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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Wonderful resort with many modern amenities. The staff was outstanding and very accommodating. We were able to go on various excursions and explore the beauty of this Caribbean island and then return to a very gracious and restful place.The food was excellent-local fresh and the chef even catered to some food allergies in the group! Secret Bay is a hidden...

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

Thanks Dede! We appreciate the feedback. It was our pleasure to host your group. We really love our kitchen staff and the effort they make to cater to the unique food requests of each guest. I will be sure to pass on your words of praise to them.

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

First time in Dominica and certainly it will not be the last time. An island that has plenty of nature and offers great opportunities for everyone with an active lifestyle and who likes outdoors. We stayed at the wonderful Secret Bay Hotel and it was marvelous. The view from the villa was fantastic, like someone had opened a window in...

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

Hi Martin, do come again. We will be happy to see you and the family…. And to answer your question- “Secret Bay times two :-) ”

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 30 December 2015

My wife and I stayed at Secret Bay (Zabuco II Villa) for our honeymoon Dec 1-11. We could tell from looking at the website and the pictures beforehand that this place would be fantastic. We found out firsthand that pictures and reviews do this resort no justice. Our shuttle driver was waiting for us upon landing. He gave us complimentary...

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

Hi Logan, Megan sends her regards to you and your lovely wife. Thanks for visiting us and for leaving this nice review. Pleasant wishes for the New Year!

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 30 December 2015

You know those sceptical thoughts, when you see and read a website, but you can't believe this can't be true? Well, this happened to us. We thought the website about Secret Bay sounded to be real. Well, we were wrong. Totally wrong. We stayed at Zing-Zing, the structure is beautiful, you feel very safe (despite all the hurrican news you...

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

You came, yow saw, you enjoyed! (and by you I mean the ENTIRE family). Great to hear you will be back. See you soon, and thanks for the wonderful review!

Pembroke Pines, Florida
Reviewed 30 December 2015

From the moment we arrived to the island of Dominica we knew our vacation would be special, as it is an untouched, non commercialized paradise. Our driver from the airport gave us an excellent guided tour as he drove us to the resort. It was very nice of him to highlight areas along the way & teach us a few...

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

This is Awesome!! Thanks so much for your review. I will pass on your kind words to the Team! Hope to see you soon and hope your family and friends visit us too!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We chose Secret Bay based in part on excellent ratings on TripAdvisor and glowing coverage and rating in other media. Our time at Secret Bay was amazing! The food was excellent, the villa (zabuco III) was fabulous, and the grounds are gorgeous. A couple of notes that I believe are necessary to point out even though they've been commented on...

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

Hi Saneb-traveler. Thank you for your feedback. We truly appreciate it. With respect to your notes, Zabuco II and III are nearer the highway, but very elevated, and just to add that it’s a two-lane road that can be a bit busy in the mornings and in the afternoons at particular hours when persons are going to and coming from...

Camp Springs, KY
Reviewed 27 December 2015

It's been nearly a year, but finally I'm taking the time to reflect on our perfect stay at Secret Bay. I'm an OCD vacation planner, and wanted just the right place for our 25th anniversary. We stayed in the Ti-Fey bungalow. Although a bit closer to the neighbors than we had hoped, it still felt private and immersed in nature....

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

We were more than happy to share our slice of paradise with you. We’re glad to know that Secret Bay was just right for you. So glad you guys had an amazing 25th anniversary celebration. Here’s to another 25!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 27 December 2015

My husband and I honeymooned at Secret Bay in November and had an amazing experience! We stayed in one of the bungalows for eight nights, and it was perfect for us. The personalized service was far beyond our expectations, and they blew us away with amazing meals that were prepared used fresh local ingredients. We are relatively adventurous in nature,...

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

Yaay! We are over the moon happy after reading your review. It is truly gratifying when guests relate to us a wonderful experience such as you have had. The staff will appreciate this feedback. I will be sure to pass on to them. We look forward to having you back.

Reviewed 27 December 2015

We had a great stay at Secret Bay. The villas (Zabuco 1 and zing zing) were utterly gorgeous - beautiful scenery and the interiors were done very tastefully. There were plenty of books and games in the villa in addition to a telescope, DVD's and Apple TV. Food was excellent (vegetarian food made to our request) and we were well...

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

Thanks for the review Priya! We do appreciate the feedback and are happy to know that your family enjoyed their stay at Secret Bay. This time again next year?

McLean, Virginia
Reviewed 25 December 2015

We spent five days at Secret Bay at the beginning of February. Everything at the property was first-class -- the villa, food, attractions and surroundings. Staff was unfailingly gracious and attentive, and the beauty of the location is striking. Dominica itself is an unusual and memorable destination.

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

Thank you so much for tis glowing review. You guys make us feel so special when we read such kind and sincere remarks. Thank you for your visit and your appreciation. We hope you’ve made some great memories here.

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Amenities

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: RM2,201 - RM5,603 (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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