Destination Round Hill

Travel March 31st, 2014

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“Home is where the heart is” and while my home is Nashville (Tennessee) there will always be a special place in my heart for Round Hill (Jamaica, W.I.).

After more than 40 visits to Round Hill since 1983, I am going back for the first time in 7 years. I am going back in time, literally and figuratively (as WIFI and Verizon are sketchy there, at best).

I am already dreaming about  “Chubby’s” banana pancakes, and the smell of the bonfire that roars on the beach each Monday night; and I can’t wait to go to sleep to music by Harry Bellafonte or Bob Marley or the local tree frogs. I am hoping that the afternoon games of Outburst or Taboo with new friends and fellow “bar flies” at the beach bar still take place. And I know that the sunset will still be the best on earth!

Round Hill is where I frequently saw Ralph and Rikki Lauren, tanned and toned, he, always dressed in a black speedo and “wife-beater” and she, in a black one piece. I remember watching Sigourney Weaver come out of the ocean on the small beach, looking as beautiful as ever, after a rigorous swim. And it feels like yesterday that I was sitting next to Meredith Vieira just after she learned that she had been chosen as the co-anchor of the TODAY show on NBC!!! I wonder WHO will be there next week?

So, as I pack (or more typically, over-pack) my bags, I know that my Taigan favorites will be just “what the doctor ordered” for the perfect holiday, along with Stewart’s Round Hill Special, made with Appleton rum, of course!!!


Elizabeth’s Beach Tote.
Canvas Tote, Turkish-T Towel, Leather Sandal, Lightweight Wrap, Pearl Lariat, Sun Protection Primer

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2 Comments to “Destination Round Hill”

  1. Melissa Mahanes says:

    Elizabeth:

    What a great post-how funny that we were just there last week for our 20th Anniversary (and our honeymoon, 5th anniversary and a couple of other visits)! It is so beautiful and such a retro glam spot-we too have seen Ralph and Ricky there, and a few other cool celebs. Have a wonderful time! The new pool is a great upgrade…Melissa

  2. Lynn T. Ziglar says:

    Have same memories. We had friends who had a place at Round Hill. We were across the way at Tryall. Always loved time in Jamaica with our family.

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