Ready To Wed!

Looking to have an amazing destination wedding that your guests will never stop talking about? Well, when you hold your destination wedding at select Secrets Resorts & Spas between the dates of April 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014 you’ll receive a $500 resort credit to use toward special touches that will make your wedding truly unique! Plus, if you book 10 rooms or more for a minimum of 3-nights the wedding couple stays free! So if your newly engaged and looking to have a breathtaking destination wedding then book your wedding from March 1 – April 30, 2014. Wondering what to do with your resort credit? Here are some ideas to get you started…

Bonfire on the beach

Bonfire on the beach

A bonfire on the beach is a unique twist for a welcome party! Roast s’mores by the fire along with an open bar serving top shelf spirits, delicious bites and add a D.J or an acoustic musician to set the mood for an amazing evening.

Tequila Tasting

Tequila Tasting

A Tequila Tasting Party is a great icebreaker to help with introductions. Enjoy the many flavors of Mexico by trying infused tequila at a guided tequila tasting.  Check with your wedding coordinator for availability.

 

Day after Brunch

Day after Brunch

It’s the day after the wedding and the party hasn’t stopped! Let your guests know how much you appreciate them coming to your wedding with a farewell brunch. Book a personal masseuse from the onsite Secrets Spa by Pevonia, to give your guests relaxing 10 minute massages – much needed after a full night of partying! Enjoy delicious food and mimosas as your guests talk about their favorite parts of the wedding!

Book today! 

Participating Resorts: Secrets Aura Cozumel Ι Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun Ι Secrets St. James Montego Bay Ι Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Ι Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa Ι Secrets The Vine Cancun ΙSecrets Silversands Riviera Cancun Ι Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta Ι Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort Ι Secrets Marquis Los Cabos ΙSecrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Visit http://www.unlimitedromance.com for more details!

Make it at Home: Jamaican Me Smile!

Hey, Mon! Have you tried our Jamaican Smile? This fruity concoction is one of our most popular drinks at Secrets St. James Montego Bay, and now you can make it right at home! Get that blender going, sit back, sip, and imagine you’re lounging next to the Caribbean Sea.

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Take Your “Suite” Away this Valentine’s Day!

It is time to Take Your “Suite” Away to Secrets St. James Montego Bay! Show your sweetheart just how much you care when you take advantage of our great rates!

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Your sweetie will have it all and we can’t wait to shower you in Unlimited-Luxury® amenities including a welcome cocktails, premium brand drinks, 24-hour room service and more!

Plan your getaway before February 16th! http://bit.ly/1gv713L

Secret St. James Montego Bay featured on SustainableTrips.org

Secrets St. James Montego Bay is proud to be featured on SustainableTrips.org! We believe you don’t have to sacrifice commitment to the environment to provide an incredible vacation experience. Secrets St. James is surrounded by so much Jamaican natural beauty that is worth protecting for future generations. We strive to minimize our impact on the environment through good engineering practices and operating procedures. We also participate in local environmental activities such as beautification projects, recycling, beach clean-ups and habitat protection. Here are a few other sustainability initiatives we’re proud of at Secrets St. James.

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  • A guest room energy conservation management system that utilizes a motion detector system to reduce air conditioning and lighting energy usage when guest rooms are unoccupied.
  • Through our recycling program, we have reduced the amount of plastic, cardboard boxes, and used toner inks that are sent to our landfills.
  • In September 2013, we participated in and sponsored an international beach clean up.
  • Composting projects are carried out by our landscaping department.
  • In our grey water treatment system, water is recycled from guest’s showers and utilized for irrigation on the property.
  • Housekeeping’s guest room conservation card provides guests with the option to reduce the amount of linens used during their stay, reducing the water and chemicals used for laundry services.
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings from our kitchens are donated to local pig farmers.
  • The hotel continues to embark on community sustainability projects to aid in the development of our society through charitable donations – cash or kind and time to schools, churches and other organizations in need.
  • In June 2013, the Catherine Hall Basic School beautification project included the creation of a vegetable garden and picnic tables, enhancement of the school grounds, and donations to children by our employees and guests.
  • We made donations to the Garland Children’s Home school in May 2013.
  • The Labour Day Project 2012 was a volunteer project in partnership with our local government to beautify the local Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay.
Ariel view of Secrets St. James Montego Bay

Ariel view of Secrets St. James Montego Bay

Click here to see our whole feature on SustainabilityTrips.org and book your stay with Secrets St. James today!

Guest Experience: Secret St. James Montego Bay

At Secrets Resorts & Spas, we love the way technology has made it so easy for guests to come up with fun, creative ways to share their vacation experiences. This video from Alicia M. showcasing her trip to Secrets St. James Montego Bay in Jamaica is the next best thing to being there in-person! You too could be having the time of your life in the beautiful Caribbean instead of shivering your way through these cold winter months.

Are looking to book your Winter GREATaway? Book your stay by February 25th and save up to 40% plus, receive up to $400 in resort coupons! Secrets St. James — Peaceful. Sophisticated. Paradise.

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Save the Date for your Welcome Cocktail Party!

Looking to have the destination wedding of your dreams? Let Secrets Resorts & Spas help you with customizable wedding packages, a wedding coordinator that helps you every step of the way and the Save Your Date promotion!  With the ‘Save Your Date’ promotion you could receive a complimentary cocktail party for up to 50 guests – includes one hour open bar serving top-shelf spirits, bartender service, hors d’oeuvres and more! All you have to do is book your destination wedding between the dates December 16, 2013 and February 28, 2014 at one of the participating Secrets Resorts & Spas below:

Secrets Aura Cozumel

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun

Secrets St. James Montego Bay 

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa 

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun 

Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun 

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta 

Secrets The Vine Cancun

 Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort 

Secrets Marquis Los Cabos

Plus, we’re giving away a chance to win a 3-night Unlimited-Luxury® stay! Just show us your idea of your Dream Destination Wedding on Pinterest to win! Imagine having your wedding at one of these resorts:

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Secrets The Vine Cancun

Secrets The Vine Cancun

Secrets Aura Cozumel

Secrets Aura Cozumel

Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun

Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun

Find the perfect Secrets resort for you, learn more about this promotion and contest, and book your destination wedding at UnlimitedRomance.com. Don’t forget to Save Your Date by February 28, 2014!

Tis’ the Season to Decorate Our Trees!

At Secrets Resorts & Spas, we love getting in to the holiday spirit and giving our guests a taste of Christmas at their home away from home! One of our favorite holiday traditions at Secrets St. James Montego Bay and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay is our annual Christmas tree competition. Each resort location chooses their own theme and staff members work together to create a unique holiday display for all to enjoy. A few of this year’s themes include Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay’s “Irie Ras Mas,” celebrating Rastafarian culture, Blue Mountain Restaurant’s Jamaican-themed tree, decorated with national colors, lights, fruits, foods and popular icons, and Secrets St. James Montego Bay’s “Unda Dah Sea” tree, inspired by the Caribbean ocean and decorated with characters from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Each tree is judged on factors such as the creativity of its lights and decorations, originality of the theme and team spirit. With a top prizes the stakes are high! Prizes will be awarded at the Annual Staff Christmas Party on Dec. 14th. Check out some of the contestants below and tell us your favorite!

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Happy Holidays from Secrets Resorts & Spas!

Secrets St. James Hosts Bar Mixology Competition 2013

At Secrets St. James Montego Bay, we love finding that perfect tropical drink for you to sip on while you bask in the sun. We decided to host a friendly competition between all of our bartenders to see who could create the best beach cocktail. The results were quite delicious!

Our bartenders showcased their talents at the Mixology competition in September.

Our bartenders showcased their talents at the Mixology competition in September.

Watermelon slices and a sprig of mint make for a refreshing drink!

Watermelon slices and a sprig of mint make for a refreshing drink!

 One of our talented bartenders shakes up the competition!


One of our talented bartenders shakes up the competition!

This lime cocktail will surely put you in a tropical mood!

This lime cocktail will surely put you in a tropical mood!

Each drink is carefully concocted to ensure unbelievable taste.

Each drink is carefully concocted to ensure unbelievable taste.

Don’t miss our next Mixology competition—book your stay at Secrets Resorts & Spas today! To see the entire photo album of our recent competition, LIKE us on Facebook!

Secrets St. James Montego Bay: A Top 10 Proposal Spot!

As “wedding season” starts to wind down, you may think you missed the ‘romance boat’ on the perfect summer setting for a proposal. Not quite. Destinology.com compiled their “Top 10 Places in the World to Propose” and Secrets St. James Montego Bay is on it!

Impress your loved one and bask in the last of summer as you pop the question at one of the most romantic resorts in Jamaica. Secrets St. James provides romantic nooks, stunning views and all the Unlimited-Luxury® privileges you expect from Secrets Resorts & Spas.

But enough from us, here’s why Destinology.com chose Secrets St. James:

“This is a great option for those looking to combine a wedding proposal with a 5* all-inclusive holiday nearby to lots of attractions… The hotel itself offers full butler service to add a touch of flair to proceedings, and opportunities to propose also exist on a range of diving trips and guided snorkelling ventures in protected reefs. Restaurants here are varied and the sugar white beach is perfection personified.”

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Let us know why you chose Secrets St. James as your top proposal spot on Facebook!

Travel Tuesday: Top Five Things to Do in Montego Bay

Who says you can’t leave the beach during your vacation? Often, the best vacation memories arise when you add a little dose of adventure to your day. If you’re staying at Secrets St. James Montego Bay or Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, we have a list of the top five activities that will take your vacation from ordinary to extraordinary!

  • Cinnamon Hill Golf Course

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Are you an avid golfer? Located on the coastline of the Caribbean Sea, look no further than Cinnamon Hill Golf Course as your go-to greens during your vacation. The scenery around the green includes a waterfall that appeared in a James Bond movie, as well as Johnny and June Cash’s winter home. Golfers can even feel the spray of the sea as they tee off on the fairway!

  • Montego Bay Marine Park

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This natural marine park is protected by the Jamaican government and is home to a dizzying array of sea life. Visitors rave about its fabulous snorkeling and scuba diving, which is largely due to pristine visibility in the calm, clear waters.

  • Doctor’s Cave Beach

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This beautiful, 300-yard strip of beach is located just north of downtown Montego Bay. It is widely considered to be the best beach in Montego Bay and is part of the protected Montego Bay Marine Park. There is a small admission fee for beachgoers, but the calm, blue waters and stellar snorkeling are completely worth it.

  • Half Moon Equestrian Center

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Always dreamed of horseback riding on the beach? Here is your chance! The Half Moon Equestrian Center offers every type of equine experience: from riding, to jumping, to polo lessons and more! The stable even boasts a “Pony Park,” where children can interact with smaller horses in a comfortable and safe environment.

  • Croydon Plantation

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Visitors to this historic and fully operational plantation are rewarded with unforgettable views of the unique and beautiful island. On the ride to the plantation, you will experience an inside look into the “real Jamaica,” as you pass by rolling hills and quaint family farms. Guests far and wide rave about the sheer beauty and wealth of knowledge gained during their visit to Croydon Plantation.

There are so many amazing activities that await you at Secrets Resorts & Spas! Book your trip today and speak to your concierge about planning your adventurous day trip!