Secrets St. James Montego Bay

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All-inclusive rates cover various land and water activities, themed parties, all meals and drinks and more
Resort's restaurants are hit or miss
On the same strip of Montego Bay, Jamaica, sand as Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, Secrets St. James offers all the amenities of a luxury all-inclusive on the beach, but it's only about 5 southwest of Sangster International Airport. The adults-only resort's 350 suites are elegantly appointed in soft, neutral tones and include canopied beds, 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and private balconies with deck chairs. Some of those balconies overlook St. James' stretch of ivory beach, but all accommodations are within reach of the pool, where guests can relax with complimentary wait service – part of Secrets' Unlimited-Luxury package. Unlimited-Luxury also allows guests to take advantage of Wi-Fi access, attend themed parties, participate in activities like snorkeling and tennis, and indulge in unlimited food and drinks. Past travelers give Secrets St. James' nine dining venues mixed reviews, though most said they enjoyed their meals at seafood-focused Oceana and Mexican-influenced El Patio. Others cautioned that some parts of the property are currently undergoing renovations, so expect some closures and construction noise.
Montego Bay
Hotel Class
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 350 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Modern



  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Condé Nast Traveler


'Worth the cost,' this adults-only all-inclusive is set on a half-mile stretch of Montego Bay. With dark hardwood floors and rich fabrics, the 'beautiful decor' combines British colonial style and contemporary touches.



As with its sister resort the Secrets Wild Orchid right next-door – with which it shares the nine restaurants, spa, the half-mile-long private sugar-sand beach, and some other amenities – the adults-only, all-inclusive Secrets St. James aims for what it calls 'unlimited luxury.' ... The St. James is a bit more old-fashioned – with a peacock on the lawn and classically styled furnishings and half-tester curtains draped over the beds – and rather quieter than the Wild Orchid, where most of the evening entertainment is.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended


This all-inclusive beachfront resort on a remote peninsula is one of the more luxurious adult-only options in Montego Bay, and has a laundry list of property features ... Secrets St. James shares most of its amenities with its sister property next door, but rates here are often a bit cheaper.



On an island that was once part of the British Empire, Secrets St. James, Montego Bay presents guests with a quiet, relaxing, oceanfront destination. This adults-only, Unlimited-Luxury resort completely surrounded by the crystal-clear Caribbean features 350 opulent suites, impeccable service and superior amenities.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 8044 have reviewed the Secrets St. James Montego Bay, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 8044 reviews 4.5 (based on 8044 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Featuring British colonial decor, Secrets St. James Montego Bay's suites come with king- or queen-sized beds with canopies, separate seating areas and private balconies. Bathrooms offer modern touches like dual above-counter sinks, whirlpool bathtubs and separate walk-in showers. The Secrets Resorts & Spas app provides unlimited connectivity, including free Wi-Fi access throughout the property, complimentary phone calls, social media connections and access to activity schedules, restaurant menus and spa appointments.
  • Gilchrist & Soames toiletries
  • Special box for private room service delivery
  • Stocked minibars
  • Standard suites feature garden views; all others offer ocean vistas
  • Travelers staying in Preferred Guest suites can pay extra for butler service

Standard room size559 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Secrets St. James is situated next to its sister property, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, on a peninsula overlooking the Caribbean. The adults-only, all-inclusive resort sits along a beach, giving guests convenient access to unlimited nonmotorized water sports like kayaking and windsurfing. Within 2 miles of the property, visitors can shop at the Fairview Shopping Center. Secrets St. James is also located about 5 miles southwest of central Montego Bay and 3 miles southwest of the Hip Strip, which offers an array of restaurants, bars and shops.
  • Roughly 5 miles southwest of Sangster International Airport
  • Resort can arrange airport transfers (charges apply)
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Secrets St. James features seven a la carte restaurants, a grill, a cafe and a buffet venue. Reservations are not required at any on-site eatery, but all enforce a dress code. Menu choices include grilled specialties at the Seaside Grill and the Barefoot Grill, Caribbean cuisine at Blue Mountain, contemporary French dishes at Bordeaux, Mexican fare at El Patio, Pan-Asian bites at Himitsu, seafood dishes at Oceana and trattoria-style Italian cuisine at Portofino. For grab-and-go snacks, the property has Coco Café for coffee and pastries. There's also an international buffet available at the World Café. The resort's all-inclusive rates cover all meals and drinks.
  • Nine bars and lounges, including two swim-up pool bars and a Cuban-themed piano lounge
  • Free room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants9

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The large free-form, infinity-edge pool near the beach is surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary pool floats or grab a cocktail at the swim-up pool bar. For a quieter atmosphere, Preferred Club guests can enjoy the exclusive Preferred Club Pool. Additional lounge chairs and umbrellas, as well as water sports equipment like snorkel gear, sailboats, kayaks and paddleboards are also available at the resort's beach.
  • All-inclusive rates cover most nonmotorized water sports rentals; scuba diving and catamaran sailing cost extra
  • Both pools are partially heated and have whirlpools
  • Additional pool at spa
  • Guests receive complimentary access to pools at sister property
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The more than 15,000-square-foot Secrets Spa by Pevonia offers hydrotherapy and massage treatments, plus a variety of unique salon services like a coffee seduction manicure and a caviar foot treatment. Facials, body wraps and hair services are also available. In addition to the spa's treatment rooms, guests can enjoy a spa pool, saunas and steam rooms.
  • Couples massages available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Secrets St. James Montego Bay is an adults-only resort.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    In addition to offering cardio and weight-training equipment in the fitness center, Secrets St. James offers a long list of complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals, including kayaks and paddleboards. The resort also features a jogging trail and tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as free yoga, aerobics, water aerobics and dance classes. Complimentary bicycle tours are available as well.
    • Free loaner tennis equipment
    • Horseback riding (charges apply)
    • Fitness center open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    Secrets St. James features an 8,000-square-foot ballroom, as well as a business center and four meeting spaces. In the business center, guests have access to computers and printers. Each of the five meeting rooms can accommodate up to 10 people for banquets or receptions. The largest space, the St. James Ballroom, can host 800 attendees in a theater-style seating arrangement or can be divided into four smaller rooms. In the smaller spaces, there is space for up to 200 guests.
    • On-site event planners
    • Outdoor activities like deep-sea fishing and scuba diving can be arranged for corporate events (fee applies)

    Number of meeting rooms5

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    Secrets St. James welcomes small dogs for free. Each of the property's dog-friendly suites can accommodate one dog that weighs no more than 21 pounds. All rooms with pets come equipped with food and water bowls, dog beds and pet toys.
    • Only select on-site restaurants permit dogs; food and water bowls available upon request at these eateries
    • Dogs cannot be left alone in suites for more than two hours
    • Pets allowed (free)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting


    While the resort's indoor ballroom can be used for weddings and receptions, most ceremonies take place outside at one of two beachfront gazebos or the single casita. The casita can accommodate up to 150 people, while the smaller two are ideal for intimate affairs with no more than 15 guests. Several wedding packages are available, all of which include the ceremony, wedding planning services, a free room for the bride and groom, a bouquet and boutonniere, a wedding cake and a discount on all spa treatments. Customized add-ons like wedding favor room delivery, dove releases, catamaran boat rentals and upgraded wedding cakes are also available.
    • Ballroom can host up to 600 people
    • Day pass required for wedding guests not staying at resort (additional fee applies)
    • Weddings must be held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or sunset

    Maximum wedding guest capacity600

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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