Scale of 90-100
Set on a dramatic promontory between two beaches on Dominica’s northwest coast, this stylish eco-resort encompasses six stunning, superbly crafted villas and bungalows composed entirely of local Guyanese hardwood. Set 110 feet above the sea, the clifftop Zabuco Honeymoon Villas are the most desirable. Open and pavilionlike with floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, each of these 2,700-square-foot villas includes a kitchen and a sea-facing deck with a private pool. The two Ylang Ylang Villas with decks and elevated pools hammocks are also exceptional. Public spaces include a small library, a treehouse-style spa room, a new wellness pavilion suspended over a river and a romantic open-air restaurant with a canopy-style roof. Though beach options are limited, the hotel’s new Zamann Watersports Hut offers kayaks and snorkeling equipment. The unfailingly helpful staff can advise on innumerable land activities as well, including hiking and horseback riding. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted at this property.
Read the full review from our editors.
Superb accommodations; excellent food; the sense of being in a world of your own.
The most accessible beach is rocky and uninviting.
Good to Know
Private chefs can be engaged to cook in your villa, and cookery classes that showcase traditional Dominican cuisine are offered.
Secret Bay Features:
- Airport transfers
- Private pool
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Zabuco Villa, $1,100 (minimum stay may apply).
Personal electronics for use during the stay; Full use of resort facilities and equipment, including kayaks, snorkeling gear, paddle boards and mountain bikes; Wi-Fi; For stays of five nights or longer, round-trip airport transfers and a welcome dinner served on the night of arrival
Learn more about Secret Bay:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.