Just outside Montego Bay, the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa caters well to families with excellent service and kid-friendly amenities such as Sugar Mill Falls Water Park – an on-site attraction with a large 280-foot water slide, a lazy river, three terraced pools, and waterfalls. The hotel is also a great choice for golf and tennis enthusiasts. The beach is just so-so at best by Caribbean standards (this factor has a negative effect on the Overall Beach Resort Rating, taking it out of the A range) and the on-site fitness facilities are only decent overall; but the resort offers six quality tennis courts, seven on-site restaurants, a new swim-up bar at the water park, a coffee shop with ocean views, a jerk hut near the beach serving jerk chicken and pork, live music at night, a nice on-site spa, and fairly modern rooms with private balconies and large flat-screen TVs (some have great ocean views). Activities include water sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling excursions, banana boat and glass bottom boat rides, water skiing, tubing, speed boat rides, Hobie Cat sailing, and kayaking. Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, one of Jamaica’s very best courses, is adjacent to the property and boasts memorable oceanfront holes. The PGA-caliber course was designed by Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril; highlights include historic aqueducts and sugar mill ruins, a seasonal waterfall on the 15th hole featured in a James Bond movie, and a 17th hole that’s 350 feet above the Caribbean Sea.
Complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests are available for guests returning to the United States (minimum three-night stay required to qualify). In the event of a positive test, the resort offers up to a 50% discount for guests needing to quarantine until recovery, for up to 14 days (extended stays for up to 14 days are complimentary for guests that enroll in the resort’s Extended Stay protection program for $29 per person upon check-in).