December 9, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Secrets St. James Montego Bay in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Ushering in a new level of luxury, the all-inclusive Secrets St. James Montego Bay hosts a collection of exceptional suites with a nod to Jamaica's British colonial history. Completely encompassed by the azure of the Caribbean, the resort sits serenely on a private beach on the Montego Bay peninsula and features modern touches alongside traditional comforts and appointments. This adult-only retreat envelopes guest in amenities, from in-suite whirlpool tubs for two, to plush beds cloaked in luxurious linens, and furnished balconies with splendid views. Well-deserved indulgences are experienced behind the doors of Secrets Spa, where myriad treatments are administered in a luxe and serene setting.

Adding to the convenience of your St. James sojourn is the signature Unlimited-Luxury® approach. Secrets St. James Montego Bay features a selection of seven gourmet restaurants, coupled with bars and lounges for round-the-clock socializing. Your stay includes infinite indulging, including all meals and snacks, and a selection of beer and spirits. Also included are a endless activities, entertainment and recreation - from fitness classes and windsurfing to bocce ball and sailing. At Secrets St. James Montego Bay, your every wish will be granted. Escape to a destination that brings you everything your heart desires and your spirit craves.

Location of Secrets St. James Montego Bay

Secrets St. James Montego Bay
59A Freeport
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Nearest Airport: MBJ

Amenities for Secrets St. James Montego Bay

  • General Information
  • 350 Suites
  • Adults Only
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Coffee Shop
  • Piano Bar
  • 7 Restaurants
  • Juice Bar
  • 10 Bars
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa on Property
  • Fitness Center
  • Live Entertainment
  • Boutiques
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theater
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • Outdoor Whirlpools
  • Jogging Path
  • 24-Hour Concierge
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • CD Players
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • iPod Docks
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Whirlpool Bathtubs
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Activities
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Yoga
  • Billiards
  • Basketball
  • Fitness Classes
  • Table Tennis
  • Bocce Ball
  • Volleyball
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Nearby
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Beach

Reviews for Secrets St. James Montego Bay

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

When my wife and I were booking this holiday our travel agent advised us to return to Sandals Royal Plantation where we had been the previous year. How well she knows us!! We like peace and quiet and read a lot on holiday - well I am 70 plus even if my wife is somewhat younger. However we had celebrated an earlier anniversary at Secrets Maroma Beach in Mexico and apart from the mosquitos had really enjoyed it, so we didn't take the advice and asked her to book Secrets St James. If you are younger, either chronologically or mentally, and like a noisy pool party atmosphere this hotel is definitely worth a visit. As so many other reviewers have mentioned all the staff from front desk to beach butlers are superb (Leo deserves a special mention for entertainment value as well as service) Whilst we enjoyed the cocktails on the beach the ones at Sandals were better. Some other reviewers have been critical of the attitude of some front desk staff - I can't speak highly enough of them. We had an issue with the first room we were allocated and the team at the front desk could not have been more helpful in resolving it to our absolute satisfaction - well done ladies. It's true, as others have commented, that the rooms are a bit tired and could do with some renovation but ours was clean and we were well looked after by the housekeeping staff. On some occasions, I suppose due to pressure of getting rooms ready for new arrivals, our room was not cleaned until late afternoon, but that was not really a problem as we sat on our balcony watching the world go by whilst our room was cleaned. The catering was excellent. The choice at the buffet breakfast at the World Cafe was so extensive I can't think anyone was disappointed. Most lunch times we stayed on the beach and had a light snack of either jerk chicken, a burger or a Jamaican pattie from the Barefoot Cafe. On our final day we tried the buffet lunch at the World Cafe which again provided a good selection. The evening meals served at the various restaurants were very good - we preferred the French, Mediterranean and Seaside Grill to the Mexican and Jamaican restaurants, but that is merely a matter of taste. The house wine, both red and white, at all restaurants was entirely acceptable and whilst other wines are offered at a price we never felt under any up-selling pressure from the waiting staff. I think my only recommendation to improve the catering would be to offer a buffet choice during the evening. In summary I think if I had been 20 years younger I may have been more appreciative of the lively atmosphere, whereas now the continual noise and antics around the pool are not conducive to the relaxation I now seek on holiday. Sorry to sound like the "grumpy old man" I have become!

billhj - Denmead, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved this resort. Stunning in every way and impressed at every opportunity... Restaurants and food were incredible. Staff were fantastic. Rooms were very contemporary and spotless . Beach is stunning. Very private resort.

Daniel B

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our 3rd time here and I have to say that there were areas that needed improvement over our last visits. I noticed right away the abundance of cats roaming the grounds. I am not a cat person so this bothered me especially when I saw a couple of them fighting. After we got home, I noticed a round, red circle on the back of my thigh. I remembered that I sat on one of the beach beds for a few minutes before my husband brought me a towel and I probably got what was probably ringworm. After applying medicine every day since getting back, it is almost cleared up. I was disappointed that our door did not have a Happy Birthday or Repeat guest banner on it. I know this is minor but it makes you feel special. My husband even sent emails to management before our trip. The safe needed new batteries when we first tried to use it. It would have been nice if it was checked before we checked in. The rug in the room needed replacing and was very slippery. We also had a room with an adjoining door. This is very noisy. You can hear ‘everything’ so request a different room. In our room, every evening we heard a scratching through the walls. I just told my husband to leave the tv on while we sleep. After a few days of this noise, we asked for someone to come check into this. We were surprised when he said it was a crab in the wall. Not sure if this is true. I would expect a mouse but it did sounds like a crab walking on metal. Since the hotel was at capacity, we were not given any room change. We were looking forward to pool volleyball at 2 pm every day but this is the time it rains almost every day and they cancel it. I was upset that there were no pretzels all week at Barefoot grill. If you are preferred, you have access to Breathless. This is nice because you have more restaurant options. Anyone can go to the foam party. It is a lot of fun. There is confusion on the times we got from different employees for dinner at Breathless. Secrets said it was 6 but when we got there, it was 7. There used to be a lobster night but they did not have it anymore. There are free slippers in the room. The umbrella and robe can be used but if you take them, you will be charged. There is a tote bag in the closet with no note in it. We asked if it was free or not, and the employee said they had many confusions with it. She said it is just for use and they may charge you. I enjoyed the bracelet making, pool games, poker. I wanted my hair braided and there is no one at the hotel that will do this. I would suggest hair braiding as a poolside or vendor during the market night. Visually, the pools are very clean; the edging on the balcony roofs needed replacing because they were rotten due to weathering. It is a nice hotel but weathering has caused paint issues and it is not a 5 Star look anymore. The 2 parrots - Bob and Rita make for beautiful photos. The employees are friendly if you are friendly. Leo the bartender goes out of his way to make you happy and his drinks are all awesome. Karen and Taneisha were also very good. Omar takes care of the parrots and does lovely landscaping. The silent dj Party was pretty lame; we expected more. It was in an auditorium and there were only 2 musics choices and the headphones had a lot of static.

ShinerRanchman - New Braunfels, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed at the St. James for 5 days and enjoyed myself tremendously. I mostly enjoyed the activities, ambience, food, and customer services. The only draw back is that I paid for a Premium stay, but felt like a standard customer. I could not tell the difference between standard and premium treatment. My room and my all-inclusive package was no different from the standard package. Even though this were the case with my stay the staff made me feel very comfortable and they were engaging everyday to ensuring all was well. The only draw back was that there were certain benefits quoted that were not honored. Other than those three things it was an memorable and enjoyable trip.

Donald H - Lorton, United States

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Overall, the vacation was nice, but I wouldn't do it again OR recommend this resort to anyone. CHECK IN: When we first arrived, the check-in process was awkward. No one really tells you where to go, and there's no "line." We just waited in a group of people until we were called to one of the desks. We got there at 12, but couldn't get into our room until 3, so we had a couple of hours to kill (with all of our bags & cold-weather clothes on). Tried to get food, but it didn't open until 12:30, so we got a drink, and then tried to nap in the uncomfortable, smelly lobby chairs. THE ROOM: Once we got to our room, it was absolutely beautiful. JUST as it looks in the pictures. The only problem was the bathroom. There is not an ounce of privacy with the toilet. My boyfriend & I took turns going out on the balcony so the other could use the bathroom in peace. Also, the sinks would overflow REALLY quickly. Those were the only issues we had with the room. We loved the shower and bathtub! THE RESORT: The resort itself was really pretty. Staying at St. James, we had access to Wild Orchid next door (which was a short 1 minute walk away). The chairs were a little uncomfortable, but not the worst. The pools were clean and refreshing, but the swim-up bars had slow service, smelled like a dive bar, and poured weak drinks. We started asking for a shot with every drink because when we asked the bartenders to put more alcohol in, they said there was already alcohol in it (and this was bottom-shelf liquor they were being stingy with). The "activities" were very low-tech. Employees (who were awesome) would come to the side of the pool and play games with whoever would join in. It was very casual, but not very exciting. Overall, there wasn't much to do other than eat or lay by the pool or ocean. THE FOOD: The food was the worst part of the trip. For the most part, it all tasted like hospital food. Even the restaurants were bland and unimpressive. The room service was AWFUL. We tried a lot of the plates, but only a few things were decent. The best things to eat were at the Barefoot Grill (burgers & jamaican beef patties), the jerk chicken cart (guy comes around lunchtime every day), and the fruit cart (tried sugar cane for the first time and it was great, but he also has pineapples and coconuts). THE SERVICE: Most of the staff was very nice. Some of the staff seemed they would rather be anywhere else but there. But that definitely did not ruin our trip. The only advice I have is to be aware of your privacy light. Try to remember to turn it off whenever you leave the room, because housekeeping won't clean if it's on. We didn't do any excursions or try the spa -- simply because they were overpriced, and we assumed the quality would be on par with everything else we experienced.

Priscilla C

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