Three Jamaican villa resorts have been listed among the best regionally by the Caribbean Journal, a vacation magazine that focuses on tourism and travel for the entire Caribbean basin.
The Caribbean is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters that attract millions of tourists to the region each year.
According to the Caribbean Journal, a good resort villa is one that has a pool, full kitchen, and endless space, but with the luxury, conveniences and amenities of a resort.
Among the best 11 villas listed by the magazine are the Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon, Round Hill Hotel and Villas and the Tryall Club.
The journal said that the Rose Hall Villas is the best villa resort in Jamaica, having turned the luxury villa into an art form.
Rose Hall was applauded for its grand and classic bedrooms that depict the Jamaica style in addition to the endless amenities at the Half Moon resort.
Round Hill on the other hand was praised for its “retro-chic lobby” area that captivated the heart of the tourism magazine.
“This is a magical place, and while it has 36 Ralph Lauren-designed rooms, it also has 27 villas set on the hillside, all beautiful, all fully staffed, all dating back to the golden age of Jamaican tourism,” gushed Caribbean Journal while describing the villa.
They added that in the winter of 1960, then-president-elect of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited the villa and named it one of his favourite places to stay.
Closing out the list is the Tryall Club, located close to Montego Bay.
The property has 84 private villas and was applauded for its amenities such as daily afternoon tea in the Great House, a lobby bar and the Ralph Plummer-designed Tryall Club golf course.
Seated on more than 2,200 acres of land, the property was described as a Jamaican classic by the magazine.
Other Caribbean villa resorts making the list are: Grand Winsock in Bonaire, Amanyara in Turks and Caicos, Delfins beach resort in Bonaire, Jumby Bay island in Antigua, the Four Seasons resort in St Nevis, Secret Bay in Dominica, Casa de campo in the Dominican Republic and the Shore Club in Turks and Caicos.