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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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  • 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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Conroe
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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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Solvang
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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