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Looking to have a relaxing semi-tropical vacation at a luxurious private resort decorated by Ralph Lauren?  Consider Jamaica’s Round Hill Hotel and Villas, a 110-acre private enclave nestled in a lush tropical hillside along a private bay of turquoise waters with luxury villas, boutique oceanfront rooms decorated by Ralph Lauren, delicious dining and a relaxing spa.   Round Hill opened its doors in 1953 and, over the years, has maintained its classic charm.

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Round Hill offers hotel-style accommodations as well as private villas. If you want hotel-style accommodations, Round Hill's Pineapple House offers guests beautiful rooms with gorgeous canopy style beds, modern baths (walk in glass showers with rainshower heads), and balconies overlooking the bay. The Pineapple House’s crisp white paneled rooms with boldly striped fabrics reflect Ralph Lauren’s island aesthetic that he used in his own villa on the resort property.  For a more private experience, book one of the private luxury villas that line the hill overlooking the bay.  These villas include their own private or semi-private pool and each morning guests wake up to a lavish breakfast prepared by their personal housekeeper and served on their own patio.  

What makes the resort truly special is the welcoming and professional staff, many of whom have been a fixture of the resort for years and even decades.  Josef Forstmayr has been the managing director since 1989 and ensures that the guests have a memorable experience.  Repeat visitors will be fondly greeted by indomitable Kingsley Blake, who has greeted guests in his signature turquoise jacket for over four decades.

The resort's two restaurants are supervised by James Beard award-winning Executive Chef, Martin Maginley.  The restaurants showcase fresh local ingredients and offer international and Jamaican specialties.  The resort also offers an excellent wine list and has received the Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” in 2014.

Round Hill is a perfect place to completely relax and enjoy the tranquil semi-tropical setting.  For those wanting more activity, Round Hill offers a number of professional tennis courts and a variety of water sport activities.  In addition, the resort offers a full spa program at its dedicated spa facility located in a beautifully restored 18th century plantation house on 10 lush acres of beachfront lawn.

Round Hill Hotel and Villas offer the perfect getaway for those looking for quiet luxury in a tropical setting. 

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