Secret Bay Resort has earned the distinction of being named number one among the ten best small hotels in the Caribbean for 2013.
The list was compiled by Caribbean Journal which sent out a team across the region to examine properties with 50 rooms or less employing a range of factors before making the decision for the final 10.
Each of the properties examined by the team had to stand out in at least one of these categories: ambience, quality of food, luxury, quality of service, location, romance, affordability and design, among others.
“While the Caribbean has superb luxury resorts and all-inclusives, it has an array of small, charming boutique properties that offer a laid-back yet luxurious experience,” Caribbean Journal wrote concerning the list.
With just four units Secret Bay was able to impress the Caribbean Journal team and outperform the competitors.
“Secret Bay is the smallest hotel on this list — with just four units comprised of a pair of large villas and two smaller bungalows,” Caribbean Journal wrote of the property. “All of them have one thing in common – simply extraordinary views of the coast of Dominica (and, on most days, Guadeloupe). Secret Bay is all about the escape — when you’re here, it’s just you and the beauty of the Caribbean.”
The following shows the rest of the properties from number two:
Tensing Pen – Jamaica
True Blue Bay Resort – Grenada
Pavilions and Pools – St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Boardwalk – Aruba
Villa Saint Pierre – Martinique
Ladera – St Lucia
Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Hotel – Dominican Republic
Horned Dorset Primavera – Puerto Rico
Hope Town Harbour Lodge – Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
The compilation is part of Caribbean Journal’s ‘Best of the Caribbean’ series.
Earlier this year TripAdvisor gave Secret Bay the top spot among the “Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean,” and the No.3 spot for “Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Caribbean.”
Secret Bay is located in the Picard area in the north of the island.