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Perched high on the slopes of the Blue Mountains, Strawberry Hill enjoys a unique micro-climate - tropical Jamaican heat in the daytime and a welcome breeze at night. This encourages biodiversity and an extraordinary variety of plant species to grow in the celebrated gardens.

Why we like it

  • Set in a unique location in the Blue Mountains
  • Surrounded by beautiful gardens
  • The hotel's luxurious, individual cottages are dotted along the hillside
  • Take your pick from hiking trails in the surround hills, a visit to Kingston or exploration of the Blue Mountain coffee plantations

About Strawberry Hill

Set high on the slopes of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, time seems to stand still at Strawberry Hill. This wonderful, historic hotel resort features individual cottages, each set within the mountain’s contours to ensure perfect privacy. The cottages’ verandas are angled to capture their own stunning views of Kingston and the lush valley below.

In the evening, relax with a rum punch in the wood-panelled bar before tasting delicious, modern Caribbean cuisine in the veranda restaurant. By day, the welcoming infinity pool offers a cool place to relax and soak up the sun, with incredible views over the capital city far below and the blue Caribbean Sea beyond.

The romance of Strawberry Hill is told in its fascinating history and the origin of its name. Upon being granted the property in 1780 by the Royal Family, Horace Walpole - the son of Prime Minister Robert Walpole and cousin of Admiral Lord Nelson – discovered that the hotel’s elevated position and unique climate was ideal for growing strawberries. Having called his neo-Gothic castle in London by the same name, Strawberry Hill became the fitting moniker for his new property on these lush mountain slopes.

Jamaican architect Ann Hodges created the post-plantation interpretation of classic Colonial style in each unique cottage. From the studio cottages to the grand two-bedroom villas, each space invites guests using charming, traditional design and interiors.

If you fancy the chance to embark on an adventure, there are hiking trails through the surrounding jungle to be discovered. A visit to a coffee plantation or a guided culinary tour will satisfy foodies, or you can treat yourself even further with a massage at the mountainside spa.