Ratings based on 405 Verified Reviews
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4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Wisconsin
Very relaxing stay!!Posted Oct 21, 2014
It was our honeymoon and they treated us great. It was a very relaxing and comfortable place to stay. Our only complaint was the breakfast buffet was not the greatest and only one location for breakfast. Everything else was great.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great hotel for couples, never had to leavePosted Oct 19, 2014
It was an inviting, quiet, romantic environment. The restaurants were easily accessible and we never had to wait more than a few minutes to be seated. The food was ok. The best restaurant we went to was the bordeaux. The staff was very pleasant and accomodating
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from PSL, FL.
Great exept...Posted Oct 12, 2014
I have stayed at a few all inclusive resorts in the past. Couples is by far my favorite and I would rate secrets as being my least favorite so far. This is only because even though it is an all inclusive tips are widely expected.they also try to bully you into a 90 minute sales presentation for a timeshare. After refusing several times to do the 90 minute presentation we finally gave it a go. It ended up taking a little over two hours worth of our day. They kept calling it everything except a timeshare which is exactly what it was. The sales pressure was not to unbearably high but it was high enough that made it uncomfortable. I will say that the staff is very friendly and very personable.The snorkeling where as it is all-inclusive is difficult to get a trip out. They will only lend the snorkeling gear three times per day at 9,10, and 2. And the trips are almost always full. I could understand this if it was a boat trip but you are merely swimming out about 50 feet to the reef. If you bring your own gear you can go anytime. They have snorkeling gear available at the gift shop For a very premium price. Also as with most resorts everything on resort is very expensive. They have a tie-dying class but you have to buy the shirt from them if you do not have one with you so they charge you $15 per plain white T-shirt. My suggestion would also be to bring your own T-shirts or tank tops to tie-dye them.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Oct 6, 2014
Great Location, Great Restaurants, Great Service, but the room could use some updating
for Couplesby A verified traveler from New York
Secrets has left not one stone unturned!!!Posted Oct 1, 2014
Excellent experience at Secrets in Jamaica and we have been to Tahiti which trumps all experiences on Earth! Staff like no other place. Kind people and extremely accommodating. The food is exquisite and the facilities are new. Beaches are spectacular and not crowded. Pools are perfect. Bars everywhere! Too many dining options. Excellent experience!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Buffalo,NY
Paradise...Posted Sep 30, 2014
One of the best vacations ever.. From the minute we got off the shuttle to the time we got ready to leave it was an amazing experience. We do a lot of vacations this was the most friendliest and relaxed. The room was as pictured. Pools very nice and clean. Planty of sitting options. Beach was very clean again many many chairs/beds. Towels are huge and always available. Food options endless. Many previous reviews I read were negative about food. If you're only used to basic finger junk, you may not like it. 9 different restaurants including 4 "fancy ones",9 bars. Swim up bar bartenders were the best. I love that nobody pushes you to do buy things excertions or gifts. Whatever you want is availabe just go and ask for it.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Atlanta, GA
Very nice, modern resortPosted Sep 25, 2014
Pros: It was clean and modern.
Cons: Offer a buffet option for dinner. Serve more than one bite sized appetizers. And offer more on the late night menu for room service.
Location: We were there for a wedding so we really didn't do much nearby. We ate at a local restaurant called Scotchie's and had authentic Jamaican food.
Room was nice and big, lots of amenities-jetted tub, robes, slippers, shower with dual shower heads. The food was GOOD! Would have like more than a bite of food with the appetizers but they will bring more if you ask. Staff was friendly and polite. Check in was a breeze and the woman that helped my husband and I was very accommodating and helpful. I believe she even upgraded our room without telling us. There is lots to see and do right on the property. Plenty of shops and restaurants and did I say the food was delicious. The jerk chicken cart had the best chicken we ate during our stay. The coconut cart was always available for a cool refreshing drink that you could spice up with some rum. Several pools are available and we even saw a wedding while we were there. I would definitely recommend this resort and would stay here again or any Secrets Resorts in the world. Very classy and modern.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from J
Wonderful vacation.Posted Sep 15, 2014
Large comfy ocean view room. Great tasting food with lots of variety. Friendly, efficient staff, esp waiters Clive at breakfast and Roulan in Bordeaux restaurant.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Freeport, NY
Amazing Vacation had a beautiful time in Jamaica!Posted Sep 14, 2014
Pros: Hotel was very clean we updated from a Jr Suite to a Suite which included wifi, a iPad and a beautiful view of the beach and the pool from our balcony
Cons: Nothing. Plenty of night entertainment and live bands, St. James at Montego Bay just keep doing what you do.
Went to Jamaica in Aug for my wife and I 25th Wedding Anniversary. Had a vacation experience that was unbelievable, first time going to a all-inclusive adult only resort. The Staff was amazing and so nice and friendly and made Jamaica feel like home. The food was amazing and drinks on point. I traded my American money for Jamaican money to tip(not necessary, at all inclusive, its up to you) $1.00 in american Money is $100.00 in Jamaican Money. So I felt like the King of Jamaica! I spend $290.00 for a romantic dinner on the Beach with my beautiful Wife for 25yrs. You have to pay for in advance and pick from the menu before hand. You get your own personnel waiter, I recommend leaving a big tip for this service because its a once in a lifetime experience. Our waiter took photos for us, and also had a professional photographer. Went to dungie falls nice trip and a shopping trip, some of the people outside of the resort can be real pushy. Be prepare to get crowded didn't like that feeling. Overall I can't wait to get back!
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Indiana
Great resort!!Posted Sep 7, 2014
Pros: Really comfy beds, not required to make dinner reservations for any of the restaurants, friendly staff, great beach and pools!
Cons: The band that plays some nights was great, but I think more nightly entertainment could be improved upon.
Location: Close to the airport, 1.5 hours from Dunn's River Falls.
We've only been to one other all-inclusive resort, but we felt like Secrets St. James was amazing, if not better. The resort is smaller compared to your larger resorts, so it's less crowded, the staff remember you by name, and there isn't a need to make reservations for any of the restaurants. From doing some research, we reserved a private car for airport transfers, and couldn't have been happier with that service. Would also recommend booking a private tour through any of the local companies if you are interested in any excursions. Non-motorized water sports are free! So we took advantage of paddle boarding and snorkeling. The food at Bordeaux, Blue Mountain, & Portofino were great! El Patio was a little too salty for our tastes, but still a good experience. The breakfast buffet is decent, but nothing out of the extraordinary. The jerk chicken is spicy, and the beef patties are addicting! Appleton rum is great, and so are the Bob Marley drinks! We definitely loved this resort and highly recommend it!