I am writing this a little late, as my boyfriend and I stayed at Secrets St James over the summer, June 2-9 2012. But I was looking at the Facebook page and remembered I never wrote a review for them. We went to celebrate our one year anniversary of just dating and now my standards are extremely high from here on out! This was the BEST vacation we have ever been on! The staff was amazing! So friendly and fun. They remembered us and made us feel comfortable and like family! Kim and Genisis from the entertainment staff had so much fun with us at the St James pool! And I forget his name now, but the bartender at the lobby bar in St James was the man! We went to visit him every night before going to dinner.
And speaking of dinner, there are so many different options, all delicious! I liked that the restaurants all had different types of food, so you could have French one night and Mexican the next, but of course had Jamaican too! They were all delicious but our favorite was Bordeaux, the French one! The steak was amazing! And the service was great too. They tell you when you arrive you do not need reservations to anywhere, but that is not exactly the case. You do need one at the Japanese place, Himhisu, if you want the Teppanyaki, when they cook in front of you. Also, there is usually a wait at all the restaurants, especially if you want to eat inside, so get there a little before you are starving. We always ate outside to enjoy the live entertainment and do a little people watching.
The rooms were really nice and room service was great. We had to go back to the room a few times one day while they were in the middle of cleaning it, but they did not mind. The grounds of the whole resort were beautiful and well kept as they worked on them every day. But what made this vacation the best, really was the staff! They were all so friendly, saying hello to everyone they walked by, and would enjoy having fun and interacting with you. "Boston Chris" was known throughout the resort while we were there and we loved them all! We made great memories as well as met some lifelong friends during our stay. Every time anyone mentions they want to go on vacation, I recommend Secret St James in Jamaica! We sent our friends for their honeymoon who also loved it! I can't wait to some day go back!!