Breathless Montego Bay

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Virgin rating

The hotel

Breathless Montego Bay is a stylish, luxury resort that's all all-suite, all-inclusive, and all for adults. Being exclusively for grownups, they’ve been able to have endless fun with the ultramodern design and features, from the sultry and seductive décor in your suite — which also comes with its own whirlpool, in-room tablet, and mountain and bay views — to the calendar of dance, beach, pool, and even masquerade parties. Thankfully, they’ve got all-inclusive room service for when you finally crawl back to your sumptuous suite! In fact, pretty much everything here is included free, including the pool and beach waiter service, the seven gourmet dining venues, and Jamaica’s only rooftop pool and bar, where fusion food, sleek pool styling, and unlimited drinks go hand in hand.

Amenities

  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Montego Bay. Surrounded by Montego Bay Marine Park, Jamaica's first and fully underwater national park with protected swimming areas and extraordinary snorkelling. 10 minutes away from the famous Montego Bay "Hip Strip". Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

150 suites. All with air-conditioning with in-room climate control and ceiling fan, furnished balcony or terrace with soaking tub, in-room tablet, flat-screen cable TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, radio alarm clock, daily refreshed mini-bar with beer, soda, juice, water and soft drinks, tea/coffee maker, safe, complimentary full-size toiletries, nightly turn-down service, bathrobes and slippers, room service (24hrs), hairdryer and cloth steamer. 

Allure Junior Suite Tropical View with a private terrace or balcony with hot tub, overlooking the lush tropical garden or mangroves. With either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive of: Unlimited-Luxury® includes limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required. Unlimited wine, beer and international and domestic top-shelf spirits. Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks. 24-hour room and concierge services, pool and beach waiter service. Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer. Daily maid service. Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment including theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues. No wristbands required, all taxes and gratuities included.

Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience which includes sipping artfully prepared cocktails at the bar or lounge of your choice, savouring complimentary cuisine at the restaurant of your choice and seeing the resort's nightly entertainment at nearby Secrets. (Dinner only. Guests are responsible for cost of transportation to and from the resort. Terms and Conditions apply). 

Allure Junior Suite Ocean View features  spectacular bay views from the private terrace or balcony. With either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xhale club Junior Suite Ocean View features complimentary butler service and specitacular bay views from the private terrace or balcony. With either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xhale club Junior Suite Swim Up With either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults. This room type benefits from xhale club privileges.

xhale club Master Suite Swim-Up offers complimentary butler service, views over the lush tropical garden or mangrove, private balcony or terrace with whirlpool and direct pool access, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. This room type benefits from xhale club privileges.

xhale club Master Suite Ocean View includes complimentary butler service, a spacious living room with a sofa and stunning views across the bay. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. This room type benefits from xhale club privileges.

xhale club Presidential Suite comes complete with complimentary butler service, a living room, dining room, bar, kitchen and separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed, an oversized bathroom with rain shower, marble details, a soaking tub and double vanity and a private spacious terrace with whirlpool — fully furnished for outdoor dining, entertaining and relaxation. Sleeping maximum 2 adults. This room type benefits from xhale club privileges.

Please note: Guests staying in the xhale club Junior Suite Ocean View or higher room category will receive personalised butler service at no extra cost.

Butler service includes:

Upon Arrival:

  • Fresh, scented towel and cocktail
  • Escort to suite with luggage delivery as well as unpacking if desired
  • Private resort orientation
  • Assistance with any personal accommodation preferences
  • Ironing of first evening’s attire
  • Provide cell phone to reach butler

During Stay:

  • Deliver evening petit fours
  • Book spa appointments, tours and excursions
  • Serve drinks and lunch by the beach or pool
  • Ensure suite is in perfect condition and to guest’s liking throughout stay
  • Fast track room service orders
  • Shine/clean shoes for dinner
  • Wardrobe consultations and recommendations
  • Coordinate laundry service
  • Nightly turndown service

Before Departure:

  • Coordinate transportation to the airport
  • Assist with packing and check out
  • Escort to transportation and bid farewell
  • Retain preferences for future stays
 xhale club privileges include:
  • Personalised check-in and checkout with concierge service
  • Butler service
  • Preferential status and amenities
  • Pillow menu
  • Welcome in-room gift and bottle of house sparkling wine
  • Upgraded bath and room amenities
  • Access to the Preferred Club at Secrets St. James and Secrets Wild Orchid

6 reservation-free restaurants: Altitude (rooftop restaurant, open for lunch and dinner), Bare Buns Grill (beach club grill, open for lunch), Culinaria (International cuisine with Caribbean influence, open for dinner), Fish Nets (seafood specialities, open for lunch and dinner), Sofrito (locally grown ingredients and Latin influences, open for dinner), and Spoon (International buffet, open for breakfast and lunch). 5 bars and lounges: Altitude Rooftop Bar, Foam Seaside Bar, Freestyle swim-up bar with DJ, The Bar for cocktails and Wink lobby bar. Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience and indulge in dinner, sip an artfully prepared cocktail and see the nightly entertainment at the neighbouring Secrets (terms and conditions apply).

Weekly parties and shows. Themed parties and special events. DJ station in the Freestyle Swim and Entertainment Zone. Gala parties. Live nightly entertainment.

3 swimming pools including the only rooftop pool and bar in Jamaica with stunning views of the bay. 3 hot tubs. Beach club with palapas, grill, bar and waiter service. Freestyle Entertainment Zone at the main pool with a swim-up bar, DJ and pool party props. Secrets Spa by Pevonia®* and fitness centre located at neighbouring Secrets Wild Orchid. Non-motorised water sports include kayaks, paddle boarding and snorkelling (guided tours). Other water sports are available at an additional cost including scuba diving tours* and certifications*, catamaran*, courses* and equipment rental*, water-skiing*, wakeboarding*, kneeboarding*, Glass Bottom Boat Tours*, deep sea fishing*, sailing* and windsurfing* (activity is temporarily unavailable). Beach volleyball, tennis courts, fitness classes, ping pong, bocce ball, board games, dance lessons and Patois lessons. Nearby golf*. Tours and excursions*.

Please note: The beach is located at neighbouring Secrets Resorts & Spas and can be accessed by a skywalk. There is a separate section on the beach exclusively for Breathless guests.

Complimentary WiFi access. Computer Lounge. Laundry service*. Gift shop. Stay at one resort and play at three! A sky bridge connects Breathless Montego Bay to Secrets Wild Orchid and Secrets St. James where guests have full access to all amenities including 20 additional dining and bar options including the Desires nightclub, the Secrets Spa by Pevonia® and more.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: The beach is located at neighboring Secrets Resorts & Spas and can be accessed by a skywalk. There is a separate section on the beach exclusively for Breathless guests.

Please note: mini-bar refresh services are available on a request basis only until further notice.  

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Jonathan is the best!

May 13, 2022 LANomad97

I recently stayed at the Breathless for my first solo trip out of the US. The staff there was very accommodating and attended to every need. Jonathan, the towel attendant at the beach, was very helpful and friendly. He thought of everything before you could think of it to have a relaxing time at the beach and pool. As for the rooms, they could… Read more
I recently stayed at the Breathless for my first solo trip out of the US. The staff there was very accommodating and attended to every need. Jonathan, the towel attendant at the beach, was very helpful and friendly. He thought of everything before you could think of it to have a relaxing time at the beach and pool. As for the rooms, they could use some updating. My shower needed some TLC and so did other areas of the room. The outside jacuzzi didn't work as well. Housekeeping would come late- around 8P, which was around the time I would always be getting ready for dinner. The food was delicious and a lot of different Carribean cuisine. I really enjoyed their breakfast buffet. The resort is on the other side of Montego Bay so you may have to consider that when booking excursions with transportation. Overall, I rate it a 7/10- the room lower the score. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating First Impressions count didn't leave us Breathless.

May 13, 2022 ladyslw Southampton, United Kingdom

We have stayed at quite a few 5 star hotels in the Caribbean and were looking forward to our stay at Breathless after having to cancel due to covid several times. Unfortunately Breathless isn't 5 star, probably just makes a 4 star at best in our opinion. We had a long 12 hour flight, followed by a bus ride to the hotel which took another hour so… Read more
We have stayed at quite a few 5 star hotels in the Caribbean and were looking forward to our stay at Breathless after having to cancel due to covid several times. Unfortunately Breathless isn't 5 star, probably just makes a 4 star at best in our opinion. We had a long 12 hour flight, followed by a bus ride to the hotel which took another hour so when we arrived we were hot tired and wanted to chill. We were not greeted with cold towels and welcome drink, just told to wait and someone would help us. We were handed some forms to fill in and then quickly shown the "app" to use and told our butler would be along to show us to our room. Our luggage would also arrive at our room shortly. Our Butler was very friendly and showed us to our Xhale Club Swim Up room and explained the workings of the safe, lights, ipad etc. On checking the patio we did not have any sun loungers and we asked for some to come so that the next morning we could start enjoying our holiday. We waited, and waited, still in travelling clothes no luggage, by this time it had been one and half hours so my husband went back to reception and got the luggage himself and brought it to our room so we could freshen up, we were tired so decided to order room service for our evening meal, which arrived within the hour. Hopefully things would look better in the morning. Refreshed after a good sleep we checked out our room which I can only say looked tired. The unit housing the safe and mini bar was chipped and the wood was bubbling up in places. The wardrobe door didn't shut properly and every time the front door was opened would swing open. The coffee machine did not work and even though we asked was never fixed for the whole 14 night stay. The mini bar was stocked but we had to chase our butler to get it refilled on a regular basis. On venturing out to the swim up the tiles were chipped around the partition from each room and didn't give a good impression, this was not a one off most of the swim up rooms had chipped tiles. We eventually got our sun loungers which when they arrived looked grubby, and rusty one of which was not adjustable. The jacuzzi bath which I used once had water that spurted like the Bellagio fountains and drowned everything on the patio, apart from the fact that it leaked.... Our housekeeper was very good once we asked for our room to be cleaned early as we are early risers and like to sometimes go back in mid afternoon. However saying that on her days off we were without hand towels, which never arrived even though we asked... How does a 5 star hotel have no hand towels??Turndown service was good. Breakfast was good, with quite a variety and the service was intermittent one day good the next not so. We ventured over to Secrets for breakfast where there was more variety but sometimes a queue to get in. As we had a butler we were able to book our restaurants which turned out to be very helpful as we ate nearly all of our meals over at Secrets Wild Orchid and St James. We were unable to eat at the restaurants in Breathless, apart from one at Altitude, because the music was so loud you could not have a drink at the bar and chat, or eat a meal in comfortable surroundings without having your ear drums burst. The restaurants at Secrets are shared by the three hotels therefore every day are busy, everyone converges at the same time and wait times for some were 2 hours for a table, we were lucky we could book. The Piano Bar in the centre of the restaurants gets very busy as everyone is waiting for a table and service is slow. We ventured into Secrets Wild Orchid's inside bar which was more relaxed and you could enjoy a drink. We enjoyed meals at Bordeaux, Portofino, and Blue Mountain, Himastu and El Patio were ok but nothing special. Breathless enjoys a fun atmosphere and there is loud music most of the day, so don't expect to be able to relax much. Also out on our patio we could have quite easily got "high" on a regular basis due to the weed being smoked above. We were asked to sign a form at check in with regards to drugs so what was the point. We also witnessed one evening at Secrets Wild Orchid bar a guest with a bag of weed sitting on the bar and nothing was said. We were not impressed and nor were several other guests who left the bar area. All in all Breathless and Secrets did not impress us and we would not return in a hurry, because the service and standards are intermittent and not that of a 5 star establishment. Read less
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May 12, 2022 MR_MRSDEW2020 Chicago, Illinois

Recently, Kalisa Travels (Kimberly D) had the pleasure to witness firsthand the amazing beauty and impeccable service of the AMR Breathless and Secrets resorts during a recent stay. From the point of arrival to departure, staff were attentive, courteous, and professional in every respect. The Presidential Suite was simple breathtaking in every… Read more
Recently, Kalisa Travels (Kimberly D) had the pleasure to witness firsthand the amazing beauty and impeccable service of the AMR Breathless and Secrets resorts during a recent stay. From the point of arrival to departure, staff were attentive, courteous, and professional in every respect. The Presidential Suite was simple breathtaking in every aspect including decor, views of the resort, amenities and 24 hour access for room service. Particularly noteworthy was the impeccable "Butler" (David) service and Rooftop Altitude Bar and Restaurant where the views were stunning, and bar tender and master mixologist (Chevonne) delivered superb drinks. The food at all venues for both Breathless and Secrets was scrumptious. The superior choice of our stay was the romantic dinner for two at sunset along the beach in the gazebo. The majestic sunset and splendid food truly capped a most memorable stay. Lastly, our Romantic dinner on the beach was exquisite (Hosted by Ramone)Kalisa Travels rates these venues as a "fabulous five" and will recommend future tourists to this portion of Paradise! Read less
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May 10, 2022 X3359BXmikes Kitchener, Canada

Great place to enjoy a relaxing time and some lively music. Variety of foods as well as some great local cuisine, especially the BBQ Jerk Chicken. Friendly staff that make it feel like a welcome home / vacation from the crazy world. DJ’s that keep the vibe lively and chill at the same time. Enjoy the foam party!
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May 9, 2022 cirstieb

I had the best time at this resort! The staff is amazing and the resort is beautiful. Clean rooms and anything we needed or wanted was there for us. They also have the best entertainment and food. The best restaurant I experience was the Blue Mountain the manger ( I believe his name was Jamal) was the best! He made sure me and boyfriend were well… Read more
I had the best time at this resort! The staff is amazing and the resort is beautiful. Clean rooms and anything we needed or wanted was there for us. They also have the best entertainment and food. The best restaurant I experience was the Blue Mountain the manger ( I believe his name was Jamal) was the best! He made sure me and boyfriend were well taken care of! Also the food was flavorful! We will definitely be back and staying here again! Read less