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**Secrets Wild Orchid or Jewel Dunn's River Resort? Montego Bay or Ocho Rios? Help!

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    Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:04 PM

    Hello - I've finally narrowed down the many all-inclusive, adult only resorts to choose from in Jamaica and need help picking from my final 2!! Both resorts look absolutely beautiful according to the website, but has anyone actually been to either of these resorts? I'd love to hear some real reviews beyond Travelocity :)

    Secrets is close to the airport, which is nice and convenient, but Jewel is right by the Dunn's River Falls which would be a great excursion opportunity for our guests. I'm torn!!

    Any suggestions are welcomed and appreciated!!

    #2 RobSylvia2012

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      Posted 13 August 2011 - 01:09 PM

      Hi...I am looking at Secrets Wild Orchids as well.  I haven't been able to find too much information on the forum about this resort.  Hopefully, we will start seeing comments from other brides.   I like Secrets as well because of how close it is to the airport.

      #3 JayKay

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      Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:34 AM

      My parents just got back from Secrets Wild Orchid a while ago.  They absolutely loved it and said it was definetly the best vacation they have been on (they travel A LOT!!).  The only thing they said was that because its so close to their airport you hear alot of the air traffic and the plane noises constantly, which was a bit annoying to them.  They said the food was amazing, the service was amazing.  We would be getting married there if it wasnt for my little neice and nephew who are coming!  We plan on honeymooning there though!

      #4 kelly101979

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        Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:30 PM

        I am getting married at Secrets St James this weekend.  It is attached to Secrets Wild Orchid and is actually less expensive and you still get to use all the things at both properties as well.  I promise to review this resort and the wedding services after I return.  I know that I had a tough time finding reviews on the wedding aspect when I was trying to decided so I really want to help out other brides.  


        #5 Leah22

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          Posted 24 September 2011 - 03:41 PM

          I visited Secrets St James last year and it was amazing!  My fiance wanted to get married there, but we have kids in our group!  Wild Orchid and St. James are essentially the same hotel.  They share the restaurants and bars, etc.  It is a 5 minute walk to get from 1 side to the other.  We actually preferred the St. James side because it was a little more spread out.  We saw a couple of weddings while we were there and my only gripe is that there were few "private areas" to perform the ceremony.  So you will probably have "on-lookers".


          I have never been to Jewel, but I am not a big fan of the Ocho Rios area and it is a very long and ride from the airport.

          #6 DaniScales2b

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            Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

            Do you have any information that you can share about your wedding at Secrets?

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