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Secrets St James & Wild Orchid in Jamaica

Secrets St James & Wild Orchid in Jamaica

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the destinations you want to visit by visiting them firsthand. While in Jamaica we had the pleasure of staying at the luxurious Secrets Wild Orchid All-Inclusive resort for adults only. This resort impressed us with its understated elegance, beautiful location, and top notch service. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples looking for a romantic getaway, Weddings, and Honeymoons


Secrets St James & Wild Orchid sit on a peninsula with water on three sides.

Photo Tour

Take a photo tour and see for yourself the beauty of Secrets St James and Wild Orchid.  All pictures were taken during our stay and none have been modified or enhanced.

The Secrets Wild Orchid side
One of four beaches
There are lots of comfy places to relax on the beach, no crowds here!
Starfish bay is a great place to see starfish and stingray
There is plenty of pool space to cool off in.
Lots of comfy places to relax at the pool too
The Jerk Chicken cart is a hit with guests.
The Seaside Grill has a lovely setting within the pool and delicious seafood.
The Piano Bar is picturesquely set near Starfish Bay and has nightly live sing-a-long piano music.
The food at the Italian restaurant, Portofino, is outstanding as is the outdoor setting.
Himitsu with Pan-Asian food
Swim out suites on the Wild Orchid side
The Wild Orchid suites have a modern, caribbean decor.
Wild Orchid sitting area
Wild Orchid bathroom with jacuzzi tub
Wild Orchid oceanview balcony with soaking tub
The suites on St James side have a English colonial decor.
St James sitting area
The Secrets Spa by Pevonia
The St James Preferred club lounge offers snacks and drinks and a relaxing place to lounge.
The walkway along Starfish Bay offers lovely Jamaican views.
The Secrets grounds are manicured to perfection.

Resort Highlights

Secrets Wild Orchid and Secrets St James, both AAA Four Diamond resorts since 2011, are upscale adult only all-inclusive resorts that share amenities.  Secrets Wild Orchid, made for the youthful soul and young at heart, is stylish, radiant, and fun.  Secrets St James is a peaceful, sophisticated paradise for guests who want to escape to a quieter atmosphere.  These stunning resorts, in an ideal location, offer true Jamaican enchantment while including endless luxuries such as limitless access to gourmet dining, unlimited top-shelf spirits, pool and beach wait service, theme parties, and live nightly entertainment; and all with no pesky towel cards or wristbands! 


  • Water sports that are included are sailboats, kayaks, snorkeling, water aerobics, water polo, pool volleyball, and an itroductory scuba lesson in the pool.
  • Guests have access to the resort's private catamaran for an additional fee.
  • Other activities included are aerobics, basketball, beach football, bicycle tours, bocce ball, cooking classes, dance classes, darts, fitness center, jogging trail, yoga, ping-pong, pool tables, soccer, tennis court, and volleyball.
  • Five major golf courses, 3 or which are world-renowned, are locted near the resorts.
  • A lovely promenade runs between the two resorts featuring shops, restaurants, piano bar, theatre, game lounge, and more.
  • Guests staying in Preferred Club Suites have access to dining, activities, and amenities at Breathless Montego Bay right next door.


  • Each resort has 350 spacious suites with 24-hour room service, a private furnished patio or balcony, Secrets Box for private room service, daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, bottled water and beer, hair dryer, cable TV, MP3 docking alarm clock, robe and slippers, coffee maker, whirpool tub, in-room safe, and sitting area.
  • In addition, the Preferred Club suites offer private check-in and check-out, soaking tub on the patio or balcony, private lounge, concierge service, private pool, and upgraded mini-bar and bath amenities.
  • Most of the suites have incredible ocean views and the balconies have plenty of room to sit out and enjoy a pretty Jamaican sunset with a Red Stripe in hand.
  • Butler service is available for all room categories.
  • Swim Out Suites offer direct access to a small pool and gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea.

Food & Drink

  • Secrets St James and Wild Orchid boast a total of 10 restaurants: 1 buffet, 7 a la carte, a grill, and a cafe. 
  • The cafe serves authentic Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee and snacks 24 hours a day. 
  • The Seaside Grill is in a unique setting within the pool with lovely ocean views and delicious seafood.
  • Portofino serves outstanding Italian food in a delightful ambiance with outdoor seating available.
  • Guests can enjoy unlimited top shelf spirits at the 9 bars and lounges, ranging from the swim up bars to the piano bar. 
  • There are authentic Jamaican jerk chicken & beef patty carts at the beach and pool daily.
  • Preferred Club guests have the opportunity to dine at next door Breathless Montego Bay.
  • Both resorts have a Preferred Club Lounge serving daily continental breakfast, afternoon hors d'oeuvres, exquisite desserts, and fine liquors.


  • These resorts have an absolute ideal location, sitting on a peninsula with water on 3 sides and offering 180 degrees of stunning ocean views.
  • They are located only 15 minutes from the Montego Bay airport but they do not have the air traffic noise that other resorts near the airport do.
  • The resorts boast a 300-yard private beach with calm water that's perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and water sports.
  • Secrets Wild Orchid sits on Starfish Bay where you can see colorful starfish and watch the stingrays swim by gracefully.
  • Nearby local points of interest include Montego Bay's famous "Hip Strip" and legendary Rose Hall Great House, known for its tales of being haunted.

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About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my All-Inclusive Resort reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!

Posted: Fri, Nov 11, 2016

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