It’s the perfect time of year to sneak off to the Caribbean without the crowds. And, just to add to that delicious no-one-else-in-the-world-but-you-two thrill, make for the aptly named Secret Bay hotel, a private jungle hideout on the unspoilt island of Dominica.
Style Laid-back island luxury
Setting Caribbean cliffhanger
Why this week? For an authentic back-to-nature experience, cast off from the beach at eco-friendly Secret Bay with a local fisherman on a spearfishing adventure to catch spiky lionfish for your sustainable supper. Once back on land, you’ll learn how to prepare this mild whitefish right in their beachfront kitchen. Plus, right now you can linger at the beach longer with an exclusive Smith offer of five nights for the price of four for stays from now until 20 December 2014 – just be sure to book before 5 December 2014.
Our favourite bits… Talk about a dramatic setting: this intimate resort is perched on a tropical hillside that hangs over the cerulean Caribbean. It feels completely secluded and largely undiscovered – just like a true retreat should. There are just six intimate treehouse-style villas and bungalows, and this romantic hideaway was a runner-up for Sexiest Bedroom in last year’s Smith awards. The luxury island experience rounds out with at-your-service personal chefs and two nearby beaches for kayaking and toe-dipping strolls.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘It’s not often that you deliberately lose your way and veer so far off regimented schedules and the beaten path that you can barely pinpoint your own location on a map. If we had our way, though, this would happen with greater frequency (especially if a few afternoon rounds of flavored rum punch are involved). And Secret Bay hotel – an eco-luxury resort tucked deep among groves of fruit trees and tropical, prehistoric-looking fronds in the lush jungle of Dominica in the Lesser Antilles – is the ultimate spot for dropping off the grid.’ Read the full anonymous Mr & Mrs Smith review…