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Secret Bay

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Exterior
Private beach, sun loungers, beach towels, snorkeling
10 outdoor pools, sun loungers
Villa (Peninsula Zabuco I) | Terrace/patio
Terrace/patio

Overview of Secret Bay

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Entire home

Secret Bay

5.0 star property

9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
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Tibay, Portsmouth, 00152

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCoconut Beach2 min drive
  • Popular LocationIndian River8 min drive
  • Popular LocationFort Shirley17 min drive
  • AirportMarigot (DOM-Melville Hall)62 min drive
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About this area

Portsmouth

Located in Portsmouth, Secret Bay is on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Coconut Beach and Indian River. Scuba diving and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding and ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Coconut Beach - 2 min drive
  • Indian River - 8 min drive
  • Fort Shirley - 17 min drive
  • Cabrits National Park - 18 min drive
  • Toucari Bay - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Marigot (DOM-Melville Hall) - 62 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Champs Pizzaria - 3 min drive
  • The Golden Dragon - 3 min drive
  • Sisters Beach Bar & Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Iguana Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Woody's Limestone Pizza - 4 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Secret Bay

Upscale villa on the beach, with 10 outdoor swimming pools
At Secret Bay, relax by one of the 10 outdoor swimming pools or spend the day at the private sand beach where you can enjoy snorkeling. All 10 soundproofed villas feature free WiFi and tablet computers. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include kitchens with refrigerators and ovens.
Secret Bay offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations with tablet computers and iPod docking stations. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature down comforters. A pillow menu is available. Televisions come with Netflix. Accommodations at this 5-star villa have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include washers/dryers and espresso makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

10 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a private beach and a fitness center.

Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
Secret Bay is listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.
The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Beach

  • Private beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers

Pool/Spa

  • 10 outdoor pools
  • Sun loungers
  • Hot springs nearby
  • Massages
  • Spa services
  • Prenatal massage
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Aromatherapy
  • Facials

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Paper towels

Dining

  • 1 restaurant
  • Couples dining
  • Private picnics
  • 24-hour room service

Bedrooms

  • Down comforter
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Pillow menu

Bathrooms

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries

Living spaces

  • Sitting area

Entertainment

  • TV
  • Netflix
  • Tablet computer
  • iPod docking station

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Laundry

  • Washer/dryer
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Desk

Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Pets

  • No pets or service animals

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • No elevators
  • Soundproofing
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Window screens
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room massages
  • Free grocery shopping service

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the bay
  • On the river
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Yoga classes on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

General

  • 10 rooms
  • Built in 2011
  • Romance packages available
  • Smartphone
  • Smartphone data speed 4G LTE

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 87.50 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 2)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Secret Bay
Secret Bay Hotel
Secret Bay Hotel Portsmouth
Secret Bay Portsmouth
Secret Bay Dominica/Portsmouth
Secret Bay Villa Portsmouth
Secret Bay Villa
Secret Bay Villa
Secret Bay Portsmouth
Secret Bay Villa Portsmouth

Frequently asked questions

Does Secret Bay have a pool?

Yes, this property has 10 outdoor pools.

Is Secret Bay pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Secret Bay?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Secret Bay?

Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Secret Bay?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Secret Bay provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 87.50 per vehicle applies.

Where is Secret Bay located?

Nestled on the beach, this Portsmouth villa is within 3 mi (5 km) of Coconut Beach and Indian River. Cabrits National Park and Toucari Bay are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Secret Bay and receive a full refund?

Yes, Secret Bay offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Secret Bay cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Reviews

9.6

Exceptional

Rating 10 - Excellent. 18 out of 22 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 82%
Rating 8 - Good. 3 out of 22 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 14%
Rating 6 - Okay. 1 out of 22 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 5%
Rating 4 - Poor. 0 out of 22 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 0%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 0 out of 22 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 0%

9.8/10

Cleanliness

9.7/10

Staff & service

8.8/10

Amenities

9.9/10

Property conditions & facilities

Reviews

6/10 Okay

Jonah, Miami Beach

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The stay was good overall. The property is very beautiful and well maintained. The villas are huge and well appointed. Very nice place to stay. We enjoyed it very much. However there were some major problems which will prevent us from coming back here. We had several issues, some of which were addressed and some were not. You are in the jungle, so there are ants. Pretty much anything on the counter (including the nightly treat they leave) are infested with ants in about 5 minutes. Told them several times, but still had ants eating our food. There is no breakfast options, but your room has a full kitchen and they provide some basics. If you want anything additional (butter, milk, almond milk, cheese, cold cuts) they charge you. That's fine, but the prices are not. Butter is $9, a small 18 oz almond milk or regular milk is $16. The prices go on. This is a problem. The restaurant is really poor quality cuisine. The food is always a prix-fix, and its $130 a head without drinks. That would be fine for a Michelin star restaurant; however, this was nowhere close. The local restaurants outside of the property are much better and 1/15th of the price. However booking a car to get there is also exorbitant ($100 USD). The last problem is the shower. It was only so hot you couldn't shower, they tried to fix it 5 times. Showering in this type of water is not really possible. It was a problem.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jamie

Stayed 5 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jeff

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
If you want seclusion and quiet with beauty surrounding you then this is the place. It felt like our own private resort. The property is gorgeous with fun things to do not far away. We hiked Trafalgar falls and Middleham falls in the same day. If you're in shape then that's doable. Otherwise you will be sore. Middleham falls requires lots of steps! We stayed in Ti-Fey II and loved everything about it. Wish there was a little more view of Ocean but also loved the privacy and getting in our private pool. Not many restaurants nearby so we did some cooking in our villa and ate a light dinner on our own.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

8/10 Good

Harmony Leigh

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The cyclical weather of Dominica was the perfect metaphor for our trip to Secret Bay. The sun: Akima, our villa host, was one of the highlights of our stay. Pleasant and kind, she made us feel welcomed. Our villa was clean, private, and well appointed. Perhaps we were expecting more of a sea view, but we grew to enjoy the lush rainforest while watching the indigenous birds from our covered deck. We were pleasantly surprised by our plunge pool (Hillside Ti-Fey IV). It had a waterfall edge, was deeper than other plunge pools we have experienced, and was warm. We spent several afternoons there sipping drinks. Restaurant Zing Zing's menu was both carefully curated and whimsical. Zing Zing's open air setting made it a delightful place to enjoy a meal. The recently hired mixologist crafted some fine drinks both at Zing Zing and the hotel pool. Also of note was Secret Bay's spa. Listening to the waves while having a massage was relaxing. The rain: Our luggage took a separate vacation remaining in Puerto Rico. After traveling since 3am and jumping through countless Covid protocols (understandable), it put a major damper on our arrival. Judging by the other hotel guests also missing bags and the number of people we witnessed at the Dominica airport filling out missing luggage papers, it seems like this is more than an isolated incident. Several days later, we did get our luggage after repeated follow up on our part.
Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent

Leslie

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Stayed 8 nights in Nov 2021

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The secret bay beach is so beautiful and the water is so clear! A great experience elevated by our friend Sherina!!
Stayed 9 nights in Jul 2021

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2021

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This is the nicest hotel I've ever been to. The villas are enormous. We have a very large bedroom, kitchen/sitting area, outdoor sitting area, and a whole downstairs area with hammock and pool. The hotel's amenities are pretty solid -- private beach, equipment to use, etc. You're mostly paying for the room. The service is a bit less polished than what you might expect given the price, but that may partly be a consequence of the location. The room isn't cleaned every day, for example. We had some trouble with the meals -- your room attendant isn't a trained chef. Just remember that you're paying for the room and the views. On that account, I thought it was totally worth it. The concierge, Lenita, is also pretty great and did a very good job in arranging activities for us.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

10/10 Excellent

Sami, Miami, us

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
an amazing experience - you get pampered far too much and may not want to go back home
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2019

10/10 Excellent

Chelsea , Westchester, New York

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best Kept Secret
Secret Bay is a boutique hotel nestled on a beautiful cliff side which calls for wonderful views with tons of privacy and lushness with access to a private beach. The front staff was excellent at getting us situated when we came in after a long travel. The following day they continued their hospitality while setting up all our activities while in Dominica. Each villa is assigned their personal house keeper who makes sure that all your meal and cleaning needs are met. The Food was delicious and the kitchen staff is always ready to offer you a snack before dinner :). I would definitely return and upgrade for a villa with a pool.
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2017