My now husband and I stayed here February 11th-February 17th for our honeymoon, and I cannot say enough good things about this resort. I would tell my best friends and family that they MUST stay here if they decide to go to Montego Bay.
We are a young couple and decided to stay here on our honeymoon. The room was extremely luxurious, and very true to the pictures you see online. We stayed on the St. James side, but there is very little difference between St. James and Wild Orchid (which we didn't realize are connected). The beach was private, so you never have people trying to come up to you & sell things. And there are tons of water activities to fill up your day (glass-bottom boat, snorkeling, para-sailing), so if you want to be active...there are lots of opportunities!
The food I would say was the worst part (but I think that is usually the experience with an all-inclusive). I would give the food an 8/10, and we were usually so hungry at the end of each busy day that it tasted just fine! We only did room service one night for dinner & one morning for breakfast, but we HIGHLY recommend room service. It was timely and was very delicious. The facility itself is VERY well maintained. The staff is extremely friendly and they make you feel so welcome and 'at home.' I love to work out and was pleasantly surprised that the workout room was never too full...there was always a machine open and you don't have to wait forever to claim a spot.
The best part about this resort is the location…It took us less than 10 minutes to arrive at the airport once we left Secrets on our last day. The resort is very close to the “Hip Strip,” but still feels secluded, private and safe. We decided on a rainy day to go on the “Shopping Tour” of Montego Bay, and had a great time. It was nice to get out of the resort with a safe group on a safe bus & we were able to see a little bit of the “real” Montego Bay. I highly recommend this tour & it’s the perfect time to get gifts for family and friends.
Overall, we give this resort a 10/10. We both have traveled a lot outside of the country…and Jamaica truly has it all: friendly people, luxurious resorts, beautiful beaches, and wonderful local food. Go as soon as you can!
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