Dominica’s only five-star hotel, Secret Bay, has been awarded a Green Globe Certification, one of the highest standards for sustainability worldwide. The only operating hotel on Dominica to hold the accolade, Secret Bay prides itself on providing luxury and sustainability. At a cost of around $800 a night there, there is little wonder that it gained this award. From sustainably-designed villas built with Guyanese hardwood and a farm-to-plate culinary philosophy to the elimination of single-use plastics and various conservation practices on the property, Secret Bay embraces multiple green initiatives.
Guests are greeted with locally made provisions served in reusable glass jars to snack. When they arrive, guests are transported via electric golf cart to their private villa and welcomed with paperless check-in and customised orientation where several sustainability initiatives are introduced. Their villa's fully-appointed gourmet kitchen is pre-stocked with fresh, local produce while the bathroom is equipped with mindfully-sourced, bio-safe products including organic soaps, shampoos and body butters.
Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay, said: "We are truly delighted to have achieved Green Globe certification. For us, this accolade is a milestone in an ongoing journey to expand and evolve our green efforts."