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#442823 - 07/19/12 01:21 PM El Secreto to Open in October
Marty Offline

Above: a rendering of the project

The El Secreto boutique resort in Belize is set to officially open Oct. 1, the company has announced.

The property on Belize’s Ambergris Caye is 11 miles north of San Pedro Town. It consists of 13 freestanding thatched-roof villas on the hotel’s private beachfront enclave.

The El Secreto project is the brainchild of Mexico City-based developers Abraham Roffe and Abraham Saade.

San Pedro is the largest town on Ambergris Caye, which is itself the largest of Belize’s cayes.

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#442914 - 07/20/12 07:12 PM Re: El Secreto to Open in October [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
I've visited the site - IMHO, it's fabulous.
Kudos to the visionary investors who created this amazing place.
If the establishment is run well it will benefit us all.
Can't wait for a Sunday brunch under the magnificent palapa.

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#442937 - 07/20/12 10:58 PM Re: El Secreto to Open in October [Re: Marty]
SimonB Offline
Saw Hector Novello in town this morning (formerly of Jambels) and he is starting this week as F&B Manager.

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#443200 - 07/24/12 08:59 PM Re: El Secreto to Open in October [Re: Marty]
Scott_TN Offline
I thought this was supposed to be a secret.

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#445729 - 09/02/12 02:40 PM Re: El Secreto to Open in October [Re: Marty]
elbert Offline
I like how their design respects the Mangroves!
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#445734 - 09/02/12 09:40 PM Re: El Secreto to Open in October [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
more pics and info here :

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#448094 - 10/05/12 01:38 PM Re: El Secreto to Open in October [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

El Secreto Officially Opens

The El Secreto resort in Belize has officially opened.

The resort, which is located 11 miles from San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye, is accessed by a private 30-minute boat ride from San Pedro Town, the largest town on Ambergris Caye.

The property has 13 thatched-roof stand-alone villas; three of the villas are steps from the ocean; another four feature garden views, and five lake villas surround the property’s salt-water lake.

Each of the villas features a king-size bed, a marble bathroom, an LCD flat-screen television and a private outdoor jacuzzi, among other amenities.

El Secreto also has an IKAL Spa Villa featuring a variety of treatments and its own fresh water pool.

The project comes from Mexico City-based developers Abraham Roffe and Abraham Saade.

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#448106 - 10/05/12 03:05 PM Re: El Secreto to Open in October [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
The photo does not do the place justice.....

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#451026 - 11/13/12 02:35 PM Re: El Secreto to Open in October [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

International travel writers visit El Secreto, Ambergris Caye’s newest luxury resort


El Secreto Resort will no longer be a “secreto” after the new resort hosted a visit from five international travel writers and photographers. The group arrived on November 1st and during their stay, they explored the many activities available for visitors to the island. Representatives from Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Caribbean Living Magazine, Robb Report Exceptional Properties, Nylon Magazine and Recommend Magazine were the five international magazines that were invited to experience “El Secreto” and in addition, get to know more about Ambergris Caye and Belize.

One of the first things the group of five did was to do a flyover over the Great Blue Hole with Maya Island Air. The Blue Hole is a sink-hole cave believed to have been formed when the walls of a cave collapsed. The marine destination is considered one of Belize’s biggest gems, sitting right beside Halfmoon Caye in the Halfmoon Caye Marine Reserve and National Park. Following their flyover, the group was transferred to San Pedro Town and eventually to El Secreto. While on Ambergris Caye, they had the opportunity to snorkel at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and at Shark Ray Ally, one of the most visited marine parks in the country. They were given a tour of the downtown area of San Pedro while visiting some of the popular local spots. The group also had the chance to dine at one of San Pedro’s most popular restaurants, Elvi’s Kitchen.

Andrew Innerarity, Bo Morris, Micheal Harvkey, Paloma Villaverde de Rico and Brooke Showell also had the opportunity to meet with the Mayor of San Pedro, Daniel Guerrero and his wife along with local media personnel at a cocktail reception on Thursday, November 1st at El Secreto Resort. The visiting group mixed and mingled with the local press and learned more about Belize through a video documentary presented by Deborah Gilharry of the Belize Tourism Board. While all five had heard about Belize, none had been here before; and for at least one of them, it was “love at first sight.”

On the evening of Saturday, November 3rd El Secreto hosted a second social event where local media and community leaders had the opportunity to visit the island’s newest resort and mingle with the writers. A beach dinner party was held where guests enjoyed a gourmet meal while treated to live entertainment and traditional Garifuna music with cultural dancers. By the end of the evening folks found themselves barefoot dancing on the beach under a bright moon and testing their skills at doing the limbo.

El Secreto Resort opened its doors in October of 2012 and is located 11 miles north of San Pedro in the far northern part of Ambergris Caye. Of recent, it has received multiple international reviews because of its perfect location, its scenic views, relaxing setting, private accommodations and excellent and exclusive service. To find out how to book your luxury stay, visit them at www.elsecretobelize.com!

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun


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#452359 - 11/30/12 02:48 PM Re: El Secreto to Open in October [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

El Secreto Brings Technology Under a Thatched Roof


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.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more FANTASTIC photos in the Ambergris Today


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