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Secrets St. James Montego Bay

Jamaica

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Visualize this: you awake after a sublime night's sleep on a just-soft-enough mattress. You walk out on your balcony and ... More

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"Enjoyed our stay; pool music quite loud; food OK--not spectacular; rooms lovely; service great." – Anne77
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"Enjoyed our stay; pool music quite loud; food OK--not spectacular; rooms lovely; service great." – Anne77
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Beach at sunset! just add rum st james beach first steak in 20 years July 2013 What we got to wake up to every morning Room in Preferred Area Beautiful resort 4yr anniversary View from Room (the beach is visible, just beyond palms) Amazing Blue Water! Beautiful beach best beach & sun The view from our room beach at sunset great entertainment WE LOVE THIS PLACE Perfect view from our room
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May 11, 2012
Amazing Vacation, Beautiful HUmble People.

OK SO I NEVER POST REVIEWS BUT WE JUST RETURNED LAST NIGHT FROM THE RESORT...WE WERE THERE FOR 5 DAYS celebrating my husband 40th birthday..so where and how do I start..from the time you walk on the property you're treated like KING and Queen (whatever applies) of the Town...They never undermine the fact that you are one of thousands at the resort. Your greeted with a smile and very firm handshake.. before you get a chance to sit down and check in your asked if you like a drink.watersports included with the price you pay for the resort..kayaking, sailing, speed boat, glass bottom boat Ride..The food in some restaurants were much better than other..Seaside grill by the pool on St James side was GREAT!!! for dinner as well as the mexican EL Tapito (?) best meal was the pork chop tender and very tasty...for breakfast at the world cafe the server Oraldo (the singing guy) and kerri Ann serenaded my husband and I with a duet for his 40th bday service was EXceptional.. I mean I can go on and on EVERYTHING was top of the line.. entertainment, grounds keeping, lighting at night, room service was even SUPERB


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From: aTLANTA, gA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 24, 2013
The Perfect Getaway

This is the first vacation that I'd ever just taken with a friend. We planned it, we paid for it, we roomed together. It was the best money we'd ever spent. The rooms are beautiful, and the suite that I had had a beautiful ocean view. The beds are almost obnoxiously comfortable-we ended up taking so many naps just because we made the mistake of sitting on the beds before we did anything, haha! Though we went as friends, the rooms are really made for couples, so there was a loverly jacuzzi, soft robes, a rain shower with a detachable showerhead... all of the perfect *ahem* twosome accomodations. Either way, they were welcome luxuries just the same. Housekeeping and room service are quick and thorough- but you *MUST* have your privacy light on if you don't want to be disturbed. They don't really wait long to come in after knocking, lol. The grounds are absolutely stunning. The beach is immaculate and practically rock free. Go walking at night along the beach- the tropical fish really come out at night! Though you will find your fishy friends in the daytime too, the night is when it really all comes to life. The pools are heated and come with floats you can be nice and lazy on. There are servers who will take your drink orders from the poolside or beachside and then bring them to you. Oh, the drinks! Free-flowing! You've never seen more easily accessible liquor. PACE YOURSELF! The staff are amazing! They are so sweet and crave legitimate conversation, not just tips. And if they love you, you get the inside scoop- best deals for excursions, best food, best spots in Montego Bay off the beaten path, hot island gossip, etc. I definitely recommend spending nights at the piano bar- Rayon and the boys are sweethearts. And if you want to go offsite, your best bet are the red vests that hang about the resort gatways. There is a very, very good chance they will come out a better deal than the resort-organized excursions. The food was delicious. I know that there have been complaints, but look at it this way: the food is just Jamaican versions of the original cuisines. They don't have imported or transplant chefs, lol. They're all Jamaican. For that, the food is excellent, and better if you get seafood or a typical jamaican dish. Otherwise, it's just ok. So yeah, that was my experience. If I had any complaints, they would be the privacy issue, and perhaps the lack of non-couple oriented activities. But both can be fixed by careful use of the privacy light and careful budgting of your excursion money for off-site activities respectively. But honestly, all of the pros outweigh the very few cons. You will have the time of your life here. I promise. :D


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From: New York, NY
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 17, 2014
Great Place, Be cautios

This resort is really nice, clean, and fun. My wife and I came here for our honeymoon and had a blast. They have nightly shows/events that are entertaining. My only issue was at checkout. We had to catch a shuttle to the airport and inorder to get on this, we had to have a checkout card. When I went to get this, the front desk staff said I had to pay my outstanding charges, which I of course was willing. However, the amount they told me was comletely off. They charged me for use of a ipod (which I did not) and told me a massage coupon my wife and I got for viewing the time share tour was not applied. They refunded me the ipod charge, but could not find the coupon we gave them. Then they told me it was only a $60 coupon when in actuality it was a $100. As I tried to explain and them trying to get the spa manager to agree, my shuttle left with my luggage on it to the airport. Needless to say, we had a flight to catch and I paid the amount, but now I have to contend the issue with my credit card company and the resort. Enjoy the resort, but be cautios of the coupons and things you buy there. Keep all the receipts.


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From: Bay Area, CA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 11, 2012
Amazing

My new wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon for 10 days and cannot imagine being in a nicer place. The grounds were immaculate, the staff was excellent, and the food was outstanding. Even though we were there for 10 days, we never felt bored. With the entertainment staff, the watersports, the games, and the casino, there was always something to do. The pools and the beach were beautiful. We decided to upgrade to the preferred club so we could get a nicer room. The regular junior suites were beautiful but since it was our honeymoon, we splurged a bit and upgraded. We had a butler who made all of our dinner reservations and always had our Jacuzzi tubs filled when we came in from dinner. I surprised my wife with the beach side dinner they offer. I'd suggest that everyone take advantage of that. We were so relaxed that we never even felt the need to go to the spa. The adult drinks are plentiful and I found that the more I tipped, the stronger my drinks were. I would come back the this resort in a heatbeat. I would recommend this place for any couple honeymooning or just looking for a romantic getaway. It's a fantastic experience for a fantastic value.


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From: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Secrets St. James Montego Bay offers 350 luxurious suites with upgraded amenities for a truly Unlimited-Luxury® stay.

Room Details

Junior Suite Garden View
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Junior Suite Ocean View
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Junior Suite Ocean Front
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Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View
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Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View Swim-Out...
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What's to Love

Being greeted with sparkling adult beverages and cool towels - a fab treat after enduring the perils (and people) of travel.

Suites in British Colonial decor (luscious cream and warm woods) with epic views of endless teal.

The quiet half-mile, sugar-sand beach with thatched-roof palapas and cushy cabanas.

Oh-so comfy rooms with soft, white robes & slippers, luxury bath amenities, and a Jacuzzi tub. Delicious.

Secrets box for private room service delivery - you don't ever have to see a human if you don't want to.

Melting into stress-smashing treatments like an Aromatherapy Massage and Seaweed Wrap.

Butler phones booked through the Preferred Club - these humans will draw your bath, bring you a coffee, you name it.

Play tennis or bocce ball. Take dance lessons or Euro-Bungee (you're a human slingshot, but it's fun).

 

What We'd Change

Some of the restaurants have dress codes, so pack some dressier frocks. Or, enjoy the outside seating options for a more casual night.

 

Why You Should Go

Only 25 minutes from the airport so you'll be at the resort before you can say "Irie Mon." (It means you're doing well).

Upgrade to the Preferred Club, get better rooms with a pillow menu, afternoon hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and more.

Some of the restaurants have dress codes so make sure you bring your gussied-up duds.

The resort brings in local artisans to display their wares that include beautiful wood carved objets d' art.

Five golf courses are near, one of which is the famed White Witch Golf Course. Pretend you're playing Tiger.

Get wild and watery with all the water sports: kayaking, scuba, Hobie cats and more.

A half hour of snorkeling is FREE!

The wedding/honeymoon packages with wine, fresh flowers and champagne breakfast in bed. Plus a 15% discount on spa treatments.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Dive Shop
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Pool Bar
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Ping Pong
  • Game Room
  • Billiards
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 9 Bars/Lounges
  • Darts
  • Bocce Ball
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Alarm Clock/Radio
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Euro-bungee
  • Jogging Trail
  • Near the beach


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • ATV Rides
  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Parasailing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Watersports Rentals

Map of Local Area

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island, and can provide both a stimulating and tranquil vacation. It has traditions of reggae, rastafarianism, and Jamaican art mingle with modern all-inclusive resorts, fine cuisine, and cosmopolitan shopping.

Secrets St. James Montego Bay

Lot 509A Freeport

+876 953 6600

Hotel Description

Secrets St. James Montego Bay: It's Dripping in Awesome

Visualize this: you awake after a sublime night's sleep on a just-soft-enough mattress. You walk out on your balcony and look to the horizon: there's not a thing but hue after hue of heavenly blue. You take a deep breath, then give yourself a pinch, then say out loud, "Am I really here in all this beyond-my-imagination-island-perfection?"

Answer: Yes. And it's a Jamaica haven you should put at the top of your Bucket List.

Secrets St. James has everything you have ever wanted in an all-inclusive getaway, and so very much more. There's a name for all this awesome - Unlimited-Luxury®. Here's a snapshot of what you get:

  • Unlimited gourmet a la carte dining - nine gourmet restaurants (no reservations needed), plus a coffee bar for your requisite caffeine rush.
  • 24-hour room service - if you wake at 4:13 am and want something, you can get it.
  • Limitless international and domestic top-shelf spirits (applies to natural fruit juices and soft drinks, too. All you can drink).
  • Daily refreshed, complimentary mini-bar. You'll never be parched.
  • Nightly entertainment - weekly theme parties by the pool. Get ready!
  • Pool and beach wait service. (Chilled beverages at your beck and call).
  • No wristbands. (You're not at a sleepaway camp).
  • No gratuities, unless you are so moved.
  • Sip, Savor & See lets you nosh/partay at the neighboring Sunscape resorts (just book by 3pm.)
  • Free Wi-Fi with Unlimited Connectivity - mobile app that lets you stay connected, that is, if you want to.


DINING

Your taste buds will get a work out with 10 enticing restaurants - Italian, Caribbean, Pan-Asian (with tappanyaki grill), International, Seaside Grill, Grill (two!), French, Mexican, and Oceana at the sister resort, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay. Don't miss the Coco cafe for coffee any time you need a jolt. At one stellar restaurant, you can dine 24-hours a day. Check with the front desk to see where you can nosh day and night.

Portofino
Type:
Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Trattoria-style Italian cuisine with indoor and outdoor seating.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

Blue Mountain
Type: Caribbean
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: A la carte Jamaican/Caribbean cuisine.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

Himitsu
Type: Pan-Asian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Oriental and Pan-Asian cuisine with a teppanyaki grill.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

World Cafe
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast- daily, 7am-11am; Lunch- daily, 12:30pm-3:00pm
Description: International cuisine in a buffet setting.
Dress code: Resort casual.

Coco Cafe
Type: Coffee Bar
Hours: Daily, 7am-11pm
Description: Serves coffee, tea and pastries.

Seaside Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, noon-5pm
Description: Enjoy a variety of grilled favorites with ocean views.
Dress code: Resort casual.

Bordeaux
Type: French
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Enjoy fine French delicacies and wine.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

El Patio
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Traditional Mexican cuisine in a Spanish-style cantina.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

Barefoot Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 11am-5pm
Description: Ocean-side grill serving grilled specialties.
Dress code: Resort casual.

Oceana at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
Type:
Grill
Hours: Lunch- daily, noon-5pm; Dinner- daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Open-air restaurant with ocean views, serving steak and grilled specialties. Located at the Secrets Wild Orchid resort.
Dress code for dinner: Casual elegance.

All hours are subject to change.

Dining Policy
All restaurant openings rotate throughout the week. The number of restaurants open for each meal is dependent upon occupancy levels. Additional charges apply for lobster.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Talk about a creative menu of libation-bearing haunts - there are nine: a lounge (with a piano bar), swim-up (three!), beach (two!), sports bar, Cuban-themed lounge (with live music), piano bar (tres chic), juice bar, gaming lounge and finally, a theater with cushy seats, bar service and nightly entertainment. You excited yet?

The Lounge
A stylish piano bar with live music. Daily, 10am-12am.

Manatees Swim-up Bar
Popular swim-up bar serving tropical cocktails. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Marlin Beach Bar
Festive open-air bar offering sandwiches and salads for lunch. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Barracuda Beach Bar
Breezy open-air bar offering sandwiches and salads. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Manatees Bar
Swim-up bar serving drinks and cocktails. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Desires Music Lounge
Cool sports bar featuring flat-screen TVs, DJ and dance floor. Daily, 7pm-1:30am.

Piano Bar
Cuban-themed lounge featuring live music. Daily, 5:30pm-1:00am.

Rendezvous Lobby Bar
Chic piano bar featuring live music. Daily, 10am-1am.

Revive Juice Bar
Idyllic spot for tropical fruit and freshly squeezed juices. Daily, 8am-8pm.

Sugar Reef Pool Bar
Swim-up bar mixing tropical cocktails. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Marlin Bar
Daily, 10am-6pm.

Gaming Lounge
Located in the Promenade featuring video slots, poker, keno and blackjack. Open 24 hours (fees apply).

Theater
7,750-sq ft theater on site, featuring nightly entertainment with comfortable seating and bar service.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Here's the scoop: the half-mile beach is peppered with thatched-roof palapas and cabanas with showers nearby for you to rinse before you hit the pool. Speaking of, there's one that's large and curvy. The other (also big) is for Preferred Club guests, but both feature partial heating. Luckily, the beach and pool are so close you can easily toggle in between them.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Hobie cates
  • Water aerobics
  • Water polo
  • Pool volleyball

Land

  • Tennis
  • Ping-Pong
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bocce ball
  • Billiards
  • Dance lessons
  • Euro-Bungee

Golf
There are 5 championship-caliber golf courses nearby:

  • Cinnamon Hill Golf Course
  • Half Moon Golf Club
  • Three Palms Ocean Course
  • Tryall Golf Club
  • White Witch Golf Course

All off-site golf activities require additional charges.



INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the resort. Guests can also stay in touch with friends and family back home with the interactive Secrets Spa & Resorts mobile app.

SPA SERVICES

Secrets Spa by Pevonia is a full service spa.
  • Massages
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Facials
  • Body treatments
  • Salon services
  • Manicures and pedicures

All spa and salon services require an additional charge, but the resort does offer special Spa Packages that include certain spa treatments and massages.



WEDDING/HONEYMOON

The resort offers a variety of wedding packages and extra services, such as a live wedding band and a photographer or videographer.

Honeymoon Bonus

  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Fresh flowers
  • Turndown service
  • Champagne breakfast in bed
  • 15% discount on Spa treatments
Restrictions apply. You will be required to present a copy of your marriage certificate or wedding invitation at time of check-in.

Please contact the front desk directly for more information.



CHILD CARE

Secrets St. James is an adults-only resort.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Ideally located on the northwest coast of Jamaica, only 25 minutes from Sangster International Airport.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Jul 21-22, 2017.
A 4-night minimum stay is required every year for all arrivals Dec 26-31.

Resort Awards
2014 AAA Four Diamond Award
Rainforest Alliance Verified

Smoking Advisory
Effective July 15, 2013, Jamaica's Health Minister banned smoking in all covered public places on the island.



Deal of the Day Terms and Conditions
By booking the Deal of the Day room you are getting an even bigger discount on your vacation! Please note that by booking this room category we are unable to cancel or modify your hotel stay. Any changes or cancellations to the Deal of the Day room category will be assessed a 100% fee. No refund or credit will be issued for the hotel portion of your reservation.


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