Need To Know
124, including 88 suites.
12pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $509.00, excluding tax at 25 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional room tax of $4.00 per room per night on check-out. ⓘ
Rates include use of the kids’ club and non-motorised watersports, but exclude breakfast ($25 for full American-style breakfast).
The grounds are impeccably maintained. Get a closer look during tours offered each Friday afternoon by the head gardener. The tour includes a peek at the garden of rare tropical orchids. The Spa at Round Hill is set in a restored 18th-century house over 10 acres by the Caribbean Sea, and offers treatments using local lemongrass, botanicals from the grounds and stones plucked from the ocean. Overcome the previous night’s rum cocktails with the hangover massage, which diffuses toxins using Jamaican sweet basil.
Early September to early October.
At the hotel
Spa with seven treatment rooms; five tennis courts; beauty salon; library; gardens; gym free WiFi throughout. In rooms: iPod dock, minibar, Round Hill toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Some rooms are in the Pineapple House, and are decorated by Ralph Lauren. The second-level Villa Suites in Pineapple House are closest to the beach, and offer the best sea views and ocean soundtrack. Of the Villas, the five-bedroom Luxury Villa 18 has its own pool and bar, and can be rented as a whole or separated into five one-bedroom villa suites, each filled with local art, rattan bar stools and mahogany four-poster beds. The six-bedroom Luxury Villa 16 is the most luxurious with Anglo-Caribbean decor, white linens and colourful cotton fabrics.
The unheated outdoor infinity pool is made with 18th-century stone, and has views of Round Hill’s bay. The spa has an adults-only pool.
No need to lug snorkelling gear: the hotel has plenty of fins and snorkels for guests.
Golfers can tee up at Tryall Golf Club, the Caribbean’s best course; Round Hill can make reservations and provides a free shuttle there and back. Smoking is only permitted outdoors at the beach, the pool and in the gardens.
Very welcome. There is a free kids’ club, plus a teen centre. Baby cots are free to borrow. Babysitting is $10 an hour (min. three hours). The restaurants all offer children’s menus. There is a third-person fee for anyone older than age three.
Round Hill has been recognised for its efforts to conserve natural resources through the use of eco-friendly energy and water practices and recycling initiatives. It also maintains an organic chef’s garden, where staff grow most of the produce used in the restaurant.