Luxury Meets Green: A Look at Secret Bay’s Guest Experience
Secret Bay exists at the intersection of luxury and sustainability. Here, our five-star villa resort seamlessly folds green efforts into the guest experience from the moment guests arrive. Recently earning a Green Globe Certification—one of the highest standards for sustainability worldwide—our innovative guest experience is designed to align with Dominica’s renowned sustainability efforts and preserve the cherished land that we call home.
Upon arrival to the Nature Island, Secret Bay guests are greeted at the airport with locally-made snacks in plastic-free packaging, such as all-natural, dried fruit served in reusable glass jars. At first step onto the serene clifftop property, guests are transported via electric golf cart to their luxury villa and welcomed with a paperless check-in and villa orientation, where several of our sustainability initiatives are gradually revealed.
Guests will find compost and waste separation vessels conveniently and seamlessly integrated into their villa’s fully-appointed gourmet kitchen, along with pre-stocked fresh produce and biosafe creature comforts like organic soaps, shampoos and body butters all mindfully sourced from local farmers and entrepreneurs with a farm-to-table and environmentally-sensitive focus. As they prepare to set out on day one of their custom curated experience itinerary led by local guides and gurus, guests will find handy reusable borosilicate glass bottles and an in-villa water filtration system to fill up throughout their stay.
At Secret Bay, guests can expect to effortlessly (and at times, unknowingly) encounter and engage with green practices throughout the day, from sustainable plates accentuated with wild herbs, fruits and edible flowers growing naturally on-site to wandering the local farmer’s market, to the very structure that is their sustainably-crafted villa; constructed without the use of heavy machinery, built entirely of sustainably-sourced Guyanese hardwood, outfitted with locally-crafted furniture composed of Red Cedar and conscientiously cited to avoid clearing of mature trees. Come evening, guests enjoy dining at Secret Bay’s no-menu Zing Zing Restaurant, featuring supremely fresh, local and of-the-moment dishes—including, if desired, the seafood the guest caught by hand on their fishing excursion earlier that day.
As we continue to build and operate in accordance with Green Globe standards, we look forward to seeing the future impact Dominica can make as a global power in sustainability.