23 May

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

So, what did you all think of Goldeneye? Pretty spectacular, right? Just when Jillian thought things couldn’t get any better, she visited the posh resort of Roundhill Hotel & Villas near Montego Bay. She wined and dined amongst royalty. Not really, but the resort was the retreat for many rich and glamorous 1950s personalities such as Jackie and JFK. If only the walls could talk! Do tell, Jillian…

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Roundhill couldn’t have been more different than Goldeneye. From the moment you entered the property you felt like you entered a very exclusive country club for only the most distinguished guest. I stood a little straighter, walked with a little more elegance, and felt the air of the 1950s glamor all around. Don’t get me wrong, it was still very relaxing, and the warmth of the staff and ocean breeze made you feel right at home. And the views…ahhh!!! I could stare out into the ocean all day long.

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Our room had the perfect picturesque views. Every evening we would get ready for dinner, pour a rum cocktail, and enjoy the sunset. How sophisticated of us, ha! It really doesn’t get any better than that, right?

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

My Jamaica style hat / cover up / swim suit / shoes

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

What’s a vacay if you don’t drink your cocktail out of a coconut?

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

The grounds at Roundhill are so vast with villas tucked throughout the property. Actually, Ralph Lauren has a villa, and has designed many rooms and villas. You can clearly see how his style fits in seamlessly with the resort. While we couldn’t tour his property (darn!), we visited this stunning villa, and fell in love with its effortless sophistication. I was drawn to all the local artwork that gave you a sense of its plantation roots.

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

My Jamaican style … shorts / top / shoes

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Jamaica Roundhill Hotel and Villas | Photo by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73205

Saying goodbye to Jamaica was not easy. Ending a perfect vacation never is really, but we left feeling so much gratitude for this beautiful country, and all the friendly faces we met along the way. Goldeneye had the perfect mix of elevated rustic charm, while Roundhill perfectly mixed effortless beachside glamour. Both would make amazing honeymoon or wedding destinations. And, if you travel with the Just Married Pass, you’ll get all those special perks that will allow you to travel with ease.

Thanks to both properties for opening your hearts and doors to us. We hope to see you again soon!

xo, Jillian

Photography: Scott Clark Photo / Venue: Roundhill Hotel & Villa / Travel accommodations: Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel 

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