Round Hill Hotel And Villas
What We Love
- Tennis pro on-site, along with kayaking and water facilities
- 2,300-square-foot fitness center with a weight room, open-air yoga pavilion and juice bar
- Spectacular water views from guestrooms
- Stellar service
What To Know
- Not a party scene — best for couples and travelers seeking total relaxation
- Hotel cuisine is delicious, but tabs can add up quickly
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Round Hill is one of the Caribbean’s most legendary and low-key full-service escapes, where guests don’t need to lift a finger unless they want to. It’s all about style and relaxation here, and visitors are quietly catered to. There’s a tennis pro on-site to help with your swing, and a kids program that can be a lifesaver for parents who need an afternoon off. Designed by Ralph Lauren, a member of Round Hill’s board, the rooms are elegant and expansive. In addition to the gorgeous Caribbean colors, the rooms have four-poster beds, high ceilings, and sunken baths that allow for deep relaxation after a long day in the sun. Grand Pineapple Suites also include separate living rooms and semiprivate pools. The beach is small but private, with waiter service and a beach bar with a mellow vibe conducive to relaxing with a book and a Red Stripe. When hunger strikes, the resort’s Grill at Round Hill dishes up fresh, tasty fare, such as local seafood and copper-singed jerk chicken. In the morning guests are greeted by the smell of Blue Mountain coffee roasting and the ocean sparkling in the Mo’ Bay sun. A 2,300-square-foot fitness center features a weight and cardio room, an open-air yoga pavilion and juice bar. The spa offers a full menu of massages, facials and wraps — we’d opt for the pineapple body buff in a treatment room right on the ocean.
In the Area
While Round Hill has its own course with ocean views, consider playing a round at nearby Cinnamon Hill Golf Course; the back nine overlooks Johnny and June Cash’s former home. Looking to head out for dinner? Scuba fans should opt for an afternoon with Captain’s Watersports for dives in Jamaica’s pristine waters or explore the island’s forests and beaches on horseback with Chukka Horseback Ride ’n’ Swim. You can’t leave Jamaica without trying the spicy, sweet and savory jerked meats. Hit the Pork Pitt, near Walter Fletcher Beach, for Montego Bay’s best.
How to Get There
We have visited many places in the Caribbean but never Jamaica. We had heard A LOT about how unsafe it is and we were very apprehensive. However, we were up for an adventure, booked our travel through Amex and found the Round Hill Hotel & Villas. WOW!!!
First of all the resort. What an amazing property with a very chic 1950’s vibe. The buildings are superbly kept and the views from everywhere are absolutely spectacular. Even the uniforms of the staff are designed by Ralph Lauren (he has a place there) and contribute to the “classic” James Bond feel. We got upgraded from a beach front room to Villa 18. If you have a chance to get a room in a villa, it’s breathtaking. The food was outstanding, the service impeccable and the outside dining areas (they are all outside) have candles and soft lights in the trees that form a cozy canopy overhead at night.
The resort is 20 minutes from the airport and all you have to do is email the Concierge and they will arrange everything.
Second - Safety. No worries here if you hire a driver(a much better/safer alternative to a taxi). They are affordable and provide private transportation wherever/whenever needed. If you’re at Round Hill and you want to see anything off property anywhere on the island, you must ask for Goofy. The Concierge can connect you with him or you can call him directly at 876-435-1370. There is nothing “goofy” about Goofy. He is a gentle giant and a super nice guy. He is also very protective and will make sure you are treated well wherever you go and you’ll always feel safe with him around. He also seems to know everyone and in return we feel we received special attention in some pretty “local” places. Can’t say enough about him.
This may have been our first trip to Jamaica, but was definitely not our last.
I hear prince Harry went there ! It’s a VIP/ celebrity spot in season but go in May and it’s slower and cheaper ! Overall great costumer service, great food, great beach ! Super nice rooms ! A 5 star experience!
I recently stayed at the Round Hill Hotel and Villas and it was an unforgettable experience. The staff is exceptional and amazingly helpful. I cannot say enough about the spa as well as the property as a whole. It was like being in a magnificent oasis. There are flowers and plants everywhere which created a perfect setting!
I can't tell you enough. I went alone and requested to be picked up by Round Hill staff and Clifford my driver was excellent. I was literally led to him by Round Hill at airport as soon as I got through customs, it was exceptional. The villa I stayed in was beautiful and private, which included two staff who cooked me breakfast each morning, at my request. The coffee was fantastic and service all over the grounds was exceptional. I'm already planning a return trip, it was truly one of the best experiences of my vacation life. They attended my every need, outstanding.
Old world charm, glorious location and. Amazing food! Staff are brilliant. Kids club quite
Mixed and great for girls and younger kids but probably not for older boys. All inclusive package is absolutely worth it.