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El Secreto

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11 miles north of San Pedro Town | San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, CA, 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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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned to spend the last seven days of our Belize adventure at the beach. Soon after arriving in the country we became aware that there was a serious issue with sargasso along the entire Belizean coast so we informed the agent, a week before our scheduled arrival to El Secreto that we wanted to cancel our stay .... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel, pool, rooms and gorund design. Unfortunately the rest of the experience did not match up. The staff were rude/ pushy/ lazy/ incompetant (with 2 exceptions). Breakfast was terrible - the continental included in the room consisted of extremely dry bread products, slices of over-ripe/ sour fruit covered in whipped cream and glacier cherries and weak coffee - yuck.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They say that things are never as good as the first time, well I don't think that anything could ever compare to my first time to Belize spent at El Secreto. After an adventure getting there by golf cart, TAKE THE WATER TAXI!, we arrived at absolute paradise! The staff was amazing, and the resort is small and personable, catering... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The resort is gorgeous, but they lie when they say you can go back and forth to town. It cost us $126 round trip (American dollars). The food there is of Applebee's quality, small portions, and more than double the price of the food you can get in town. If I were you I would stay in town or at... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I visited El Secreto in Belize with my wife and a couple of friends last year. We traveled from Mexico City, Mexico, so the trip was quite a journey because we had to take a plane to the Mexican border, then cross the border by car, take a small plane to San Pedro (la Isla Bonita of Maddona), and finally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We recently stayed at this gem in paradise with my husband. Here we renew our wedding vows of ten years. The organization was great as was the service offered. Since we arrived we were treated very well. The food was great and the party went great. We enjoyed the pool and facilities in general. This hotel is tops! I recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

a little piece of paradise, just heavenly! The food is amazing, service is very personal, the perfect place to lay back and see the kids play or go with my husband as a getaway. Ask for the special mojito at the bar (delicious)

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Aldiprioux, Director General at El Secreto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a real pleasure to have you amongst us and to hear that you enjoyed our little piece of Paradise. Your comments motivate us to keep making dreams come true . We would love to have the opportunity to serve you again in the near future. Greetings from Paradise... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Hi, Let me start by saying that I did not end up staying at this hotel because the management of this hotel is downright rude, irresponsible, and disrespectful. I am seriously considering a legal recourse due to my experience. I booked this hotel back at the end of May but due to a change in plans I had to cancel.... More 

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Aldiprioux, Director General at El Secreto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with your reservation. Unfortunately, your reservation was not made directly with us but thru a third party or booking agent. With a regular rack rate reservation you can indeed cancel without a penalty up to 30 days in advance. With other special rates and promotions there are... More 

Port Arthur, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have to agree with Will & Rich on a few things.... I was put in Villa number 6. Upon entering the room on Day 1 It was really hot; so I was thinking by 6 or 7pm it would cool down. Wrong, it never did that night until 3am. No sleep on night 1. Day 2; we leave &... More 

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Aldiprioux, Director General at El Secreto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate your comments and will work in having the AC work much better in order to achieve your expectations. Since we are compromised with ecology and our planet, the housekeepers do turn off the AC when they are not being used. Hopefully the sargassum (sea weed)phenomenon will soon end in the Caribbean. We hope to have the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Last week I spent such a wonderful time at paradise for my honeymoon. What my husband and I enjoyed most at El Secreto was how friendly the staff were with us since we got off the boat . We were welcomed with delicious coconut tropical drinks. Food was so delicious. Once we entered the Villa we were surprised of how... More 

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