I will admit: I am addicted to the island of Jamaica. Having gone 10 times in recent years I always feel my best the moment my plane glides down the runway. I'm not sure if it's the warm humid air or the turquoise waters that make me smile. One thing is for certain (verified by my many friends) My skin is radiant by the end of each visit, my body relaxed and there's a twinkle in my eye.
One of my favorite hotels is GeeJam, a ten minute drive from Port Antonio, on the northeast coast of Jamaica, shrouded by the Blue Mountains. This eclectic hotel boasts a celebrity clientele, is surrounded by culture and Ska Bars and is an experience that you can get only from an intimate setting. The well traveled can hide yet blend in and experience the true island vibes that you never knew existed.
The 30-acre resort by the name of Round Hill Hotel and Villas is a sight to behold: Featuring 27 stunning villas and 36 oceanfront guestrooms, it has the distinction of being the go-to hotel for the ultra rich.
What makes Round Hill special? That's easy!
Some of the rooms have been decorated by noted fashion designer Ralph Lauren (who actually has a two house retreat at the resort.) The designer and his wife have been visiting for well over 20 years.
"I live a very hectic life," says Ralph Lauren, "and I'm busy all the time. In Jamaica I have no obligations. It's very serene, a different world, far away from everything."
The legendary 30-acre resort features 27 stunning villas and 36 oceanfront guestrooms in the resort’s Ralph Lauren-designed Pineapple House. There’s an old school cocktail bar peppered with black-and-white photographs of esteemed guests from way back when. Several minutes away from the villas and the dining halls, past the water sports amenities shack, is Round Hill’s spa—a building that was once an 18th-century plantation house—set in 10 acres of beachfront lawn.
Minutes away from the famous Seven Mile Beach lies an oasis carved out of rock that will transform your vacation from that of a simple beach getaway to a real experience.
The Caves is a place for lovers, world travelers or those who seek hippie chic but in a sexy environment that isn't a simple holiday. With only 12 cliffside cottages and a grand villa, you'll never see crowds and can look forward to hanging in the famous Blackwell Rum Bar (yes, it's even in a cave.)
There is no shortage of stunning hotels in Jamaica and this was just a sample of some of the beautiful resorts we will feature in this stunning place! From the tourism capital of Montego Bay to Negril there is no shortage of luxury retreats for the discerning traveler.