Secret Bay, Dominica – â€˜Eco-Luxuryâ€™ is a slightly unusual concept and one that is gradually making its way to Caribbean shores. It wasnâ€™t long ago when visitors to the islands simply fancied a holiday, basking in the sun on a white sandy beach, fringed with coconut palms, with the turquoise sea shimmering in the distance.
Known for more than just sun, sea and sand, the Caribbean is now attracting a new breed of tourists wanting to discover the natural wonders of the islands.
As word about its stunning natural beauty makes headlines around the world, Dominica has become one of the leading eco-destinations in the Caribbean. A haven for nature lovers, festooned with waterfalls, dense tropical rainforests, hot springs and rivers where peace and serenity abound. To add to the allure of this paradise island, a new sophisticated resort has emerged, combining eco-sensibility with unfettered luxury and
offering a unique experience for visitors to the island.
Perched on a hill-top with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, Secret Bay is an archetype for self-indulgence at its best. The property consists of two high-end luxury villas and two bungalows surrounded by an oasis of tropical foliage, a wild orchid garden, secluded beaches, a mysterious sea-cave and the enchanting Cario River. Unique to this exclusive resort, is the Souce Shack â€“where the river meets the sea â€“ there, you can unwind and enjoy homemade snacks and freshly prepared local juices made from seasonal vegetables and fruits grown right on the property.
Designed by renowned Venezuelan architect Fruto Vivas, the accommodations have made concessions to the environment, and so, were built according to global best practices and standards for environmentally friendly tourism development.
The owners, Gregor Nassief and Sandra Vivas, are dedicated to preserving and protecting the land and surrounding marine environment in their natural state. A glance around the property will reveal that virtually no trees were cut down for this development and no heavy equipment was used in the construction of the villas and bungalows which were meticulously built by hand. In addition, all the buildings have been raised above the ground in order to minimize their environmental impact.
But what of the visitor experience at Secret Bay?
Catering to those who seek high quality accommodation in an idyllic location, Secret Bay sacrifices nothing in the way of luxury. The villas and bungalows exemplify a chic, minimalistic style, featuring a fully-equipped contemporary kitchen, en-suite bathrooms, state-of-the-art audiovisual system and private pool with spacious wooden deck and sun-loungers. The Zabuco Honeymoon Villa and two-bedroom Zing Zing villa have been tastefully designed, offering stunning views from the balcony, private plunge pool or Jacuzzi and master bedrooms with king-sized beds adorned with the choicest linens.
Services such a personal cook, private massage, concierge, housekeeping and 24-hour security are part of what it means to stay at Secret Bay. Guests will appreciate the courteous service, attention to detail and being pampered by dedicated staff.
According to owner, Sandra Vivas, a contemporary artist who has exhibited in Latin America, Europe and North America, â€œItâ€™s very important to provide this exclusive service to those who want a very private experience. People who enjoy peace and quietâ€¦an artist who needs inspiration, a celebrity who wants to get away from it all, a couple seeking unforgettable romance. Secret Bay is a perfectly quiet location for those who want seclusion and privacy.â€
Secret Bay is definitely a world class eco luxury resort providing guests with an unforgettable holiday in harmony with nature. Snorkeling, kayaking, bird watching and mountain biking are among the many adventures to be had at this eco gem.
The development is a work in progress and Gregor and Sandra plan to complete the resort by 2014, at which time guests will own – in whole or in part- their very own private villa at Secret Bay. This will present a once in a life-time opportunity for clients to merge a fabulous vacation experience with a solid real estate investment in the Caribbean, where they can enjoy the ultimate in sustainable luxury living.
Gregor is pleased with this latest endeavor and believes that Secret Bay ticks all the right boxes for eco-travelers in the Caribbean seeking green luxury accommodation. â€œOur aim is to provide the best possible experience for our guests, so they can leave here feeling that they have been to an amazing place, lived and slept in amazing accommodations and taken care of by amazing staff.â€