Secret Bay - Facts and Information

Description

Secret Bay is a boutique eco-friendly luxury property located on the cliffs of Dominica’s stunning Secret Bay. Aided by celebrated architect, Fruto Vivas, Nassief has succeeded in delivering the ultimate luxury experience combined with eco-friendly and sustainable initiatives. Currently, the hotel offers four villas and two bungalows, all of which offer private, relaxing seclusion and glorious views over the Caribbean Sea and rainforest-covered mountains. Secret Bay is located on the northwest coast of Dominica, just a 10-minute drive from the small town of Portsmouth and about a 1 hour drive from the capital, Roseau. Secret Bay is the perfect getaway for a honeymoon vacation, a private wedding, or a holiday of a lifetime. Located on a cliff on the Caribbean sea, its diversity includes: two beaches, the magical Cario River, a spectacular sea cave and two distinct micro-climates. At this small resort with big values, enjoy a boutique hotel experience and the very best that Dominica has to offer: fresh local organic food, endless adventures on your doorstep and healthy rejuvenating living in harmony with nature.

Children Policy

Children over the age of 12 years old are welcome at Secret Bay and families with children will be accommodated in the two-bedroom villas. There is a maximum of two children allowed per villa.

Room Amenities

Accommodations, taxes and resort fees
All rates include full use of the Secret Bay site, including mountain bikes and kayaks, snorkeling and swimming gear. Properties are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi access, audiovisual system with iPod dock, cable television, books and games as well as daily international newspapers on your villa Kindle. Transport from the airport and a lovely Welcome Dinner are complimentary as well as our personalised Cooking Serivce.
Airport pick-up is complimentary for all rentals of more than 5 nights. For airport drop-off, the cost is US$70 one-way for up to two people.

PLEASE NOTE: FOOD
- There is no restaurant at Secret Bay, but each villa/bungalow contains a fully equipped kitchen.
- Guests arrive to a pre-stocked fridge (based on filling out the pre-arrival questionnaire) and are charged for the items purchased.
- A personlized cooking service is offered. Food/ingredient costs are additional (averages US$450 and US$600 per couple for a five-night stay, not including alcohol).

High Speed Internet Access

Free high-speed Internet access.

Activities

  • Scuba Diving: With multi-coloured sponges and corals, unusual marine life and unique diving sites, Dominica is one of the top five dive destinations in the region, and has been ranked amongst the top ten in the world. There are dive sites for all levels of divers.
  • Bird Watching: Dominica’s diversity of habitats provide for a wide variety of birds. The island is a bird-watchers’ paradise. Syndicate Nature Reserve, close to Secret Bay is one of the best places to see the most famous Dominican bird: the endemic and endangered Sisserou Parrot.
  • Hiking: Dominica’s amazing topography makes it a hikers heaven. Trails range from the easy Glassy Trail to the challenging hike up to the top of the tallest mountain in Dominica (Morne Diablotins). For experienced hikers there is also the extensive 6-hour walk through the Valley of Desolation to reach the remarkable Boiling Lake (the second largest hot spring in the world).
  • Whale Watching: Dominica’s unique underwater landscape provides a great terrain for whales to live in. Although the peak season for spotting whales is November to March, whales live off Dominica’s coast all year round. Whale and dolphin species include: Sperm, Pygmy sperm, Pilot whales, Spotted dolphin and Atlantic spinner dolphin, amongst others.
  • National Parks: A large part of Dominica has been allocated to National Parks. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a must. The Park consists of: five volcanoes, freshwater lakes, hot springs and waterfalls including the famous Trafalgar Falls.
  • Emerald Pool: A short trail through woodland and across rivers leads you to this natural bathing pool deep in the forest located within the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
  • Sulphur Spa: Dominica's natural hot springs are a great way to relax. Lay back in the soothing steam surrounded by the sights and sounds of the jungle.
  • Indian River: Kayak from Secret Bay or take a boat ride up this magical river. A haven for birdwatchers, the river leads you deep into the forest. It was featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
  • Visit the Carib territory: One of the last pre-Colombian populations in the Caribbean, the Kalinago who live in eight villages across the Carib Territory on the East Coast of the island, have kept much of their traditional culture and way of life.
  • Visit to Roseau (Capital): Visit on the big Market Day (Saturday morning) to see the town in full swing. Stroll past stalls piled high with tropical fruit, vegetables, flowers and spices and soak up the warm atmosphere of this genuine and friendly place.

Restaurants

Dining In

For a delicious home-cooked meal served in the comfort of your villa or bungalow without the hassle of shopping, preparating or clearing up afterwards, we offer a personalised cooking service (up to two meals a day). Accommodations are available for diets including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.

  • Breakfast:From full-on local Creole Dominican breakfast to homemade pancakes, French toast or eggs any style accompanied by just-squeezed tropical fruit-juice and cocoa tea – you choose how you want to start your day.
  • Lunch:Be it a light snack or more substantial fare or even a tasty picnic for your daily excursions, our cooks will whip up just what you fancy.
  • Dinner:Just give us an indication in the morning what you’re in the mood for and we will prepare a delicious, healthy meal for you using local organic ingredients and whatever’s in season. Some of our popular dishes include: yam pie, pumpkin
  • rice, grilled shrimp, sweet potato chips all accompanied by a crispy fresh salad. A personalised menu with the Secret Bay “surprise and delight you” touch.
Reservation Policy:

Up to 2 meals a day.

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Choose 2 a day)

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