THIRDHOME THIRDHOME THIRDHOME Exchange THIRDHOME Rentals THIRDHOME Adventures
Chat with Your Travel Specialist
  • en
The Partnership Pulse

The Secret is Out on Secret Bay


May 22, 2019 • By Rachel Hawk

The Caribbean’s best-kept secret.

THIRDHOME is excited to announce our newest partner Secret Bay Resort. Hidden in the prestigious line up of islands that starts with the British and U.S. Virgin Islands is a place you may have only heard whispers of, called Dominica. Known as the “Nature Island of the Caribbean” Dominica is home to natural wonders, species, flora and fauna and the beautiful Secret Bay Resort. You only need to venture a few islands south of St. Croix to find the Caribbean’s best-kept secret, hence the name, Secret Bay. Not only that, but this little island and grand boutique hotel, have a story that is rooted in resilience and romance.

As a partnership that had its beginnings back in 2016, THIRDHOME is excited to finally announce our long-awaited launch of Secret Bay on THIRDHOME Exchange. “We have been eager to get our members access to the island of Dominica. I have enjoyed working with Gregor Nassief, the proprietor of Secret Bay, and his team over the last 3 years to bring this partnership to fruition” says Senior VP of Business Development Roger Conner.  Newly renovated and better than ever, “The Residences at Secret Bay are a rare opportunity to own a residential-style villa managed and marketed by one of the world’s most acclaimed eco-luxury boutique resorts, with demonstrated high rental demand and occupancy performance,” according to Secret Bay’s “A return on life” campaign. Secret Bay will be adding 3 types of villas for THIRDHOME members to visit: the Zabuco Honeymoon Villas,the Ylang Ylang Villas, and the Ti Fey Villa. Each villa provides views of the Caribbean Sea, a terrace with dining and lounge areas, pool, hammocks and more!

The original Zabuco Honeymoon Villa is built where proprietor Gregor Nassief had envisioned building his dream home, but instead built the perfect romantic getaway for adventurous couples. THIRDHOME guests will enjoy Secret Bay’s concierge who will create a personalized itenerary of experiences that include everything from extreme adventure activities to peaceful relaxation. Each residence has a dedicated villa attendant who is tasked with taking care of your every need during your stay, everything from preparing breakfast, to running a soothing hot bath after a day of exploring the island, and everything in between. Also included is complimentary use of all adventure equipment, including kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, GoPro Hero4 – and more. Guests also have coveted access to two secluded beaches on property: Tibay Beach, located a short distance down the path from the villas, and Secret Beach, a private, golden-sand cove accessible only by water. Other fees apply and vary by villa. They are outlined on the property pages on the THIRDHOME website. Last, but not least, Secret Bay’s resort amenities also include: the Zing Zing Restaurant, Gommier Spa, Bwa Mang Wellness Pavilion, Zamann Water-sports Hut and Vetiver Sunset Deck. 

Zubuco Honeymoon Villa – 1 Bedroom 2 Guests

Zabuco Honeymoon Villas I & III – 1 Bedroom 2 guests

Ylang Ylang Villas I & II – 1 bedroom 2 Guests

Tifey Villa – 1 Bedroom 4 Guests

What’s best way to get there?  It’s true that Secret Bay is, “One of the world’s 7 secret Island getaways where one can lose the crowds and leave only footprints in the sand,” according to CNN. Located in Portsmouth, Dominica it exudes serenity and is situated for convenience for guests to reach. From the surrounding islands of St. Croix and St. Lucia you can fly directly into Dominica, cruise over, or sail in on an island-hopping ferry. Portsmouth is a city in the northern part of the island, near one of the island’s two airports and true to its namesake, it is a port to one of the islands two ferry ports. Click here to read more about travel instructions on Secret Bay’s website!

The accolades for the resort are endless:

  • Featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Travel + Leisure
  • Ranked in Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice top 1 percent of hotels worldwide for the past five years
  • TripAdvisor 2019: Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean
  • #4 of Top 50 Resorts in the Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards
  • #3 of Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean by Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice
  • #11 of Top 25 World’s Best Hotels in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure

Owners enjoy exclusive access to the resort’s premium 5-star services and additionally, Secret Bay and the Island of Dominica are working on a special offer for those who wish to invest in real estate on this beautiful island – to learn more about this offer and others, click here.

We look forward to hearing our members return from Secret Bay with rave reviews about the resort and the island of Dominica, much like the rest of the world. Book your stay at Secret Bay today – log in to view availability.


Thank you for reading. Please share if you enjoyed this article.