My husband and I just returned from a 5 night stay at El Secreto and we miss it already! The resort is beautiful and feels much more secluded than the other large resorts on the caye. It seemed like we had the place to ourselves for the first two nights, but even when they filled up it never felt busy or crowded. The rooms were amazing - we loved the hot tub and outdoor shower - and the jacuzzi was also fantastic. We did have some difficulty getting it to be hot enough, but once it was working it was really wonderful. The staff at this resort are also excellent - we enjoyed talking with Marco our waiter as well as Hector and Ethnie. Marco's recommendations on the food and drinks were spot-on and we miss talking with him! Mario, who drives the water taxi, was also lovely. The transportation could be tricky at times - we were delayed on our pickup from town after a diving trip as we waited for another couple to arrive from the airport, but Ken was very nice about the inconvenience and did make up for it. They do try to lump together water taxi transports so you can't duck in and out of town whenever you want, but the resort is so nice you don't need to go there at all. The food was also excellent, though pricey, but it seemed to be the cost of staying so far from San Pedro which we felt was more than worth it. We loved our snorkeling trip with Victor and also our trip to the Blue Hole with Amigos Del Mar (arranged through the resort). All in all, it was a fantastic trip and we would go back in a heartbeat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Secreto is a unique barefoot luxury resort located in Ambergris Caye, Belize, surrounded by the turquoise blue waters of the caribbean and lush tropical views.El Secreto nestles 13 exclusive individual thatched roof villas with a smart combination of contemporary and traditional elements. Fine belizean tropical woods, marbled finished bathrooms with a tandem bathtub, outdoor private jacuzzi and shower patio. All the villas are equipped with a king size bed, a state of the art led lighting system, air conditioning, ipod dock station, LCD TV, mini bar, safe, Melita coffee maker, 400 thread egyptian cotton Vivenda linens and Malin & Goetz amenities.El Secreto Restaurant offers a variety of international cuisine with a Belizean touch. El Secreto is a perfect setting for honeymoons and weddings as well as to celebrate special occassions with a variety of activities for couples to enjoy together such as non motorized watersports like paddle surf, hobbie cat, kayaks as well as bicyclesor simply relax at Ikal spa with our signature hot sea shell massage. . Let us pamper you in this true and authentic paradise to create lasting memories for a lifetime. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Secreto Belize/Ambergris Caye