11 October 2018
The Land of Water and Wood is home to some of the world’s finest luxury hotels and resorts - opulent, coastal retreats for travellers who are looking for a spot of sun-soaked indulgence. Here are our favourite properties on this vibrant Caribbean island.
Designed with privacy in mind, Half Moon is set on 400 acres of manicured grounds with its own stretch of private beach. All suites have patios or balconies with peaceful views of the gardens, swimming pool or ocean, and there are plenty of activities to get involved with, such as tranquil sunrise Yoga sessions in the gorgeous setting of an overwater bungalow. There’s also tennis, golf and horse riding, or you can just laze away the days on the beach – guests at Half Moon can spend their stay doing exactly as they please.
"John and Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and countless other stars have stayed here. I loved this luxurious escape set on a 400-acre waterfront paradise. All in all, I find it difficult to fault as it offers the ultimate splurge holiday. A true high-end experience for adults that would thoroughly welcome and embrace younger guests."
Sally, Travel Counsellor
Rich in history and with timeless Jamaican hospitality, Round Hill is understated, elegant and the perfect spot to while away the lazy Caribbean days. Set across 110-acres of private land, Round Hill offers an enclave of luxury villas, Ralph Lauren-designed boutique oceanfront rooms, award-winning seaside dining and an exquisite spa which lies nestled in lush, tropical hillside. Each accommodation comes with its own dedicated team of staff to ensure your every want and need is catered for, and there’s easy access to all the activities you could care to enjoy from shopping to water sports.
Hidden in beautiful tropical grounds, Goldeneye offers charming boutique escapism in the most gorgeous of settings. With private beaches and several accommodation types including beach huts, lagoon villas and beach villas, Goldeneye is a luxurious yet fun offering in the Caribbean. Try an array of non-motorised water sports from paddle boarding to kayaking and land activities including Pilates, yoga and tennis. With a gorgeous spa, three beaches, three pools and three restaurants and bars, you’re guaranteed a sensational stay at this fabulous abode which was once home to James Bond author Ian Fleming.
Trident Hotel comprises of 13 luxury oceanfront villas, all spacious and airy with a residential feel that will come as close as possible to a home from home. The villas private terraces all come with plunge pools and boast modern design blended with 50s and 60s décor. From exceptional cuisine available at one of two first-class restaurants to a culture of fun and relaxation, this Port Antonio experience combines authentic Jamaican roots with the modern Caribbean lifestyle to ensure guests have the best experience possible.
An iconic hideaway nestled on the coast of Jamaica, Jamaica Inn is a small but perfect all-suite property located on a private beach. Jamaica Inn’s cosy feel makes it one of the most romantic places on the island, with an outdoor terrace where couples can dine and a separate veranda for cocktails, as well as a live band on most nights. The furnished balconies in each suite act like open-air living rooms, and during a stay, you will lose yourself in the tranquillity of the resort. Service is attentive but never obtrusive, and Jamaica Inn is one of the best-loved hotels on the north coast.
Want to book your next getaway in Jamaican luxury? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today to book your perfect stay at one of these gorgeous properties.