This was my boyfriend and my first trip staying at a Secrets hotel in Jamaica. Prior to leaving we checked TripAdvisor consistently to make sure we had our heads up about some discrepancies considering it was a new hotel. We were a little nervous because we read mediocre to terrible reviews. But to our surprise we had the most amazing experience together at Secrets St. James. From the delicious variety of food to the water sports (i.e., kayaking, snorking, and the catamarans which are all included) The hotel was beautiful, sophisticated and clean. There were so many good perks about this hotel but I just want to inform couples that stuck out the most to us:
The best part of the room was the bed! It was soooo comfortable! We slept better in the hotel beds then we did at home. We enjoyed the bed so much we made sure to write down the name and type of bed before we left! All the rooms have a 4-post bed rather than two double beds pushed together and call it "King" size at other hotels. This hotel did a nice job catering to the young and older couples.
The Dial/itinerary which is slipped under your door every morning was also very helpful to let us know what activities were happening around the resort. Try the World Cafe for the lunch buffet if you're in a hurry to get to the pool. We tried it the last day and wished we would of had lunch at World Cafe more than once. Great selection of food!
Very attentive and accommodating staff!
Free Room Service with awesome late night food! Took that advantage the last night!
We also met some fun and charismatic couples along the way which added more fun to our awesome vacation.
Some downfall just to make you aware:
The one thing that we would definitely recommend to other couples and groups going to this hotel is to bring plenty of singles and mosquito spray. Due to the bank not being open yet it was difficult to find change to tip our waiters, servers and maids, etc. Ask the front desk on the Wild Orchid side. Also, we were told that the hotel was built over a swamp area so there is a lot of mosquitoes out at night by the water but not so much during the day.
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- Also Known As:
- Secrets St James Hotel Montego Bay