Southern Vermont

Hotels in Southern Vermont

With its fan-shaped whitewashed balcony railings, riotous tropical color schemes in the rooms renovated in 2009 with nautically striped upholstery and mosaic tiled spa bathrooms, this 234-room all-inclusive, adults-only Couples resort captures the vibrant spirit of Jamaica.

It all started here. The concept of a romantic adults-only resort with everything included—food, beverages, activities—began when Couples Tower Isle was launched in 1978 in Tower Isle, an island getaway dating back to 1949.

Jet-set bohemians and creative types have flocked to GoldenEye since the mid 20th century, when it was the cliff-top retreat of Ian Fleming, who wrote 14 of his James Bond novels here.

The all-inclusive vacation is a grown-up affair at this refined adult couples-only resort. The 312 airy wood-and-tile suites are spread out over 17 acres of gardens along Negril's Seven Mile Beach.

An utterly funky hotel overlooking Treasure Beach on the secluded south coast, Jake’s lives and breathes eccentric, from the free-form swimming pool to the multiculti, hippie-chic décor.

Nestled in Vermont's Green Mountains, Castle Hill is really three resorts in one. An in-the-woods vibe comes with 10 rooms in the Costwolds-style Castle itself, a Historic Register mansion built in 1905.

This ultrahip hangout takes its name from its cluster of thatched-roof bungalows built atop rock cliffs that jut just above an aquamarine cove. Most of the 34 so-called rock houses are outfitted with private patios or sundecks; a few have private ladders leading right down into the sea.

A west shore institution, Round Hill is one of the places that put Jamaican tourism on the map. Over the years, many a famous name has slept here, from presidents and prime ministers to movie stars and professional athletes.

On the north side of Green Mountain National Forest, the Equinox Resort complex comprises of five buildings spanning more than 200 years, including the home of Abraham Lincoln’s granddaughter, for a total of 195 rooms.

In the fall of 2010, the former Sandals property outside Ocho Rios was reborn as a couples-only, 250-room Jewel resort with a posh, gentry-in-the-tropics vibe (mahogany four-poster beds; tiled floors).

Good luck getting your kids to leave this veritable amusement park, with its 200-foot waterslides and teen disco on a prime swath of Seven Mile Beach. Thanks to a large coral reef off Negril Bay, the water is placid and perfect for young children.

Built in the tradition of an alpine lodge, the Grand Summit Resort at Mount Snow stretches along the base of the mountain and has gabled roofs and Bavarian-style wooden trim. A stone fireplace rises up through the center of the open lobby, which the upper-floor hallways overlook.