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Our Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa Reviews

Are you dreaming of a luxurious adults-only retreat in the Caribbean at one of the multiple all-inclusive Secrets resorts locations? In this article we’ll look at Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa. Nestled in the secluded bay of Anse Marcel on the northern side of Saint Martin, this couples’ resort offers the perfect blend of relaxation, indulgence, and breathtaking natural beauty.

In this comprehensive discussion of Secrets St. Martin reviews, we’ll cover everything from location to amenities and activities to rooms and dining options so you can decide if Secrets St. Martin is the right resort for your Caribbean honeymoon or romantic vacation.

Secrets St. Martin Reviews: Overview

Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa is situated on the French side of the enchanting Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Divided between the French side, Saint-Martin, and the Dutch side, Sint Maarten, the island offers a unique blend of European charm and Caribbean allure.

The resort is conveniently located just a 30- to 45-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport, the main airport on the Dutch side. Alternatively, regional flight connections are available at the nearby Grand Case Airport, which is only a 10-minute drive from Secrets St. Martin.

Upon arrival at the resort, you’ll be greeted with breathtaking views of the bay of Anse Marcel. As you make your way down the hill to the small village of the same name, you’ll be immersed in the tropical beauty that surrounds Secrets St. Martin. The open-air lobby welcomes you with vibrant colors and a distinct Caribbean ambiance.

With a Google rating of 3.7, most Secrets St. Martin reviews are 4 and 5 stars, but there are a fair number of 3, 2, and 1 star reviews. Guests especially rave about the gorgeous location and beach, as well as excellent service.

Secrets St. Martin Reviews: Rooms & Suites

At Secrets St. Martin Resort, you’ll find a wide range of luxurious suites to suit your preferences and desires. The resort features two larger 3-story buildings that stretch towards the ocean from either side of the lobby, as well as smaller 2-story buildings on the right-hand side. Depending on your choice of suite, you may enjoy a garden view, a mountain view, or even a swim-out suite.

Situated on the quiet far right-hand side of the resort, the Preferred Club Junior Suite Marina Swim Out Suite offers a fresh Caribbean design with clean lines and modern touches. The spacious entrance area features a sitting area, a table and chairs, and a convenient desk for those who need to catch up on work or stay connected.

Further inside, you’ll find a well-stocked minibar and a stylish bathroom, complete with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. The highlight of the suite is the bedroom, featuring a large glass sliding door that opens up to a private terrace with swim-out access to the pool. Each morning, you will wake up to the views of the mountains while sipping your morning coffee on the terrace.

As an all-inclusive resort, Secrets St. Martin ensures that your minibar is replenished daily with a selection of cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as snacks, water, and coffee for the in-room Nespresso machine.

Some Secrets St. Martin reviews did not find the Preferred Club upgrades to be worth it, some had maintenance issues with their rooms, and some were disappointed that the majority of rooms did not have ocean views.

Secrets St. Martin Reviews: Dining and Drinks

Six dining options here include 3 a la carte restaurants, 1 grill, 1 cafe, and 1 buffet. In addition, there are 5 bars and lounges, so you can enjoy a tropical cocktail at the swim-up bar or while soaking up the sun. Remember, with Secrets Resorts, you get Unlimited-Luxury privileges, which means you get access to unlimited alcoholic drinks including premium brands.

The Market Cafe is the main restaurant, open for breakfast and lunch buffet. Here, you can indulge in a wide array of international cuisine, including local Caribbean dishes. The breakfast buffet offers an assortment of options, from fresh omelets made to order to delectable international favorites. The lunch buffet features rotating items, ensuring that there’s always something new to savor.

For dinner, you have several options to choose from. Himitsu offers Pan-Asian cuisine, while Olio serves up Mediterranean-Caribbean dishes with stunning views of the beach. Portofino is the place to go for contemporary Italian cuisine, where you can savor the flavors of the Mediterranean while enjoying the beauty of the ocean. However, some Secrets St. Martin reviews note that at certain times of the year, not all restaurants are open every night so choices may be limited.

If you’re in the mood for a quick snack or a caffeine fix, head to the Coco Cafe. Here, you’ll find a selection of small snacks, pastries, and a variety of coffee and tea options. The Rendezvous Lobby Bar is the perfect spot to unwind before or after dinner, where you can mingle with other guests and enjoy a wide range of drinks and cocktails.

Secrets St. Martin Reviews: Beach

One of the most enticing features of Secrets St. Martin Resort is its pristine beach. Located in a secluded bay, the beach spans the entire resort and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. The crystal-clear waters invite you to take a refreshing swim, and if you’re patient, you may even spot some turtles gracefully swimming by.

As the resort is situated in a bay, the beach area is not extensive, but the charm and tranquility more than makes up for that. Whether you prefer lounging on the soft sand, taking a leisurely stroll along the shore, swimming, or simply enjoying the stunning views, the beach at Secrets St. Martin provides the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Secrets St. Martin reviews rave about how beautiful the beach is, but point out that no beaches on this side of the island are private so the beach can have children on it at times. However, guests say that since this is a relatively secluded area, you’re not likely to have too many other people around.

Secrets St. Martin Reviews: Pools

If you prefer poolside lounging, Secrets St. Martin has you covered with its magnificent infinity pool. In fact, it boasts the largest infinity pool in the Western Caribbean, offering plenty of space for relaxation and fun. The pool area features an abundance of lounge chairs strategically placed under umbrellas, allowing you to soak up the sun or find shade whenever you desire.

The pool also offers a range of activities to keep you entertained. Join in a game of pool volleyball, or take a leisurely ride on an exercise bike in the water. Many Secrets St. Martin reviews raved about the pool.

The Manatees swim-up bar and Barefoot Grill are the perfect spots to grab a refreshing drink or snack throughout the day. Take a dip in the pool, swim up to the bar, and indulge in a tropical cocktail or satisfy your hunger with a delicious grilled treat.

If you need to soak your body after a long day of activities, Secrets St. Martin also boasts the largest oceanfront hot tub.

Secrets St. Martin Reviews: Activities and Entertainment

At Secrets St. Martin, there’s a variety of things to do, but Secrets St. Martin reviews note that this resort doesn’t have as much as some of the other Secrets locations.

If you’re feeling active, take advantage of the calm, warm water to go swimming, head to the covered area near the pool for a game of table tennis, or take advantage of the fully equipped gym. Explore the resort’s beautiful surroundings with a leisurely walk, hike, or jog along the palm-tree-lined pathways. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the stunning wildlife that calls this Caribbean paradise home.

For those who want to unwind and pamper themselves, the onsite spa offers a range of treatments and services designed to rejuvenate your body and mind (for an extra cost). Indulge in a soothing massage, enjoy a refreshing facial, or simply unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the spa.

There are also full-day and half-day tours of the area (extra fees may apply). These include Caribbean shopping tours, rainforest tours, ziplining, snorkeling, private fishing charters, French-Caribbean cooking class, and more.

If you don’t want to leave the resort, you can participate in complimentary board games, darts, a giant chess board, pool tables, pool volleyball, water aerobics, yoga, and more. For day and night entertainment, you can play games by the pool, do walking tours, enjoy nightly music, or sing your favorite song at karaoke.

However, some Secrets St. Martin reviews were disappointed by the lack of activities and entertainment at night, noting that this resort is better suited for people who don’t want much nightlife.

Secrets St. Martin Reviews: Romance Packages

There are several romance packages to choose from for couples who are celebrating honeymoons, anniversaries, and destination weddings at Secrets St. Martin. For destination weddings, couples can choose between four packages that range from $1,000 to $11,999.

There is a big gap between the wedding packages depending on what you are looking for. If you want to do a simple elopement, then expect to pay around $1,000. However, if you want to bring 80 to 100 guests, then you will be paying $11,999, but with how expensive weddings can be, this is a pretty good deal, in our opinion.

If you want to do a honeymoon package, there is one for $1,099 and includes sparkling wine, fresh fruit, and flowers upon arrival. It also comes with one morning of breakfast and mimosas in bed, a 25-minute couples’ massage, a private beachfront dinner with a bottle of wine, romantic turndown service with petit fours, and free anniversary nights with a minimum of five paid nights.

If you are celebrating an anniversary, there is a complimentary Newlywed & Anniversary Package. This package comes with a welcome letter, fresh fruit, a bottle of sparkling wine, one evening of special turndown service, one morning of breakfast in bed with mimosas with a reservation, and 15% off spa treatments.

Guests can also do a vow renewal package for $499, which comes with the same benefits as the anniversary package. There is also a Pop the Question Engagement Package for $299, which comes with rose petals and a candle-lit path leading towards the proposal spot, “Will You Marry Me?” carved in the sand, a bottle of sparkling wine, one bouquet of roses, a door banner that reads, “Just Engaged,” and an engagement photo shoot with five photos.

Secrets St. Martin Reviews: Conclusion

Secrets St. Martin is set in a stunning location and offers a peaceful and romantic experience. The island of St. Martin is a Caribbean paradise with plenty of activities and attractions for visitors to explore. However, this is not the top-rated Secrets resort, and there are a number of critical Secrets St. Martin reviews.

If you aren’t sure whether this is the best Secrets resort for you, we have other articles that may help, including Cheapest Secrets Resort for an Affordable All-Inclusive Adults-Only Vacation, 5 Best Secrets Resorts in Mexico 2023, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Reviews 2023, Impression by Secrets Isla Mujeres Review, and Secrets vs. Breathless Resorts: Which Is Best for You?.

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