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Tucked away on the unspoilt nature island of Dominica, Secret Bay is an award-winning boutique resort with just six sustainable luxury villas immersed in nature and designed to capture the luxury of time and space. With intimate and personalised service that caters to guest preferences and privacy, Secret Bay is the perfect getaway for a Caribbean honeymoon, private beach wedding or otherwise secluded holiday of a lifetime.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Secret Bay is an truly special place on a truly special island. We had the privilege of spending a couple of days in Ylang Ylang II in November. The villa is spacious and beautiful! We had two large verandahs with views of the Caribbean, a full, pre-stocked kitchen, a closed off
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Secret Bay is an amazing place to stay for those who want to experience the rugged beauty of Dominica with luxury comforts. The property consists of 6 villas, each equiped with a full kitchen, gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea, and plug pools or Hot tubs. The property also
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We had the great pleasure of spending the Christmas holiday at Secret Bay in Ylang Ylang I. Of everything we enjoyed, we came home raving about the dining experience and Chef Grant. Adding Zing Zing restaurant during the rebuild was a great and necessary decision, as the 5-star
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So my husband and I were originally planning on getting married in October and having our honeymoon following in November at the newly re-opening Secret Bay that we had been drooling over for quite some time. We ended up marrying in July and took a mini vacation to celebrate.
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Response from LenitaN26, Concierge at Secret Bay
Responded 1 week ago
Our excitement over your stay and this awesome review is through the roof – we cannot thank you enough for sharing this special occasion with us. It is our joy to create lasting memories and we are truly honored that you guys gave us the opportunity to do just that. Your presence has added to the plethora of love that feeds the idiosyncrasy of our boutique resort. We are equally delighted to share our island and culture as we are to make Secret Bay, your home away from home. Planning an itinerary that includes just that is our pleasure and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time on and off the property.Our primary purpose is to meet the needs and wants of all our guests to the best of our ability. From the beginning to the end of each day, the Secret Bay family is dedicated to filling your stay with an abundance of pleasantries in every way. Thank you for writing about your experience – we are thankful, and our hearts are overflowing with gratitude. See you soon!
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Secret Bay is back. And I contend that this should be no secret. If you ever have the slightest opportunity to experience this chunk of paradise you should do all in your power to make it happen. What an incredible job after almost total devastation only one year ago by
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Response from LenitaN26, Concierge at Secret Bay
Responded 28 Nov 2018
Jean-Marc, the Secret Bay family loves you and we are so proud to be able to be of humble service once more. Thank you for being our first since the devastation of Hurricane Maria - it was not easy but the love and special memories created at Secret Bay served as the foundation to overcome all of the challenges of rebuilding. It also brought about new ideas to provide our guests with an even greater eco-luxurious experience. Your words run deep and it gives us immense joy to capture your heart yet again through our never-ending dedication to an extraordinary guest experience. Our latest additions perpetuate the concept of serenity and calm, yet create the opportunity to collectively partake in local cuisine, prepared by our new chef, Grant. We are thrilled to introduce this hearty member of the Secret Bay family and are excited to share in his discovery and mastery of Dominica’s unique flavors. We have so much to be grateful for – our tropical paradise has been restored and the Secret Bay family continues to strive for countless moments of awe, like your first taste of sorrel-pineapple ice-cream or a sensual coconut-oil four hand massage. We look forward to sharing more good times and unforgettable memories.
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Secret Bay reopened fully on November 1, 2018 with six villas, an open-air restaurant, couple's spa and riverside wellness pavilion. Douglas-Charles (DOM), about 50 mins away, is fully operational and Portsmouth, 10 mins north of Secret Bay, is a bustling coastal town with a streetside Saturday farmers' market for local produce and a few sleepy seaside restaurants.
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The resort is closed until November 2018 and unless something has changed with the rebuild there is no spa. It was you can get a message in your bungalow. The island was clobbered by the Cat 4 hurricane last August and rebuilding will be slow.
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You pay for the food they stock Go out to eat. Enjoy the town and atmosphere. Prices are not that bad and everything we ate was awesome We brought back leftovers which gave us another meal. Please eat at Keepin it Real. Call ahead and drive out there when it's light out. Best food in all the Caribbean Have a great time. One of our favorite places ❤️
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Is scuba diving nearby? If so how good is it?
Hi Alecia S. Yes, there's great scuba diving near Secret Bay and all along the west coast of the island. Dominica is ranked a top 10 in the world and Secret Bay works with the best service providers on island - JC Ocean Adventures in the north, and Buddy Dive in the south. Book our Diver's Paradise package or schedule dives with our concierge.
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Hi Eric B. We would be delighted to host your intimate wedding. Our property's soft white sand Secret Beach, indoor/outdoor deck and quiet Cairo River offer perfect spots for tying the knot. If all 20 guests will be staying with us as well, we recommend booking the Entire Resort (6 villas and 2 bungalows), which sleeps 18-22 adults. For all the details, please email or call.
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"There are great description on the hotel website. They are all incredible!"
"We loved Ti Fey- amazing views and best beach access on the property"
"You cannot choose a bad room. They don't exist!"
"rooms with pools have better views of the ocean"
"We did self contained no pool room. The private pool rooms must be a total pleasure to experience."
US$794 - US$1,673 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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