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Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at El Secreto for the first few nights of our honeymoon in Belize. After all of the wedding craziness, we were looking for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and that was exactly what we got! The resort is fairly remote - only accessible by boat from San Pedro - so I would recommend staying a...

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Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had high hopes for this property, but they were soon met with reality. The overall resort is nice, but it is around a 30 minute boat ride from San Pedro. There are a lot of other resorts that are just as nice or better that aren't nearly as far away from San Pedro. Since you are so far from...

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Kodiak, Alaska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 4 legs and many hours in airports traveling from Alaska, El Secreto was a welcome oasis. The perfect place to unwind and completely relax. We only stayed 2 nights anticipating that we would be closer to town later in the vacation to take advantage of local flair. Sunbathing, swimming in the amazing pool, and walking the beach were the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this spectacular barefoot resort for 3 nights with my boyfriend and our 2 friends. We had a sea villa and my girlfriends were in the tropical villa. There are no differences in rooms other than location and views. The views were some of the best I've ever seen and we have traveled to top name and sexy boutique...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Secluded, relaxing, great service, private big luxurious huts! Service at the restaurant is first rate. You will need to rent a golf cart to get into the city. Also arrange for the short flight to the island. This is the second farthest north of the island hotel so it is secluded. It's a good 20 boat ride to another hotel....

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good stuff wonderful place fantastic food really !! Best informative/service guy there ANTONY next William and the new guy that could teach others Lucio. Whose only been there 2 months.big Lou wonderful Take a walk up the beach to the el Norte bar say hi to Chris he was great organising a golf cart for two days delivered to...

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Seneca, Illinois
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband and I wanted a place to get away from it all, and boy, did we find it! Granted, a place like this may not be everyone's cup of tea, but we enjoyed it immensely! First off, you land in Belize City, then take a commuter plane to San Pedro. From there, it's a 25 minute boat ride to...

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

When we arrived in San Pedro, we were met at the airport by El Secreto staff, who took us to the dock in a golf cart, then to the hotel via boat. We were initially impressed by the level of service, and our eyes feasted upon the beautiful property and blue waters of El Secreto. Before I get any further,...

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We've booked this place last minute and stayed only few nights at the end of our tour through Central America. It was bliss. Peace and quiet, far away from everyone and everything, which is what we wanted. There's a pool with a bar, restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Spa, water/beach activities, you can book a trip through the hotel...

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I have traveled the world and I too work in hotels and I could not believe the service, food, price for massages, etc. We had booked a week here and left after night two. They refused to give us our money back. So we left with the managers promise to comp us free nights to try them again to make...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Secreto is a unique barefoot luxury resort located in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, surrounded by the turquoise blue waters of the caribbean and lush tropical views. El Secreto nestles 13 exclusive individual thatched roof villas with a smart combination of contemporary and traditional elements. Fine belizean tropical woods, marbled finished bathrooms with a tandem bathtub, outdoor private jacuzzi and shower patio. All the villas are equipped with a king size bed, a state of the art led lighting system, air conditioning, ipod dock station, LCD TV, mini bar, safe, Melita coffee maker, 400 thread egyptian cotton Vivenda linens and Malin & Goetz amenities. El Secreto Restaurant offers a variety of international cuisine with a Belizean touch. El Secreto is a perfect setting for honeymoons and weddings as well as to celebrate special occasions with a variety of activities for couples to enjoy together such as non motorized watersports like paddle surf, hobbie cat, kayaks as well as bicycles or simply relax at Ikal spa with our signature hot sea shell massage. Let us pamper you in this true and authentic paradise to create lasting memories for a lifetime. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Secreto

Address: | 11 miles north of San Pedro Town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Price Range: £347 - £728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Secreto 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
El Secreto Belize/San Pedro
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro
#36 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
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“The lake rooms are amazing! I would recommend them over the beach rooms for the unique quality and perfect privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles SalteryLakeLodge, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the huts are wonderful-you can't go wrong with any of them. A few have a direct ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles maritzam818, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea villa is the best otherwise all you see is the back of another villa or the lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles Jaspervicky, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All villas are amazing. The spa villa is ocean front. Due to mosquito nesting, I would avoid the lake villas.”
 of 5 bubbles jdavi, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a lake room and it was huge....Only thing is the dogs barked both at night and early in the am”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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