Stylish accommodation 3,000 feet above Kingston, Strawberry Hill is very likely one of the most iconic hotels in the Jamaica. Combining quaint luxury with peaceful wilderness and an intriguing musical history, this is not just a hotel for music lovers, it's a destination for those who want uncompromising serenity. Georgian cottages, each with their own rustic charm, are scattered across sprawling mountains shaded by tropical plants and flowers. Founder of Island Records Chris Blackwell, manifests his passion for music with the extensive display of records in the games room. It's no wonder legends like Bob Marley have frequented Strawberry Hill for some downtime.
Set in the superb misty Blue Mountains, Strawberry Hill's location is what truly makes it stand out. White, wooden cottages are nestled within the mountain contours, each with its own enchanting view of the valley below, welcoming nature and a peaceful relaxation you couldn't possibly find anywhere else. Rural- chic yet lavishly unique, once you make it to the top of the mountain, you will never want to leave.
Poised in the tropical rainforest, choose from 12 enchanting cottages that have seen the likes of A-lister guests such as Tom Cruise, Grace Jones, Willie Nelson and Mick Jagger. Relaxing is the easy part, with comfortable four-poster beds draped with dreamy, white curtains, the only thing that will entice from the cool linen sheets will be the sublime Kingston vistas and pure mountain air that flows through the french doors.
The flavourful tastes of Jamaica are evident in the traditional dishes served at the Veranda restaurant and Bamboo Room. Indulge in a lamb curry or sample Jamaica's national dish, ackee & saltfish with fresh ingredients from the organic farm.
Brunch at Strawberry Hill is a Sunday tradition for locals who journey up from the city for the famous strawberry bliss bubbly and a selection of jerk foods, crispy cassava bread and of course, that unbeatable view.
Tucked away in the hillside you'll find the 'elements inspired spa' with earth, fire, air and water at the core, your stresses just melt away in the indoor/outdoor treatment rooms. Take a tour of the nearby coffee plantation, taste freshly brewed coffee and learn a little bit about Jamaican history and culture by passing through the village.
Of course, it's hard to miss, and probably one of this resort's biggest draws, the pristine, glistening infinity pool peering over the mountain at the gorgeous Kingston views below. Enjoy a cocktail and watch the sparkling lights of Kingston beam up at you as the sun sinks beyond the horizon.
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