We had nevewr been to Jamaica before and wanted to go somewhere warm and the ocean temp to be warm also. We went dec 12-dec19. The weather was great, no rain. The ocean temp seemed to be 80 degrees. We also wanted a place with good snorkeling, and Secrets was a good place, and only 20mn. from airport. Three times a day you can go on a guided snorkeling tour right from Secrets or just jump in and go on your own. Secrets also has sailboats and kayaks to use no charge. My husband did take a 30mn. sailing lesson which was $10.00. The pools were nice and clean, had no problems with finding chairs. Poolside or beach, we mostly sat at the beach. Everyone on staff was great, helpful and fun. The rooms were also in great shape x2 a day.The resturants some good some OK. My favorite was Hirmutsu, both the menu and grill side is good went twice. Second favorite was Blue Mountain which is Jamacian food. For entertainment some concerts were outside which is great on a nice night. The house band is good, piano bar lively. Drinks good but the house wine could be better. Room choice we had booked oceanview and up graded to oceanfront 5th floor. So worth it, great view. We sat out on our balcony every evening and morning. It was $40.00 a night to upgrade to this room. We did do the bike tour which is free, but wanted to see more then the short ride we did. They toke us to Freeport which had 1 shop opened and felt pressured to buy things. Also stopped at a fruit stand and tried juices and different fruits which was ok but cost $7.00. If you dont want to shop or spend money bike trip not worth the time. The other excursion we did was the Dreamers snorkel 3hr trip. It was fun but is a party boat too. Maybe being older not into the party boat scene, but glad we went. I enjoyed this trip but will go to Negril next time.
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