SECRET BAY IN DOMINICA, WEST INDIES
Sadly, Secret Bay sustained major damage during the hurricane, and currently is unavailable to guests. Secret Bay won the Traveler’s Choice Awards in 2015 for luxury, service, romance and being a top small hotel in the Caribbean. Secret Bay has a total of six villas and bungalows. With your personalized concierge service, it is easy to make nearly any request during your stay. Secret Bay is a small, luxury resort, intimate and secluded. In this private hideaway you can really unwind, relax and feel more in tune with nature. Some of the villas and bungalows have their very own plunge pools or Jacuzzi tubs. The resort has access to three beaches – Tibay Beach, Secret Beach and Coconut Beach that all have calm seas perfect for swimming and snorkeling. There is also a nearby cave you can swim through, as well as take a boat up the Cario River.
The cuisine is fresh, local and organic. Although there is no main dining restaurant, you have a cooking service for up to two meals per day included in your stay. Each villa and bungalow come equipped with a full kitchen. You will have the assistance of staff in helping you find the freshest local produce and ingredients to use. There are also fresh herbs grown at the resort to season your freshly caught fish, or brew up a steamed hot pot of tea.
If you do not wish to do your own cooking, the complimentary personalized cooking service can prepare up to two meals daily in your own villa or bungalow (there is a cost for the service and ingredients). Breakfast dishes may include a Creole Dominican meal, or homemade pancakes. Lunch may include a rustic picnic basket for you to take to the beach, and dinner may be a local specialty such as pumpkin rice, frilled shrimp or yam pie.
Along with your meals you can also purchase fine wines from around the world from Secret Bay’s own wine cellar, or you can select a wine from your villa or bungalow’s wine cooler. You can also have Secret Bay pre-stock your villa or bungalow prior to arriving at Secret Bay with your favorite foods and local produce. You may also purchase organic food baskets, including a Chef’s basket with three-days worth of fresh fruits, vegetables, juice, snacks, bread, jam and more.
Secret Bay also offers complimentary cooking classes by one of the resort’s chefs who will come to your villa or bungalow and teach you how to prepare traditional Dominican dishes. You may also wish to hire your own personal chef to prepare an a la carte meal in your villa or bungalow, and hire a jazz musician to play for you during your meal. As you can see the options are endless.
Close by Secret Bay is The Source Shack located on Tibay Beach should you decide to dine off the property for an informal outdoor option for some of the local food. Further down the road in Portsmouth, and further out, are more restaurants where you can dine.
Welcome dinner upon arrival
Airport transfers for stays of five nights or more
A Kindle for your exclusive use with daily international newspapers
IPhones and Bose Bluetooth speakers
Adventure equipment including mountain bikes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, yoga mats, snorkeling and swimming gear
All villas and bungalows were designed to have as little environmental impact as possible, as well to ensure your privacy, seclusion and best views of the Caribbean and the lush rainforest covered mountains.
As a guest you will also enjoy the services of the SleptAway Sleep Program which enables you to choose the mattress and pillows of your choice, sleep aids such as a sound conditioner, eye masks, ear plugs and homemade herbal teas.
Zabuco Villa | There are three of these villas measuring 2,728 square feet. All three of these villas have an indoor-outdoor living room, a large open deck with a private plunge pool, and a dining area. You will also have access to an outdoor barbecue area, a hammock sofa underneath the villa, and day beds.
Zing-Zing Villa | This is a two-bedroom, 2500 square foot villa which is family friendly, and can accommodate up to 5 people. Children ages 12 and above are welcome. This villa has a large veranda with spectacular views, and an indoor-outdoor living room. Both of the bedrooms have king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms, both with a bath/shower unit and a dual vanity. On the wooden deck there is a private Garden Jacuzzi tub, as well as sun-loungers and spots with hammocks and lounge chairs.
Mapou and Ti-fey Bungalows | These are modern, two-story 610 square foot treehouses with raised decks with dining and relaxation areas. There are floor-to-ceiling windows on both floors. These bungalows offer a lot of privacy, and are ideal for couples and solo travelers.
All accommodations include the following amenities:
High speech wireless internet access
Modern fully equipped open kitchens with granite countertops
Kitchen appliances including large refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, gas or electric stove, oven, microwave, toaster, blender, juicer, espresso machine, griller, electric kettle, dishwasher and washing machine and dryer. All major appliances are Siemens.
State-of-the-art A/V system with IPod docking
A wide selection of books, DVDs and board games
Outdoor barbecue area
For more information email moc.l1508265067evart1508265067yrova1508265067sdnat1508265067eews@1508265067nerak1508265067 or call 903-686-0134