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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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Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The setting was nice and the staff was (other than front desk) very sweet. However, the "management/ownership" does not understand customer service. For $1,000 US in Belize, life should be great. At El Secreto, all we wanted to do was go home. We stayed in the Spa Villa (the best one) and the A/C didn't work for all four nights.... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you picture an island beach vacation and you see yourself relaxing in a thatched hut in a secluded slice of paradise – then El Secreto is the spot for you. It was a perfect blend of service and seclusion. The property has a limited number of dwellings and that keeps the atmosphere very laid back and casual. We met... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have putting off writing this review, as we really enjoyed the property and the staff. But the beach was so horrible, I had to warn other travelers, especially given how pricey this place is. First, the good. The villas are very nice, the restaurant has great food, and the service was great. The property is small and cozy. Now,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Edmonton, Canada
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34 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being featured in Travel & Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler (2013 Hot List) magazines, I fully expected my 1 week stay at El Secreto Resort in a Lake Villa to be a luxurious one. However, my experience was the complete opposite and the following is a dissection of all the nitty gritty details. Arrival: We were met at the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 March 20, 2015

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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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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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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