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
  • Colette B :
Secrets St. James is AMAZING!!!

My husband and I stayed at this resort from July 31-August 4th 2017. Let me just say "This was the best vacation to date." The front desk staff (Nicole Studdart) is the absolute best and went above and beyond to make our stay remarkable. Nicole suggested we upgrade our room from a garden view to a room with a balcony... We were so glad she suggested the upgrade because looking at the ocean every morning was breathtaking...Jheanell is the best bartender on the resort. Her signature ‘Jamaican Vibe’ drink was EVERYTHING. I also want to mention TIO MOYO from Breathless. She made our rooftop dining experience one for the record books.Before my visit to this one resort, my motto was never going to the same place twice, but I will definitely return to Secrets St. James.

  • Portsmouthple : Portsmouth
Let down by the Secrets Brand

This was the 4th Secrets resort that we have visited, having visited Maroma Beach, Silver Sands & Royal Beach, so thought we knew what standards to expect. Although this resort is nice, they severely lack the attention to detail that we have found in the other Secrets resorts. Some of the staff really look like they don't want to be there! The service on the beach was hit and miss, so we ended up getting our own drinks. There were also a couple of younger teenagers (aged 13/15 roughly) at the resort for a couple of days. The entertainment was not a patch on anything we had seen at the other Secrets resorts in Mexico. It was repetitive and lacklustre.Turn down was non existent.Please be aware that this is not one hotel. There are in fact 3 hotels on this site all using the same facilities. St James, Wild Orchid and Breathless all using the same beach and restaurants. There are no restaurants on the St James side, they are all located at Wild Orchid. Guests at Breathless can use all facilities at Secrets, but the same is not available for Secrets guests (apart from the foam party if that's your kind of thing) so it does get very busy. At peak times there are queues for dinner at all the restaurants and you will be given a pager to call you back when there is availability. We have no complaints about the food, and did like the Bordeaux, Portafino & the Himitsu. Having said that the food served by room service was terrible.When the hotel is at capacity it is very noisy. The beach is next to Hard Rock Cafe which plays loud music all day. If you use the preferred part of the beach for St James (which you pay extra for) then their beach is right next to it. We are beach people and found it easy enough to get a bed on the beach, although we are early risers. We loved Jamaica and this was our second time in the country. We love the Secrets brand, but have been disappointed by this hotel and we will not be returning to this hotel.

  • Kayla D :
Honeymoon Week

My husband and I stayed here Jan 2017 into Feb 2017. We stayed in a Junior Suite Ocean View room. The room was very nice. Open and airy. It wasn't quite as clean and we were expecting but not disgusting. Just a coffee ring on the counter in the bathroom and a lone slipper under the bed. There was a safe in the room and we were able to set the passcode. We received turn down service every night.The two excursions we went on we would highly recommend. The first was more or less a booze cruise. We started in Montego Bay around noon and took a boat to Rick's Cafe in Negril to watch the sunset. Along the way we were served lunch and drinks and we also stopped to go snorkeling. The second was a trip to Dunn's River Falls. Very very worth it. It took about 2 hours to get to where was the boat was. We were served lunch before and then we boarded the boat. There was snorkeling on this trip as well, but it was better the first time. About 30min later we arrived at Dunn's River and we climbed the waterfall. I would recommend bringing a waterproof camera or a waterproof case for your cell phone. We had a case and the pictures are great. A few tips:--Check-in is very chaotic. It seems like you will never be helped/checked in, but you will. --If you want a good spot by the pool or beach, get down early and put things on a spot to save it. Even though the signs say not to do it, everyone does.--Check to see what excursions are available and for what days if you're looking to do any. We got in on a Saturday and figured we could wait until Monday to get settled in and then check them out. Good thing we didn't wait because one wanted to do was already on Sunday.Overall a very nice hotel, we would recommend others to stay. We loved every second of our stay. Yummy restaurants, beautiful views, strong drinks and friendly staff.

  • muffyThomas : Minorca, Spain
Amazing Stay

My husband and I recently visited Jamaica for a week, and decided to extend our trip and stayed at the Secrets Resort for 2 nights. We were warmly welcomed by the bell staff and ushered in to the reception desk and lobby. The staff were busy checking in many customers, but we waited patiently with champagne and cold towels which was a very nice touch. We arrived early and had to wait for our room to be ready, but it was worth the wait. Our room was spectacular, complete with hot tub, mini bar,and a balcony with views of the ocean. On our first night we ate dinner at the adjoining breathless property and enjoyed the Latin cuisine immensely. The steak was delicious and tender and the Cuban chicken tasty. Our server was also very attentive. We watched the nightly fashion show and enjoyed a cocktail at the lobby bar before retiring for the night.We spent our second day on the beach and snacked on jerk chicken and coconut water by way of the mobile food carts available throughout the day. We opted for our last dinner to be at the roof deck, which serves Indian inspired cuisine. The views were spectacular and the scene hip. Overall we loved our stay at this resort. It was beautiful, the service warm and friendly, and the food yummy. We cannot wait to visit again. But this time we promise to stay for longer.

  • Vandergrift01 : Delaware, Ohio
Great week on Paradise Island

The rooms were clean and promptly serviced. The staff was excellent and so much fun. The food was well above average for most dishes. Jamaica is a wonderful place to go relax and recharge, and the UVC/Secrets Resort Complex made it just about as good as it could be expected to be.

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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