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Walnut Creek, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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154 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Amritsar, India
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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... More 

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Austin, Texas
1 review
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... More 

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Thank susanminter
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by el secreto on our golf cart ride to the north of island. Food and service were exceptional. We were allowed to hang out by the pool for the day. Highly recommend driving a golf cart up from San Pedro to spend the day with these folks! Thanks!

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Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed October 4, 2016

This place is beautiful! If you're looking for seclusion this is the place. 13 large bungalows with private jacuzzis. The food was incredible and service was top notch..Ocean kayaks and hobie cat are included. If you stay here there is no reason to rent a golf cart. The hotel will pick you up in San Pedro by boat. You can... More 

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Reviewed September 30, 2016

Way up north on Ambergris. You drive your (rental) golf cart up to the end of the road and then continue over the beach for another mile or so. Or you take the usual way: their boat picks you up in town and you land on their pier, usually with your jaw dropping to your knees... You arrive at a... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed September 27, 2016

The resort is nice, but the Room was really hot. staff could not get the air conditioning working correctly so every night was not comfortable. I'm not sure if this is just the way the rooms are constructed or it was an AC issue but the staff seemed to think the AC was working correctly but the room felt like... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a romantic, peaceful getaway, this is the place to visit! El Secreto is so remote and exclusive that you have to take a 10 minute charter flight from Belize City to San Pedro and then a 20 minute boat ride to paradise! It's the only hotel on that part of the island! There are 13 individual... More 

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California
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

Exquisite property. Had a mind-blowing time. Manager did not know my reservation upgrade had been done before I arrived ( vis Design upgrade special), and said it was a gift. Also I prepaid a $780 beach birthday dinner and was presented another $780 bill after the meal. Unfortunate to have to deal with that on the evening of the event.... More 

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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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: $406 - $943 (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
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro
#35 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
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“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
“Lake villas are specially beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles ChuRE, Aug 17, 2016 | Read review
“The tropical view rooms are just as good if not better than lake view the ocean view is of course the best!”
 of 5 bubbles dolores3, Jun 18, 2016 | Read review
“Get the Sea Villa...you're not going on vacation to save money, so do it right! ”
 of 5 bubbles craigo298er, May 4, 2016 | Read review
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