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MONTEGO BAY

Half Moon Rose Hall

This impressive 419-roomed resort has been welcoming discerning guests for over fifty years. And half moon rose hall whilst a distinct air of colonial elegance prevails, prospective visitors can rest assured that this sprawling low-rise resort has kept up with all contemporary requirements. Nowhere is this more evident than in the collection of stately 3 to 4-bedroom villas that hug the coastline and boast their own private pools. Otherwise comfortable guest rooms and luxurious suites await, most boasting breathtaking views of the crescent-shaped beach that gives the resort its name. The wide range of recreational facilities leaves no time for boredom, the list including water sports, a children's club, a world-class equestrian centre, a par 72 Robert Trent Jones Senior-designed golf course, 13 tennis courts, 4 squash courts and 51 swimming pools. There's even a natural dolphin lagoon just in case you have a minute to spare.

Phone (+1) 268 484 0000, Fax (+1) 268 484 0001, Email: info@carlisle-bay.com

Round Hill Hotel & Villas

This elegant escape boasts a splendid tropical setting amidst magnificent gardens leading down to a Round Hill Hotel private reef-encased beach. Since first opening in 1953 it has attracted its fair share of high-profile guests, one of its current villa owners, Ralph Lauren, having had a hand in its stylish interior designs. You can stay in elegant rooms in the main Pineapple House or in one of the 27 villas dotted throughout the gardens - they range from two to five bedrooms and offer the use of private or shared swimming pools. The relaxing treatments of the new spa housed in a restored plantation house are often daytime highlights, although tennis, fitness facilities, water sports and shuttles to Montego Bay for shopping and Tryall for golf keep any holiday ennui at bay!

Phone (+1) 268 484 0000, Fax (+1) 268 484 0001, Email: info@carlisle-bay.com

Ritz-Carlton, Rose Hall

An impressive resort boasting all the hallmarks of one of the world's finest hotel companies. Located Ritz Carlton Rose Hall amidst 5,000 lushly landscaped acres on the edge of a private beach, its pampered guests can not only take advantage of everything for which Ritz-Carlton is famous (exceptional service, elegant restaurants and comfortable guest rooms boasting all you can think of and more), but also a plethora of first-class recreational facilities - an 8,000 square foot spa and championship golf course designed by Robert von Hagge are the definite showstoppers. The 427 guest rooms and suites boast elegant colonial style furnishings with Frette linens and white marble bathrooms, whilst the five dining outlets include a Mediterranean-themed venue and one offering unique 'Jasian' cuisine - a unique blend of Jamaican and Asian.. The supervised activities of the 'Ritz Kids' club mean even the youngsters are in heaven!

Phone (+1) 268 484 0000, Fax (+1) 268 484 0001, Email: info@carlisle-bay.com

OCHO RIOS

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn is another vintage property that once attracted the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, but jamaica inn is now more likely to be frequented by trendy celebs such as Kate Moss. Colonial, yet contemporary, it enjoys a breathtaking setting on a bay widely regarded as one of Jamaica's finest. Just 45 residential-style suites provide the luxurious accommodation, their spacious balconies and terraces designed for alfresco tropical living - the White Suite ranks amongst the most sough-after rooms in the Caribbean and is ideal for those seeking a romantic tropical escape. Delicious meals are served on the famous outdoor dining terrace (the dress code is now more relaxed), with the oceanfront spa, fitness room and swimming pool keeping everyone happy. Of course, the service lives up to all expectations.

Phone (+1) 268 484 0000, Fax (+1) 268 484 0001, Email: info@carlisle-bay.com

Royal Plantation

A new interpretation of an old classic. Royal Plantation is Jamaica's latest luxury hotel, originally Royal Plantation built over fifty-years ago and now an all-suite property with the emphasis on fine dining and personal service. All its 77-suites boast sublime views over the Caribbean Sea, their custom-crafted mahogany furnishings and fine Italian linens giving you a good idea of the standards to expect. The four different dining venues offer anything from alfresco lunchtime grills to white-glove gourmet dinners, the elegant champagne and caviar bar ranking as Jamaica's first. And whilst relaxation is definitely the theme behind most stays (no children accepted here), there's anything from tennis, watersports and fitness facilities, not to mention a world-class spa and complimentary play on an exclusive 18-hole golf course.

Phone (+1) 268 484 0000, Fax (+1) 268 484 0001, Email: info@carlisle-bay.com

Golden Eye

Hidden away in Oracabessa just 20-minutes drive from Ocho Rios, Golden Eye is definitely a one-off. Golden eye Famed as the place where Ian Fleming penned all his celebrated 007 novels, it now serves as a glamorous, but relaxing retreat for rock stars, moguls, supermodels ... and you! The estate is located on a seaside bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea and comprises the 3-bedroomed Fleming House with its own pool, as well as four separate villas with either one, two or three bedrooms. Guests can either rent the main house or one of the villas, all meals and most drinks included in stays. General facilities include secluded private beaches, a floodlit tennis court and water sports such as jet skis, kayaks and windsurfers, whilst the traditional Jamaican cuisine is usually served in a gazebo overlooking the lagoon. Ideal if you just want to escape and let yourself be pampered by the expert staff. You may even find yourself inspired!

Phone (+1) 268 484 0000, Fax (+1) 268 484 0001, Email: info@carlisle-bay.com

NEGRIL

The Caves

Cozy and romantic, The Caves is for those seeking the personal service of an intimate deluxe hotel The caves all wrapped up in the incredible beauty of Negril. It consists of just ten handcrafted cottages set in a lush 2-acre garden right on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, all of the individually-styled rooms boasting breathtaking ocean views. Their thatched roofs, local artwork and outdoor showers give them all a great sense of place, whilst the choice of one or two bedrooms mean most parties can be accommodated (although no children under 16 years are accepted). Stairs and walkways carved into the cliffs mean easy access to the sea, although a cliffside Jacuzzi, saltwater swimming pool and Aveda mini-spa are delightful daytime alternatives. Meals are served in a variety of different locations, with the cliff grotto lit with candles definitely a favourite place for most visitors. The 24-hour self-service bar contributes to the cozy house-party ambience.

Phone (+1) 268 484 0000, Fax (+1) 268 484 0001, Email: info@carlisle-bay.com

BLUE MOUNTAINS

Strawberry Hill

A unique Jamaican hotel standing 3,100 feet above sea level in the picturesque Blue Mountains. This is strawberry hill plantation-style living at its most stylish, the property owned by legendary record producer, Chris Blackwell. Built on the site of an 18th century coffee plantation, it offers twelve Georgian-style cottages outfitted with hardwood floors, louvered windows, mahogany four-posters and Jamaican art - studios and suites with up to three bedrooms are available - whilst views range from the mountains to Kingston far beneath. Highly-acclaimed 'New Jamaican' cuisine is served in the elegant restaurant, recreational facilities including a negative-edge pool, fitness room, mountain bikes, guided walking tours and concept Aveda spa.

Phone (+1) 268 484 0000, Fax (+1) 268 484 0001, Email: info@carlisle-bay.com



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