Secret Harbour Beach Resort3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Lovely stay & location away from the busy Red Hook area. Beautiful resort! Condo was nicely updated. Quieter resort, but beautiful, if that is what you're looking for.
Loved this place!! Nice views & our 2 bedroom ocean view suite was awesome!!
Everything I had hoped for..our Studio was spacious & perfect for us... A Senior couple. Fine King bed; small fully equipped kitchen, large TV & WIFI included. All this and a beautiful beach steps for our patio. Low key, but friendly Grille on site.
If you like to snorkel, relax on a breathtaking white sand beach this is the place to stay! Snorkeling directly off the beach was fantastic. Chairs and towels readily available. Trees provide great shade for those who need to stay in the shade, like me! Sunny open spots are available. We had a Studio unit on a corner first floor. This was splendid. We walked directly out onto the beach. The room was clean and comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cookware. Refrigerator and stove available. Lovely patio to enjoy coffee in the morning. Each unit is individually owned and decorated. So each room will be different. Food at the restaurant was very good. There was variety on the menu. The bar drinks were great. The view of the beach and water from the table while eating were relaxing and beautiful. I did not see the pool. It is shared with another complex and not easily accessible from the beach. This is a disappointment for me, I love a pool. However, this will not deter our return to this idyllic beach resort!
It's ok. not the ritz. But nice not to worry bout kids tearing anything up. Nice on the beach. Most fouled up wiring configuration I have ever seen for lights and appliances plugs etc.
Great value for the money... Very nice resort with awesome views and very cordial staff.
Clean fresh and a friendly staff. Have visited many times and always enjoyed it. However the secret is out and we had to deal with cruise ship excursions that made a comfortable beach very crowded.
Probably my favorite location of the island. Pros: good amenities, very nice beach, beautiful views, nice people in reception, in restaurant staff. Cons: Insects, room service stuff is not awfully friendly on average, but that's a norm for the island,
I found this hotel through searches on the internet. It was absolutely fabulous. I did not realize it was a "condo hotel" and actually did not expect the full apartment I got. It was clean and beautifully decorated. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very nice gentleman who offered us a rum punch. The location can't be better as it is in a spectacular bay.
Secret Harbor is a comfortable hotel in a nice private location. There are plenty of chairs and umbrellas but no water toys except for rental. Snorkeling is good with reefs just off the beach and lots of fish. The one bedroom condo was dated but just steps from the beach. The rooms were very clean and maid service was good. Staff was very competent. When booking ask for a ground floor in building three. You step out on the beach but building three is elevated so your are not in a fish bowl.
Very nice staff. Beautiful views, beach, snorkeling awesome. The bar and restaurant were very good and the bar side food very good. Room clean and maintained every day. Wonderful property and very clean. Staff always willing to assist. Perfect tropical location not overly busy but busy enough to feel exciting. Great harbor /bay location. Will be back again for sure.
When we arrived at the hotel we were a little concerned by the drabness of the lobby and the sullenness of the desk staff. It seemed to me that some of the employees were ill-suited to the hospitality industry. On arriving at our suite however, those initial impressions faded quickly as we stepped out on the veranda overlooking a beautiful bay and a warm, inviting beach. We quickly shed our travel clothes and grabbed our snorkel gear and began what was to be the best week of fun and relaxation we've had in a long time. The suite was clean and well appointed with all the usual amenities though I thought the bathroom was in need of some renovation. There was one minor issue that we encountered with the suite and that was immediately resolved by the hotel. Each of the suites is privately owned but managed by the hotel so there is some element of chance in the degree of comfort you'll find but all in all, it worked well for us. There were no laundry facilities within the suite or the hotel which was a little inconvenient but again, not a deal breaker. The location is quite secluded and best suited for couples and people with young families. If you are vacationing with teenagers or young adults, they probably would hate the tranquility of this location. The resort has an excellent restaurant and we ate there several times. There are many good restaurants on the Island and St. John's is a quick ferry ride away so we had no shortage of variety. There is a dive shop at the resort that also arranges boating activities and they did an amazing job organizing a day on a sail boat for us that was just what we were looking for. You can rent cars or rely on taxis to get you around. We had called the hotel before we arrived and they recommended that unless we planned to do a lot of driving, we'd be better off with taxis. We took their advice and didn't regret it. The roads are narrow, the cars are all left hand drive and they drive on the left hand side of the road - not a stress reducing combination. In contrast, the taxis are inexpensive (you pay per person, not per ride), readily available and, with the right driver, can provide an impromptu tour guide for the island. There are many good beaches on the islands and we visited several. But ultimately, the beach at this resort offered the best balance of sand, sun, swim and snorkeling.
The physical setting is outstanding. Our room was a "roo" not a studio or bedroom apartment and was probably the lowest quality (cheapest) offered - and we loved it. Great view, clean and comfortable . Hotel staff was 90% attentive and helpful. Two restaurants provided great, really great food. Beach chairs and towels and waiter service was excellent. The dive shop - Aqua Action is very helpful.
This is our second visit this year and could not have been more pleased. Everything went very well. The beach, the water, and snorkeling was super. We had great taxi service and used the same guy every day for local trips. Taking a private taxi from the airport was definitely worth it since it allowed us to stop by the grocery to stock up before checking in at Secret Harbor.
We found our unit very outdated. With that being said we were right on the beach with a perfect view. The beach was beautiful, with full on beach service. In the end we did not come to the island to stay in our room, so it was a perfect spot for a couple looking to swim, snorkel(one of the best beaches on the island for snorkeling) and sun bath. The distance to Red Hook was less than 5 minutes by taxi. We went over to St. John twice during our 4 night stay. We would definitely go back. The staff was incredibly helpful, and hospitable.
I was looking for a beach front hotel with walk-in snorkeling and a restaurant on-site. I got all of the above. The beach was right outside of my room and the number of people on the beach was perfect: it was easy to get a beach chair and find a good spot. The staff was very diligent about making it a pleasant, clean and relaxing experience: everyone was wonderful. The snorkeling was great and the rental shop was a short walk down the beach. The 2 restaurants were perfect: one was casual but delicious and well-priced. The second was more formal, fine dining and was the perfect way to end my trip. I had a wonderful time and hope to make this an annual visit.
This was my 2nd stay at Secret Harbour. The hotel/restaurant/bar have received a facelift since my last visit 2 yrs ago. They did a great job! The resort is well maintained and the food was wonderful. Some of the same staff members were still there and unlike some places on the island, always gracious and helpful. It is the perfect spot for someone looking for a great spot to snorkel/dive (great dive shop with friendly helpful staff), hang out at the beautiful beach, eat some great food and have easy access to the Red Hook ferry and not be subjected to the cruise ship mess. If you want a Ritz Carlton, don't go here but why would you go to the Caribbean anyway? This is a great find with a congenial island feel. As a solo female traveler who loves the Caribbean, I felt safe and was able to completely relax. Thanks!
My husband and I spent a week at Secret Harbor the first of October 2013. Room was the largest room I have ever stayed in. Nicely decorated, bathroom had been recently updated and was very nice. Beach and snorkeling were wonderful. Would definitely return. Cheryl and Paul
When arriving the staff were very friendly and helpful! The location is great. Room was great with an awesome view on second level with patio and kitchen. The room was a little outdated and bed wasn't very comfy. Each room at this resort is owned by individuals so it's kinda a gamble at what you might get. Stay in beachfront suites because have your own stairway to the beach. It was a secluded beach and maybe will have a few cruise passengers come visit but there were not many people there. Water is gorgeous and clear. Great snorkeling. Restaurants at hotel were on the water and food was excellent!
We needed time away and Secret Harbour is just what the doctor ordered. We had the best time ever. The food was amazing. The staff understood what vacations really mean and made us feel so comfortable from the moment we arrived. The water was great and the beach is so clean and maintained. Next years plans are already in place; Secret Harbour 2014!!
Located in Nazareth, Secret Harbour Beach Resort is adjacent to Secret Harbour Beach and within a mile (2 km) of American Yacht Harbor. This 48-room, 3.5-star condo resort has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. It's on the beach and also near Coki Beach and Sapphire Beach.
Enjoy dining at Sunset Grille, one of 2 onsite restaurants. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 11 AM.
The 48 individually decorated condos feature kitchens and furnished balconies or patios. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include iPod docks, coffee makers, and ceiling fans.
Guests of Secret Harbour Beach Resort have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and outdoor tennis courts. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach condominium resort include free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a gift shop.