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Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary

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Turtle Bay | San Vicente, Port Barton, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights as our last stop of a 3 week trip to the Philippines. Getting there - firstly it's worth saying that the resort is a little difficult to get to. We came from El Nido and had a 4 hour van ride to Port Barton. It's then an hour boat ride to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is just as the name says: secret paradise. Located roughly 50 minutes by boat from Port Barton the boutique hotel is far from any disturbing civilization. We stayed there for 8 nights in our honey moon and we didn’t regret it. We had the love bird cottage, with everything that we needed, nice arranged, big room, very clean.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only place I have stayed in the Philippines that I would say is unique and special enough to say shouldn't be missed. It really shows up a lot of much more expensive destinations, and somehow even manages to serve up consistently better food than should be possible from such an isolated and well priced resort. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I loved this place. We saw all kinds of wildlife (including monkeys!) and enjoyed snorkeling and swimming in Turtle Bay. The view and accommodations were better than advertised. Mark and the staff are excellent. The service and company of Pong was perfect. If there is anything you need just ask. We couldn't be happier. The only problem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having read all the reviews on here I am not going to go into too much detail about what this resort is all about as other people have commented in lots of detail already. In a nutshell, this a small, privately run hotel with a great purpose. Although we didn't see turtles laying eggs and swimming in the sea, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It's not often recommendations from friends actually exceed your expectations, but SPR truly did that. Run by the hugely welcoming and friendly Mark and Yhum, from the moment you step from the boat you feel part of a small community and one where relaxation and privacy are easily accommodated. The main focus of the resort is to build a safe,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Firstly let me get two things out of the way. One, this is remote and takes a while to get to, which is the whole point for the pro traveller. Secondly, this is not a hotel chain headquartered in Europe or North America, it does not have overpriced drinks and food that has been imported from Japan, and it won't... More 

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

Thanks for your reveiw, it really does help us. I look forward in having a cold beer and billards with you and your 4 friends again soon. Safe travels. Warm regards Mark More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Just spent 6 nights at the secret paradise resort and it was simply amazing!! We stayed with our two kids (3y and 6m) and were spoiled. Very friendly and dedicated staff and the spot very unique. The place is at the end of a very deep bay, facing west, so perfect to watch the sunset. The water is calm and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is truly special. Nowhere in the world can you have a private island with only 8 cottages and the most magnificent scenery for such a good price. I think it's what most travelers search for when they visit islands in asia. The staff are amazingly genuine and knowledgable and the food and drinks delicious and well priced. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We stayed here in August 2014 (Tripadvisor only let me select October 2014). We intended to review immediately but as so often happens, it just kept getting pushed further and further down our to-do list. The reason for reviewing now is that we have just returned from our 2015 summer vacation. SECRET PARADISE RESORT HAS SPOILED US FOREVER! It was... More 

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

Thank you very much for your positive review. Its good to know even after 1 year since you stayed with us, you still remember about your vacation with us in 2014. May i just inform other readers that read this review that transfer time by road is two and half hours, then you have a great boat ride to our... More 

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