Shhhh!  This is one of the best kinds of secrets. Just a year since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Dominica, the secluded eco-luxury boutique resort Secret Bay is about to come back better than ever.

Secret Bay, Dominica’s only five-star resort, is set to welcome back guests on November 1, 2018 with updated villas, one all new villa, and a host of new amenities to create an even more romantic experience.

“We can’t wait to welcome back our treasured guests, along with new visitors,” said Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay. “Secret Bay was created to serve as a destination for travelers to discover a hidden slice of paradise, retreat in nature and reconnect with life’s most important moments, and we look forward to offering guests that experience once again in November.”

The whole thing began as a love story.  Gregor’s father-in-law, Fruto Vivas, an award-winning Latin American architect, created architectural plans for the boutique resort’s original honeymoon villa  as a wedding gift to Gregor and  Sandra, his daughter.

Now, the secluded and intimate resort carries on the same commitment to its guests as it did from that auspicious beginning — to be the ultimate couples hideaway, with villas perfect for celebrating anniversaries, weddings, a honeymoon or simply time together away from daily life.

Secret Bay features a limited collection of six secluded and sustainably-crafted villas that are immersed in nature and positioned on a clifftop overlooking the jaw dropping azure Caribbean Sea.

Offerings include transformational experiences, fine dining, wellness facilities, architectural residential-style villas and night and day access to remote beaches…  a true five-star hideaway experience.

Th renovation now includes a newly constructed yoga, spa and wellness pavilion that will serve as a riverside destination for intimate wellness classes and luxurious spa services. The Gommier Spa will include a private treehouse-style couple’s massage room, while the Bwa Mang Wellness Pavilion will be suspended over the magical Cario river.

The resort also now features centrally-located, on site upscale restaurant offering seasonal, locally-sourced fare, breathtaking views and a display kitchen. The restaurant, Zing Zing, will not have a menu; rather, the chef will prepare seasonal dishes based on patrons’ preferences.

Nightly rates at Secret Bay start at $705 USD, but Pursuitist readers may want to take advantage of a special “Re-Opening” package, which includes one complimentary night on a stay of five or more, plus a complimentary Organic Breakfast Basket replenished for the duration of the stay. Valid on select villas and travel dates between November 1-December 14, 2018 with code “PEEK.”