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Secret Bay

  • Where:
  • Why:Quick trip to Dominica from Martinique.
  • When:February
  • Who:My boyfriend and I.
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Secret Bay The Dominican coast is absolutely pristine.

The Dominican coast is absolutely pristine.

Secret Bay Beautiful and airy bedroom that immediately imparts zen.

Beautiful and airy bedroom that immediately imparts zen.

Secret Bay Eggs and bacon, freshly cooked by our chef.

Eggs and bacon, freshly cooked by our chef.

Secret Bay Relax and reflect among the lush greenery.

Relax and reflect among the lush greenery.

Secret Bay View from the beach of the Secret Bay property – can you spot the villas among the trees?

View from the beach of the Secret Bay property – can you spot the villas among the trees?

Secret Bay Where our private chef prepared our tasty dinner and breakfast.

Where our private chef prepared our tasty dinner and breakfast.

Secret Bay This invasive species is dangerous for the local eco-system and it’s encouraged to fish them. Bonus point: they taste delicious.

This invasive species is dangerous for the local eco-system and it’s encouraged to fish them. Bonus point: they taste delicious.

Secret Bay A villa, infinity pool and deck just for the two of us.

A villa, infinity pool and deck just for the two of us.

Highs & Lows

  • Incredible one-of-a-kind secluded cliffside location, which leads to a private beach.

  • The staff is extremely attentive and friendly

  • You never have to leave your villa as you have a private chef, pool, massage services and Bose music system right at your fingertips.

  • Lush greenery, spectacular views.

  • Can take some time to get to. but the hotel arranges transfers.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Sustainable luxury villas.

  • Vibe

    Eco-friendly luxury, idyllic, serene.

  • Location

    Cliffside in Portsmouth, an hour away from the capital Rouseau.

  • Rooms

    Six private villas.

  • Music

    Each room has Bose speaker systems for you to play your own tunes. You can also have a local musician come and serenade you on your private deck.

  • Year Opened

    2011

  • Designed By

    Fruto Vivas

  • Health & Wellness

    Some villas have a private pool.

  • Restaurant

    The villas offer private chefs and there is also a fine dining restaurant.

  • Bar

    The Source Shack, a beach-based bar.

  • Minibar

    The hotel stocks your fridge with anything you would like in advance.

  • Children

    Over 12 welcome, but geared towards couples.

  • Price

    Expensive luxury.

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