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This was our second stay at Round Hill and I am still impressed by the workers, service, food & beauty of it all! We stayed for 8 days at Round Hill and it was one of the most memorable times of our lives... Lets start with when you checkin.
You are warmly greeted by a handful of friendly & outgoing staff who promptly take care of your luggage & bags. The conciegre man "Kingsly" who has been with Round Hill for over 35 years is a definite favorite and if you need anything at all; he's the man to talk to! Look out for him, he's always wearing his bright blue suit lol. Checkin is very smooth and once you walk through the main lobby of Round Hill, you will have a view of their private little beach! Kingsly will take you to your room & show you so of the attractions on the Resort grounds.
The Pineapple room we stayed in was so very nice. You have a king sized bed (see pictures), a lounge area to look outside your ocean view window. The bathroom is spacious also. HUGE bath tub, a wonderful "rain shower" shower, his and her sinks... Just wonderful (see pics).
For those of you with children, there is the Pineapple Kids club! This is an activities center where parents can drop their children off (ages 3 & up) to go and have some adult fun or alone time. For parents who have children under 3, you can hire a nanny from the resort! The women at Round Hill are so good and attentive with the children. We hired a nanny to wtch our 3 & 1/2 yr old daughter while we went to the Reggae Sum Fest and she was so awesome with her. For nanny services they charge $12/hr (& $15/hr after midnight). Also, every year during the month of July, Round Hill offers a free Pineapple Kids Tennis Clinic! This year there was a big turn out (between 10-15 kids)!
Now lets talk about the rooms... we stayed in the Pineapple house again (the cheapest room you can book, basically lol). We had an upstairs bungalo room and we had an awesome view of the ocean & vegetation around the "edgeless pool". YES! They have an awesome edgeless pool. They also have a baby pool area for young ones (1 ft deep). Might I also add, the private beach & edgeless have lifegaurds on duty at all times!
When you go to the beach or pool & choose the lounge chair to put your items down, the lifegaurd will get you a towel. I know... impressive huh? lol. There is always someone coming to the pool area to ask if you'd like something to drinkk also. Lounge chairs line up along the walk way from the pool/pool bar to the beach. Lots of shade if you just want to sit & read a book at the beach or pool.
Food at Round Hill...OMG! The food here is OUT OF THIS WORLD deeeeeelicious! I think I gained 3lbs in a week from eating so good lol. They have different "meal plans" to choose from if you go to their website & book (or here, i think?). I would definetly choose the meal plan with breakfast, lunch & dinner! They also offer free afternoon tea & snacks between 4-5:30 during the day. I must say though, my favorite meal was breakfast. As you walk into the dining area, you are geeted by Mr or Mrs.(last name). BTW, EVERY MEAL is sat down overlooking the ocean (literally, its 10 ft away!). The breakfast is great. There is a chef who cooks your eggs or makes an omlette how ever you please, fresh fruit, cereals, cheeses, pancakes, sausages, bacon and so on...etc. My husband loves the Blue Mountain coffee they serve & I loved their iced tea (with the liquid sugar!).
My second favorite meal is Dinner... and oh how creative Round Hill is EVERY NIGHT is different! Monday is "dinner on the beach" night. They clear the entire beach and set up tables, chairs & tiki torches. You literally have dinner on the beach & sand. At our table, my husband was 1 ft away from the water rushing up on the sand lol. It was so romantic too. Ever dinner is candle lit. They also have a live reggae band playing 5 days out of the week. So dinner... the will have a huge buffet for you to choose from. So much food to feast on, its insane! Lobster tails, pork, ribs, chicken, fish, pastas, salads, cheeses, fruit, veges, sweets, cakes, cookies!!!!!
Activities at Round Hill... Definitely talk to Watersports! Every day they offer a free "glass bottom boat" ride for guests @ 9:30am. Take the kids, they'll love it! Also, snorkeling, kayaking & sailing their "hobikat" is free for guests. Snorkeling is great in the bay. We also went kayaking, our daughter loved it too. They also offer water sking, water rafting (where they pull you on a big flotation thingy), scuba instruction & diving & so on...
Tennis at Round HIll... Round Hill has 5 hard tennis courts. Very nice tennis courts might I add! If you wanna good workout & burn that cake you ate the night before from dinner, lol.
Spa/gym/tranquility area... Round Hill also has a spa. They offer a full salon (hair, nails, waxing...) and massages. I got a massage when I was there. It's a little pricey but the massage was good. I think they charged $95 for a 50 minute massage. The also have a nice little gym if you feel the need to "get pumped up". Last year I went to the salon & got my hair braded lol. I got some beads put in too, it ws about $85. But it looked so cool! I seen alot of little girls had got it done this year.
Like I said before, every night is different at Round Hill. On Friday nights is "Jamaican Night". Where they have a crew of performers come a little after everyone's done eating to dinner. The put on a really great show!!! Our daughter was so into it, she loved it & so were the other children there. On I think... Wednesday night was the Invitation night. Where they formally invite you personally by letter to your room to a cocktail party. This is to meet the staff. Lets see... I don't want to forget anything lol... Oh yes... I cannot forget my main man Perry. He is a driver for Round Hill and he was very helpful. If you ever want to see outside of Round Hill and go to a nice beach, he can take you.
I hope you choose Round Hill. It should be the only place to stay in Montego Bay. It is unbelievable but when you go, you will believe lol. Some people may say it is too expensive or "over rated" but I totally disagree, its worth it! Trust me! I'm going again next year!!! ENJOY!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Round Hill Hotel and Villas is situated on a lush 110-acre peninsula just west of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Boasting a guest list of world leaders, cultural icons and Hollywood A-listers, this classic resort continues to attract a jet-set from around the world who enjoy timeless glamour and understated luxury along with pristine natural beaches and the inimitable Caribbean waters. Accommodations include 36 Ralph Lauren-designed oceanfront guest rooms, 90 luxurious villa rooms and suites or a selection of 27 private 2 - 6 bedroom Villas – most with private pools. Other highlights include open-air terrace dining and The Grill at Round Hill, award-winning family programs, an infinity pool, tennis courts, and an Elemis spa located in a beautifully-restored 18th century plantation house. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Round Hill Hotel And Villas
- Round Hill Resort
- Round Hill Jamaica
- Round Hill Hotel & Villas Jamaica/Montego Bay