This was my first experience of Secrets. We stayed 3 nights. Overall our experience was fantastic. We had a junior suite on the ground floor which was on the beach side, just a few steps away from both the beach and pool.
At lunch time it was great to see the jerk chicken cart come by, or go to get some patties from the nearby booth. There was also coconut and fruit carts that passed by - all very fresh and delicious. We took advantage of the free bars and the Caribbean cocktails on offer. Wine was included with meals at any of the restaurants. There was plenty of variety of food to choose from and we experienced no waiting at dinner as some other reviewers have reported. The breakfast buffet was amazing - something for everyone - my only complaint would be there was not enough Caribbean fruit.
Rooms were spotless and modern. Maid service very good.
The resort is well staffed and all staff we met were fantastic. Carlene (Italian restaurant) and Dwayne ( Bordeaux restaurant) were lovely.
There are lots of water sports on offer - kayaking, snorkelling, parasailing to name a few.
Evening entertainment was not great, in my opinion, but others seemed to enjoy it.
In my opinion, it is important to tip. Some people don't think it's necessary as its an all-inclusive resort but remember the staff won't be on high wages and a tip makes a difference.
Overall a great, relaxing place to stay.
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