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Reviewed October 4, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Secret Bay for our honeymoon and we had an amazing experience. First of all, the location is beautiful with views of the Caribbean Sea and a quiet beach on property. The bungalows are marvelous, with many luxurious touches and plenty of space. Most importantly, the staff is friendly, generous, and accommodating. They go above and beyond anything we've experienced before and are the reason we will return to Secret Bay again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jeffrey N
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

If city life is cramping your style then its time to head to the pristine island of Dominica, with Secret Bay Resort as your grand destination. Just about an 1 ½ hour flight from Puerto Rico will take you to one of the most “unspoiled natural beauty islands” in the Caribbean. If relaxation and or romance are what you are seeking or you just want to disconnect with the world, then Secret Bay is for you. Everything about the resort will WOW you from the accommodations, views, and friendly service.

There are no other accommodations like it in Dominica from what we have seen and previously experienced. From the architectural aspect of the villas as well as the floral and fauna of this location, everything is 5 star.

We rented both Villas during our stay. Zabuco Villa (The Honeymoon Villa) is spectacular. It is a very private, one bedroom villa with phenomenal ocean views and sunsets. Nicely appointed with every amenity you can imagine.
Zing Zing Villa is just as nice and has a river and a beach view. It does have 2 bedrooms and the same great amenities. Eating your meals on the decks is one of the best parts of both of the villas.

Just below Secret Bay Resort is Secret Beach. It is one of the best secluded beaches of the island. Quite and small but has great warm water and crystal clarity for snorkeling. You can kayak and paddleboard in the beautiful bay. Just under Zabuco Villa is a sea cave that is a great secret in itself to explore.

Part of Secret Bay is the wonderful concierge service they offer. We had impeccable service from the chefs, we enjoyed many local dishes cooked by them, they set up excursions such as hikes to the boiling lake and several other scenic waterfalls. Also if you need a massage or pedicure, they can set that up for you as well. They give you use of snorkel gear, kayaks, bicycles, coolers for your day excursions at no extra charge. For any of your needs, the staff was prompt, available and made your trip there as easy as possible.

We were here for a week and really didn’t feel like you had to leave the resort. The town of Portsmouth is quite and quaint. If you get a chance go to the Farmers Market early Saturday morning. Also if you want to eat a meal in town, try the Iguana Café. Don’t let the building leave you second-guessing yourself on eating here. It is small and you have to call to have the restaurant open to cook your dinner. It is well worth the trip into town to eat here.

If hiking is your passion, then try these guided trips to Tete Chien (the lava flow), Riviere Cyrique (rope climbing!) and Sari Sari falls.... we did these three hikes in one day. Also another hike that should be on your bucket list is to Boiling Lake (Only two boiling lakes in the world). This 16 mile, 6 hour hike is not for the feint of heart but well worth the trip.

You could make Secret Bay as active or relaxing as you like. If you are tired of the cruise ships and the crowds of the other islands and want to be pampered, then Secret Bay should be your future destination! Gregor and Sandra, the owners, have spent 15 years dreaming about this place and it shows with the all the details. If you have a chance to meet them you’ll feel the soul of the resort and that will make your trip even more special. But you better hurry since Secret Bay is no longer going to be “that” secret once word spreads about this fabulous place.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank Stacy A
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

We just had a magical visit to Secret Bay in Dominica. Four of our family shared a beautiful 2-bedroom villa overlooking the water. The villa was built of local woods and equipped with all modern appliances and conveniences. I walked down the hill in the morning with a cup of coffee and admired the view and peace. The staff met every need we had - they were charming and gracious. We went kayaking, visited a small cave with a guide and went snorkeling. The water was crystal clear and warm - and the colorful tropical fish were amazing. We have stayed at many hotels and inns - Secret Bay provided us with a wonderful experience second to none.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mary C
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

My husband and i were visiting the island of Dominica and decided to take a few days off to visit the north of the island. We did a little research and asked a few locals for their advise. There were a range of options as Dominica seems to be growing in the number of boutique hotels offered around the island. Our final choice was Secrete Bay and i don't think we could have made a better choice. What beauty!!! We felt like we were in our own little paradise...............the honeymoon suite was so serene, calming and spacious. We had our own personal caretakers and cooks who were excellent. Fresh fish, the most delicious home-made yogurt, fresh fruits, all catered to our request. We ventured on a kayak trip to vist the bay which greeted us with crystal clear blue water. Even better we were the only one there at the time. Sometimes we all just need to get away and relax and Secret Bay definitely fulfilled that desire.

Room Tip: Heaven on earth!!
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank candy w
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Going to Secret Bay afforded my wife and I some good quality time to unwind at this beautiful and serene property. We went there in early July 2011 and stayed in their beautiful Zabuco Honeymoon Villa. The villa itself had gorgeous views from all angles. It is also quite spacious and well appointed. The villa also came with it’s own private infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean sea.

The service at Secret Bay was very personal and charming. We were provided our own personal cook, who prepared delightful customized meals, which made for a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean and secret beach. The staff was eager to help us enjoy all that Secret Bay had to offer.

We also enjoyed one of the many terraced outdoor decks and watch a beautiful sunset in the Caribbean Sea. The decks were comfortably and nicely furnished which allowed us to really enjoy the sunset.

The facility had great amenities which we utilized daily. We used the kayaks and kayaked to a beautiful secluded beach, called secret beach. While at secret beach we snorkeled and enjoyed the beautiful nature of Dominica below the sea. It was great!

The location provided a true sense of beautiful fauna, breathtaking views and a secluded location. If you are ever in the Caribbean and you are looking for a beautiful romantic place to stay, Secret Bay is it. We had a great time.

Going to Secret Bay afforded my wife and I some good quality time to unwind at this beautiful and serene property. We went there in early July 2011 and stayed in their beautiful Zabuco Honeymoon Villa. The villa itself had gorgeous views from all angles. It is also quite spacious and well appointed. The villa also came with it’s own private infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean sea.

The service at Secret Bay was very personal and charming. We were provided our own personal cook, who prepared delightful customized meals, which made for a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean and secret beach. The staff was eager to help us enjoy all that Secret Bay had to offer.

We also enjoyed one of the many terraced outdoor decks and watch a beautiful sunset in the Caribbean Sea. The decks were comfortably and nicely furnished which allowed us to really enjoy the sunset.

The facility had great amenities which we utilized daily. We used the kayaks and kayaked to a beautiful secluded beach, called secret beach. While at secret beach we snorkeled and enjoyed the beautiful nature of Dominica below the sea. It was great!

The location provided a true sense of beautiful fauna, breathtaking views and a secluded location. If you are ever in the Caribbean and you are looking for a beautiful romantic place to stay, Secret Bay is it. We had a great time.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Muggygee
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