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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We have been luck enough to travel to many very nice and fun locations but Secret Bay and Dominica are different.You can lounge around or as we did take advantage of the natural beuty of the island.Hiking, Biking, snorkeling, sailing its all there.Secret Bay provides EXCELLENT Attentive staff, wonderful food, gorgious accomodations and teh chance for relaxation.Ana knows all and everyone and takes personal care of guests! Thank you!

Room tip: Ti-Fey was awesome, Zabucco next time
Date of stay: November 2012
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had the most blissful honeymoon in the Zabuco villa in May 2012. The entire staff and service exceeded expectations, and the view was unlike any other. We weren't quite as enamored with leaving the property, since Dominica really isn't set up to accommodate tourists (for example, despite having reservations for zip lining they "forgot to open" that day despite us hiring a car for $200). The beach was amazing, we had every amenity we could have asked for and we will remember our trip forever. Thanks, Secret Bay!

Date of stay: May 2012
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We chose Secret Bay and Dominica for our honeymoon after a lot of deliberation over where we should go. After 5 nights in the Zabuco Villa, we feel confident that we made the best honeymoon pick of all time. We really didn't want to leave.

The villa had everything we would need and more. The plunge pool and downstairs deck was a great spot in the morning to relax and for star gazing at night. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking tools so we could prepare our own lunch or snacks. We were stocked with a few delicious items (fresh juice, homemade granola, homemade yogurt, bread, eggs, etc.) that we requested on our arrival. The grocery bill for our cooked meals and our stocked items was extremely reasonable and about what you'd expect to pay if you shopped back home.

Pretty much every window in the villa had a spectacular view. We loved opening up all the walls to the villa and being exposed to the sea breeze. It's a very natural setting, so bug spray would be a good idea. Happily we were not to be bothered by bugs in the villa, but be careful of sand fleas on the beach or in the water.

The entire staff was so welcoming, warm and helpful. By the end of the week, everyone felt like an old friend and I was sad to leave them. Ana took special care to make sure everything was perfect and we were set up with our desired excursions. Rose, our personal attendant, was so sweet and cooked us the most delicious local codfish breakfasts. The food, in general, blew our minds. From the first night, our hungry bellies and high expectations were completely sated. Dinner on our deck was a highlight of the day.

The island itself was exactly what we were hoping for in a honeymoon: a beautiful tropical island with appropriate amounts of relaxation coupled with lots of nature and adventure to satisfy our restlessness. We could relax in any number of spots in our beautiful villa. But we were also able to go kayaking to secluded and rustic beaches and coves whenever we wanted. We went on a really tough guided hike to Boiling Lake (an amazing and challenging experience). And we could hang out with the locals and throw back some bush rum.

We LOVE Dominica. And we LOVE Secret Bay. We can't wait to go back and visit both again.

Date of stay: November 2012
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

First and foremost, dont let anyone tell you that all of the Caribbean islands are the same, because they are certainly not! The island of Dominica is an amazingly well kept secret from the masses of travelers and it has definitely touched our souls.
A very special secret place that we have discovered in Dominica on the North West coastline is "Secret Bay." A small eco / boutique type property of luxury greenheart tree houses, cottages and villas overlooking a beautiful bay through the treetops. This was our second trip to Secret Bay and it was even better than the first. The owner, his family and all the staff played a huge part of making sure our stay was a perfect one. We found that they were always so willing to help and were available at all times but yet always gave us our space, time and privacy to have an unforgetably intimate holiday which is a balance that Secret Bay has perfected! Secret Bay is a perfect getaway for romantic couples, I can highly recomend the "Bois Bande Rum" which is made in Dominica from an exotic herb that has amazing aphrodesiac properties!
Secret Bay's location is great for activities which we did all of, such as kyaking, snorkeling, swimming, nature walks, hiking, biking to Forte Shirley. Get the owner to take you into the sea cave at low tide, it is very cool! The food and food service at Secret Bay is excellent, but you also have the freedom to cook yourself as all the villas have lovely modern kitchens with all the bells and whistles. The owners plans and visions for the property are fantastic. We will make Dominica and Secret Bay an annual holiday for sure.

Date of stay: November 2012
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We are just back from our second visit to Secret Bay and can't wait to get back again!! We were there exactly one year ago not long after they had opened. We enjoyed seeing the added addition of the Outlook Deck where we spent a few evenings with a glass of wine and watched the wonderful sunsets. You can even dine up there under the stars or have a massage whilst taking in the wonderful breezes, sounds and views. The food was, as usual, amazing! Rose and Eric cook wonderful dishes. A kind of mixture between local and international cuisine. All of the flavours together are so delicious.

We stayed in the Mapou Bungalow again and so relished waking up to the amazing views across the bay from our bed or just sitting on our balcony and enjoying the breeze and views.

The staff are so friendly and helpful. Two of the guys even changed our tyre for us on our hired jeep! A special mention must be made of Anna, Marvin, Megan and Gilbert, who were always there for anything that we needed.

We really enjoyed seeing Gregor, the owner, again and catching up with him and hearing of his future plans for the resort. We also met his lovely wife, Sandra, this time round and their 2 sweet children.

We wish Secret Bay all the success in the future and we look forward to seeing them again next year!!

Date of stay: November 2012
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