Secret Bay, Dominica: The Ultimate Eco-luxury Hideaway Has Now Opened

Gary Diskin - Jul 27, 2011
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Tucked away on the unspoilt nature island of Dominica, Secret Bay, a boutique getaway experience, offers beautifully-designed villas and bungalows for sale or rent. With only four properties in this stunning eco-development, demand is already high and owners, couple Gregor Nassief and Sandra Vivas have welcomed over 10 guests since the resort’s opening in June 2011.

The breathtaking location is already a major draw – situated on a cliff-top overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Secret Bay is unique in its diversity: two secluded swimming beaches, a spectacular sea-cave; the magical Cario River and two distinct micro-climates. The villa is the hotel and guests can enjoy tailor-made services in the comfort of their fully-equipped modern property. Secret Bay offers a fabulous holiday in harmony with nature - fresh local organic food and endless adventures: from scuba-diving to whale-watching; hiking to bird-watching. Reviews have been superlative so far – indeed, a delighted early guest summed up the Secret Bay experience as “your total private paradise”.

Secret Bay is one of the only eco developments in the Caribbean region. The entire site was painstakingly developed using green and sustainable practices –everything was built meticulously by hand and the owners have embarked on an ambitious project to plant thousands of flowers and trees on the property (including all the fruit trees native to Dominica). As Mr. Nassief explains: “We believe in sustainable luxury – by offering exceptional comfort while looking after all that we love about Secret Bay.”

Secret Bay expects to attract honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic getaway as well as individuals looking for a rejuvenating long-term break. Rental of the whole development is also possible (with accommodation for up to 10 people) for an intimate gathering of family and friends.

As the villas at Secret Bay are also available to purchase either fully or through a fractional ownership scheme, this is an excellent opportunity to own prime real estate in the undiscovered Caribbean.

About Secret Bay
Located on the northwest coast of Dominica, this boutique eco-luxury development is just a ten-minute drive to the quaint town of Portsmouth and one-hour’s drive to the capital Roseau. The secluded villas and bungalows for purchase or rent were designed by award-winning Latin American architect Fruto Vivas, to maximise the natural beauty of Secret Bay and to minimise the impact on this pristine environment. Secret Bay is sustainable development - from the sourcing of the materials, the building methods, water and energy efficiency, to an ongoing commitment to the protection of this precious land.  Secret Bay also supports the local community through employment, the development of small-scale tourism in the area and the setting-up of a Community Development Fund.

About Dominica
In a region saturated by tourism, Dominica remains one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean. Dubbed the “Nature Island” due to its abundance of natural splendours: 365 rivers, the second-largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, and black and white sand beaches. Much of the island is protected under national parks, one of which has been given UNESCO World Heritage status. Dominica is a paradise for divers, hikers, birdwatchers and nature-lovers. Despite being one of the largest islands in the Caribbean (754 sq. km) it is one of the least populated (72,660) (twice the size of Barbados, it only has one-fifth of its population). It is also one of the few islands to have retained some of its pre-Colombian population.

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