoor showers, plunge pools, beautiful kitchen, terraces and views. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and over the top nice. We had Chef Grant give us a cooking lesson in our villa one night which was superb. Dinners in the restaurants were special as well. There is much to do on this rugged, remote island and Lenita, our personal concierge , helped us explore all of it.
You must go!!!!
We were fortunate enough to enjoy 9 beautiful nights at Secret Bay. We stayed in Zabucco III with our 13 and 15 year old. There was plenty of room for all of us to relax in complete luxury and privacy. The pool, the deck, the kitchen and the entire staff were incredible. Anything we needed, they were there at a moments notice. We have two vegetarians, and Chef Grant made the most wonderful meals for them (and us too). I highly recommend the cooking class with chef Grant as well. We cannot say enough wonderful things. The Chalnick Family
My two-night stay at Zabuco I villa was too short. The view from the villa was breath-taking, no matter from the deck, the living room, the kitchen, or the pool. Every angle is a postcard. I enjoyed having breakfast on my deck, watching the blue ocean reflecting the golden morning sun ray while the gentle breeze blowing through my hair. What a great way to start a day! Watching the sunset by my pool with a glass of rum punch in my hand was my way to end a day. Secret Bay is a true paradise!
The service was great too! The staff was incredibly welcoming, friendly, and helpful. They remembered every little detail about me (like the time I like to have my breakfast and having the villa caretaker to prepare my breakfast). I felt home when I stayed at Secret Bay.
I definitely will come back!