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Secret Bay

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Just returned from a fabulous 5 night stay at Secret Bay...our first time there. My husband and I are always looking for a small, elegant, luxury, private resort and we found Secret Bay exceeded our expectations. We were met at the airport by Gilbert, a delightful, smiling driver. He took care of our luggage and we never handled it again....

3Thank JackieOdm
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Jackie! We miss you guys! Thanks for the lovely review which so accurately captrures the ‘Secret Bay Experience’. We’re your new favourite?!?!? So happy to know! See you guys soon…

Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Like most people, my husband and I live busy stress-filled lives. After only a few short days at Secret Bay, we both remembered what it felt like to be children with no responsibilities other than to enjoy the day that stretched out in front of us like a gift waiting to be opened. Each morning we awoke to gentle ocean...

1Thank Leslie B
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

We’re so glad you found us Leslie! It was our pleasure to make you feel like kids again. The entire Team says hello and to let you know that they are looking forward to your next visit.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This place is amazing. The accommodations are spotless and luxurious. The staff is incredible, so polite, so accommodating. They go out of their way to customize your stay and make it unforgettable. The private chef is always there to create whatever your heart desires! The food is fresh, and delicious. The room is always kept clean and you never even...

Thank rshifman9397
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi rshifman9397. You just described a perfect day at Secret Bay. Thanks for the high recommendation. We loved having you here. Here’s to more awesome moments in the future!

Portsmouth, Dominica
Reviewed 4 February 2016

My husband and I honeymooned at Secret Bay in Jan 2016. Upon arrival we received a warm and personal welcome which really set the tone for the rest of our stay. Instead of checking in at a front desk, we were escorted to our villa where we were served drinks with smooth jazz playing on the sound system. We stayed...

Thank Velma R
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Velma! We like to think of ourselves as the un-hotel. That’s why our service is so personalised. Making our guests feel special is EVERYTHING to us! We want you to feel almost like you’re the only one here at Secret Bay. Thanks for the great feedback. We hope to see you and hubby again.

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Last year we read a review about Secret Bay and felt we just had to experience it ourselves. What an amazing place!! The accommodation is second to none all in private locations dotted amongst the trees. The staff did everything they good to make our stay one to remember and the meals were some of the best food we have...

Thank Angela T
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for reading that review, visiting and now writing your own, Angela T! We’re truly lucky to have access to such a variety of fresh, local ingredients here in Dominica-our Souce Shack team takes pleasure in sharing with all our guests. Can’t wait for your return!

Reviewed 24 January 2016

We stayed at Secret Bay for a relaxing long weekend and felt so welcome that we now feel we have new friends on the island. We live on Dominica, so this was a real treat, as an anniversary present to ourselves, to stay at Secret Bay. I can not say enough about the staff and our personal concierge who even...

Thank Maranca
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi my friend! We enjoyed hosting you and your spouse. I will be sure to hi-five Chef Eric for you. He’ll get a kick out of that :-), and I will also pass on your remarks to your villa attendant Saralee... We hope you consider us for your next anniversary or other special occasion!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Do not let them book your scuba diving. They are not familiar with the rules of diving they asked to book diving on the day we flew back (EXTREMELY Dangerous). Don't book your car with them. The car they rented us didn't shift out of first, no seat belts and the windows didn't close so the seats were soaked from...

8Thank ajtravels1972
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

This review first appeared on TripAdvisor in early January 2016, from a guest claiming to have stayed with us in February of 2015 (almost a year earlier). With only 6 villas on property, and based on the guest’s description of their stay (first 2 nights in a villa, and then 6 nights in a bungalow) we went through our entire...

Penn Valley, California
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The Dominican Island is stunningly beautiful without any help. Secret Bay is the best place to experience this natural beauty. The resort is thoughtfully built into the hillside that juts out of the bay waters. The lovely people at Secret Bay make the location so much more than just a wonderful sight to behold. My wife and I began our...

Thank Conor F
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

So glad you celebrated such a momentous event with us. We wish you a life full of wedded bliss and hope that you return to Secret Bay to create new and even more beautiful memories. Gilbert will be waiting again! Love from the Team

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 January 2016

From the moment I was greeted at the ferry port by Gilbert with the sign, Secret Bay, to the moment my two-day stay came to an end, I enjoyed every moment and was treated wonderfully by the staff at Secret Bay. Gilbert picked me up from the ferry terminal and had warm cookies, dried fruit and water waiting for me....

Thank Cassandra D
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi Cassie. Thanks for your lovely review. We hope that you will visit us for a longer stay and wish you the best of everything on your awesome journey! Everyone says “hi”.

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I don't usually write reviews but felt compelled to write this one because I wish I had known about these issues before I booked. Overall, I was fairly disappointed with our stay. My husband and I spent two weeks traveling around the Caribbean where we stopped at a number of other islands, stayed at some great resorts, but spent the...

5Thank KatherinefromCal
Ayeola G, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Secret Bay, responded to this review

Hi KatherinefromCal, Thank you for your review and detailed feedback. We are deeply sorry that we did not meet expectations, especially as we feel we could have done more to make your experience better. Every guest at Secret Bay means the world to us and we are very saddened we let you down. Regarding the night music coming from the...

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Secret Bay

Address: Tibay | Tibay, Portsmouth 00109-8000, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range: ₹ 37,304 - ₹ 81,938 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Secret Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Secret Bay Hotel Portsmouth
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