Helping the Community: Secrets Resorts & Spas in Montego Bay

Community outreach is very important to us at all our Secrets Resorts & Spas. We are committed to doing our part, big or small, to contribute to the success of our surrounding communities.

Recently, Secrets St. James Montego Bay and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay did their part by lending a hand to the Catherine Hall Basic School in Montego Bay. The school was in need of a major facelift and, with the help of 48 meeting planners and more than 40 managers and employees from Secrets, it got just that.

Because the school was not financially able to support this project, the volunteer effort began. The overall beautification of the school ground included: painting of all the school walls and murals, construction of outdoor benches, repairs on several furniture items, creation of a garden and enhancements to the children’s recreation area.

“The school has been around for over 30 years and since Secrets came on board, it has been a good experience. We are very grateful to the resort; the school has really grown significantly since their involvement,” said Chairman of the Catherine Hall Basic School, Patrick Christie.

Great job Secrets St. James and Secrets Wild Orchid for helping out the local community! Keep it up!


Meeting planners Deborah Wallendorf and Jim Marzullo are joined by Secrets Resorts & Spas of Montego Bay’s Resident Manager in a paint job of the Catherine Hall Basic School.

For more on the Catherine Hall Basic School project, click here.

Secrets Wild Orchid & Secrets St. James Supports Local Blogger Community

We are excited to announce that Secrets Wild Orchid and Secrets St. James Montego Bay will be sponsoring the first annual Jamaica Blog Awards! The Jamaica Blog Awards was founded to celebrate blogging talent in Jamaica and acknowledge excellence in this dynamic medium of expression that has swept the island.

The Jamaica Blog Awards will take place on January 16, 2011 at 7 pm and will be streamed live online. The night promises to be full of entertainment, surprises and most importantly, acknowledgment of the creativity and talent of Jamaican bloggers. Nearly 300 blogs were nominated across 16 categories. The category winners and the winner of the Jamaica Blog of the Year Award will be revealed during the show. 

We are proud of the country in which our resorts are located and we are always looking for unique opportunities to support local talent. In July 2010, we teamed up with the Jamaica Tourist Board to host a Bloggers Retreat with influential bloggers from both near and far. Since then, we were approached by one of the bloggers who attended the retreat with the opportunity to support the Jamaica Blog Awards.

We are proud to support the local Jamaican blogging community once again and will be giving away the grand prize for the Jamaica Blog of the Year Award —-a free-3 night stay to either Secrets Wild Orchid or Secrets St. James!! The winner will get to experience Unlimited-Luxury® at its finest, including elegant accommodations, gourmet dining, unlimited premium beverages, nightly entertainment and so much more!

The countdown is on until the Jamaica Blog Awards. To follow all the latest details about the awards show, visit the Jamaica Blog Awards website, become a Facebook fan of Jamaica Blog Awards or follow @JaBlogAwards on Twitter.  You can also click here to access the streaming video on the day of the show. Good luck to all of the nominees. We can’t wait to find out who wins!