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Secrets Wild Orchid  

Montego Bay, JAmaica

"Beautiful Resort"
Posted by: Debbie and Pat  on Apr 10, 2015
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Ideally located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, an adults-only resort, will feature 350 opulent suites. Of all your vacation memories, Secrets Wild Orchid will be your most treasured.

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Secrets Wild Orchid Review: 4.7 of 5 3 reviews
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"Beautiful Resort"

Secrets Wild Orchid
User Rating:  Secrets Wild Orchid Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Debbie and Pat  on Apr 10, 2015  >  10 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Mar, 2015 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
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Room Block:
Preferred Club

Travelled with Sunwing Vacations. Flight was on time and transfer to the hotel fairly quick, about 20 to 25 minutes. On arrival we were taken to the Preferred Club checkin. Checkin went smoothly and we were taken to our room.

Our room was a first-floor swim-out room, overlooking the main pool. Room was very comfortable and nicely decorated, and housekeeping was excellent. The first day they didn't come to clean the room until mid-afternoon, but after putting in a request for morning maid service, it was done every day before noon. Bathroom is pretty much open to the rest of the room, just a curtain separating it. Nice Jacuzzi tub and shower, double sinks. The bed was incredible, you just sank into it. We slept very well. If you prefer a firm mattress you might not like it. We could get all the network channels on the TV as well as some movie channels, but due to the 1 hour time difference (Jamaica an hour earlier), we really didn't watch any of the network shows. The preferred rooms have a Jacuzzi on the balcony, we did not use ours. Each room in the Preferred Club comes with a team of butlers. They make sure you have everything you need, and give you a phone you can use to contact them at any time. And they always checked in with us every day to see if they could do anything for us. Our butlers were Garfield and Travis.

Restaurants and Bars:
There are 8 restaurants at the resort, plus a snack bar. The buffet restaurant is open only for breakfast and lunch, the evening restaurants are all a la carte. If you are in the preferred club the butler will make a reservation for you for your choice of time, otherwise it's first-come, first-served. Although we had reservations, I don't think we required them, there was never a lineup at the restaurants. The restaurant we enjoyed the most was the Japanese Restaurant, at the teppanyaki table where they cook the meal in front of you. Everyone has to make a reservation for that, as it fills up quickly. There is a Jamaican cuisine restaurant, Italian restaurant, Mexican restaurant, seafood restaurant, grill restaurant, French restaurant. Our first meal at the Italian restaurant was good, so we went back there the last night, and were disappointed. Neither the food or service was very good. Had steak at the grill restaurant one night, but it was very tough. I feel for the price point, the quality of the food could be better.

We mostly stayed at the Preferred Club pool. It was very quiet, no entertainment or activities going on there, you have to go to the main pool for that. There are small beaches all along the property (not a long walking beach). Never any problem finding a place to sit any time of the day. Bar service at the beach and pools was very good.

The ocean was very clear, you could walk out on the piers and look down and see fish, crabs, sea urchins, puffer fish, eels, starfish, and jellyfish. It was the start of jellyfish season so I was hesitant about going in the ocean, and we stuck with the pool.

The grounds are lovely, well looked after. There are about 15 peacocks that roam the property. Also the parrots, Bob and Rita.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
Went to the spa one day for a massage. Very nice, but quite pricey.

Other Comments:
It was hot the week we were there, but very cloudy and rained most days at some point, one day it rained off and on all day, other days not until late in the day. That was a little disappointing.

Overall we enjoyed our stay there very much.

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"Wonderful Honeymoon...Great Resort"

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User Rating:  Secrets Wild Orchid Review: 4.00 of 5

Posted by:  Dwayne  on Aug 23, 2012  >  2 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jul, 2012 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
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Room Block:
Main Building

Stayed here on my honeymoon, July 2 to July 9 and happy we made the choice. After a 20min ride from the airport we were in the lobby with an ice cold face towel sipping on mimosas…no issues.

We had the first room to the left once you get off the elevator on the 4th floor, Jr. Suite ocean view room 2426. This room has an amazing view of the ocean while overlooking the main pool/pool bar/seafood restaurant. The room is pretty much as seen in all the pics, open concept and modern…king bed w/ side tables, couch, table and desk, balcony table with chars, mini fridge stock daily with pop/juice/water/red stripe beer, safe, a/c and ceiling fan, flat-screen mounted on the wall, secrets light switch (do not disturb light outside the door). One thing I did like was the overhead speaker in the washroom which allowed you to listen to the television (wall switch allows you to control the volume). There was a “Honeymoon” banner that was wrapped around the door and they did give us flowers.
Negatives about the room: Mosquitoes! We always had the balcony door closed and blocked the bottom of the front door but they still got in. We had informed the front desk and they said they would spray the room but that didn’t work either. Another negative was housekeeping…sometimes we would come back to the room mid to late afternoon and housekeeping was not yet done also we didn’t feel the floors were cleaned to their best abilities.

Restaurants and Bars:
The food at this resort is very good. The breakfast buffet has a lot of options including 3 egg/omelet stations, and a crepes/pancake station. Lunch buffet was also good with many options to choose. We ate at the World Café (breakfast/lunch buffet), Oceana Seafood Restaurant (open for lunch and dinner – good wraps for lunch), Bordeaux (French), Himitsu (ate at the Teppanyaki table (reservation required) and regular seating area), Blue Mountain (Jamaican – disappointed they didn’t not serve authentic Caribbean food), Portofino (Italian), and the Barefoot grill (open at lunch for burgers/hotdogs/patties/nachos). Be sure to catch the Jerk chicken cart at lunch on the beach area for some tasty jerk chicken and sauce. We also did room service a few times…Jamaican breakfast on the balcony with the peaceful ocean in site was a memorable experience.


There are many bars on this resort, some offering better selections than others, but overall good selections and never too busy to get service. Piano bar gets a bit busy in the evening. Our favorite bar was the lobby/main building bar which offered top shelf selections (Jack Daniels, Grey Goose, CIROC, Appleton, Hennessy, Courvoisier..etc). Look for the bartender Rodney who works here or at the pool bar, he’s been bartending for 21 years and knows how to mix great drinks…great guy. Coco Café is in the Shopping Village area and serves specialty hot/cold coffee drinks, pastries, and sandwiches.

We had access to the Preferred sections so we used both beaches. The beaches are man-made and a bit rocky…wearing flip-flops on the beach and water-shoes in the ocean helps. The pref. beach has lots of loungers and umbrellas, never an issue to find a nice spot to relax in the sun. The waiters come around occasionally to take your order for drinks…but they will take a while to come back. The view on the pref. side is of vast green mountains…stunning! The non-pref. beach is much narrower than the pref. beach and seems to be more crammed with loungers. There are free non-motorized water-sports – snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, and kayaks. We only did the sailing and kayaks which was fun.
The main pool has enough loungers and a swim-up bar and there’s no need to wake up early to reserve loungers. Everyone was having a good time in and out of the pool…one day one of the waiters went into the pool, fully dressed, and started giving people shots straight from the bottle.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
There are a lot of things to do on the resort you don’t have to go offsite. They deliver a newsletter, the Sundial, to your room which outlines all the news, activities, and entertainment on the resort that day. Activities include morning yoga, beach and pool volleyball, dance lessons, bike tours, nightly shows…etc. There’s an outdoor stage, casino, games area, music lounge, spa, and movies shown daily in the shopping village.

We did the couples Swedish massage at the spa and it was great. There is a lot to do in the spa before your appointment.. we went to the sauna, steam room, swiss shower, hot/cold pool, and “hydrotherapy circuit” (pool with different water stations..zen fountains, massage beds, Jacuzzi..etc). The Swedish massage is about 80mins and worth every can use a coupon the hotel gives you towards the spa.

We did the Mystic Mountain Rain Forest excursion in Ocho Rios. Really a 4 in 1 excursion (Sky explorer, Bobsled ride, zip lining, and infinity pool with slide) and well worth the price. The Sky Explorer (ski lift) brings you up and down the mountain (15min each way with great views of the ocean, mountain, and landscape) and at the top you can also visit the museum, gift shop, restaurant, and a hummingbird sanctuary. The Bobsled ride is fast and fun but short. The infinity pool and water slide is fun and has a great view of Sunset Jamaica Grande below. Zip lining is an extremely fun experience ...a must do for anyone.

We also did the Mountain Valley River Rafting excursion in Montego Bay. The bamboo river ride is about 2hrs and our captain, Omar, was a great guide. Omar made us feel comfortable the entire ride and also gave us exfoliating feet rubs and coconut water to drink. The trip ends with a guided tour of a banana plantation, rum tasting and a delicious bbq chicken lunch. We both enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend this for couples wanting a relaxing natural experience.


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"Romance at its Best"

Secrets Wild Orchid
User Rating:  Secrets Wild Orchid Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Tony  on May 30, 2012  >  1 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: May, 2012 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
644 people found this review helpful

We spent 5 days at Wild Orchid and had one of the most romantic times other than Hawaii. The pools, food and entertainment was the best of any all inclusive we have gone to. Portofino's and the romantic dinner on the beach was the best. Food was great and staff was awesome. The pool was great fun overlooking the ocean. And yes jerk chicken barbeque at its best. Our room was spacious overlooking the pools. The best part was the staff, always smiling and their to help making it a memorable experience.

Room Number:

Room Block:
Main Bldg

The front desk welcomed you....with a smile and WELCOME HOME, clean and aroma of incense

Our room overlooked the 2 pools and ocean. Spacious and clean with a King Bed. Also had a jacuzzi bath tub to enjoy. And yes it has a tv, and a spacious lanai to relax and see all the activites

Restaurants and Bars:
The best 2 were Portofino which had great lasagna, ossom bocco, and chicken parm. The dinner on the beach was the best fillet I ever had.Lunch at Oceana had a salad bar and the World Cafe in the morning for breakfast. Alot of selection at each one of these.

The Piano bar is great at night before dinner and after. The entertainment starts at 8 pm through 10:30 with lots of music from the house bands.

The 2 pools were great with a swim up bar area.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
Volleyball at the Pool

Other Comments:
We would highly recommend this adult only resort. Romance, tasteful and absolutely beautiful in Jamaica MON

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