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 real estate sales 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. “With The Residences, we are offering vacation home buyers an opportunity to own residential-style villas at an award-winning six-star resort with unmatched service and amenities.”

Sandra Vivas and Gregor Nassief

Also celebrated at the event were 10 individuals who Nassief and his wife, Sandra Vivas, honoured for their significant contributions to the success of Secret Bay over the past decade – from those who originally made Secret Bay possible and believed in the vision, to those who brought the award-winning resort to life and the dedicated staff that make it happen every second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

The Residences recently released Dominica’s most expensive multi-villa compound, as published in the Wall Street Journal, and launched its Phase 3 sales, which includes three under construction extended floor plan Ti-Fèy Villas, and selling out of Phase 2.

The Residences’ whole ownership starts from US $1.5 million and US $208k for fractional ownership. To learn more about The Residences at Secret Bay, visit: or call +1 767 445 4444.

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