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  • Overview

    Secret Bay is a new boutique hotel experience hidden away on the unspoilt island of Dominica.  With just 4 bungalows and villas eco-retreat Secret Bay is the perfect honeymoon destination or for those looking for a bit of romance off the beaten track. Perched on a cliff top with far reaching views across the Caribbean, this luxury eco-resort has two beaches with crystal clear waters and benefits from two micro-climates. This Chic Retreat is possibly the most romantic spot in the Caribbean, but don't take our word for it, come and see for yourself.

    Dominican-born Gregor Nassief fell in love with Secret Beach as a child and dreamed of one day owning and living on the land above it. Coming from a local family of hoteliers and businessmen, he always knew that this was the perfect spot on the island for developing a small-scale eco-tourism venture.  The process of purchasing pieces of land from different owners began nearly 15 years ago and with the support of his Venezuelan-born wife Sandra Vivas’s father and the celebrated architect Fruto Vivas his dream come true.

    Secret Bay is a story of love: of a boy and a beach; of a man and a woman; and of a father and daughter.


    Dominica is known for its unique flora and fauna and the adventures here are endless: rainforest, national parks, waterfalls, hot springs and a river for every day of the year. Active volcanoes, a boiling lake and world-class scuba diving are also activities to enjoy during your stay at Secret Bay. A visit to the Carib Territory on the East Coast should not be missed. Secret Bay's knowledgeable concierge is happy to organise bespoke days out and the “Waitukubuli Wanderer” is available with an excellent driver.


    Everyone's idea of luxury and indulgence is to eat fresh locally-grown food every day. That is exactly what Secret Bay is all about: revelling in nature, engaging with the community and remembering to enjoy the simple things in life like sipping freshly-squeezed mango juice for breakfast.

    If you are a foodie and love cooking then you won't be disappointed - at Secret Bay you have your own fully-equipped kitchen designed for just that. They can help you source local produce or you can have fun discovering exciting foods at the wonderful daily markets at Portsmouth or Roseau – Saturdays are particularly special.  Take a day off and enjoy one of the excellent personal chefs who will prepare a delicious meal for you in the privacy of your own villa or they can simply buy, chop and prep your food and leave it ready for you to come home and cook.  The Secret Bay organic kitchen garden provides fresh herbs and vegetables adding zesty flavours and crunch to your meals.

  • Facilities
    • air conditioning

    • babysitting

    • bar

    • car parking

    • diving

    • gardens

    • private beach

    • restaurant

    24-hour front-desk
  • Location

    Tibay, Portsmouth , Dominica

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    The Zabuco Villa at Secret Bay is most probably the most beautiful Honeymoon Villa in the Caribbean.  Zabuco is another name for the Bwa Bande tree – renowned in Dominica for its aphrodisiac qualities.  The spacious one-bedroom Zabuco Villa with floor-to-ceiling windows has breathtaking 180-degree views over the mountain peaks of Dominica and the crystal waters of Caribbean Sea. Filled with light and space, the villa is private and exclusive, furnished with beautiful wooden pieces made by local craftsment.  Zabuco also has its private deck and plunge pool. 

    The spectacular Zing Zing Villa in the boutique hideaway of Secret Bay, Dominica offers the perfect balance between luxurious comfort and effortless simplicity. Raised above the ground to create a wonderful floating sensation, the secluded 2-bedroom Zing Zing Villa offers spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and rainforest-covered mountains, sumptuous accommodation for up to four people and a private Jacuzzi. Bi-folding doors between the living spaces ensure the whole villa is filled with natural light and gentle breezes and encourages the outdoor/indoor lifestyle, typical of the Caribbean.

    Both the Zabuco and Zing Zing villas include:

    • A large open verandah with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and mountains and rainforest.
    • A comfortable indoor/outdoor living room.
    • Two beautiful bedrooms with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms (each with a bath/shower unit and dual vanity). - Zabuco has one bedroom with ensuite bathroom and large tub; Zing zing has 2 bedrooms each with its own bathroom
    • A high quality fully-equipped kitchen.
    • A private jacuzzi with spacious wooden deck and sun-loungers offering a beautiful view. ONLY ZING ZING has the jacuzzi; both have sun loungers and a deck - zabuco has a plunge pool
    • A barbecue area.
    • Several outdoor relaxation spots (with hammocks and lounge chairs).
    • An outdoor shower under the warm Caribbean sky.
    • Air-conditioning.

    Last, but by no means least are Mapou and Ti-Fey Bungalow.  These two bungalows sit on the hillside surrounded by trees and the sounds and smells of the surrounding tropical nature, with the river and ocean below. The bungalows offer peaceful and secluded accommodation.

    All bungalows are on two floors and feature:

    • A high-quality fully-equipped kitchen with open plan dining and living area.
    • One lovely bedroom with a view of the forest and the sea beyond.
    • Contemporary en-suite bathroom with bath and shower unit.
    • Rejuvenating outdoor shower in the forest.
    • All rooms have one open wall with floor-to-ceiling glass – giving you the sensation that you are perched in a tree-house with the river and sea below.


    All the villas and bungalows at Secret Bay are sustainably-built from Guyanese Greenheart and include the following complimentary services BUT with a minimum stay of five nights:

    • Welcome dinner when you arrive.
    • Transport to and from the airport.
    • High-speed Wi-Fi Internet access.
    • A Kindle for your exclusive use with daily international newspapers.
    • Small library of books.
    • I-pod dock with surround sound as well as a wide selection of international music.
    • Home Audiovisual system with a selection of DVDs
    • Selection of board games.
    • Adventure equipment (including: mountain bikes; kayaks; yoga mats and snorkelling and swimming gear).
    • Safe for your personal belongings.
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    Zabuco Honeymoon Villa with Pool

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    Zabuco II & III Honeymoon Villa with Pool

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    Zing Zing 2 bedroom Villa with Jacuzzi

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    Ti-fey 1-bedroom Bungalow

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    Mapou 1-bedroom Bungalow

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    Entire Secret Bay Resort

  • Conditions
    Cancellation policy

    • During the Great Escape season (mid-December to early-January), 90 days€™ notice is required should you wish to cancel your stay at Secret Bay. Otherwise a 3-night cancellation fee is charged. If cancelled within 15 days of arrival, the full amount is due. This cancellation fee will also be applied to early departures.



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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)