My husband, sister, and 3 friends visited Secrets Wild Orchid at the end of June. Let me just say, we are ALL ready to go back. I read a ton of reviews prior to going and I also have been following them on FB when they were starting to build this resort. This was my second time in Jamaica. I was really impressed with this resort. I'm easily skeeved out by any and everything and this resort never made me feel that way. The rooms were very clean. The bed was super comfy. I did not use the tub, but the shower was perfect. Room service was never a problem for us. Once it rained and my friends and sister joined us in our room. We ordered champagne, cocktails and fruit and it was all delivered within a reasonable amount of time. I still can't stop talking about Secrets Wild Orchid. One of my favorite perks was having my cocktails served to me on the beach. Fabulous! You may not get topshelf at the pool, but with a hop and a skip, you can go inside to the bar and get all of the top shelf alcohol you want, have them put it in a cup and take it outside. Wasn't an inconvenience for me. We had a really cute beach party thrown by the hotel which included all of the cocktails you wanted, food and music and a ton of fun. It got turnt up. :-) I really enjoyed staying here, because one of my memories from my stay the 1st time in Jamaica was of the locals hounding me to buy their beads, and bags. At Secrets, you never experienced that. They did have the basket lady on the premise once or twice, but since that's not my thing, I wasn't really paying attention to how many days she was there. The jerk chicken man was on the premise which was a nice treat. You really had access to all of the food you wanted and the drinks. I hate to sound like a lush, but having cocktails at your beck and call ALL day was major. Cocktails are served starting at 10:00am. The club was really fun. You can really act like a baller in the club and get all the drinks you want. (here i go with the drinking) Oh, we did one excursion because we just wanted to relax and not be on a schedule and just be lazy. So our one excursion was the Catamaran which you can either get on at the resort or if you miss that one, you can have the shuttle take you to the Catamaran. The Catamaran takes you out into the ocean where you can go snorkeling. That was a ton of fun. Again, all the rum punch and red stripe you want. :-) We stopped at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville and grabbed a bite to eat for about an hour, then back on the Catamaran.
Ok, so back to more of the nice things on the resort. One night we had lobster night and let me say, i'm not really big on lobster (i'm a crab kinda girl), but that lobster was delicious. Believe it or not. The Japanese restaurant was great. You only need to make reservations there (Japanese restaurant) if you want the table where they cook the food in front of you. Yes that's the fun part, but we sat very close to them and with it being so hot in Jamaica, i'm glad we didn't sit there because boy do they sweat! G-Ross. Anywho, we ordered room service daily for breakfast and it was just fine. I actually liked the breakfast from room service better than the buffet breakfast.
The staff was really friendly. My bags arrived asap. I've read reviews about how the service is shotty if you don't throw in extra tips. I'm big on tipping and if and when i didn't, my service was the same exceptional service either way.
Our view was of the ocean and the pools. That was beach front enough for me, because it was just beautiful. They have peacocks and parrots on the property. The peacocks walk around, but the parrots are in a cage.
The AC worked fine. One time it went off, but that was because our balcony door was partly opened and it shut it off if it's not closed for a period of time. Once they showed/told us that, we never had a problem and our AC was crankin'.
With all being said, we will be back.
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