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 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. 

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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May 10, 2020 KLM1999 Charlotte, North Carolina

Round Hill is in a class in and of itself. The accommodations are absolutely incredible, the food is outstanding, and the staff is the best. We spent five days here and absolutely hated to leave. This place is the perfect spot for a real vacation void of the outside world. The ocean is calm and beautiful and they have a wonderful bar right on the… Read more
Round Hill is in a class in and of itself. The accommodations are absolutely incredible, the food is outstanding, and the staff is the best. We spent five days here and absolutely hated to leave. This place is the perfect spot for a real vacation void of the outside world. The ocean is calm and beautiful and they have a wonderful bar right on the beach. I can’t say enough good things about this resort. We are looking forward to our next trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely and laid back....

Mar 17, 2020 taf1228 Fairhope, Alabama

We visited Round Hill in December to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was the perfect location with plenty to do and never have to leave the resort! We stayed in the main hotel and I will definitely stay in one of the villas when we return. The staff was great, rooms very nice and food delicious. I spent a day at the spa and every aspect was… Read more
We visited Round Hill in December to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was the perfect location with plenty to do and never have to leave the resort! We stayed in the main hotel and I will definitely stay in one of the villas when we return. The staff was great, rooms very nice and food delicious. I spent a day at the spa and every aspect was perfect. I highly recommend the resort and plan to visit again with friends soon. Thank you Round Hill for an excellent experience! Read less
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Mar 10, 2020 Culture14484148226

The room was lovely, but expensive. The bed was good and hard (the way we like it!!) Facilities were great. Loved the Har-True tennis courts. Dining was lovely as well and we especially appreciated that we could choose amongst the various bars or dining areas for lunch.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Jamaican Family Vacation

Mar 10, 2020 gregmarch Syosset, New York

Everything was wonderful... Staff, facilities, food, views... Perfectly relaxing. Club atmosphere rubbed off on the guests as everyone felt at home. Most guests had been coming for years and were proud of their regular vacation spot and liked to us enjoying it with him.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Elegant (aka "pleasingly graceful in appearance and manner")

Mar 6, 2020 Martin A Bloomfield Hills, United States

Round Hill is in a wonderful location where nothing displeases the eye. Understated elegance abound. Perfectly safe, impeccably clean, effective insect control. Pleasant staff that --without exception-- makes you feel welcome and cared for in a personal and unobtrusive way. We appreciated the common thread of being service minded yet allowing… Read more
Round Hill is in a wonderful location where nothing displeases the eye. Understated elegance abound. Perfectly safe, impeccably clean, effective insect control. Pleasant staff that --without exception-- makes you feel welcome and cared for in a personal and unobtrusive way. We appreciated the common thread of being service minded yet allowing every member of the staff to be their own personality. Nothing scripted here, yet everything in sync and of the same mindset. Very nice mix of guests. Grounds afford privacy and many spots with great vistas. Appreciated that all lawn chairs around the resort were always perfectly decked out and prepared; no need to ask for cushions or towels. Lunch on the terrace always perfect; Mark always a kind host and genuinely interested in giving his guests the best possible experience. Good food and nice wine list. High quality evening entertainment always tasteful and making you feel happy. Cottage 20 is design perfection and meticulously cared for by its dedicated staff of 5 that make you feel like a welcome house guest. Round Hill still has the feel of these wonderful private resorts that make time stand still and yet evolve with time in a tasteful, unhurried and charming way without losing their heritage feel and personal touch. Congratulations to Josef Forstmayr and every one of his team members on keeping this gem polished and elegant at all times! Read less