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Secret Bay

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18/06/2017 19/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I have traveled throughout North America, Europe and Caribbean and Secret Bay and the beautiful island of Dominica is hands down the best vacation we have had in close to 20 years together. The staff cater to your every want and need and the villas are beyond imaginable with the views of the mountains and the water....

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Eustis, Florida
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
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...

Covington, Indiana
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I honestly cannot say enough about this resort - it is exactly where you want to stay when traveling abroad! Lenita the concierge is absolutely wonderful and made sure that we were having the most memorable week. She genuinely cares about your stay and goes out of her way to arrange your week exactly how you want it. She is...

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Tubac, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no doubt Secret Bay will never disappoint when it comes to its beautiful setting. We have both lived in and traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and Secret Bay ranks at the top, for this part of the world. The concierge staff is very engaging and attempts to make every effort to accommodate you during your stay, but their...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since our visit to Montserrat in the '80's, we have longed to visit Dominica. We are rather spoiled world travelers and foodies. Until Secret Bay there was nowhere to stay on the ever so lovely island of Dominica. There is no place on earth that surpasses Secret Bay. It truly is paradise. The people are kind, gentle, fun loving and...

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​You did it!!! We are honored that Secret Bay motivated you to visit Dominica after wanting to for so long. It was clear from the very start that your focus was to experience the island just as a local would and we are grateful to have shared through our fresh food, local art, and loving people, a truly authentic experience....

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just got back tonight from 6 nights at Secret Bay. It was an incredible life-changing experience. We discovered the "secret".We expected the place to be over the top beautiful, it was. We expected the place to be isolated in a place you would never want to leave, it was. We expected the place to have great food, it did....

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The best part of this whole experience is you - reading what you wrote about the island and getting a glimpse of Secret Bay through your eyes is invaluable. Thank you for your kind words about our resort and especially about our staff. The Secret Bay family is made up of nothing but, happy, friendly, open and enthusiastic people who...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Secret Bay is a very unique place to stay. We have been to many of the famous Caribbean resorts, but as experienced world travelers, Secret Bay stands out for its tailor-fit service, privacy, and authenticity. The villas are well-designed, inspiring, and offer expansive views. We stayed in Zabuco II, and it was much larger than it looked in the pictures....

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Your time with us definitely goes down as one of the more memorable stays we’ve had. Thank you for gracing us with your beautiful voice; Tyson and family expressed gratitude for the experience of sharing your love of music together. We aim to please and there’s no such thing as ‘too difficult’ to attempt when it comes to meeting the...

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Secret Bay in Portsmouth Dominica has one description... Top class... This is the perfect balance between modern amenities and preservation of the eco-tourism concept. Nestled on a private beach at the entrance to Picard, Portsmouth in Dominica, Secret Bay has the ambience that caters to the best.

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1Thank Howard A
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With just a few lines, you have said it all and we are grateful for your concise yet vivid description of what is offered at Secret Bay. The concept of sheer luxury in the heart of nature continues to be the bedrock of the Secret Bay way of life. At our resort, we are equally focused on the environment as...

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Our family of six had a amazing time at Secret Bay. Villa Zing Zing was like a home away from home, full kitchen, fully stocked fridge and all the creature comforts of home. Secret Bay and their staff were friendly, helpful and always a step ahead. Our attendant at the villa made sure that we were always taken care of,...

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It’s not very often that we are graced with the presence of a family of six and you guys were beyond amazing. Your high energy mixed in with the long list of activities you managed to tackle, couldn’t have been a more perfect match. The Zing Zing Villa is indeed family friendly and like many of the other units, comes...

boston
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My husband and I just spent a month at Secret Bay for the third year in a row, this time in one of the new Villas…larger than the bungalows and smaller than the Zambuco villas…perfect size for us. In my past reviews I have discussed the exquisite beauty of the island, the outstanding villas and their top-notch appointments, as well...

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The Secret Bay family misses you and we speak of you often. What a pleasure it is to prepare for your arrival year after year. Nothing pleases us more than to ensure your continued comfort whenever you are on-island and at Secret Bay. We cannot tell you enough how much of an impression you continue to make each time you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
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 | Tibay, Portsmouth 00109-8000, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range: $793 - $1,747 (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 Hotel Portsmouth
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