by Julie Bielenberg
Of all the resorts in Dominica, this might consistently get the highest marks for luxury and location. Away from the major population center of Roseau, the resort is located on a cliff top overlooking the Caribbean Sea near Portsmouth. It’s the location and view that is helping to provide this Dominican gem with incredible accolades such as being selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the best new hotels in the world.
Secret Bay has just six villas and bungalows immersed amongst the five-star experience and amenities of the resort. There is a full-time concierge, housekeeping, laundry service and security at the resort. The concierge is also apt to help plan excursions, book spa treatments, organize child-sitting and assist with just about anything you could possibly need. The resort has two beaches, the Cario River, a spectacular sea cave, and two distinct micro-climates.
Additional services at the resort include The Waitukubuli Wanderer, an all-terrain air-conditioned, 4-door, 4-wheel drive vehicle with a knowledgeable driver for day excursions, personal chef, pre stock of any kitchen, selection of organic food baskets and even a private evening, one-man jazz concert on your terrace (villas only).
There is so much more to this magical place — all complimentary with your stay. The resort hosts a welcome dinner and airport transfers for stays of five nights of more. There is Wi-Fi, a kindle for exclusive use with daily international newspapers, a small library of books, home audiovisual systems with a selection of DVDs, board games, adventure equipment; standup paddle boards, yoga mats and snorkeling and swimming gear.
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I do not believe I could exaggerate the quality of the dining experience we had here...granted it is located in an amazing boutique resort...but the chef's talented hand with the many courses was very special. He even shared some cheese a guest earlier in the week, brought specifically for him from France.
Just go, just go, just go
by Karl H
Having been to 80 countries, 6 continents and stayed at lavish hotels with well known brands... I am left speechless. Secret bay is an unknown brand that makes me feel the giants could learn a thing or 3 from.
Thanks for an incredible stay. Villa Zambuco is a true reflection of not just luxury and seclusion but indeed a chance to be pampered by ones own chef butler and concierge.
We look fwd to our return and may indeed make this an annual retreat. An escape from all things disturbing. The private bay and beach was the cherry on top.
The restaurant zing zing was phenomenal serving fresh catch with a 5* hotel feel. Nothing u would expect from a resort with only 5 villas!
Well done. Something new finally.