GingerScoop: A Fairy Tale Night At El Secreto On Ambergris Caye, Belize

I got invited to head almost 10 miles north to the new private, luxurious resort of El Secreto. I jumped at the chance to experience something new. Wow. That is all I can say about the evening. The pictures do not do the resort justice. It was absolutely amazing.I truly felt like a movie star. Here’s how it went….We were picked up at the Amigos del Mar dock on their “employee boat” at 6:30pm. It is a free service to and from the resort that leaves at specific times. A free boat ride 10 miles north? Who could complain.

The ride took about 25 minutes and playing the game of “what resort is that?” on the way up made the time go much faster. When we arrived, the dock was lit up by iridescent purple lights and I knew the night was going to be one I would not forget.

We were welcomed by an entourage of employees and we each had our own “flashlight leader”. Yes, that is right, we each had our own person that held a flashlight up the dock so we could see where we were walking. True service.

The resort consists of 13 private cabanas, all focused on serving couples. If you do the math, that is a max of 26 for the entire resort. Pure privacy. Romance. Relaxation.

Each cabana has their own outdoor Jacuzzi and the Presidential Suite was extra large. I could have moved in immediately. Your own pool that flows into the Jacuzzi. Private massage room with sliding doors opening to your pool. An outdoor shower. What more could you want?

The view of the dock from the restuarant.

Each couple, when they check in, receive an iTouch that controls everything in your cabana, including unlocking the door, controlling the air conditioner, television, lights. This is totally not Belize, but I was buying in. I wanted that iTouch.

The attention to detail was insane-from the special mosquito repellent spritzers that sprayed every so often, to the mens’ and womens’ hats hung in the entrances of the respective restrooms, to the leather covered menus. You could tell someone put serious love into the design of El Secreto.

World’s largest candle?

We sat down for dinner. My selections: blue cheese salad, four cheese fettucini, and banana cheesecake. The prices were much more reasonable than I had anticipated, both for the meal and for the drinks.

If you are wanting a private, luxurious, waited on hand and foot, experience on Ambergris Caye, El Secreto can cover all of those needs. I truly felt like I was in a fairytale. Only hoping I can make it back to sleep in one of those cabanas and be given an iTouch.

Thanks Ginger…as always if you want to stop in and say hi to Krista, you can find her at Crazy Canuck’s every single day.  And…I can’t believe I could not make it on this trip.  Now that I see these pictures?  I am seriously pissed.

I think I’ll try to make it up (real meaning:  beg them to take me) during the day…




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