Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary
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9.6
Exceptional

"It was an amazing and memorable stay."

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April 18, 2017

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8.2
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Excellent cleanliness
8.5
Recommended by 93% of guests
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center70 km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportSan Vicente Airport
Distance to airport21.3 km
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8.1
Excellent
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
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  • 1 super king bed & 1 bunk b...
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Orchid Cottage - 2
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Beach view
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Love-Bird (Honeymoon Cottage)
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Beach view
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Orchid Cottage - 3
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 queen bed
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Song-bird Honeymoon Cottage
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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Orchid Cottage - 1
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
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Jasmine Cottage
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
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What people love about the property

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "Very private beach, lovely marine lives."

    Gexi

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    November 20, 2016

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "Staff is super helpful and friendly."

    Oren

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    December 19, 2016

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Great location ."

    Shravan

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    March 7, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional

"The most perfect secluded location."

Ashton

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March 7, 2017

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San Vicente Airport
21.3 km
Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS)
87.7 km
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What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"This spot is just a fabulous place to get away."

shani

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February 27, 2017

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Agoda Reviews (126)Booking.com Reviews (129)
8.2
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Cleanliness8.5
Facilities8.2
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality8.1
Service8.2
Value for money7.6
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10.0
Exceptional
Lindsay from Canada
Couple
Orchid Cottage - 2
Stayed 8 nights in March 2018
One of our Favorite Places in the Philippines”
2nd time back to this hotel and it was again a wonderful experience. Staff is lovely (Bebe!!), its a quite, relaxing location with great food, great drinks and gorgeous scenery. Well worth the trek to get there! We will definitely be back!
Reviewed August 08, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Antonio from Portugal
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
Vacation in Paradise”
It´s really a paradise and turttles sanctuary isolated from the world Only a few cottages and rooms with a fantastic sunset. In April you can even see if you are lucky the turttles being born Good food with good price despite you have no alternative To go to paradise you need an 1h30 boat ride from Port Barton
Reviewed March 29, 2017
8.7
Excellent
kris from United States
Couple
Orchid Cottage - 1
Stayed 5 nights in June 2012
Terrific Place to Escape to!”
Beautiful cottages, amazing and off the grid location!
If you are seeking an escape from the "hustle and bustle" of the modern world, THIS is the place to go! Beautiful beaches with inviting hammocks, absolutely gorgeous native-style huts built on site, using native hardwoods, but with most of the amenities we have come to want. The staff cook/chef does a terrific job, and the overall atmosphere is both friendly and warm. THE place to go for a romantic 2-3 day escape from reality, especially incredible for honeymooners, or anniversary celebrations. HIGHLY recommend the all day "Island Hopping Tour." You will snorkel on coral reefs, get served an amazing meal on a beautiful island, and then ride to another island with an AMAZING, once in a lifetime fresh waterfall and pool. Bring a waterproof camera, and turn off the phones!
Reviewed June 25, 2012
6.0
GINA from Philippines
Family with young children
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
Above average”
Secret Paradise is a secluded island , where some turtles lay and hatched eggs. But not too much around. We haven't stay for long, we did do activities for the whole day and next day check out. There is nothing to do much n there. Staff are good. Wish they have some activities except kayaking. Paddle boarding would be an ideal if they only have some.
Reviewed March 21, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Ken from United Kingdom
Couple
Jasmine Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
An absolute gem”
The Secret Paradise Resort is a gem of a place. If you are looking for the nearest thing to a remote style location, this could be it. The resort offers both the more organic option in the way of accommodation plus the more modern option if required & both have there merits. Whichever option you choose it's the setting that is the gem and one not to be missed, best snorkelling area we found in the Philippines, plus if you get to see a turtle then that's a bonus. Yes they did run out of some things in the restaurant but remember this is remote area in Palawan, so if something is off the menu it shouldn't really be a problem, or at least we didn't think so. We stayed there for 3 nights but another night wouldn't have gone amiss but if you do get the chance to stay there even for one night, do it as it is a great place to chill out & relax.
Reviewed May 18, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Mario from Germany
Couple
Love-Bird (Honeymoon Cottage)
Stayed 1 night in April 2017
Really nice place, ”
Great place, really beautiful and peaceful. However, a place in that price category should never run out of standard things like fruit. Service did also not meet our expectations at all times (although it probably was on average in Palawan). We were not asked for feedback upon departure.
Reviewed April 22, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Anh from Australia
Couple
Orchid Cottage - 1
Stayed 5 nights in March 2017
Amazing stay”
We stayed here 5 nights for our honeymoon and loved every moment of it. The place is gorgeous and so secluded. It really was an island paradise. The staff are super friendly and helpful. It was an amazing and memorable stay.
Reviewed April 18, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Ashton from United States
Couple
Song-bird Honeymoon Cottage
Stayed 8 nights in February 2017
Paradise found!”
This place is amazing! The most perfect secluded location. Beautiful clear, blue, turquoise waters. The soft white sand makes a perfect location for all of the nesting turtles. This place is doing amazing things for the turtle population. We have been very lucky and in our two times visiting we have gotten to witness each step in the turtle laying, hatching and releasing process. It really is an incredible special place. If your looking for a 5 star pretentious resort this is NOT it! It is however a 5 star location with wonderful accommodations. There are newer more modern spacious rooms as well as more authentic bungalow styles which we prefer. Really friendly and helpful down to earth staff and the owner is the great guy you just might be having a drink with at the bar. His passion for the cove and future of the turtle population and wildlife there is one of the many things that makes this place so great! There is a good amount of food options on the menu and the food is great. They also have additional daily specials with fresh catches from the local fishing village. A retreat for the mind body and soul. The most amazing thing of all is how secluded the beaches are. Having the opportunity to be on the most picturesque beach where you can snorkel right in your front yard and not be surround by lots of other people is rare. The limited amount of really comfortable accommodations make this possible. It's magical and I can't wait to go back from a third time! Do your self a favour and don't consider staying less than 5 nights. It's just that good!
Reviewed March 07, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
shani from Australia
Group
Jasmine Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
You have to go”
This spot is just a fabulous place to get away. If you can stay for a longer time than 2 nights that our group did, you won't be disappointed. We had a great boat ride there and back, and the only thing to be mindful is that you don't take your own food/drinks/alcohol. The dining area is just lovely and you won't need to bring your own supplies as it is available for you. They are currently constructing a few more rooms to stay in, but it won't effect your stay. I hope you have some luck seeing some hatchling turtles or some to lay eggs upon the beach.
Reviewed February 27, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Oren from Israel
Group
Orchid Cottage - 2
Stayed 8 nights in December 2016
Beautiful, isolated, amazing”
Beautiful isolated beach with lots of nature and snorkeling. Turtles literally come to the beach to lay eggs and you can watch them. Staff is super helpful and friendly. Great for relaxing and enjoying being isolated. There are some day trips and activities, but most of the time is spent on the beach. Only one restaurant but it has good food and is very reasonably priced. Not great for people seeking nightlife, lots of activities, luxury housing/food. It's also a bit of a journey to get there (from Puerto Princesa airport it is 3-4 hours car and 1 hour boat).
Reviewed December 19, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Richard from Australia
Couple
Orchid Cottage - 3
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
SPR Getaway”
Seclusion, resticted guests, beaches
SPR was breathtakingly stunning! The restricted number of guests, the beaches, the reefs the laid back feel was a perfect way to finish a three week trip to the Philippines. The staff were fantastic, friendly and accommodating and had plenty of advice. The rooms were just as I imagined - clean and comfortable. There are plenty of things that you can do - snorkeling, kayaking, hiking or just lay on the beach or in the hammocks reading and watching the sunsets. There are slight improvements that could be made. My biggest gripe was having to pay for the boat to and from the island 3,000peso return, this should be included in the ~$200/night accommodation price. The food was also just average (but the Philippines isn't exactly known for its cuisine) We were also hit with a 450peso WWF fee upon checkout that had not been mentioned anywhere on the website previously. However relatively small issues in the scheme of things. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants some downtime and relaxation.
Reviewed March 17, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Shaun from United Kingdom
Couple
Orchid Cottage - 1
Stayed 4 nights in February 2016
A very special resort”
Stunning location, loved watching and cleaning the baby turtles, very peaceful and relaxing
We had such an enjoyable 4 night stay at Secret Paradise Resort! The resort is in a stunning location with beautiful views and sunsets. The staff were very nice and the food was very good too. We thought it was very good value for such a unique and memorable experience watching and cleaning the baby turtles!
Reviewed March 13, 2016
8.3
Excellent
William from United Kingdom
Couple
Orchid Cottage - 2
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016
Splendid Isolation”
The turtles, isolated peaceful location, variety of activities.
The long journey from Puerto Princessa was totally worth it! This resort is tranquil, exclusive and lives up to its name - Secret Paradise. We loved it and would not hesitate to book again here. The one main concern we had was with the poor quality of the food that was available at lunch/dinner time, (breakfast was good though). They did however pull out all the stops for our "special occasion" meal. We had a lovely evening - thank you to Pong and the resort manager. I would urge everyone to take advantage of their planned trips and activities (island hopping, massage, sauna, special occasion dinner, etc.) as they are all worthwhile. To add the cherry on the cake, on 2 of the 3 nights we were there we witnessed the "birth" of some 117 turtles! Keep up the good work. Much appreciated.
Reviewed February 17, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Callam from Australia
Couple
Orchid Cottage - 2
Stayed 4 nights in December 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!
Reviewed December 31, 2015
8.3
Excellent
kaiwei from Singapore
Couple
Song-bird Honeymoon Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in December 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!!
Reviewed December 13, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
janet from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2015
PARADISE WITH TURTLES - NOWHERE BEATS THIS !”
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!!!
Reviewed July 09, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
mary from Philippines
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in April 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!
Reviewed May 27, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
yhum from Philippines
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in April 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.
Reviewed May 12, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
yhum from Philippines
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in April 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.
Reviewed May 12, 2015
8.3
Excellent
alexander from Netherlands
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014
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!
Reviewed January 05, 2015
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