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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Secrect Bay is by far the most romantic, beautiful, personal and peaceful place I have ever stayed. It starts with home made plantain chips and cookies on the taxi ride from airport and never stops. Each villa has its own I-phone to call for anything you may need. We preordered what food and drinks we wanted in our room on...

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

We are so glad that you had a wonderful stay at Secret Bay enjoying the personalised services, delicious food and your “amazing” view from Zabuco I. Kayaking and snorkeling at Secret Beach are one of complimentary on-site treats that our guests love. So awesome that you got to experience that as well as your in-villa massage. We can’t wait for...

Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stayed in the Zambuco III villa and I can not find the words to truly describe the beauty and excellent level of service that accompanied our stay! The staff at Secret Bay are of the highest caliber, the resort presents the opportunity to personally curate your trip down to the smallest detail. It's incredible to travel to a different...

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

At Secret Bay we really do want you to feel like you’re at home. Your comfort and sense of serenity is important to us. Thank you for your review, Gabriella. Please come again.

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Secret Bay is the perfect retreat for the adventurous at heart or the peaceful romantic! The bungalows that are strategically placed among the trees on the lush hillsides are perfectly appointed with every amenity that you can imagine to make you feel spoilt with comfort, and would make the fussiest of people feel as though it was custom designed, just...

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

”Adventurers at heart” and “peaceful romantics” will surely find a perfect fit at Secret Bay. We welcome them and other travelers with open arms. Thanks to our concierge, Lenita, and the rest of the Secret Bay staff, we can curate a unique experience at both Secret Bay and in Dominica for guests. It’s our pleasure to meet your needs and...

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This place is one of those places you see in a magazine. The villa. The view. The water. The service. I can't say enough about it. For those of you reading the bad review and being skeptical don't be...it's gorgeous. The service is amazing. The location is perfect. The food is fabulous. Anything you want - you get. It's romantic...

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

Thanks so much for your review Kidzot. We appreciate your description of the Secret Bay experience. The support you show through your review certainly drives us to do more- both for new and returning guests. Its our hope that you do return. We’d love to have you back.

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We read all the reviews of Secret Bay and had a hard time believing anywhere could be that good.  We've traveled the world and stayed at some of the best hotels (Park Hyatt Tokyo and Oberoi Udivillas to name a couple).  Both my wife and I also travel constantly for work.  Secret Bay is just the right mix of intimacy,...

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

Hi drasta718. Congrats again on your marriage. It was a pleasure hosting you during your honeymoon. Guests are amazed that we really do look like what they see in the magazines. We want all our guest to be happy and so we try everyday not to disappoint. So from Gilbert, to Shemima, to Security, to the Souce Shack Team and...

Westford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed in the Mapou bungalow for our honeymoon, and it looked just like it did in the pictures. It is like staying in a treehouse overlooking the water. The secret beach, which is not even a 5 minute paddleboard or kayak ride is spectacular. It is white sand surrounded like a horseshoe by cliff. We sat out 2 days...

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

badjackson7, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay in the Mapou Bungalow during your honeymoon. Though Secret Beach is not private, it’s very secluded, perhaps because it is inaccessible by land. Most guests have it to themselves for hours on end- like you did. Glad you also enjoyed the service provided by Security and the Souce Shack team. I...

Reviewed 29 August 2016

We took the Ti Fey Bungalow for 5 days. it was out of this world. the bungalow was wooden and super cozy with an incredible view to the sea and green mountains behind it. Everything was clean and all the kitchen and bathroom equipment were top notch and in the best shape. We were greeted by the team and had...

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

Hi Mohamad, It was our pleasure hosting you and your lively wife during your visit to the Nature Isle. Each of our 8 units is uniquely laid out to provide a sense of privacy and seclusion. We’re happy to know what you felt like you were the only ones here! Best regards from all of us.

Meudon, France
Reviewed 28 August 2016

What a place, what a team, what a concept ! From the very first minute at booking and after having left the island, nothing to say but "Bravo". The place and the villas are uncommon. Food is delicious (Fished by or with Don,try the Lion fish) and the team is so warm and helpful. They always try to improve and...

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

Hi KH we love your review and thank you so much for your visit. Your satisfaction is at the heart of all we do. I will pass on your kind words to Don, Marvin, Roseline, Anthea. As the title of your review says we hope “you’ll be back.”

New Paltz, New York
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We are just back from an extraordinary honeymoon at Secret Bay in Dominica. We stayed in the Zabuco Honeymoon Villa III from August 8-13. Secret Bay exceeded our expectations on so many levels! First, the setting was magical. We loved sitting on our deck and watching the clouds and light shifting, the mountain tops appear then disappear in mist, the...

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

Hi Noel-Denise Where do I begin to thank you for your warm and sincere review?? Though we did not meet, I do remember booking your stay earlier this year and expressing how much I looked “forward to helping you celebrate your new beginning as husband and wife!” I am elated at the representation given by the Secret Bay team and that...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Even before you arrive you are treated like royalty.The staff here are super friendly and caters to your every need.. We were totally rejuvenated spiritually and physically by the beauty that abounds.Special mention to our Chef and to our personal assistants .Each meal was a culinary delight. Our unit called Mapou was the smallest ,yet had every convenience imaginable, Great...

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Hi Anniep. It was great to have you and your family at Secret Bay during your recent stay.  For us, the pre-arrival details are just as important to us as when you’re on property, we want to ensure your satisfaction even before you arrive! Each an everyone of us were happy to have met you and serve you. The bungalows are cozy...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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: Portsmouth 00109-8000, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range: $807 - $1,929 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Secret Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Secret Bay Hotel Portsmouth
Secret Bay Dominica/Portsmouth
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“US currency is accepted all over the island. There is an exit tax when leaving the island. $23 per person.”
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“The bungalows suite younger couples”
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“Every villa is amazing-some are larger than others. All of them are private and it's like you're on your own.”
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“All 8 villas are quiet and amazing”
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