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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
  • Shontique B :
Birthday Trip

We were originally booked at Breathless, but a couple days before our trip we were asked if it was okay to move us to an Ocean View room at Secrets St. James. We agreed and let me tell you, we have no regrets! The staff was friendly, the rooms were beautiful, and the food was good. Everything was darn near perfect, with the exception of a few cooks that wouldn't crack a smile. The staff at the restaurants went above and beyond to make my sister's Birthday extra special! Especially Oshane, Shantora, and Itache at World Cafe. O'Shane in particular made sure a table was ready for our party of 10 every morning and came and checked on us even when he wasn't our server. Also, it is a must to check out Leo by the pool bar! We had an awesome time and can't wait to go back!

  • Patia M : Indianapolis, Indiana
Rain or shine

Let me start by giving you a very brief background on who is reviewing this property. I am a 35 year old female who has been to about 10 all inclusive resorts around the Caribbean and Mexico. This is the first time I've been to a Secrets resort. I went for an all girls trip to get a way. This property is nothing to rave about, BUT the staff was everything and more!!! Unfortunately mother nature rained on our parade 3 out of the 4 days we stayed there, but without Leo as our bartender and entertainment it wouldn't have been half as fun! He made us feel completely welcome and comfortable during our stay! Not only as a server but as a friend! WE LOVE LEO! Also we loved Delicious and Yendi on the entertainment team. They were fun, full of life and gave us the low down on entertainment everyday! The downfall was that it did rain and the resort was not ready for it. Our room was on the first floor and flooded 2 out of the 3 days. The staff did take care of it after the second day though and it didn't flood again. We loved the peacocks roaming the resort, the side area where the piano bar, club and restaurants were and the food was great! A recommendation for the resort would be to start the entertainment for the night one hour earlier. Plus we weren't too happy with the cleaning staff. They didn't clean the room daily nor provide a turn down service at night. Especially since it rained in our room twice, this would have been much nicer! But overall it was a nice resort, the people were amazing and the vacation was wonderful. Thank you for the stay!

  • Shannon B : Wilmington, North Carolina
Amazing All-Inclusive Stay

I am a huge fan of AmResorts. I have stayed at Breathless in Punta Cana and now Secrets in Montego Bay. This hotel was great. Upon check-in we were upgraded to an oceanview room (I had booked the garden view) but I am very glad they switched it. Room was always clean and well stocked. The hotel staff were very friendly and accomodating. By far the best employee at Secrets St. James is Recardo Blake. He will go above and beyond to make your stay the best. The pool bar was a lot of run and what you could normally expect at an adults only all-inclusive. I would recommend eating the buffet or Seaside Grill for lunch. The Barefoot Grill with finger foods is absolutely disgusting and needs an overhaul. The restaurants were all great. We enjoyed the Oceana and Portofino the most. We enjoyed Bordeaux and highly recommend so you can sample their delicious deserts! Himitsu is the hibachi and although it was great our group felt very rushed, but really enjoyed the food. Though every restaurant is located at the Wild Orchid property, it is not a far walk so do not let that scare you away. The World Cafe served amazing breakfasts each day with delicious mimosas. The Piano Bar at the Wild Orchid property has nightly entertainment and a nice bar with a great atmosphere. One of the nights of our stay they had a chocolate party at the Coco Cafe and had smores and chocolate fondue fountains. We had an amazing time on our vacation at this property and would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Sandra M :
Beautiful resort

We just came back from secrets st james and loved it. We spent our 25 anniversary and wanted an adults only upper scale resort. The staff were very nice and helpful. Great service ice at pool and beach. Chicken jerry was delicious, premium drinks....crown royal...Baileys. The food was delicious. Went to most of the restaurants.... Japanese is a must. Buffet restaurant even had hienz Ketchup! Beds in room was very comfortable and pI'll Owsley are very fluffy. Beach is nice but if you like walking it won't take you long. You can snorkel off the beach and use of non motorized boats (kayak, sail boat, etc)Beautiful weather with no rain. I would highly recommend

  • firsttimer376 : Whitby, Ontario
A week in Jamaica Paradise

First time in Jamaica and Secrets St James did not disappoint. We stayed in Preferred side. The grounds are very well maintained and you always see workers cleaning beach, cutting grass and scrubbing the walkways. The employees are very friendly and take pride in their work. There are some employees that helped to make our vacation a little more special. Butler Nicois is one of the nicest people we have met and extremely thoughtful, treated us like family. Nicos at the Marlin bar was sure to keep a smile on our face and a drink in our hands. Audley in grounds keeping was there each morning racking the beach and always smiling. Cassandra our evening housekeeper was always working hard and has such a beautiful personality. Orville in the French restaurant made our evening more enjoyable and was there to refill our wine glasses or offer suggestions for dinner with a big smile and a "m' lady". This is just a few of the employees that really stood out there are too many people to mention. Restaurants are all good but especially the French - the lamb, beef short ribs, swordfish and duck were all excellent. The Italian was good too- we had the snapper. Hamachi is great but a good audience helps. Breakfast buffet was great with many options. Jamaican patties were great from Barefoot grill. A guy comes around each day with a BBQ cart with jerk chicken which is amazing. Sauce is spicy so beware. Another guy comes around with a cart cutting fresh coconuts and pineapples and papayas. The beach at the preferred side is much quieter than Regular beach areas which is great for relaxing or reading. The rocky outcrop has lots a fish around to see and swim over to you when you go into the water thinking you are going to feed them. Evening entertainment at the piano bar is great. We enjoyed listening to the house band while enjoying the view of the bay with houses lit up in the hills behind.Rooms were very clean and beds were very comfortable. Couch in room needs reappolstering but other than that everything was a good condition. Only one night we had no hot water but we were reassured they were working in it and sure enough was fixed for our morning shower. Also this place is very close to airport. Just a short 1/2 hour at the most.

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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