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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My wife and I recently returned from our week long honeymoon at Secret Bay. Without a doubt we will be making a return trip to Dominica and Secret Bay when the opportunity presents itself. We found Secret Bay via some crafty internet research. Knowing we only had a week for our honeymoon we concentrated on the Caribbean to maximize our...

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

Hi millweegraves. If anyone has questions about what they can do at Secret Bay, I think your review answers their questions head on. You experiences ranged from those on property (kayaking, yoga, massage), to nearby (Indian River, Syndicate) to those further away (Champagne, waterfalls, etc.). We are flexible enough to plan these activities on short notice, though we typically send...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 August 2016

My husband and I recently returned from a 7-night stay at Secret Bay’s Zabuco I villa to celebrate our fifth anniversary. While there are some positives about Secret Bay (e.g. terrific views, beautiful location) and Dominica is undeniably beautiful, there were simply too many issues during our stay to recommend this resort to discriminating travelers, particularly those planning a special...

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

Hi bostongal19 We appreciate all aspects of the review – the good (our villa attendant service, the food, the views, the location) as well as the bad (your numerous issues with the villa and the amenities, and the lack of attention to detail). We do apologise that we did not meet and exceed expectations in many aspects of your stay...

Greenville, Texas, United States
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have been doing projects in Portsmouth for several years now with the hospital, and I thought it was time to bring the rest of my family to Dominica that hadn't been on prior trips. Gregor and company went out of their way to make the ZingZing available and we were once again in Jurassic bliss. The room is incredible,...

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

Hey Captain Bill and family. Thanks so much for the review! It was great meeting you and your family after communicating by phone and email for some time. Whenever you want to experience “Jurassic bliss” again, we’re just a call or email away. Don’t wait too long!

Caribbean
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Simply marvelous! The service was really splendid. Very nice, hospitable people. The resort is very luxurious and everything was just beautiful; the spot and the scenery. Actually it was a jaw-dropping experience. I really enjoyed my time there. It's private and it's now my secret getaway. I definitely plan to visit again in the near future. Thank you secret bay...

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

Thanks jaynicky2016 for your review. We truly appreciate it. It was our pleasure to welcome and host you during your stay. Although most of our guests are couples, we love making the stay just as special for those who travel solo. Thanks again and we hope you do return.

Reviewed 28 July 2016

From the moment we landed in Dominica it was apparent how proud everyone was of their country, and after our time there, I now understand why! Dominica is stunningly beautiful and unlike any island I have ever visited. Everywhere you look there are papaya, almond, coffee, avocado, breadfruit and coconut trees, not to mention the hundreds of rivers and gorgeous...

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

Hi Taylor, thanks for your great review of Secret Bay and Dominica. We all love our Nature Island and are happy to share with our guests. From our rich and diverse flora and fauna to the incredible marine life and of course the hospitable people- Dominica is not easy to forget. We’re thrilled at the prospect of your return to...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Fantastic place to get away. All our needs were met including an awesome beach, great hospitality, friendly care takers, easy transportation, and splendid grounds. we talked about this trip for a long time and have wonderful memories.

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

We are so happy to have met your expectations porchstudios. Thank you for visiting. Please return to make even more memories!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 July 2016

What a great experience. From the moment we met Gilbert at the airport my wife and I knew that we had reached a special place. The island of Dominica is stunning and to be able to enjoy it while staying at a place like Secret Bay truly made for an unforgettable honeymoon. Since our stay I have recommended Secret Bay...

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

Hey Charlie. Thanks for the great review! Gilbert is awesome and we’re so thrilled that he represents the essence of Secret Bay so well. Deslyn misses you and says “hi!” Our regards to you and your wife. See you guys soon!

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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed at the exquisite Secret Bay on our first trip to Dominica recently. There are not enough words to express how stunning, well appointed and attention to detail this resort offers. The grounds and villas are gorgeous, food incredible and service is stellar to say the least. We are so grateful to Marvin and staff for...

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

Lisa and Erica, it was such a pleasure helping you though the booking process and welcoming you to our Resort and our beautiful island. Erica, I thoroughly enjoyed our chat at the Souce Shack and look forward to seeing you both on those yearly trips! Love from us all.

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you're looking for a very private vacation in one of the most beautiful and secluded places in the Caribbean, then Secret Bay is the place for you. From the spectacular views of the Zabuco Honeymoon Villa and night after night of amazing sunsets to the very private beach of Secret Bay to the wonderful food and outstanding service, our...

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

Secret Bay is one of Trip Advisor's Top Caribbean Hotels and rank in the top ten for Romance in the Region. This is in large part due to the feedback we get from guests such as yourself GlobTrotrJr. Thank you for the lovely review, we truly appreciate it and are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope...

Jackson, Michigan
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My wife and I had a spectacular anniversary trip to Secret Bay for a week in late May/early June. We stayed in the original Zabuco Honeymoon Villa I. It sits high over the ocean at the end of an outcropping. The views were beyond belief, and the villa was impressive. Complete kitchen, in-room tub, a shower that opens to the...

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

Thank you so much dhpelan59! Aren’t the views from Zabuco Honeymoon Villa I just so amazing? We’re thrilled you enjoyed your “quiet time” at Secret Bay. Thanks for the high recommendation. We truly appreciate it and loved your company. Hope you return!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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: Portsmouth 00109-8000, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range: $818 - $1,988 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Secret Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Secret Bay Hotel Portsmouth
Secret Bay Dominica/Portsmouth
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“US currency is accepted all over the island. There is an exit tax when leaving the island. $23 per person.”
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“The bungalows suite younger couples”
 of 5 bubbles 116Laura, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Every villa is amazing-some are larger than others. All of them are private and it's like you're on your own.”
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“All of the accommodation is incredible.”
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“All 8 villas are quiet and amazing”
 of 5 bubbles 2501LDavis, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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