VIVA TRAVELS [Recap] | Secrets Wild Orchid
Secrets Wild Orchid is a stylish, radiant, adults-only all-inclusive resort set on a peninsula, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea that features 350 expansive suites, impeccable service, exclusive amenities and complimentary activities. As an AAA, 4-Diamond resort, this island retreat offers the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation in Jamaica.
MS VIVA VOCE's HOTEL REVIEW & RECOMMENDATIONS
Overall, the services were good. The check-in, the servers at the beach/pool, piano bar, anywhere throughout the resort.
ROOM: We booked the OceanFront suite although it felt like it was an OceanView but nonetheless the views were breathtaking. Loved the amenities, balcony, the rain shower and the whirlpool tub. FOOD: My favorites were the Jamaican (Blue Mountain), The Buffet (World Cafe) and the Japanese (Hitmisu).
Blue Mountain: I ordered the Oxtail with rice and it reminded me of the way my mom cooks it, yummy!!
World Cafe: A buffet that serves all you can eat Lobster, grilled or jerk you name it, is a plus in my book!! It was cooked to perfection!!
Hitmisu: Reservations are a must for Hibachi. It's just an awesome experience.
Jerk Chicken Cart: Oh man, what a delight it was to eat Jerk Chicken during the day (Noon to 2 pm) and late night (Midnight to 3 AM) after partying at Pier One. I miss it dearly. BEACH: It is rocky as you enter and then it smooth sand. But bring your water shoes. The water is calm, nice and warm. Beware for Jellies during Hurricane and Jelly season [Mid August - October]. POOL: LIke in most resorts, the lounge chairs on the main pool were first come, first served, so it was difficult at times to find one so we opted out for the Preferred Pool side which I enjoyed the most. It is very quiet but you get to enjoy the pool float, loved the couches which were nice and comfy, the drinks were on point on the preferred side and the views were spectacular. The hot tub on the preferred side was perfect, we had it all to ourselves. Loved it!! ENTERTAINMENT: The live band was phenomenal!! Loved that it was outside, it was such a beautiful atmosphere. Loved the outdoor movie theater played the most recent movies. Enjoy coffee or even soft served ice cream while you watch the movie.
SPECIAL THANKS: Special Thanks to Taschelle who took care of us during our stay. She was very attentive. Although, the spa is being renovated, the spa was very good. Special Thanks to Marsha and Joanne. Carlton, the Coconut man.
You must TIP!! TIP!! TIP!!! My crew and I did not experienced any issues with any of the staff because we all Tipped and they appreciated it. Some even Thanked us for being the only people who actually tipped which baffled all of us. Yes people, it is an all-inclusive resort, but you should still tip. Tipping goes a long way, try it sometime, you'll thank me later.