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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Apr 11, 2021 Renee G

Round Hill is a treasure: low-key, elegant and beautiful, with amazing service and a friendly vibe. It is no coincidence that most of the guests are repeat visitors, coming back again and again. Round Hill is very covid-careful, but in a way that doesn't interfere with the guests' enjoyment. It's a great place for children, with a… Read more
Round Hill is a treasure: low-key, elegant and beautiful, with amazing service and a friendly vibe. It is no coincidence that most of the guests are repeat visitors, coming back again and again. Round Hill is very covid-careful, but in a way that doesn't interfere with the guests' enjoyment. It's a great place for children, with a well-supervised kids "club" that offers fun activities. The gym, spa and water sports are terrific -- but sitting at the beach or pool overlooking the bay with a drink in hand beats all. My husband and I had a large, comfortable ocean-view room that we loved. We can't wait to go back. Read less
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Apr 9, 2021 JohnnyPalazzo Texas

We have been coming to Jamaica for 35 years staying in everything from small out-of-the-way inns to the best resorts all over the island. Roundhill is one of the top resorts in Jamaica.... if not the top resort. There is a reason why RH has 1700 reviews and a 5 star rating. When you arrive, the RH staff make you feel at home... or in this… Read more
We have been coming to Jamaica for 35 years staying in everything from small out-of-the-way inns to the best resorts all over the island. Roundhill is one of the top resorts in Jamaica.... if not the top resort. There is a reason why RH has 1700 reviews and a 5 star rating. When you arrive, the RH staff make you feel at home... or in this case your new home.... and when you leave all you ask yourself is "when will I return?" Obviously I am a big fan and it is because of this beautiful property and the wonderful staff who take care of the guests. We have stayed in the Pineapple House and in the villas. Both are great options. If you stay in the Pineapple House, I would suggest the the ocean front rooms on the first floor. They have a porch facing the ocean which is great for morning coffee and also catching the sunset. These rooms are very close to the pool, beach and restaurant. We had the pleasure of staying in Villa #3 in March. The villas which are up the hill from the hotel are great for families and larger parties. Every night has a different theme with different menus and entertainment. Jamaica Night on Friday nights is the most fun with a large buffet, Jamaica dancers and music. A favorite area of the property for us is the spa/fitness area. Even if you are not interested in spa/fitness there is a great lawn with lounge chairs in the shade & trade winds which make for a great place to chill during the day. The decor (Ralph Lauren designed) is top notch from the bar area to the rooms and villas. We also appreciate that Roundhill is very active in the local Jamaican community helping out the local charities. Roundhill has a private club feel in the best sort of way. The staff are very welcoming and make you feel at home if it's your first time or you haven't been in years. Soon come! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great All The Way Around For My Family’s Spring Break 2021 Vacation

Apr 5, 2021 markjo2013 Houston, United States

Great villa with private pool, mind-blowing views of the ocean, and privacy. So, that was very relaxing. Service was A+. Enjoyed breakfast in the villa, cooked to order, but also liked eating breakfast at the restaurant on site — it was really good. The beach is small but perfect for Spring Break 2021 — really calm (no big waves), great sand,… Read more
Great villa with private pool, mind-blowing views of the ocean, and privacy. So, that was very relaxing. Service was A+. Enjoyed breakfast in the villa, cooked to order, but also liked eating breakfast at the restaurant on site — it was really good. The beach is small but perfect for Spring Break 2021 — really calm (no big waves), great sand, and bar service. Good gym to keep up your workout routine, and Trish M., the on-site trainer, is friendly, helpful, and inspirational. My kids had fun at the tennis courts and also riding “Big Mable” at the water sports station. BBQ night was also a big hit — the lobster and other seafood was delicious and the music was on point too. All in all, a great place for a relaxing, fun, family vacation. Read less
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Apr 5, 2021 natalieygould New York City, New York

we stayed in cottage 9 with our young children. from the moment we got off the plane until the moment we left it was a solid 11/10. there wasn't one element of the trip that wasn't a five star experience. we are very picky travelers and this was the greatest trip we have taken. great for families and couples as well as single people. staff is… Read more
we stayed in cottage 9 with our young children. from the moment we got off the plane until the moment we left it was a solid 11/10. there wasn't one element of the trip that wasn't a five star experience. we are very picky travelers and this was the greatest trip we have taken. great for families and couples as well as single people. staff is superior. the food is delicious and accommodating. the kids club staff is are fantastic with kids and activities are substantial and educational as well as outdoorsy and fun. the nanny services are equally incredible. the spa is incredible and the room is spacious and tastefully culturally decorated. we felt safe and everyone wore masks. the grounds were so clean and we never felt concerned for our safety or well being. covid testing is mandatory and conveniently available at the resort. the meal plan is recommended. we had planned to leave the resort for dinner one night but cancelled bc we didn't want to miss a night away. If you like to work out the gym is clean and great as are the classes an the the trainer. we did not see the hotel but the guests say it is great as well. I will certainly request cottage 9 again bc we loved the rooms and the team. the general manager of the resort was also available 24/7 to help with all requests. Read less
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Apr 5, 2021 goa20 New York City, New York

My husband, daughters and I visited Round Hill for 4 nights in February. We had a wonderful vacation in large part because of the thoughtfulness of the staff. We had booked a large room in the main building but the manager on duty was kind enough to upgrade us so we would have more space! They really go above and beyond. It's a unique, boutique… Read more
My husband, daughters and I visited Round Hill for 4 nights in February. We had a wonderful vacation in large part because of the thoughtfulness of the staff. We had booked a large room in the main building but the manager on duty was kind enough to upgrade us so we would have more space! They really go above and beyond. It's a unique, boutique small hotel- it doesn't feel like a resort at all. We enjoyed getting to know the other guests and feeling like we had a second home in a new country! Our daughters (ages 4 and 7) loved it and felt very free there. Read less