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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is breathtaking. We arrived by boat to a welcome massage and banana and mango shake. We were then fully briefed on the amenities and island life. We stayed in D1 the new villas which were fantastic and very clean. All mod cons. During our stay we did a day trip island hopping which included snorkelling and a trip...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location is fantastic with reef snorkeling in front of the rooms in the private bay. Hotel is basic but seems to be undergoing some upgrades. With a few upgrades (nicer rooms, etc), this could easily be a 5 star spot.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK for a couple of nights but not much to see or do after a few hours of arrival. There was a lot of building work going on when we stayed, next to our room. The rooms are basic as is the resort.The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a beautiful spot! Rooms were really clean and calm and the staff was super nice. Beach was nice but not great if you are afraid of jellyfish or sting rays, it's full of them but the feeling of being in the wild is just awesome. Food was ok, nothing i will remember from this place except for the pancakes...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there for 3 nights. The nature is absolute stunnishing and a must see. The resort is located in a remote bay that makes the most sceneric views and ofcourse there is also the possibility to see turtles. We were lucky to see mother turtle laying egg one night. The resort itself is highly overpriced though in my opinion....

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this place for honeymoon according to reviews we read not knowing what to expect as pictures does give you exactly the place as it is. We thougt of canceling and choosing other famous resorts in the area - glad we didnt. First of all arriving to Port Barton to take the boat is hell , vans are crammed...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

An amazing oasis! Cabins right on the beach with amazing snorkelling and beautiful bush walking. I was lucky enough to see three turtles laying eggs. The staff are excellent with a variety of food however you can't go past the fresh seafood.

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

We had the pleasure of staying here for four nights. It really is a paradise and being a small resort there is personal detail in every aspect. The transfer is long however worth it, friendly staff, beautiful beach and beautiful sea are all here. I also highly recommend doing the island hopping tour, we went to lots of locations and...

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. Hope you are still returning next year. Warm regards Mark

Reviewed 6 November 2016

Depending on where you come in from, yes it can be an effort getting to Paradise but all good things are worth the wait. We recommend no less than 3 nights because of the travel factor to get here. This is the place you can truly unwind and just relax. It is not a venue for those who are activity-focused...

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do your review. We are glad to say since opening the resort again 12 days ago 1st nov (closed 4 months for renovation) that now all our 6 old cottages are completely finished renovation. Our new 6 premier cottages at the end of our beach are almost finished. We have 3 top chef...

Reviewed 11 September 2016

There is a reason this place is so highly rated ... It is a paradise! It's not easy to get there but OMG it's worth the effort :) ... I don't know where to start... Everything about the place is amazing it might not be for everyone but if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing and breathtaking place you...

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review. We have done many improvements in the last few months to give our guest a greater experience or nature/ enjoyment and relaxation of there stay with us. Keep spreading the good word, thanks. Warm regards Mark

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secret Paradise Resort is the only official turtle sanctuary endorsed by the government and WWF-Philippines. We are the only Marine Sanctuary & Nature Reserve of its kind in Palawan, set in 2 private coves with a 4km private coastline, lined with coconut trees and 4 private beaches with our own waterfalls. Our exclusive 90 hectare Nature Reserve has plenty to offer everyone, from hiking to kayaking to explore our 4 beaches, snorkel with the turtles and fish in our Marine Sanctuary called "Turtle Bay", or just view the beautiful 2 house reefs. Tour activities ranging from Island hopping with waterfalls, Underground River tours & more. Private transfers to/ from the resort from any destination in Palawan. Situated between Port Barton's Marine Park and Sabang's world famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean Underground River, voted one of the 7 Wonders of Nature in the World 2013. All our six cottages are detached beach front. All our 8 accommodation have air-con, mini bar, 24 hour hot water showers, safety deposit box, balcony with hammock & private beach loungers. All superior cottages & rooms have LED satellite TV/DVD. Free WiFi- snorkel/mask/kayaks. We accept credit cards/ currancy. Why share paradise with 100 other guest. Relax and experience true paradise in nature with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary

Address: Turtle Bay | San Vicente, Port Barton, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Port Barton
Price Range: £117 - £269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“choose a honeymooon cottage away from the building work.”
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“All cottages have the cove views!”
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“amazing views in the evening, pick the room at the second beach.”
 of 5 bubbles hanna3645, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Every room has a beach view, for a bit more privacy the honeymoon suites are on a more secluded beach”
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“if guests would prefer a very private stay the 2 cottages located at the sanctuary beach are suitable.”
 of 5 bubbles Claud011, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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