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Secret Bay in Portsmouth, Dominica

Caribbean luxe has never been so spectacular as it is at Secret Bay. On the pristine, unadulterated island of Dominica, this boutique eco-luxury resort embraces a diverse environment, with two brilliant beaches and a majestic river. Just 10 minutes' drive from the town of Portsmouth and an hour from the capital of Roseau, Secret Bay is situated clifftop overlooking an expanse of azure Caribbean Sea. Modernly designed villas and bungalows bring harmony to nature and interior spaces, with open-plan living and dining areas, outdoor showers, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and views of the forest and beaches below. Fully equipped kitchens provide the convenience of complete facilities, while highly attentive yet inconspicuous service ensures that you can relax in laid back style. Allow the concierge to help organize activities - from massage and spa treatments, to restaurant reservations and more. Your own iPhone 5c and Kindle coupled with Bose sound will make staying connected and entertained a pleasure on our high speed WiFi, and a library of games and books offer additional opportunities for unwinding.

Start your day by taking advantage of Secret Bay's selection of recreation equipment, including snorkeling gear, mountain bikes, paddle boards, and yoga mats. Protect the marine environment in the Secret Bay's signature sustainable Lionfish hunting and cooking education program. Swim through the enchanting sea cave grotto, or take to the powdery sands of the resort's swimming beach. Another separate beach offers calm waters as well, and perfect chances to snorkel and explore. Wade up the river into the forest's mangroves, and take in the sights of the ancient Bwa Mang trees that stretch their roots into the cool waters. Then taste the island first-hand by arranging a personal cooking class, where you will learn to create some of the resort's signature dishes. Only the freshest, locally grown will do; Secret Bay, and the island itself, is home to many fruit trees ranging from guava to pineapple. Fish pulled from the ocean compliments the delightful flavors of the produce, and Secret Bay's staff of cooks know just how to make the absolute most of every favor. From the food to the forest, the beach to the bungalows, Secret bay is a paradise only Dominica can produce.

Location of Secret Bay

Secret Bay
Ross Boulevard
Portsmouth, Dominica

Nearest Airport: SXM

Amenities for Secret Bay

  • General Information
  • 6 Villas and Bungalows
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Only 12+ Years Permitted
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room Service
  • Organic Cuisine
  • Healthy Cuisine
  • Picnics
  • Vegetarian Cuisine
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa Services
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Housekeeping Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • WiFi
  • Gardens
  • Meditation Spaces
  • Beach Access
  • In-Room Spa Services
  • Barbeque Area
  • Provisioning Service
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Satellite Television
  • iPod Docks
  • Private Verandas
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Screened Living Spaces
  • Hammocks
  • Private Decks
  • Rain Showers
  • En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Fully-Equipped Kitchens
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Cooking Classes
  • Excursions
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Stargazing
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • ATV Tours
  • Boat Excursions
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Four-Wheel Drive Excursions
  • Bird Watching
  • Meditation
  • Paddleboarding
  • Nature Hikes
  • Nearby
  • National Parks
  • Restaurants
  • Beaches
  • Nature Reserve
  • Market
  • Hot Springs
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Spring Break
  • Spring Getaways

Reviews for Secret Bay

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

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 lovely. The accommodations are pure luxury. (We were in Zabucco 1). We ate fresh local food excellently prepared by Eric and his staff. We enjoyed outings with Fire and Captain Don. The study in our Texas high rise now boasts a large acrylic of a Dominican forest by Ellsworth Moses, a daily reminder of our magical time there. Thank you, Thank You, Thank You. You are etched in ur memories and in our hearts.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days 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. We expected not to want to leave after 6 days, we did not. What the "secret" is, however, is that somehow they have attracted a staff of people who become your friends, not phoney friends,but real friends. It is very uncanny. They are "that nice" They are uniformly intelligent and will exercise any level of effort to make your stay happy and make sure that your stay is meaningful. If that means you want to be left alone, they made sure it happens,They are uniformly dedicated to predicting what you want before you want it and delivering the thing you want before you realize how important that exact thing is to maximize your love of Dominica. I am not young and I have travelled a lot. At Secret Bay I met without a doubt the single most impressive hospitality employee of all time, Lenita Norris. She combines the three essentials of a hospitality professional in a way and to an extent, I have never seen. She has the three P's, necessary to a great hospitality executive. She is a Professional, she knows her stuff and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the property and the Island; she has a fantastic Personality which will meet your expectation of what she should be, whatever that is, and she possesses the Perspicacity to be able to direct a guest who may be new to the Island in just the right directions as will best suit that particular person or couple. I have never seen anything even close, and she does this in a non-intrusive way. You can be as isolated as you want. In fact until the last day we were there we never even saw any other guests.The place is consistently at least 6 on the TripAdvisor 5 scale. We will be back. I can't recommend the place enough.

mhssand - Atlantic City, New Jersey


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

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. Also loved the hammock! (It's true that you barely see your neighbors during your stay, although Zabuco II is closest to the entrance so it is probably a little less private than the other villas). Here, everything comes to your front porch: your meals, your snacks, your concierge, your yoga instructor, your masseuse. We even rented a car for two days - and we did not have to pick it up anywhere; the car came to Secret Bay! The food at Secret Bay is also excellent. Everything -- even the snacks (plantain chips, granola bars, and chocolate chip cookies are AMAZING... so are the local chocolates) -- is homemade and customizable. It's very easy to eat balanced, healthy meals. We barely wanted to leave the property to eat elsewhere. We personally loved the beaches on property, which reminded us of Hana in Maui (not white sand, but black and gold, scenic, and wild). Kayaking to Secret Bay with a picnic basket and a good book was also a highlight. (Not to mention that one day, lunch was brought to us on the beach!). And we had the beach to ourselves each time we went. Dominica has long been on my bucket list and it did not disappoint. Truly lush, unspoiled natural beauty. The people are kind and hospitable. There are few tourists and we often had sights to ourselves. There is enough to do on the island for active visitors as well as local sights (Portsmouth town/Cabrits Park/Indian River/Syndicate Nature Reserve) if you want to stay closer to the property. As an experienced traveler, I am reluctant to book any activities through a hotel. I always do my own research, as I did with Dominica. But I quickly learned that here, there is no actual trick: Secret Bay's "people" on the island are actually the best. We rode the Indian river with Fire and went bird watching with Dr. Birdy (highly recommended - he is amazing-- and we are NOT birders!), who was so kind that he invited us back another day, free of charge, to make sure we spotted the Sisserou parrot. We also rented a car for two days and saw a lot of the island on our own, which was fun (Scott's Head, Champagne Beach, Trafalgar Falls, sulphur spa). If we could do it again, we would hire Ryan for the day to take us around as the driving is a bit exhausting (and he is an excellent tour guide -- he drove us to/from the airport and goes the extra mile for his guests). And I would recommend you book your activities in advance so that you can make the most of your time. Lenita, the concierge, is exceptional. She went above and beyond to make sure that we made the most of our time. She also accommodated last-minute requests and changes with a smile. The rest of the Secret Bay staff was also great, and the service is very personalized. The manager and house attendants checked in with us on several occasions to make sure we had everything we needed. You have a cell phone at your disposal to communicate with your room attendants and other staff. And we also had a chance to meet the owner, Gregor, who also extended himself to us and helped to arrange a performance by folk musicians as per our request. There is a feeling here (and on Dominica at large) that you are guests in their home, without the "us" and "them" culture that one finds so often while traveling in the Caribbean. Overall, the Secret Bay experience was special because it provided us with the luxuries of the beach vacation that we craved (relaxation and comfort, beach, great food) while also affording us a warm, authentic experience immersed in nature and Dominican culture. Thank you for a wonderful stay! FYI - Zika - several people on the island said it is no longer an issue. Not sure if the numbers back up that statement but it seems to be on the decline. We were definitely bitten by mosquitoes, though.

cantakavita - New York City, New York


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Howard A


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, from helping with menu selections for lunch or dinner to making sure we always had fresh beach towels for our daily excursions. They created a daily itinerary of adventures for us that were unforgettable. Secret Bay arranged for us to experience the natural beauty of Dominica with the help of a wonderful guide/driver, who drove us to all our daily activities. Everyone we encountered (in and out of the resort) wanted to share their love for their beautiful island and all the fun it has to offer. When we weren't reading on our porch, playing in the waves or kayaking at Secret Bay, we were canyoning, snorkeling, whale watching, hiking to waterfalls and even did a Discover Scuba course where all the kids tried Scuba out for the first time. At the end of the day, we had beautiful family dinners served to us on our porch, before going to bed to the sounds of the night and waves crashing on the beach below.

IngaMichigan - Traverse City


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