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I am a little late on this post, but better late than never! My husband and I took a much-needed trip to Secrets Wild Orchid, an all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in December of 2021. It was the perfect getaway during the cold winter weather at home. You can never go wrong with sunny and seventy-five.
My husband and I live in the southern part of the United States, so getting to Jamaica was fairly easy. The flight was a little over an hour. We flew into the airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. We scheduled a pick-up from the airport to transport us to the resort. From the airport, it was about a 30-minute ride by bus to reach our destination for the next five days!
Upon arriving, there were bellhops to take our luggage to get it to our room without us having to keep up with it. We were also greeted with Champagne while waiting to be checked into the resort and get our room information. The staff was very nice and friendly and greeted us with a smile!
The process to check into the resort and confirm our information was easy. After a short while, we were ready to enjoy paradise for the next five days!
After checking in and getting our room information, we went to check it out. Our luggage was delivered to our room very quickly. The room had a balcony with a nice view of the pool and deck area. You could also see the beautiful ocean from our balcony (peep the beautiful pictures from our balcony)!
Our room was very nice. We had complimentary robes & slippers waiting for us in our room (I’ve never stayed somewhere that did this!).
There was a shower, bathtub, and toilet, which had a private area. The bed was big and comfy, and I enjoyed the seating and desk area to work on my writing during our downtime in the evenings
The food is usually my favorite part of any vacation (lol). This trip did not disappoint!
There were many different options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout the day. We enjoyed cuisine from all over the world and got to try new things!
The first day we arrived, we started with ordering room service while we settled in from the journey there. We ordered a yummy Jamaican Jerk pizza and it really hit the spot! Afterward, we were ready to explore the resort.
There were plenty of restaurants, lounges, and bars to choose from at the resort. During the day, they had beachside places to grab a bite to eat and to get drinks, and they also had servers that would walk along the pool and beach area and take orders!
We started the mornings with an amazing buffet with food options from all over the world. We also enjoyed a mimosa and a cup of coffee. There was also a cute little cafe, Coco’s Cafe, to grab a coffee and pastry to take with you.
There was cuisine from all over the world offered to us each day.
Blue Mountain- Jamaican Carribean Cuisine
Carribean style food is definitely one of our favorite choices. One of my go-to meals at home are Jamaican Jerk pork chops! We love spicy food, so this place was a hit!
Bordeaux- French Cuisine
Many of you may know that France holds my heart, so trying the French cuisine was a must! It felt more like fine dining, so I dressed a little nicer when we went to this restaurant than the others. French food, wine, and dessert… what more could you ask for?
El Patio- Classic Mexican Cuisine
Mexican food is our all-time favorite, so we ate at this restaurant twice during our trip. The food was amazing and definitely authentic.
Himitsu- Pan-Asian Cuisine
For this restaurant, you need reservations. It was the only restaurant that you needed a reservation for at the resort. It was a lot of fun eating at Himitsu! It was fun talking with the chef as he was cooking and seeing his awesome skills.
POrtofino- Trattoria-Style Italian Cuisine
Italian is another one of my favorites (I’m beginning to think I just love food, lol). The food was good here as well.
The food was amazing at all the restaurants, and we enjoyed trying new things!
The beach was right outside of the resort. I enjoyed being able to leave our room, take the elevator, walk outside, and the beach literally being right there!
I absolutely loved lounging on the beach all day. The water was beautiful, clear, and felt amazing.
The food and drink options close by were great. Our favorite lunch and snack option was the jerk chicken! The “chicken man” (as we called him) would walk along the beach area pushing a cart where he was making jerk chicken on the spot. The jerk chicken was phenomenal, spicy, and authentic. It was perfect for the Jamaican vibe.
The beach was the most relaxing part of the trip. We enjoyed lying in the sun and taking naps. We also enjoyed listening to the waves and the fun happening around us. We could also get fresh coconut water (insert heart eyes!) and all the food we wanted!
There were plenty of activities to keep you busy and entertained during your trip if you wanted. They had an itinerary set up each day for activities starting early in the morning. There were poolside games like trivia or yoga in the mornings.
We spent most of our time relaxing by the beach, having a cocktail, or enjoying good food. We did like to enjoy the festivities and entertainment in the evening.
One of my favorite nights, they had a live band, and people would have dance-offs on the stage. It was so much fun to watch everyone dancing. By the end of the night, they had everyone on the dance floor doing the Macarena. It was a blast!
Another evening they had a beach party with music and dancing as well. It was a lot of fun to learn new dances with my husband.
This has been one of my favorite trips ever (I may say that about all of them, though)! Having everything you need in a short walking distance, the beach right outside your room, the pool, all you can eat food and drinks, and the beautiful scenery. It truly was paradise, and we enjoyed every minute of it!
I recommend a trip like this if you are wanting to relax and not have to worry about things to do, where to go, or getting around a strange city. Everything you need is right on the resort.
Do you love to travel and have many places you would like to visit? Snag your copy of my travel bucket list to keep track of where you want to go and where you have already been!
Until next time,