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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 yesterday NEW

a little piece of paradise, just heavenly! The food is amazing, service is very personal, the perfect place to lay back and see the kids play or go with my husband as a getaway. Ask for the special mojito at the bar (delicious)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hi, Let me start by saying that I did not end up staying at this hotel because the management of this hotel is downright rude, irresponsible, and disrespectful. I am seriously considering a legal recourse due to my experience. I booked this hotel back at the end of May but due to a change in plans I had to cancel.... More 

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Port Arthur, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to agree with Will & Rich on a few things.... I was put in Villa number 6. Upon entering the room on Day 1 It was really hot; so I was thinking by 6 or 7pm it would cool down. Wrong, it never did that night until 3am. No sleep on night 1. Day 2; we leave &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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 May 19, 2015

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 April 25, 2015

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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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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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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