Secrets St. James
Secrets St. James Adult’s Only Hotel
Location: Jamaica, Montego Bay
Star Rating: 5
Board Levels: AI
This hotel raises the bar on luxury holidays – everything from pools to dining is done on a grand scale.
This high-end, adults-only retreat has won awards from the likes of TripAdvisor and Condé Nast Traveller. Its setting will certainly have helped – it’s on a quiet peninsula, with over half a mile of private beach.
The plus points extend way beyond the tropical setting. There’s a huge pool, a whole host of gourmet restaurants, and Junior Suites come as standard. A world-class spa rounds things off with a flourish.
Luxury extends to every part of this hotel. The pool scene features stylish touches like a swim-up bar and double cabanas. Gourmet restaurants range from contemporary French to authentic Jamaican. And the bars come with every prefix imaginable, including beachfront and piano. As for the spa, it’s everything you’d expect from a faultless 5-star.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Sports include the likes of tennis, basketball and volleyball. There are plenty of water-based activities, like aqua aerobics in the pool, or snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing at the beach.
FOOD & DRINK
At mealtimes, there’s a huge choice of reservation-free gourmet restaurants, including an Italian trattoria, a pan-Asian and a contemporary French. A poolside grill and a seafood venue also make the line-up.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
The Secrets Spa by Pevonia* is a major draw. It has 20 treatment rooms and a menu featuring outdoor couples’ massages, caviar facials and chocolate body wraps. The hotel also has a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
The eight bars and lounges come in all shapes and sizes – there’s one by the beach, a Cuban-themed venue and a piano bar. Another is a music lounge. Drinks are top quality, with international-brand beers and spirits.
There’s a huge swimming pool, with luxury touches including a swim-up bar and double cabanas. A series of whirlpool baths is the icing on the cake.
Suites are spacious and modern with flatscreen TV, CD and DVD player, bathroom with whirlpool, bathrobe and slippers – plus you’ll also have a balcony. If you’d like to upgrade, choose a club junior suite which comes with some impressive extra services.
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally.