Secret Bay

Ross Blvd, Portsmouth, Dominica
19 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Secluded
Starting at:
taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

From north to south, between Antigua and St. Lucia, are Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, and Martinique. They’re just as beautiful as any of the other islands in the Caribbean, but they’re mostly untouched by tourism. The reasons for that are complex, and bound to change — in the case of Dominica, where the boutique hotel Secret Bay is located, it’s partly because the landscape is volcanic and mostly devoid of white sandy beaches, and partly because the island isn’t served by international flights.

Perfect: the better to get away from it all. If you want to stay at a resort with three infinity pools and five restaurants, go to Barbados or Anguilla. If you want to hike through the rainforest and meditate at dawn on a treetop platform and sleep in a clifftop villa sustainably built with native tropical wood, you go to Dominica, nicknamed “Nature Island,” and check into Secret Bay.

The hotel has just 19 villas, one more lavish than the next. The original Zabuco Honeymoon villa is situated on a rocky outcrop over the sea. And frankly, you’ll never need to leave it: there’s an indoor-outdoor living room with daybeds and hammocks, a private terrace with a plunge pool and outdoor shower, a state-of-the-art open-plan kitchen with granite countertops and an espresso machine. You can grill your own fresh fish at the villa’s barbecue and an outdoor dining area, should you wish (on request, the hotel provides an Organic Breakfast Basket filled with fresh supplies and snacks), and rest easy on a bed carved by local craftsmen from indigenous red cedar.

The Ti-Fèy villas and the Ylang Ylang villas feel like treehouses. Apple TVs and wi-fi, check, sound systems by Bose, check. A pillow menu and a mattress menu? You got it.

What about that jungle hike, though? Oh, right, the jungle hike, and the cave swim, and night snorkeling, and kayaking through a mangrove. All of that and more is within easy reach of Secret Bay, and the knowledgeable staff is ready to help you plan it. The hotel has direct access to two secluded beaches, too. You might bump into other hotel guests. And you might not. Welcome to Nature Island.

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Secret Bay
Ross Blvd, Portsmouth, Dominica

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Yoga
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • Doctor on call
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shuttle service

Need to Know

  • Stays of 7 nights or more receive complimentary round-trip airport transfers.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Credits and discounts will be applied at check-out in local currency unless otherwise noted.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife
  • Measures and reduces water waste
  • Measures and reduces carbon emissions