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4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   11 miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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El Secreto
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Ranked #4 of 14 Ambergris Caye B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Birkerod, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Yes it,s a nice and original place with new solutions to old problems. Manage your villa with an IPod. Changing coloured lights in the garden and on the boat dock etc. But why do we have to listen to Bob Marley or Frank Sinatra from sunrise to 10 pm from loudspeakers placed everywhere? Personally I prefer to sit and listen... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

we were staying at the portofino hotel for a week and after a few nights of our hotel restaurant we decided to take advantage of the 10 minute boat ride to El secreto for dinner. Firstly I have to say the service was good, we were served by Nigel and he was nice and attentive and as such we tipped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Amazing service, very friendly staff, perfect for getting away from everything and doing nothing at the beach or pool, but a variety of adventurous day trips are available. The resort is in a secluded area which adds to the exotic feel but makes day trips more costly. Was the perfect one week romantic vacation for us! Amazing.

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London
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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Conroe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 13
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