Round Hill Resort sits hidden from the world by way of a long, tree-lined road. Where’s the beach, you might wonder, as you look out over the rolling green hills and organic garden. And then, you turn a bend, and there it is. The pristine, turquoise ocean, inviting you to dive in and finally, finally, relax.
I sat down with Linda Lawrence, Director of Sales, who gave me the storied history of the resort; founded by John Pringle 60 years ago, a vacation spot of president John F.Kennedy (who practiced his inaugural speech in villa 25) and movie stars alike. Decorated by famed designer Ralph Lauren (who, by the way, owns two onsite properties). Reservations Manager, Menseita Ottey gave me a tour of the exquisite property as we chatted about all things Jamaica, from the local art, food and the villas. The Pineapple House suites overlook the ocean and the infinity pool and offer close proximity to the well maintained beach, but for a more secluded visit, try one of the privately owned villas. Round Hill offers nothing but luxury and a quiet place to recharge. The organic garden informs the daily menu and the accommodating, friendly staff, are second to none. No wonder this is the location where How Stella Got Her Groove Back.