Secret Bay Resort in Dominica is offering guests the chance to become more than visitors. With the launch of its Residences Program, the eco-luxury resort’s fans can now own a villa or “treehouse” bungalow, guaranteeing access to this sought-after haven on the Nature Island. Even better, the Residence Program offers the highly personalized service that has garnered multiple awards during Secret Bay’s first year of operation, including being named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s “It List 2012.”
Secret Bay is the culmination of Dominican-born developer Gregor Nassief’s dream of building a boutique property on Secret Beach, a cliff-side setting faced by lush rain forests. “It took more than 15 years to assemble the property, but I knew it was the perfect location for a small-scale, sustainable resort,” he says. “Our guests this first year have wanted to become part of this vision, so we’re offering a limited number of villas and bungalows for purchase as whole or fractional ownership.”[member]
In keeping with Nassief’s commitment to sustainable tourism, the secluded villas and bungalows are built by hand from sustainable hardwoods. A maximum of 14 units will be built on the four-acre property, ensuring that the guest experience remains tranquil and in harmony with nature. Offering fractional-ownership is yet another way for the resort to preserve natural resources. Because multiple owners can share the same residence, fewer homes need to be built. This also means more guests come to the community and support the local economy.
Among the services offered through Secret Bay’s Residence Program is a concierge to arrange diving expeditions, restaurant reservations and pre-stock units before arrival. Other unique options include personal chefs and even one-man jazz concerts in the privacy of a guest’s home away from home. Since opening in June 2011, Secret Bay has received multiple awards. In addition to becoming the first property in Dominica to be named to Travel + Leisure’s “It List 2012,” the resort won a 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor® and was named Development of the Year 2011 at the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit. Secret Bay has received rave reviews in such top publications as Centurion, Vogue, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler and on NBC’s The Today Show. [/member]