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Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary

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Turtle Bay | San Vicente, Port Barton, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Uruma, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here the 3 days the end of June. We had some flight issues, ended up getting there around midnight. The drive in was long, then followed by the boat. So worth it! We loved staying here, staff were so courteous and helpful. The bay is quiet and beautiful. Went island-hopping with BBQ lunch on a deserted island one... More 

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Romanshorn, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1- hour 20-minute Flight (MNL-PPS), 3-hour rocky-road 4x4 ride (PPS to Port Baton) and a 45-minute bumpy and wet „banka“ ride…then it was Heaven on Earth…we finally arrived at the Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary. We were warmly greeted by Pong with chilled welcome drinks while informing us about the resort, its history and the facilities. Our honeymoon love... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We had stayed there for 3 nights and stayed at an appropriately size Orchid cottage. Ample amenities and fresh linen. The beach is great as we had the whole place almost to ourselves even if the resort was full. The cove was immaculate with great snorkling sites and love tropical fish. We went up the viewdeck to have a glimpse... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the airport without any accommodation booked, my boyfriend had seen the secret paradise the night before online and we amazingly managed to get a room last minute booked by the travel agent outside the airport in PP. after a 3 hour very uncomfortable shared mini bus ride we were greeted by the boat at port Barton and... More 

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Dubai
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed one night in this resort. The websites such as booking.com shouldn’t let you book this hotel for one night only as it is a journey to reach the island where the hotel is located. Our stay was unfortunately disappointing. The price isn’t cheap hence you would expect the boat from Port Barton to the hotel... More 

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Muenchen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

From arriving at the resort to the stay, everything was amazing. You can go and clean the turtles at 10am and snorkel in the very clear water in the bay looking at all sorts of fish. My gopro picked everything up very well. We did a day trip and it was great, they gave us an extra fish for our... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We visited Secret Paradise Resort and Turtle Sanctuary in March of 2016 and wow, what an amazing location! The room was clean, the food was wonderful but most importantly, the beach was incredible and there were baby turtles!! We stayed here for 5 nights and I wish we could have stayed for a month! A bit of a hike from... More 

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Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We stayed here for 4 nights and could have easily stayed longer. SPR is in a stunning location and it is so peaceful there, as there aren't too many cottages, so it's perfect for people who want to just get away from it all and relax. It took us a good 3 and 1/2 hours to reach SPR from Puerto... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

SPR is so impressive in its own way. It doesn't work for profit like other resorts rather it caters to guests who want to relax and enjoy this nature reserve and marine sanctuary. I was with my old folks, sister and her family. We were quite a big group but they accomodated us well. We stayed in two cottages with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the most beautiful place in Palawan!!! Our cottage was lovely with comfort. The staff was very friendly. The private beach was the perfect place to relax... And the water...so clear!!! We really had a nice stay. It was also nice to see turtles borning and release Some of them...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secret Paradise Resort is the only official turtle sanctuary endorsed by the government and WWF-Philippines. We are the only Marine Sanctuary & Nature Reserve of its kind in Palawan, set in 2 private coves with a 4km private coastline, lined with coconut trees and 4 private beaches with our own waterfalls. Our exclusive 90 hectare Nature Reserve has plenty to offer everyone, from hiking to kayaking to explore our 4 beaches, snorkel with the turtles and fish in our Marine Sanctuary called "Turtle Bay", or just view the beautiful 2 house reefs. Tour activities ranging from Island hopping with waterfalls, Underground River tours & more. Private transfers to/ from the resort from any destination in Palawan. Situated between Port Barton's Marine Park and Sabang's world famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean Underground River, voted one of the 7 Wonders of Nature in the World 2013. All our six cottages are detached beach front. All our 8 accommodation have air-con, mini bar, 24 hour hot water showers, safety deposit box, balcony with hammock & private beach loungers. All superior cottages & rooms have LED satellite TV/DVD. Free WiFi- snorkel/mask/kayaks. We accept credit cards/ currancy. Why share paradise with 100 other guest. Relax and experience true paradise in nature with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary

Address: Turtle Bay | San Vicente, Port Barton, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Port Barton
Price Range: $110 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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