My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Secrets St. James in Montego Bay and we loved every minute of it! I will first say that this place was 99% couples, or groups of couples. Everywhere you looked you saw people in love. Because of the time we visited Secrets also about half of these couples were celebrating their honeymoon which made us feel right at home. There were so many wonderful things about this resort that I hope to address in the review.
First thing, we stayed in a junior ocean front suite in the St. James side of the resort. It can be kind of confusing trying to determine the difference between the St. James side and the Wild Orchid side of the resort while you are researching. While we were there you are able to go wherever you like St. James or Wild Orchid. You may go to any pool, any beach, any bar, any restaurant. So it really feels like one big resort. The St. James side is further away from the restaurants, it is about a 5 minute walk max and it is the most beautiful walk. We would have taken that walk regardless of where our room was. We really enjoyed staying in the St. James over Wild Orchid for one big reason. Wild Orchid was more lively at night with shows, restaurants, and late night activities. Which is great if that is where you want to be, but we liked to retire to our quiet room where all you could hear is the waves from the ocean when we were done with the night life. Since
The rooms are amazing. The best is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on! If you want robes in the room just request them with the front desk. We stayed in room 3342 and had amazing views.
Food is also great. Best food either of us has had at a resort before. The best restaurants we thought were the French and the Japanese, though we never had a bad meal. Make a reservation for the Japanese restaurant on your first day. For the other restaurants they are first come first served, the earlier you go, the faster you will sit down to eat. We found that if we went by 7:00 we were seated right away, but if we waited until 8:00 or later their was a long wait at all the restaurants. The mexican and carribean restaurants share time hosting the buffet for dinner, so check the days each one is open for dinner as a speciality restaurant. The mexican place was great. The buffets are also great for breakfast and dinner, they have mimosas waiting for you at the buffet in the morning. The coffee shop is great, great place for a morning coffee or after dinner coffee drink. Leave time for some room service though, that is always fun.
We really enjoyed all the staff at this resort, everyone was very friendly and helpful. Our room was cleaned everyday and we got turn down service every night. The beach is great especially on the St. James side, pool is also wonderful. You don't need to be up with the sun in order to get a chair by the pool either which is nice. On our way to breakfast we grabbed our towels and put them on some chairs to come back to after we ate. Thank you for an amazing honeymoon Secrets, we would love to return again soon!
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