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Secret Bay Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary And Receives Praise For Bringing Luxury Hospitality And Real Estate To The Island

Guests and honorees

On April 6, 2022, Secret Bay celebrated its 10-year anniversary in a grand Nature Island way. In an evening affair, local dignitaries, business partners, staff, and friends reveled in Secret Bay’s journey and bright future, including Dominica’s crown jewel opportunity, The Residences at Secret Bay. The Residences is setting records for sales success and receiving international media attention.

“I’m proud of what we’ve built over the past decade, and am excited about our master plan and full vision now becoming a further reality,” said Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay and The Residences at Secret Bay, and CEO of GEMS Holdings Limited. “So many individuals have helped shape what Secret Bay is today, and our incredible and loyal guests have embraced the true spirit of our offering.”

Sandra Vivas and Gregor Nassief

At the event, Nassief and his wife, Sandra Vivas, hounoured 10 individuals for their significant contributions to the success of Secret Bay over the past decade – from those who originally made Secret Bay possible and believed in the vision, to those who brought the award-winning resort to life and the dedicated staff that make it happen every second of every day to achieve the unparalleled, six-star experience that Secret Bay is today. These individuals were identified as:

  • The Enablers – Phillip Nassief, Fruto Vivas 
  • The Builders – Daniel Guastella, Alistair Grell, Claude Lauture, Abo “Mike” Shama 
  • The Believers – Honourable Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit, John & Cathy Hanna, The Didier Family 
  • The Above and Beyonds – Gilbert Panthier and the Secret Bay team
Gilbert Panthier, longest serving staff at Secret Bay

In his address at the 10-year anniversary event, the Honourable Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, credited Nassief, who he says “has boosted [the] island’s image as a desirable destination for high-end clientele seeking comfort, peace and timeless elegance.” Prime Minister Skerrit referred to Secret Bay as “one of the most sought after and renowned hotels in the Caribbean” and “an award winning property, offering a unique, upscale experience within a most beautiful and picturesque setting.” He added, “Secret Bay has helped us tap into our true potential as a nature haven and proven that Dominica can indeed offer a top-class, six-star experience to vacationers seeking the ideal retreat.”

Honorable Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica

Over the past decade, the acclaimed, Green Globe certified resort has been consistently recognised for its exceptional design, service and experience by such global travel and lifestyle publications as Architectural Digest, CNN, Fortune, National Geographic,Outside, the cover of Travel + Leisure, The Telegraph and many more. The Residences has also had exposure in global publications like Architectural Digest, New York Post, Departures, Robb Report, Ocean Home Magazine and Wealth Magazine. And, in fact,  it was recently spotlighted in the Wall Street Journal, which highlighted Dominica’s most expensive multi-villa compound. See press coverage here and accolades here

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