Round Hill

Montego Bay, Jamaica

The hotel

Undoubtedly one of the most sought after hotels in the Caribbean, Round Hill has been a long-standing Jamaican icon since its opening in 1953. A former pineapple plantation on the outskirts of Montego Bay, what is it about Round Hill that makes it such a magnet? Round Hill is where Jacqueline and JFK spent their honeymoon, where Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the Sound of Music, where Hitchcock got sunburned and where Noel Coward, if egged on enough, would sing for the guests. After 50 years, Round Hill has a million stories to tell. Today, this elegant beachfront resort offers the same blend of qualities that has always pulled the famous names and faces; namely a well-preserved slice of old Jamaica and tremendous hospitality. You still enjoy the plantation’s stylish architecture and a predictably colonial pace of life, but with the added pull of an oceanfront spa, an exceptional family program and refurbished hotel rooms designed for beach living by Ralph Lauren, (perhaps whilst visiting his own villa at Round Hill). The ocean side restaurant perfectly blends the hotel’s historic pedigree with its new energy, classic décor with an open kitchen and wood-fired grill.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

A former pineapple plantation on a lush green peninsula with 110 acres of beautifully manicured grounds on a golden crescent shaped beach, close to Montego Bay. Transport time from Montego Bay Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

36 ocean front rooms and 27 private villas. All with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi access and safe. Ocean View Rooms feature white stone floors, 1 king-size bed, or 2 double beds, Ralph Lauren designed upholstered furniture, bathrooms with soaking tub, rain showers and wet bar, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. 

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all drinks at the bar and restaurant by the glass.

Platinum All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, all drinks at the bar and restaurant by the glass, bottle of wine and fruit plate in room on arrival and private rountrip airport transfers.

Breakfast/Half Board/Full Board options: available at a supplement. 

Oceanfront Balcony Rooms are located on the first floor, and feature a balcony or patio with views of Round Hill's bay, with 1 king-size bed, or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Villa Suites with Pool are larger with open-air living area, and all have custom designed pools, with 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Master Villa Suites with Pool are larger still, with open-air living room, views of the ocean, and a custom designed pool, with 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Grand Pineapple Suites with Pool are the largest, and have a luxurious living area, open-air living room, and custom designed pool, with 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

2- and 3-Bedroom Deluxe Villas with Pool are secluded, tucked away on the forest border with a private garden and dedicated housekeeping staff. Sleeping maximum 8 adults or 5 adults and 3 children.

Please note: a room sleeping more than 2 adults will include either an additional sofa bed/rollaway bed.

The rooftop restaurant The Grill offers ocean views and a newly refurbished restaurant space. The open kitchen specialises in wood fire grills and special seafood. Other dining options include the Seaside Terrace, The Restaurant at Round Hill (seasonal) the Cocktail Bar, daily high tea, room service* and private in-villa dining*. Guests can also enjoy light snacks and refreshments on the beach and at the beach and pool bar. Theme buffet dinners served on some evenings on the seaside terrace.

Weekly beach party and Saturday jazz. Managers cocktail party each Wednesday.

Double infinity pool. Oceanfront spa*. Fitness centre. 5 tennis courts with optional tuition* if required. Snorkelling, paddle boats, Hobie Cat sailing*, water-skiing*, kayaking, glass-bottom boats and windsurfing. Sunset cruises and fishing trips can also be arranged*. Nature walk with head gardener (weekly on a Fri). Jogging and walking trails. Outdoor yoga pavilion. Kids' club.

10 nights between 21 Dec-2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Jan 15, 2021 639stacyw Chicago, Illinois

I have been to Round Hill 4 times and it has never failed to provide the perfect getaway. I have always stayed in the Pineapple House and we loved Room 105 during our recent stay with its amazing view and comforts. The staff always makes you feel at home and did a wonderful job with the thoughtful Covid protocol Round Hill follows. The Chef is… Read more
I have been to Round Hill 4 times and it has never failed to provide the perfect getaway. I have always stayed in the Pineapple House and we loved Room 105 during our recent stay with its amazing view and comforts. The staff always makes you feel at home and did a wonderful job with the thoughtful Covid protocol Round Hill follows. The Chef is top notch and the restaurants serve a nice variety. We also enjoyed the beach bar, tennis and spa. Additionally our experience at the Montego Bay Airport (Sangster) was also very positive with temperature checks, hand sanitizer and social distancing. I highly recommend a Round Hill vacation! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceeds all COVID expectations.

Jan 10, 2021 MichelaCM13 Montego Bay, Jamaica

I cannot say enough about Round Hill. I have been coming here for almost my entire life, but they way that they have managed to adapt during this pandemic is amazing to me. They have managed to create an entirely safe experience while not losing the warmth and atmosphere that they have developed over the past 70 years. Within moments of arrival,… Read more
I cannot say enough about Round Hill. I have been coming here for almost my entire life, but they way that they have managed to adapt during this pandemic is amazing to me. They have managed to create an entirely safe experience while not losing the warmth and atmosphere that they have developed over the past 70 years. Within moments of arrival, everyone knows your name, and your drink order. Everyone must provide proof of a negative covid test to arrive, and temperatures are checked before meals and activities, but there is still the spirit of true Jamaican hospitality. They are offering long term stays during this time, so it truly feels like home, and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone looking for a safe escape. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hospitable and kind staff and gorgeous hotel, villas, and landscape make Round Hill a must-visit!

Jan 6, 2021 AmyCHilton McLean, Virginia

My fiancee and I visited in November and December 2020, and we could not have been more impressed with the genuine hospitality and kindness of the staff and the beauty of the resort. Beginning with the Resort Director, the staff was incredibly warm, personable, kind, professional, and a genuine pleasure to see on a daily basis. The restaurant,… Read more
My fiancee and I visited in November and December 2020, and we could not have been more impressed with the genuine hospitality and kindness of the staff and the beauty of the resort. Beginning with the Resort Director, the staff was incredibly warm, personable, kind, professional, and a genuine pleasure to see on a daily basis. The restaurant, water sports, housekeeping, and spa staff could not have made us feel more at home, and we visited Round Hill twice during a 6-week period because we enjoyed our time there so much. The resort hotel is immaculate, and the decor is bright, refreshing, and elegant. We stayed in the same hotel room twice because we loved it so much. The villas and resort grounds are absolutely gorgeous, as are the pool, spa, and views from the restaurant. We snorkeled, waterskiied, and swam daily, and the water sports staff was both fun to spend time with and knowledgeable about the local reefs. We cannot recommend this resort any higher, and we look forward to planning our next visit. Read less
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Dec 26, 2020 jay_lee_collins Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My fiancé & I stayed in Cottage 12 during our visit in December & the Hospitality was exceptional. Upon arrival we received a welcome cocktail & cordial greetings by multiple staff members that was personable & pleasant. Every Villa offers a unique decor & ambiance with timeless canvas paintings & breathtaking views. Each Villa is managed &… Read more
My fiancé & I stayed in Cottage 12 during our visit in December & the Hospitality was exceptional. Upon arrival we received a welcome cocktail & cordial greetings by multiple staff members that was personable & pleasant. Every Villa offers a unique decor & ambiance with timeless canvas paintings & breathtaking views. Each Villa is managed & maintained by Roundhill staff that take pride in maintaining the landscaping, & cleaning the villas private pools daily. Our chef cut & prepared fresh fruits each morning such as pineapples, mangoes, watermelon, & cantaloupe just to name a few. We indulged in a tasting our 2nd day which was superb very much impressed with the lobster Bisque soup, arugula salad, & grouper. To say the least the food is excellent. We also want to give a special thank you to Yanique for taking the time to give us a personal tour, Linda for taking the time to say hello & make us feel welcomed & Kingsley our Villa staff manager. After our visit we were certain that this was the perfect Venue to have our destination wedding. The spa was so relaxing and I would definitely recommend going to check it out. We got a 50min couple massage, felt like heaven on earth. The beach was very private and everyone kept to themselves. They have plenty of water sports for all ages. Just the over all experience was absolutely amazing I would recommended the Round Hill to everyone. Until next time ; ) Read less
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Dec 15, 2020 Q9540HYfranka

We were finally able to have our daughters dream wedding during COVID no less! We have had the pleasure of being guests at Round Hill multiple times before but never for a major event. The Staff and Accommodations were spectacular! Every guest was blown away. Most of guests were first time visitors to both Jamaica and Round Hill. Almost all… Read more
We were finally able to have our daughters dream wedding during COVID no less! We have had the pleasure of being guests at Round Hill multiple times before but never for a major event. The Staff and Accommodations were spectacular! Every guest was blown away. Most of guests were first time visitors to both Jamaica and Round Hill. Almost all of them said they intend to return to Round Hill on their own. Read less