The soundtrack to a stay at the Strawberry Hill Hotel: ‘Jamaica Farewell’ by Harry Belafonte
Enjoy the natural splendours Jamaica has to offer from the greater heights of Strawberry Hill, where you will find the finest panoramic views. The laidback and relaxed Jamaican culture is only heightened here; the spa is quieter and the rooms more peaceful. This is the definition of retreat in a paradisiacal Jamaican form.
You haven’t experienced escapism until you’ve checked in at Strawberry Hill hotel. Perched on Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, leave the hustle and bustle behind as you retreat to quiet majestic views of the island. The leisurely drive up strawberry hill is a treat in itself, as you take in the island’s iconic landmarks, local communities, the glimmering Hope river and vibrant markets. If you’re descending onto the resident heli pad, however, then that’s pretty spectacular too.
Made up of individual cottages, Strawberry hill immerses you in your very own Caribbean community. Each cottage is tucked away in the luscious mountain vegetation, so you feel totally at one with nature in a private and peaceful environment. With this in mind, the décor is simple and luxurious, with a paired back palette of creams and whites that allow the colourful natural setting to do the talking.
Why we like it
If your private cottage doesn’t already provide enough tranquillity, one trip down the winding floral path to the resort spa will. Take yourself to one of the five airy rooms and indulge in any number of delicious treatments. The spa menu is inspired by the surrounding botanics, so for us it was an invigorating elixir coffee body scrub, which, alongside the sunrise yoga sessions, left us feeling completely rejuvenated.