Secret Bay Included in Travel + Leisure ‘It List’ 2012
Friday 4 May 2012
Secret Bay Dominica — May 3rd 2012 — Secret Bay is the first hotel ever in Dominica to have been named on the prestigious Travel + Leisure It List, which was announced and posted online today. Out of the 3,000 new hotels worldwide that opened in the past year the reputed list recognises just 50 of the most inspiring new properties “that stand out because of their destination changing power” and Secret Bay is one of only three that were chosen from the Caribbean.
In the very opening paragraph of the Travel + Leisure It List 2012 report online Secret Bay is described as “a stylish newcomer on the Caribbean island of Dominica” with particular reference to the “above-and-beyond service”. #12 on the list, the feature goes on to say that Secret Bay “gives Dominica an infusion of luxury and style” and describing the accommodations it says “Cantilevered like tree houses, the four villas are smartly designed, and spacious kitchens are stocked with everything from house-made yogurt to watermelon sorbet.”
The small eco-luxury resort was also one of only five hotels selected by Travel + Leisure to represent the It List 2012 onNBC’s Today show on Thursday 3rd May. Travel + Leisure’s Features Director highlighted Secret Bay’s “gorgeous setting”, saying that their reviewer was “over the moon about the property” and she suggested that Dominica is “one of the destinations that (Travel + Leisure) feels is going to explode in the coming year.”
Indeed, the small sustainable development on the northwest coast of the Nature Island of the Caribbean opened less than a year ago but has already received wide press coverage in the international media and is ranked no 1 in Dominica on Trip Advisor. Secret Bay is now moving on to stage two of the project offering additional cliff-top villas and bungalows for purchase either through full or fractional ownership.
Travel + Leisure It List 2012 (Secret Bay listed as #12)
On NBC Today Show May 3rd 2012 (Secret Bay segment begins at 4:50)
About Secret Bay:
Situated on a cliff-top promontory overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Secret Bay is unique in its diversity: two secluded swimming beaches, a spectacular sea-cave; the magical Cario River and two distinct micro-climates. The secluded villas and bungalows for purchase or rent were conceptualized by award-winning Latin American architect Fruto Vivas, to maximise the natural beauty of Secret Bay and to minimise the impact on this pristine environment.
In a region saturated by tourism, Dominica remains one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean. Dubbed the “Nature Island” due to its abundance of natural splendours: 365 rivers, the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, and black and white sand beaches. Much of the island is protected under national parks, one of which has been given UNESCO World Heritage status. Dominica is a paradise for divers, hikers, birdwatchers and nature-lovers. Despite being one of the largest islands in the Caribbean (754 sq. km) it is one of the least populated (72,660) (twice the size of Barbados, it only has one fifth of its population). It is also one of the few islands to have retained some of its pre-Colombian population.
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