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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed February 9, 2014

We spent ages scouring the internet trying to find the perfect resort for our honeymoon. We were looking for a beautiful beach setting with comfortable accommodation and enough activities to keep us entertained for seven days but wouldn’t break the bank. Secret Paradise Resort exceeded expectations. The location is absolutely stunning. The cove is picture perfect and the swimming and...

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Secret Paradise R, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank for for your time in writing this review,it really does help us. I am very happy that more and more honey moon couples like yourself are finding our small resort and loving it here. Hope to see you both again. Warm regards Mark

Port Barton, Philippines
Reviewed February 8, 2014

We were not sure what to expect as there had been some not so positive reviews recently about the resort…luckily we decided to rely on the many positive reviews and got rewarded with an unforgettable stay at this magical place! The resort, the accommodation, the food but most of all the surrounding nature – which Mark the owner works/fights so...

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Secret Paradise R, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Debo Bart, thank you for finding the time to write your review. Every review really does help us to carry on our protect program. To say in your review that " We have been living in and travelling Asia for over 15years but this place is definitely in our TOP 3 list of most beautiful places" This was very...

dumengete
Reviewed February 7, 2014

Big thanks to Mark (owner) and Hazel (manager) for allowing us be the first wedding @ Secret Paradise making my dreams come true!!! Also thank you to all the staff that worked so hard to make a gorgeous wedding arch and aisle as well as all the other little details... It really was amazing!!! On arriving at the resort we...

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Secret Paradise R, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Thank you for your review. I am glad you chose us for your wedding, it was our first. It was great fun with your family and friends, fire dancers and camp fire. Hope you can make it back here again. Take care Warm regards Mark

Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 6, 2014

My daughter chose secret paradise as her wedding venue. Mark and his staff did us proud. Nothing was too much trouble. They worked so hard to make the day special, and it was. The rooms were lovely. The peaceful setting truely beautiful. The simple food was well presented. Tea and coffee all day. Good pool table. 10 out of 10....

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Secret Paradise R, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

It was great to share your daughters wedding at our resort. It was the perfect day. Hope to see you all again. Warm regards Mark

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stayed in the Orchid cottage for only two nights and it was a fantastic place to relax. The cottage very comfortable (huge bathroom, a beach front porch with a hammock). The location is beautiful and peaceful. The food is tasteful and the staff is very friendly.

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Secret Paradise R, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and hope to see you again. Warm regards Mark

Singapore
Reviewed January 5, 2014

After a two day journey to get there we were expecting pristine beaches, crystal clear sea and lots of fresh sea food. Unfortunately what we got was very aggressive sand flies, litter on the beach and most of the main dishes coated in oyster sauce, presumably to mask the fact the fish was frozen. If you are going to go...

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Sir. Sorry you wrote the worst review we had in over 1 year. Your dates 27-31 dec was very bad rain weather and rubbish does travel in the sea in the big waves at this time. The 4 days you was here,we did have 3 men picking the rubbish up, but the following day it was back again, It...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed here a year ago for 5 nights. The beach is lovely, the food great - and not overpriced. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are well looked after too. Overall the place is just super relaxing - a real secluded getaway. Playing pool with a beer while the sun goes down is just perfect. The...

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Sir. Thank you for your review and hope to see you again soon. Warm regards Mark

Reviewed December 31, 2013

Actually it is always hard to judge hotels in the Philippines since the price/ standard is mostly not compatible with other parts of the world. For me the price is a good fix-point. From a hotel where I pay more than 100 Euro, I am expecting a certain standard. I was in a cottage at Secret Paradise end of December...

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. You are totally correct when you say when accommodation is 100 euro a night you expect a certain standard. We are happy to say that as present we are one of the cheapest private island/semi island resorts in Palawan, that offer air-con, hot water shower, mini bar, satellite TV etc. You say you find it...

Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Fortunate to spontaneously join my friends who stayed at my hotel in Acacia Tree Garden Hotel in Puerto Princesa. When i learned that their going to Port Barton the next dAy, i just have to drop everything and go! we rode on a 4x4 Jeep to a dirt and muddy road of 3 hours to reach port barton then hop...

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SecretParadiseResort, Manager at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you had a relaxing time, even though for 1 night only. Due to the many emails we received about your review, stating you drove 3 hour on a muddy, dirty road from Puerto Princesa City to Port Barton, sorry but we need to explain this by our reply. From Puerto Princesa to junction...

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Nice and small resort driven by an european man. Wanderfull location into the wild with nice and romantic "cottages" just in fromt of the beach where there is nothing else. But don´t worry, may activities to do into the "nature" Recomended to go.

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SecretParadiseResort, Manager at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Sir,Thank you for your review and the photo taken from our view point over looking Turtle Bay. Warm regards Hazel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $135 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Two cottages are on a separate beach insuring privacy, but a longer walk to the dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles sloskier, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Go for the newer semi-detached builds.”
 of 5 bubbles nathanpX7438IJ, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“choose a honeymooon cottage away from the building work.”
 of 5 bubbles premiercrew, Dec 29, 2016 | Read review
“All cottages have the cove views!”
 of 5 bubbles voxwerks, Jun 6, 2016 | Read review
“amazing views in the evening, pick the room at the second beach.”
 of 5 bubbles hanna3645, May 20, 2016 | Read review
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