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El Secreto Brings Technology Under a Thatched Roof

Sun sets over El Secreto Resort in Belize, Central America

It’s the secret everybody was talking about; what people were highly anticipating to be revealed as news of it spread throughout the country and abroad. And in October of this year Belize’s newest resort, El Secreto, was revealed to the world on Ambergris Caye.

It’s a secluded, oceanfront island escape located 11 miles north of the Town of San Pedro that promises an intimate, tropical-style environment full of exquisitely designed accommodations, personalized service and the latest high-tech amenities. El Secreto brings technology under a thatched roof and promises to whisk you away to a unique experience of luxury, technology, first class service all while your enjoy the relaxing accommodations and natural environment it provides its guests.

Getting to El Secreto takes you on a 30-minute boat ride from San Pedro Town, the most inhabited area of Ambergris Caye. A private boat steers through crystalline aquamarine waters while you take in the sites and cool tropical breeze. Upon reaching the resort’s private dock you are greeted by the friendly staff with a signature cocktail and chilled scented towel to freshen up before stepping onto the resort.

El Secreto Brings Technology Under a Thatched Roof

The seclusion of El Secreto is a perfect get-away to your private escape; it remains eco-sensitive and stays true to the region’s authenticity and culture. It combines the exotic style of the South Pacific, with the relaxed-nature of the Caribbean. Large palapas tower over the outdoor dining area, reception lobby and bar lounge which over look the infinity pool and gorgeous views of the beach and Caribbean Sea.

El Secreto Brings Technology Under a Thatched Roof

El Secreto Brings Technology Under a Thatched Roof

Within each of the resort’s villas, guests find their own private escape. Everything is very personal, from your own private Jacuzzi, enclosed outdoor shower and deck with hammock. The interiors are furnished with include king-size bed, flat-screen LCD television, marble bathroom, indoor hot tub, Melita coffee and tea maker, iPod docking station, mini-bar, and air-conditioning.

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 contemporary and locally-inspired fixtures with all carpentry designed and handcrafted by local artisans using a variety of hard woods native to the region for the window frames, closets, deck floors, and interior furnishings.

Get this! Very unique to El Secreto and a service not available anywhere else in the entire country, is that of a full pillow menu. Upon making your reservations you have the option to choose from a variety of pillow including feathers, memory foam and hypoallergenic, among others. It’s an added plus to their five-star service; plus the room also features Malin + Goetz bath amenities and Vivenda Egyptian cotton linens which means a heavenly night’s rest.

Plus! There is complimentary WiFi and tech-savvy travelers will love to know about the ‘intelligent’ in-room system that allows you to control the room’s air conditioning, lightening settings, television, online music service and even the lights of the outdoor Jacuzzi! The controls are available on your complimentary iPad or iPhone; it even opens and closes your villa’s room from anywhere in the resort!

El Secreto Brings Technology Under a Thatched Roof

Lake Villas
Our 5 Lake Villas are scattered around a beautiful saltwater lake that gives these villas an amazing setting. Placed around the lake, with their wood docks right over the water, enjoy a perfect suntan in the morning, romantic sunsets in the afternoon and breathtaking starry nights.

El Secreto Brings Technology Under a Thatched Roof

Spacious and modern Tropical Villa at El Secreto Belize Resort

El Secreto Brings Technology Under a Thatched Roof

Seaside Spa Villa
In addition to providing full accommodations, El Secreto’s IKAL Spa Villa, offers a private double massage cabin, steam room, indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi, and a fresh water pool. Spa services at the resort – provided in the spa villa, throughout the property’s beach cabanas, and at either of two thatched roof spa towers - feature Thalmer & Fisiosphere products and an extensive menu of facial and full body ritual treatments that encourage balance, health and harmony, such as IKAL’s signature Bamboo and Hot Sea Shell massages.

El Secreto truly offers a mesmerizing experience like no other in the country of Belize. Its designers and owners have carefully created a luxury oasis amongst the area’s natural splendor with gorgeous views of the surrounding beach, palms and tranquil waters. The resort will leave a long lasting impression on your time in La Isla Bonita; that is for sure.

The ‘Secret’ is out; don’t you want to find out what it’s all about? Visit El Secreto website for more information.

El Secreto Brings Technology Under a Thatched Roof

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Photography by Jose Luis Zapata

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