One of the most luxurious beach resorts in Montego Bay, the adults only, all-inclusive Secrets St. James Montego Bay caters very well to couples with plenty of activities and top-quality rooms and service. The atmosphere here is both quiet and social. The beach is only decent (it’s a little on the narrow side), most amenities are shared with sister property Secrets Wild Orchid (Aa2) next door (meaning restaurants can be crowded), and there isn’t much within walking distance other than a Hard Rock Café (the property is on a relatively isolated peninsula); but the resort offers a nice main swimming pool with an often-lively swim-up bar, a quiet Preferred Club pool, outstanding restaurant variety (nine to choose from) with great food for an all-inclusive, an exceptional 15,000-square-foot spa with a hydrotherapy circuit and a plethora of treatments, a good fitness center with large windows, on-site shops, a theater with quality nightly shows, and top-notch accommodations with British colonial décor. Rooms come with whirlpool tubs, private furnished balconies, re-stocked minibars, large flat-screen TVs, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, 24-hour room service with a “Secrets Box” for private room service delivery, ceiling fans, and butler service upon request. Some suites also have swim-out access. Upgrading to the Preferred Club section comes with perks such as access to exclusive pool and lounge areas, a premium minibar, and private check-in/check-out. Activities include tennis, basketball, beach volleyball (on a subpar court), sailing, banana boat rides, kayaking, scuba diving, yoga classes, dance classes, cooking classes, horseback riding, snorkeling tours, bicycle tours, and weekly beach parties with live entertainment. All guests have full access to Secrets Wild Orchid (Aa2) next door; Preferred Club guests also have access to Breathless Montego Bay (Baa1) across the street.
Complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests are provided on-site for guests traveling back to the United States. Test results will be received the same day in a format consistent with government requirements. A minimum 3-night stay is required to qualify. Should a guest test positive, the guest and one other are eligible to stay at the resort free of charge for up to 14 days.