Twenty years ago Lee Nyhus felt what can only be called wanderlust, a need to leave her home in the United States and explore the world. For two years Lee’s travels took her to the mysterious and exotic destinations of Turkey, Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. She finally ended up in Japan where she lived for six years where she taught English and studying the art of massage. After a time Lee once again felt the need to see new places and meet new people. She eventually found herself in Placencia, Belize where she fell in love with the peaceful Caribbean Sea and the lush greenery of the little village. Lee found her own piece of paradise, hidden away in the heart of the village, full of beautiful green foliage, sweetly singing birds and an atmosphere of tranquility – a true Secret Garden.
The Secret Garden Day Spa was created because of Lee’s passion for her newly chosen profession and her love of her new home. The peaceful setting lends for a truly soothing and calming spa experience. The first spa established within Placencia Village, the Secret Garden offers a wide range of treatments.
Lee is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters and they are all happy to call Belize their home.