Secrets St James Montego Bay

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Our Opinion

Secrets St. James is a great resort destination for anyone wanting luxurious and top-notch service. With great food options, quality drinks, gorgeous beaches and a plethora of activities within reach, the Secrets St. James is a prime all-inclusive resort for couples and adults wanting a quieter and relaxing getaway.


Overview
With a stunning location on a private, sugar-white sand beach, Secrets St. James presents guests with a quiet, relaxing, oceanfront destination. The resort's classic furniture and modern fabrics echo this modern take on the sophistication of the Victorian era. Should a guest want to kick up the excitement a notch, there's Secrets Wild Orchid next door, with it's welcoming Jamaican vibe. The best of two worlds.

Location: Beachfront, 35 minutes from Montego Bay Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • adriangalarcep : Lima, Peru
Paradise

I went for my honeymoon. It was amazing to find a place that welcomed you home, that was all-inclusive and the quality was well over average, that found time to do out of the blue surprises and that went further on to give you a good time... and it´s children-free! There was a problem with room service one day, there was an issue booking one of the restaurants... and that´s it. Everything else was spot on.

  • jdallasrose : Chattanooga, Tennessee
Girls getaway

My BFF and I needed a tropical place to get away. This was the perfect resort for us. There were plenty of restaurants to choose from so we never had to repeat. However, the waits were long so get there early. We upgraded to preferred guests status and it was worth it. Having the food and bar downstairs at Amy given time was so nice.

  • daniarwen : Denver, Colorado
Beautiful Property

We stayed on the Preferred Side of St. James and totally loved it. It was the prefect spot for a relaxing long weekend trip. The resort is beautiful and well maintained. The rooms are nice with pretty much everything you could need - decent toiletries, robs, slippers, hair dryer, scale (that one made me laugh), privacy box and light, outdoor and indoor soaking tubs. We spent most of our time just lounging at the Preferred pool floating on the mats and drinking Miami Vice's. The two ladies who worked around the pool were great. They took drink orders, brought cold towels and fruit cabobs - so nice. I also actually really liked that the music from the Hard Rock next door could be heard from the pool. It isn't techno music as some have commented - it's just dance/pop music and I thought it added some fun. It is worth noting that you can hear it all afternoon though as I suspect the Preferred club at St. James used to be the peaceful side of the resort and while the pool isn't busy at all - the music does add an element that might bother some. The SJ Preferred is also the furthest away from the restaurants and shopping, but it literally takes 4 minutes to walk over there so to me it didn't matter (nice to walk a little after large meals anyway).I've read a few reviews re. the Preferred club not being worth the money, but we thought it was great. The lounge with the drinks and snacks was a particularly nice perk. If you just wanted a quick breakfast on the way to the pool or a glass of wine after dinner to take to your room it was perfect. The food was good and the staff was beyond helpful. They really made our stay! The restaurants at the resort were good. We ate at all of them except El Patio. The breakfast buffet is huge and has basically anything you could want. The shrimp gnocchi at the Italian place was yummy! I also loved the fish dish I had at Blue Mountain. And we made good use of the ice cream machine at Coco. The hibachi was really fun and tasted good, but it was also SUPER hot in there. I probably should have expected that as it's very hot in Jamaica in July in general and we were sitting around a grill, but there isn't a lot of air movement and I was pretty happy the meal is quick. With the exception of the hibachi the service at the resort was pretty slow (both food and drinks) - I think everyone was on island time :), so be prepared to wait for awhile. We also did not find them to be super strict on the dress codes. We tried to comply to be respectful but there were quite a few people in the restaurants wearing shorts.We didn't participate in a lot of the entertainment, but we did watch a couple of the outdoor movies and took a ride on the glass bottom boat (which was absolutely worth the $25).A couple notes/tips - if you order room service with your privacy light I'd suggest putting a tip into the box before the server comes - I forgot and not only did the person knock 3 times, but then he/she banged around the trays and door to the box several times before leaving the food. Since I had turned on the light b/c my husband was sleeping I wasn't so thrilled with that. The shops are also quite expensive which I think it to be expected given that the resort is quite a ways from the main part of town, but a spray can of sunscreen was $25 so you probably want to bring some from home. Also, note that the air conditioning automatically turns off if you open the sliding door, so make sure it stays closed as much as possible. And...don't feed the cats at the pool unless you want a "friend" for your entire stay :)As others have said, the staff frankly don't seem all that happy, but they didn't make us feel unwelcome or anything. I chalked it up to it's super hot and they are having to deal with demanding American tourists all day. I would go back to St. James in a heartbeat!

  • phillipm364 :
Make sure you check your mattress

Unfortunately, we discovered we were sleeping on a disgusting stained mattress. Ruined the trip for us. Unacceptable!!! For the money we paid, we should had never been laying on a dirty bed! Will not return.

  • John M : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great

Such a great adults only resort Staff is amazing and will do anything to make stay pleasant. This a quieter resort with most of partying in day near the pools. The jerked chicken man with the little cart is the best.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, house wine)
  • 24hr room service
  • 24hr dining at Cafe
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Bike tours
  • Euro bungee
  • Big screen on the beach
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dancing lessons
  • 350 Rooms
  • 1 Buffet restaurant
  • 7 a la Carte restaurants (Seafood, Classic Mexican, Grill, French, Italian, Jamaican/Caribbean and Pan-Asian cuisine)
  • 6 bars, including: Piano bar, Swim-up bar
  • Cafe
  • 2 pools
  • 3 Whirpools
  • Fitness Centre
  • Water sports centre
  • Spa
  • Beauty salon
  • Games room
  • Shops 
  • Meeting facilities
  • Business centre
  • Wireless internet throughout resort
  • Theatre
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Nightclub/disco
  • Golf course nearby

Junior Suite Ocean view includes:

  • Balcony
  • 1 king-size bed
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Cable television
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar (Stocked daily)
  • CD player
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Maximum occupancy of 2

Preferred Club Junior Suite Oceanview has same as above, with:

  • Jacuzzi on balcony
  • 1 king-size bed
  • Private Preferred Lounge
  • VIP Status and Amenities
  • Concierge service
  • Daily Breakfast service in lounge
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d' oeuvres; exquisite & fine liquors in the lounge
  • Complimentary newspaper in room every day
  • Free internet access in suite
  • Free computer access in Preferred Lounge
  • Upgraded Mini Bar
  • Upgraded Bath Amenities
  • Maximum occupancy of 2

Preferred Club Master Suite Oceanfront same as above, with:

  • Jacuzzi on balcony
  • 1 king-size bed
  • Living and dining room with diner table for 4 guests
  • Private Preferred Lounge
  • VIP Status and Amenities
  • Concierge service
  • Daily Breakfast service in lounge
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d' oeuvres; exquisite & fine liquors in the lounge
  • Complimentary newspaper in room everyday
  • Free internet access in suite
  • Free computer access in Preferred Lounge
  • Upgraded Mini Bar
  • Upgraded Bath Amenities
  • Maximum occupancy of 2

Honeymoon or Anniversary Bonus - Receive a complimentary honeymoon amenity and spa discount. Please request newlywed or anniversary package at time of booking. Couple will be required to present a copy of wedding invitation or marriage certificate at time of check-in. Package is subject to change without notice and is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding or over their anniversary date.

Wedding Bonus - Receive a complimentary wedding when booking a Junior Suite Preferred Club Ocean View category or higher, for a minimum of 7-night stay or if a minimum of 5 rooms for a minimum of 3 nights at any room category. This package also applies for renewal or ceremony. Restrictions and exclusions may apply. Subject to change. Please inquire for more details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Secrets St James Montego Bay
    Montego Bay,Jamaica

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Secrets St. James Montego Bay
Lot A59, Freeport, Montego Bay Jamaica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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