As the romantic allure of its Zabuco Villa has charmed so many of the property’s guests, Secret Bay resort has now built two additional Zabuco villas to accommodate this high demand. Perched atop the cliff overlooking Secret Beach, Zabuco II and III will be available for booking beginning on September 21, 2013.
“The creation and sustenance of Secret Bay has always been a love story, so it’s no surprise that our most popular villa has always been Zabuco,” said Gregor Nassief, Owner and Founder of Secret Bay. “Further, with 85% of our visitors being couples seeking romance and many of them celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary, the debut of these two new Zabuco villas enables us to provide the ultimate secluded escape for couples to even more guests.”
In honor of the Fall opening of Zabuco II and III, Secret Bay is offering a special promotion wherein guests receive two complimentary nights for those staying at least seven nights, a savings of nearly 30%. Also included with the promotion is a complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival along with chocolate covered fruits and a glass of the property’s “Lover’s Cocktail,” which is made with Bois Bande rum (Zabuco is another name for the Bois Bande tree, which is renowned in Dominica for its aphrodisiac qualities and served as the inspiration for the villa’s name).
The promotion must be booked between July 15 and October 30, 2013 for stays between September 21, 2013 and January 31, 2014. Secret Bay’s 2013 rates begin at $644 per night for Zabuco II and III. Zabuco Villas II and III are lovingly fashioned in the same style, form and layout as the original Zabuco Villa. The only variations are that Zabuco II and III will have temperature-controlled pools, a feature that will be added to the original Zabuco Villa, and that they are perched approximately 80 ft. higher above sea level over Secret Beach.
In keeping with Secret Bay’s philosophy of creating a luxury guest experience that’s tranquil and in harmony with nature, all of Secret Bay’s Zabuco villas encompass a spacious 2,500 square feet and include an indoor/outdoor living room as well as a large open-air verandah that’s ideal for watching sunsets together with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and the verdant mountains of Dominica.
The Zabuco Villas’ master bedrooms feature a King-sized bed with views of the sea and an en-suite bathroom complete with a freestanding tub and dual vanity. Each villa also has a private pool with wooden deck and sun loungers, a barbeque area, a wine cooler stocked with a selection of vintages from around the world, an outdoor shower and a fully equipped kitchen, ideal for enjoying Secret Bay’s personalized cooking service provided in the discreet fashion of the property’s signature service.
High-speed WiFi, a Kindle with daily international newspapers, state-of-the-art A/V system with iPod dock, cable TV and a DVD player along with a library of books, music, board games and DVDs are standard in all Secret Bay villas. From individualized meals crafted from fresh, local produce to one-man jazz concerts all within the privacy of a guest’s home away from home, Secret Bay takes personalization to a new level in the Caribbean to create an exclusive, one-of-a-kind vacation for each of its guests.
Past visitors who have fallen in love with Secret Bay’s unconventional concepts, signature amenities and custom-tailored yet inconspicuous service have given it such high accolades that it recently earned the coveted top spot on TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean” ranking in its 2013 Travelers’ Choice® Awards as well as the #3 ranking among its “Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Caribbean.”
Secret Bay was also selected by TheKnot.com as one of its top honeymoon destinations in the world in 2012. In 2012, Secret Bay became the first property in Dominica to be named to the highly-regarded “It List” by Travel + Leisure. Secret Bay offers a number of packages designed to appeal to experiential travelers who seek authentic experiences and interaction with the local culture and environment while showcasing the uniqueness of both Secret Bay and Dominica. Guests can now select from packages including the love-infused Honeymoons, Anniversaries & More, fun-infused Family & Friends and spirit-infused Adventure and Nature that allow them to become immersed in the comforts and seductions of unrivalled escapes in a serene environment where connections and discoveries in nature await.
About Secret Bay
Secret Bay offers the opportunity to experience luxury in an undisturbed and unspoilt environment. Set on approximately 4 acres of land and situated on a cliff-top overlooking the Caribbean Sea, it is unique in its diversity: two swimming beaches, the Cario River, a spectacular sea cave and two distinct micro-climates. The property’s six secluded villas and bungalows are nestled serenely within the canopy of Dominica’s lush rainforest, offering exceptional comforts alongside the simplicity of nature. Secret Bay is a sustainable development – from the sourcing of materials, the building methods, water and energy efficiency to an ongoing commitment to the protection of the precious land, the secluded villas and bungalows were conceptualized by award-winning Latin American architect Fruto Vivas, to maximize the natural beauty of Secret Bay and to minimize the impact on the environment. Secret Bay also supports the local community through employment, the development of small-scale tourism in the area and setting up a Community Development Fund. 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 a one-hour’s drive to the capital Roseau.
In a region sustained by tourism, Dominica remains one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean. It is dubbed the “Nature Island” due to its abundance of natural splendours: 365 rivers, the second largest boiling lake in the world, a lush rainforest, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, and black and white sand beaches. Much of the island is protected as national parks, one of which is an UNESCO World Heritage site. 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) – at twice the size of Barbados, it only has one fifth of its population. It is also one of the few islands to have retained