Let me say we have been to Jamaica many times but mostly stay in Negril. Since Secrets is so close to the airport we thought we would try it out. It is nice to get off the plane and be on the beach within an hour!
We stayed in the St. James Preferred Club room, 4409. It is a beautiful view off the balcony. See pictures below. We enjoyed the amenities of the preferred club. It was nice to have breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Preferred Club area if we didn't feel like walking over to the restaurants since they are located on the far other end of the property. One night it was pouring down rain and yes you do have to walk outside to get to the restaurants so having another option was nice. We also enjoyed the open bar and fixings. Very convenient!
The king size bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in Jamaica. For some reason the beds tend to be a bit on the firm side, but not at Secrets. We didn't use the jacuzzi tub in the room or on the balcony but if we had stayed longer I'm sure we would have. The shower was WONDERFUL! I loved the larger shower head, like a rain shower. It is nice to have 2 sinks also. The only thing missing was the lighting was a bit subdued when trying to put on makeup. But no worries you are in Jamaica!
I was really expecting average all inclusive food, but I was pleasantly surprised. We are foodies and we were very happy. The highlights: the jerk chicken from the cart at the beach is a MUST. Very good. We had dinner in the Blue Mountain restaurant and really enjoyed it. My husband had the oxtails and I had the escoveitch fish. The pumpkin soup was also very good.
Ok so the beach isn't as nice as Negril's 7 mile beach, but it was still very nice and the water was beautiful with a nice sandy bottom. It is a narrow beach but ample room for all the nice lounge chairs, plus there are 4 pools to choose from as well. The only thing missing was the floats on the beach. I guess I could have carried one down from the pool area, but maybe they don't allow? Not sure. Since this property is on a peninsula you don't have any vendors walking on the beach selling you stuff.
If you are looking for an adults only property with good food, very nice rooms, employees that are friendly and attentive, and a good beach then you will be happy here.
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- Secrets St James Hotel Montego Bay
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