Shhh....Can You Keep a Secret (Bay)?
The secret’s getting out – Secret Bay in Dominica is re-defining boutique Caribbean eco-luxury. However as a savvy Luxury Link traveler, your ability to experience this extraordinary property at exceptional savings still makes you part of an elite group of insiders…
Undoubtedly one of Secret Bay’s greatest appeals is its location. Within just its four acres, this modern-day Garden of Eden features two beaches, two micro-climates, a river and a sea cave.
“It has the wonderful juxtaposition of being ‘in the jungle’ while being ‘on the beach’,” Secret Bay owner Gregor Nassief said.
The resort’s dramatic location is a microcosm of what guests can expect as a whole from Dominica, which can be reached non-stop from San Juan, Puerto Rico and a number of other Caribbean islands. It’s abundance of mountains, rivers, waterfalls and black and white-sand beaches is stunning, while volcanic topography makes it one of the least-densely populated islands in the region (Dominica is twice the size of Barbados with one quarter of the population). Dominica also boasts one of only two boiling lakes in the world – the aptly-named Boiling Lake – which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Like the surrounding island landscape, accommodations at Secret Bay are anything but ordinary, and with just two villas and two bungalows on the entire property, offer the upmost privacy. Seclusion to the point of secrecy, if you will, and one of the reasons Secret Bay was selected by The Knot as one of the 50 best places in the world to honeymoon.
“The accommodations have been described as ‘luxury treehouses’ and ‘modern Caribbean inimalistic’. Floor to ceiling glass, exotic hardwood, locally crafted furniture, Italian kitchens and bathrooms, German appliances, iPod docking stations, high-speed wireless,” said Nassief. “These are not hotel rooms or cabins but rather fully equipped vacation homes with the right balance of ‘eco’ and ‘luxury’.”
The mood for a relaxing, intimate stay is set upon arrival, with a private dinner for two on your first evening, and continues with five-star service throughout your stay.
“Each villa and bungalow has a dedicated attendant and the property has an amazing concierge service that can arrange everything form an in-villa massage or a private one-man jazz concert to a tailored day tour with a dedicated driver,” Nassief stated enthusiastically.
Because of the serenity at your Secret Bay doorstep, it may be difficult to step outside this remarkable property. However, the multitude of fun, unique, and unforgettable activities on Dominica are just a stone’s throw away. The island has long been a top-ranked destination for hiking and SCUBA diving. Snorkeling, river tubing and zip-lining opportunities are nearby for adventure-seekers. More so, Mr. Nassief explains there is a 90% success rate for spotting whales on a whale watching excursion!
In a world of beachfront mega-resorts and over-the-top fabrications of the Caribbean idea, Dominica has flown under-the radar compared to its neighbors. The name Secret Bay may reflect that, but once word about this slice of tropical perfection reaches the masses, the resort’s moniker may have to change!