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Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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

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 23 December 2016

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 15 December 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 22 November 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 13 November 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 29 October 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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Aldiprioux, Director of Sales at El Secreto, responded to this review

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 22 October 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...

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 October 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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Dear Wbanks, We are glad you have enjoyed your day 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...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 October 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...

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Dear Phillipp, We are really glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback is quite important for us in order to improve the experiences lived in our little piece of Paradise... We hope to be the host on your next trip to La Isla Bonita. Greetings from Paradise...

Reviewed 30 September 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...

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Dear Wim, 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...

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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
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Price Range: ₹ 27,076 - ₹ 57,093 (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 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro
#8 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#36 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
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“All the huts are wonderful-you can't go wrong with any of them. A few have a direct ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles maritzam818, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea villa is the best otherwise all you see is the back of another villa or the lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles Jaspervicky, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All villas are amazing. The spa villa is ocean front. Due to mosquito nesting, I would avoid the lake villas.”
 of 5 bubbles jdavi, 17 Jan 2017 | 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 , 5 Jan 2017 | 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, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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