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Secret Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“A unique experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

I had the pleasure of staying in Secret Bay for a few nights in one of the "bungalows".
These are in the forest, and the architecture means the feeling is like sleeping right in the forest, but in all the comforts you expect of a five star hotel. I slept to the sound of the beach and the birds.

Amazingly for a location like this, my room had free and reliable Internet.

I used the cooking service for my breakfasts and one dinner, which I recommend. The staff were lovely and they cooked English and Dominican breakfast to my liking!

There are two beaches by the hotel, one which you can walk to and a "secret" one which is of postcard quality. You can borrow a kayak to go to the "secret" one (5 minutes) which I highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2011

We were Secret Bay's very first guests - prior to its grand opening on June 11th. If Dominica is your destination, you must stay at this unique resort. We had the pleasure of experiencing one of the bungalows and had a direct view of the ocean from our downstairs deck. The view from our upstairs bedroom was even more spectacular. A short and beautiful kayak trip around the cliff and you will arrive at the clear turquoise waters of Secret Bay. Exquisite!
The accomodations are simple, but elegant, and very well appointed, but you will most enjoy the hospitality of your hosts, Gregor and Sandra. They made us feel welcome and appreciated even while they worked to put the finishing touches on the resort.
We look forward to returning to one of the bigger units wih more family and friends.

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Raleigh, NC

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Secret Bay
Address: | Tibay, Portsmouth 00109-8000, Dominica
Phone Number:
Location: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Secret Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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