El Secreto

Ambergis Caye, Belize

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Sea villa

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A boutique resort on a remote and private Caribbean beach, 10 minutes from the Belize Barrier Reef

Disappear to a remote, sandy nest of thatched-roof villas and gorgeous ocean views. On a beach 11 miles outside of San Pedro, Belize, El Secreto lives up to its name, with just low enough of a profile to restrict its elegant grounds to those in the know. And if there’s barely any talk of this secret among outsiders, you won’t hear a whisper here of the outside world. What you will hear is the dozens of palm fronds whispering in the Caribbean breeze – it’s that quiet.

It’s not that you’re off the grid. Between Belize’s Great Barrier Reef (the world’s second-largest) and the Mayan ruins of Lamanai, there’s plenty to do both over and underwater. But it’s not the day trips and excursions that won this hotel its TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Condé Nast Johansens Award – it’s the stylish atmosphere that’s optimized for relaxation. So slip into one of the seaside hammocks, listen to the ocean sounds, and keep El Secreto hush-hush.

Excellent for
Beach Scenery Self-catering Boutique Relaxing Winter Sun

We like

  • Lounging all day in the oversized hammocks by the pool and beach
  • The serene and peaceful atmosphere of this boutique beach resort
  • Embarking on a snorkeling excursion to admire the colorful sea life of the world’s second-largest barrier reef
  • Staying in a villa with your own private deck and infinity pool

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