Southern Vermont

Hotels in Southern Vermont

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).

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.

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.

Country Country is a "village" of 20 handmade cottages set in a tropical garden on the beach front of Seven Mile Beach in Negril. The cottages, each individually decorated, were designed in the neo-Creole style by renowned architect Ann Hodges.

Jackie’s on the Reef is a small holistic spa and guesthouse overlooking a coral reef in the west end of Negril. Owned by Salt Lake City native Jackie Lewis, the resort emphasizes healing and rejuvenation.

The smallest of the Couples resorts, with just 150 rooms, this adults-only, all-inclusive property is built on a cliff above a seaside cove in Ocho Rios.

Surrounded by 22 acres of tropical forest, Breezes Grand Negril is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort located on the famous Seven Mile Beach, which includes a clothing-optional section.

Opened in Spring 2010 as part of Secrets’ $180 million foray into Jamaica, this all-inclusive resort is set above a half-mile stretch of sand on Montego Peninsula. The hotel adjoins sister property Secrets St. James, with which it shares nine restaurants and nine bars.

The two-month-old Kanopi House, a six-acre private villa compound, is a sibling of the tony Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas.

As of spring 2013, this property is under new management.

Gracing its own sandy cove on the east side of Ocho Rios, this classic Caribbean resort has been around since the colonial days of the 1950’s. It has long been a favorite among visiting British elite, including the likes of Winston Churchill.

Located atop Negril’s limestone cliffs, the Caves is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort surrounded by 10 acres of tropical gardens. The resort seems to rise organically from the cliffs, with curved-stone walls and stairways leading down to the water.

Located in Montego Bay, the all-inclusive Rose Hall Resort is set on a former sugar plantation, surrounded by the Blue Mountains and its own private beach. The 489 guest rooms are decorated with white walls and linens, dark wood furniture, and private terraces with views of the sea.