Round Hill Hotel & Villas - Montego Bay, Jamaica -
The Round Hill Hotel and Villas is located on a private beach near Montego Bay, Jamaica, and is set on more than 110 acres. A former pineapple, all-spice and coconut plantation, the colonial style resort caters to upscale travelers, couples and families. The 36 oceanfront rooms in the resort's main building, The Pineapple House, are designed by Ralph Lauren, and reflect the designer's crisp take on beach living, done in a palate of white, pink and blue with mahogany and bamboo four-poster beds. For those who prefer more privacy, the resort offers 27 villas that house 74 suites in two- to five-room layouts. All villas are individually owned and include separate living and sleeping areas; most have private swimming pools. Chef Martin Ian Maginley prepares contemporary Caribbean cuisine using local seafood and fresh produce at the Restaurant at Round Hill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served al fresco at the Seaside Terrace. The Pool and Beach Bar serves burgers and sandwiches at lunchtime. The spa offers a light and healthy lunch on its lawn. The double infinity edge pool includes wading, lap and spa pools. There are five tennis courts, a fitness center with classes, and water sports on the beach. Golf is nearby at Tryall's 18-hole golf course. Set in an 18th-century great house, the Spa at Round Hill offers a full menu of body and beauty treatments using Elemis natural products.