Secret Bay Hotel receives international media acclaim

Dominica’s very own Secret Bay Hotel has been featured in a report on CNN Travel Insider as one of the top new luxury hotels around the world.

The hotel which is located in the Picard area in the north of the island was described as “the perfect secret getaway.”

Travel Leisure Magazine’s feature’s editor, Nilou Motamed, said “the hotel gives a lot of luxury to the island” and also described the food as the best in the Caribbean. She highlighted being able to lie on a hammock, kayaking and having a cook preparing lobster in the room as some of the best features offered by the hotel.

The Secret Bay Hotel was the first hotel mentioned in the report. The Crusoe Lodge on the Juan Fernandez island off the Chilean coast and the SLS South Beach Hotel in Florida were also featured.

Secret Bay offers sustainable luxury villas and bungalows and is described as the perfect place for a Caribbean honeymoon vacation, an an anniversary vacation or the secluded holiday of a lifetime.

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47 Comments

  1. west side man
    November 15, 2012

    i agree wit the annon person it all nice wee and very happy dey chose dominica for der nice hotel but de person right what is dominicas people gona get from dis hotel over dere on de cost.
    i wit you annon i see ya heart is for people like me and my family i fink de people hating you must be de rich of de island and i sur dun tink dey eating fried green fig and onion every day like some of our country man and his family.#
    well done dis hotel i hope you do weel and as well for dominica

  2. PHILLIS
    November 14, 2012

    great jod secret bay keep up the good work
    make Dominica proud, thank you.

  3. ARE U SERIOUS????
    November 13, 2012

    great job Secret Bay and for the record I didnt even waste my time reading the comments of this ANON person, with an amazing article like this there is no room for negativity…

  4. miranda
    November 13, 2012

    such acclaim. should pay your bills!

  5. Nicky
    November 13, 2012

    Congrats Gregor…keep up the good work!!!!

  6. PUSSINA
    November 13, 2012

    I hope it leave up to all the hype when i take my flex there on my next visit to DA. I was too busy for festival so i didn’t have time to book that in my schedule. Carmem

  7. lisad
    November 13, 2012

    @the character who calls himself/ herself Annon, I hope you are a non Dominican who hates our beautiful country. I don’t mind. But if you are a Dominican who cannot appreciate something good being said about you, something is wrong with you.You are the dark spots of the nature Isle.

  8. Nade
    November 13, 2012

    Well done Gregor and Sandra!!! Dreams have paid of. Congrats to the staff, you guys couldn’t have done it without them. Two thumbs up!!!

  9. CB BOSS
    November 12, 2012

    Isle of beauty applauds you, Secret Bay.

    • Country Girl
      November 13, 2012

      Your comments always have a hidden meaning.

      Isle of Beauty = Dominica?

  10. Mahaut Boi
    November 12, 2012

    theres way too much negativity on this website. badmind is too rampant in dominica. well done to secret bay. they have proved that dominicans are capable of standing with the very best in the world and we need more of this

  11. pink panther
    November 12, 2012

    greatjob Anna you and your girls are really providing good service. not forgetting Marvin for running a tight ship with the guys. you all are a great team

  12. DOMINICAN
    November 12, 2012

    Sonund like music to my ears. I am trilled to read this amazing story. Yesterday I was upset. Today I am really excited. Great job D/A. Continue moving in the upward direction.

  13. Water
    November 12, 2012

    Thumbs up Secret Bay. Continue to provide excellence. Well done!

  14. November 12, 2012

    Well why can’t we follow through with that example, and to find the ways to revive our Tourists Industry in Domninica.

    Why do we waste so much time talking and making things seem so gloomy when on the other hand we are being rated on the top? I cannot understand this at all!

  15. african queen
    November 12, 2012

    welcome news all the very best to owners and staffs.

  16. Nature boy
    November 12, 2012

    great job mr nassife

  17. Jane Messam
    November 12, 2012

    Well done Secret Bay hotel – keep up the great work. Now you have some clout to encourage the Dominican Government to improve the infrastructure of the island. We want our guests to keep coming to improve our tourism economy and bring Dominica in line with some of the other Caribbean region. Make Dominica the best island in the Caribbean to visit and stay. Crime free of course!!!

  18. hmmm
    November 12, 2012

    Though cool..this is old news. :-D

    • Anonymous
      November 13, 2012

      You couldn’t just keep it positive?

  19. ANNON
    November 12, 2012

    did CNN also say that our tourist industry dying and that eagle star pulling out and that not a week go by that some poor innocent die, not to mention the constant attack on tourist, no i am happy for secret bay but i hope they have plenty money to keep themselves going when did tourist stop coming.

    • citizen
      November 12, 2012

      Annon, that is of very poor taste.all due respect to you, but at least let the news hit the waves without being so drastic.AH, THIS IS A good advertisement for us. but i would reall y like ro know how exactly to get to secret bay. i know it is in picard, but can someone give me directions

      • Laughloud
        November 13, 2012

        It’s a secret.

      • Mango-Bab
        November 13, 2012

        Actually, the hotel is on the way to Picard from Roseau, in an area known as Ti-Baie (Ti-Bay). It is located on the seaward side of the road, about 250 metres before reaching the lilac-coloured hotel.

      • favors upon ya
        November 13, 2012

        it is located in Tibay that little village by the road just before you hit picard on your way from town. on your left hand side there is a 20 feet container by the road and the you see a green and white building on the left. hope this helps. the sig is right there you can’t miss it

    • / abroad.
      November 12, 2012

      People’like you are the real problem why the tourist might not come in greatnumbers. Your comment is a weapon to murder. You are so negative you sound stupid. I wonder if you are a Dominican?. Have you traveled? Are you reading/watching the news? Where in the world have you seen or read about that is crime free?. This uglyness is everywhere . more development . more crime.

      • ANNON
        November 13, 2012

        yes wee i am dominican and i have watched my country plunder and shire for the last 10 years, and while i am very happy for this to be in the international news, but to what benifit is it to us, when we have a goverment that has no intrest in it people, a happy state is one without so MUCH crime, think back 10 years ago, did we have as much crime weekly no, we had caribbean star, liat american egle bringing in tourist as well you where used to seeing 3 or 4 cruise ships in our port, yest we had 1 ship in and hardly any tourist alighted off that ship. so yes congratulations to secret bay, like a few years ago it was jungle bay and before that the fort young, but i ask you where is this going to benifit our economy, how will a handful of tourist going to one very beautiful but also very exspensive hotel boost our economy, what about all our dive hotels, we are supposed to have the 2nd or 3rd best dive site in the caribbean, why isnt that being pushed by the goverment, we had our moment when pirates came to dominica, the goverment themselves should have jumped on the PR programe and promoted our island, but no what was our goverment doing, playing best friends with chavez. so before we can crow a victory we need to see if we can encourage our goverment to promote our island, clean up our island and also give our island back to its people, who used to be voted internationally as the friendlest people in the world, instead of just congratulating one small business, which is also out of the economic reach of your daily dominican to visit.

    • Observer
      November 13, 2012

      No respet to Annon. You must be among the “patriots” who live to see only bad things happen to Dominica. The so called “patriots” see nothing good, hear nothing good and can understand nothing good can come from Dominica. Shameless people you all are to cry your country down at every opportunity, every turn. Dominica;s successes are a pain for you “patriots”. Bid your time. Some day, Ihope not too soon though, you wil get the oportunity to have your say in the governance of this country.

      • Zenfan Zombie
        November 13, 2012

        I wonder if those so called patriots would be willing to renounce their much cherished foreign citizenship and come to good old D/ca to work for peanuts?Some will for sure.I know some. Mais pas kittay yo couyonez zort.Real patriots work for the advancement of their country regardless of which political party is in charge.

      • ANNON
        November 14, 2012

        I not ask for any your respect like my family and neighbours around me, we ask for a daily wage to support our families, and as i said previously i am very happy for this hotel and its owners dispite who they are and where they from, but if the goverment not gonna help its people by keeping us a destination of saftey and easy access, then what the hell is the point, i can not afford no longer to go visit my family abroad, nor send my children abroad to study, i have gone from earning a good annual wage via tourisum to having to look for work any where to even sell from my garden, i am educated my children are educated, but we are struggling, and while it is nice to see recognition again from my island, i see no benifit,i ask how will they get people in to visit, will they have there own private jet, because people will have to add extra exspence to come to DA from the states once american eagle leave our shores, and how may flights extra liat going to put to come in to DA???? where is our ministers, why are they not going to promote our country, that is what i want to know.

    • MUDD
      November 13, 2012

      Annon looks like someone who just sits by the bay throwing stones while the ships go by. SORT you SORT

  20. Observer
    November 12, 2012

    Hurray Dominica. Another Nassief family (I think so) success story for Dominica. We can make it if we try.

  21. BZ,
    November 12, 2012

    Waw am so proud of my nature island .

  22. Anonymous
    November 12, 2012

    oh yeah!!!!!!!! da big tingz a guan!! nice up :-D

  23. November 12, 2012

    where is secret bay hotel located

    Admin: in the Picard area near Portsmouth

    • November 12, 2012

      Secret bay is located in Thibay. It is before Picard coming from Roseau after the Pointe Round bridge when coming from Roseau and you go up the hill around the corner before you meet the guess house around the corner. You will see the sign saying Secret Bay Hotel. It is located way down on the beach. You have to know the area to find the Secret bay Hotel.

      • CHARMER
        November 12, 2012

        Sorry to say, but your description would send someone to get lost.

      • Anonymous
        November 13, 2012

        wow. I got lost trying to follow the directions :lol:

    • Mango-Bab
      November 13, 2012

      Actually, the hotel is located on the way to Picard from Roseau, in an area known as Ti-Baie (Ti-Bay). It is located on the seaward side of the road, about 250 metres before reaching the lilac-coloured hotel.

  24. Anonymous
    November 12, 2012

    Wow I am sooo impressed. I just cannot imagine Dominica giving that level of service. I wonder where the workers got trained. Or maybe they have lots of foreigns staff facing their guests? anyway, well done and keep it up.

    • what!
      November 12, 2012

      So you mean that in order for something good to happen in Dominica, there have to be foreigners doing it….Keep your “well done”, we don’t need it from people like you …..STUPES!

      • Anonymous
        November 12, 2012

        I agree

      • d Man
        November 12, 2012

        well said

    • Anonymous
      November 13, 2012

      You are a sad example of what is wrong with Dominica. I know for fact that the majority of Secret Bay’s staff is local, including those “facing their guests”.

      think better about the quality of our people and maybe things will improve.

    • Anonymous
      November 13, 2012

      I find that you are very rude to make that comment. Give Dominicans their respect when comes to hospitality. We serve our visitors with pride, and dignity, that is why they keep on visiting. Stop under estimating Dominicans. All where we go we always at the top.

  25. Anonymous
    November 12, 2012

    Congratulations to the management and staff of Secret Bay. That’s good news!

  26. GEORGR
    November 12, 2012

    when was that?

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