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Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary

Turtle Bay | San Vicente, Port Barton, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Port Barton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kuranda, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what a beautiful place to explore! We stayed there for 3 nights. I think it's great you can only get there by boat, makes it even more special. There's so much to do. Please be aware that you are at a beach so of course there will be sandflies! Just take precautions and you'll be right :). The other... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really fantastic place. The location is truly stunning. The resort consists of only 6 cottages so it will never feel crowded and the resort staff are always polite and make your stay special. The food is excellent and the accomodation very clean, comfortable and well maintained. The British owner Mark is happy to talk about the resort and is... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we enter with the both( don't book the hotel without asking help with your transfers ) to spr's sanctuary, is a moment me and my wife won't forget all our lives. We got the feeling that it's true paradise and we are lucky enough to be there. The resort is strongly recommend for couples . We stayed... More

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Kent, UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We throughly enjoyed every minute of our 5 night stay and would definitely recommend S.P.R to anyone who wants peace and tranquility in a beautiful paradise setting. We stayed in the Song Bird cottage which is one of two cottages on Turtle Beach, you feel like you have the whole island to yourselves as there are so few cottages and... More

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying just 4 nights really was just like a teaser for me. I loved every second of our holiday. Me and my boyfriend stayed in the Song Bird Cottage whilst my boyfriends mother and brother stayed in the Love Bird Cottage (it has two beds). We had the Turtle beach practically to ourselves and the best thing about our beach,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We began our trip to Palawan at the Secret Paradise Resort and it could not have been a better start! Beautiful and comfortable cabins right at the beach, great food with daily fresh fish and very friendly and helpful staff! We would definitely come back again next time we are in the Philippines! Mark & crew: keep up the great... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Wonderful higher-end place to stay in Port Barton, with a great ethos behind it. Set up to preserve the marine wildlife around the island, I am proud to stay there and support such an initiative - it helps that the huts are beautiful, the snorkelling is clear (we saw turtles most days) and stunning and the surrounding scenery is amazing.... More

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

Hi,Thank you for your review. Every positive review helps us to continue our protection program in our marine sanctuary and nature reserve. Like us on facebook page to see the new baby turtles that hatched last night. See you again. Warm regards Mark More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We spent ages scouring the internet trying to find the perfect resort for our honeymoon. We were looking for a beautiful beach setting with comfortable accommodation and enough activities to keep us entertained for seven days but wouldn’t break the bank. Secret Paradise Resort exceeded expectations. The location is absolutely stunning. The cove is picture perfect and the swimming and... More

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

Thank for for your time in writing this review,it really does help us. I am very happy that more and more honey moon couples like yourself are finding our small resort and loving it here. Hope to see you both again. Warm regards Mark More

Port Barton, Philippines
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We were not sure what to expect as there had been some not so positive reviews recently about the resort…luckily we decided to rely on the many positive reviews and got rewarded with an unforgettable stay at this magical place! The resort, the accommodation, the food but most of all the surrounding nature – which Mark the owner works/fights so... More

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

Dear Debo Bart, thank you for finding the time to write your review. Every review really does help us to carry on our protect program. To say in your review that " We have been living in and travelling Asia for over 15years but this place is definitely in our TOP 3 list of most beautiful places" This was very... More

dumengete
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Big thanks to Mark (owner) and Hazel (manager) for allowing us be the first wedding @ Secret Paradise making my dreams come true!!! Also thank you to all the staff that worked so hard to make a gorgeous wedding arch and aisle as well as all the other little details... It really was amazing!!! On arriving at the resort we... More

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

Dear Kate, Thank you for your review. I am glad you chose us for your wedding, it was our first. It was great fun with your family and friends, fire dancers and camp fire. Hope you can make it back here again. Take care Warm regards Mark More

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Also Known As:
Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary Port Barton, Palawan Island
Address: Turtle Bay | San Vicente, Port Barton, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Port Barton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Port Barton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary is the only Nature Reserve & Marine Sanctary of its kind in Palawan. We believe and practise eco-tourism. Situated between Port Barton's Marine Park and Sabang's world famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean Underground River, voted one of the 'New 7 Wonders of Nature in the World". We are blessed to have over 3km private coastline, lined with coconut trees and 4 private beaches with our own waterfalls. 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 and private beach loungers. All superior cottages & rooms have LED satellite TV/DVD. Our exclusive 70 hectare Nature Reserve has plenty to offer everyone, from hiking to kayaking to explore our 4 private beaches, snorkel with the turtles and fish in our Marine Sanctuary called "Turtle Bay", or just view the beautiful corals in our 2 house reefs. Tour activities ranging from Island hopping with waterfalls, Underground River tours and more. Private transfers to/ from the resort, or any destination of your choose. We accept credit cards/ currancy. Free WiFi- snorkel/mask/kayaks. 2013 we received 2 Tripadvisor Awards, "Travelers Choice" - Top 20 small hotel/resorts in the philippines and "Certificate of Excellence" Award - Top 10% of hotel/resorts in the world. See our website or facebook page on our Turtle protection program. Relax and experience true nature with us. ... more   less 

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