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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Feb 26, 2021 Julia105 Wyomissing, PA

Another visit to Round Hill and once again, we couldn't have been more pleased. Rest assured, even though occupancy was low due to the pandemic, standards have not slipped. Food and service were great but what really makes this destination shine are the people. I know I'm forgetting some but Mark, Greville, David, Anthony, Fitzroy and Gerald in… Read more
Another visit to Round Hill and once again, we couldn't have been more pleased. Rest assured, even though occupancy was low due to the pandemic, standards have not slipped. Food and service were great but what really makes this destination shine are the people. I know I'm forgetting some but Mark, Greville, David, Anthony, Fitzroy and Gerald in the restaurant and bar, David and Steve on the beach and Scott and Moon at water sports, along with all the wonderful culinary staff are the best. We love Room 107. The variety and quality of music at dinner is something special, and we appreciate how the resort requests slacks for gentlemen at dinner. The ladies all dress up and look lovely! The pre-departure on-site Covid test was very convenient. Thank you Mr. Forstmayr! We will be back next year. Read less
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Feb 23, 2021 harrison_charlie

Perfect stay, perfect resort, great food, incredible staff - if you go to Round Hill, you will NOT be disappointed. My wife and I visited Round Hill this past weekend and our visit could not have been more enjoyable. We felt very safe throughout our trip, and it was clear that Round Hill has taken keen measures to ensure the health and safety of… Read more
Perfect stay, perfect resort, great food, incredible staff - if you go to Round Hill, you will NOT be disappointed. My wife and I visited Round Hill this past weekend and our visit could not have been more enjoyable. We felt very safe throughout our trip, and it was clear that Round Hill has taken keen measures to ensure the health and safety of their guests. Highlights of our stay included drinks on the beach served by the best wait staff (ask the bartender, Larry, for a "Relaxer" cocktail), themed dinners with excellent food, and nightly sunsets that are too incredible to be described. Read less
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Jan 28, 2021 georgew451 Elmira, New York

At check in we were given an exceptional upgrade to a beautiful Villa with friendly and efficient staff. Dining was excellent with special themes including a Caribbean night a Beach barbecue and other fine dining. Service in all areas was superb.Beach area great for old and young alike with bar service, sun and shade. Covid well handled with… Read more
At check in we were given an exceptional upgrade to a beautiful Villa with friendly and efficient staff. Dining was excellent with special themes including a Caribbean night a Beach barbecue and other fine dining. Service in all areas was superb.Beach area great for old and young alike with bar service, sun and shade. Covid well handled with onsite testing for return US guests. All in all great place highly recommended! Read less
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Jan 24, 2021 677pennyd Nottingham, United Kingdom

The service everywhere at Round Hill was excellent probably the best I have experienced in Jamaica. Beautiful villas in a stunning setting. The beach was perfect and the food excellent and cooked to your taste. Would love to go back.
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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