Nowhere embodies the virtue of privacy quite like Secret Bay, a romantic hideaway situated in Dominica’s secluded northern tip. This clifftop residence hovering in the forest canopy offers sublime panoramic views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea and Dominica’s Jurassic-like mountain peaks. Sun worshippers can spend days lapping up rays and paddle boarding or snorkelling in cerulean waves. A discreet concierge made up of in-the-know locals can create the perfect day out at the drop of a hat, whether that’s a rainforest hike, kayaking adventure or sunset boat trip, cocktail in hand. Otherwise, there’s every reason to stay put with an ocean-gazing infinity pool, a beach accessed only by kayak and a truly indulgent spa.
Secret Bay’s six impressive villas feel enveloped in nature. There are three large honeymoon villas, the most sought-after being closest to sea while the other smaller yet equally beautiful residences dot the flourishing gardens and leafy jungle canopy for immersive effect. Eco-conscious without compromising on comfort, interiors include tropical hardwood inside and out with each villa featuring an outdoor deck, private plunge pool and fully equipped kitchen where you can stock produce from the hotel’s signature breakfast hampers.
In villa dining caters to your every whim but the literally elevated restaurant makes the most of the views, peering down at the sparkling waters of one of the resort’s two beaches. Every meal or tailormade excursion starts with a conversation so that staff can discover your daily mood, whether that is for zingy lionfish ceviche for lunch in your villa or a private beach picnic, toes dug in the sand.
Couples & honeymooners
THINGS TO DO AT THE RESORT:
Take a morning swim in the calm turquoise waters of Tibay Beach
Practice yoga or meditation in the treetop wellness pavilion
Follow the resort’s nature trail to discover more of the surrounding flora, tropical butterflies and birds
Cool down in your private pool, taking in the sounds of the surrounding forests
Learn more about the produce on the island and join the chef in a private cookery class
Enjoy a restorative massage with the sounds of the lapping waves in the distance
Grab a cocktail on the beachfront at the Gwiyavye’ Lap Pool & Bar
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Go kayaking or paddle boarding straight from Tibay Beach
Set out on a guided night snorkelling expedition in search of an array of fascinating marine life
Take a guided boat trip along Indian River, passing wildlife rich mangroves and perhaps making a stop for rum punch
Join a local fisherman to learn traditional spear fishing methods to catch lionfish
Hike or ride through rainforest trails to a hidden waterfall
Go scuba diving to explore some of the pristine and barely visited dive sites in northern Dominica
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