Travel and Leisure ranks Dominica’s Secret Bay #1 Caribbean Resort Hotel for 2022
Dominica: The privacy, luxury and immersion of Secret Bay offers the world’s most intimate six-star experience and in 2022 the resort was named Travel and Leisure’s #1 in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas for 2022. The ultra-luxury resort has nabbed the top spot in the World’s Best Awards readers’ survey twice in the space of three years. The best resort in a world or region is selected based on readers’ opinions, Travel and Leisure asks readers to vote on travel experiences around the world every year to share their opinions on the best cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, etc. Readers rank by experience, such as natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.
Secret Bay General Manager Dinesh Kisoon proudly stated that it is an honor and they are honored to be awarded as the world’s number 1 resort in the Caribbean region for the second time by Travel and Leisure. He was quoted as follows: “This would not be possible without our dedicated team and our loyal guests who inspire us. Over the past two years, we’ve been reminded how essential travel is to nurturing our souls, so we’re thrilled to celebrate this distinction with our peers as travel once again becomes an enduring hobby.
Since opening in 2011, Secret Bay has been deeply known as the secluded, all-villa six-star resort of exquisite, residential-style villas. In each villa there is a private plunge pool and a dedicated villa host, on-call concierge, access to secret beach chefs and guides, and transformative experiences curated specifically for each guest.
Secret Bay’s award-winning villas have gained global recognition for their artful fusion of high-end design and local craftsmanship, forming luxury open-air residences amidst lush nature.
As a Green Globe certified resort comprised entirely of sustainably sourced materials, Secret Bay is situated in a beautiful balance of all sustainability and ecotourism traits.
The magic of the place will leave everyone spellbound with its luxurious resort amenities that complete the most unparalleled island escape. Dominica’s opulence can be experienced by visiting or staying at the most luxurious eco-tourist resorts, making tourists’ visits exciting and worthwhile.
The majestic Secret Bay Riverside Bwa Mang Wellness Pavilion, Zamann Watersports Hut, Treetop Gommier Spa, Zing Zing Restaurant, Vetiver Sunset Deck cliff edge and more first-class elements are breathtaking. Both inside and outside the resort grounds, a host of perspective-altering, life-changing experiences await.
Known for its remote location, hyper-personalized service, private accommodations with plunge pools, epicurean chef-led dining experience, island-to-table dining and no-menu concept, and wellness offerings, Secret Bay has captured the hearts of thousands and hundreds of people looking for an under-the-radar luxury hideaway.
Secret Bay has been hailed for its ability to effortlessly capture the luxury of time as it consists of numerous green and eco-friendly initiatives.
The resort recently unveiled its new amenities, such as Mouben Welcome House, Gwiyavye’ Lap Pool and Bar and Zing Zing Lounge – which are inspired by biophilic design and embrace nature and the resort’s sustainable design philosophy. Through these additions, the government of Dominica is working to promote ecotourism and preserve its natural resources.
Secret Bay is unique in its diversity: two beaches, the Cario River, a spectacular sea cave and two different microclimates. Today, the resort stands out as one of the best boutique hotels in the Caribbean and even the world.
In addition to travel and leisure, Secret Bay has been recognized by The Knot as one of the “Best Places for a Honeymoon”, by Harper’s Bazaar, among the “Best Resorts” by Islands magazine as one of the best luxury resorts in the Caribbean. by Smith Hotel Awards and by CNN’ as the perfect place for an island getaway.
Additionally, TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards also recognized Secret Bay in the following categories: Luxury, Small Hotels, Romance, and Service. Additionally, in 2015, Secret Bay received the Andrew Harper Grand Prix for the Caribbean region, obtained Green Globe certification in 2019 and was accepted into Relais et Châteaux in 2019.
TripAdvisor also praised resorts that make big impressions with its most rewarding places on the planet off the beaten path.
Hence, all these exquisite beauties become the reason for being recognized as the No. 1 island in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas, the country topping the charts when it first appeared on the prestigious list.
The country continuously offers visitors incredible beauty through its truly luxurious projects, such as Grand Bay Resort and Tranquility Beach Resort which fulfill all measures of ecotourism and sustainability.
Dominica is an adventure traveler’s paradise for anyone looking for hiking, waterfalls, hot springs and lakes, cultural events/festivals, diving and water sports, canyoning adventures and whale/dolphin watching.
Set apart, Dominica consists of nine active volcanoes on the island, providing its lakes and rivers with extremely hot temperatures, particularly Boiling Lake, which reaches temperatures in excess of 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Additionally, the country offers a variety of tailored accommodation preferences ranging from eco-friendly travelers to luxury seekers. All hotel offerings remain aligned with the island’s promise to meet the needs of its traveling guests while delivering on its promise of sustainability.
The Caribbean Nature Island is widely recognized for its verdant forests and sustainable tourism offerings. Dominica has 365 rivers, over 300 miles of hiking trails and over 170 species of birds. It is also known as the home of one of the last indigenous tribes in the world, the Kalinago.
With all these splendid beauties, Dominica emerged as one of the most attractive options for travelers, thanks to which it made it into the list despite being nominated for the first time.
Funds generated from Dominica’s citizenship by investment program have been put to good use by its government in various development projects. secret bay is also a government-approved real estate project under the CBI program.
The country is renowned for having the best CBI program in the world with its rigorous due diligence process. Launched in 1993, Dominica’s alternative citizenship offers real benefits to investors, such as portfolio diversification and opening doors to substantial business opportunities.
Dominica’s CBI program has also been ranked number one in the world for five consecutive years by PWM magazine’s Financial Times CBI Index.