Press Pours In: Why Now is the Time to Visit Dominica & Secret Bay

Embraced by foliage that seemingly grows by the minute, rushing waterfalls that captivate even the most well-traveled, pristine beaches that set the perfect stage for nightly sunsets—this is the Nature Island. And while Hurricane Maria was certainly an unforeseen setback for nature’s abounding glory in Dominica, the island has rebounded with undeniable resilience. And the media is taking notice.

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Today, Secret Bay is—once again—the world’s most idyllic retreat for romance and adventure, complete with the boutique hotel’s brand new amenities and villas. Secret Bay, and with it Dominica, has garnered an impressive amount of attention since reopening just a week ago, attesting to the fact that, yes, now is undoubtedly the best time to visit the Nature Island. Get a glimpse of our recent greatest hits below.

Afar

Afar Magazine, a renowned publication focused on experiential travel, has accentuated Secret Bay in their list of favorite Caribbean hotels to reopen this season, bigger and better than ever. The article spotlights Secret Bay’s architectural revival, anticipating the reopening with “its six restored villas [that] will be accompanied by a new on-site restaurant and a wellness pavilion, complete with a yoga deck and luxurious treatment rooms.”

Architectural Digest

Secret Bay has made an impressive debut in Architectural Digest, the world’s bona fide design authority, in the recent article “The Caribbean Has Made a Comeback—and Now is the Time To Book.” The feature spotlights Secret Bay’s new and improved villas, restaurant and wellness center—all acclaimed for their architectural splendor.

Caribbean Journal

Caribbean Journal has shined the spotlight on Secret Bay in a substantial full article, highlighting it as the Caribbean’s best bucket-list hotel to finally reopen. The eco-hotel, which “has become 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. As included in the article, “The return of Secret Bay is a powerful moment for Dominica, whose tourism comeback has been making steady progress. Now, more than ever, it’s time to come back to the Nature Island.”

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Coastal Living

The ever-acclaimed Coastal Living Magazine has featured Secret Bay in their November 2018 issue, bringing to light Dominica’s eco-tourism efforts on the heels of Hurricane Maria and their nationwide goal to be the first climate-resilient country in the world. Secret Bay, noted as “the island’s most luxurious and distinctive resort,” is commended by Coastal Living for its new Nurture the Nature Island package, which includes “working with local naturalists and fishermen to learn about and help restore habitat while staying in a luxury villa.”

The Knot

The Knot, one of the leading wedding-focused online and print publications in the United States, has featured Secret Bay in its Fall 2018 issue as the top destination for a romantic trip for two, or to say your “I do’s.” With Secret Bay’s recent reopening, following exciting renovations and introduction of brand new amenities, this article has positioned Secret Bay amongst the most anticipated reopenings in the tropics.

The New York Times

The New York Times, one of the world’s premier go-to news sources, spotlights Secret Bay in a story detailing the Caribbean’s astounding comeback. The travel feature highlights hotels and resorts on hurricane-affected islands that are reopening, many with added features, including Secret Bay: “The secluded Secret Bay is reopening this month with six restored villas, each with a plunge pool. The property’s first restaurant, Zing Zing, will also open along with a newly built yoga pavilion.”

The Telegraph

The Telegraph, the UK’s leading publication offering the latest in lifestyle and culture, calls out Secret Bay in their November 10 story highlighting “Five of the Best Caribbean Winter 2018 Hot Spots.” The article commends Secret Bay’s impressive recovery following Hurricane Maria and beautiful setting “on a cliffside that juts towards the Caribbean Sea and is muffled in frondescence.”

Travel & Leisure

Travel and Leisure, amongst the world’s most revered travel publications, has featured Secret Bay’s major upgrades in line with post-hurricane renovation efforts. The write-up focuses on Secret Bay’s new Ti-Fey Villa, Zing Zing restaurant with jaw-dropping views, Gommier Spa and Wellness Pavilion with yoga classes, while also noting the reopening of Dominica’s serene beaches, hiking trails and other natural attractions that give the island the namesake “Nature Island.”

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