Spectacularly sited on a clifftop promontory where the rainforest meets the sea on Dominica, the “Nature Island” of the Caribbean, Secret Bay Resort is among the leading boutique resorts in the world and an acclaimed Relais & Châteaux property. The secluded six-star, all-villa resort consists of elegantly appointed, residential-style villas, each with a private plunge pool and dedicated villa host, on-call concierge, chefs and guides, access to a secret beach and transformative experiences curated specifically for each guest.
Conceptualized by celebrated architect Fruto Vivas, Secret Bay’s award-winning villas are world-renowned for their artful fusion of high design and local craftsmanship, forming open-air luxury residences amid nature’s lush embrace. As a Green Globe certified resort composed entirely of sustainably-sourced materials, Secret Bay exists in a beautiful equilibrium of responsibility to its environment and commitment to guest comfort.
Secret Bay’s luxurious resort amenities complete the most unrivaled island escape. Begin your day with a rejuvenating yoga class at the riverside Bwa Mang Wellness Pavilion, grab a paddleboard from the Zamann Watersports Hut for a day of fun on the water, find peace at the treetop Gommier Spa, delight in hyperlocal cuisine at our open-air Zing Zing restaurant and cap your evening with cocktails on the cliff edge Vetiver Sunset Deck overlooking Secret Beach. This is, truly, paradise found.
Both within and beyond resort grounds await a host of perspective-shifting, life-altering experiences. Whether you choose to journey “within” alongside our seasoned healers, explore the living, breathing rainforest or rappel into the depths of the island on a waterfall canyoning adventure, guests are guaranteed to leave Dominica forever changed.
Residential-style villas, each with indoor and outdoor living spaces, back-yard gardens, tropical hardwoods, private plunge pools and fully-appointed European bathrooms and gourmet kitchens with state-of-the-art Siemens appliances.
Dedicated villa hosts, on-call chefs, guides and adventure concierge.
A centrally-located, sit-down restaurant offering locally-sourced fare, in addition to our trademark in-villa dining and personalized kitchen pre-stocking services
Wellness pavilion that serves as a riverside destination for intimate wellness classes
Serene treehouse-style spa offering an array of solo and couple treatments
Two secluded beaches
Complimentary access to paddle boards, kayaks, snorkel gear, GoPros, high-speed Wi-Fi and smart-home technology on each villa’s iPhone and Apple TV
Personal travel concierge
Part of the luxury of staying at Secret Bay is the fresh, sustainable cuisine you’ll encounter during your stay, satisfying the mind and body in one dream holiday. Whether you choose to dine in-villa or at our open-air restaurant, each meal is ethically prepared by our executive chef who reimagines fresh, vibrant ingredients that are foraged right here on property or sourced from nearby fishers and farmers markets. It is this innovative, hyperlocal culinary concept that allows for a more intimate and traceable connection between guests and land, earning Secret Bay its reputation as a leader in sustainable food tourism.
For Dinner, our Zing Zing restaurant features an innovative “no menu” concept, which allows the chef to expertly execute each dish while capitalizing on supremely fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. While there is no choice at Zing Zing for dinner, our chef will of course cater to guests’ allergies and intolerance, curating each plate accordingly. Zing Zing restaurant is open daily for lunch from 12-3:00pm, featuring inspired island-to-table plates, and nightly for dinner from 6-10:00pm, following the chef’s innovative “no menu” concept that allows the chef to expertly execute each dish while honoring supremely fresh, local and seasonal ingredients at the fore. Simply secure your table with your Villa Host for an intimate dining experience to write home about.
In-Villa, Deck or Beach Dining:
Whether you wish to dine in the comfort of your own villa, fancy an intimate set up for two on one of our quiet decks overlooking the Caribbean Sea or crave a full day well spent in the sand, your dedicated villa host will take care of all dining details — from setting the table and mixing cocktails to paddling a packed picnic lunch directly to you at Secret Beach. All-day eats are selected à la carte off our Island Harvest menu, featuring sea- and farm-to-table plates inspired by the island’s bounty.
Every Secret Bay stay includes a complimentary Organic Breakfast Basket, filled with a supply of farm fresh eggs, organic fruit, homemade granola, yogurt, bread, jam and dried fruit, coffee beans and local lemongrass and cocoa teas, pre-stocked and replenished, on request, for the duration of stay.
In addition to each villa’s complimentary Organic Breakfast Basket, guests have the option to pre-stock their villa kitchen with their favourite foods, from specialty ingredients for an decadent breakfast to cooking essentials and homemade snacks, beverages and a medley of locally-grown organic produce, all of which you may note on your pre-arrival questionnaire or request from your villa host during your stay. Whether you choose to cook in your fully-equipped European gourmet kitchen or have your villa host prepare breakfast to your specifications, you can rest assured that all ingredients are of the highest quality, sourced either on property or from nearby markets.
Botanica: Organic Garden & Chef’s Table
Feast the senses with an outdoor chef table experience nestled into the Chef’s organic garden by the Cario river. Botanica is open two days a week- Monday & Thursday- from 12-3:00pm, featuring true garden-to-fork decadence with wholesome options such as plant-based entrees, paired with fresh vegetables, fragrant herbs, and aromatic spices sourced from the Chef’s organic garden.
There is so much to discover at Secret Bay: wade through our magical cave, stretch body and mind with a yoga class or bask on one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Dominica: Secret Beach. Our boutique resort has been magnificently designed in harmony with the environment, so you can experience full immersion within the Nature Island while enjoying six-star service .
Near Secret Bay
While the activities found at Secret Bay can certainly fulfill your pursuit for wanderlust, there’s no shortage of forests, falls, and coral reefs to explore nearby. Whether you wish to meander the aisles of the Saturday Market in Portsmouth, embark upon a guided tour of the Waitukubuli National Trail—the longest hiking route in all of the Caribbean—or snorkel the vibrant shallows at Split Rock, there’s an adventure to be had by everyone.
With Dominica’s unique flora, fauna and geography, adventures are endless: enough rainforest, national parks, waterfalls, hot springs and rivers for every day of the year. Not to mention active volcanoes, a boiling lake and the awe-inspiring Emerald Pool. Our knowledgeable concierge will be happy to organise exciting days out, thoughtfully created just for you. And, with so much to do, see and experience at Secret Bay and in Dominica, you may just need to come back again.
Secret Bay’s curated Experience Packages are thoughtfully designed to take the guesswork out of activity planning, booking reservations and more. Enjoy transformative experiences that are hand-selected just for you and revel in the effortless convenience for which Secret Bay has earned international acclaim
The Gommier Spa is among Secret Bay’s most coveted destinations. In this treehouse-style serene space overlooking Tibay Beach, guests can indulge in an array of solo, family and couple treatments curated by our expert therapists, including relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone and four-hand massages with locally custom-blended oils, as well as our signature Gommier facial. Whether you wish to relax tense muscles after hiking, unravel the effects of everyday stressors brought from home, or find your inner peace, our therapists will cater each service to your needs.
An Enchanting Ceremony in an Unmatched Setting:
As soon as you step upon the grounds of Secret Bay, there is a palpable sense of warmth, of love, of indescribable placidity. The “secret” of our resort is the incommunicable impact it has upon our guests. Secret Bay is a hub of unforgettable memories that are almost too difficult to translate to those on the outside. In essence, you have to see it to believe it. For that reason, couples from all around the globe come to Secret Bay in Dominica to celebrate life’s most momentous occasions. Whether it is a wedding or vow renewal, our resort is the most magical locale to fulfill your most romantic imaginations.
Wedding Ceremonies at Secret Bay
If you and your loved one are seeking a small, unique and elegant private wedding, Dominica’s Secret Bay is the perfect place to exchange vows and begin a new life together. Our magical secluded beaches, private decks, discreet service, gourmet fare, and stunning cliff-top scenic spots provide the tropical stage for your ceremony and wedding photography.
Planning a wedding can often be overwhelming, but we at Secret Bay are with you every step throughout your journey. Our concierge will consult with you beforehand to ensure that your big day is impeccably tailored to your wishes. Nevertheless, we are confident you will be pleased with our offerings:
Wedding officer to officiate your private beach ceremony
Hour-long photography session to capture your special Secret Bay wedding
Talented chefs to provide a beautiful 1-tier wedding cake, champagne and canapés
Dedicated staff to serve a romantic candlelit dinner for two with wine on the open terrace of your villa
Memorable 45-minute live musical accompaniment to your nuptials (a variety of musical genre available)
Exquisite floral designs using Secret Bay’s exotic tropical flowers, varying from vase arrangements, to bridal bouquets and boutonnières
Your wedding day is a whirlwind of both celebration and concentration; thus, the staff at Secret Bay values your quiet alone time together. We suggest a couples massage to destress and disconnect, which you can enjoy in the warm breeze in our tree-top Gommier Spa. We also gift our newlyweds a romantic candlelit dinner with wine on the terrace of your personal villa, as well as a Dominica-inspired wedding memento for you to take home and remind you of that special day.
Vow Renewal at Secret Bay
Secret Bay is celebrated for its organic and primitive but luxurious setting in the thick of the Dominica rainforest. It is a place of renewal: to refresh, restart, and reinvigorate. Thus, there is no better place than Dominica’s Secret Bay to restore your commitment and love for one another. When you feel the time is right, we are more than happy to arrange a beautiful ceremony to honor such a beautiful moment in time.
Secret Bay has a host of offerings handy to make your vow renewal personal, intimate and truly special, including the following a la carte options.
Vow renewal ceremony with a chosen officiator
30-minute photography session to capture key moments of your celebration, as spontaneous or as planned as you desire
Exquisite local exotic floral designs for your cake, bouquet, or boutonnière
One-man jazz concert in the privacy of your villa terrace or on one of our decks
Fine wine and Creole-inspired fare for a night filled with champagne and canapés
At Secret Bay, we honor your vow renewal as a momentous landmark in a cherished relationship. Therefore, we hope to make your experience as special and unique as possible.
The minimum age for stays at Secret Bay is 12 years, As of January 7, 2024. On exception, children under the age of 12 are welcome to stay in any of our one-bedroom villas with a signed liability waiver from an accompanying parent or guardian, with assurance that you understand the safety, dining and noise concerns related to children at Secret Bay
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