I forgot to mention yesterday that they upgraded me from the room I had reserved to the next level section of the resort, with supposedly more comfy beds and better quality rooms. Since I never actually saw the rooms on the St. James side, I cannot confirm that is true. I can only say that my Wild Orchid room is a beautiful suite with a nice deep tub, a big two person shower, wonderful tile floors, a sitting area with a couch and a table. The mini bar is fully stocked with water, juice and soda and did I mention free since this resort is all-inclusive???
This resort is so big, with two main sides to it - St. James and Wild Orchid. The St. James side is a full scale resort in itself, has a pool, a luxury "Preferred" section with a full bar and food almost around the clock, as well as ocean swimming right in front. The Wild Orchid side is the "upgraded" side, with fancier rooms, a bit fancier "Preferred" section also with a full bar and food, pool, spa and some of the rooms have a swim out pool right in front. There are 10 restaurants, 8 bars shared between the two resorts, a shopping village, dance lounge, piano bar and both an indoor theater and an outdoor stage for concerts by the water.
I enjoyed lunch overlooking the pool and full view of the gorgeous Caribbean ocean. The lunch itself was very nice - a nice cocktail of Vodka and pineapple, along with a jerk chicken wrap, salad bar and a few fries. Dinner this evening was at the Jamaican restaurant "Blue Mountain", where my waiter introduced himself as "James Bond". I cannot remember what I had for dinner, but I do remember I enjoyed some white wine - how many glasses I cannot be sure, since Mr. Bond was refilling the glass every time I was halfway done. In any case, it was a very nice wine and dinner was good :)
- The sunsets here are phenomenal
- All the hotel & resort staff are great at Secrets
- Rain in the morning, beautiful lush green sunny day in the afternoon
- This is the life :)