El Secreto

11 miles north of San Pedro Town, San Pedro

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  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability

  • Complimentary welcome cocktail per guest upon arrival

  • One bottle of wine served with dinner (one bottle per room, dinner not included)

  • 15% discount on treatments at Ikal SPA

  • Early check-in and late check-out subject to availability

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms20
  • Public Spaces20
  • Service18
  • Overall19
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Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

What did I like? where to begin? the locations, the peaceful and gorgeous beach, the beautiful rooms, the food, the service, the people...

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

Alon

Stayed June 2014

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Hotel Description

El Secreto’s secret recipe? Thirteen luxe thatch-roofed villas, a hidden Caribbean cove, and plenty of activities for those unsatisfied with lying in some warm white sand under the shade of a swaying palm tree. And as the address implies, it’s all rather secluded. There’s no road in, just a speedboat that takes you eleven miles up the coast from the more crowded beaches of San Pedro. Not that the hidden-Caribbean-cove location means you’ll be roughing it. Those villas come with all the right gadgets and threads, marble bathrooms with tubs for two, outdoor showers on the private patios, and plunge pools which double as jacuzzis.

The plunge pools, frankly, are pretty much decorative, for the main pool and the sea just beyond are irresistible. The former is surrounded by enough comfy loungers and hammocks to ensure a deep suntan, and this is a very privileged section of the Caribbean. The diving, in particular, is world-class, the highlight being the undersea Blue Hole. With sheer walls dropping four hundred feet into a cavern filled with stalactites, it’s like a living page out of National Geographic. Belize’s barrier reef is second in size only to Australia’s, and it’s full of rare soft corals, colorful sponges and fishes of all stripes. The activities go on and on — snorkeling, fishing (including excellent fly fishing), cave tubing, sea kayaking, trips to Mayan ruins, helicopter rides…. And for those who prefer to take their relaxation lying down, the breezy seaside spa is a delight.

For all the high-end hotel trappings, the overall vibe of El Secreto is deeply casual. The day starts with fresh-squeezed watermelon juice delivered to your door, and to dress up for dinner at Miss Miguela’s Kitchen, for seafood from local fishermen and produce from the on-site organic garden, would be a bit like putting on a bow tie for a day at the beach.

How to get there:

El Secreto is located on San Pedro Island, 11 miles north of San Pedro town, and can only be reached by boat. For guests staying 3 nights or longer, the hotel offers complimentary transfers from the San Pedro Airstrip. Transportation from Belize City International Airport or Chetumal International Airport in Mexico can be arranged for a fee. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for details and assistance.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 13 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Rates are quoted for 2 guest occupancy. One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. A 50 USD + tax additional charge, per room, per night will apply for additional guests. All additional beds are on request and need to be confirmed prior to arrival.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Rates are quoted for 2 guest occupancy. One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. A 50 USD + tax additional charge, per room, per night will apply for additional guests. All additional beds are on request and need to be confirmed prior to arrival.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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