Today I am leaving Ocho Rios behind for the night and travelling to see some of the AM Resorts Hotels in Montego Bay. With an overnight stay at the Secrets Wild Orchid.
Our first stop was Zoetry, a Wellness and Spa Resort. Here the emphasis was on health and relaxation. The accommodation blocks did not have lifts so it was stairs all the way. I guess you could call it a boutique hotel and its setting on the outskirts of the resort is beautiful. Everything has a calm feel about it, with décor being all about nature, wood, muted colours etc.
The hotel sits on a private stretch of beach so no fear of being pestered whilst you relax. It is not a large Hotel with only 49 rooms, all of which are suites. Guests receive endless privileges as they like to call them, Minibar refreshed twice daily, 24 Hour in suite dining, complimentary calls worldwide, Maid service 3 times a day, a bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit daily, Gourmet Dining, Butler service, Complimentary snorkelling excursion, Complimentary shopping trip to Rose Hall, Complimentary 20 minute wellness experience or fitness consultation, free WiFi with unlimited connectivity and if you stay 5 nights or more you get complimentary Club Mobay lounge access at the airport, Complimentary Private Sunset Boat ride to Secrets as well.
The Spa is again very natural with hot and cold pools being outdoor rather than inside as in many spas. The Sauna Room etc all reflect the very back to nature feel of the Hotel.
The Beach is beautiful with areas to sit and relax and you can indulge in a little Jerk Chicken at Jerky Joes!
Some of the Suites have swim up Pools outside the veranda and the Main pool is a haven of quiet, no noisy music to disturb the peace.
From here we went to the Hotel Complex we would be staying at. We were staying at Secrets Wild Orchid and the other 2 Hotels in the complex are Secrets St James and Breathless.
This whole complex was immaculately laid out and the beach area was chilled and inviting.
It consists of 350 Luxury suites and I love the fact that the corridors are open sided so you can stand a look out across the complex.
My Room was beautiful. I loved the partly open plan Bathroom with a curtain you could draw back to open up the bathroom to the bedroom area. It had a sumptuous whirlpool bath, twin sinks and the Toilet and shower were in separate cubicles.
The Bedroom had a four-poster bed. There was a lovely seating area near to the balcony and the balcony itself was spacious with lovely sea views.
The Minibar was well stocked and there was a coffee maker as well. In addition to this, the management gave us all a present of a Bottle of Appletons Rum and a large bag of my favourite Blue Mountain Ground Coffee. I was in heaven!
The Main pool was very social with a swim-up bar. Here are some of my fellow travellers already indulging in a swim and cocktail.
When I got back to my room to get ready for the evening I had two friends outside the balcony. Meet Polly, as Peter was shy
We were taken on a Tour of breathless before dinner. This hotel is very modern and the suites are beautiful. It is an adult only complex and the décor in the rooms is adult themed.
It is smaller than the other two Hotels with just 100 rooms in total. The emphasis here is on freestyle living, with the Entertainment DJ zone, weekly and monthly themed parties and events, Live music and dancing and Gala parties. There is a water sports centre with all manner of sports you can try. There are lots of zones to hang out including the rooftop pool with swim up bar, Hardrock café and technology centre.
All ready for Dinner
The Wild Orchid then treated us to dinner on the beach.
Guests can experience this if they have a special occasion.
The food was fantastic and so was the entertainment. A lady from Cuba played the electronic Violin whilst we ate.
After a fairly late Night, I could have done without my early morning alarm though!
Next time, I will conclude my Hotel visits and then give you the low down on some of the entertainment we experienced.