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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 20 March 2016

My wife and me spend 5 nights in SPR. It was our first resort during our trip in Palawan. In short, the positive things: beautiful, peaceful bay and lovely surroundings. Friendly staff, special thanks to Bong (but our cleaning lady and guides were very friendly too). Occasionally we left luggages open during the daytime with valuables available, but no worries,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 days and 4 nights of our honeymoon at secret Paradise and we loved the family vibe to the place. With just 6 cottages we got to know most of the guests and the owner and his team gave us a warm welcome. We were surprised to find that the owner is a Brit and you could definitely...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is an amazing place, with only 6 huts in what feels very much like a private island almost just for you, in fact on our last night there was just 2 other people there. The food is good, rooms are very nice and the beach is stunning with large expanse of white beach and well-spaced loungers so that you...

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The location is beautiful. It was lovely to see the turtle laying eggs and help with the hatch-lings, but other than this there are many areas that need improvement. When you are paying as much as you are a night you would expect the transfer to be included, we were charged approx £20.00 per couple each way to get here....

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Fremont, California
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Arriving at Secret Paradise was, truly, like a breath of fresh air. This is a very remote property, with a ~4hr transfer time from Puerto Princesa, but what you get in return is complete solace and immersion in nature. I admire when a property lives and breathes a mission, rather than just providing it lip service. From the thousands of...

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1Thank Nelginy
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here in 2014 so this review is a little late! We loved staying at Secret Paradise. This place is perfect for those wanting to get away from it all. And I do mean that. You can walk to a viewpoint and up and down the beach, kayak...and that's about it. We loved it. The staff...

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1Thank emiliagamble
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

The location is simply stunning; beach and surroundings are wonderful as well as the friendly staff. It was great seeing baby turtles, holding them and seeing what they do to protect and conserve!! Given the price, it was fairly disappointing that guests need to for the boat transfers (both ways!) which we did not experience anywhere else. Unfortunately the food...

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1Thank Esmay_G
Spaxton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2016

The beach and bay are very nice, but so are 100s of other beaches in this area. The resort ( 6 huts and a few cabanas ) is a very tired, the rooms and the contents all need to be replaced. After all they charge in excess of £100/$150us per day. I had what is laughingly called a honeymoon cottage...

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1Thank Mike D
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights as our last stop of a 3 week trip to the Philippines. Getting there - firstly it's worth saying that the resort is a little difficult to get to. We came from El Nido and had a 4 hour van ride to Port Barton. It's then an hour boat ride to...

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Pforzheim, Germany
Reviewed 10 January 2016

The place is just as the name says: secret paradise. Located roughly 50 minutes by boat from Port Barton the boutique hotel is far from any disturbing civilization. We stayed there for 8 nights in our honey moon and we didn’t regret it. We had the love bird cottage, with everything that we needed, nice arranged, big room, very clean....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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 

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Address: Turtle Bay | San Vicente, Port Barton, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Port Barton
Price Range: ₹ 9,693 - ₹ 22,391 (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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“amazing views in the evening, pick the room at the second beach.”
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“Every room has a beach view, for a bit more privacy the honeymoon suites are on a more secluded beach”
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“if guests would prefer a very private stay the 2 cottages located at the sanctuary beach are suitable.”
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