Press Roundup: Secret Bay Makes Headlines

Secret Bay has long been a favourite subject among global media, garnering international praise from top publications. Explore some of the latest stories featuring Secret Bay, below.


10Best, USA Today’s online magazine providing visitor guides for tourist destinations around the world, has spotlighted Secret Bay as one of the top hotels that make you feel like you have escaped to a tropical rainforest. 

“Vacation in an all-villa rainforest resort which offers privacy and panoramic views. This one is spectacularly situated on a clifftop promontory where the rainforest meets the sea on Dominica, the ‘Nature Island’ of the Caribbean.”


Glamour Magazine shares 25 of the Best Romantic Weekend Getaways for Couples, naming Dominica and Secret Bay as one of the top romantic island getaways, complete with unmatched island beauty and soothing amenities. 

“The unmatched beauty of Dominica’s landscape makes it one of the most soothing places to visit for a tropical vacation. And there is no hotel more romantic on the island than Secret Bay, whose all-villa room stock also makes it one of the most luxurious. Here couples can relax in their oversized bathtub for two or take a dip in their personal plunge pool followed by a relaxing hammock nap.”


The Caribbean Journal names Secret Bay as one of the top Caribbean hotels in its 2023 Cool List, which highlights hotels that have that “it” factor guests are looking for when staying at unique properties around the world. 

“Secret Bay, Dominica – Gregor Nassief’s masterwork is this luxurious love letter to Dominica’s extravagant natural beauty. There are no hotel rooms like this anywhere else in the Caribbean, residential-style eco-villas with high-tech amenities, outdoor showers and the coolest plunge pools you’ll ever see.”


In Travel + Leisure’s article, The 20 Most Beautiful Hotel Bathrooms in the World, Secret Bay is recognised for its picturesque bathtubs that offer a 180 view of the sea below and outdoor rain showers where you can listen to the birds singing the songs of the island. 

“Guests will find a gorgeous little tub that sits under a massive picture window, making you feel like you’re in the middle of the lush landscape outside. Feeling a shower? Bop over to the attached outdoor rain shower and listen to the birds chirp all around.”


In Conde Nast Traveler’s round up of  ​​The Best Things to Do in Dominica, the Caribbean’s ‘Nature Island’, Secret Bay is highlighted as one of the best island retreats for couples due to the luxury resort’s unique cliffside location and amenities. 

Secret Bay has long been a favorite retreat for couples because of its intimate seclusion and location on a lush hillside. The resort consists of 12 residential-style villas, each with a private plunge pool and dedicated villa host.”


The Knot, a digital publication for all things weddings, has named Secret Bay one of the best hotels and resorts in Dominica for a honeymoon, highlighting Secret Bay’s secluded and romantic freestanding villas complimented by luxury amenities. 

“This Relais & Château property is considered one of the best honeymoon properties in all of the Caribbean. Secret Bay offers “barefoot luxury at its best,” says Dilworth. “With only 12 villas, it’s perfect for honeymooners, as it’s very secluded and romantic.” Each freestanding villa features a two-person tub, plunge pool, outdoor shower and hammock.”


Secret Bay has been highlighted in the Evening Standard as an under the radar island escape. “Where rainforests tumble into turquoise water, volcanic lakes gurgle and natural hot springs hiss into the warm air. Stay in low-key luxury at Secret Bay, perched on a clifftop with knockout sunset views.”


In Forbes Guide To The World’s Best Whale Watching Experiences, Secret Bay is highlight for its immersive Sperm Whale excursion in partnership with its sister hotel, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort.

“Swim with sperm whales in Dominica in partnership with sister hotels Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort. During this immersive, in-water whale experience, which requires a specific permit regulated by the maritime authorities, you’ll work with a team of licensed and experienced guides who have spent decades studying and becoming intimately acquainted with Dominica’s resident sperm whale population.”


In The Independent’s article highlighting Dominica as a remote, adventure-packed, untouched-feeling Eden Caribbean island, Secret Bay is spotlighted as a top hotel option  

“For a night or two of opulence, hole up in one of Secret Bay’s romantic

rainforest treehouses, perched on the northern cliffs of the island. If it’s

good enough for Mick Jagger…”


Secret Bay has been named Conde Nast Traveler’s #13 Resort in the Caribbean, in the 2022 Reader’s Choice Awards. This is the seventh time the resort ranked on the ‘World’s Best Awards’ readers’ survey for the region.

“The “secret” part of Secret Bay’s name is no accident—the resort’s [12] gorgeous villas give new meaning to the word “hideaway.” Touches vary from villa to villa, but all have interiors and floors made of Guyanese greenheart, bedroom furniture made of Dominican red cedar, open decks, private pools, and 180-degree views over the mountain peaks of Dominica and the Caribbean Sea.”


Secret Bay has been named Travel and Leisure’s #1 Resort Hotel in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas for 2022. This is the second time in three years the six-star all-villa resort topped the ‘World’s Best Awards’ readers’ survey for the region.

“We are honoured and humbled to be recognised by Travel + Leisure and its readers as the #1 resort in the Caribbean for a second time,” said Dinesh Kissoon, general manager of Secret Bay. “This would not be possible without our devoted team and loyal guests who inspire us. Over the past couple of years we’ve been reminded just how essential travel is to nourishing our souls, so we’re excited to celebrate this distinction with our peers as travel once again becomes an enduring pastime.”


The Caribbean Journal ranks Secret Bay as a top villa in the Caribbean highlighting its state-of-the-art design and coveted six-star amenities that provide guests with the ultimate in luxury.

“Secret Bay, Dominica This luxury resort in Dominica is so good it almost defies categorization; but at its core, this is a collection of some of the most stunning luxury villas you’ll ever lay eyes upon, with state-of-the-art design and amenities, magnificent plunge pools and a dedicated villa host that caters to your every need.”


The Sunday Times shares how Dominica has continued to bounce back five years after Hurricane Maria. Visitors and locals alike are able to experience the island’s resurgence through local diving expeditions, farm-to-table dining experiences, and clifftop views, all while enjoying five-star, sustainable luxury at Secret Bay.


The 2023 Michelin Guide highlights Secret Bay as the Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret. The Michelin Guide shares an in depth look at Secret Bay’s uniquely sustainable, luxury villas that are in true harmony with its environment.

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