Secret Bay

At a glance

  • Peaceful rainforest retreat overlooking the Caribbean Sea
  • 10 fully-equipped pool villas
  • Innovative and sustainable dining

Secret Bay

5

An exceptional eco-hideaway on the edge of a forested clifftop, with off-menu dining and secret beaches.

There’s something special about Secret Bay. This romantic retreat has been a labour of love for its Dominica-born owner, who dreamt of creating a hotel in this exact spot many years ago, and a stay here combines ultra-private, fully-equipped villas with the space of a resort.

Secret Bay has a breathtaking setting, in four acres of private rainforest on a clifftop above the Caribbean Sea. Its 10 high-spec pool villas are tucked away in the treetops. Each one is beautifully crafted, spacious and sustainable, and comes with a private plunge pool, open-air kitchen and villa host. You’ll be given an iPhone to use during your stay, so you can easily order food or arrange activities.

Secret Bay's open-air Zing Zing restaurant, which has stunning sea views, sets a romantic scene with a canopy-style roof, display kitchen and private dining room. Lunch is ordered from a set menu, while dinner is an experiential affair with dishes created from the freshest local ingredients available that morning. This varied approach to lunch and dinner, plus picnic lunches if you’re out on day trips and organic breakfast baskets filled to the brim with fresh eggs, tropical fruit and home-made bread, means that dining here still feels diverse.

To feel the sand beneath your feet, there are two small beaches: Tibay Beach, where you’ll find a wellness pavilion and watersports, and Secret Beach, which you can only get to if you swim, kayak or paddleboard. At the resort you can do yoga, take a cooking class and make the most of the free watersports, and of course there’s the rest of this lush island to explore. Relaxation comes naturally with hammocks, meditation corners and tranquil decks dotted around the resort – the best way to end the day is with cocktails on the cliff-edge Vetiver Sunset Deck overlooking Secret Beach.

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Key information

Nestled in the rainforest on a private headland, 10 minutes from Portsmouth on the island’s north-west coast

Airport transfer time: A 1-hour flight from Barbados, Saint Lucia or Antigua. Approx. 1-hour transfer from Dominica airport
Rooms: 10

Kuoni extras -

Exclusive offer for Kuoni guests
One private dinner for two for 2022 stays (certain dates excluded).

Good to know

Accommodation information

10 treehouse-style pool villas

Activities

• Take a rowboat down the tranquil Indian River* • Kayak to Secret Beach • Visit the Kalinago Territory to learn about the island’s heritage* • Swim in sheltered bays where sperm whales live year round*.

Dining

Restaurant, in-villa dining

What's included

Breakfast in villa.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board • In-villa breakfast • In-villa dinner or dinner at Zing Zing
Full Board • In-villa breakfast • In-villa lunch, picnic lunch or lunch at Zing Zing • In-villa dinner or dinner at Zing Zing
All Inclusive • In-villa breakfast • In-villa lunch, picnic lunch or lunch at Zing Zing • In-villa dinner or dinner at Zing Zing • Afternoon snacks • Selected drinks at Zing Zing including Champagne, wine pairings by the glass with meals, cocktails, beer and soft drinks • In-villa drinks including Champagne, selected spirits, organic wines, beer and soft drinks.

*Denotes local charge