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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the large "Zing Zing" for a week with our 2 girls. Arrived somewhat late in the evening (dark) on 2/16 and were greeted by their excellent driver Ryan who had snacks and hand towels. The trip is rather long to Secret Bay and can feel longer in pitch black and bumpy roads but once we made it...

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Eustis, Florida
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Imagine sleeping to the sound of waves crashing below and the quiet chirps of the coqui frogs. In the morning, with a cup of hot local coffee and fresh juice, you watch the sunrise from your balcony, the hummingbirds hovering nearby, a yellow bananaquit begging for a crumb of toast, and the iguanas climbing the tree trunks to catch the...

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Christopher T, thanks for your beautiful description of your Secret Bay experience. Your words are so richly descriptive- I’m sure anyone reading can see themselves here experiencing the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of our unique property. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Megan and Lenita. Thanks for your suggestions. We look forward to welcoming...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a magical, unpretentious place to visit! Secret Bay is a very unique travel experience. The villa could not have been more perfect -- like a luxury treehouse where everything is beautiful and simple, spacious and oh so comfortable. The staff could not have been more warm, professional, knowledgable or helpful. Every suggestion for planning our excursions was spot on...

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Ellen Thanks so much for your lovely words. It was a joy hosting you and your husband while you took time to enjoy our "verdant paradise"- Dominica. Both Secret Bay and the Nature Island are happy to welcome you any time you want to retreat, relax and rejuvenate ... hope we see you again!

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went there solo but quickly realized I should have had my spouse. This location cannot be enjoyed solo. All you need really is your swim suit for the day and thick blankets for the night :) . This place is top of the line!

3Thank KatieLandW
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Katie, though Secret Bay can be a perfect getaway for the solo traveler, couples will find us a special treat too as we also cater to their unique needs. I guess this means that you will be planning a second visit with us! We look forward to welcoming you and your spouse to Secret Bay and Dominica.

Lafayette, LA
Reviewed 21 January 2017

My husband and I spent 8 nights at Secret Bay in January 2017. We stayed in Zabuca I for 2 nights and the rest in Ylang Ylang 1. Both rooms were wonderful in their own ways. The best part about Zabuca I is the panoramic ocean view. It is very large villa with way more space than 2 people need,...

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi NDB14, thanks for your review! We’re pleased that you enjoyed your stay in both Zabuco Honeymoon Villa I and Ylang Ylang Villa I. Deslyn sends her regards as does Lenita. Ryan, Devon and Rohan are all assets to the Team and we will be sure to let them know how much you appreciated their services (though they’ve probably already...

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Best service. Beautiful and private. Very clean. We dealt with Lenita. she is an asset for secret bay. She managed our trip very well. Everything was on time. Lenita arranged the best transportation and best restaurants to eat at. Lenita was exceptionally helpful. Can't wait to go back. I would love to go back again and again.

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Manager at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Samina. So happy that you enjoyed your stay. I was on vacation and missed your visit, but glad to know that Lenita took such good care of you. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope you come again.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Celebrating our 28th Anniversary at Secret Bay was exceptional in every sense. From the spectacular vistas overlooking the ocean and mountains, to the handcrafted and delicious food prepared for us and served by our gracious staff to enjoy in our amazing cottage- elegantly designed and furnished by the owner's father-in-law. We were pampered, with dips in our own pool, had...

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Rena G. It was certainly our pleasure helping you celebrate your 28th anniversary. We are thrilled that your stay was “exceptional” and we look forward to welcoming you and hubby at a future stay. Love from us all.

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Edit: We are editing our review and increasing the number of stars from 3 to 4. The reason for doing that is we were contacted by Secret Bay after our initial review. The owner Gregor and manager Christian both wrote to us and Christian called us as well. To make up for our sub par stay Secret Bay has offered...

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi PravsB Thanks so much for your updated review. As you have stated, meeting guest expectations is important to us and we want to do our best to ensure that all our guests have a positive guest experience and you are no exception. As our many, many reviews speak to, Secret Bay’s food experience is usually one of the highlights...

Elkton, Maryland
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Secret Bay sits in an idyllic slice of the verdant Dominica. The staff goes out of its way to make sure you come first. Our villa Zabuco III has a commanding view of the Caribbean. It is the most private of the villas in that it is at the top of the resort. The villa is even nicer than the...

1Thank Jim H
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Jim. Thanks for your review. Your acknowledgement of our service makesp us feel so special. I will be sure to tell Clint you remembered his helpful tip. The hike to Middleham Falls is a great and exhilarating hike, and the fall itself is so picturesque. We are happy to share our special island with you anytime. Do come again.

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We spent 5 nights in the Mapuo tree house and it's difficult to describe the combination of nature, relaxation and luxury Secret Bay provide. The staff are lovely, happy to advise or source anything you want but most importantly they also leave you to your own devices giving you your own space to immerse yourself in the surroundings. If you...

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Alex, our tree house bungalows are a great way to experience “nature, relaxation and luxury.” We’re glad you enjoyed your stay in Mapou. Thanks for the review. If you can return- please do ;-)

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away on the unspoilt nature island of Dominica, Secret Bay offers sustainable luxury villas and bungalows and is the perfect place for a honeymoon, anniversary or the secluded holiday of a lifetime. Situated on a cliff-top overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Secret Bay is unique in its diversity: two beaches, the magical Cario River, a spectacular sea cave and two distinct micro-climates. Secret Bay is becoming known as one of the best boutique resorts in the Caribbean - and indeed the world - for honeymoons, anniversaries, small family escapes and adventure vacations. In 2013 Secret Bay was chosen as the number one luxury resort in Caribbean by Islands Magazine; and its Zabuco Honeymoon Villa was voted as having the 3rd sexiest bedroom in the world at the Smiths Awards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secret Bay

Address: | Tibay, Portsmouth 00109-8000, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range: $666 - $1,609 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Secret Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Secret Bay Dominica/Portsmouth
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“I only slept on the first bungalow and it was nature at its best. Ambiance pathway lights and view from sea and mountains”
 of 5 bubbles Claude76_16, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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