Our Legacy

An Iconic, Timeless Jamaica Resort in Montego Bay

A long-standing icon in Jamaica, Round Hill’s roots are rich with history. Originally, the 100-acre peninsula was part of Lord Monson's Round Hill Estate – a sugarcane plantation that later grew coconuts, pimento and allspice. The peninsular bluff’s fertile soil and ideal climate was also home to pineapple groves, which became forever prominent in the Round Hill logo and can be found sprinkled throughout the property.

Round Hill was conceived by Jamaica-born entrepreneur John Pringle, whose vision was to take the 'boutique' concept both onto another level and into a new domain.

Awards & Recognition

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Long known for its captivating setting, exquisite service, impeccable accommodations and upscale amenities, Round Hill has been recognized as one of the most exclusive and beloved resorts in Jamaica since opening in 1953. In addition to our stellar reputation and illustrious history, some of the more recent accolades for Round Hill include the 2016 Travel + Leisure list of the Top 25 Resorts in the Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda; 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and World Travel Awards 2016 Caribbean's Leading Villa Resort and Jamaica's Leading Hotel.

Click here to view our awards list.

Green Initiatives

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From growing our own organic vegetables and herbs to reducing waste and conserving energy, Round Hill is fully committed to lessening our footprint and promoting sustainability. As Montego Bay, Jamaica's premier green hotel, we are constantly striving to improve our operations and conserve resources in every way possible. Our eco-friendly Jamaica hotel’s key priorities include farm-to-table consumption, waste reduction, energy efficiency and localized purchasing while providing a comfortable, welcoming and sustainable environment for every guest.

Management Team

Josef Forstmayr, Managing Director - josef@roundhill.com

Omar Robinson, General Manager - omar@roundhill.com

Linda Lawrence, Director of Sales & Marketing - linda@roundhill.com

Martin Maginley, Executive Chef - chefmartin@roundhill.com

Seon Walker, Director of Food & Beverage - seon@roundhill.com

Novlette Maxwell FCCA, BA, Chief Financial Officer - novlette@roundhill.com

Nathalie Saunders, Director of Human Resource - nathalie@roundhill.com

Resort Policy

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At Round Hill, luxury is the little personal touches, the customized service from the hearts of our caring staff, and the sense of true relaxation you are met with the moment you arrive. Our Resort Policy is meant as an outline of some of the complimentary amenities and services you may enjoy, as well as the answers to frequently asked questions.

Complimentary Amenities & Services

  • Guests enjoy a welcome cocktail upon arrival, invitation to the Manager's weekly Cocktail Reception (Wednesdays), and nightly entertainment.
  • Complimentary use of Fitness Centre with instructor.
  • Use of all non-motorized water sports.
  • Supervised activities at the Pineapple Kids Club.
  • Formal Afternoon Tea served daily at the Cocktail Bar, featuring light snacks, tea and Blue Mountain Coffee.
  • Daily shuttle service to Montego Bay for shopping or to Tryall Golf Club. The shuttle is available for church service every Sunday morning. Other transfers and ground transportation are available through the resort's transportation service. Bell staff is happy to transport you around the property via golf carts.
  • Use of the Library and Business Centre, Internet Access: Complimentary Wi-Fi available in all villas and guestrooms and select areas on property. A computer workstation with printer is available in the Library and our concierge will assist with airline ticket confirmation and printing of boarding passes.
  • As our Oceanfront Rooms & many of our Villas do not have televisions, guests may enjoy their favorite shows and sporting events in the comfortable Pineapple Room featuring all major US and UK networks.
  • "The Times Fax" will be delivered daily to your room and is available at breakfast each morning. Delivery of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times may be ordered with advance notice through our Resort Boutique. Same-day editions are not available due to shipping and import regulations.
  • iPod / iPhone docking stations in all accommodation.

Accommodation Information

  • Guestrooms feature either a king-sized bed or 2 double beds. Some villa suites are equipped with 2 twin beds that can be made into a king-sized bed.
  • Round Hill is not an all-inclusive resort, however, various meal plans, including the Platinum Plan, are available upon request. 
  • Guests in villa suites and complete villas have the option of a full breakfast prepared each morning by their housekeeper, featuring time-honoured homemade recipes.
  • Check-in time 4:00pm - checkout time 11:00am. We make every effort to accommodate early arrival and late departure requests, depending upon occupancy levels.
  • All accommodation contain safes for storage of valuable items.
  • Ironing boards and irons are available in all guest rooms and cottage suites.

General Information

  • Dress code is “resort chic” throughout the day. Dress up evening attire is requested after 7:00 p.m., long pants and collared shirts for gentlemen in bar and restaurants and no shorts for the ladies.
  • Cell phone coverage is available throughout the property. Phones may be rented from the Front Desk. Guests are advised to check with their carrier before arrival on island to fully understand roaming and international fees.
  • Electricity: 110 volts, 50 cycle A/C
  • Laundry service is available for a fee.

Fees, Reservations & Cancellations

  • A service charge of 15% is added to your bill and distributed amongst the entire staff. You are welcome to provide additional gratuities at your discretion to staff that provide exceptional service. 
  • A 3-night deposit is required at time of booking to confirm your reservation. Special advanced purchase rates require full prepayment at the time of reservation.