What better time to make a bee-line for an exquisite Caribbean hotspot than right now, as winter draws in? And we know just the place: 18th-century plantation turned lavish romantic getaway Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Jamaica offers an all-round sensory experience. With transcendent views of Montego Bay, the serene sensation of the ocean breeze, and the glamour of some of its former residents (JFK, anyone?), Round Hill’s a splendid place to soak up some winter sun.
Style Polo-inspired plantation
Setting Rolling Greens on Montego Bay
Why this week? To make the most of the sunshine, take the gardener’s tour of Round Hill’s exquisite grounds – you’ll explore the rare tropical orchids and check out the chef’s organic garden, where the produce for the hotel’s fresh and flavoursome food is grown. And if you’d rather explore greens of another sort entirely, just hop on Round Hill’s shuttle to the Tryall Golf Club and tee up on one of the Caribbean’s best courses. And, we’ll give you 25 per cent off!
Our favourite bits The impeccable grounds, five tennis courts and guest-only library form just the foundation of Round Hill’s captivating allure. Book your space at the luxury seven room spa, set in a restored eighteenth century house. Treatment includes local lemongrass, ocean-plucked stones and a hangover massage should you happen to take full advantage of the Ralph Lauren Cocktail Bar’s exceptional 550-bin wine list. Enjoy your stay in the elegant Pineapple house, where suites are blessed with a private pool and bar, mahogany four-poster beds and easy access to the Montego Bay’s sandy shores. As for food, whether you’re enjoying the contemporary Caribbean dishes of Chef Martin Maginley at the ocean-side Grill, or indulging in the hotel’s calypso band-accompanied beach barbeques, the dining experience at Round Hill is quintessentially Jamaican, with a sophisticated twist.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… “Think Jamaica is all mega-resorts mobbed with rum-swilling revellers? Then prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the timeless slice of family-friendly island paradise that is the Round Hill Hotel & Villas. Today, it retains its classic charm and entices families with a free activity-packed kids’ club, loads of watersports, a pristine private beach and a kitchen helmed by a James Beard-awarded chef (take that, picky eaters). And don’t worry, with themed family nights with Jamaican-style beach barbecue and live music, you’ll still get an authentic dose of local culture, too.” Read the full Round Hill Hotel & Villas review…