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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 January 2016

From the moment I was greeted at the ferry port by Gilbert with the sign, Secret Bay, to the moment my two-day stay came to an end, I enjoyed every moment and was treated wonderfully by the staff at Secret Bay. Gilbert picked me up from the ferry terminal and had warm cookies, dried fruit and water waiting for me....

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

Hi Cassie. Thanks for your lovely review. We hope that you will visit us for a longer stay and wish you the best of everything on your awesome journey! Everyone says “hi”.

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I don't usually write reviews but felt compelled to write this one because I wish I had known about these issues before I booked. Overall, I was fairly disappointed with our stay. My husband and I spent two weeks traveling around the Caribbean where we stopped at a number of other islands, stayed at some great resorts, but spent the...

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

Hi KatherinefromCal, Thank you for your review and detailed feedback. We are deeply sorry that we did not meet expectations, especially as we feel we could have done more to make your experience better. Every guest at Secret Bay means the world to us and we are very saddened we let you down. Regarding the night music coming from the...

Bridgetown, Barbados
Reviewed 13 January 2016

My husband and I went to Secret Bay for our 6 day honeymoon. This was our first time in Dominica and what a delight it was. We live in the Caribbean so have been to most of the islands already. We chose Dominica because we are accustomed to the white sand beaches and all inclusive resorts of other islands and...

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

Hi Krista, glad your memories of your first visit to Dominica are filled with such pleasurable moments. This island is nothing short of amaaaazing! Just waking up each day, breathing in the fresh air and taking in the sounds of birds chirping is a wonderful gift. We hope hubby’s hand is healing nicely and we look forward to having you...

Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Visiting Secret Bay was one of the most relaxing vacations I have been on in a long time. The staff was so friendly and accommodating, making sure we had everything we needed every day of our stay. Every meal was spectacular, and even though I have a few food allergies I felt I was in extremely capable hands. We tried...

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

Hi Annaliese, we too hope you return again. Thanks for expressing your confidence in our staff, especially the Souce Shack Team. Reviews such as yours are always encouraging and I will pass on to the Team. They will love it!!!

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have spent the last week with our family at Secret Bay in Dominicas. We wanted a place where we could be together as a family to just hang out and relax. We have had a fabulous time and have not been disappointed. The resort is beautiful and very private- situated on a cliff above two beaches....

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

Thanks for sharing your family with us during the Holiday Season. Anthea says hi, and hopes to see all of you again!

Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Wonderful resort with many modern amenities. The staff was outstanding and very accommodating. We were able to go on various excursions and explore the beauty of this Caribbean island and then return to a very gracious and restful place.The food was excellent-local fresh and the chef even catered to some food allergies in the group! Secret Bay is a hidden...

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

Thanks Dede! We appreciate the feedback. It was our pleasure to host your group. We really love our kitchen staff and the effort they make to cater to the unique food requests of each guest. I will be sure to pass on your words of praise to them.

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

First time in Dominica and certainly it will not be the last time. An island that has plenty of nature and offers great opportunities for everyone with an active lifestyle and who likes outdoors. We stayed at the wonderful Secret Bay Hotel and it was marvelous. The view from the villa was fantastic, like someone had opened a window in...

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

Hi Martin, do come again. We will be happy to see you and the family…. And to answer your question- “Secret Bay times two :-) ”

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 30 December 2015

My wife and I stayed at Secret Bay (Zabuco II Villa) for our honeymoon Dec 1-11. We could tell from looking at the website and the pictures beforehand that this place would be fantastic. We found out firsthand that pictures and reviews do this resort no justice. Our shuttle driver was waiting for us upon landing. He gave us complimentary...

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

Hi Logan, Megan sends her regards to you and your lovely wife. Thanks for visiting us and for leaving this nice review. Pleasant wishes for the New Year!

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 30 December 2015

You know those sceptical thoughts, when you see and read a website, but you can't believe this can't be true? Well, this happened to us. We thought the website about Secret Bay sounded to be real. Well, we were wrong. Totally wrong. We stayed at Zing-Zing, the structure is beautiful, you feel very safe (despite all the hurrican news you...

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

You came, yow saw, you enjoyed! (and by you I mean the ENTIRE family). Great to hear you will be back. See you soon, and thanks for the wonderful review!

Pembroke Pines, Florida
Reviewed 29 December 2015

From the moment we arrived to the island of Dominica we knew our vacation would be special, as it is an untouched, non commercialized paradise. Our driver from the airport gave us an excellent guided tour as he drove us to the resort. It was very nice of him to highlight areas along the way & teach us a few...

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

This is Awesome!! Thanks so much for your review. I will pass on your kind words to the Team! Hope to see you soon and hope your family and friends visit us too!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
  • 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 )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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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: $662 - $1,603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Secret Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
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Secret Bay Dominica/Portsmouth
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