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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a lot of time looking for a smaller Caribbean resort for our honeymoon, with privacy and the option to truly relax- Secret Bay met all expectations and then some. This place is a far cry from the crowded resorts and dry beaches of much of Mexico and other Caribbean islands. We fell in love with Dominica- the wild,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Secret bay is a perfect getaway for people who like their privacy and love luxury and nature. The staff is extremely friendly and service oriented and they will help you with everything you want in any way they can. The location and food are excellent.

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Thank you HafAms for this short and sweet review. We appreciate your kind words and hope we see you again! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Secret Bay is one of kind luxury resort. This place is truly spectacular in every way! The villas are nestled into the mountain side amongst the trees. The villas, service, and amenities are top of the line. You see a few other guests but it seriously feels like you have your own private getaway. A few weeks prior to you... More 

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3 Thank Margaret C
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Margaret C, you have succinctly captured the guest experience from start to finish. The questionnaire is indeed an important part of the planning process and it informs the itinerary created by Lenita, our Concierge. Our drivers are happy to meet you at the airport with cool rags, delicious local snacks and warm smiles. We cater to your unique palette... More 

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

I can't even begin to describe our stay here. It was more than both myself and my partner, Ryan could have imagined! We really needed to get away and we considered going to Europe for our big trip, but I stumbled upon Secret Bay a few years ago and I hadn't been able to stop dreaming about it since. I... More 

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hey guys… our first YY guests! It was such a pleasure welcoming you to Dominica and Secret Bay. So glad you changed your mind about Europe. This unit’s design, though similar, is different from the others- with it’s outdoor kitchen and pool access from the bedroom. Thanks for giving it your stamp of approval. We were so determined that you... More 

Bridgetown, Barbados
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

I'm compelled to write a review of Secret Bay as they truly should be commended for providing us with a place that left us wanting more. From my first email to the Team, to the departure from Secret Bay, each and every staff genuinely were interested in giving us the best they could offer! We were met at the airport,... More 

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Laura and thanks so much for your review. We are happy to know that you were satisfied with your Secret Bay experience from start to finish. Sara Lee, Shemima and Lenita are truly caring and I am so glad you got to experience their warmth. Coming from Barbados, I totally get your reaction to our beaches…ours are definitely different,... More 

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

Secret Bay really is something special! I’ve traveled extensively to luxury resorts all over the world and I can confidently say that the experience at Secret Bay is among the best I’ve ever had. From the moment we arrived at the airport to the moment we left Dominica, Secret Bay’s incredible staff made us feel so comfortable and taken care... More 

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hey Jessica! We miss you lots. Our hearts are warmed when we receive great reviews such as yours and when you highlight our committed staff, it truly gives us a sense of humility. We appreciate your kind words. It was an honour and pleasure to meet you and serve you during your stay. We hope you come again. More 

Bridgetown, Barbados
1 review
Reviewed October 10, 2016

This was our second visit to Secret Bay and this time we stayed in Ti-Fey, one of the two Bungalows nestled in the trees. It honestly feels like a 5-star tree house, perfectly nestled among the trees, overlooking the bay and in earshot of the soothing sound of the waves rolling on to the beach below. Our welcome at the... More 

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Repeat guests are always a treat for us. It was our pleasure to welcome you again. The bungalows are a cozy love nest. Hope you made some wonderful memories during your stay with us. Bianca says “hi!” We hope that you come again. Maybe Ylang Ylang villa next time around? See you then. More 

Bridgetown, Barbados
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

Our second trip to Secret Bay reminded us why we fell in love with this beautiful and peaceful resort. This time around we stayed in Ti-Fey, a cozy and very comfortable 2 floor cabin nicely located on a hill looking down to the small beach with a lovely view into the bay of Portsmouth. We were collected at the airport... More 

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1 Thank Paul D
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hey Paul Love that pic! It captures the essence of the bungalow which you described: “a two-story enclave nestled in the trees with views of the ocean below.” Did you know that Callaloo is our national dish? You got a real independence treat during your stay. Fire is awesome- so humble and full of knowledge. I’ll be sure to pass... More 

St. George, Barbados
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2 reviews
Reviewed October 2, 2016

The service provided by Secret Bay begins before you even get there. I was able to order fresh juices, home made yogurt, delicious granola bars, and plantain chips to be stocked in my villa for my arrival. We were met at the airport with very welcoming staff who provided us with cold water, chips and yummy cookies for the drive... More 

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Annalee As you rightly said, we take the effort out of the experience for you because of the personalised service we offer and our quest to really spoil our guests and treat them well; and yes it starts before you arrive. With respect to catering to various food requests, receiving the completed questionnaires from guests certainly help us to... More 

Barbados
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5 reviews
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

It was so good we had to come back again.....and I am so happy that we did. This trip was a bit different than our first, as this time we travelled with other family members for somewhat of a very special reunion. We each had our own villas that gave us our privacy when wanted, but we also had the... More 

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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

“Peaceful. Romantic. Mesmerizing”- words that capture the treehouse ambience and the overall Secret Bay experience. Cherane, we’re truly humbled by your appreciation of the efforts of our extended team including Don and Fire. Thanks for your return visit. Do come again. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away on the unspoilt nature island of Dominica, Secret Bay offers sustainable luxury villas and bungalows and is the perfect place for a honeymoon, anniversary or the secluded holiday of a lifetime. Situated on a cliff-top overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Secret Bay is unique in its diversity: two beaches, the magical Cario River, a spectacular sea cave and two distinct micro-climates. Secret Bay is becoming known as one of the best boutique resorts in the Caribbean - and indeed the world - for honeymoons, anniversaries, small family escapes and adventure vacations. In 2013 Secret Bay was chosen as the number one luxury resort in Caribbean by Islands Magazine; and its Zabuco Honeymoon Villa was voted as having the 3rd sexiest bedroom in the world at the Smiths Awards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secret Bay

Address: Portsmouth 00109-8000, Dominica
Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range: $591 - $1,419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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“US currency is accepted all over the island. There is an exit tax when leaving the island. $23 per person.”
 of 5 bubbles m22murray, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“The bungalows suite younger couples”
 of 5 bubbles 116Laura, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“Every villa is amazing-some are larger than others. All of them are private and it's like you're on your own.”
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“All of the accommodation is incredible.”
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“All 8 villas are quiet and amazing”
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