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Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
4.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Montego Bay, Jamaica   |  
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Horsham, England
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“Wedding in the Resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

My daughter recently got married in this Resort. We booked everything through Virgin Holidays in the UK and this Special Package included a basic Free Wedding Package. The Wedding Co-Ordinator in Montego Bay was very helpful however there are many extra charges including covers for the seats, some drapings on the gazebo plus others. You do get a free Wedding Cake, 2 bottles of fizzy wines and the bride's bouquet. We had our doubts with the Marriage Ceremony however the Minister was excellent and a Christian service. The photographer was very good and took 388 photos. My daughter was originally going to select 50 photos however in the end she had to go for the CD, which is costly! Our suite should be an ocean view, however there is a big coconut tree in front of the balcony and obstructed most of the view. We were very tired when we checked in after a long flight and with the wedding to sort out, we did not request change of room. Saying that, we should have been advised at check in. Other than that, the room was excellent and spacious but the lightening was quite dark. We tried most of the restaurants and all very high standards. If you are on the beach, do try the spicy Jerk Chicken and the fresh coconut. You do not have a "Make Up Room" sign and a couple of occasions we will out for a couple of hours and the room had not been cleaned. We would not hesitate to recommend this Resort to our families and friends.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I headed off to Jamacia for a much needed vacation. We stayed at Secrets Wild Orchids and had pretty high hopes after reading reviews and checking the hotel out online. The room was a bit disappointing although the bd was quite comfortable. You couldn't adjust the temperature down and it was always hot in the room. There was a ceiling fan but it wasn't over the bed so sleeping was always sweaty. We arrived at around 3 on Sunday. The first few restaurants we went to had stopped serving and no one seemed to know what restaurant was open....this happened several times on the trip. There were only 2 restaurants that allowed for casual dress which included shorts and flip flops. All other restaurants required long pants for men and open toed shoes were not allowed. We both dress professionally 5 days a week and were looking forward to a relaxed dress code while on vacation. Wifi which you had to pay for was extremely slow and dropped us numerous times. We took a trip with a driver named Mackey who was absolutely awesome!! We drove pass Half Moon which looked nice. I will make sure to ask about dress code, pool closing times which by the way at this resort was 6 pm, and thermostat control before booking my next resort stay. Lesson learned.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Spanish Town, Saint Catherine, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

My boyfriend and I went there for his birthday and the staff there made it a memorable one. The atmosphere and ambiance is unforgetable!! The resort is very CLEAN and tidy. I do recommend this hotel to all my friends, family and anyone thinking to visit in the near future. It will be worth the while!!!!


p.s They have the best Staff.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SWO_STJconcierge, Manager at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear Valued Guest:

We thank you for taking the time to post your review to Trip Advisor and we are so happy to hear that you both had a 'memorable' birthday vacation here with us at Secrets Wild Orchid.

We are also happy to know that you were impressed by the cleanliness of our Resort and we are indeed pleased to know that the atmosphere and ambiance is 'unforgettable'.

It will be our pleasure to be of service to you and certainly look forward to a return visit.

Warm regards,
Caulette Mornan
Social Networking/Econcierge
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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Where to begin? My wife and I, along with our best friends, had a smooth flight down on Airtran with a nonstop flight. On arrival, we met with JTL Tours for our transfer to Wild Orchid with no issues. When we checked in we were given our drinks of choice. Patricia assisted my wife and I with getting our room and she was so nice and quick we were upstairs in a matter of minutes. We hit the beach that afternoon and the next day to enjoy the beach and service with our refreshments. On Monday, we booked a 1/2 day trip to Dunn's River Falls for Tuesday through JTL Tours. The bus to transport us to the Falls was scheduled to arrive at 8 am, but didn't show up until after 8:30. We finally headed out with stops at other resorts to pick up others for the same trip and arrived at the Falls over 2 hours later. We climbed the falls and left to head back around 1 pm, with a stop at Discovery Bay for about 1/2 hour. After letting the others off at their resorts we made it back to Wild Orchid after an 8 hour day, not what we wanted to do the whole day since we had booked a 1/2 day trip, so much for the beach time on Tuesday. On Wednesday, my wife and I had booked a Zip-line adventure with Chukka and had the best time. The fellows working the Zip-line were friendly, professional and made everyone feel at home I just wish I could remember their names, although one was named King. If you have the time, book this, you won't be disappointed.
On Thursday, we utilized the spa at Wild Orchid, and WOW, what an experience. This is a must for the water treatment and relaxing massage you receive. We checked out on Friday with Kevin assisting us, he was very nice, friendly and professional. During our stay, Anthony at the Barracuda Bar, Kurt of Maintainance, Gwendelyn, our room attendent and Owen from the front were wonderful smiling, talkative and just like old friends. We missed Wild Orchid from the moment we got on the transport bus back to the airport. The buffet for breakfast and lunch had a wide variety of food. The snack shacks were good for hunger pains, the surf and turf night for dinner was wonderful. We will definitely be back again next year. My only concern with Wild Orchid, which is probably petty, is we were repeat guests from the previous year but were never acknowledged that fact, although our accompaning couple were. Wild Orchid is like a piece of paradise for us with the way we are always treated. This really is a home away from home.
At the airport, our nonstop flight was supposed to take off at 1:35 pm, but was delayed by what we were told were mechanical problems. Finally at 6;20 pm our flight arrived from Orlando with the pilot informing us he was called in on his day off to cover for the scheduled pilot due to a family emergency. Come on, we waited at the airport for over 8 hours. Want a family emergency, my wife's father had just passed away that morning at 5:40 am back in Virginia and we thought we would be home by early evening. Not happy at all with Airtran.
Enough of that, please consider Wild Orchid for your next trip and enjoy all they have to offer. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. Thanks Wild Orchid for a wonderful stay, SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR!

Room Tip: Book a room closer to the beach area for the best views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This was the first time my husband & I visited Jamaica & I'm so glad we did. We were at the Wild Orchid from 6/12-6/16 on a short anniversary get away. The resort was "true paradise" & quite beautiful in so many aspects. Our preferred club room & view was breathtaking. We enjoyed a romantic dinner in the main gazebo out in the water....definitely an Anniversary I will never forget. The staff went above & beyond to make our vacation celebration one to remember. Thanks so much to Preferred Club Staff (Clarissa) & (Karen Brown) for all you both did. You're the best! We enjoyed all of the restaurants we went to, evening shows, night club, etc. Our stay at the resort may have been short, but the memories made will last long in our hearts. I can't wait to be "Welcomed Home" once again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SWO_STJconcierge, Manager at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear Valued Guest:

We thank you for choosing Secrets Wild Orchid as your anniversary get away and we are happy to hear that our Resort was 'true paradise' and beautiful in many different ways. It is great to know that your accommodations and view were breathtaking and you enjoyed your romantic dining experience out on the water under the gazebo.

Thank you for allowing us to make your anniversary an unforgettable one. Guest satisfaction is very important to us and it great to hear that our team members went above and beyond to make your stay here with us a great vacation celebration. Your recognition of our staff is greatly appreciated and we do thank you for acknowledging their work.

Our appreciation once again for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we look forward to the pleasure of being of service to you on a future visit.

Warm regards,
Caulette Mornan
Social Networking/Econcierge
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Conover, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My now husband and I went here for our Honeymoon for a week- when we were asked what we would have changed or improved during our stay we could think of absolutely nothing! This resort was absolutely perfect, we upgraded to the Preferred which was worth it to us- we had a 5 minute check in and was ecstatic about our ocean front room, we were exhausted the first few days so we took advantage of the preferred beach and pools which were not crowded at all and were away from the music and people. The rest of our trip we explored the remainder of the resort including the pool for the whole resort that had a swim up bar, we enjoyed the interaction with other couples since this was an adult only resort (definitely the way to go if you don't have kids on your trip!). The food at the resort was amazing- The Bordeaux restaurant was our favorite followed by the Italian restaurant (best lasagna I've ever had!) and the Japenese restaurant--a tip, this is the only restaurant that requires reservations however reservations are only required if you sit at the grill, we went to this restaurant 2 nights and sat outside both times without reservations and the food was great. The Breakfast buffet was also great in the mornings along with ordering room service, room service was quick (30 minutes and your food would be in the room) and great quality. We actually never ate lunch at the buffet place and opted to order appetizers for room service in the afternoons.

The best aspect of this resort was the attitudes of the workers---we did not meet one single person who was not happy to be working there. As typical as it sounds, all questions or requests were answered with "no problem mon" "everythings alright, of course". We brought $1's for tips and glad we did because these people deserved a tip for the service they provided!

When we return to Jamaica we will be returning to Secrets- the property was amazing, all ocean front property with amazing beaches, great service, great food. We were glad we paid the extra money for a resort like Secrets as well as the preferred status.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bowie, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This resort was truly wonderful!!! We loved it so much, we didn't want to leave. My b/f and I just got back from a 4 day trip (clearly not enough time) from Secrets Wild Orchid and we were truly surprised. We loved everything about this all-inclusive resort, starting with it being ADULTS ONLY! We don't have children and we didn't want to be bothered by anyone else's while on vacation, so this was perfect. This is a perfect place for couples, although we did see some families and all girl/guy groups.

Every single staff member we encountered was truly delightful and very helpful. Everything was, "yeah mon" "no worries!" Joseph in guest services treated us like one of the family. Christine, Isabelle and another lady I can't remember her name as of now at the Front Desk were tremendously helpful and welcoming. The pool area, beach area and the grounds were so nicely kept. You have peacocks on the grounds, as well as a few parrots. You have to try the JERK MAN! He pushes a cart of freshly cooked jerk chicken and will chop up white or dark meat for your pleasure. My b/f went to him everyday...he's officially addicted. The drinks were delish, you have to try the Bob Marley, so yummy! Excursions are available for purchase and taxi's are always standing by if you feel the need to go into town. The hotel is about 15 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the "Hip Strip" (Souvenir Shopping) and Margaritaville. We stayed in the PRFERRED CLUB section and I think it was worth the money. We were literally treated like royalty.

Their are a few things that weren't so perfect. For instance, our maid service took forever to clean our rooms daily. Not sure why this was an issue daily, but got kind of annoying. The food here is okay. Not really impressed with any of the breakfast options, but we did like the Portofino Italian Restaurant. The food is just hit or miss. As my b/f kept telling me, stick to what you know. Also, their are an abundance of insects that they spray frequently to control, so bring your bug spray. Not sure what this loud pitched humming noise every night, but it occured nightly. It's so loud, you can hear it in your room. Now that was pretty distracting. I also didn't like the fact that our bathroom wasn't fully enclosed. It's missing a wall, so you don't get complete privacy. Not sure why they didn't just include that extra wall, but oh well. The positives out weight the negatives and no place is perfect. Our room was clean, the beds were comfy, the staff was awesome and the island was beautiful...what more can you ask for?!?!? We're already planning our next stay at Wild Orchid.

Room Tip: Originally I requested a room with a private pool, but it was booked. Thank GOD because the rooms w...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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#5 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
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