September 6, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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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 2 days ago

My best friend and I visited Secret Bay in June 2017. To give you some perspective, some of the destinations we have traveled together include Paris, Santorini, Maldive Islands, India for a tiger safari, Lake Como, and Cinque Terre - all beautiful destinations in their own right. Secret Bay did not disappoint and, in many ways, offered something that these other locations did not. Mainly, relaxation unlike I've ever experienced! First of all, Dominica offers some absolutely breathtaking vistas. If you're reading this review, you've probably already viewed images of Dominica. You won't be disappointed. It really is THAT beautiful. And I'm pretty sure the view doesn't get any better than it does from our villa, Zabuco I. I'm so glad we splurged on that unit! But what made Dominica and Secret Bay truly unique, at least for us, was the service and the seclusion. We planned this trip largely to just recharge our batteries. My friend is a busy attorney and I am a busy mom. So we both just needed to relax, but prefer to do so privately and in paradise. At Secret Bay each guest has their own home/villa, and our villa had a private pool and a separate private reading lounge (which we sadly never even used!). We literally did not leave our little compound for 1/2 of our stay - there was just no need to do so. Breakfast orders are placed the night before and delivered to you to enjoy on your private patio at your desired time, and all other meals are arranged in advance or you can cook your own should you so choose. I think we had all of our dinners prepared by the very talented chef and most breakfasts, and then we would just snack on our own for lunch with groceries that we had pre-stocked before our arrival (which is an awesome service to offer). Sweet Lenita came to visit us on our first day to help us plan our week - activities, meals, etc. We ended up booking one full day excursion with Ryan (who had picked us up from the airport) as our guide (he is FABULOUS!!!). We hiked Middleham Falls and visited a local sulphur pool called Screw (yes, that's the actual name). I had broken my toe about a month before this trip, and was still unable to wear anything other than a flip flop, so we were unable to hike Boiling Lake or anything more than Middleham Falls. But it was a beautiful outing and we really enjoyed it. I'm somewhat of a germophobe, so the sulphur pools are not my cup of tea, but it was deserted the day we went except for one other small group of 5 people, so that it made it more enjoyable for me. Then we also did a 1/2 day excursion (again with Ryan) to Cabrits National Park/Fort Shirley and a visit with a local artist, Marie Bouvet Frederick with Indigo Art Studio. Sarah and I both found beautiful paintings to memorialize our trip to Dominica! We also enjoyed 2 hour massages in the seclusion of our villa - outside with the tropical breeze and the relaxing sounds of nature. It was heavenly! The rest of our trip was literally spent doing nothing other than relaxing, recharging, and enjoying the rum punch in the comfort of our private pool. Shemima and Aaliyah each did a wonderful job taking care of us in our villa. Such sweet ladies! We really did feel like everyone genuinely cared about making sure we had the best vacation possible. The villa was beautifully furnished and I could have lived on the front video just taking in that gorgeous view day and night. I will never forget sitting out there during a brief storm - it just felt magical. And another night we went downstairs by the pool and laid on the lounge chairs gazing up at the millions of stars that we typically don't get to see back at home in the big cities. I could go on and on. It was such a great trip. If you want to relax and recharge in an absolutely stunningly beautiful location, I'd highly recommend Secret Bay and the Zabuco I villa.

Shannon J - Houston, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could not have imagined our vacation being any better. The grounds are immaculate and stunning. The service was beyond expectation from a staff who is both professional and delightful. The food was exceptional and the chef & his staff very accommodating. The Zabuco Villa exceeded the images the photos had built. The views, architecture, and privacy are unparalleled. Every excursion we took was planned with great detail and staffed with friendly and experienced guides. The memories we made at Secret Bay will stay with us forever. Thank you Secret Bay staff. We will be back again!

Robert H

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Memorable for privacy, personal service, close to nature experience and comfort. Great help at concierge. A must return experience for easy access to great flora and fauna, Waterfalls, hiking and pristine nature of the island.

Herbert V

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an awesome resort.....great location with private beach and exciting architecturally designed villas tucked away among the trees in a seductive natural landscape with awesome views. The service is by far one of the best I have had. the staff were friendly and welcoming and cater to your every need. The rooms hardwood finish provide a warm exquisite touch, while affording a spacious comfortable and modern stay. The food was excellent, cooked to your request. A nice place to visit for a relaxed, secluded and safe getaway.

Jamal L

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

I cannot say enough nice things about this resort, their staff and the island of Dominica. My wife and I went for our 3 year anniversary and wanted to get away the typical all-inclusive resorts and just really escape. Mission Accomplished! The pictures don't do justice for how private and secluded the villas are and the incredible views that they offer. WOW! The property will take your breath away and really make you feel at home. Staff/Service: I can say with confidence that this was the best hospitality experience we have ever had. The personalized service and genuine care that the staff take is incredible. Lenita, the concierge, is an absolute sweetheart. You can tell she genuinely cares about her guests experience and making sure they receive the type of trip they are looking for. She helped plan out our activities for the week on our first morning and pointed out the "must see" spots based on what we were interested in (Mainly hiking and checking out the rain forests). We were rained out on our second day and had to change some plans, but she quickly made adjustments and had recommendations for us on how to maximize the afternoon. You will love her. Also, we had Saralee and Bianca as our villa attendants. Both were VERY helpful and friendly and fun to connect with and learn from. Excursions: On our first afternoon they connected us with our guide for the day, Martis (MJ). He took us on a quick hike to Chaudiere Pool and where he showed us how to jump from the rocks and actually slide down the small waterfall (super cool). By the time we left the pool we already felt like friends. We had such a good time with him that we requested him for the rest of our excursions for the week. My favorite part of the trip was Middleham Falls, which is about an hour hike into the rain forest ending at a large waterfall. We quickly scaled some rocks when we got there and dove into the small pool at the base of the falls (unreal experience). My wife on the other hand, loved Ti Tou Gorge, where she was able to swim through the gorge back to the waterfall....really cool spot. Martis helped to capture some pretty epic shots with the GoPro. We finished up at Champagne Beach and Scotts Head to round out a full final day of activity in Roseau...such a beautiful island with so many amazing people. Martis did an awesome job of helping us learn about the island and show us how to make the most of the spots we hit. He really added to our whole experience...we will definitely keep in touch with him. Food: I'll admit, we didn't really know what to expect for food when we arrived. That said, it was simple and it was delicious. We had our villa stocked with bacon, eggs and fruit and made breakfast each morning. It was a really relaxing way to start the day and enjoy the view in the early morning. For lunch, we just packed sandwiches to take on our excursions and eat while we were out. Dinner was super simple...Saralee would give us a menu before we went to bed each night for the following evening and we would leave her a note before we left on excursions with what we wanted to eat. Most nights we would come home from activites, wind down with an in villa massage and then eat dinner on the outdoor patio. The food was very fresh and tasty. A great way to wind down any day. In closing, if you are looking for something different than the typical island experience, this is definitely the trip. The people of the island are incredibly friendly and it has definitely not been overdeveloped like other parts of the Caribbean. If you're going to experience Dominica, there is no better way to take it in than at Secret Bay. There is no question we will be back in the future. Thanks again to Lenita, Saralee, Bianca, Christian and Martis for making our vacation so wonderful. You guys are the best!

Jason G

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