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The Secret’s Almost Out

With less than one week to go before the grand opening of Secret Bay we are very excited to at…

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“Paradise on Earth” Now Open

Secret Bay opened on May 27th and we welcomed over 10 guests during our first month of operation. We have…

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New! Images of Interiors and Panoramic Tour

Check out our superb 360 panoramic tour of the Zabuco Honeymoon Villa – have a look at those spectacular views…

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Introducing the Secret Bay Team

Left to right: Anna, Ergell, Rose, Ritchie, Megan, Gilbert, Delo, Vernon, Sandra, Chris and Gregor. We are delighted to present…

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Our Commitment to Our Community Bears Fruit

Our passionate commitment to our environment and our community informs all that we do at Secret Bay. As such we…

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Rave Reviews

As more guests discovered the pleasures of Secret Bay over the last couple of months, the reviews continue to be…

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Secret Bay in the News

We are delighted with the amazing press coverage we have received since we opened in May. Secret Bay graced the front…

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“A Chorus of Praise” – #1 in Dominica on TripAdvisor

Despite only being open 6 months, Secret Bay is now ranked as the number 1 hotel in Dominica on TripAdvisor…

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Loving the Media Hype

It’s not just the guests that are writing these glowing reviews – we’ve been overwhelmed with the continued press coverage….

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Anniversary Romance with Featured Guests: Paul & Stacey

Wedding photographer Paul Huynh and wife Stacey chose Secret Bay to celebrate their 5th year wedding anniversary: “The moment we…

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Featured Staff: Anna

As our guests have pointed out: “the gem about Secret Bay besides the beaches and the villas are the wonderful…

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Whale Watching Capital of the Caribbean

Whale season has begun here in Dominica – although whales can be seen all year round off the coast of…

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“The Reviews Were Right!”

As we remain Number 1 in Dominica on Trip Advisor – our guests and reviewers continue to rave about the…

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Love is (Always) in the Air

“For romance, it doesn’t get much better, with clifftop villas on stilts that perch like treehouses above the sea” wrote Vogue…

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Featured Guests: “Our Best Family Vacation Yet!”

Three generations of the McInnes family visited Secret Bay in January including three grandchildren. Having traditionally opted for all-inclusives in…

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Featured Staff: “Sweet Hands” Rose

We know that despite our breathtaking location, our luxury residences and all the fun activities on offer – it’s our…

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Secret Bay Included in Travel + Leisure ‘It List’ 2012

Friday 4 May 2012 Secret Bay Dominica — May 3rd 2012 — Secret Bay is the first hotel ever in…

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One Year Anniversary Celebrate With New Accolades

First up, Secret Bay became the first hotel in Dominica and one of only three hotels in the Caribbean to…

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What’s New at Secret Bay?

Soul and Senses Couples’ Package Especially designed for couples and available in both the villas and bungalows, the Soul and…

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Featured Guest: Robert Johnson – “Secret Bay: What Dreams Are Made On!”

Robert Johnson stayed with his wife and their daughter in Zing Zing Villa in April. They loved their villa “the…

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Featured Staff: “Guardian” Gilbert

In Dominica, life meanders by at a gentle pace, and who better to remind you of this than Gilbert Panthier,…

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Secret Bay Celebrates One Year Anniversary, Launches Residences Program

THE ULTIMATE ECO-LUXURY HIDEAWAY LAUNCHES RESIDENCES PROGRAM IN RESPONSE TO GUEST DEMAND Secret Bay, Dominica – June 19, 2012 –…

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Secret Bay is a Top Honeymoon Destination Space

  SECRET BAY DOMINICA SELECTED AS TOP HONEYMOON DESTINATION Dominica, September 27th 2012. Secret Bay has been featured by America’s…

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Secret Bay Featured on CNN as One of Best New Hotels in the World

A report on CNN Travel Insider into the top new luxury hotels around the world featured Secret Bay first, calling…

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We’re One of 50 Best Places For Honeymoons Around the World

The media’s love-in with Secret Bay continued last month with us featured among America’s leading wedding brand’s 50 best places…

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Featured Guests: Jake and Darcy

Not many people head on their honeymoon hoping for stormy weather. But when Jake and Darcy came to Secret Bay…

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1000…is the Magic Number

Last month we celebrated our 1000th booking enquiry online. Of course the best celebrations don’t happen on the internet, but…

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Featured Staff: “All of Us”!

Far be it from us to blow our own trumpets (well not too loudly), but we just had so much…

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See if You Can Spot Us in This Video

Discover Dominica Authority made this gorgeous film to showcase what an ideal place our island is for those seeking health…

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Residence Programme Picks Up Speed

There’s no greater feeling than when our guests love what we do and understand why we do it. So when…

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Secret Bay Gets Design & Elegance Recommended Award

After less than 18 months since our opening, we are really honored to receive yet another award! Secret Bay was…

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Secret Bay Top Ranked in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2013 Awards

Monday 4 February 2013 Secret Bay has come out on top in the just released Traveler’s Choice 2013 ranking of…

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We Are the #1 Small Hotel in the Caribbean

< Your patronage and our efforts to serve you with flair and discretion means that Secret Bay won the #1…

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Magical Moments on Our New Sunset Yoga Deck

Feel the last rays of the sun warming your skin as you toast your new life together or as you…

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Food That Will Surprise & Delight You

Now we know some of our guests love nothing better than to inhale the scent of ginger and all things…

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Featured Guests: Cutter & Margarita

Love fuels the persistence needed when pursuing your dreams. And Cutter and Magarita were adamant they were going to have…

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Featured Associate: Trudy Scott – Prevost

As you explore Secret Bay chances are you may bump into someone standing in tree pose; it may be Trudy…

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Featured Staff: Richmond “Richie” Peters

Itching to know the name of that vibrant bloom that keeps catching your eye? Ask our man Richie. He learned…

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Secret Bay Named Top Resort

Monday 7 January 2013 SECRET BAY RANKED #2 OF JUST 10 RESORTS IN THE WORLD IN HARPER’S BAZAAR TRAVEL HOT…

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Secret Bay Unveils Two Additional Zabuco Villas

Thursday 18 July 2013 CELEBRATES WITH SPECIAL BOOKING OFFER INCLUDING FREE NIGHTS FOR FALL/WINTER STAYS As the romantic allure of…

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Building on Our Success

With advice like that, there’s really only one thing to do. Next month, we open our two new villas –…

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Our First “I Do”

What better place to start than with a real first for us – our first Private Wedding. J&C had been…

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“A Special and Beautiful Place”

We’ve just had our 150th positive review on TripAdvisor (150 out of 150, with 146 giving us full marks). It’s…

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“On Our Own Deserted Island”: Featured Guest: Monique and Samuel

When guests say they have “scoped this resort out for months”, we know they’ll have done their research. They’ll have…

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Iron, Lion…Zion? Our Featured Staff: Jemer

Not the Bob Marley song. But our own star of culinary roots – Jemer. July saw Dominica’s Iron Chef competition,…

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Featured Associate: Dr. Birdy

We pride ourselves on working with the best people. So when it comes to taking tours to see Dominica’s spectacular…

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Featured Attraction: Syndicate Rainforest

One special place Dr Birdy takes our guests is the Syndicate Rainforest, easily accessible to hikers, and one of the…

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Two Years Young

As we said at the beginning of the newsletter, it’s not just our guests who have been celebrating recently. Our…

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Counting the Days…and the Votes!

SHARE IN OUR EXCITEMENT Thursday 19 September 2013 In just three days, Secret Bay unveils Zabuco II and Zabuco III,…

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Dominica’s Secret Bay Named Caribbean’s Top Luxury Resort by Islands Magazine

Tuesday 22 October 2013 SECRET BAY’S “EMBRACE SIMPLICITY” CONCEPT OF LUXURY CHARMS Secret Bay, Dominica — October 22 2103 —…

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Secret Bay is on the Cover of Leading Global Travel Magazine and Voted Sexiest Bedroom in the Americas

Friday 15 November 2013 FIRST TIME DOMINICA IS ON COVER OF TRAVEL + LEISURE Secret Bay has brought the island…

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Celebrating Three Years of Sharing Secret Bay with Our Friend

On May 30th 2011, three years ago today, the first guests woke up at Secret Bay. We waited nervously, hoping…

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Featured Staff: Deslyne Shares What She Loves About Working at Secret Bay

To celebrate Deslyn being with us for a year, we asked her a few questions about what it means to…

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Lionfish Hunting: A Sustainable Supper Adventure at Secret Bay

At Secret Bay we believe that having amazing wild experiences and caring for the environment go hand in hand. Our…

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Dominica’s Number One Bird Guide Shares His Secrets….

Dr Birdy (full name Bertrand Jno Baptiste) is the best loved bird guide in Dominica. Of the 188 bird species which…

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Stunning Aerial Video Shows Secret Bay as You’ve Never Seen it Before

We hope you enjoy our stunning new video, shot from a remote controlled helicopter that soared over our cliffs and…

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Our Two New Flagship Villas, Zabuco II & III, Open to Rave Reviews

‘Nowhere that I have stayed before made me say “Wow” upon walking in the door,’ wrote Tony after he and…

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Guess Who Voted Us the Sexiest Bedroom in the Americas?

Not to be upstaged, the original Zabuco Honeymoon Villa won Secret Bay the prize for having the third sexiest bedroom…

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The Travel Press Keeps Falling in Love with Secret Bay

We’ve finished this year on a real high with the press too, named the #1 Luxury Resort in the Caribbean…

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The Deepest Massage You Can Imagine

Featured Associate Terri Henry.  For our lead masseuse Terri, giving a massage isn’t just about getting deep into your muscles…

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How do our Villas Stay Looking so Good?

Featured Staff member Vincent Laurent. Thank Vincent. Vincent has been here from the beginning, part of the original construction crew…

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Have You Ever Gone Diving in Champagne?

Featured Site: Champagne.  Can you imagine diving surrounded by thousands of tiny bubbles? Well at Champagne, a dive site which…

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Featured Guests: “Finally, Our Search Was Over…”

Featured Guests: Ken & Marcy.  Like so many couples preparing for the wedding, Ken and Marcy had ‘endlessly researched’ their…

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Featured Guests: “Returning to Secret Bay Felt Like Coming Home”

…is how Caitlin and Mark described their second visit to Secret Bay. They had first stayed at Secret Bay in…

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Launch of the Milestones Reward Program

When it comes to those landmark moments in life – our weddings, honeymoons, fortieth birthdays, golden wedding anniversaries – one…

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iPhones and Bose Active Speakers for Villas/Bungalows

These iPhone 5c smartphone have all the numbers guests might need to make their stay as carefree as can be,…

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Featured Associate: Don Mitchell

Don takes Secret Bay Guests on the Lionfish tour. We asked him about his life on and under the waters…

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Our New Sleep Programme Guarantees Everyone a Good Night’s Rest

For most people who visit us, there’s  no lovelier way to fall asleep than with the sound of the waves…

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Featured Staff: Kanniama Joseph

Kanniama is our Reservations and Office Coordinator. As she has just completed a year here, we caught up with her…

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Only Two Caribbean Hotels to Make World’s Most Exclusive Luxury List

The mysterious Andrew Harper has been travelling the world incognito since 1979,  staying in some of the world’s finest hotels. From…

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Canyoning Caribbean: Interview With Liz From Extreme Dominica

Although it can be easy to just switch off at Secret Bay and spend your entire holiday never leaving the…

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Secret Bay Wins Four TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards

We have had unprecedented success in Tripadvisor’s annual Traveller’s Choice Awards for 2015. Secret Bay was recognized as a winner…

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Secret Bay Makes Cover of Maco Caribbean Living

Secret Bay is thrilled to have made the cover of the annual Invest issue of leading Caribbean publication Maco Caribbean…

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Featured Guests: Mark and Xin’s Island Wedding

A lot of our guests say Secret Bay is like one big, very happy family. A perfect example came a…

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Secret Bay One of World’s 50 Best Places for Honeymoon

The summer 2015 issue of wedding planning bible The Knot has chosen our resort as one of its 50 hottest…

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Discover Dominica’s 7 Best Walks

From leisurely coastal strolls to hardcore hikes towards remote boiling lakes, our selection of the 7 best walks on Dominica…

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Romantic Getaway — Wedding and Honeymoons on Secret Beach

Nothing captures the privacy and exclusivity of a wedding at Secret Bay more than the chance to hold your ceremony…

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Ten Great Ways for all the Family to Enjoy Dominica in the Summer

There’s so much more to the Nature Island than just beaches. This is an island filled with delights to discover,…

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Secret Bay’s new boat for private tours, snorkelling trips and more

We’ve bought a new boat – the Waitukubuli Wander – specially to take our guests on all the many sea…

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secret bay private boat

Come Snorkel at Night with us at Secret Bay

Anyone who has ever swum in the sea at night knows that it completely changes the way you see and…

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night snorkelling in Dominica at Secret Bay

Spot Whales from the Privacy of Your Own Villa

Dominica is rightly famous the world over for the whales that live in and migrate to our waters throughout the…

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Land based whale watching at Secret Bay

See the Highlights of the Caribbean’s Longest Walking Trail… by boat

The Waitikubuli National Trail is the Caribbean’s first long distance trail, covering 115 miles throughout the island.  Designed to be hiked…

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waitukubuli by sea

Featured Guests: Proving You Are Never Too Old for Romance and Adventure

Cliff and Irene came to stay with us for a month earlier this year. Despite being in their seventies and…

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Featured Staff: Megan

Megan has been with us since we opened, so we reckoned it was high time she had a chance to…

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What Makes Dominica’s Sea So Special? Ask Don.

Don takes our guests on a lot of the offshore activities, including the two new activities introduced in this newsletter…

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#3 in Best Small Hotels in Caribbean on TripAdvisor Awards

We have just been voted the 3rd Best Small Hotel in the Caribbean by the millions of users of TripAdvisor….

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Dominica Voted one of 10 Most Ethical Destinations in World

Once a year, Ethical Traveler selects the ten countries around the world that it reckons are doing the best work at promoting human rights, protecting…

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Watch: Embark on our new Boat Trip and Discover the Beauty of the North

We’ve posted a beautiful new video to Youtube that shows what you can expect if you join us on our…

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waitukubuli by sea

Voted One of Top 25 Romantic Hotels in Caribbean by TripAdvisor

For the second year running, we’ve been given a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for being one of the top 25…

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12 Activities to Look For at a Caribbean Luxury Resort

When it comes to the search for resorts, you’re looking for an immaculate experience, right? A place that opens doors…

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Secret Bay Named One of Best Caribbean Hotels to Visit Now

When Caribbean Journal set out to find the top 5 Caribbean hotels to visit right now, they were looking for…

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First Secret Bay Stay Brings A Family Together

Five years ago this month we were preparing our grounds and facilities, anxiously awaiting the realization of our dream of welcoming guests…

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Secret Bay Among Top Candidates for International Hotel and Property Awards 2016

Design Et Al and The Design Society announced that Secret Bay is among the top candidates for the International Hotel…

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Three Generations of Family Find Happy Place at Secret Bay

“Mix one part Swiss Family Robinson, two parts Wallpaper Magazine and a good dose of Brazil ’66 (think Oscar Niemeyer…

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Indulging in Refined Simplicity on a Dream Caribbean Honeymoon

The biggest compliment we can receive is for someone to recommend us to their friends. We love it when a…

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Secret Bay Captured in Bucket List Travel Video Blog

Follow along with video bloggers Garrett, Jessica and their kids—the Bucket List Family— as they capture an intimate guest’s view of…

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Couple Returns to Secret Bay with Family to Create Memories That “Last a Lifetime”

For many of our guests, Secret Bay is the perfect place for romance. Over the past five years we’ve helped…

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The Vision Behind our Villas – A Conversation with Lead Architect Fruto Vivas

Since boyhood, Secret Bay owner Gregor Nassief had a lofty dream—to create a home away from home amongst the wild…

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Secrets from the Souce Shack – A Q&A with Chef Eric

When Executive Chef Eric Subin was looking for a culinary career move, he wanted more than a kitchen. He and…

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Guests Who Hold Record for Longest Stay Explain why Secret Bay is their Favourite Caribbean Retreat

The first time Cliff and Irene came to stay with us, they came for an entire month. They told us…

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Celebrating our 5 Year Anniversary with 5-Time Guests

For our final blog in our anniversary series, we talked to the couple that has visited us more times than anyone…

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