This weekend we took a trip to Round Hill Resort to experience what Forbes Travel Guide named ‘one of 2018’s finest properties in the world’ … it certainly didn’t disappoint!
Round Hill boasts 110 acres of private lush tropical gardens and the most stunning turquoise water and white sand beach. It comprises of luxury villas and boutique ocean-front rooms plus award-winning dining and an amazing spa which is nestled in the hill tops.
Visited by a host of A-list celebrities and royalty including Prince Harry and Megan, John .F. Kennedy, Paul McCartney and Emma Watson to name a few, it is the height of luxury combined with that good old Jamaican charm. I instantly felt like royalty as we drive down the long winding driveway and stepped through the reception to the most wonderful view of the turquoise private beach but quickly felt at home by the friendly welcome of the staff!
Round Hill has 27 uniquely custom designed villas which range in size from 2 to 6 bedrooms. Most of the villas have their own private pools and for the couple that don’t (and the oceanfront hotel rooms) there is a large infinity pool and of course the private beach! Each villa comes fully staffed and with your own personal breakfast prepared on your terrace each morning.
When we arrived we got a chance to look around one of the finest villas on the resort which was being made up ready for the days guests. I honestly wouldn’t want nor need to leave that villa if I were staying there but then you wouldn’t get a chance to experience all that Round Hill has to offer!
Our villa for the day was seriously beautiful! A traditional colonial decor with splashes of tropical colour and dark wood furnishings. It has a lovely terrace outside and felt so tucked away from the world up in the tropical gardens.
For food we opted to eat at The Grill which is the resorts roof top restaurant. It has panoramic views of the sea and tropical gardens and they were actually setting up for that evenings wedding outdoors which looked set to be stunning!
The Grill had amazing vegetarian options for myself and children options – their favourite had to be the toasted marshmallows!
After eating we spent the rest of the day at the beach. The boys made sand castles and moats, Pete laid out on the ocean loungers and Jenson frequented the bar! I even got to take Jasper out on a canoe which he loved although we left it quite late to have a full go so the staff let us have a quick ten minute explore!
Unfortunately we chose one of the only days during our trip to Jamaica that it rained to visit Round Hill so by the time we tore the kids away from the beach to try out the pool it had started to pour it down!
Myself and Jasper still went for a quick dip in the infinity pool though and he showed off his new found swimming skills – just look at that view!
A little rain didn’t ruin our fun though, huge umbrellas made all the smiles and just added to the ‘above and beyond’ service that we experienced during our visit.
I honestly cannot wait for the day that we can head back to Jamaica to visit again and hopefully stay overnight to experience more of what Round Hill has to offer – the spa, water sports and longer days by the beach and pool to name a few!
If you ever get the chance to visit Round Hill I would highly recommend it; although it isn’t made for kids with no waterpark or play park, they cater to them amazingly with childcare services and amenities so even if you decide to just head there for a one or two night stay before or after staying at a more family-focused resort you know that your children will have an amazing time while you’re living the life of luxury!
Thanks for reading,
*Our day trip to Round Hill was very kindly gifted, however all opinions are my own.