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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at this resort for 3 days and in general I love this place. A 1 hour boat ride from Port Barton this sanctuary is unique and secluded, boasting a beautifully calm main bay with others also within the resort. You can see the recently beach hatched baby turtle nursery in the bay, go and see during feeding time,...

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Sun Valley, Idaho
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this beautiful place and recommend it to anyone who seeks a breath-taking, tropical natural setting. We stayed in one of the charming, older bungalows. There was power 24/7, air conditioning, housekeeping kept the rooms and bathrooms immaculate and there was more than enough hot water. In the mornings we watched the water buffalo pull a rake along the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Secret Paradise met and exceeded the expectation I had. It is indeed a secret paradise with few accomodation, and an incredible harmony between human presence and nature. Great and professional staff, beautiful scenery, beautiful beach, no disturbance whatsoever. I recommend the villa accomodation which was great. I wish i could have stayed more.

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Hailey, Idaho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner's mission is to make this special place a sanctuary for turtles as well as humans. We stayed seven nights, and could have stayed longer. We saw 300 baby turtlles hatched and released. We snorkeled several hours a day, and kept making new discoveries in the lagoon, seeing mature fish and an amazing variety of animals in the protected...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set within its own two private bays, SPR is really something special. Not so much a location for getting to things-to-do in wider Palawan, but a location to really stay and admire in itself. Snorkelling amongst the shallow reefs in the corals, trying to spot turtles was the highlight for my wife and I - and we did come across...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to relax and escape from crowded cities and civilization, that is the right place for you!!! Nice, clean, relaxing and very quiet romantic place make you feel like you are on your own private island. Good service , staff very helpful and friendly. Great place for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking around the resort, lovely beach with Palms....

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so beautiful and i really wanted to rate it excellent,sorry but i cant. First : worst food i ever tried at a resort,bland and boring.everyday several things unavailable on the menu,tried for 3 days to get a mangoshake; sorry no ice or sorry no mango.Even one day there was no fish available,NO FISH? theres a fishing village...

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

Thank you for your stay in early february and also saying " staff is nice and friendly cottages/bungalows are nice and clean and its a beautiful place so dont hesitate to go there." We are sorry you did not mention the mother and baby turtle that we protect at the resort. In response to your statement that Secret Paradise resort...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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Secret Paradise R, Owner at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and hope to see you again. Warm regards Mark

Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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...

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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: $177 - $421 (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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“Two cottages are on a separate beach insuring privacy, but a longer walk to the dining area.”
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“choose a honeymooon cottage away from the building work.”
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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.”
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