Stay in a Treehouse at Secret Bay Resort in Dominica

February 5, 2013

We couldn’t keep this secret to ourselves. TripAdvisor has named Secret Bay its No. 1 small hotel in the Caribbean, and now it’s up for a Smith Hotel Award. Vote for Secret Bay, and a five-night stay could be yours.

Dominica’s Secret Bay
The entrance to Dominica’s Secret Bay marks the beginning of a solitary refuge between the in and outside worlds, where the jungle meets the sea. Dominica’s Secret Bay
Jacuzzi at Secret Bay
Relax in your private garden Jacuzzi and feel like you’re floating above the world. Secret Bay
Floor-to-ceiling windows in Secret Bay
Floor-to-ceiling windows surround this massive bedroom, where the fragrance of Guyanese-greenheart wood and Dominican red cedar fills the air. Secret Bay
Zabuco Honeymoon Villa in Secret Bay
A stay at the Zabuco Honeymoon Villa is the ultimate in privacy and romance. Breathe in the 180-degree views over the mountaintops of Dominica while sipping crisp pinot grigio from your stocked wine cellar. “Zabuco” is another name for the bwa bande tree, known throughout Dominica for its aphrodisiac properties. Secret Bay
Books at Secret Bay resort
Sit a spell with a good book at the Dominican red-cedar desk in the Zabuco Honeymoon Villa before taking a plunge in the big-enough-for-two freestanding bathtub around the corner. Secret Bay
Zing-Zing villa in Secret Bay
The two-bedroom Zing-Zing villa is a treehouse for adults built right into the Dominican jungle. Windows at the foot of the bed and in the shower open to welcome the balmy air, while floor-to-ceiling glass lets in views of the rainforest and Caribbean Sea beyond. The only intrusion is the sound of the crashing waves on Tibay Beach 30 feet below. Secret Bay
Treehouse villas in Secret Bay
Though not built into actual trees, the four units that make up Secret Bay — Zabuco and Zing-Zing villas, and the bungalows Mapou and Ti-Fèy — were constructed without cutting down any trees. As a result, lounging on a balcony feels like floating through the jungle. Secret Bay
Indian River in Secret Bay
While staying at Secret Bay, the staff can arrange a beach pick-up for an excursion to nearby Indian River. The nature reserve served as a filming location for numerous scenes from the Hollywood blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Secret Bay
Dominican forest
Every room in the Zing-Zing villa at Secret Bay overlooks lush Dominican forest, courtesy of perfectly placed floor-to-ceiling windows. Secret Bay
Caribbean Sea from Secret Bay
Perched right on a cliff, the Zabuco Honeymoon Villa takes privacy to new heights … literally. Step onto the open wraparound veranda, where your private infinity pool floats you above the Caribbean Sea. Secret Bay

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