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Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We spent a week at secret bay for our honeymoon in april. To say our experience was amazing, doesn't even do it justice. Our villa and the grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The staff was very attentive and catered to our every want and need, from arranging the perfect meals to planing fun excursions, to organizing yoga classes and massages right in our villa next to our private infinity pool. What more could honeymooners ask for!!!!

Date of stay: April 2015
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank alittlejohn
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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2015

Thanks for your awesome review- short and sweet :-)
We’re happy to know you had a great honeymoon at Secret Bay.

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Reviewed May 17, 2015

I think the magnificence of Zing Zing Villa at Secret Bay is succinctly captured by the comment that my handsome, party loving 20 year old nephew, who is heading to University in the fall, made to me during our family stay there over the Mother’s Day weekend. “ You know Aunty Andy, this place makes me want to get married and have a family just so that I could build a home like this.” And indeed, throughout the weekend similar sentiments of awe and contentment were expressed by the entire family, as well as friends who reside in Dominica and visited us at Zing Zing Villa. Without a doubt the Secret Bay property has created the perfect balance between a contemporary décor and embracing the natural beauty of the surroundings.

We spent much of our stay on the expansive verandah, dining, playing games and chatting with visiting friends. Some persons intermittently popped down to the beach for a swim, used the jacuzzi for a relaxing soak, or migrated to the lower level where lounge chairs and a hammock were available for a siesta, while constant breezes blew gently to cool the balmy days.

We opted to cook some of our meals with the assistance of the house attendant. Working in a kitchen with state of the art appliances was a dream. And to top it all off, each and every staff member with whom we interacted, exuded the quintessential warmth and friendliness for which Dominicans are famous.

The last time I suffered from withdrawal was six years ago when I quit smoking. But tell you now, unreservedly, that since our wonderful weekend, I have suffered from Zing Zing Villa withdrawal every single day!

Date of stay: May 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank aiandrak
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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2015

We’re touched to know that we’ve inspired your nephew to set some #familygoals for the future! What a fantastic way you spent mother’s day - in paradise, surrounded by the ones you love & who love you.
Thank you for choosing to share this moment with us. We have the perfect cure for your symptoms - another visit!

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Reviewed May 17, 2015

I’ve just returned from a two-night stay at Zing Zing Villa, a mother-daughter getaway for Mother’s Day. As one tends to do, I visited the Secret Bay website - watched the promotional videos, read the reviews; however, when we entered the Villa it still took my breath away. Wow, wow, wow. First and foremost Zing Zing is a romantic refuge but it also offers an absolute cradle of relaxation for families or a group of friends. There is no doubt that the design was well thought of. The Villa doesn’t disturb the surrounding natural beauty, which Dominica is known for. The elegance and sophistication offers all the comforts one would wish. The eco-friendliness of Secret Bay (the environmentally safe cleaning products, energy efficient appliances, all wood design) was quite refreshing. We enjoyed many relaxing moments on the terrace soaking in the fresh Caribbean Sea breezes. The staff offered 5 star services from the minute we drove through the entrance. I defy anyone to want to leave the Villa itself to even go just a few steps downstairs to the Jacuzzi or to the beach at the bottom of the hill. I am already planning my next visit. The time is now to getaway to Dominica and Secret Bay.

Date of stay: May 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank Siobhan L
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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2015

What a great review. Thank you for your comments, especially your reference to our eco-friendliness. At Secret Bay we appreciate nature and try to live in harmony with our surroundings. When you’re ready to return just call or email, we’ll be happy to receive you.

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Reviewed May 15, 2015

My wife and I were born and have lived in the Caribbean all our lives. We had visited nearly all the islands in the Caribbean, but never Dominica. The island was an undiscovered gem, and Secret Bay was the icing on the cake. We stayed in Zabuco III and even though we had our grown-up children in the villa next door, our stay there was like a second honeymoon. The villas have the luxury of huge space with a light, open-plan design and exquisite finishes. The villas are spaced generously apart with vegetation and birdsong surrounding the villa so you are never aware of anyone else being around you. Having our meals served on the verandah of our villa by Secret Bay's friendly staff and having a massage at our villa were special treats that added to the total experience. We will definitely be back!

Date of stay: April 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2015

Happy you got to discover Dominica and Secret Bay. It was our pleasure to host you and your family. Do come again :-)

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Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

We were so very fortunate to be able to live in Zabuco 1 for two weeks!! The attention to detail in our home at Secret Bay was like nothing I had ever seen in a hotel. There was a lot of love put into creating such a beautiful space. At Zabuco 1 you are positioned on a cliff basically over looking the Caribbean with a beach on either side of the villa so you always hear two sets of waves crashing. We also had our own private wild orchid garden. Unfortunately they we not blooming yet but it was still beautiful to be able to sit on 2 private decks overlooking the trees and the ocean.

The staff was so fantastic. Everyone was so helpful and accomidating. Our every need was met every day! Whether we wanted to kayak or see the secret cave it was all do able. Marvin was great and had a wonderful staff that worked with him. All the girls that took care of the villa were kind and respectful of our privacy. The kitchen staff was on point. They could whip you up just about anything you wanted, and it was good! Merlinda put together a wonderful itenary for us. Along with planning our days they had drivers lined up to take us around to different spots. The drivers were great too! They were very proud of their island and happy to show it off to us. I am not sure we would have gotten as great an experience of it would have been for these drivers. This is their home, they tell you their stories of why they love this beautiful place they get to live in everyday.

The island is volcanic so you have the opportunity to be in very different eco systems in a very short amount of time. Every direction you looked you saw lush vegitation, amazing plants, flowers, and trees. It offers a variety of activities we hiked in the rain forest in different sections of Watikabuli, sunned on the beach, and we swam in a river that was created by lava flow! We got to to see several different water falls, snorkel the champagne reef, and visit one of the thermal hot springs! We did so much more, but you'll have to experience the island for yourself to get the whole experience.

Dominica is still a young country and has the potential to go a lot of different directions. I selfishly hope that they will keep it exactly the same so we can go ack and enjoy it for many years to come! We are still totally buzzing on our trip. It was a wonderful experience and we made many memories & friends!

I hope that if you do get the chance to visit Dominica and Secret Bay that you will get as much enjoyment out of it as we did! Happy traveling!

Date of stay: March 2015
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank MJPantalones
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Merlinda F, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2015

Hi MJPantalones,

We love your “Honeymoon on the Moon” review! Thanks so much for coming to Secret Bay for such a special once-in-a-lifetime occasion, and for sharing your experience. Nothing makes us happier to know that you enjoyed it as much as you did. We, like you, hope that Dominica stays as special as it is now, and we will do everything we can to ensure that happens. We especially hope you will come back and spend a future anniversary or romantic getaway with us!

Warm regards,

Merlinda

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