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4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   11 miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Ranked #4 of 14 Ambergris Caye B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Secreto is a fairly new resort about 6 miles north of San Pedro. A group of us friends took my boat and first went snorkelling at Mexico Rocks and then travelled on north ( about 15 mins) to El Secreto for lunch. This is a very beautifully presented resort with a lovely pool overlooking the sea and a large... More

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Richmond Hill
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I typically need a vacation from my vacation but not this time. This cozy, quiet "off the beaten track" resort was all about chilling. Not even sure I put makeup on two of the days I was there. Takes a little extra effort to get there but well worth it. Food was good but not alot of variety and alittle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My only regret is not staying longer! ElSecreto is a first class paradise! We stayed in a villa on the beach... With a plunge pool. We did not want to leave! The level of service and attention to detail was obvious around each corner and in every possible way! The food was great with a Mexican/carribean fusion that did not... More

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Husband and I decided to travel to El Secreto for our Honeymoon and we were blown away! The only negative thing we have to say is that we couldn't stay forever! Upon arrival in in San Pedro we were kindly greeted at the Airport by "Mario" who loaded our luggage and took us on the El Secret golf cart... More

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Buffalo, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a San Pedro resident for past 2 years, had desire to visit El Secreto after reading rave reviews. However, upon inquiring about Coastal Water Taxi service from town..quoted $50US per person for the 11 mile/half hour trip, decided to forgo the trip. Meanwhile my wife had decided to surprise me for my birthday with dinner at El Secreto after... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This review is primarily for the hotel restaurant, which they market aggressively in town as a "must-see" destination meal at their resort. First off, it's a secluded beach resort, only accessibly via 30min high-speed water taxi from the city center. If you're looking for a honeymoon away from it all, it's probably perfect. We walked around the property and it's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Started off my honeymoon here... It was simply spectacular! The place is incredible, rooms are very comfortable, service is extremely quick and friendly. I definetely would recommend this resort for honeymoons and quick gettaways for couples. Snorkeling at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley are both activities you cannot miss out on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Awesome resort very secluded feeling, we felt like there was nobody else staying there. Great food, beautiful place the staff is amazing!!!! Would definitely recommend for a trip to get away and chill with plenty of options for activities as well.

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

El Secreto is exclusive and remote - about 30 minutes fast boat ride from San Pedro. If you are looking to get away from it all in luxurious style and spectacular surroundings, then I don't think you can do better than this. It certainly isn't inexpensive but we found the food and wine prices very similar to what we'd pay... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I would give them 2 stars at best. There are NO SWIMMABLE waters at resort. Pictures on their website show clean and clear water. When I got there, it was the opposite. The water was dirty green and has 3ft tall grass growing from it. They have extremely high food prices tripling the cost of the food downtown San Pedro.... More

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Address: 11 miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — El Secreto 4*
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El Secreto is a unique barefoot luxury resort located in Ambergris Caye, Belize, surrounded by the turquoise blue waters of the caribbean and lush tropical views.El Secreto nestles 13 exclusive individual thatched roof villas with a smart combination of contemporary and traditional elements. Fine belizean tropical woods, marbled finished bathrooms with a tandem bathtub, outdoor private jacuzzi and shower patio. All the villas are equipped with a king size bed, a state of the art led lighting system, air conditioning, ipod dock station, LCD TV, mini bar, safe, Melita coffee maker, 400 thread egyptian cotton Vivenda linens and Malin & Goetz amenities.El Secreto Restaurant offers a variety of international cuisine with a Belizean touch. El Secreto is a perfect setting for honeymoons and weddings as well as to celebrate special occassions with a variety of activities for couples to enjoy together such as non motorized watersports like paddle surf, hobbie cat, kayaks as well as bicyclesor simply relax at Ikal spa with our signature hot sea shell massage. . Let us pamper you in this true and authentic paradise to create lasting memories for a lifetime. ... more   less 
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