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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Best service. Beautiful and private. Very clean. We dealt with Lenita. she is an asset for secret bay. She managed our trip very well. Everything was on time. Lenita arranged the best transportation and best restaurants to eat at. Lenita was exceptionally helpful. Can't wait to go back. I would love to go back again and again.

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

Hi Samina. So happy that you enjoyed your stay. I was on vacation and missed your visit, but glad to know that Lenita took such good care of you. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope you come again.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Celebrating our 28th Anniversary at Secret Bay was exceptional in every sense. From the spectacular vistas overlooking the ocean and mountains, to the handcrafted and delicious food prepared for us and served by our gracious staff to enjoy in our amazing cottage- elegantly designed and furnished by the owner's father-in-law. We were pampered, with dips in our own pool, had...

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

Hi Rena G. It was certainly our pleasure helping you celebrate your 28th anniversary. We are thrilled that your stay was “exceptional” and we look forward to welcoming you and hubby at a future stay. Love from us all.

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Edit: We are editing our review and increasing the number of stars from 3 to 4. The reason for doing that is we were contacted by Secret Bay after our initial review. The owner Gregor and manager Christian both wrote to us and Christian called us as well. To make up for our sub par stay Secret Bay has offered...

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

Hi PravsB Thanks so much for your updated review. As you have stated, meeting guest expectations is important to us and we want to do our best to ensure that all our guests have a positive guest experience and you are no exception. As our many, many reviews speak to, Secret Bay’s food experience is usually one of the highlights...

Elkton, Maryland
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Secret Bay sits in an idyllic slice of the verdant Dominica. The staff goes out of its way to make sure you come first. Our villa Zabuco III has a commanding view of the Caribbean. It is the most private of the villas in that it is at the top of the resort. The villa is even nicer than the...

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

Hi Jim. Thanks for your review. Your acknowledgement of our service makesp us feel so special. I will be sure to tell Clint you remembered his helpful tip. The hike to Middleham Falls is a great and exhilarating hike, and the fall itself is so picturesque. We are happy to share our special island with you anytime. Do come again.

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We spent 5 nights in the Mapuo tree house and it's difficult to describe the combination of nature, relaxation and luxury Secret Bay provide. The staff are lovely, happy to advise or source anything you want but most importantly they also leave you to your own devices giving you your own space to immerse yourself in the surroundings. If you...

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

Hi Alex, our tree house bungalows are a great way to experience “nature, relaxation and luxury.” We’re glad you enjoyed your stay in Mapou. Thanks for the review. If you can return- please do ;-)

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 31 December 2016

it's an ideal place to spend vacation, it might be a family stay or a honeymoon getaway, clean beach and warm sea , fully equipped bungalow , food made according to your needs, everything - just for you, for enjoying the time

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

Hi Olga. Thanks for the review. Our pleasure each day is to make your stay with us enjoyable, relaxing and serene. We are happy to know we're the “perfect” choice for you. Hope we see you again.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We’re already counting the days until we return to Dominica and stay at Secret Bay. My husband, daughter and I have been fortunate to travel to many beautiful places around the world this year and Dominica takes top prize for its natural beauty, friendly people, rich culture, adventurous activities and “off the grid” getaway appeal. There just aren’t many places...

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

Hi Kccools, this is such a great description of Dominica- we love it! At Secret Bay, Zing Zing is a favourite for families and we’re happy to know it met your needs. We want all our guests to be able to retreat into luxury but at the same time not be too far of the grid than they’d like, hence...

Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Returned last week from spending a week at Secret Bay and staying in the Zing Zing Villa with my husband and 10-year old son and I'm still overwhelmed with gratitude for being able to not only experience this myself but also for our son. We had to take him out of school for 8 days for this trip and admittedly...

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

Hi ekcool, we’re grateful to you and your family as well. You were wonderful guests to host. We’re so touched by your son’s love of the island. We’ll certainly pass on his tagline to the tourism authorities- who knows where it will reach? His immersion in nature is an experience he will hopefully remember for a long time … but...

Reviewed 30 December 2016

I first experienced Secret Bay on a solo trip in 2015 and just returned from my second trip there, this time a 7-night stay with my wife and 10-year old son. We stayed at Zing Zing and had the most spectacular time. From the moment we arrived till the very second we left made up the best moments of this...

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

Hi Brian. It was indeed a pleasure meeting your family this time around. Your son is so adventurous. He just amazes me. Eric, Gemma, Ryan, Lenita, Jess and the rest of the Team send their greetings. We’re thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your annual visits and to watching your family grow with us over...

Reviewed 30 December 2016

The most amazing place to stay in Dominica. Professional and friendly staff that take care of all your needs. We stayed at the Mapou Bungalow and it was amazing, the view was amazing, everything was amazing!!! It was the best place we stayed in our two weeks of honeymoon in Dominica. They offer free sport gear such as kyaks, snorkles,...

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

We love welcoming honeymooners to Secret Bay! Helping you celebrate this special moment and making memories to last a lifetime is truly a joy for us. We hope you come back for another special occasion. We will be waiting with warm hearts and friendly smiles.

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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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: €460 - €1,172 (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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