Round Hill is a private enclave of 110 acres with tasteful villas and rooms around Montego Bay, on the north coast of Jamaica. Noel Coward owned the first villa ever built here and many other salubrious guests have followed suit. The resort isn’t only a pretty face but also Jamaica’s first premier green hotel, taking pride in its eco-friendly environment, it has a farm to table policy, growing its own produce and managing its energy consumption so families visiting can rest assured that their carbon imprint will be minimal.
The resort has two restaurants, offering top quality food and an eclectic wine list, with kids’ menus and early dining options. There’s a smart evening dress code, themed dinner evenings, afternoon tea and you can organize private dinners on the beach, which is gorgeous. The Pineapple Kids’ Club has a range of activities, giving you time in the spa and any number of trips can be organized by the hotel (yacht charter, glass-bottomed boats).
There are no bad rooms to stay in here; all designed by Ralph Lauren, villas are on the hillside looking out and rooms look over the beach or infinity pool. Think plantation-shuttered windows or balconies, private pools and staff (villas), heavy old-school furniture and white linens.