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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Secreto is secluded and beautiful. The rooms are large and nice. The staff is friendly. However, the air conditioning system is to small to keep the room cool so be prepared a hot swampy sleepless nights. Also if you are a light sleeper this place is not for you. During the night you may hear lizards and gecko crawling... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 April 16, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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 March 31, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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