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The Residences At Secret Bay Unveils Designs for New Waterfront Villas; Sales Priority List Now Forming

The Residences at Secret Bay
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The Residences at Secret Bay, Dominica’s crown jewel development and only six-star, all-villa resort, has unveiled the designs for its newest enclave, the Waterfront Villas. Tucked within the gated confines of the award-winning resort, the 10 new jungle-meets-the-sea villas are expected to be completed in 2025. A priority list is now forming for interested buyers and investors on the website

Situated in the master plan’s most private location with trail access to two paradisiacal swimming beaches, the villas are available for whole or fractional ownership, with option to include Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and the opportunity for a second passport. This evolution – spread over 40+ acres of coastal land – allows for more privacy, all while lowering the resort’s overall density.

The Waterfront Villas are amongst Secret Bay’s most intimate offerings, featuring asymmetrical architecture that cantilevers out to endless ocean views from a forest of bay leaf trees.

Inspired by Secret Bay’s original Mapou design and comprising 1,378 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space, the Waterfront Villas are expanded and more secluded, featuring an open-air covered gourmet kitchen, private plunge pool with covered outdoor living spaces and outdoor rain shower off the main bathroom.

The one-bedroom villas, which include a sleeper sofa for additional occupants, are uniquely positioned at the northernmost point of the resort, affording spectacular panoramic water views, and vistas of Cabrits National Park and neighboring French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Les Saintes.

Further, the tropical-modern architectural masterpieces are sustainably built with Guyanese Greenheart hardwood and feature indoor furniture hand-crafted from Dominican Red Cedar by local artisans.

In this verdant coastal enclave where villas are enveloped in a lush blanket, the sights and sounds of the ocean are closer, while civilization is farther. And it’s the property’s only zone that drops down to the water offering direct access to a coastal trail connecting Tibay Beach and Coconut Beach with just a five-minute walk.

The Waterfront Villas are thoughtfully furnished with state-of-the-art amenities, including: 

  • Siemens and Smeg kitchen appliances 
  • De’Longhi Eletta cappuccino & espresso coffee maker
  • CDA stainless steel wine fridge 
  • Under-sink Culligan water filtration system
  • Duronic fruit juicer
  • Breville panini press
  • Philips glass jar blender
  • Samsung 43” TV with Sonos wireless sound system
  • High-speed WiFi and smart home technology

“These villas embody the perfect blend of luxury, sustainability, and privacy, offering our discerning buyers an unparalleled experience on the stunning Nature Island,” said Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay and The Residences at Secret Bay, and CEO of GEMS Holdings Limited. “We are proud to offer whole and fractional owners, and CBI investors, an opportunity to invest in these villas which are sure to be a spectacular addition to our award-winning resort.” 

The Residences at Secret Bay further provides whole and fractional owners with access to today’s most coveted amenity — second citizenship. Demand for second citizenship is being accelerated globally by individuals and families seeking a safe “Plan B”. Approved by the Government of Dominica to offer qualifying investments for economic citizenship, The Residences at Secret Bay provides owners with the option to obtain a second passport and the opportunity to invest in future mobility and security. 

The Resort & Residences master plan currently includes three other enclaves – Peninsula, Hillside and Clifftop. The Waterfront Villas, along with an array of new amenities are being introduced as part of the award-winning resorts’ evolving multi-year master plan.

Among the amenities are a newly launched funicular, connecting owners and guests from the Mouben Welcome House to Clifftop and Hillside enclaves, and an organic garden and Chef’s table situated next to the Cario River. Plus, forthcoming amenities that include: Gwiyavye’ Heights, a series of floating decks for taking in the views and relaxing; a botanica nature walk; Bwa Denn, a food, art, retail & kombucha brewery that will serve as a creative and cultural immersion space featuring contemporary Caribbean and Latin American artists; and, a wellness space designed for fitness and fun. 

Secret Bay and The Residences continue to be featured in top international publications and earn merit awards.  Notably, for the third time in four years, Secret Bay was named Travel + Leisure’s #1 Resort Hotel in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Secret Bay also made Conde Nast Traveler’s list of best Caribbean resorts. Other features included Secret Bay being named one Caribbean Journal’s best luxury boutique hotels in the Caribbean, The Times UK spotlighting it as one of the coolest hotels in the Caribbean, and Fodor’s showcasing it as a spectacular hotel. The Wall Street Journal, the most discerning global business publication, featured The Residences’  highest-priced offering, a $10.3 million compound, and citizenship as an amenity.

The Residences were also front and center in United Airlines’ in-flight magazine, Hemispheres, and across multiple UK publications including GQ and Vogue, all highlighting it as a desirable vacation home offering. See more press highlights here. The property is the first and only property in Dominica to be affiliated with the elite luxury brand, Relais & Châteaux. 

The Waterfront Villas will be available for purchase starting at US $1.39 million. Fractional ownership, including Citizenship by Investment, starts at US $212k.  For more information, visit: https://secretbay.dm/waterfront-villas-priority-list/ or email residences@secretbay.dm