We just returned from a 4 night stay at the Secret Paradise Resort - what a wonderful experience! From the moment the boat pulled into Turtle Bay, we could see how beautiful the setting was! The small size of this resort is perfect - it lets you enjoy the beach, snorkeling, baby turtles, and free kayaks with your fellow guests but never feels crowded. We enjoyed meeting the owner and learning about his mission to protect the marine life of Turtle Bay - it is clear that this is truely an important goal of the resort and preserve.
There are several beachfront cottages, which are comfortably appointed, clean, with clean bathrooms and air-conditioning as well as mini-fridges, and safety deposit boxes. The cottages are set right on the beach, which was great for swimming and snorkeling (we borrowed snorkel equipment, which is included). Enjoyed kayaking around the bay and visiting the different beaches.
Staff is very friendly and helpful - the food is quite good, very reasonably priced, and there is a large menu. The included breakfast of fruit, toast, eggs, and coffee/tea great for us.
We also would recommend the island hopping tour, which was a fun filled day visiting a local waterfall and two very nice beaches. We were lucky enough to see a turtle and dolphins on the return trip!
Overall, very nice accomodations, kind staff and owner, and spectacular setting. We would highly recommend to our family/friends, and would come again ourselves!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary Port Barton, Palawan Island