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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We enjoyed very much this wonderful place in Port Barton due to its 24 hectares private beach. Well protected marine lives and u will experience how mother turtle lays its eggs nearby. A good place to unwind and relax. Quite expensive but its good. Come to this place. I assure u will enjoy too.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for 2 days with friends. It's a great place for swimming and snorkeling around the resort itself. You can also do hiking (one hour) up the surrounding mountains. There is a great turtle sanctuary there and you get to feed the turtles twice a day. You can also see areas where turtle eggs were laid and their expected...

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

Thank you very much for your review. Im so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. i totally agree our wifi was very pour being a private semi-island, but the good news is we have installed high speed broadband wifi via satellite in all accommodation and common areas from today 11 feb. Tested and working well. We always appreciate constructive...

Rochester, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very peaceful & relaxing! We were lucky enough to see a turtle hatching (80-100 turtles). DO use the coconut oil they provide to protect yourself from sand fly bites. They itch like crazy! The snorkeling off the beach was amazing!! If you have your own mask & snorkel it is a good idea to bring it. Our last day we...

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

Thank you for your review and very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It is good to meet like minded guest like yourselfs that care and appreciate nature like us. I have looked into your comment about not having enough snorkel/mask/fins for all our guest and yes you were right. I have now placed an order for many more...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our stay but definitely needs lots of improvement. Transfer from airport was in an old van without seat belts for 3 hours. once we got on the boat from port barton to secret paradise (1 hour) found out that the 2 other couples with us had also landed at the same time as us and we could have all...

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

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry you felt let down by your transfer as it was an older van than what we normally use. I have contacted our transport manager to insure that our guest only use new vans for there private transfers. I understand that once the resort gave...

Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Jasmine Cottage for 2 nights in February 2016. Firstly, make sure to plan and arrange your transport to the resort - it is in an isolated location and things/transport tends to take a while in the Philippines. When our long boat arrived at the beach we were hosted by Pong and he'd arranged two cocktails for...

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

Thank you for your review and glad you had a great time at the resort. Hope to see you again in the future. Warm regards Mark

Antipolo City, Philippines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just completed my supposedly 4d3n booking which turned out to be 3d2n. Anyway there was a mistake in the booking i did last Nov 2016. I booked airline for 18to21Jan2017, same with the airport transfer, boat transfer and even the full board meals. But aparently my room booking was for 19to22Jan2017. How unfortunate. I did advise the resort of my...

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London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time and the place is amazing. Top service and I will definitely recommend to visit the island. We went there with our almost 2 years old boy and all the staff absolutely loved him and made us feeling really welcomed. I love the place.

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Clontarf, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I was assured by the manager that they will continuously improve which I believe but I think it's fair to rate them according to the actual experience not what they intend the experience to be. Overall our stay was okay but not the best I've had in Palawan. Our transfer from Port Barton was delayed but their staff did not...

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry the free boat transfer did not leave dead on 10.30am, as we were waiting for other guest that was delayed 15mins. I have informed all our boatsman that if there is a small delay to inform the guest so they can relax in a nearby restaurant while waiting. Please understand food cooked...

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This place is breathtaking. We arrived by boat to a welcome massage and banana and mango shake. We were then fully briefed on the amenities and island life. We stayed in D1 the new villas which were fantastic and very clean. All mod cons. During our stay we did a day trip island hopping which included snorkelling and a trip...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Location is fantastic with reef snorkeling in front of the rooms in the private bay. Hotel is basic but seems to be undergoing some upgrades. With a few upgrades (nicer rooms, etc), this could easily be a 5 star spot.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $202 - $463 (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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“choose a honeymooon cottage away from the building work.”
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“amazing views in the evening, pick the room at the second beach.”
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“Every room has a beach view, for a bit more privacy the honeymoon suites are on a more secluded beach”
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“if guests would prefer a very private stay the 2 cottages located at the sanctuary beach are suitable.”
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