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Secret Bay

5.0 of 5 Tibay, Portsmouth 00109-8000, Dominica
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife wanted to return for her birthday, and it seemed a perfect idea. There have been small changes since last year, Anna has left and we missed her, however this gave us the opportunity to become acquainted with Merlinda, the new Sales Manager. She made us very welcome, arranged our outings and was very patient with our last minute... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Secret Bay in mid-October (a perfect time for the trip -- we had all of the most popular attractions to ourselves because the busy season had not started, and our weather was perfect all week). We had read the glowing TripAdvisor reviews, and our expectations for this vacation were high. We were not disappointed—it was even better... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been all over the (typical) Caribbean, and after doing due diligence and research, I decided to take my wife for a well deserved childless trip to a romantic getaway in Dominica. This place is everything the reviews say and better- its a beautiful, secluded (yet conveniently close to a small city, Portsmouth) tropical paradise - nestled on top of... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am speechless with this jewel tucked away in the Caribbean. Even the pirates of the Caribbean could not have discovered a priceless gem -such as Secret Bay. Amazing view, fantastic staff, luxurious rooms, scrumptious meals, superb hospitality. Sitting on the spacious balcony sipping on a "Dominican special cocoa tea, I was truly mesmerized by the wondrous sunset, the sonnet... More

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Ft. Lauderdale
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Secret Bay has taken the level of accommodations and service in Dominica to a whole new level! I had been there during the construction phase but what i encountered during our recent 3 night stay was nothing less than outstanding. The concept of in-room service is unique in Dominica and we absolutely loved having our meals in private as we... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The island is hard to get to, but the Secret Bay is worth the travel. The rooms, food, and hospitality were all amazing. I can't think of a better place to have breakfast than on the private balconies on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean with colorful birds hopping around the rail. The hiking is unique to the Caribbean, and was... More

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Merlinda F, Director of Sales at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Colt M, thank you so much for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We know traveling to Dominica is for the more adventurous souls among us and we thank you for coming! Also, note that there have been great improvements in airlift to Dominica via San Juan and St. Maarteen with great connections and interline... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Secret Bay, a jewel of a resort, hidden on the shores of the beautiful little island of Dominica was where my husband and I just celebrated our anniversary. Staying In our own luxurious villa with private decks, reading by our own private pool, watching the sunset each evening on the spacious balcony, all the while anticipating the delicious meals that... More

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Merlinda F, Director of Sales at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi SharoninMontreal, we’d welcome you back in a heartbeat too! It was really great having you. Many thanks for your review and for your kind words. We hope Montreal is not too cold and remember the warmth of Dominica and Secret Bay always awaits you. Warm regards, Merlinda More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

What a special place! We had been looking for a special place to celebrate a special anniversary and we certainly found it. Dominica itself is wonderful. From the air, it looks like Jurassic Park. From the ground, it is lush and beautiful and unspoiled. The people are friendly and we never felt  anything other than safe and welcome.  We visited... More

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Merlinda F, Director of Sales at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Dear PDB-Montreal, thanks so much for your very special review. Dominica also thanks you for your kind words – many people do often say, on seeing it from the air for the first time, that it looks like “Jurassic Park without the dinosaurs”. It is indeed the most volcanic piece of land on planet earth. Saralee, Bianca and Marvin all... More

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My family stayed for 5 nights in the Zing Zing Villa this past October and we had an amazing time! The staff was professional, friendly and invested in making our time special. We did not have a set itinerary planned when we arrived, but Secret Bay helped us create a schedule of activities and arranged everything for us. I liked... More

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Merlinda F, Director of Sales at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Brittanie3791, we love your “Luxury Off the Grid” description of Secret Bay. Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review and for your kind words. Zing Zing and the Secret Bay team misses you and the family very much and we hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, Merlinda. More

Greenville, Texas, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was in Dominica working with the Portsmouth Rotary Club and the expansion and renovation of their hospital's emergency department. My brother and I were only able to be at Secret Bay for two nights, but it was the greatest island experience imaginable. Life in the Zing Zing was like being Tarzan in the jungle, except that Mr T. did... More

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Merlinda F, Director of Sales at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Dear Bill R, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a great pleasure hosting you are your brother at Secret Bay, and Dominica thanks you for your service and contribution. We understand you are returning soon with your wife and so your “Tree House Heaven” awaits you! Marvin and Rosaline send their greetings, as does the... More

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Address: Tibay, Portsmouth 00109-8000, Dominica
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Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Secret Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Secret Bay Hotel Portsmouth
Secret Bay Dominica/Portsmouth

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