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“BEST VACAY EVER” 5 of 5 stars
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Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
4.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Montego Bay, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #9 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“BEST VACAY EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We absolutely loved this property! We both celebrated our birthdays and knew we wanted to travel to Jamaica but never knew we would have such a a great experience. The food was amazing and the staff was phenomenal! Venesa with the entertainment team went above and beyond for us when my fiancé lost his bracelet. Every time seeing her afterwards seemed like we were truly connected. Norman did a great job with giving us a tour of Monetgo Bay with tons of facts and pit stops along the way to and from Hip Strip. And our bellboy Garfield continuously made us laugh. The entire atmosphere was excellent. Though I only remember a few names from the staff, everyone there had great attitudes and were extremely helpful and jolly. The food was amazing! We enjoy our Asian cuisine with our singer/cook Marlon. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. I wished we could have stayed longer. We are already planning our trip for next year and will be guaranteed at a Secrets location!

Room Tip: Make sure your room is oceanfront!
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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9 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Long overdue review,We have visited this Secrets property on 4 different occassions in the last 3 years and each time was a perfect getaway.The property is beautiful and well maintained,the food above the norm for all Inclusive.The staff ,among the best and most sincere we've encountered (Shout out to Kevin@ front desk,and congrats on his promotion)This property will not disappoint ,In fact, I recommended it and accompanied 60 people this past Jan. on a work related incentive.....Dont miss it!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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, May 20, 2014
Dear Valued Guest:

We do appreciate that you have taken the time to post your review to Trip Advisor and we are certainly pleased that your 4th visit with us did not disappoint.

As we have a active and very effective staff recognition program, kindly note that your review has been forwarded to the Human Resources Department so that Kevin's file can be duly updated. His promotion is well deserved as he is an extremely hard worker who exemplifies that attributes that, as a Management Team, we hope that all employees will seek to replicate.

Once again our many thanks for your review and we look forward to hosting you yet again on your 5th trip!!

Very best regards,

Caulette Mornan
Social Networking/eConcierge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We spent a week here in early May. We had an excellent time! The rooms are great, food is excellent and Leo A. on the beach made the stay fantastic. Leo's service made our week even more enjoyable and relaxing. We didn't have to worry about anything with Leo around!!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed here for our honeymoon at the beginning of may and are so glad we chose to come here. We were genuinely sad to leave.

Resort
This resort is beautiful. White sand beaches and crystal clear water and lush green grounds with beautiful trees and flowers. There is so much wildlife around too- hummingbirds, stingrays, starfish, lots of fish swimming around your feet. The wildlife walk which leaves every morning is well worth doing. Elaine was an excellent guide and the tour made you really appreciate all the beauty in the resort. It also showed you which way to walk back to your room in the evening to smell the gorgeous midnight jasmine!
There is an army of landscapers around every day to maintain the resort, and who are happy to have a chat and a laugh. Special mention to Rayan, who was only too happy to climb a tree and get us a fresh coconut! Much appreciated to cool us down from the heat!
Another special mention to Omar who looks after Bob and Rita the two beautiful parrots, who was happy to chat about and let us hold the parrots.

Rooms
Fab room, lots of space and all have ocean views. Great daily maid and turn down service. Only downside with our room is it was above the pool with the swim up bar so was very noisy all day. 

Service
Faultless- all staff are pleased to serve and assist you.

Food
Generally very good. We would recommend avoiding the italian restaurant as the standard here on the night we visited was much lower than the other restaurants. The food in the Italian was uninspiring and not full of flavour. My chicken dish was served stone cold too. The japenese is superb and fun- you must book a chefs table! The French was really tasty with impeccable service. Blue mountain, the Jamaican, we visited twice as we enjoyed the authentic food- try the curried goat, it is delicious! And of course the jerk chicken BBQ on the beach- amazing!

General
This resort really is all inclusive- all food, drinks from the bar, snacks on the beach and water coolers with bottled water were all along the beach. However the only negative we found was the resort is very americanised. The music and entertainment is all American, we would have loved more Jamaican music, and more of a Jamaican vibe, this is the only thing that would put us off returning- more of a Jamaican, rather than American experience would have been better.

Excursions
The resort offers lots of activities but you can book more through companies at the hotel. Dolphin cove was great and good value for money. The luminous lagoon was good, but very pricey for what it was.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Macon MO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Secrets Wild Orchid. The food choices were excellent, the drinks flowed non-stop, the sun shone until the afternoon rains (we did come during rainy season, after all), then the skies cleared for late afternoon/evening. Nothing the resort can do about the weather, but there was plenty of entertainment if an afternoon nap wasn't sufficient to outlast the weather.

Our favorite dining was Seaside Grill (various meat selections and our favorite waiter, Nicholi), Portofino (Italian), and the breakfast buffet. In the Preferred Club lounge, breakfast items or appetizer/hors d'oeuvre and dessert choices were available throughout each day as well.

Preferred Club beach/pool area was perfect for a relaxing day, but the activities at the other pools were always available. Make sure to try the jerk chicken from the cart vendor that strolls the sidewalk between resort and beach each day at noon. And check out Roach's Jamaican cooking class to learn how to make jerk and speak a little patois ("watguan")

We want to thank CC, our concierge at the Preferred Club, the wait staff who kept the drinks coming at the beach/pool - Kerry Ann, Karen, Avion and Erika at the Barracuda Bar who kept us well lubricated throughout the day, and also a shoutout to Shelldon at Bordeaux and the previously mentioned Nicholi at Seaside Grill. Everyone was so pleasant and accommodating - it made our stay a true pleasure.

Room Tip: The preferred side includes mini bar, 24/7 room service and a quieter beach/pool area. HIghly recomm...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I Love Secrets Wild Orchid! This is our second time there and it was good to be back home. Everything was excellent! From the moment of check in to the day we left we were treated like family. Sharone helped make that go as quickly as possible. Some of the staff remembered us from our previous stay. Our butlers Petrona and Dalton was an added bonus to our room. They made reservations for us for dinner and found us the perfect chair at the beach. The one day it rained and came up to find a tub filled wih bubbles and rose petals. Our room was beautiful and the view was amazing. The food is excellent. My favorite this time was lobster fest on Saturday night! they were delicious. We had excellent food in the French restaurant and Manly our server was so much fun!! Loved the Japanese restaurant. The food was excellent there too! Julia the manager always made sure everything was going well. Loved chating with here. Thank again Mr Huhn for hosting us again. God willing we will be back soon!

Room Tip: Love the preferred club! I have problems walking and this resort meets with our needs.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Erial, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Just got back from Secrets Wild Orchid with my friends Michelle, Walt, my sister Mary, and my wife and I. We had a blast ! The staff treated us like family, from the bartender Andrew, to Sparks who was with the entertainment staff. The waiters that service the pool area were the most memorable of all. Kadeeshia was really great, she would have our drinks ready as soon as she saw us arrive at the pool. But the staff member that will never be forgotten is Leo, he showed us much love with his crazy personality, he really adds entertainment in the pool area. We plan to return in October, can't wait to see the staff mentioned above.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#7 Business Hotel in Montego Bay
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#8 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
#10 Family Hotel in Montego Bay
#13 Romantic Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 350
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