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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
  • MTurco88 :
Wonderful Vacation

This was truly a wonderful experience. The food was great (including room service) and once you meet Leo your vacation will be perfect! Leo Anderson went above and beyond to make sure you had an awesome vacation. He makes incredible drinks and makes sure you are never empty. If there is something you need he will find it for you. He definitely brings the party. He took us to the foam party at breathless. That was a total blast! The jerk chicken from the cart during lunch is absolutely wonderful! The water sports guys are also super helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this resort for anyone looking to have a fun relaxing vacation!

  • lucyvc84 :
Great holiday

Traveled at the end of August for a 2 week stay at this hotel. First impressions were good, I agree that the check-in process could be a bit confusing during busy times but we were lucky to be the only couple checking in. Received a rum punch and cold towel during this process which was a nice touch and we were off to our room in about 5 minutes.The room was nice with a modern feel and large balcony. The shower was amazing and the fridge was stocked daily which is always a bonus. If I was being super picky the only downsides to the room for us was the super soft bed, lack of real separation between the toilet and the rest of the room (just a glass door that does not reach floor to ceiling and did not give much privacy) and the sinks - turn them on too much and they spray everywhere or turn them on too little and they flooded the sink area and floor.We stayed at the beach the whole of our 2 weeks and I am not a sand loving person. We found the pool area too hot as no breeze seemed to get there. There is a drinks service provided on the beach but we did find this to be a bit hit and miss depending on where you were sat and the ladies working that day. A tip is always appreciated and does ensure that they return to you for the rest of the day to check you are OK.The sea is crystal clear and warm, there were jellyfish in the water but they had the stinging power of a stinging nettle and the lifeguards are on hand with a vinegar solution if you are unlucky enough to get caught by one (no-one was during our stay). Just look out for the shadow on the sea bed and stay out of their way, unless you fancy touching the top of one which is a pain free and cool experience, just don't touch the edges or underneath and you will be fine.We always found something to eat at the resort - breakfast is good with a selection of fresh fruit, cheese, meats, omelettes, pancakes, cereal etc. Lunch was equally as good with a wide range of local and international dishes, salads, seafood and the usual pizza, pasta, chips/ fries and tacos. We found dinner to be a bit hit or miss - the French restaurant was great and the Hibachi grill was good fun and quite tasty. We tried the Caribbean and Italian too but were not so impressed. The room service is also not great, tends to be a bit cold and the descriptions on the menu did not match what was sent to us, but if you really don't fancy going out we found a few edible bits (nachos, burger, fried cheese, ceaser salad). Try the coffee shop - nice coffee (the syrups are very sweet) and the self serve ice cream machine is right next to here which is amazing (just wish they provided tubs rather than cones only). Also make sure you try the jerk chicken from the cart on the beachfront and the patties (chicken was out favourite) available ot the Barefoot Grill by the beach - delicious!!!We did not attend much of the entertainment as it did not appeal to us. The chocolate buffet looked good but due to a thunderstorm it was only half open so we skipped it in the end. The Sunday night couples quiz show was the one part we really enjoyed and attended both times, the winners get a spa voucher to make up for the embarrassment they have to endure taking part. The Breathless pool party is worth a try, we went once but I am not sure I would have gone every day. I was looking forward to the outdoor cinema but it is situated in the same area as the coffee shop which plays music and is open for business at the same time the film if playing.We did some excursions that were booked via Thomson, I am not sure if these worked out to be cheaper or not but I think I would advise trying to book locally for a more private experience. We would recommend the Bob Marley tour (yes weed is available to eat/ smoke/ take away with you so if you are not up for being around it then give the whole tour a miss). The catamaran trip to Rick's Cafe was ok, the boat and staff were great but Rick's Cafe was a bit of a let down, quite expensive and they had a lack of change meaning that you did not always get your money back. The final trip was a half day Chukka however the coach never came to get us and I am still trying to get a refund off Thomson which could take more than a month - another reason I may advise booking locally.The spa was pricey but very nice, had a great hot stone massage and the OH enjoyed his deep tissue massage so much he wish he had booked a second one.We stayed in the normal section - I walked through the preferred section trying to find the spa and it had no atmosphere at all, guests we spoke to staying here said they never used the bath on the balcony and had no issues without a butler service in regards to getting around and booking the Hibachi grill, I guess it is personal preference in the long run.The hotel is not perfect but for this price you will have a great holiday all the same, just make sure you try a Bob Marley cocktail and an Iceberg while relaxing on the beach. My only regret is that I did not try more of the cocktails on offer - I hear the dirty banana was delicious!

  • Laurie T :
EXCELLENT STAY!!!!

The Service was SUPERB!!!! Our Names are Michael and Laurie....The Rooms was Perfect.. the Room Service was Perfect, The Staff was Perfect, The Food was Perfect!! (Especially the Entertainment in the Japanese Restaurant ) The Activities was Perfect ( especially the Bike Tour... TJ ., John AND Cheezy was Superb!!) SAFETY was absolutely NEVER an Issue! My Husband and I felt very SAFE during our entire stay!! The Spa was Heaven!!! I saved the Best for Last!!! The Breakfast at World Cafe was EXCELLENT !!!!!!!! Tracey Ann (Mnger) provided Excellent Service!!She made us feel at home the very first day we arrived!!!! And Her Service was Better than Excellent!!! Also... our Waiter... DAMIEN REID...He was the Best Waiter EVER!! Very Courteous and Extremely Efficient!!! OPAL AND MERLENE are two other Managers I would like to Mention that was Very Very Good. Because of your STAFF that's mentioned above .,My Husband and I have Fallen in Love with your Country and your Secrets Resort❤️❤️❤️🙏Thank You for EXCELLENT SERVICE!! And May GOD Continue to Bless your Country😇

  • DanielC08 :
Great resort

Se went to Jamaica for my 23rd anniversary and was an amazing week. Everything is great at this hotel: food, drinks, rooms, service, pools. Special thanks to Kendrick on the pool bar and Kenisha our advisor. If you want to go in a tour out of the resort, ask for Lincoln Black, he is going to make your trip very funny and has a great knowledge about Jamaica. Definitely was a great experience and we will be back

  • keeleyweeley2017 : Essex, United Kingdom
Amazing resort

Just returned from a 2 week holiday and must say after reading some negative reviews about st James I was over the moon with our choice room lovely food lovely and the staff were so friendly and happy (yes you Leo )also the team round the pool were great enjoyed every minute and would 100% return to this wonderful hotel

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
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  • 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.

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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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