Secrets St. James Montego Bay is constantly being inspired to build a legacy of extraordinary service in which we operate. This service extends into our social and environmental responsibility, where our aim is to positively impact the lives of others and make a meaningful difference.
We strive to prevent or reduce waste at the source and minimize our impact on the environment through good engineering practices. We will continue to research and implement best practices that will provide sustainable development to environmental programs integrated in the hotel.
Secrets St. James Montego Bay has achieved significant and measurable sustainability milestones and has received the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ mark. The requirements for certification are aligned with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. This certification assures the commitment of Secrets St. James Montego Bay to reduce the impact of its activities on the planet and local communities.
Secrets St. James was certified by Travelife for sustainable operational programs. Travelife is an international certification scheme which has been developed by the travel industry for the travel industry. They assist over 1,300 hotel members worldwide to reduce their impact on the environment.
The team at Secrets St. James strives toward minimizing its footprint on the environment; we aim at improving the hotel’s performance, reducing the use of energy and water and the production of waste. Employees are educated through environmental seminars, shoreline and beach clean-ups.
Secrets St. James displays the vibrancy and authenticity of the Jamaican culture. We educate our guests through our daily Nature Walk, Jamaican Talk and Cooking Classes and weekly Local Craft Fair. The hotel has partnered with several external cultural entities to enrich the guests' experience. Our outreach includes enhancing and beautifying schools, children's homes, infirmaries, local government sites and other businesses in support of local economic development.