About Secret Bay
Secret Bay is the only six-star resort experience on Dominica, the Caribbean’s “Nature Island,” recently named the #1 Resort Hotel in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Secret Bay is the first and only property in Dominica and just the eighth property in the Caribbean to join Relais & Châteaux, the most prestigious association of luxury hotels and restaurants in the world. The luxury resort features an intimate collection of private, fully-appointed, sustainably-crafted clifftop villas, set amidst a dramatic rainforest promontory overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea, and includes:
- Residential-style villas, each with indoor and outdoor living spaces, back-yard gardens, tropical hardwoods, private plunge pools and fully-appointed European bathrooms and gourmet kitchens with state-of-the-art Siemens appliances
- Dedicated villa hosts, on-call chefs, guides and adventure concierge
- A centrally-located, sit-down restaurant offering locally-sourced fare, in addition to our trademark in-villa dining and personalized kitchen pre-stocking services
- Wellness pavilion that serves as a riverside destination for intimate wellness classes
- Serene treehouse-style spa offering an array of solo and couple treatments
- Two secluded beaches
- Complimentary access to paddle boards, kayaks, snorkel gear, GoPros, high-speed Wi-Fi and smart-home technology on each villa’s iPhone, Kindle and Apple TV
- Personal travel concierge
The embodiment of transformational travel, Secret Bay allows guests to disconnect from everyday life, reconnect with themselves and their partner and develop a real connection with the destination by virtue of the food they eat, the people they meet and the memories they take home.
Irresistible Offers to Explore All That’s New & Everlasting at Secret Bay
Offering a wealth of transformational experiences, fine dining, wellness facilities, architectural residential-style villas, and night and day access to remote beaches and endless adventures on the unspoiled nature island, Secret Bay provides guests with the ultimate six-star hideaway experience. But if you’ve ever needed another excuse to book your clients’ escape to Secret Bay, we are delighted to extend our Rediscover the Luxury of Time & Space offer valid on 5-, 10- and 14- night stays before the end of April 2021 — all backed by our Book with Confidence policy.
To claim any of this or any of our seasonal offers, please reach out to [email protected] with your clients’ ideal travel dates and, to boot, Secret Bay’s Travel Concierge will guide you to their best flight options.
Daily scheduled flights connect to Dominica’s Douglas Charles Airport (DOM) from neighboring islands like Barbados, St Maarten and Puerto Rico. Legacy carriers like American Airlines, Delta, jetBlue and British Airways, operate codeshare agreements with our regional airlines, allowing purchase of a single itinerary and baggage check through to Dominica. Secret Bay’s travel concierge helps guests find the most economical and convenient flights, and the resort provides transportation to and from the airport in its branded SUVs.
Secret Bay’s dedicated villa hosts are personally responsible for arranging and maintaining guests’ holiday desires. Villa hosts go far and above the typical housekeeping duties one finds at a traditional resort; he/she will set a dinner table, light candles and serve meals, schedule spa treatments, arrange transportation by land or sea or even run a hot bath with eucalyptus oil. Secret Bay provides guests a personal iPhone, allowing them to contact their host from anywhere on the island.
Part of the luxury of staying at Secret Bay is the fresh, sustainable cuisine you’ll encounter during your stay, satisfying the mind and body in one dream holiday. Whether you choose to dine in-villa or at our open-air restaurant, each meal is ethically prepared by our executive chef who reimagines fresh, vibrant ingredients that are foraged right here on property or sourced from nearby fishers and farmers markets. It is this innovative, hyperlocal culinary concept that allows for a more intimate and traceable connection between guests and land, earning Secret Bay its reputation as a leader in sustainable food tourism.
Dominica, not the Dominican Republic, is the largest of the Windward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Dubbed “The Nature Island,” this independent, English-speaking country has a landscape with much to be explored, including the Caribbean’s longest hiking trail, the world’s second-largest boiling lake and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The island is also recognized amongst the top 10 dive destination in the world. Beyond the sun, sand and sea of a typical Caribbean holiday, Dominica visitors are integrated within an authentic cultural experience, where friendly local interaction—whether browsing the farmer’s markets, hiking or dining off resort grounds—is common. Because the island is off the beaten path, it is sought after for the enlightening and transformative experiences it imparts.
Excursions by sea are among Secret Bay’s most lauded activities: board a traditional fishing boat directly from the shores of the resort’s Tibay Beach and enter the Indian River, shaded by magical Bwa Mang Trees; or, take a 40-foot sailboat on a Caribbean sunset sail or observe the vibrant shallows of the island’s best snorkel sites by private speedboat. Land adventures include hikes to the island’s many waterfalls, a guided nature walk with a leading Dominica bird expert and canyoning through an ever-changing landscape of gorges, rivers, waterfalls and pools hidden deep in the rainforest. Of course, kayaks and paddleboards are available for complimentary use, so a day well spent at Secret Bay could simply be lounging on the golden shores of Secret Beach, accessible only by sea.
The typical Secret Bay guests are:
- Empty Nesters
- Adventurous Couples
- Active Families
Because of its secluded beaches, intimate collection of villas and architectural elegance, Secret Bay is a coveted destination for couples in search of romance and families looking to disconnect from the everyday.
#1 Hotel Resort in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas 2020 – Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards
#6 Hotel in the World 2020 – Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards
Top 50 Resorts in the Caribbean 2020 – Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards
Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean 2020 – TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards
Dominica’s Leading Hotel 2020 – World Travel Awards
Boutique Hotel of the Year 2019 – Caribbean Journal
100 Most Incredible Hotels in the World 2019 – Fodor’s Finest Hotels
World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016 – Boutique Hotel Awards
Most Beautiful Hotel in the World – Cosmopolitan
World’s Sexiest Bedroom – The Smith Hotel Awards
Stunning Resorts for Design-Obsessed Couples – Brides
Top Caribbean Destination for Families – Luxury Travel Advisor
The World’s Most Beautiful Island Hotels – CNN
The Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secret for Nature Lovers – Vogue
The Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secret – Robb Report
Best Remote Escape – Coastal Living
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