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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying here for four nights. It really is a paradise and being a small resort there is personal detail in every aspect. The transfer is long however worth it, friendly staff, beautiful beach and beautiful sea are all here. I also highly recommend doing the island hopping tour, we went to lots of locations and... More 

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. Hope you are still returning next year. Warm regards Mark More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Depending on where you come in from, yes it can be an effort getting to Paradise but all good things are worth the wait. We recommend no less than 3 nights because of the travel factor to get here. This is the place you can truly unwind and just relax. It is not a venue for those who are activity-focused... More 

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do your review. We are glad to say since opening the resort again 12 days ago 1st nov (closed 4 months for renovation) that now all our 6 old cottages are completely finished renovation. Our new 6 premier cottages at the end of our beach are almost finished. We have 3 top chef... More 

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

There is a reason this place is so highly rated ... It is a paradise! It's not easy to get there but OMG it's worth the effort :) ... I don't know where to start... Everything about the place is amazing it might not be for everyone but if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing and breathtaking place you... More 

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review. We have done many improvements in the last few months to give our guest a greater experience or nature/ enjoyment and relaxation of there stay with us. Keep spreading the good word, thanks. Warm regards Mark More 

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I spent 4 nights here and felt time really flies. Both of us didn't want to leave at all when the last day came. Staffs are all very helpful, nice and interesting to talk. The view is stunning, no matter the beach, the ocean, the underground sea world, the baby sea turtle, the stars at night, they... More 

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. I enjoyed having a beer with you and hope to see you again soon. Warm regards Mark More 

Uruma, Japan
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here the 3 days the end of June. We had some flight issues, ended up getting there around midnight. The drive in was long, then followed by the boat. So worth it! We loved staying here, staff were so courteous and helpful. The bay is quiet and beautiful. Went island-hopping with BBQ lunch on a deserted island one... More 

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review, we hope you can come back in the turtle season mid oct to end april. Warm regards Mark More 

Romanshorn, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

1- hour 20-minute Flight (MNL-PPS), 3-hour rocky-road 4x4 ride (PPS to Port Baton) and a 45-minute bumpy and wet „banka“ ride…then it was Heaven on Earth…we finally arrived at the Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary. We were warmly greeted by Pong with chilled welcome drinks while informing us about the resort, its history and the facilities. Our honeymoon love... More 

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. Me have improved the resort greatly since your stay. look forward in welcoming you again to our paradise. Warm regards Mark More 

San Jose, California
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

We had stayed there for 3 nights and stayed at an appropriately size Orchid cottage. Ample amenities and fresh linen. The beach is great as we had the whole place almost to ourselves even if the resort was full. The cove was immaculate with great snorkling sites and love tropical fish. We went up the viewdeck to have a glimpse... More 

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. Warm regards Mark More 

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the airport without any accommodation booked, my boyfriend had seen the secret paradise the night before online and we amazingly managed to get a room last minute booked by the travel agent outside the airport in PP. after a 3 hour very uncomfortable shared mini bus ride we were greeted by the boat at port Barton and... More 

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed one night in this resort. The websites such as booking.com shouldn’t let you book this hotel for one night only as it is a journey to reach the island where the hotel is located. Our stay was unfortunately disappointing. The price isn’t cheap hence you would expect the boat from Port Barton to the hotel... More 

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SecretParadiseResort, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear guest. Sorry we did not match your expectations for your 1 night stay. I was not at the resort when you stayed but as the owner i do listen to all guest suggestion. I am happy to say that we do give our guest a free boat transfer to and from the resort on selected times that can be... More 

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

From arriving at the resort to the stay, everything was amazing. You can go and clean the turtles at 10am and snorkel in the very clear water in the bay looking at all sorts of fish. My gopro picked everything up very well. We did a day trip and it was great, they gave us an extra fish for our... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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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 

Additional Information about Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary

Address: Turtle Bay | San Vicente, Port Barton, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Port Barton
Price Range: €123 - €308 (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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“All cottages have the cove views!”
 of 5 bubbles voxwerks, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“amazing views in the evening, pick the room at the second beach.”
 of 5 bubbles hanna3645, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Every room has a beach view, for a bit more privacy the honeymoon suites are on a more secluded beach”
 of 5 bubbles llwkali, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“if guests would prefer a very private stay the 2 cottages located at the sanctuary beach are suitable.”
 of 5 bubbles Claud011, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Orchid Cottage was comfortable it had a double bed and another single.”
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