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  • San Vicente Airport (20.7 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Excellent location", "Friendly staff", "Great food"

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Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary

Port Barton, Turtle Bay Port Barton, San Vicente, Philippines 5300

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Features of Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • business center
  • car hire
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • executive floor
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • library
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • billiards
  • diving
  • fishing
  • games room
  • garden
  • karaoke
  • massage
  • private beach
  • sauna
  • steamroom
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

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Resort Description
Located in a natural setting between Port Barton's Marine Park and Sabang's world famous Puerto...see more Located in a natural setting between Port Barton's Marine Park and Sabang's world famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean Underground River, Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary is Palawan’s only nature reserve and marine sanctuary eco-tourism semi-island resort. Experience an extensive view of the coastline lined with coconut trees from your private balcony. The hotel provides a private cove with a three kilometer coastline and four private beaches with waterfalls within its surroundings. All six cottages of the hotel are provided with air conditioning, hot water showers, safety deposit boxes, a mini bar, hammocks, and private beach loungers. Superior cottages/rooms also have satellite TV. The hotel’s exclusive 70 hectare Nature Reserve and Marine Sanctuary has plenty to offer all guests. Recreational activities arranged by the resort include hiking and kayaking to explore the four private beaches, snorkeling with the turtles and fish in the Marine Sanctuary called Turtle Bay, or just viewing the beautiful corals in the house reef. Additional tour activities range from island hopping with waterfalls and hiking tours to underground river tours and more. Private transportation service is the only option going to the resort and should be prepaid prior to arrival. Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary also accept major credit or debit cards. Wi-Fi and smart/globe cellphone signals are available as well.
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Callam L. Couples
Australia, December 31, 2015
Best stay in palawan

Everything about this place was amazing! It's not a huge 5 star resort but that was the best part. Had less than 16people for the whole stay. It was very quite and relaxing! words can't describe!
From the moment we arrived we fell in love! This place is a must if you're heading to Palawan! It is extremely affordable!, comfortable, and so relaxing. If you're honeymooning or trying to get away from the city, this should be a priority for you! The breakfast was fantastic. It is also the perfect location for the sunset and it sets down the center of the bay. We wanted to stay longer and could not say enough good things about this place. You must see for yourself! Thankyou secret paradise resort! We hope we can stay with you again!
Taryn R. Couples
South Africa, December 30, 2015
Paradise found

The location is absolutely idyllic and is really as close to a private island paradise you can get. Loved the staff, became friends even and would go back in a heartbeat.
kaiwei C. Couples
Singapore, December 13, 2015
Charming stay with nature

Turtles laying eggs, service and scenery
It's a little tough to reach the place but it is a worthwhile effort to get there. The owner Mark oversees the conservation of the turtles and make effort to share his knowledge with his guest. The manager, Pong, is super friendly and hospitable. Do check out the hideaway beach where you get complete seclusion. The resort only have 7 cottages, hence you will get loads of privacy. The seafood is really fresh and dessert is really nice. Definitely worth a visit to this place if you are in Palawan!!
mary B. Couples
Philippines, May 27, 2015
Turtle Sanctuary in Paradise

Fantastic. Truly paradise. Excellent
This is our second visit at secret paradise resort As this place was a great place for our vacation in palawan philippines. This place made our holiday fantastic. The very first day, travelling to the resort via port barton road was fun using a 4x4 provided by the resort if you book your transfer with them as before we go through sabang by boat, the boat ride through the port barton islands was amazing. Step on a white soft sandy beach of the resort, the staff welcomes you with a refreshing drinks and gives you information of the resort amenities and activities. Our cottage was lovely and clean native style cottage but with comportable bed with aircon toilet was clean and modern with hot shower 24hrs oh the power runs 5.30pm till 7:00 in the morning so you enjoy the aircon or breeze of ceiling fan. Sitting down in your balcony beachfront and watch the sunset go down or just watched the the shining stars at night. Food in the restaurant was tasty and good and you have a lot of choice in their menu or in the special set meal they have everyday fresh seafood brought by the fisherman. I love snorkelling here as i have seen lots of fish and turtles and beautiful color corals which grown more from last year i have been here mostly the turtles they have a lot now. Island hopping organized to the resort was great whole day in the islands they prepared your food and drinks so you just have to sit and relax or go snorkelling! I highly recommend this place as there are too many things to do activities, kayaking, snorkelling, island hopping or hiking to the viewpoint which overlook the turtlebay and other islands of port barton. We will be back again to this place Thanks for making our stay at your resort like a 5 star!
janet W. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, July 09, 2015

unique peaceful beautiful unspoilt paradise nature reserve, baby turtles released into sea, snorkelling with fantastic fish, turtles & corals
Paradise with all the extras, aircon, hot water, mini bar and tv/dvd also - but I didn’t use. Staff very friendly and helpful – nothing too much trouble. Food very tasty and varied – you could choose from the large menu or I especially enjoyed the different 3 course meal special of the day at a very reasonable price compared to other island resorts I visited. Fresh different sea food delivered most days from the local fisherman, delicious. Once you’ve paid for the cottage, most other things are free, snorkel gear, kayaks, tea/ coffee, WIFI and coconut oil (although there were no flies but still smelt great on my skin). Private transport from the airport was an adventure and I thought expensive, but after talking to the owner, he explained that the resort transport is at least 10-20 % cheaper than the tourism official rates. I checked up on this online at the resort with travel agents and it was true. Plenty to do in this beautiful calm bay – walk to the fantastic viewpoint and also the local fishing village, kayak to 2 other private Robinson Crusoe beaches for utter seclusion, (the resort has 4 private beaches here in their own 2 coves) sauna, massage, billiards and island hopping to the most fantastic fish, corals, waterfall with lunch cooked on a beach. The 2 highlights of my holiday in Philippines was snorkelling every morning in turtle bay and also seeing baby turtles in the resorts turtle sanctuary, then releasing them at sunset into the sea. I recommend book early, as I had to book though 2 different online travel agents just to get 2 nights stay here, but extended 6 more nights due to a cancellation. I love this unique place and congratulate them on all the awards this year they have for eco-tourism, can’t wait to go back! Best so far in the Philippines. Have good holiday!!!
yhum G. Couples
Philippines, May 12, 2015
Eco-friendly Paradise with no Crowd

Beaches, cottage, everything
firstly i want to say well done for the protection program,the resort does for their own marine sanctuary. there are not many places left inthe world that care about the environment. we thought about booking the resort private transfer as its stated on this website it was cheaper, but after reading some of their guest reviews .saying it is expensive, we decided to do it all ourselfs, which is a big mistake. arriving in puerto princesa airport we saw the sign official toursm rates is 5,500 pesos to port barton we got the price down to 5,200 but had to wait long time at the airport for driver to take us. arriving in port barton the tourism informed us there is no boat available as we arrive late in the afternoon all boats are busy. price 1,800 for the boat ride we did not want to wait another few more hours so have decided to call the secret paradise and we was lucky as there boat was available which cost 1,600 only but had to wait for them 45minutes to come and pick us up and drive us to the resort, getting to the resort was fantastic as staff welcomed you with a big smile and make you feel at home. the food was lovely and tasty and every night was a different specialty. the owners greet us and such a nice couples. i will be back with my family as this is a great vacation ever in Port barton palawan.
yhum G. Couples
Philippines, May 12, 2015
Beautiful eco-tourism Paradise

Crystal clear water, 4 different beaches, turtles
Me and my husband booked at Secret Paradise Resort for a night but we had to extend our stay as first step at the resort we fell inlove with this place already and felt like like we dont wanna leave this place without seeing every bits of it. The four different white sandy beaches is so beautiful, staying in turtle beach gives you more privacy and peaceful. kayaking to sanctuary and hide away beach was amazing mostly when you see turtles underwater. the water was so clear and colorful, corals were beautiful and had to snorkel morning and afternoon as many beautiful underwater creatures to see from fishes to turtles. The cottages was lovelyn and clean with balcony and front view of sunset, just watching the fishes jumping ups and downs from the crystal clear water was fun. Restaurant food was great got different choices every night crab, shrimp, fish, squid as part of 3 course meal for only 595 great value. Eventhough they are a remote area the fisherman delivers different fresh sea foods everyday. All you wanted was in this resort with only 6 cottages from the cofy cottages with aircon, hot water shower after swimming and wifi. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE FOR ITS ECO-TOURISM AND ITS BEAUTY AND RELAXING ATMOSPHERE.
Pavel H. Families with young children
Czech Republic, February 13, 2015
The worst vacation ever

Sunset, the beach, and the friendly staff (some)
I have no idea how this place got its ratings so high. The accommodation is in old, cheaply furnished cottages that are not only dirty but also full of bedbugs. My wife and one of my children have something like 60% of there bodies covered with bites. The restaurant's menu is very unins
Eyal M. Couples
Israel, February 05, 2015
Biggest disappointment of our trip

beautiful location
We stayed in the resort for two nights for our honeymoon. We took the private bungalow on the beach which was quite expensive for whatbwe got. The only good thing about it is the amazing location. The owner and manager are foreigners and they give you a feeling that the only thing they care about is money. For example, the breakfast was super poor and limited and any smallest addition is extra charge even one egg. The problem is that it's a private island and the guests are hostages to the resort's food and service. 2. The room is very poor and old - no blanket, no phone to call the reception, the bed and pillows were stiff and uncomfortable. 4. There are only 6 rooms in the resort which is supposed to be intimate We highly recommend to avoid this place, there are a lot of beautiful spots in the Phillipines that don't take advantage of their guests.
alexander B. Couples
Netherlands, January 05, 2015
wonderful location , mediocre food

location, ecofriendly, service staff
We had a wonderful stay. Everything was perfect organized, friendly, no mass tourism at all. The location is breathtaking. A pity that the quality of the kitchen could not live up to the quality of the rest; uninspired, quite boring food . If there would have been a real good chef this would be heaven on earth because the rest is so perfect!

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