There’s more to Jamaica than sandy beaches, nice as they are. The island’s fertile internal slopes are a haven from the heat with spectacular views of the coastline and sparkling Caribbean Sea beyond, and also home to the Strawberry Hill, a seriously elegant plantation house hotel.

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At a height of 3100 ft in the heart of the Blue Mountains overlooking Kingston, Strawberry Hill has 12 white cottages and villas in neat Colonial style with furnishings made by local artisans at the local workshop.

The Restaurant serves excellent quality contemporary Jamaican cuisine while the wood-lined bar is the perfect place to enjoy a rum cocktail surrounded by photos of the family and friends of owner Chris Blackwell, producer and founder of legendary Island records. The secluded spa has five treatment rooms and uses lotions and potions created from local botanicals such as lavender and coconut.

For those keen to explore beyond the hotel, there are several local hiking trails, and thanks to the Island Records connection, they can arrange fascinating music themed tours of Kingston and further afield on an island at the centre of reggae culture, and the birthplace of Bob Marley.

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Sunday Brunch is something of an institution at Strawberry Hill. Try their take on Egg Florentine, made with local speciality callaloo instead of spinach.

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