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El Secreto

4.0 of 5 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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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 7 nights here back in August, which, according to the staff is very rare. Most people only stay for a few nights & head off somewhere else. Coming over from London, we wanted service, luxury & tranquility for the whole week - so that’s what we were paying for. The location is gorgeous. The beach front looks amazing as... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at El Secreto December 19-27. The staff were amazing and the hotel itself was lovely. If you are looking for a place to stay for your entire trip with peace and quiet, then this is your place to stay. The only problem with the hotel is that it is at the end of the island and El Secreto... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent four days (3 nights) at El Secreto. On their website, it says its located "11 miles from San Pedro town". Since it was my first time in Belize, i didnt know that Ambergis Caye (the island) is 70% not developped and so, 11 miles = 11 miles by boat. And thats the ONLY way to go. So you... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long boat ride (friendly boat captain) takes you to this beautifully decorated location for dinner - raising your expectations, only to be cruelly let down! The wait-staff were very attentive - the starters were reasonable - but the main courses were ATROCIOUS - overcooked fish and poultry, bland and absolutely nothing to justify the high prices charged... For the... More 

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Lagrange, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! Stunning atmosphere, excellent service, and truly an experience to be remembered. We stayed in the Spa villa which is one of the largest of the 13 villas with its own hot tub and private pool situated steps from the ocean. The room was pristine, the beds and bedding were comfortable and luxurious, the facilities were spotless, the entire villa... More 

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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went there twice during my 1 week in Ambergris for diving. very good place, best on the island, food very decent and well prepared, wine list rich and varied. worth the high price tag and the long boat ride to get there.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dinner experience - a little bit of a boat ride for Christmas dinner from central San Pedro…..but worth the trip. Great food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend el Secreto for dinner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

It has to be said that this is not a budget option but you get what you pay for. For us, our experience began with a friendly welcome from the efficient and capable Ken, to a tour of our fantastic sea villa just metres from the water. The villa was spacious, luxurious and had every amenity that you could hope... More 

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Was thankfully staying elsewhere on the island but heard amazing things about this place, so went up for a spa treatment. Definitely isolated but some people like that. The person I booked my treatment with via internet greeted me and was welcoming. The rest of the staff was aloof and unfriendly- apparently they are told not to interact with guests!... More 

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Those were my opening words as we stepped off the motor launch onto the private dock for the El Secreto Resort. The trip out to the secluded resort took an extra 30 minutes after landing at Philip SW Goldson International Airport. We had to take a regional flight to Ambergris Caye San Pedro Airport, picked up by the resort staff... 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*
Number of rooms: 13
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