My husband and I stayed Oct 16-21 and had the most incredible time. Everything went smoothly and I still cannot believe how amazing everything was. As soon we arrived and were greeted by the bellman we felt special and well cared for. We went to grab our suitcases and he responded "whoa whoa whoa what are you doing, you don't have a work permit here in Jamaica" which gave us all quite a laugh. We were quickly handed a chilled towel which felt so nice and a mimosa for me and a beer for my husband. Our room was on the second floor and I was quite pleased with the view. Everywhere you look on the grounds of St. James and Wild Orchid there is something beautiful to see. The room was clean and the AC was refreshing. The mini fridge was stocked and we had a tray of cheese and crackers waiting for us which was lovely as we were hungry after traveling, I believe part of the honeymoon package. We quickly put our suits on and were on the beach within an hour of our plane landing. Heaven. We enjoyed the beach very much. We just sat in the ocean much of the time. We never had a problem getting something to drink on the beach. The staff is truly wonderful. The watersports guys are funny and helpful. The restaurants we tried were the Oceana(so good, loved the local fish), Portofino(not my favorite meal but the service more than made up for it), Blue Mountian(so delicious! Tied for my favorite, the shrimp appetizer is so delicious! As well as the ginger lemongrass dressing on one of the salads, And the coffee ice cream!), the surf and turf buffet was so delicious! I wish they would have had more shrimp and chicken as I don't eat much seafood but I tried lobster tail and it was delicious :), the last night we tried Bordeaux and it was so delicious, the best food I've ever eaten, the fondue was so good, the entree of steak and lobster was delicious, and the creme brûlée was the perfect finish. The breakfast buffet was perfect. You will not go hungry at this resort. And do not miss the jerk chicken! We ate it every single day for lunch. If you like spice, ask for the sauce on top. The drinks were always excellent! My favorite became the island paradise. The piano bar was really nice. And the PACE band is a must see! We really enjoyed the comedy in the middle too. I read the reviews on Trip Advisor daily while planning where to go on our trip and while waiting for the trip to arrive and I commented to my husband numerous times while there that I couldn't believe that anyone could speak badly about the resort. We were impressed from start to finish. It was the best all inclusive I have ever stayed at and we sincerely cannot wait to return!
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- Secrets St James Hotel Montego Bay
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