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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 3 days of pure luxury and 6 star service and food at Round Hill Resort

Oct 25, 2020 sherrycrowe Southlake, Texas

We initially booked this trip through AA Vacations, and cancelled our reservation without telling us! It was awful since we were celebrating a major birthday and a work celebration. Suzette, the Reservation Mgr made it right for us & upgraded us to a 3 bedroom, (incl. 3 master bedrooms and ensuites), with ocean views that will take your breath… Read more
We initially booked this trip through AA Vacations, and cancelled our reservation without telling us! It was awful since we were celebrating a major birthday and a work celebration. Suzette, the Reservation Mgr made it right for us & upgraded us to a 3 bedroom, (incl. 3 master bedrooms and ensuites), with ocean views that will take your breath away. We arrived to our rooms with a bottle of chilled champagne and 3 Round Hill large canvas bags! Joseph, the GM and his team run this luxury resort with pure service satisfaction in mind. We were placed in Cottage #10, which housed celebrities and past Presidents (JFK). Breakfast was cooked and served every morning in the Villa by Joan and Colleen. Mornings we were greeted by the smell of coffee and eggs any way, French toast, banana pancakes etc...Colleen & Joan were all smiles & treated us like family! In the evening, we had dinner cooked & prepared by the miraculous chef, David. Ken served our dinner, & also treated us like royalty and huge smiles! We had the best time with them all. It rained most of the weekend, & in the future will be more aware of the weather, but during this trip, we actually didn't even care. Hopped on paddle boards and paddled near Ralph Laurens villa which is next to Round Hill resort...The hotel room are designed by Ralph Lquren, in fact. ! Thanks to Ken, David, Colleen, Joan, Suzette, Bunny, Junior, Delroy, & the many other staff that made this an A+ holiday. Sherry C, Missy R, Holly M from Texas Read less
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Oct 24, 2020 danielapR6611TW

I had a lovely time at Round Hill. It was only my second time staying there, the first being my wedding night, however, I have visited many times over the last 30 years as we own a villa nearby which is under refurbishment. The villa was of the highest standard with gorgeous views. As always, I was impressed with the excellent service and beauty… Read more
I had a lovely time at Round Hill. It was only my second time staying there, the first being my wedding night, however, I have visited many times over the last 30 years as we own a villa nearby which is under refurbishment. The villa was of the highest standard with gorgeous views. As always, I was impressed with the excellent service and beauty and elegance like no other resort in Jamaica. Read less
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Oct 24, 2020 206hilaryl

Spent a lovely 4 days at Round Hill. Due to Covid things were done differently but you would never know it. The staff was beautiful & tended to our every need. The grounds, beach & our villa were absolutely gorgeous. Shout out to villa 6 for such a great time. I highly recommend Round Hill & will be returning asap.
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Oct 22, 2020 kevin184 New York City, New York

What could I possibly say about Round Hill that hasn't been said before? Yet I'll try! One of the worlds most amazing Island resorts, perfectly blending just the right amount of seclusion with activity (for those that actually want to leave their villa... which I imagine many don't and we barely did!) Staff (especially Josef, Kingsley and… Read more
What could I possibly say about Round Hill that hasn't been said before? Yet I'll try! One of the worlds most amazing Island resorts, perfectly blending just the right amount of seclusion with activity (for those that actually want to leave their villa... which I imagine many don't and we barely did!) Staff (especially Josef, Kingsley and Althea) blends the perfect amount of attentiveness without being overbearing, and anticipates your every need. Private breakfast cooked for you in your villa, your own personal villa attendants, world-class food, what else could a person want? No surprise that Round Hill is still after 50+ years the destination for the wealthy, famous, and those who enjoy the perfect blend of peace and luxury. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A first class hidden oasis!

Oct 20, 2020 Candice K

Round Hill was overall a fantastic experience and stay for us. From the friendly professional staff to the well kept amazing property, the excellent food, my husband and I felt like we were in our own hidden oasis! Now added to our list of favourite places to visit, we will certainly make sure we return annually. It is a true Jamaican gem.