Hotel Overview

Rated Best Hotel Chain by Apple Vacationers 2011-2018.

2019 Resort Added Values!
Extra Value: Apple Leisure Group Exclusive: Free non-stop transfers.
Weddings: Receive the Secrets Wedding in Paradise Package complimentary when booking the minimum required room category for a minimum of 7 nights. Restrictions may apply. See
Honeymoon: Receive the Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary. This package is complimentary when booking the Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View category or higher for a minimum of 7 nights. (restrictions apply*)

Secrets St. James Montego Bay, an adults-only (18+) resort, features 350 opulent suites. Set on a peninsula surrounded by the crystal-clear Caribbean, this quiet oceanfront destination offers adults the ultimate in sophistication, relaxation, romance and the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®. Secrets St. James has been recognized by Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide for inclusion among the finest full-service resorts and spas.

In addition to enjoying all the benefits Secrets St. James has to offer, guests will have the opportunity to utilize all of the Unlimited-Luxury
® privileges available at Secrets Wild Orchid. These facilities and amenities include a total of seven gourmet, a la carte restaurants serving a variety of international cuisine, a buffet and more, ten chic bars and lounges offering unlimited premium brand beverages, an air-conditioned theatre featuring a variety of entertainment and a world-class spa with pampering spa treatments.

Upgrade to a Preferred Club suite and enjoy Preferred Club status and amenities including private check in/out, private concierge service, private pool, complimentary newspaper in room daily, complimentary internet access in suite, sun bed and soaking tub on terrace, upgraded minibar service and upgraded bath amenities, and access to the private Preferred Club Lounge serving daily continental breakfast, afternoon hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, exquisite desserts, fine liquors, and complimentary computer access.

*Please request your honeymoon package at time of booking. Not available during Christmas and New Years Eve. Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Taxes and gratuity included. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Secrets Wedding in Paradise Package for both to be received complimentary. The Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding date. Couple must present a copy of their wedding invitation or marriage certificate at the time of check-in. Package is available to all guests when purchased at the selling price.


Montego Bay
Sangster International Airport (MBJ) : 6 miles


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent supervision or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school students or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - Spring Breakers are not permitted at this Hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservation of this type.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed
No Show Policy No Show Penalty: 100% of balance due Applies: Sunday - Saturday 05May16 - 31Dec50

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 7761 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beatiful resort with horrible food!

    Just returned from a 5 days visit. As nice as the resort was I wouldn't return. Staff was great and the rooms were beautiful. Food & Drinks are another story! Terrible food and low quality alcohol. Only decent thing was the jerk chicken but you can bored of eating that every day. No real night life after dark.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spectacular views 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

    We stayed at Secrets St James for 2 weeks in July 2019 & it was wonderful. Check in was great, we were given a cold towel each on arrival & a welcome drink. On route to our room on the 5th floor the views were a WOW moment, one side you were overlooking Montego Bay & the other side was the sea. Room was beautiful, we have been on lots of these holidays before & this was probably the nicest & most comfortable room we’ve ever had, helped by the gorgeous sea view off the balcony. We are from England & we do not like the AC too cold & in the room you could adjust this to suit what you wanted, perfect! Food was great but as a previous reviewer has said not the best we’ve ever had. Drinks were great & served in good sized plastic (if outside) glasses. Beach is a bit rocky but nice & private as the hotel is on its own peninsula with only the Hard Rock Cafe next door to one side. Only downside of the Hard Rock Cafe being next door is it can get noisy! We were celebrating our 10th year wedding anniversary & the hotel were amazing in helping us celebrate this, starting off with a banner on our room door & cheese & crackers in the room on arrival along with a card for us to phone when we wanted our cold beverage (champagne) delivering. We spent most of our days at the beach at the Breathless end, fantastic! Barefoot Grill at the Breathless side of the beach is amazing & in particular one member of staff that made this holiday so special was Jeselyn, she is a gem! Jeselyn looked after us every day, making sure we had drinks when we hadn’t asked for them & even taking our food order on the beach & bringing it to us on proper plates all wrapped up so we didn’t have to move off our sun beds - this is what a holiday is all about! Another member of staff that made our holiday really special was Ernel in the Barracuda Bar in the evenings. We spent every night in this bar & it was all because of Ernel, he is super friendly & a really good guy with lots of chats. We were both really sad to say goodbye to both Jeselyn & Ernel, on these holidays it’s the people that can really make it for you & these 2 certainly did that! Fabulous memories that we will never forget, Jamaica is fabulous & this hotel we would definitely recommend.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing !!

    I cannot say enough good things about this resort ! We stayed in preferred and splurged on a butler , we were given two , Tajhe and Shelly , they were without a doubt the best part of our trip . We would go back to this resort again just for them. Dwayne and Dowayne at the beach bar were also great , keeping us in icy drinks all day . Staff was for the most part incredible , restaurants were good , with the hibachi grill and steakhouse standing out , top shelf liquor and amazing bartenders at the piano bar after dinner . We saw a lot of people not tipping , sadly , but not surprising. Please ! Take care of the workers here , they are worth it !! Until next time ! ❤️🇯🇲✌️

    Aug 10, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Had higher food expectations

    The resort is nice, and the service is good. Having paid a 5-star price, I had 5-star expectations. There was plenty of 3-4 star food...fine, but not great. I expected to be wow'd more. Hmmm...200 character minimum...ok. Did I mention I was underwhelmed by the food?

    Aug 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great weekend

    We had a wonderful long weekend in Jamaica. Me and my girl stayed at Secrets and it was so nice not to have kids around the resort. I've been to all inclusive resorts with kids too and that has it benefits, but this time was just the two of us on a girls trip so was so nice to be adulting the whole time. We did a trip with this super cool boutique tour company that curated a perfect day for us in their jeep. So refreshing to see a company thinking out of the box and providing a kind of tour concept that I've never seen anywhere before, and I travel a lot. Def wroth checking them out, think they're called Epic collecive or something edgy like that. Highly recommend this hotel for friends on a trip, drinks, bars etc are all in point, plenty things to do for a long weekend in the resort, and also a few cool clubs off the resort, like Pier 1. On a Friday they have a super nice dancehall club. Thanks to all staff for making this stay so epic.

    Aug 10, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519