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El Secreto

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11 miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a spectacular spot. Very remote compared to other parts of Belize but that comes at a price as well - a bit longer boat ride. I loved this place but I was going to relax and unplug. The staff are very attentive and will get you almost anything that you ask for (I actually had some unusual requests that... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Secreto is an amazing resort! 5 stars! The grounds are very well maintained & you feel like you are in paradise. My husband & I stayed in a Sea Villa, which I am glad we did, in my opinion is the only way to go there. Our villa was perfect for a honeymoon. Every detail in the villa is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to take a Caribbean vacation and Belize seemed to be the most exotic of the list we generated. Reviews led us to the resort of EL Secreto. I figured we'd follow the transfers and arrive at a typical bustling resort with nice people and different from our usual surround. Way more than that! Turns out that a half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a week at El Secreto for our Honey moon in early August and can't say enough about place. Everything was fantastic and the service also impeccable. Remember you on an island resort and island time, and 11 miles from everywhere. They don't rush for anything but you won't want for anything either. We booked the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

After careful consideration, I chose to take my Velentine to El Secreto for a lovely evening and dinner. Of course I made reservations a week in advance. The boat ride north could have been a disaster since the customer service representative I spoke with told us to be at the dock for 7:30 pick up. The afternoon of Valentine's day,... More 

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Belize
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

With a group of 9 amazing ladies, I had the opportunity to start my 40th as a star at El Secreto. When I was planning the party, the owners Olga & Abraham, and Ken the manager were very helpful by making sure that all the details, I was hoping to get for this special event, came true. The setup of... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Yesterday was my birthday and my husband booked to take me to El secreto for lunch, they emailed and offered a complimentary pick up from San pedro and told us to be on the jetty at 9am and they would bring us back at 4:15 so we could spend the day there. By 9:30 there was no sign of their... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We ate dinner here...twice. It is quite an experience and well worth the effort. You much make arrangements for transportation as they are located quite far north on the caye. I would recommend you call them the day before or early the day you wish to go, to arrange for transportation. On our first trip, we were lucky enough to... More 

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Ambergris Caye, Belize
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

El Secreto Resort is located on North Ambergris Caye away from all the hum. It offers total relaxation and high end accommodation that are pretty cool. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I love the fact that you can have the beach all to your self and simply relax on a lounge chair or a hammock that is suspended... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed at El Secreto and had one of the ocean view villas. The place is absolutely stunning and the facilities are very new. The beach (which they can't control) is not the ideal white sand but it's okay for wading. Service is very good and due to the small size of the compound the staff calls you by... More 

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