Secrets St. James Montego Bay

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Virgin rating

The hotel

Everything is luxury at Secrets St James. This adults-only resort holds an exclusive, breathtaking location in Montego Bay's stunning peninsula, and guests here will enjoy the experience of Unlimited Luxury® - from wait service at the pool and beach, to an extensive range of restaurants and bars, and free-flow access to the facilities at neighbouring Secrets Wild Orchid, there's so much to enjoy. If you need a break from gazing at the crystal clear waters, head out onto them instead, with an assortment of water sports available that will make it impossible to get bored. There's also nightly live entertainment, theme parties, and even cooking and dance classes on offer, meaning that you're bound to be left with plenty of incredible memories. And for those seeking ultimate relaxation, the 15,000sq ft Spa is the perfect place to indulge. This resort is so special that you won't want to leave, but if you do, you'll find that Montego Bay's 'hip strip' is close by, as are multiple Championship golf courses and local attractions.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room

Where is it

Situated on the peninsula of Montego Bay, surrounded by the breathtaking Caribbean Sea. Transfer time from Sangster International Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

350 suites, with elevators in every building. All rooms feature classic decor, a private, furnished balcony or terrace, 55" flat screen cable TV, mini-bar refreshed daily, coffee maker, bathrooms with double vanity, separate WC, separate shower, hot tub, luxury bath amenities, hair dryer, TV speaker controls in bathroom, armoire, electronic in-room safe, bathrobes and bedroom slippers, clothes steamers, alarm clock with MP3 docking station, nightstands with reading lamps and telephone, desk with telephone, sofa, ceiling fan, motion sensor air-conditioning, 24-hour room service (hours may vary), Secrets Box for private room service delivery and complimentary WiFi. 

Junior Suite Garden View rooms have garden views, and either 1 king-size bed sleeping a maximum of 2 adults, or 2 double beds sleeping a maximum of 3 adults.


All Inclusive

Guests enjoy Unlimited Luxury® services including

  • Limitless access to gourmet a la carte dining options, without reservations required
  • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • 24-hour room and concierge service (room service hours may vary)
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer
  • Daily maid service
  • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
  • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
  • No wristbands required
  • All taxes and gratuities included
  • Free WiFi

Junior Suite Ocean View rooms have ocean views, and 1 king-size bed sleeping a maximum of 2 adults, or 2 double beds sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suite Ocean Front rooms are in an ocean-front location with stunning, direct ocean views, and 1 king-size bed sleeping a maximum of 2 adults, or 2 double beds sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View rooms feature ocean views, and preferred club benefits, with 1 king-size bed sleeping a maximum of 2 adults, or 2 double beds sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View Swim Out rooms feature ocean views, preferred club benefits (including complimentary butler service) and direct swim-out access to swimming pool, with 1 king-size bed sleeping a maximum of 2 adults, or 2 double beds sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Preferred Club Master Suite Ocean Front rooms are in an oceanfront location with stunning, direct ocean views, hot tub on the terrace (as well as hot tub in bathroom), a spacious living room and dining area with seating for four, preferred club benefits (including complimentary butler service) and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.


Preferred Club Benefits 

  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Complimentary Butler service (for guests staying on Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View Swim Out category or higher)
  • Soaking tub with padded covers for lounging on terrace
  • Private Preferred Club Lounge
  • Preferred Club status and amenities
  • Access to dining, activities and amenities at Breathless Montego Bay
  • Private concierge service
  • Private pool for Preferred Club guests
  • Daily continental breakfast in the lounge
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d'oeuvres
  • Exquisite desserts and fine liquors in the lounge
  • Complimentary internet access in-suite
  • Complimentary computer access in the Preferred Club Lounge
  • Complimentary newspaper in the Preferred Club Lounge
  • Upgraded mini-bar service
  • Upgrade bath amenities
  • Steam press
  • Book by 31 May 2024 to receive up to 32% off stays between 01 May – 23 Dec '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. 

An expansive range of 10 restaurants (1 buffet, 7 a la carte, and a cafe) and 9 bars and lounges. No reservations required. Restaurant openings rotate throughout the week.

Restaurants include World Café (international restaurant, breakfast, lunch and dinner), Barefoot Grill (light lunch), Blue Mountain (authentic Jamaican-Carribbean fare, dinner), Bordeaux (a la carte French cuisine, dinner), El Patio (a la carte Mexican Cuisine, dinner) Himitsu (Asion fusion a la carte, dinner), Oceana (fresh seafood, lunch and dinner), Portofino (Italian cuisine with wine cellar, dinner), Seaside Grill (poolside a la carte with ocean views, lunch and dinner) and Coco Café (coffee and snack bar, open 24-hours).

Bars include Barracuda (pool and beach bar, with signature cocktails), Showtime (theatre bar), Sugar Reef (pool bar with cocktails), Marlin Bar (open-air bar), Revive Bar (spa fruit and juice bar), The Lounge (lobby bar with live music ), Rendezvous (lobby bar with live music in the evenings), Piano Bar (Cuban-themed lounge with live piano music), Desires (sports bar and dance club, late night) and Manatees (swim-up bar).

Regular entertainment day and night, including live music in lounges, and nightly entertainment at the Theatre (which features comfortable seating, bar service, and air conditioning).

Pool and beach waiter service. Large, free form swimming pool (partially heated). Private pool for Preferred Club guests (partially heated). Three outdoor hot tubs. Gift shops. Game lounge. Live entertainment. 15,000 sq ft Spa* with massage cabins, whirl pool, steam room, sauna and more. Fitness centre, with cardio equipment and weight room. Darts. Giant chess board. Bicycle tours. Aerobics. Bocce ball. Jogging trail. Cooking and dance classes. Tennis. Introductory scuba lesson in the swimming pool. Watersports, including guided snorkelling, paddleboarding, water polo/pool volleyball, wind surfing, kayaks, catamaran*, water skiing*, parasailing*, wake/knee boarding*, tubing*, banana boats*, boat tours*, deep sea fishing*, and glass bottom boat*. Authentic Jamaican jerk chicken and beef patty carts at the beach and pool daily.

Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service (hours subject to change). 

*Denotes local charge. 
Dress code: most restaurants require guests to wear cover-ups and no sleeveless shirts when dining. A ‘casual elegance’ dress code is in place when taking dinner at Bordeaux, El Patio, Himitsu and Blue Mountain, with gentlemen required to be dressed in long trousers, with dress shirts or collared shirts, and women can wear dresses, shirts or blouses, and trousers, with no flip flops or sleeveless shirts.
Please note: this is an adults-only resort, and bookings with guests under the age of 18 will not be permitted.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exactly what we were looking for.

May 27, 2024 Pioneer824751

Adults only all inclusive is the way to go. We would definitely return. Staff was attentive and friendly.
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May 26, 2024 Sophia W

Derron Pecco, from room service department was awesome! He brought our order on time and his expertise knowledge of the hotel is commendable. His recommendation for fun and restaurants for great food was on spot! I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL FOR A RELAXED VACATION VIBE!
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May 26, 2024 areed51

Best Experience Ever! Go see Marvin at the Marlin Bar, great vibe and he makes the best drinks. Piano Bar makes also drinks also. But you can get that Bob Marley or Miami Vice quick and tasty! Check out the singing chefs in Blue Mountain restaurant. If you're in the Preferred Suites, check out the rooftop in Breathless. It's call Altitude. Nice… Read more
Best Experience Ever! Go see Marvin at the Marlin Bar, great vibe and he makes the best drinks. Piano Bar makes also drinks also. But you can get that Bob Marley or Miami Vice quick and tasty! Check out the singing chefs in Blue Mountain restaurant. If you're in the Preferred Suites, check out the rooftop in Breathless. It's call Altitude. Nice view and ambiance up there. Swing by the Secrets Spa, Nadia and Latechia did an awesome couples massage for us. Also the shows at the Piano Bar on some nights were pretty cool. The food was good at most restaurants but if you want the hibachi, I suggest you make the reservation the day you arrive. We never did get that reservation. Sad face! I would return but years later and maybe with some friends as well next time. Read less
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May 26, 2024 Julie05202024 Saint Louis, Missouri

Day 1 The toilet did not flush so I called the front desk to have them fix it. No one fixed it. Day2 I left a Written message for housekeeping to have it fixed. They took the message but never fixed it. There was feces in the toilet all week We did not use the toilet all week. We use the bathroom and the lobby all week. Upon checkout, they did not… Read more
Day 1 The toilet did not flush so I called the front desk to have them fix it. No one fixed it. Day2 I left a Written message for housekeeping to have it fixed. They took the message but never fixed it. There was feces in the toilet all week We did not use the toilet all week. We use the bathroom and the lobby all week. Upon checkout, they did not seem concerned about it. Read less
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May 23, 2024 gfleming2024 Greenville, Pennsylvania

We were quite impressed with the resort. It was first clean and everything worked. The staff from the moment we arrived was wonderful during our entire stay. Our butlers Dane and Chase were the best you can ask for.