Global Acclaim Illustrates Why Secret Bay is a 2019 Must-Visit Destination

Secret Bay

Have you heard that Caribbean Journal ranked Secret Bay as the #1 coolest Caribbean hotel to visit in 2019, or that Condé Nast Traveler included Secret Bay amongst the top resorts in the Caribbean? Just one month into 2019, Secret Bay has already earned two major accolades, on top of an impressive amount of press from 2018—all proving that now truly is the best time to make your grand escape to the Nature Island. If you’re not convinced yet, take a look at our recent greatest hits below.


Condé Nast Traveler

Secret Bay ranked #4 of “Top Resorts in the Caribbean” by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”



Fodor’s, an acclaimed travel guide that provides expert content on global destinations, spotlighted Secret Bay amongst its annual list of best Caribbean hotels—all of which are highly praised year after year. The article highlights owner Gregor Nassief’s childhood dream that has been brought to complete fruition with Secret Bay, where six sustainably-built villas set a new, refined paradigm for Caribbean eco-retreats.


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Additional Recent Press

Caribbean Journal

Caribbean Journal shined the spotlight on Secret Bay in two substantial articles, one of which featured Secret Bay as the #1 coolest Caribbean hotel to visit in 2019. The write-up highlights the most luxe, tucked away hotels in the Caribbean and praises Secret Bay’s personalised service and immaculately designed villas. The second article highlighted Secret Bay as the Caribbean’s best bucket-list hotel to finally reopen. The eco-hotel, which Caribbean Journal coined as “Dominica’s luxury beacon,” is commended for its exciting new amenities, including the Zing Zing restaurant and Gommier Spa, as well as its essence of privacy and intimacy that Secret Bay will forever maintain.

The Cool List: The Caribbean’s Coolest Hotels for 2019

Dominica’s Secret Bay, a Bucket List Caribbean Hotel, is Open Again


Forbes, a leading global media company, highlighted Secret Bay this past September in an article titled “Caribbean Comeback: A Top Vacation Destination is Better Than Ever After Hurricanes.” The write-up notes Secret Bay as a “highly acclaimed small, eco-friendly, all villa luxury property that seized the opportunity to add a couple of new and even more over the top lodging options.”


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Robb Report

Robb Report, the ever-acclaimed luxury lifestyle magazine, has featured Secret Bay in two articles since reopening: “8 Off-the-Grid Destinations to Help You Reset This Winter” and “17 Reasons Why the Caribbean Should be at the Top of Your Travel Itinerary.” The first write-up highlights Secret Bay’s lush seclusion on the Dominican cliffside, where guests have the opportunity to dwell within naturally luxurious villas, appointed with an array of modern amenities, and indulge in the hotel’s many five-star amenities. The second lists a few of the best hotels in the Caribbean to visit, including Secret Bay, noting its indulgent amenities, as well as its astounding location.

8 Off-the-Grid Destinations to Help You Reset This Winter

17 Reasons Why the Caribbean Should be at the Top of Your Travel Itinerary

The New York Times

The New York Times, one of the world’s premier go-to news sources, shined the spotlight on Secret Bay in a story about the Caribbean’s comeback. The travel feature highlights hotels and resorts on hurricane-affected islands that are reopening, many with added features, including Secret Bay.


Zing Zing Restaurant

The New York Times: T Magazine

T Magazine, The New York Times’ acclaimed style magazine, has featured Secret Bay amongst its list of “9 Idyllic (and Newly Reopened) Caribbean Hotels to Visit Next Year.” The article details the boutique’s newest accommodations amenities, from the two-story Ti-Fey Villa to Zing Zing restaurant, serving up incredibly fresh, local cuisine.


The Telegraph

The Telegraph, the UK’s leading publication offering the latest in lifestyle and culture, calls out Secret Bay in an article titled “The Hottest Caribbean Hotel Openings for Winter 2018,” accentuating the hotel’s downtime after Hurricane Maria as an opportunity to build bigger, better accommodations and amenities.


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