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Round Hill

Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Set on a secluded peninsular eight miles west of Montego Bay lies the timelessly elegant resort of Round Hill. Superb facilities and warm Jamaican hospitality are complimented by magnificent views and a nostalgic atmosphere. It is no surprise therefore that this Caribbean resort has become a popular retreat for both families and couples alike.

    • A premium luxury villa bedroomRoundhill
      A premium luxury villa bedroom
    • Familiar faces year after yearRoundhill
      Familiar faces year after year
    • The private beachRoundhill
      The private beach
    • A Pineapple room with ocean viewRoundhill
      A Pineapple room with ocean view
    • A Villa pool deckRoundhill
      A Villa pool deck
    • Making memories to keepRoundhill
      Making memories to keep
    • An Oceanfront PatioRoundhill
      An Oceanfront Patio
    • A Premium luxury villa bathroomRoundhill
      A Premium luxury villa bathroom
    • Impressive viewsRoundhill
      Impressive views
    • The Grill kitchenRoundhill
      The Grill kitchen
    • Grand Pineapple Villa SuiteRoundhill
      Grand Pineapple Villa Suite
    • Ready to relax?Roundhill
      Ready to relax?
    • Villa 16 Games roomRoundhill
      Villa 16 Games room
    • Complete luxury villasRoundhill
      Complete luxury villas
    • Infinity edge poolRoundhill
      Infinity edge pool
    • Live entertainmentRoundhill
      Live entertainment
    • A wide variety of villasRoundhill
      A wide variety of villas
    • A view of Pineapple HouseRoundhill
      A view of Pineapple House

    What to love

    What to know

    • Ralph Lauren designed the interiors of the gorgeous Ocean Front rooms.
    • A leading family resort, Round Hill features plenty of kids-only activities and the Pineapple Kids Club takes children from 3 years.
    • Listen to the Caribbean waters lap the shore as you indulge in a relaxing massage in the fabulous spa located in an original plantation house.
    • Stay in a Premium Luxury Villa and enjoy a custom made breakfast prepared by your own dedicated staff and served on your private terrace.
    • The beach has its own reef which is perfect for snorkelling or exploring on the resort’s glass bottom boat.
    • Interconnecting rooms can be guaranteed at time of booking.
    • The resort is set amid its own 110 acre private peninsula surrounded by the Caribbean Sea.
    • Free transfers are provided to the championship Tryall golf course in Montego Bay.
    •  Premium Luxury Villas feature a private pool and offer the services of their own dedicated staff to tend to your every need.

    About this property

    • Steeped in history, Round Hill is set on a 110-acre private estate on a wooded peninsular surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Longstanding as one of the most beautiful and elegant resorts in the region, Round Hill caters to every guest; from families seeking to spend quality time together to couples on honeymoon to friends celebrating a special occasion the impeccable service and warm Jamaican welcome will make every guest feel at home.

      Accommodation comprises luxurious villas with private pools and dedicated housekeeping staff and Ralph Lauren designed boutique oceanfront rooms. The award-winning cuisine will tempt your palate featuring a delectable array of tantalising Jamaican and international dishes handcrafted from locally grown and organic produce, served either seaside or in The Grill whilst local rum cocktails can be enjoyed as you watch the spectacular sunsets over the Caribbean Sea.

      Unwind at the exquisite spa, nestled in a lush tropical hillside overlooking the resort’s private bay and white sand beach, try one of the many watersports on offer or simply relax with a good book by the infinity pool, the choice is yours. Families are well catered for with a children and teen clubs whilst those seeking action and adventure will also not be disappointed with the wide range of activities on offer.

    • Boasting exceptional views of Round Hill’s Bay and underwater reef, the 36 luxurious oceanfront guest rooms, impeccably designed by Ralph Lauren, are located in the Pineapple House. White interiors and stone floors, romantic four-poster mahogany beds, sumptuous furniture from the Ralph Lauren Home Collection and spacious bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and freestanding showers provide an added level of luxury.

      The resort also offer a selection of 27 uniquely designed award winning luxury villas. Located throughout the tropical gardens the villas offer sweeping ocean views, open-air living spaces with cool tiles and rich woods and expansive bedrooms coupled with excellent services of your own housekeeping staff.

      Oceanfront Patio Room: Located on the lower level Oceanfront rooms feature either a king or two double beds and a secluded patio. Many of the rooms feature connecting doors making them perfect for families with children.

      Ocean View Room: As above however the Ocean View Rooms are located on the upper level and boast towering cathedral ceilings and large, louvered windows that fold back to expose the turquoise sea.

      Premium Luxury Villas: Ranging from four to six bedrooms, the Premium Luxury Villas offer a sophisticated and secluded retreat in custom designed comfort. Each villa features spacious open-air living areas with bedrooms that may be closed off and air-conditioned. A secluded private pool, several outdoor showers, large bathrooms, a games room with pool table and bar games and a mahogany lined library with a collection of books and magazines complete the facilities. Each villa also has its own dedicated housekeeping staff who offer a made-to-order breakfast in the villa each morning.

    • Round Hill is a superb resort for families, ensuring that children and teens are well catered. There is an extensive family activity programme as well as kids-only activities.

      Pineapple Kids Club 3-6 years and 7-Up Club Open daily 9am to 5pm

      Catering to both young children and teens, the Pineapple Kids Club and 7-Up Club are located in a house adjacent to the lobby and beach and offer fun, interactive and educational activities including nature walks, arts and crafts, water sports, talent shows, reggae lessons, and a movie and story hour. The Pineapple Kids’ Club provides supervised activities for children aged from three to six and includes arts, crafts, and exploration of Round Hill estate. Younger children can attend the kids club with a parent or with a charge for a babysitter. The 7-Up Club is located in the same building and has computers, a Wii console, Xbox, table football, pool tables, tennis and watersports to keep older children and teenagers entertained.

      Babysitting: Available on request for a local charge.

      Baby Facilities: Cots and highchairs are available on request for no extra charge.

      Children’s Meals: Early children’s’ meals are available on request. Children receive a 50% discount on meal plans and there is a daily afternoon kids tea.

    • Restaurants: Round Hill enchants guests and tempts palates with a choice of dining options and award winning cuisine. Hearty, healthy breakfasts are served in the restaurant or if you’ve booked a villa, breakfast is cooked to order by your dedicated housekeepers and served on your private terrace. Informal lunches can be enjoyed at the Seaside Terrace or the Beach or Pool Bar whilst Afternoon Tea is served in the lounge. Depending on the evening, you may dine al fresco by the moonlit sea on the Seaside Terrace, savour the flavors and show of wood-fire cooking in the open kitchen at The Grill, or go barefoot in the sand on the torch-lit beach for one of the resort’s special dining events.

      Private Beach: The private white sand beach is surrounded by a natural reef which provides an excellent playground for swimming and watersports.

      Swimming Pools: There are two outdoor pools. The main infinity pool overlooks the beach and Caribbean Sea. The Spa also has its own pool and terrace with incredible views.

      Spa: With seven spacious treatment rooms including a couple’s suite and luxurious secluded outdoor treatment areas the Spa (noted as one of the best resort spas in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveller UK) invites you to relax, indulge and let go. Located in an original plantation house the spa offers a range of treatments using Elemis products and authentic Jamaican treatments utilising local ingredients. You can also enjoy a therapeutic Vichy shower or a massage in the secluded Hydrotherapy Loft surrounded by tropical gardens.

      Golf: Complimentary transport is available to and from the famous Tryall Golf Club in Montego Bay one of the most celebrated golf courses in the Caribbean. Tryall’s 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course was designed by Ralph Plummer and has played host to such prestigious, international events as the Johnnie Walker World Championship. For those willing to venture farther afield, there are three other Jamaica golf courses nearby – Half Moon Golf Course, Cinnamon Hill Golf Course and White Witch Golf Course.

      Other Activities: There is an excellent range of water and land based activities on offer at Round Hill. Complimentary watersports include snorkelling, kayaking, pedaloes, windsurfing and glass bottom boat rides. Scuba diving, waterskiing, tubing, hobie cat sailing, speedboat trips and sport fishing are also available for a local charge. The resort also boasts 5 tennis courts and the in-house pros can arrange lessons for adults and children (at extra cost). There are also jogging and walking paths and the state of the art fitness centre, located at the Spa, features a huge array of high quality equipment and majestic Caribbean views to keep you motivated whilst you work out. The Spa also includes an open-air Yoga pavilion. Other activities, available for a local charge include yoga, horse riding on the beach, island excursions, deep sea fishing and yacht charters.

    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) Safari: Get ready for the ride of your life as you drive an ATV through the glorious Jamaican landscape. Explore hidden villages nestled in the tropical forests and follow twisting pathways into the scenic countryside with spectacular views of the coastline and Caribbean Sea. Listen to your guide share the history of this fascinating region.

      South Coast River, Rum & Falls: Unlock the wonders of Jamaica’s untainted South Coast on this adventure, which takes you to the island’s most amazing destinations: Appleton Estate, Black River Safari and Y.S. Falls. Marvel at the workings of a distillery that has been creating one of the world’s smoothest, most sought-after rums for eons. Head over to the Black River and take a fascinating excursion down this waterway, which boasts a whole incredible ecosystem of exotic birds, animals, crocodiles and vegetation and then delight in the spectacular beauty of YS Falls.

      Zipline Canopy: Enjoy a one-of-a-kind nature experience as you soar like a bird at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour on secure ziplines. Fly through the trees, high above the tropical landscape and see exhilarating waterscapes below on this pulse-pounding and thrilling adventure.

      Rose Hall Great House: Explore the beautifully restored Rose Hall Great House and catch a glimpse of the ghost of the notorious Annie Palmer. Said to have voodoo powers, the White Witch ruled her plantation with an iron fist, doing away with her many husbands and lovers. Finally, she was killed in her bed by a powerful medicine man, and even though he burned her portraits and marked her grave, the legendary White Witch of Rose Hall continues to haunt the Great House and plantation. The most famous in Jamaica, Rose Hall Great House is a stunning example of Georgian architecture. Built in the 1770s, it offers a panoramic view of the coastline and has been beautifully restored.

      Greenwood Great House:  The Barretts (of Wimpole Street fame) came to Jamaica in the 1660’s and amassed great wealth from their sugar plantations. They built Greenwood in 1790, primarily for entertaining. Among the artifacts on display are the original library of the Barretts with books dating back to 1697,an extremely rare collection of musical instruments (all in working order) and the famous paintings that depict “The Lady in Grey.”

    • When to travel

      With warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. The peak season runs from December through to April with an average of 9 hours sunshine per day. This is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months with an increase in rainfall and humidity as the summer season goes on, however the summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. September and October are usually the wettest months with the most humidity and these are also the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region. The average daily temperatures range from approx. 25C in the winter to approx. 28C in the summer.

      There is also a wide range of events that take place at Round Hill and in nearby Montego Bay and across Jamaica.

      January to Easter – Bacchanal-Jamaica Carnival takes place in Kingston.

      February – Sugar Cane Ball (annual fundraising event for Hanover Charities) is held annually at Round Hill; Jamaica’s Fat Tyre seven day mountain biking event takes place in Ocho Rios.

      March – Paradise Lost Spring Break music festival, Ocho Rios.

      July – Reggae Sumfest – Jamaica’s premier summer music festival is a week long event showcasing the best Jamaican artistes and international acts with parties, concerts and dances in Montego Bay.

      Location and Directions

      Set on a secluded peninsular bluff in 110 acres of lush verdant gardens, Round Hill is situated 8 miles west of Montego Bay in Hanover.

      How to get there:

      The closest airport is Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay (MBJ) approx. 20 minutes drive away. Virgin Atlantic offer direct flights from London Gatwick to Montego Bay. The Flight time is approx. 10 hours. Private airport transfers are available or alternatively you can hire a car from the airport. Thomson Airways also offers direct flights to Montego Bay from London Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle. Non direct flights to Montego Bay are available with Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta and United.

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