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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Arriving at Secret Bay feels like coming home after being away for a long time and being greeted by friends genuinely happy to welcome you. The serenity, exquisite atmosphere, comfort and just shear quality delivers all you would want to relax, unwind and enjoy the company of a companion. Hosts are superbly professional and charming with a deep respectful understanding of the space guests prefer. So you could be pampered or just left alone is you prefer. Easy to arrive, difficult to leave. Wonderful!

Date of stay: March 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Tony I
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

We just returned from a week long stay and Secret Bay and it was awesome!

First, the resort is beautiful and very private. We were fortunate enought to stay in both the Zabuco and Zingzing villas. Zabuco is over the top. The room has amazing views and ultimate privacy. The plunge pool is also a definate plus. The villa has tons of space and we really enjoyed our meals on the porch. Spectacular! Zingzing was also great. It easily accommodated our family of five. The bedrooms were super comfortable and views still beautiful. No plunge pool, but a hot tub.

The service was also very special. Anna was tremendous about working with us prior to arrival and arranging excursions. Our guides were great and she had many wonderful recommendations. Deslyn and Megs were our villa attendants and they made all of our meals very special. The accommodated our kids requirements and ours as well. The food was very fresh and innovative. They also were great with helping with the dishes, laundry and making our stay super comfortable. Having quiet dinners on our porch over looking the ocean and a sunset for dinner was very special.

We also enjoyed the surroundings around Secret Bay. Kayaking to Secret Beach and Coconut Beach were both very fun. Felt like we had the places to ourselves. Kayaks were always available and ready for us to head out on the quick trip. We also enjoyed visiting the cave - a must do! In terms of other excursions, we did some great scuba, snorkeling and hirking. Syndicate Falls was really great and we also enjoyed the Emerald Falls.

Definately, the perfect mix of luxury and adventure. Looking forward to a return visit.

Room tip: Zabuco is worth every penny. Zingzing is very nice for families.
Date of stay: March 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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1  Thank CFFamily
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband an I just returned from a week stay at Secret Bay in Dominica. We loved everything about the Nature Island and Secret Bay. Our stayed in the Ti-Fey bungalow and our attendants, Britney and Deslyn attended to our every need. The personalized service was extraordinary and we particularly enjoyed our surprise dinner on the Mediation Deck and the creole cooking class with, Josie. Also, a special thank you to Ana for coordinating our hike to the Boiling Lake and our rental car.

If you are looking to escape to island that is "out of the ordinary" for the Caribbean then Dominica and Secret Bay are a must visit! The island has great snorkeling and a variety of beaches but the best part of the island are the numerous hiking options to view natures splendor.

My husband and I will be visiting Dominica and Secret Bay in the very near future!

Room tip: We loved the Ti-Fey bungalow because of the view and tree-house feel. The bungalow is secluded and we really enjoyed the outdoor deck.
Date of stay: March 2014
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2  Thank TrudiePru
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

We went to Secret Bay last February for our honeymoon and we loved it. We stayed in the Ti-fey bungalow which was great. It did seem like the Mapou bungalow had a little more privacy than Ti-fey, but it really didn't matter because even though there were no vacancies it felt like we were the only ones there. The food was great and I would advise stopping by the Source Shack and grabbing something to drink and chatting it up with the staff prepping your meal for the evening. All of the staff at Secret Bay were extremely helpful and willing to go above and beyond to make our stay special. The excursions that we booked once we arrived were also awesome and they made sure to book our trips so that we were the only ones with our guides. We did the day trip to tour the island, a trip with Dr. Birdy and horseback riding. I would recommend all three. Also, don't neglect to watch at least one sunset during your stay. If we ever have the chance to go back to Dominica, Secret Bay will be our first choice.

Date of stay: February 2014
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank James W
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

"Treehouse meets luxury", as described on Secret Bay's website, is a perfect description for the villas at Secret Bay. My husband and I are still raving about our time spent at Secret Bay. We stayed in Zabucco III and had the best views on the property.
The accommodations, the staff, the food, the amenities, the service were all phenomenal! The Secret Bay owner and staff have thought of everything down to the minute details. The following are just a few examples: private escort/driver at the airport and ride to the property with wet hand/face towel, snacks, as well as, motion sickness bracelets for the weak of stomach on the windy roads, 24-7 security, assistance with bags to the villa, romantic greeting in the bedroom with flowers placed on the bed in the shape of a heart and around the bathtub, bedside candles, flower petals in the shower, fragrant toilet paper to keep the bathroom smelling nice, air conditioning, screened windows to allow for the natural breeze, public internet, personal assistant who would cook breakfast, clean and serve your meals daily, cable t.v., ipod docking station/stereo, personal concierge to book excursions, call ahead service to set up kayaks/paddle boards/snorkel gear!!!
We were thrilled with our very private stay at Secret Bay. We barely saw another guest the whole time we were on property, which was exactly what we were looking for. Every time we kayaked (5 minute trip) to one of the two beaches we were all alone. We enjoyed the beautiful grounds at Secret Bay and were very impressed with all of the beautiful foliage, which also doubled as herb/fruit trees.
Our meals were wonderful! Bianca, our main personal assistant, was great at making suggestions for different dinners and would accommodate our preferences for local or American cuisine. Everything was freshly made and fantastic! Bianca would ask daily if we needed any items restocked and made sure we always had everything we needed. No request was ever too much.
Ana was incredible at accommodating our requests for excursions and made sure we knew what we were getting into (like with the Boiling Lake hike). I do suggest taking many energy type snacks (granola bars, pretzels, fruit) with you for along the way (both directions) in addition to a lunch.
Additionally, there are two other points that are of significance and worth applauding the SB staff. The first is our upgrade from a Bungalow that we booked to a Villa at no additional cost due to an overbooking issue. They didn't even note the upgrade until we mentioned it first. Next, is crediting us for the first night of our reservation. We missed our connection to Dominica and had to spend our first night in Puerto Rico. We fully expected to pay for our first night's stay b/c that is what our reservation was for and it was no fault of SB's that we didn't make it. However, they were kind and thoughtful enough to void the charges. I want to point out that we didn't even ask them to do this.
The only suggestion we have in hindsight to assist those guests wanting to sleep in is blackout shades/blinds. We did find it difficult to sleep in past 6:30 or 7:00 a.m. because of the sunrise and all the windows.
Thank you SB for making this a memorable 10 year anniversary trip!!!! We will be back!
Carol & Travis Richards

Date of stay: March 2014
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4  Thank Carol R
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