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Round Hill Fits The Bill For Many Seniors


So how and why did this senior come up with Round Hill?  Well I saw an old photo of Paul Newman and his wife Joan Woodward having fun at Round Hill in Jamaica. Figured it must have been a great attraction so today we are going to check it all out and hopefully, you will find it a great place to visit.

Jamaica lies 550 miles south of Florida at the very heart of the Caribbean. “The island is famous for the unique appeal of its scenic and rugged interior – the Blue Mountains rise to well over 7,000 feet – combined with the unmatched beauty of dazzling tropical beaches bordering the blue-green water of the Caribbean Sea.”

Blue Mountain Coffee comes from those hills. Each year, more and more senior visitors are attracted by the island’s magic, reggae music, its history and its world-class facilities.

Senior Visitors Enjoy Renownd Hotel


I discovered that Round Hill was not a city or a town, but a renownd hotel and villa resort. The historic Round Hill hotel and villa resort near Montego Bay in Hopewell, Hanover, Jamaica opened in 1952.

It is located on a 100-acre peninsula that was originally a sugar plantation and subsequently changed to coconuts and allspice. Expedia notes… “Occupying a former plantation on a secluded peninsula 17 km (10 mi) west of Montego Bay, this seaside family-friendly resort offers rest and relaxation for the world-famous and the world-weary.”

Historically, when Columbus sailed into the area in May 1494 he was the first European visitor. The Spanish began to settle in Montego Bay after 1510 in the area of the Fort and they called the Bay “Bahia de Mantega” because of the large quantities of pigs’ lard they exported to their colonies in South America and the West Indies.

Seniors Visit Montego Bay


Senior travelers, have you been to Montego BayMoBay as the locals call it? This tourist destination enjoys  duty-free shopping, a cruise line terminal and several beaches with clear turquoise waters. Due partially to its area on the island’s north shore, MoBay has earned the title ‘tourist capital of Jamaica.’

Gloucester Avenue is lined with visitor inns, shops, art galleries and restaurants. At Doctor’s Cave Beach and Bathing Club, white sands fringe clear, calm waters that some believe are fed by springs with a high mineral content.

In the early 1920s a famous British osteopath, after swimming, declared that the water had curative powers – a claim which helped shape the future of Montego Bay by luring visitors from around the world. That would lure this senior in. Hotels sprung along the beach and the area became a tourist hotspot.

To fill out this blog I leave you with the Top Ten Tourist Sites not to be missed in MoBay. Enjoy. jeb

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