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5 Reasons Why You Should Pursue Wellness at Secret Bay

Above all else, Secret Bay is a resort rooted in wellness—from the food we serve (and catch and grow) to the thoughtful layout of each private, nature-steeped villa. Below, learn how Secret Bay is designed to support the wellness journey you both want and need in 2021.

1. What’s good for you can also be what’s good for nature.

Travel—exploring new places and connecting with nature—is such an impactful way to reconnect with ourselves in pursuit of wellness. It’s even more impactful when our travel plans involve giving back to our environment or minimizing our ecological footprint.

Mr. Hudson recognized Secret Bay in 2020 as one of “The 10 best ecolodges in the world” for our eco-friendly practices and dedicated “green team” to our resort mission. In the months since, our commitment has only strengthened with additions like organic villa gardens and a coral restoration experience.

2. Privacy meets paradise in your own villa.

Especially now, when maintaining distance from others is imperative to staying well, privacy is of the utmost importance during a vacation. “Secret Bay rewards [its] guests after a flight into Dominica’s remote airport with an oasis in the middle of a verdant rain forest,” wrote Robb Report in a feature on off-the-grid destinations.

Our seamless check-in process lets guests bypass a front desk and head straight to their secluded, spacious, modern treehouse. Each villa is equipped with a gourmet kitchen, a private plunge pool, a deck with magnificent views of the rainforest and sea and much more to set the stage for wellness. Kiwi Collection even praised the villas’ open, airy design in an article detailing the world’s top 10 open-air hotels, raving about the opportunity to soak in “all that glorious Caribbean air.” 

3. No detail has been overlooked.

If there’s one thing Secret Bay owner Gregor Nassief prides himself on, it’s his attention to detail. As Secret Bay is Nassief’s passion project, he continuously looks for ways to improve, rethink or add to existing amenities and features of the resort.

From adding new sustainably-built and conscientiously sited villas to our offerings to bringing on a new world-renowned chef to inspire our fresh fine dining restaurant, no detail goes overlooked. The New York Times took note of Nassief’s evolution of Secret Bay, describing one of our Ti-Fey villas: “It’s set high above the ground amid the jungle vegetation and offers a view of the crashing surf below through floor-to-ceiling glass walls.”

4. It’s just you and the healing sounds of nature.

True seclusion—with all the amenities of a six-star resort—is what you’ll find waiting for you upon arrival. “You won’t hear any traffic, any tourists, or any rambunctious partiers here—just the breeze, the waves crashing on rocks beneath you, and perhaps the occasional rainforest bird or two,” said Condé Nast Traveler of our cliffside villas.

5. Wellness is at the forefront of our resort amenities and experiences.

Adventure is one reason our guests travel to the Nature Island, but wellness is easily the number one experience our guests seek—and we’ve made it easily accessible. Our Bwa Mang Wellness Pavillion is the ideal locale to recharge and refresh through yoga or wellness classes—while the Gommier Spa treats all your senses via solo or couples’ massages, Reiki, meditation and more. Pure, open-air bliss.

Enjoyed alone or with a partner, these wellness offerings earned Secret Bay a spot on Brides’ list of top honeymoon destinations. The magazine spotlighted our wellness treatments, organic food & juices and access to sulphur hot springs and mud baths as top features.

Ready to pursue wellness at Secret Bay? Our team is ready to curate your 2021 retreat — simply inquire here

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