Ylang Ylang Villas at Secret Bay

Caribbean / Dominica / Secret Bay

Rising up from the ground from a single stem, the Ylang Ylang Villas are the latest stunning creation at Secret Bay.

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Marvelling at how the villas and their vast balconies are surrounded by trees, these residences have been called love nests, “bowers of bliss” or magical treehouse escapes.

The villas are called Ylang Ylang because their shape resembles the petals of this legendary flower, one that first originated in Indonesia, yet these days can be found growing on the property. Few plants better capture the essence of Secret Bay than the Ylang Ylang. Even its name is shrouded in mystery, either meaning ‘wilderness’, or ‘rare’. It fits perfectly to the location and the experiences offered at Secret Bay.

The nearly 1,600 square foot villas feature one bed and bath, a fully equipped kitchen in the verandah, two decks, an elevated pool directly accessible from the bedroom, an outdoor shower, a barbecue and a hammock sofa—the ideal setting for an unforgettable retreat.

Guests can have personalized itineraries created for their stay – everything from active and extreme adventure to peaceful relaxation. From custom-prepared meals and one-man music concerts in the privacy of your villa to hiking the Caribbean’s longest hike-able trail or trekking to one of only two boiling lakes in the world. Your dedicated villa attendant will be on call and provide discrete service, allowing you to experience the perfect balance of romance, privacy and pampering.

Rare, sensuous, relaxing, wild. Welcome to Ylang Ylang at Secret Bay.

Secret Bay

Elegantly immersed within a clifftop rainforest on “The Nature Island” of the Caribbean is Secret Bay, among the leading boutique hotels in the world. Comprised of eight secluded and sustainably-built villas and bungalows, Secret Bay is the genuine embodiment of a luxurious hideaway, allowing guests to melt into the soul of the island; to dwell within a rudimentary habitat amid five-star amenities and access to unfathomable experiences.

Conceptualized by celebrated architect Fruto Vivas, Secret Bay’s body of residences are renowned for their artful fusion of high design and locally-sourced craftsmanship, forming open-air luxury residences enveloped in an eden of lush vegetation. As an eco-luxury resort composed entirely of sustainably-sourced materials, Secret Bay exists in a beautiful equilibrium of responsibility to its environment and a commitment to guest comfort. A dedicated attendant tends to guest needs in-villa, inclusive of intimate fine dining, spa services and an adventure concierge. Five-star service is extensively personal, from mattress firmness to pre-stocked refrigerators, tailored to the desires, lifestyles, and preferences of each individual guest.

This secluded compound is just a 10-minute drive to the quaint town of Portsmouth and one hour from Dominica’s capital, Roseau. The beautiful expanse of Prince Rupert Bay, edged by one of the longest, often deserted, white-sand beaches on the island, is a 10-minute kayak ride away. Other nearby sites include the well-preserved Fort Shirley at the Cabrits National Park, the ever-enchanting Indian River and the Northern Forest Reserve.

Secret Bay has direct access to two paradisiacal swimming beaches: Tibay Beach, and the soft white-sand Secret Beach, inclusive of a natural rock-formed arch, hidden sea-cliff cave, and rich marine life. Guests are given unlimited complimentary access to adventure equipment such as kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkel gear.

While a Secret Bay getaway is one enveloped in natural luxury—from the lush rainforest just beyond your bedroom to the open-air architecture of your state-of-the-art kitchen—we believe indulgence shouldn’t stop there. Our luxurious amenities complete the most unrivaled, romantic Caribbean escape. Begin your day with a rejuvenating yoga class at the Bwa Mang Wellness Pavilion, find peace of both body and mind at the Gommier Spa, delight in succulent local fare at Zing Zing Restaurant and cap your evening with cocktails on the Vetivert Sunset Deck. This is, truly, paradise found.

Features & Amenities

  • Large open raised deck with dining area
  • Private pool with spacious deck area
  • Other outside relaxation spots include the Barbecue area and the comfy Hammock sofa under the villa
  • Modern fully-equipped open-plan kitchen with granite counter tops
  • State-of-the-art Bose Bluetooth speakers
  • Appliances include: large fridge/freezer with icemaker, gas or electric stove, oven, microwave, toaster, blender, juicer, espresso machine, griller, electric kettle, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer: all major appliances are Siemens and are of a very high quality
  • Air-conditioning is available in the bedrooms
  • Outdoor shower
  • Slept Away Program- Selection of mattresses and pillows to match your preference
  • A Cable television and DVD player
  • A wide selection of books, DVDs and board games
  • Wine-cooler
  • Safe
  • Wooden bi-folding doors
  • High ceilings and lots of windows

There are two Ylang Ylang villas: Ylang Ylang Villas I & II. Photos are representative of the quality of the property. Details may vary by specific unit.

Please note: The whole resort including the Ylang Ylang Villas, Ti-Fèy Villa, and the and Zabuco Honeymoon Villas can be rented exclusively. Contact a villa specialist for details.


1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms

Sleeps 2 People


Air-conditioning is available in the bedroom


Bose Bluetooth speakers

Cable TV

DVD player

Fully-equipped kitchen

Hammock sofa

outdoor shower


Selection of books, DVDs and board games


Wireless internet


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1: King sized bed, air-conditioning

Beach Details

Direct access to Tibay Beach and Secret Beach

Pool Details

Private pool with spacious deck area

Staff and Services

Welcome dinner for stays of 7 nights or more
Laundry service
24-Hour security
Linens and towels changed every 3 days
Airport transfers for stays of 7 nights or more are included

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

The Waitukubuli Wanderer – An all-terrain air-conditioned 4-door 4-wheel drive vehicle with a knowledgeable driver for day excursions
Car rental for the duration of your stay
Personal chef service
Pre-stocking of your favorite foods (where available) as well as a delicious and wide selection of locally grown produce
A selection of organic food baskets
Private evening one-man jazz concert on your terrace (villas only)

Location Details

10 Minutes from Portsmouth
1 Hour from Roseau
Approximately 1 hour from Douglas Charles Airport (DOM)

Villa Notes

Adventure equipment is provided (including: mountain bikes; kayaks; stand-up paddle board; yoga mats and snorkeling and swimming gear)
Check-in: 3 pm
Check-out: 11 am
Non-smoking villa
Children between the ages of 7 and 16 years old are welcome in any of our one-bedroom villas with a signed liability waiver from an accompanying parent or guardian


Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
September 28, 2019 - December 13, 2019
1 3 $962
December 14, 2019 - January 03, 2020
Christmas/ New Year's
1 5 $1096
January 04, 2020 - April 10, 2020
1 5 $1041
April 11, 2020 - June 19, 2020
1 3 $932
June 20, 2020 - September 25, 2020
1 3 $822
September 26, 2020 - December 11, 2020
1 3 $986
December 14, 2020 - December 30, 2020
1 5 $1118 *
* These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Tax Service Charge Details

Please add 10% tax and 10% service charge to all rates

Security Deposit Details

Credit card is collected upon arrival


*Please contact us for availability.


Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.