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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

El Secreto is a beautiful resort. From the time we arrived via Maya Air in San Pedro and departed via Tropic Air (I'll write another review on the transportation aspect), Captain Lou (I think that's his name - we call him Captain Barefoot because we never saw him wearing shoes) welcomed us at the airstrip. He quickly ushered us to...

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Aldiprioux, Director of Sales at El Secreto, responded to this review

Dear Jdavi, We are glad you have enjoyed your stay in our little piece of Paradise... Thank you for taking the time to review El Secreto, your feedback is quite important for us. We hope to be the host on your next trip to La Isla Bonita. Greetings from Paradise...

Belize City, Belize
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a wonderful place ...quiet peaceful atmosphere the staff are incredible, the food, the drinks the service...you can miss it...is very romantic...is good for couples and family is a nice place for events ...I love it ♡♡♡

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Aldiprioux, Director of Sales at El Secreto, responded to this review

Dear Brezeis, We are glad you have enjoyed your stay in our little piece of Paradise... Thank you for taking the time to review El Secreto, your feedback is quite important for us. We hope to be the host on your next trip to La Isla Bonita. Greetings from Paradise...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a lovely time at El Secreto. While I have read and do understand so other peoples complaints, the friendly staff, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful vibe far outweighed downfalls such as the jacuzzi not being hot enough. And we loved the food - breakfast, lunch and dinner were amazing. Agree it's good to get out and explore other...

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Aldiprioux, Director of Sales at El Secreto, responded to this review

Dear Sarah T, We are glad you have enjoyed your stay in our little piece of Paradise... Thank you for taking the time to review El Secreto, your feedback is quite important for us. We hope to be the host on your next trip to La Isla Bonita. Greetings from Paradise...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the first couple of hours at El Secreto I realized we had seriously overpaid for this property. Luxury, 5-star, whatever, don’t think so but the $800 a night we paid certainly would lead you to believe you were getting a high-end property. Check out the photos of some of the minor details that were immediately evident upon arrival, it...

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Dear Summit4321, Thank you for taking the time to review El Secreto. Your feedback is extremely important for us in order to improve the experience we wish to provide our guests. We will definitely work on the inconveniences you experienced. Best regards!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was showing a coworker around Belize and ended up booking a few nights at El Secreto. I was shocked that there was no land transportation to the hotel (as other reviews mention) but I planned for that by arriving at San Pedro earlier than my pickup time and taking in a stroll of the down town area. I was...

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Aldiprioux, Director of Sales at El Secreto, responded to this review

Dear CityTraveler, We are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. You feedback is quite important for us. We hope to be the host on your next trip to La Isla Bonita. Greetings from Paradise...

Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very beautiful,but the food is awful,there is no buffet for breakfast,the tour are unbelieveble expensive,And there is no manager,is very far from town And if you want to go to the city you have to pay 75 dollars,if you want to make a tour do it with amigos del mar because if a tour costs 700 dollars...

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Aldiprioux, Director of Sales at El Secreto, responded to this review

Dear Marilia, El Secreto is a getaway boutique hotel in Ambergris Caye, Belize. It is located 11 miles north San Pedro and the only access in by boat (you can consult that information in our website as well). In all pages we promote our property, we state that El Secreto does not have a Gym of buffet breakfast, we serve...

Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed November 22, 2016

This hotel looked nice, rooms were large and bright. The beach was covered with garbage and seaweed so could not use it. It is difficult to go anywhere else once you are here. You can take a water taxi but it costs quite a bit. Only one restaurant which was expensive for what it offered. Our bill for 2 was...

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Dear Dawnofday, Thank you for taking the time to review El Secreto. Your feedback is extremely important for us in order to improve the experience we wish to provide our guests. We will definitely work on the inconveniences you experienced. Best regards!

Marbella, Spain
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

This place was booked for us by a travel agent who insisted it is one of the best places in Ambergris. Then I began reading other reviews mentioning the negatives. I held my breath hoping it to not be true. Hmmmmm. What can I say. Yes it is tucked away north of the island, secluded, nice enough rooms, great swimming...

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Dear Coconutugly, Thank you for taking the time to review El Secreto. Your feedback is extremely important for us in order to improve the experience we wish to provide our guests. We will definitely work on the inconveniences you experienced. Best regards!

Amritsar, India
Reviewed October 29, 2016

As the name suggests its a completely secret place at the end of ambergris caye, San Pedro. Beautiful resort with amazing Villas with outdoor Jacuzzis and fully automated lighting controls with different mood settings. Meals served here are amazing. Beautiful beach with gentle breeze. Only one problem faced was of mosquitoes which appears in the evening though management try to...

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Dear Jatin, We are glad you have enjoyed your stay in our little piece of Paradise... Thank you for taking the time to review El Secreto, your feedback is quite important for us. We hope to be the host on your next trip to La Isla Bonita. Greetings from Paradise...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed October 22, 2016

I've been to a ton of places in the Caribbean and by far this was the nicest place I've stayed in regards to accommodations. The villas were spacious & automated with Luvitron lighting which was awesome you could set the mood for romance. Music was piped throughout. The rainfall shower, garden tub and outdoor shower made you never want to...

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Dear Susan, Thank you for taking the time to review El Secreto, your feedback is quite important for us. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay in our little piece of Paradise... We hope to be the host on your next trip to La Isla Bonita. Greetings from Paradise...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Secreto is a unique barefoot luxury resort located in San Pedro, 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 occasions with a variety of activities for couples to enjoy together such as non motorized watersports like paddle surf, hobbie cat, kayaks as well as bicycles or 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 

Additional Information about El Secreto

Address: | 11 miles north of San Pedro Town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Price Range: $408 - $911 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Secreto 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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El Secreto Belize/San Pedro
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#8 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro
#35 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“All villas are amazing. The spa villa is ocean front. Due to mosquito nesting, I would avoid the lake villas.”
 of 5 bubbles jdavi, 5 days ago | Read review
“We had a lake room and it was huge....Only thing is the dogs barked both at night and early in the am”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Villa #3 is the best location of the 3 beachfront villas but everything kept breaking.”
  • Murky Cold Spa
  • Worn out and thread bare towel
  • Worn and tired tray and ice bucket
  • Sad outdoor shower
 of 5 bubbles Summit4321, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Fantastic chefs and waiters, communication between front desk and reservations not superb.”
 of 5 bubbles 442tiffanyh, Sep 23, 2016 | Read review
“Tropical Villas have the outdoor pool/spas as well and while you cant see the ocean, they are still awesome.”
 of 5 bubbles LenaM283, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
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