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Reviewed June 7, 2016

My wife and myself spent our first anniversary last week at Villa Zing Zing in Secret Bay Resort.
We knew this place was going to be special but we did not expect it to be this lovely.
It was the most romantic setting and made us feel at one with nature with the lush tropical fauna surrounding the villa, yet the it also had all the amenities needed for a luxury vacation.
The staff were a pleasure to meet and speak with, from Ayeola who handled our bookings, the laddies who kept checking in on us in our villa, to ensure we had everything we wanted, to Gregor, the owner who also checked in personally to ensure our stay was perfect.
The chef did an amazing job of preparing our meals, they were all extremely delicious.
My wife and myself had the best time at Secret Bay and thoroughly enjoyed Dominica and her wonderful people, we cant wait to visit once again.

Room tip: ZINg Zing has a view of the ocean and beach, and very private
Date of stay: June 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2016

Happy 1st anniversary once again guys! I thoroughly enjoyed assisting you through the reservations process.
The entire Secret Bay Team thanks you for your comments and appreciation of our service. Our combination of nature and luxury makes the Dominica experience very unique and we’re more than happy to share with you this time and again in the future.

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Reviewed June 5, 2016

We were back at Secret Bay in May for our 5th visit! We stayed in our favourite bungalow, Mapou. We have now stayed 3 times in Mapou and twice in Zabucco II and we can honestly say that it is very hard to chose which we prefer best! They are both perfect and so comfortable to stay in. Waking up in the tree tops looking out over the bay in Mapou is amazing. We were privileged enough to have a tour of the new nearly completed Ylang Ylang villas and we are excited to come back and stay in one of them!

It was so good to come back and see the familiar faces that we consider part of the Secret Bay family. Deslyn, our attendant, has been looking after us for years and she is always one of the first people we ask after and are thrilled when we hear that she is looking after us again. She is so friendly and thoughtful. It was so nice to catch up with Marvin and he was as gracious and helpful as always.

We were honoured when asked by Gregor to do a photo shoot for them to celebrate their 5th Anniversary. They took pictures of us doing our favourite things at Secret Bay, spending time on our balcony in Mapou, kayaking, swimming at Secret Beach and going up Indian River.

You just can't go wrong if you are considering a stay at Secret Bay. We wish them all the best for the many years to come and congrats on the 5th Anniversary.

Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Bimgirl
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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2016

I agree with you bimgirl, when you have experienced both the bungalows and the villas, it's hard to choose which is the better. Really, they both are! You’re gonna love Ylang Ylang too…what a great dilemma to have.

Deslyn is great. Super glad you enjoyed her service.

Thanks also for being such good sports and featuring in our digital promotions. The video postcard come out awesome.

See you guys next year!

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Reviewed June 3, 2016

My husband and I stayed at Secret Bay for a week to celebrate our honeymoon and couldn't have been happier with the five-star service, fantastic food, wonderful views, and warm and welcoming staff! We visited in late May, after the tourist season had ended, and we felt as though we had the whole island to ourselves! Dominica is a well-kept secret and all of the amenities at the resort were truly top-notch.

The concierge service provided by Secret Bay was incredible. From the moment we arrived at the airport (greeted with almond-scented towles), we knew we would be treated well. Everything was taken care of, including the arrangement of a few guided excursions to the southern part of the island, and the assortment of chocolates left on our bed every night at turn-down service was a very nice touch.

Eating on our private balcony each day was such a treat, and the food made by the Secret Bay staff was out of this world!!! The staff accommodated our every need, including our request to eat dinner one evening on the sunset deck, which had such gorgeous views!

Thank you, Secret Bay, for making our honeymoon such a dream! We can't wait to come back for an anniversary!!

Room tip: Mapou Bungalow was a great deal with fantastic views, A/C in the bedroom upstairs
Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Caitlin T
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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2016

Dominica is indeed a gem and we are so happy you found it and Secret Bay! We want your stay with us to be a curated experience- you tell us what you want, and we do our best to make it happen. We appreciate your thanks and in turn want to thank you for choosing us for your honeymoon. You are the reason why we are a Trip Advisor top Caribbean hotel for romance. We can’t thank you enough!

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Reviewed June 2, 2016

Secret Bay is the most exceptional property in the Caribbean. The villas are gorgeous inside and out, and the views are to-die-for. Although there were certainly other travelers at Secret Bay, we rarely, if ever saw another guest. Shemima, a member of the resort's stellar staff, took care of us as if we were family. She was personable, warm and welcoming, yet very discreet. Shemima provided every amenity - delicious meals served on the veranda overlooking the ocean, fresh fruit trays for breakfast, pre-stocked groceries, even a lesson on how the locals play Dominoes- for us to enjoy our own private paradise. Although we were having so much fun we hated to leave the grounds, we loved kayaking to Secret Beach, our lazy trip down the Indian River with a cool guide named Fire and our waterfall hike with a rainforest expert aptly nicknamed Dr. Birdy. We were already planning a return visit to this hidden gem before we reluctantly left our villa for the airport to return home!

Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2016

Thank you wwinter61! We’re honoured to be thought of as such. Shemima will certainly hear of your praise, if she hasn’t already read it. She is a key part of our team and we just love her and her positive and calm energy. Fire is awesome too and Dr. Birdy is just so personable- you just cant forget them. See you when you get back!

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Reviewed June 1, 2016

Our family (2 adults, 3 children ages 6, 13, 16) spent 8 days at Secret Bay's Zing Zing villa at the end March/beginning April of 2016. We do several vacations each year as a family, most to less-frequented destinations with upper-end accommodations, and we all found Secret Bay (and Dominica) to be one of our absolute favorites. This is not easily attained in a family with teenagers and much of the credit goes to the Secret Bay staff, who assisted us in putting together excursions and activities suited to each family member's tastes. Everything was as-advertised: near-perfection! From the booking and help arranging travel plans, to the check-in and orientation, to the accommodations and amenities, to arranging tours with hand-picked tour guides and drivers, to the villa attendants, concierge, cooks, maintenance personnel, management, everything was done professionally, personally, and with a smile. When we head back to Dominica, which we will, Secret Bay will be our only choice. Thanks again to all the wonderful folks at Secret Bay!!!

Room tip: Zing Zing is great for small family or two couples!
Date of stay: March 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank TdP8
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Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2016

We’re always happy to welcome families to Secret Bay. We welcome the opportunity to cater to different personalities, palettes and age groups that come with larger parties. Thanks for the thumbs up. See you on your next visit to the Nature Isle.

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