This Jamaican gem has long been luring discerning travelers to its tucked-away location amid the island’s Blue Mountains, a secluded oasis perched at 3,100 feet, overlooking verdant tropical forests (some 26 endemic bird species make it a bird-watcher’s paradise), coffee plantations, and Kingston's twinkling city lights. Guests of Strawberry Hill can enjoy the sweeping panoramas from one of the dozen 19th-century Georgian-style cottages, exotically landscaped grounds, or from the resort's infinity-edge pool, tropical drink in hand.
The freshly revamped luxury lodging was unveiled on October 18, following a 6-week closure and an extensive refurbishment that included the installation of upgraded hand-dyed linens, a revamped menu at the onsite restaurant (offering savory Jamaican cuisine that plays up the island’s diverse cultural heritage), new musical playlists for the hotel’s public spaces, and full restoration of the property’s antique furnishings (including canopied four-poster beds and mahogany desks).
Nightly rates at the Strawberry Hill start at a highly reasonable $235/night for travel through December 19; come December 20 through mid-April, rates will spike to high-season starting prices of $355, so travelers who jet off now for a little holiday-period de-stresser, will be rewarded with savings. What's more, the hotel is offering a complimentary spa treatment per person when booking three or more nights, for travel through December 19. To book, visit www.islandoutpost.com/strawberry_hill.