Azure waters, pristine beaches, immaculate lawns and impeccable service combine to make Round Hill in Hanover Parish, Jamaica, not only a world class destination, but one that raises the bar in so far as resorts are concerned.
Just eight miles west of Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Round Hill sits on a 110 acre peninsula, overlooking a private beach and Round Hill Bay.
Entrance to ocean front luxury.
Round Hill’s achievements are legion including recognition for the fifth consecutive year as the World’s Leading Villa Resort. The recognition was announced at the World Travel Awards gala ceremony, known as the Oscars of the Travel Industry earlier this year at the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort and Spa.
It was no surprise to those in the tourism sector as Round Hill has consistently been the winner of the Caribbean’s top awards since it began operations in the 1950s. It also took top honors in the Regional categories with the presentation of the Caribbean’s Leading Villa Resort Award.
The resort won both of these awards overwhelmingly from the over two million votes cast worldwide from 167,000 travel agencies and professionals in 200 countries. It also was named Jamaica’s Leading Spa Resort.
This is just a cottage.
In addition to these achievements, Round Hill was recently recognized by Code Nast Traveller, a world renowned magazine, as the ninth favorite out of 20 leading resorts in all of the Americas and the Caribbean.
The resort features 27 secluded villas with 74 suites on a hillside that slopes down to the sea with breath-taking views. Most have private swimming pools. The 36 spacious rooms in the Pineapple House Hotel were recently refurbished by Ralph Lauren, one of Round Hill’s shareholders.
The suites are very luxurious and spacious and have much of what one would find in a grand manor house with large bedrooms and living rooms, private terraces, larger swimming pool and a warm and friendly staff.
But this is a Villa.
Each guest room is furnished with a four poster mahogany-colored bamboo bed and decorated with paintings from Jamaican artists and has expansive windows, framed by white shutters. Open air living rooms provide stunning views of the tropical gardens of Round Hill and the Caribbean Sea. The baths contain double sink vanities, separate bathtubs and showers.
The new swimming pool designed by Thomas Woltz of Nelson, Byrd and Woltz Landscape Architects of Virginia.
The new swimming pool that has just been completed was designed on three different levels by a landscape architect and creates a sense of space and the landscaping is breath-taking. The main pool is 50ft by 16 ft with the deepest end at seven ft. Water cascades over two vanishing edges into a spa pool below. The walls of the pool large made of ballast stone and retrieved from the ruins of the Golden Grove Sugar Works, an 18th century Jamaica sugar mill to add to the authenticity of the pool’s environment.