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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was like visiting a fairy tale. The landscape was exquisite, the locals were incredibly friendly, and the food was phenomenal. Secret bay was by far the most romantic place I have ever been! Beautiful views, beautiful sunsets, and such sweet people taking care of your every need! Such a special place! If you have the chance to visit Dominica,...

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Eustis, Florida
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Reviewed 18 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...

Palm Coast, FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be warned - you'll never want to travel anywhere else for the rest of your lives!! My husband and I honeymooned at Secret Bay in Feb 2017 - from the moment we stepped out of the airport, Secret Bay staff was there to make sure everything was perfect - and literally everything was PERFECT!! While the accommodations, we stayed in...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Secret Bay is one of the best small luxury resorts hands down. From its laid back quite vibe, amazing sunsets, and endless natural beauty, all the way to amazing "Hidden beach", Secret Bay has everything one could hope for in a tropical luxury vacation. The staff, activities and accommodations were second to none.

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Birmingham, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful week at Secret Bay in January 2017. Secret Bay is, quite literally, paradise. Absolutely beautiful surroundings and views, private beaches, stunning villas with breathtaking sunsets, excellent food, and the incredible island of Dominica all at your fingertips. The Secret Bay staff is wonderful, and really strived to make our stay outstanding. Lenita was a joy, and...

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1Thank cem450
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resort has a small number of very well built and equipped villas nestled among the trees on a hillside leading down to their private beach. This is a top class small hotel with excellent service and facilities. We chose to totally chill out with much time spent with feet up reading and walks down to the beach. There were...

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the large "Zing Zing" for a week with our 2 girls. Arrived somewhat late in the evening (dark) on 2/16 and were greeted by their excellent driver Ryan who had snacks and hand towels. The trip is rather long to Secret Bay and can feel longer in pitch black and bumpy roads but once we made it...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 12 February 2017

What a magical, unpretentious place to visit! Secret Bay is a very unique travel experience. The villa could not have been more perfect -- like a luxury treehouse where everything is beautiful and simple, spacious and oh so comfortable. The staff could not have been more warm, professional, knowledgable or helpful. Every suggestion for planning our excursions was spot on...

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Ellen Thanks so much for your lovely words. It was a joy hosting you and your husband while you took time to enjoy our "verdant paradise"- Dominica. Both Secret Bay and the Nature Island are happy to welcome you any time you want to retreat, relax and rejuvenate ... hope we see you again!

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I went there solo but quickly realized I should have had my spouse. This location cannot be enjoyed solo. All you need really is your swim suit for the day and thick blankets for the night :) . This place is top of the line!

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Katie, though Secret Bay can be a perfect getaway for the solo traveler, couples will find us a special treat too as we also cater to their unique needs. I guess this means that you will be planning a second visit with us! We look forward to welcoming you and your spouse to Secret Bay and Dominica.

Lafayette, LA
Reviewed 22 January 2017

My husband and I spent 8 nights at Secret Bay in January 2017. We stayed in Zabuca I for 2 nights and the rest in Ylang Ylang 1. Both rooms were wonderful in their own ways. The best part about Zabuca I is the panoramic ocean view. It is very large villa with way more space than 2 people need,...

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi NDB14, thanks for your review! We’re pleased that you enjoyed your stay in both Zabuco Honeymoon Villa I and Ylang Ylang Villa I. Deslyn sends her regards as does Lenita. Ryan, Devon and Rohan are all assets to the Team and we will be sure to let them know how much you appreciated their services (though they’ve probably already...

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Airport Transportation
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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, Portsmouth 00109-8000, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range: $644 - $1,638 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Secret Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Secret Bay Hotel Portsmouth
Secret Bay Dominica/Portsmouth
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“Zabuco 3 is VERY private and the view is AMAZING!!”
 of 5 bubbles 228heatherp, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Zabuca Honeymoon Villas are outstanding.”
 of 5 bubbles cem450, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They are all different and lovely”
 of 5 bubbles Profb59, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Zabuca-huge villa with panoramic ocean view. Ylang Ylang- smaller, cozy villa with private plunge pool right outside your door.”
 of 5 bubbles letmetravel14, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I really loved the Mapou Bungalo for it's amazing view and privacy”
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