We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Secreto

Booking.comUS$218*
View Deal
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$925*
US$218*
Great Deal
US$238*
US$274*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Professional photos
El Secreto
El Secreto
Panoramas (20)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 190: English reviews
Start your review of El Secreto
 Click to rate
San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing stay at El Secreto! We visited for four nights and had a great time! The staff is extremely helpful, professional and caring. The food was amazing and so was the pool! Yes there is some seaweed by the shore making the access to the water difficult, however it is like that on the whole island and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank EDAped
St Joseph, MO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its risky to book a place for a week based only on reviews and adverts but we were really pleased with this one. (We did have a back up lined up just in case) We had a beach facing cabana that surpassed our expectations upon arrival. The resort was beautiful and quiet. This resort offers very few rooms so most...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DDobbs
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in San Pedro by water taxi and less than 5 mins later, we saw Victor. Victor was the captain who took us by boat to our final destination, El Secreto. He helped us with our bags and once on the boat, we jetted off. While on the boat, which was almost a 30 mins ride, the water was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Debassity
Plano, Texas, United States
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a high-end boutique hotel/resort to take my wife to for our anniversary. When I originally book the trip 3 weeks before our arrival I had done a little research and most of the reviews talked about how great this place is. I will admit that we stayed in the spa suite which is on the beach,...

 Report
Helpful?
8Thank Mark Z
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Don't do it! BATs!... Yes, they're in the rooms. If they say they're not there, they're lying. If you don't see them, trust me they're flying around while you sleep. We planned to stay 3 nights at El Secreto. After 2 amazing nights on the mainland at Ka'ana Resort we thought this place would deliver. Best part: the boat ride...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank jen O
Texas
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah P
Colorado
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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...

 Report
Helpful?
6Thank Lindsay920
Kodiak, Alaska
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SalteryLakeLodge
Reviewed 28 February 2017 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jodee H
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Maritza M

530 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (265)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (37)
Viewed
View from Room (13)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (35)
Viewed
Room/Suite (44)
Viewed
Dining (22)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Other (106)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (208)
Viewed
Amenities (10)
Viewed
Beach (18)
Viewed
Lake Villa (62)
Viewed
Pool (26)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
The Hotel (28)
Viewed
Tropical Villa (44)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (57)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (16)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Other (3)
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Pedro hotels
1.5 mi away
Sapphire Beach Resort
Sapphire Beach Resort
#34 of 54 in San Pedro
138 reviews
13.2 mi away
Pelican Reef Villas Resort
8.3 mi away
Grand Caribe Belize Resort and Condominiums
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.8 mi away
Las Terrazas Resort
Las Terrazas Resort
#10 of 54 in San Pedro
824 reviews
5.4 mi away
Matachica Resort & Spa
Matachica Resort & Spa
#8 of 54 in San Pedro
924 reviews
4.6 mi away
Portofino Beach Resort
Portofino Beach Resort
#19 of 54 in San Pedro
630 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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: £178 - £551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Secreto 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Hotels.com, HotelsforEveryone, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your El Secreto reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
El Secreto Belize/San Pedro
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro
#9 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#37 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from El Secreto staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from El Secreto staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The lake rooms are amazing! I would recommend them over the beach rooms for the unique quality and perfect privacy.”
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”
maritzam818, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea villa is the best otherwise all you see is the back of another villa or the lagoon”
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.”
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”
, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$218* /night
View Deal
Orbitz.comUS$238
CancelonUS$274
HotelsForEveryoneUS$925
View all 12 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates