Jamaica: One Island Two Perspectives
We often extoll the virtues of island hopping in destinations such as the Caribbean and Indian Ocean. Trading one sun-kissed tropical paradise for another, what could be better than two completely different island experiences in one holiday? Whilst island hopping will always be one of our favourite past times, some destinations offer such diverse experiences that exploring one island from two perspectives can be just as rewarding and can offer just as much variety, without the hassle or the expense of an internal flight. Jamaica is certainly one of those islands and we love it for its cool vibe, effervescent culture and overpowering natural beauty.
R&R at Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Start your trip at Montego Bay’s stunning Round Hill Hotel and Villas, which we couldn’t recommend more highly as one of the best hotels for a wellness retreat in the Caribbean. Indulge in the ultimate experience of blissful R&R with a professional coach to guide you and recharge your batteries in their tranquil Elemis spa. We love morning yoga at the secluded pavilion and for some peace and quiet, the adult-only swimming pool and sun terrace are perfect for looking out over the ocean. With delicious fresh food from the hotel’s organic vegetable garden, complimentary non-motorised watersports and a fantastic complimentary kids club taking care of the little ones, guests have everything they could possibly wish for.
Island Escapism at Jamaica Inn
Then, when you are ready to start exploring, we suggest moving over to the gorgeous Jamaica Inn at Ocho Rios, where the array of exciting activities include kayaking, sunfish sailing, paddle boarding and snorkelling. The hotel can arrange a number of adventures for you to explore the island further, such as cycling the plantations of Blue Mountain, shopping in a local farmer’s market with executive chef, Maurice, and turtle watching from August to October. Jamaica Inn will charm you with its elegance and style. Set on a private white sand cove, all the suites are stunning, with unique open air furnished balconies or verandahs and spectacular views. It’s all about chilling out here, with a fabulous Ocean Spa and enviably peaceful atmosphere, and the fantastic staff will ensure you experience the holiday of a lifetime.