The Resort and Villas, El Secreto

Ambergris Caye

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El Secreto is an intimate, modern tropical-style resort located on Ambergris Caye, 11 miles north San Pedro Town. With only 13 luxuriously-appointed, free-standing thatched roof villas, enjoy the feeling of being on a secluded island oasis tucked away within the resort’s own private beachfront enclave.

With careful attention given to every detail of design and service, while remaining eco-sensitive and true to the region’s authenticity and culture, El Secreto combines the exotic style of the South Pacific with the relaxed-nature of the Caribbean.

The IKAL Spa Villa features a private double massage cabin, steam room, indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi, and a fresh water pool. Spa services are provided in the spa villa, throughout the property’s beach cabanas, and at either of two thatched roof spa towers – featuring Thalmer & Fisiosphere products and an extensive menu of facial and full body treatments.

Dining options at El Secreto are designed to promote overall health and wellness, offering a regionally-inspired menu of culinary fare using organic ingredients grown at the resort’s own vegetable and herb gardens.

A series of complimentary resort amenities are available on a daily basis, including continental breakfast, yoga and meditation sessions on the resort’s private pier, bicycle rentals, non-motorized water sports including sailing and kayaking and shuttle boat service to/from San Pedro Town.

El Secreto is located 11 miles north of San Pedro town on Ambergris Caye. Upon arrival to San Pedro Town, the experience begins as you are greeted and transported to the property via private 30-minute boat ride, before being warmly welcomed at the private pier with a signature cocktail and chilled scented towel.

Throughout your stay, enjoy the pampering with complimentary fruit, five-minute power massages and specially-prepared drinks made to order with hand-picked coconuts from the resort’s surrounding palms.

Feature of the villas include:

  • king-size beds
  • flat-screen LCD television
  • marble bathrooms
  • indoor hot tub
  • private outdoor Jacuzzi with enclosed outdoor shower
  • outdoor deck with hammock
  • Melita coffee and tea maker
  • iPod docking station
  • mini-bar
  • air-conditioning
  • full pillow menu
  • Malin + Goetz bath amenities
  • Vivenda Egyptian cotton linens
  • complimentary WiFi

For the tech-savvy traveler, an “intelligent” in-room system allows guests to control the villa’s air conditioning and lighting to their own preferred settings using their iPad or iPhone.

Within each of the resort’s villas, you can find your own private escape. Three Sea Villas are located just steps from the ocean, four Tropical Villas offer lush garden views and five Lake Villas surround the resort’s salt water lake. All villas feature indoor hot tubs, private outdoor Jacuzzis, outdoor showers, outdoor decks with hammocks and contemporary and locally-inspired fixtures with all carpentry designed and handcrafted by local artisans using a variety of hard woods native to the region.

Spa Villa

The most exclusive villa of the resort, the Spa Villa is located along the beach line with spectacular views of the ocean, where you can indulge in relaxation and comfort while you enjoy your own private steam room and couples massage cabin with glass doors that lead you to your own private infinity pool.

Sea Villas

Dotted along the white sand beach line there are 3 Sea Villas located just steps to the water, where you can feel the breeze while you enjoy beautiful views of the ocean.

Lake Villas

The 5 Lake Villas are scattered around a beautiful saltwater lake that gives these villas an amazing setting. With private wooden docks right over the water, enjoy lounging in the morning sun, watch the sunsets to the west in the afternoon and stargaze all night long.

Tropical Villas

The 4 Tropical Villas are set amongst the lush tropical gardens, a perfect place for spotting wildlife and a wide array of birds.

Set under a giant palapa, the restaurant at El Secreto is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a regionally-inspired menu of culinary fare using organic ingredients grown at the resort’s own vegetable and herb gardens. Becoming fast favorites among guests are the Mahi Mahi Ceviche, a variety of scallops, salmon and beef Carpaccio options, the locally-inspired Curried Shrimp, and a divine Lobster Bisque.

The resort’s poolside Sand Bar provides an alternative food and beverage option for lunch and light appetizers.

If you have the energy to leave the wonderful surroundings, take the complimentary resort bikes on a short journey north to AB’s favourite spot on the entire island, Tranquility Bay. The laid back colourful wooden bar is adorned with marine mosaics, the staff are welcoming and friendly and the restaurant serves simple lunch fare. Be sure to take a dip in the azul waters directly under the bar and wade out with your snorkel to the coral, close to shore, for some of the best snorkelling on the island.

Ikal Spa Villa $1444.00
Sea Villa $889.00
Lake Villa $778.00
Tropical Villa $623.00

Prices are listed in US dollars. Continental breakfast is included in all room rates.

Rates are based on double occupancy and do not include an additional 9% Government Tax and 10% Service Charge.

Transfers to/from San Pedro cost $50 US + 22.5% taxes per person, round tip. The complimentary transfer will be only provided for stays of 3 nights and over.

1 Child 12 and under for free in parent’s villa.

5 night minimum stay required during the following periods:

Nov 22nd 2014- Nov 30th 2014

Dec 22nd 2014 – Jan 12nd 2015

Please view our booking terms.

Paradise dreams come true at El Secreto – “We have travelled all over the world and this is by far the most amazing resort we have had the pleasure staying at!!! From the beautiful grounds to the wonderful staff that cater to you to ensure your stay is a memorable one. Our lake side villa is absolutely beautiful. The food at the restaurant is to die for and I can’t say enough about it. If your looking for a dream vacation resort where you are treated like royalty then this is the place to go. Thank you El Secreto for making this visit a memorable one. We look forward to returning”. Forest and Shawn

First class all the way – “Perfect place for a honeymoon, business group, or just a get-a-way. The staff picked us up in San Pedro and we spent the afternoon enjoying the pools, scenery and the hot tub. Amy, the manager, gave us a tour of the resort. Beautiful villas, many with their own hot tub and pool. Service is important to the staff, and will do anything it takes to please you. The food in the restaurant was wonderful and reasonably priced. Thank you, El Secreto”. J Bratt

A slice of heaven – “We spent 2 weeks in Belize and spent 8 of our days at El Secreto (and wished we had spent more). It is a magical place! With 13 villas, you get an intimate feeling and get to really feel like you have escaped! Everything was perfect!! The staff are the most incredible I have ever met. They REALLY want you to be happy because they care. All the small touches like fresh juice delivered to your rooms in the am, an ipod to control your rooms, fresh coconut water, a garden they grow and eat from, and on and on. The rooms are immaculate and the infinite pool overlooking the blue water is magical. If you want a taste of Mayan magic and elegant luxury – El Secreto is the place to go. Enjoy!!” Jaclyn D