Secret Bay in the Limelight: A Look at Our International Acclaim in 2019

As we enter a new decade, we can’t help but look back on the exceptional year that Secret Bay had in 2019. From joining Relais & Châteaux’s prestigious association of luxury hotels to being named “Boutique Luxury Hotel of the Year” by Caribbean Journal, Secret Bay has again been recognized on the world stage as one of the Caribbean’s most luxurious and serene gems via an array of features in the press. And above all, this past year has enabled our rainforest-meet-sea resort to do what we do best—provide our guests with a perspective-shifting and life-altering six-star experience that they will remember for a lifetime. Below, take a glimpse at one of our undoubtedly best years to date. 


Secret Bay Featured on the Cover of Travel + Leisure – April 2019

In Secret Bay’s stellar cover and feature in Travel + Leisure’s April 2019 issue, Gina Decaprio Vercesi brilliantly captures the traveler’s experience through her illustrative descriptions of Secret Bay and Dominica. The article invites readers to walk the lush sanctuary of the Nature Island, providing a window to the island’s natural wonders and the “plush refuge” of our eco-hotel.

Afar Features Secret Bay as One of Dominica’s Eco-Luxury Hotels to Visit

Afar, a publication focused on experiential travel, listed Secret Bay as one of the island’s hottest properties worth experiencing. The article “Why Dominica’s Eco-Luxury Hotels are the Escape You Need Now,” shares guests can “Spend[their] days exploring mysterious sea caves, taking cooking classes, getting a massage with a view, or unwinding with a private acoustic concert on [their] villa terrace or the Vetiver Sunset Deck.”

Lonely Planet Names Secret Bay as One of the World’s Best Eco-Luxury Resorts

Lonely Planet, a leading travel guide brand worldwide, names Secret Bay as one of the world’s best eco-luxury resorts. The recent article spotlights our all-villa rainforest resort’s approach to hospitality through environmentalism, recent Green Globe Certification and dedicated Green Team. 

Top Listed

Travel + Leisure Lists Dominica Among the “50 Best Places to Travel in 2020”

Travel + Leisure, a national travel magazine with guides for the best hotels, restaurants and things to do around the world, recently listed Dominica among the  “50 Best Places to Travel in 2020.” When describing why Dominica made the list, the article calls out Secret Bay’s sustainable and luxurious treehouse villas.

Robb Report Lists Secret Bay Among the “3 New Luxury Resorts Leading the Caribbean’s Quiet Renaissance”

Robb Report, the ever-acclaimed luxury lifestyle magazine, has featured Secret Bay amongst its list of “New Luxury Resorts in Dominica Leading the Caribbean’s Quiet Renaissance.” The article highlights Secret Bay’s six sustainably-crafted luxury villas, showcasing a stunning shot of the Zabuco Villa’s balcony at sunset.

CNN Travel Features Secret Bay on its List of “25 of the World’s Most Romantic Hotels”

CNN Travel, an acclaimed news and travel publication that features insider guides, fascinating stories and stunning photos, featured Secret Bay in a Valentine’s Day article titled, “25 of the World’s Most Romantic Hotels.” The write-up highlights Secret Bay’s intimate seclusion amid the Dominican rainforest, making it feel “as if it were built specifically for lovers.”

Cosmopolitan Features Secret Bay on its List of “30 Sexiest Hotels in the World”

Cosmopolitan, an international fashion and entertainment magazine for women, featured Secret Bay among its list of “The 30 Sexiest Hotels in the World,” bringing attention to the six luxury villas  that await, which are nestled deep in a remote part of Dominica’s rainforest landscape.

Outside Magazine Features Secret Bay on its List of “33 Best Trips to Take in 2019”

Outside Magazine, an acclaimed outdoors-focused magazine that covers global travel, featured Secret Bay in their March/April 2019 issue in a story highlighting the best trips to take in 2019. Outdoor Magazine ranks Dominica as the third-best amongst a list of 33 locales, highlighting Secret Bay as the island’s most luxurious base camp amid a trip of adventure.

Bride’s Includes Secret Bay on its List of “12 Wellness Honeymoons”

Brides, an all-in-one source for wedding planning and honeymoons, has included Secret Bay among its list of “12 Wellness Honeymoons for Post-Wedding Bliss.”  Featuring Secret Bay among the best places for newlyweds to truly pamper themselves, the article spotlights our six-star rainforest resort’s “Waitukubuli Wellness” package and its array of luxurious mind and body treatments.

In the Spotlight

Fortune Magazine Spotlights Secret Bay’s Executive Chef Grant Lynott

Fortune Magazine, an American multinational business magazine, spotlighted Secret Bay’s renowned executive chef, Chef Grant Lynott, and his culinary journey in their “Foraging for High-End Meals on Dominica, the Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secret article. The story shares how Chef Lynott discovered the edible herbs and plants that grow within Dominica’s verdant landscape.

Le Figaro Highlights Secret Bay’s Lush Island Paradise

Le Figaro Magazine, a famed weekly publication in France, recently spotlighted Secret Bay in the story, “Dominique.” The full-length article and cover mention highlights Secret Bay’s stunning luxury villas, well-appointed amenities and sustainability efforts to preserve the island’s wild natural wonders.

On behalf of all of us at Secret Bay, we thank you for your continuous support and look forward to the new and exciting things to come for us in 2020. We hope you’ll experience our island’s transformative and magical experiences firsthand this year. 

Architectural Digest Spotlights Secret Bay’s Zabuco Villa

Architectural Digest, the world’s bona fide design authority, featured Secret Bay in the article “10 Stunning Clifftop Retreats Around the World.” Spotlighting Secret Bay’s architectural grandeur, the write-up describes our dream-like Zabuco Villa as “a sustainable masterpiece that seems to dance above the treetops.”

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