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, 4-poster mahogany bamboo 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 four-poster king-size bed, 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, 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, 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, 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.

  • Free Nights: Stay for 4 nights, pay for 3 for travel completed between 22 Apr-23 Nov '19 and 1 Dec-16 Dec '19. Free nights based on room only. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Mar '18 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost between 6 Jan–16 Dec '19. Blackout dates apply.

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  • Free nights: stay for 7 nights, pay for 5 for travel completed between 22 Apr–23 Nov '19 and 1 Dec–16 Dec '19. Free nights are based on a Room Only board basis. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Dec '19 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost between 5 Jan–12 Feb '20, 19 Feb-15 Mar '20, 1-8 Apr '20, 14-15 Apr '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Mar '20 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost between 16 Apr-23 Nov '20, 29 Nov-16 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Free nights: stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 or stay for 5 nights and pay for 4 for travel between 5 Jan-12 Feb '20, 19 Feb-15 Mar '20, 1 Apr-8 Apr '20 and 14 Apr-15 Apr '20, book by 31 Mar '20. Free nights are based on a Room Only board basis.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Free nights: stay for 7 nights, pay for 5 or stay for 4 nights and pay for 3 for travel between 16 Apr-23 Nov '20 and 29 Nov-16 Dec '20, book by 30 Nov '20. Free nights are based on a Room Only board basis.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Kids stay free: 1st child (4-12 years) stays free when sharing a room with two adults, for travel completed between 1 May–23 Nov '20 and 1–16 Dec '20, book by 30 Nov '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Resort credit: receive up to $200 resort credit per room per stay for travel between 5 Jan–12 Feb ’20, 19 Feb–15 Mar ’20, 1 Apr–8 Apr ’20 and 14-15 Apr '20 when staying a minimum of 7 nights.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

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. Fitness Centre. Oceanfront Spa*. 5 tennis courts with optional tuition* if required. Snorkelling, paddleboats, 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. Newly refurbished Kids' Club.

5 nights between 16-31 Mar '19, 17-22 Apr '19 and 24-30 Nov '19.

10 nights between 21 Dec '18-2 Jan '20.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this hotel will be closed between 3 Sep–10 Oct '19 for general maintenance.

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Nov 13, 2019 Mark M Danbury, Connecticut

The friendly service at this property is top notch. We went in the slow season and the staff couldn't do enough for us. All the facilities including the spa were excellent. The food was delicious. If you read the reviews, you will find most folks had a similar experience. The villa we stayed in was up on a hill and has about 4-6… Read more
The friendly service at this property is top notch. We went in the slow season and the staff couldn't do enough for us. All the facilities including the spa were excellent. The food was delicious. If you read the reviews, you will find most folks had a similar experience. The villa we stayed in was up on a hill and has about 4-6 rooms/suites but there was only one other guest in the villa. We got a double upgrade so we had our own small pool overlooking the property that we enjoyed. There was another large pool for the villa about 30 feet from ours but we never used that one. If you want to get away from people, this place is perfect. If you want crowds and bustle this is not the place for you. The villa has its own very attentive staff, its own kitchen that serves breakfast. It seems like room service is always available but it is on "island time" it's usually late. However, when it does arrive it is hot and delicious and the fruit they serve is as ripe as can be. You don't get fruit like that in the states. If you need your food to conform to a schedule, you will need to go to one of the restaurants, which are great. You can expect all the usual amenities like a bar at the beach, entertainment etc. It's just there aren't throngs of people because most people I was told are hanging out in their gorgeous villas trying to avoid the crowds. You should go to this place if you want peace and quiet, or you want to spend quality time with someone who is important to you. Read less
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Nov 6, 2019 KEWDudley Baltimore, Maryland

This was our first time visiting Round Hill and to say we were blown away by the place is an understatement. Not only were we in the most magical "honeymoon suite" in Villa 20, but everything about the hotel was wonderful. The people were so warm and kind, always making sure that we were happy and satisfied. We were there for 5 nights and were… Read more
This was our first time visiting Round Hill and to say we were blown away by the place is an understatement. Not only were we in the most magical "honeymoon suite" in Villa 20, but everything about the hotel was wonderful. The people were so warm and kind, always making sure that we were happy and satisfied. We were there for 5 nights and were able to actually fully relax and recharge. Round Hill is a truly special place that we hope to visit again and again! Read less
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Nov 5, 2019 Ali R Toronto, Canada

We stayed here for 3 nights. Everything about this place has been so perfectly well thought through and executed. Our villa suite was amazing, the staff are all superbe, the views stunning and the overall level of service beyond compare; great food and margaritas too!
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Oct 26, 2019 mloubattagin1954 Quincy, California

My daughter and I recently attended an Essentrics Retreat at the Roundhill. I have only stayed at Sandals in Montego Bay before and this is quite different in that it is quieter and more low key. It is very beautiful and safe feeling. The staff is very wonderful and helpful. All in all, Loved it!
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Oct 26, 2019 helenbaker2019 London, United Kingdom

the minute I arrived at Round Hill I knew this was a special place and I just fell in love with the 'ambience'of the resort ,the staff were amazing the accommodation is great and really great food The beach and beach bars were just fabulous too. I cannot wait to return and spend longer at the resort thank you for such a great stay !