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Secrets Huatulco Reviews: Everything You Need to Know

Secrets Huatulco, a stunning adults-only all-inclusive resort nestled on the secluded coastline of Conejos Bay, offers serenity and romance. With spectacular ocean views, golden sands, and a friendly staff, this resort is a popular choice for romantic getaways and honeymoons in Mexico.

Let’s take a deeper look into what the Secrets Huatulco reviews have to say to help you decide if this is the perfect destination for you.

Secrets Huatulco Reviews: Overview

Set on the pristine sands of Conejos Bay, Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is an idyllic retreat that combines natural beauty with a wide range of amenities. The serene atmosphere allows guests to unwind and relax, whether strolling the breathtaking beach, lounging by a pool, or indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment.

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is part of the World of Hyatt Collection and offers its Unlimited Luxury package, which includes all meals and drinks, top-tier service, WiFi, a plethora of complimentary activities and entertainment, and 24-hour room service.

There are plenty of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico to choose from, but one benefit of Secrets Huatulco is its idyllic location. Situated south of Oaxaca, it’s a fairly remote and unique spot that feels nice and private.

With a TripAdvisor rating of 4.5, Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa reviews are mostly 4-5 stars. Guests especially like the beach, location, and service. However, some Secrets Huatulco reviews noted that the resort could use some updating, and some guests didn’t like the lack of air conditioning in common areas. Guests also recommended bringing mosquito repellant.

Secrets Huatulco Reviews: Rooms and Suites

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa offers 399 suites, each with lovely ocean views, a hot tub for two, a private terrace or balcony, a complimentary mini-bar, and WiFi. Some Secrets Huatulco reviews found the rooms to be dated and in need of renovation. 

There isn’t a huge variety of suites at this resort, but popular types include the Junior Suite Ocean Front and the Junior Suite With Hot Tub. Both room options come with either a king size bed or two double beds and can accommodate up to two guests each. Both also have private furnished balconies with beautiful ocean views. 

The Junior Suite Ocean Front offers views of the beach and oceanfront, while The Junior Suite with Hot Tub boasts wide ocean views, a little more floor space, and a private hot tub on the balcony.

You have the option of upgrading to Preferred Club suites for additional types such as swim-up suites, but some Secrets Huatulco reviews advised against doing that, saying that the benefits here were more limited than other Secrets resorts, so they didn’t feel it was worth it. 

Secrets Huatulco Reviews: Food & Drink

Secrets Huatulco offers a diverse range of cuisines to suit everyone. With no reservations required, guests can enjoy 7 a la carte gourmet restaurants, a buffet, and a 24-hour cafe.

While many Secrets Huatulco reviews are positive about the food quality, some didn’t feel it was up to 5-star standards. Multiple guests were not pleased with the dress code requirements for dinner at the restaurants (long pants, collared shirts, and dress shoes for men). 

Also, some experienced long waits, and were not happy that not all restaurants were open every night. Additionally, some Secrets Huatulco reviews said that the liquor selection was very limited and not top quality.

Secrets Huatulco Restaurants

Barefoot Grill

This casual restaurant is perfect for light bites at lunchtime. Open 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Barefoot Grill serves snacks and drinks and is conveniently located by the pool for a midday pick me up.


This elegant restaurant is open from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. and serves up a la carte French cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. They have a great on-site wine cellar, offering more than 200 varieties of wine and over 2000 bottles including 10+ years of aging in oak barrels and fine champagnes. Additional costs may apply for some of these wines, so be sure to double-check what is included in your all-inclusive package with your wait staff.


Open from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. for lunch, and again from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. for dinner, Castaways is a covered, open-air restaurant with views of the ocean which serves grilled steaks and specialties.


Cincin is a modern Italian restaurant with an avant-garde interior. Here you can find all the flavors of the Mediterranean and Italy, open from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Coco Cafe

Coco Cafe is the one-stop shop for all your coffee pick-me-ups and late-night snacking needs. Open between 7 a.m and 11 p.m., and again for late-night bites from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Market Cafe

This international buffet is open from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. for breakfast, and again for lunch at 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. It serves both international specialties and classics in a timeless modern setting.


Open 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., Oceana serves seafood, grilled steaks, and specialties in both indoor and outdoor settings.


Another a la carte option for dinner open 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. is Spice, the resort’s signature pan-Asian restaurant, with a sophisticated interior that pays homage to Asian dining customs.


Open from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., Tamarindo is a casual yet elegant Mexican restaurant with a festive and cozy atmosphere.

Secrets Huatulco Bars

There’s a great selection of bars to be enjoyed at Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa, no matter the time of day or occasion.

If you’re lounging by the pool, you may want to check out Barracuda Pool and beach bar, the  swim-up Marlin, or the poolside Sugar Reef.

Looking for something to do in the evening? Desires is a contemporary music lounge with DJ, dance floor, and outdoor fire pit.

You can also have a quiet drink at the Rendezvous lobby bar, enjoy nightly entertainment in the theater with a drink in hand courtesy of the Theater Bar, and take in panoramic views from the open-air lounge Sky Bar. 

Secrets Huatulco Reviews: Beach

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is nestled along a stunning 300-meter golden sand beach in  Conejos Bay. It’s a tranquil stretch that feels almost entirely private, and features a calm swimming area. Secrets Huatulco reviews rave about the beauty, cleanliness, and peaceful nature of the beach.

Secrets Huatulco Reviews: Pools

There are two pools here, both overlooking the water; one is more tranquil and the other more active, with a swim-up bar and pool volleyball net. The pools are heated from December through March. There’s also an outdoor hot tub. 

Most Secrets Huatulco reviews were pleased with the pools, although some noted maintenance issues and some guests had trouble getting lounge chairs.

Secrets Huatulco Reviews: Activities & Entertainment

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa offers an array of activities and entertainment options to suit every interest. From beach volleyball and water aerobics to yoga classes and spa treatments, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, including nonmotorized watersports and tennis.

When it comes to entertainment, there is plenty both day and night, including live musical performances, theme nights and beach parties, shows in the theater, a weekly manager’s cocktail party, movies under the stars, and meet the chefs’ tour and tasting sessions. Secrets Huatulco reviews were very complimentary about the quality of the entertainment and the enthusiasm of the staff.

There are also offsite excursions that can be booked (and cost extra). Spa services are extra as well.

Secrets Huatulco Reviews: Romance Packages

For couples seeking a romantic getaway or a dream destination wedding, Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa offers a range of romance packages. These range from a variety of wedding packages to add-ons that offer perks like turndown service and couples’ massages.

A great way to add a little extra romance to your special vacation is with a private dinner. Guests purchasing this upgrade can enjoy a private dinner for two and a delicious menu served exclusively at an appointed spot at the resort. Just be sure to reserve this special dinner in advance with the resort’s concierge.

Secrets Huatulco Reviews: What’s Included?

At Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa, the all-inclusive package means that everything you need is included, including meals and drinks, activities, entertainment, and Wifi. 

Some drinks (such as those from the wine cellar), spa services, and excursions come at an extra cost though, so be sure to budget accordingly for what you want to experience during your vacation. Also, Secrets Huatulco reviews note that tips are not included, so bring cash along for those.

Secrets Huatulco Reviews: Location

Located just south of Oaxaca, Secrets Huatulco is in a quiet and naturally beautiful part of Mexico. If you’re looking for a getaway without the hustle and bustle of major cities or tourist attractions, then Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa could be the perfect spot for you.

While this is a more remote area, the resort is just 30 minutes from the airport.

Secrets Huatulco Reviews: Conclusion

Secrets Huatulco is set along a peaceful stretch of beach, and guests agree that the location is breathtaking. They also praise the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, as well as the entertainment. Secrets Huatulco reviews are mixed on most other things, however, with some guests being very happy with their stay but others having issues with their rooms, the food, and their overall experience.

If you’re not sure whether this is the best Secrets resort for you, here are some articles that may help: 5 Best Secrets Resorts in Mexico, 10 Best Secrets Resorts, Secrets Akumal Reviews, Impression by Secrets Isla Mujeres Reviews, and Secrets vs. Sandals.

You may also want to talk to a Secrets travel agent for expert guidance.