|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Welcome to Almond Hill, a 4-bedroom private luxury Jamaican villa located on a former 500-acre coconut plantation. Its location 22 minutes west of Montego Bay is literally one minute from posh Round Hill where guests enjoy complimentary resort membership.
Almond Hills’ design around a comfy veranda is perhaps one of the most marvellous touches in this Jamaican villa- elegantly perched overlooking the superb nine mile view of Caribbean ocean. It’s paradise for peaceful afternoons of napping and reading or leisurely afternoon tea and conversations. The veranda is a haven for long candlelight dinners served by long-time butler Reuben Riley under the romance of the stars and the lights reflecting from the distant town and cruise ships.
In the south wing of Almond Hill is the spacious Master Bedroom notable for its stylish bathroom with open shower, deep bathtub and special folly, its own very private 2nd shower in an enclosed garden. There are two new outdoor showers, another of which is by the pool. The other state-of-the-art bedrooms are equally spacious and all bedrooms open to the lawns, gardens and wonderful view. Other al fresco sleeping accommodations are readily available as well.
While extraordinarily private behind its iron entrance gates and not actually within Round Hill proper, Almond Hill is situated in the Round Hill Estate, a one-minute drive from the Round Hill gate house, hotel, beach club and excellent Continental restaurant. Each week, two themed beach party buffets welcome Almond Hill guests for various fees.
If you left your pets behind while you take a vacation, you’ll be happy to find some lovable family dogs in Almond Hill who are granted free run of the house and grounds. Dervy, Button and Survivor are so friendly and fun. Cocoa is more of a sleeper and basks in the lovable lazy environment of this Jamaican home. They all love guests!
• 4-bedroom Deluxe private villa 1 minute from posh Round Hill
• Chic new interiors, beautiful bathrooms
• Full staff: cook, butler, housekeeper, laundress, gardeners, night watchman
• Private pool and poolside gazebo
• 2 outdoor showers
• WiFi throughout (bring your laptop)
• Cable TV and DVD in living room
• Library of music and movies for parents and children
• 6-speaker sound system
• Lutron lighting system
• Complimentary cell phone
• View of the sea and night lights of Montego Bay, breathtaking day and night
• Secure locking area for valuables
• Solar heated water
• Child friendly
• Round Hill membership: complimentary beach, two connecting heated pools for parents & children, jogging trail, Manager's Cocktail Party. For various fees: Pineapple Kids Club, fitness room, tennis, hair salon & spa, bars & restaurants, gift shops, water sports, Internet room, beach parties Mon-Wed-Fri
The Almond Hill staff are amazing! So friendly, accommodating and lovely…my whole family had the most incredible vacation. Thank you so much to all of the team at Exceptional Villas for helping us plan this trip. They were a dream to work with from start to finish…already emailing Emma to organize my next trip back to Jamaica.
We have just returned from 2 weeks in Jamaica and stayed in Almond Hill for our second week. The staff at Almond Hill are exceptional…they made our trip extra special. The villa is beautifully designed and very comfortable. Emma at Exceptional villas recommended Almond Hill to me after I told her about my dream villa…this villa exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be returning sooner rather than later!
Enclosed by a cradle of hills with stunning views of the western coastline, Montego Bay’s lovely beaches are just one of the reasons why it is so popular. Montego Bay is a busy place with the centre of activity centred along Gloucester Avenue which has been renamed the “Hip Strip”, bars, restaurants and gift shops line most of the avenue. The strip ends with the infamous Margaritaville and soon after this you will come to Montego Bay’s most famous beach called Doctor’s Cave Beach. At the end of the hip Strip, the sea emerges once again with a lovely stretch of beach with some great snorkelling.
Downtown Montego Bay is not touristy but great to visit if you want to get a flavour of local Jamaican culture. It can be quite chaotic and colourful with lots of fruit and vegetable markets and local shops
A special amenity available to guests in this villa is membership at Round Hill ... just minutes from the villa and one of the finest private resorts on Jamaica's North Coast. Round Hill offers a jogging trail, gift shop, logo shop, beach bar, piano bar, Wednesday Manager's Cocktail Party, Continental cuisine in the hotel restaurant ... and unforgettable long sunsets from the waterfront terrace. For additional charges, members may enjoy the spa, tennis courts, Pineapple Kids Club, fitness center, a range of water sports and parties (Monday beach party and Friday Jamaica Night).
Note: Round Hill will be closed September 2 till October 8, 2014.
Round Hill was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler for its Gold List of 'the best places to stay in the whole world.'
• Beach: 1 minute via driver
• Town: 22 minutes via driver
• Airport: 22 minutes