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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

firstly i want to say well done for the protection program,the resort does for their own marine sanctuary. there are not many places left inthe world that care about the environment. we thought about booking the resort private transfer as its stated on this website it was cheaper, but after reading some of their guest reviews .saying it is expensive,... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Im very glad you mentioned about our private transfers were cheeper 10-20% than the local travel agents. 90% of our guest book direct transfers with us though our online booking page and the other 5% wish they had. We also get 5% of guest that like to travel by puplic transfer which is a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Me and my husband booked with Secret Paradise Resort for a night but we had to extend our stay as first step with the resort we fell inlove with the place already and felt like we didn’t want to leave the place without seeing and exploring every bits of it. The four different beaches is so beautiful, staying in turtle... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stayed at Secret Paradise Resort for 6 nights and do not have a bad word to write about it. From communication regarding transfers to our stay at the resort and day trips that needed to be planned, everything was as we hoped for and better. The resort itself only has 6 cottages which makes it all the more intimate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stayed for seven nights in orchid 1 and 2. The bungalows are in very good shape and have everything you need: mosquito net, little fridge, a.c., Safe. The bathrooms have hot water although one of the heaters was broken and stayed so for the whole week. We didn't get a discount for this. The location is fantastic: beautiful bay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you are looking for an intimate, tranquil resort where time stands still, then this is it. No newspapers, no TV, no man made noise. Each morning we awoke to the sound of waves gently lapping on the beach, monkeys chattering in the trees, birds singing and the humming of the cicadia bugs. The beach has the softest sand that... 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 review. Glad you injoyed your stay and your island hopping trip with my mum. Keep traveling and having fun. Warm regards Mark, Yhum, Lucky and the Turtles More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights in March 2015. Secret Paradise lived up to our expectations and we considered this the highlight of our 10 days in Palawan. We arranged transportation though the hotel from El Nido by land and by boat to Sabang which went very well. Of note is that I originally had arranged a transfer by boat from... More 

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Thank you for your kind words. All positive reviews really do help us stay open as a small 8 room eco-friendly resort. See you again. Regards Mark More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stayed for 4 nights this month, there were a few bad reviews before we got there so was a bit concerned what we might be getting ourselves in for! I can't think of many other places you would visit that would just be shared with around 16 other people, much more rewarding than a overcrowded resort. We got the public... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were doubtful about choosing Secret Paradise for a four day stay because it was so remote, and we didn't want to be stuck with a place we didn't like, and not have options to go somewhere else and look around. But we looked at the reviews and made a decision and went for it. It was the absolute highlight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Secret Paradise is one of those special places you only get to with a bit of effort, but it's so beautiful you'll forget all about that on arrival. The cottages are very comfortable, the food is simple but tasty and the staff try hard to please. The resort has two gorgeous beaches within easy access, and some very good snorkeling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I've lived in the Philippines for more than 8 years and have traveled all over the country - and throughout SE Asia - and this place is a true gem. There are not many small, remote but thoroughly comfortable resorts like this left anymore in the more touristed destinations. This is a "must go" place for nature lovers who want... More 

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