As the founder of Something Blue Destinations & Destination Wedding Specialist. I’m always checking out properties that are hot for our clients. Every few months, I plan a trip to experience what my lovely couples will eventually experience. This time around, Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay, Jamaica was on my list! I must admit, I was eyeing this property for a full year before I finally booked a trip for myself and Mr. Blue.
Enjoy The Scenery:
Driving into Secrets Wild Orchid was so surreal to me, the grounds are absolutely beautiful. Both Secrets Wild Orchid and St James share the resort complex. Everything about this property was nicely kept.
Check in went very smooth, very simple. I provided our paperwork and received our room keys. Upon check-in, we were greeted with a nice warm hand towel, champagne or beer. We chose our drink based our preference; personally, I like to drink the bubbly. Once everything was settled, our wonderful bell boy escorted us to our room.
Our Suite First Impression:
As soon as our bellboy opened our room door I was amazed at how beautiful and big our suites were! Just picture yourself with an elegant bathroom which features a jacuzzi, private bathrooms, double sink, and a shower. All your amenities such as lotion, shower gel, shampoo, razors are present in your room.
There is a flat screen facing your bed, a beautiful canopy king size bed, night tables, mini fridge – restocked daily. Living space for you to relax, bath bathrobes and slippers and a BEAUTIFUL, BREAKTAKING Ocean view!
Who would complain? We were lucky enough to be in a building where we faced the ocean but also got a view of
the swimming pool.
I almost forgot one of the best features of this resort. The “Secret” box! Such a brilliant idea.
Think about all those times when you wanted a little snack to eat at 3 am, you call room service and of course, you need to cover up because your waiter needs to come into your room to set everything up for you. Well, at Secrets Wild Orchid all you have to do is turn on your privacy light switch. This automatically lets your waiter know that you don’t wish to be disturbed. They simply open up your secret box and put your order in there. That easy!
Where to eat:
At secrets, you do not need to make reservations to any of fantastic la cartes available to you. Mr. Blue and I dined at Blue Mountain for a Jamaican experience, Portofino, Bordeaux. Mr. Blue and I loved the set up of both Portofino and Bordeaux. Both restaurants had an indoor and patio section of the restaurants. We took advantage of the patio as we wanted to listen to the live music, entrainment while we dined.
Bordeuex! What an experience, the food was absolutely sensational.
Sugar Reef Swim Up Pool – We met amazing people, I’ve never been to a resort where people were so friendly and willing to get to know other guests. I must say, the resort staff did a great job bringing guests together to mingle and play games without making you feel pressured.
Usually Mr. Blue and I aren’t really into participating during games, but I must admit, the entrainment staff did a great job in involving every single person at the pool. We all had a great time playing games and just getting to know one another. It’s not something you see at other resorts. All of our drinks were prepared just right! We had no issues waiting to be served.
The beach was amazing, white sands, calm water, no seaweed. It was a delight to swim in. Waitstaff, who wants to get up while relaxing to get yourself a drink? Not a Secrets, every couple of minutes the waitstaff would come around to make sure you were okay.
Get blown away:
The resort has Hammocks around the beach area for relaxation, King size bed swings alongside the resort with an ocean view. Hidden little bamboo shacks for you to relax in – this hotel screams romance!
Oversized Patio Chairs, overlooking the beach. If you get the chance to grab one before they are all occupied, these are a magnificent place for you to sit down and watch the sunset with your loved one.
Picture yourself taking a nice stroll and watching a beautiful peacock family freely walking around the resort.
On Site Jerk Cart:
The famous jerk cart, you can’t miss it! Every day there was freshly made jerk.
And Yes! Jerk Chicken is the hottest thing in Jamaica – so please expect a line up. But don’t worry, have your drink in one hand and enjoy some of the music while you wait.
If you didn’t think your stay at Secrets Wild Orchid could get any better, think again!
Located in building 1 – we stayed in the Preferred section for part of our trip. Definitely, something to consider for a vacation. Our Preferred suite, had a tub in the balcony and jacuzzi in the bedroom. It was definitely a nice touch to be able to enjoy a jacuzzi in your balcony.
The preferred lounge always has snacks available for you, top shelf liquor.
I would return to Secrets Wild Orchid in a heart beat! In fact, I should start looking into that right now!