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Oct 20, 2021

Round Hill Hotel and Villas Wins at World Travel Award 2021

Iconic Jamaican property wins Caribbean’s Leading Villa Resort and Jamaica’s Leading Hotel at the 28th World Travel Awards.

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Montego Bay

Oct 07, 2021

Montego Bay & Ocho Rios: A Close Look At These Two Jamaican Destinations

You may have heard of both Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, but what sets them apart? When you're planning your trip to Jamaica, here are a few things to consider about both of these beautiful seaside towns.

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Oct 05, 2021

Round Hill Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers' Choice Award

World travellers rank Round Hill among the Top 40 Resorts in The Caribbean Islands.

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Oct 01, 2021

International Coffee Day: The World’s Best Brew

Learn more about experiencing the the world's best coffee blend during your Round Hill vacation.

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Sep 27, 2021

World Tourism Day 2021 – “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”

Round Hill proudly supports the 2021 World Tourism Day theme, “Tourism for Inclusive Growth” and remains committed to leading by example.

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Sep 20, 2021

Perfect Your Game During Your Jamaica Vacation

Whether you are a pro in the making or casual players, Round Hill is the complete resort for your tennis or golf vacation. 

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Sep 08, 2021

Round Hill Named Among Travel + Leisure’s Top 100 Hotels in the World

Round Hill Hotel and Villas listed on the annual Travel + Leisure  "Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas" and "Top 100 Hotels in the World".

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Montego Bay

Aug 30, 2021

Montego Bay, Jamaica: Everything You Need to Eat, Do, and See

Montego Bay, Jamaica (also known as “MoBay”) is one of the most popular destinations in Jamaica. Visitors come from around the world to enjoy Montego Bay’s sandy beaches, lively nightlife, and rich history.

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Aug 17, 2021

Round Hill Awarded Sharecare VERIFIED™ Badge

Round Hill recognized for stellar health and safety protocols by Forbes Travel Guide & Sharecare.  

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Roundhill-Resort-Rum Punch

Aug 16, 2021

It’s International Rum Day!

Are you missing the island flavours and warmth of vacationing in Jamaica? Then try this easy blend of tropical goodness until your next visit!

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Aug 01, 2021

A Fun-Filled Summer For The Entire Family

Round Hill is a 110- acre paradise which makes an ideal destination for families to disconnect from their everyday routine and reconnect with each other.

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Three people on a horseback ride in the beach at Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Jul 01, 2021

Round Hill Announces New “Summer for All” Campaign

As the world reopens and travelers pack their bags, Round Hill Hotel and Villas is thrilled to unveil its brand-new ‘Summer for All’ programming.

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Boats docked near the beach at Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Jun 15, 2021

Best Time to Visit Jamaica: A First-Timer’s Guide

No matter when you decide to travel to the island paradise of Jamaica, one thing is certain - you'll enjoy warm breezes, sunny days and plenty of adventures to be had!

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Pool area facing the beach at Round Hill Hotel & Villas

May 01, 2021

Experience a Unique Family Vacation at Round Hill – As Featured On Oprah!

“Sitting atop 110 acres of a private peninsula, this locale offers families the choice of Ralph Lauren-designed rooms in the preppy main inn, or spacious private villas with staff,” the article says.

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A couple by the beach at sunset in Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Apr 15, 2021

Romance at Round Hill

Known as one of the most romantic destinations in the Caribbean, Round Hill is the perfect destination to spend your days truly taking in each magical moment with your partner - from elegant elopements to luxurious honeymoons

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Beach by the Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Mar 01, 2021

8 Reasons To Spend Spring Break In Jamaica

If you needed a few good reasons to get away to Jamaica for Spring Break this year, we have them. From idyllic weather to activities for the whole family, it’s easy to see why Jamaica is a hot spot for Spring Break travel.

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Aerial view of Round Hill Hotel & Villas by the beach

Feb 01, 2021

Round Hill Ranked Among Top Hotels by U.S. News & World Report

Round Hill was recently listed among the top hotels in the Caribbean by the U.S. News & World Report. The iconic resort has placed second on the “Best Hotels in Jamaica” list, and number eighteen among the “Best Hotels in the Caribbean”. 

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Pirates of the Caribbean movie poster

Jan 15, 2021

Jamaican Films for the Entire Family to Enjoy

Whether it is the vivid history of conquest of the land or the spectacular details of the local scene, Jamaica has always inspired the minds of great writers and starred in the leading role on the big screen.

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Aerial view of the Round Hill Reef Gardens in the beach

Aug 01, 2020

The Round Hill Reef Garden: An Update

In 2016, Round Hill Resort & Villas partnered with local marine scientists to begin the Reef Garden project. The project would see the “gardening” of corals – by growing them in a nursery and then planting the matured corals back to the reef.

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Exterior view of the Spotlight Villa 25 with the pool in Round Hill Hotel & Villas at night

Jul 15, 2020

Jamaica Villa Spotlight: Villa 25

The iconic luxury Jamaica Villa 25 at Round Hill has welcomed celebrities and dignitaries alike, and was the site where John F. Kennedy practiced his now infamous inaugural speech before assuming his Presidency of the United States.

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Divers under the beach near Catherine's Cave Ocho Rios Jamaica

Jun 01, 2020

Where To Dive In Jamaica

Located at the center of coral diversity in the Atlantic Ocean, Jamaica’s waters boasts over 60 species of reef building corals including fringing reefs along most of the north coast of Jamaica.

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Pool area and the outdoor seating area at Spotlight Villa 11 in Round Hill Hotel & Villas

May 15, 2020

Jamaica Villa Spotlight: Villa 11

Featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a sprawling 3,000 square feet of living space, this iconic villa was the location where 20th Century Fox’s “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” was filmed.

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Jamaica Public Beach with people by the beach under colorful umbrellas

Apr 01, 2020

Easter Traditions in Jamaica

Easter is one of the biggest holidays for Jamaicans. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays, making Easter the only four-day weekend throughout the year, and therefore a perfect time for family & friends to fellowship.

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Black and white image of John Pringle, the founder of Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Mar 15, 2020

Biography: John Pringle, Founder of Round Hill

Learn about the life and vision of John Pringle who founded Round Hill Hotel & Villas in 1953.

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Kingsley Blake, Round hill Ambassador at Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Feb 02, 2020

Kingsley Blake Promoted to Round Hill Ambassador

For over 45 years, Kingsley has been warming the hearts of visitors from all over the world with his infectious charm and personality. 

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Exterior view of the Rose Hall Great House at Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Jan 15, 2020

Annie Palmer, Johnny Cash & The Rose Hall Great House

Many visitors to the Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay claim to have captured ghost-like images in photos, and even Johnny Cash wrote a song about the infamous Annie Palmer.

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Andre Fowles, chef at Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Dec 01, 2019

An Interview with Chef Andre Fowles: Winner of Food Network's "Chopped"

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Chef Andre Fowles - a former chef at Round Hill Hotel and Villas - to hear more about his exciting win on The Food Network's renowned "Chopped" cooking competition.

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