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Secrets St. James Montego Bay

Jamaica

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3 Nights with Air from $839 All-Inclusive
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Visualize this: you awake after a sublime night's sleep on a just-soft-enough mattress. You walk out on your balcony and ... More

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"My new wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon for 10 days and cannot imagine being in a nicer place. The grounds were immaculate, the staff was excellent, and the food was outstanding. Even though we..." – Juice0712
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"My new wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon for 10 days and cannot imagine being in a nicer place. The grounds were immaculate, the staff was excellent, and the food was outstanding. Even though we..." – Juice0712
396 out of 443 (89%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
July 2013 view from our 5th floor room Poolside peacock roaming Beach and ocean Sunset off our balcony Evening Stroll BALCONY VIEW The beautiful beach! 4yr anniversary View from Room (the beach is visible, just beyond palms) st james beach best beach & sun Yes No worries! Preferred Club Pool Beautiful sunsets! beach at sunset Beach at sunset! Amazing Blue Water! The view from our room Beautiful sunsets every day. Derwayne, Leo and Marlando Me and my daughter Just another sunset, nbd. Room in Preferred Area View from our room! View from a beach chair Preferred Club Beach view from our room Room view What we got to wake up to every morning View from room parrot available for pictures Our Balcony View THIS IS THE LIFE!!!! Beautiful beach just add rum poolside view View from balcony On the beach at Secrets St James View from room view from our balcony first steak in 20 years great entertainment Sunset from the beach View from our room Our room view View from room. Even on a cloudy day, the sunset was gorgeous. Hotel Sunset from my balcony Beautiful resort Perfect View from our room Boat to snorkle Remembering Paradise WE LOVE THIS PLACE View View from my suite
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March 9, 2017
Nice resort

Check in started off a little stressed. We booked st. James and they advised we received a free upgrade to wild orchid. We preferred to be in st. James and they finally found us a room in the category booked. St. James is quieter while Wild orchid is very contemporary and also where all of the restaurants and entertainment is located. Rooms: very clean, nice size suites, great ocean view, air conditioning worked well Preferred club: offered light breakfast and snacks with bar service Liquor: nice scotch selections, vodka was well brand or stoli, didn't offer top shelf liquor, good wines had to be purchased, nice merlot, Cabernet and Chardonnay offered Food: the food was good but not outstanding, my favorites were during lunch you had choices of fresh grilled to order snapper, squid, calamari, chicken n steak. Also offered a Pasta station. Breakfast offered eggs/omelets cooked to order, fruit, danish ... ** Another one of my favorites was the Fantastic jerk chicken cart offered daily during lunch. I have stayed at 2 other Secrets properties and thought the food was better. Beaches: very nice and clean, able to see many tropical fish while swimming. Unable to take long walks though. They offer wata(water) barrels in front of beach for self service. The grounds were very well maintained. Plenty of chairs by pool and beach also plenty of beach towels. Quiet areas as well as more lively ones were offered. Took a resort offered bike ride. However it was a bit challenging for the staff to find enough bikes that didn't have a flat and were ok. The house band was great that played according to crowd. They also have a nice piano bar. Fantastic coffee bar with espresso, cappuccino and Irish coffees. Nightly movies were offered. Service was fantastic. Everyone was very helpful and kind. I would recommend this resort.


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From: Doylestown, PA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

March 8, 2017
Awesome Resort

Wonderful Resort. You have the benefit of two resorts in one. Wild Orchid is right beside Secret St James. Most of the restaurants are on Wild Orchid side. Its a very short walk there. Restaurants were fabulous! Service super! Everyone was very pleasant. Pools were great, loved that one of the pools had exercise bikes in it. That was fun! We didn’t have any trouble with finding a chair at beach or pool, always seemed to be some available. Met a gardener, Errol, who was so pleasant, he even made me an arrangement of flowers after discovering it was our anniversary. Our room, while nice was not up to the usual "secrets" in cleanliness nor in stocking of usual amenities, ie robes,slippers, tooth paste. We had to ask for those items. Also didn't clean our room on second day, even after I asked for it to be cleaned. Overall great experience, I would definitely return and recommend this resort to anyone!


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From: USA
Age: 55-64

March 5, 2017
Second honeymoon

Do not hesitate to book your vacation at this resort. The resort is beautiful, the beach pristine and wonderful views of the ocean from all over the resort including the bars, restaurants and most rooms. The food was very good and lots of variety offered. The drinks were great as were the bartenders. The drink service on the beach was inconsistent. But who cares when multiple bars are a few feet away. Rooms were clean, large and comfortable. We stayed in the cheapest type of room available and still had a great view as well as a jetted tub. Room service was inconsistent but delicious as well. Annette our housekeeper was awesome and very thorough! Marlando, Ernel and Veronica at marlin bar were great! Garfield, GaWayne, Johnson, and Odein also took very good care of us. A few tips: get your beach or pool chairs early! Go paddle boarding or sailing (mostly free to guests), take a yoga class, go to portofino and drink beermosas. We will definitely return to this resort!

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From: Ohio
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 2, 2017

I went to Secrets to celebrate my 40th Birthday, with my husband, best friend and her hubby. We all had a blast! The staff is super friendly, there are plenty of activities offered, the drinks were delicious, and the views were gorgeous!


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From: Williamsburg, VA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Secrets St. James Montego Bay offers 350 luxurious suites with upgraded amenities for a truly Unlimited-Luxury® stay.

Room Details

Junior Suite Garden View
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Junior Suite Ocean View
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Junior Suite Ocean Front
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Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View
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Deal of the Day (Non-Refundable)
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What's to Love

Being greeted with sparkling adult beverages and cool towels - a fab treat after enduring the perils (and people) of travel.

Suites in British Colonial decor (luscious cream and warm woods) with epic views of endless teal.

The quiet half-mile, sugar-sand beach with thatched-roof palapas and cushy cabanas.

Oh-so comfy rooms with soft, white robes & slippers, luxury bath amenities, and a Jacuzzi tub. Delicious.

Secrets box for private room service delivery - you don't ever have to see a human if you don't want to.

Melting into stress-smashing treatments like an Aromatherapy Massage and Seaweed Wrap.

Butler phones booked through the Preferred Club - these humans will draw your bath, bring you a coffee, you name it.

Play tennis or bocce ball. Take dance lessons or Euro-Bungee (you're a human slingshot, but it's fun).

 

What We'd Change

Some of the restaurants have dress codes, so pack some dressier frocks. Or, enjoy the outside seating options for a more casual night.

 

Why You Should Go

Only 25 minutes from the airport so you'll be at the resort before you can say "Irie Mon." (It means you're doing well).

Upgrade to the Preferred Club, get better rooms with a pillow menu, afternoon hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and more.

Some of the restaurants have dress codes so make sure you bring your gussied-up duds.

The resort brings in local artisans to display their wares that include beautiful wood carved objets d' art.

Five golf courses are near, one of which is the famed White Witch Golf Course. Pretend you're playing Tiger.

Get wild and watery with all the water sports: kayaking, scuba, Hobie cats and more.

A half hour of snorkeling is FREE!

The wedding/honeymoon packages with wine, fresh flowers and champagne breakfast in bed. Plus a 15% discount on spa treatments.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Dive Shop
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Pool Bar
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Ping Pong
  • Game Room
  • Billiards
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 9 Bars/Lounges
  • Darts
  • Bocce Ball
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Alarm Clock/Radio
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Euro-bungee
  • Jogging Trail
  • Near the beach


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • ATV Rides
  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Parasailing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Watersports Rentals

Map of Local Area

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island, and can provide both a stimulating and tranquil vacation. It has traditions of reggae, rastafarianism, and Jamaican art mingle with modern all-inclusive resorts, fine cuisine, and cosmopolitan shopping.

Secrets St. James Montego Bay

Lot 509A Freeport

+876 953 6600

Hotel Description

Secrets St. James Montego Bay: It's Dripping in Awesome

Visualize this: you awake after a sublime night's sleep on a just-soft-enough mattress. You walk out on your balcony and look to the horizon: there's not a thing but hue after hue of heavenly blue. You take a deep breath, then give yourself a pinch, then say out loud, "Am I really here in all this beyond-my-imagination-island-perfection?"

Answer: Yes. And it's a Jamaica haven you should put at the top of your Bucket List.

Secrets St. James has everything you have ever wanted in an all-inclusive getaway, and so very much more. There's a name for all this awesome - Unlimited-Luxury®. Here's a snapshot of what you get:

  • Unlimited gourmet a la carte dining - nine gourmet restaurants (no reservations needed), plus a coffee bar for your requisite caffeine rush.
  • 24-hour room service - if you wake at 4:13 am and want something, you can get it.
  • Limitless international and domestic top-shelf spirits (applies to natural fruit juices and soft drinks, too. All you can drink).
  • Daily refreshed, complimentary mini-bar. You'll never be parched.
  • Nightly entertainment - weekly theme parties by the pool. Get ready!
  • Pool and beach wait service. (Chilled beverages at your beck and call).
  • No wristbands. (You're not at a sleepaway camp).
  • No gratuities, unless you are so moved.
  • Sip, Savor & See lets you nosh/partay at the neighboring Sunscape resorts (just book by 3pm.)
  • Free Wi-Fi with Unlimited Connectivity - mobile app that lets you stay connected, that is, if you want to.


DINING

Your taste buds will get a work out with 10 enticing restaurants - Italian, Caribbean, Pan-Asian (with tappanyaki grill), International, Seaside Grill, Grill (two!), French, Mexican, and Oceana at the sister resort, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay. Don't miss the Coco cafe for coffee any time you need a jolt. At one stellar restaurant, you can dine 24-hours a day. Check with the front desk to see where you can nosh day and night.

Portofino
Type:
Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Trattoria-style Italian cuisine with indoor and outdoor seating.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

Blue Mountain
Type: Caribbean
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: A la carte Jamaican/Caribbean cuisine.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

Himitsu
Type: Pan-Asian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Oriental and Pan-Asian cuisine with a teppanyaki grill.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

World Cafe
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast- daily, 7am-11am; Lunch- daily, 12:30pm-3:00pm
Description: International cuisine in a buffet setting.
Dress code: Resort casual.

Coco Cafe
Type: Coffee Bar
Hours: Daily, 7am-11pm
Description: Serves coffee, tea and pastries.

Seaside Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, noon-5pm
Description: Enjoy a variety of grilled favorites with ocean views.
Dress code: Resort casual.

Bordeaux
Type: French
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Enjoy fine French delicacies and wine.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

El Patio
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Traditional Mexican cuisine in a Spanish-style cantina.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

Barefoot Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 11am-5pm
Description: Ocean-side grill serving grilled specialties.
Dress code: Resort casual.

Oceana at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
Type:
Grill
Hours: Lunch- daily, noon-5pm; Dinner- daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Open-air restaurant with ocean views, serving steak and grilled specialties. Located at the Secrets Wild Orchid resort.
Dress code for dinner: Casual elegance.

All hours are subject to change.

Dining Policy
All restaurant openings rotate throughout the week. The number of restaurants open for each meal is dependent upon occupancy levels. Additional charges apply for lobster.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Talk about a creative menu of libation-bearing haunts - there are nine: a lounge (with a piano bar), swim-up (three!), beach (two!), sports bar, Cuban-themed lounge (with live music), piano bar (tres chic), juice bar, gaming lounge and finally, a theater with cushy seats, bar service and nightly entertainment. You excited yet?

The Lounge
A stylish piano bar with live music. Daily, 10am-12am.

Manatees Swim-up Bar
Popular swim-up bar serving tropical cocktails. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Marlin Beach Bar
Festive open-air bar offering sandwiches and salads for lunch. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Barracuda Beach Bar
Breezy open-air bar offering sandwiches and salads. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Manatees Bar
Swim-up bar serving drinks and cocktails. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Desires Music Lounge
Cool sports bar featuring flat-screen TVs, DJ and dance floor. Daily, 7pm-1:30am.

Piano Bar
Cuban-themed lounge featuring live music. Daily, 5:30pm-1:00am.

Rendezvous Lobby Bar
Chic piano bar featuring live music. Daily, 10am-1am.

Revive Juice Bar
Idyllic spot for tropical fruit and freshly squeezed juices. Daily, 8am-8pm.

Sugar Reef Pool Bar
Swim-up bar mixing tropical cocktails. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Marlin Bar
Daily, 10am-6pm.

Gaming Lounge
Located in the Promenade featuring video slots, poker, keno and blackjack. Open 24 hours (fees apply).

Theater
7,750-sq ft theater on site, featuring nightly entertainment with comfortable seating and bar service.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Here's the scoop: the half-mile beach is peppered with thatched-roof palapas and cabanas with showers nearby for you to rinse before you hit the pool. Speaking of, there's one that's large and curvy. The other (also big) is for Preferred Club guests, but both feature partial heating. Luckily, the beach and pool are so close you can easily toggle in between them.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Hobie cates
  • Water aerobics
  • Water polo
  • Pool volleyball

Land

  • Tennis
  • Ping-Pong
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bocce ball
  • Billiards
  • Dance lessons
  • Euro-Bungee

Golf
There are 5 championship-caliber golf courses nearby:

  • Cinnamon Hill Golf Course
  • Half Moon Golf Club
  • Three Palms Ocean Course
  • Tryall Golf Club
  • White Witch Golf Course

All off-site golf activities require additional charges.



INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the resort. Guests can also stay in touch with friends and family back home with the interactive Secrets Spa & Resorts mobile app.

SPA SERVICES

Secrets Spa by Pevonia is a full service spa.
  • Massages
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Facials
  • Body treatments
  • Salon services
  • Manicures and pedicures

All spa and salon services require an additional charge, but the resort does offer special Spa Packages that include certain spa treatments and massages.



WEDDING/HONEYMOON

The resort offers a variety of wedding packages and extra services, such as a live wedding band and a photographer or videographer.

Honeymoon Bonus

  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Fresh flowers
  • Turndown service
  • Champagne breakfast in bed
  • 15% discount on Spa treatments
Restrictions apply. You will be required to present a copy of your marriage certificate or wedding invitation at time of check-in.

Please contact the front desk directly for more information.



CHILD CARE

Secrets St. James is an adults-only resort.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Ideally located on the northwest coast of Jamaica, only 25 minutes from Sangster International Airport.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Jul 21-22, 2017.
A 4-night minimum stay is required every year for all arrivals Dec 26-31.

Resort Awards
2014 AAA Four Diamond Award
Rainforest Alliance Verified

Smoking Advisory
Effective July 15, 2013, Jamaica's Health Minister banned smoking in all covered public places on the island.


Resort Update
Secrets St. James Montego Bay has advised that they are converting some of the Preferred Club Junior Suites to Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim Out. This Preferred Club project is schedule to be completed in late January and will have minimal impact on guests as they are using special technology so that little to no sound emanates from the machinery.



Deal of the Day Terms and Conditions
By booking the Deal of the Day room you are getting an even bigger discount on your vacation! Please note that by booking this room category we are unable to cancel or modify your hotel stay. Any changes or cancellations to the Deal of the Day room category will be assessed a 100% fee. No refund or credit will be issued for the hotel portion of your reservation.


All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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