Iberostar’s latest all-inclusive resort recently opened in
Rose Hall, Jamaica, only 20 minutes from the
The Iberostar Rose
Hall Beach (876-680-0000) is the chain’s first foray into
Poolside at Rose Hall in Montego Bay.
Decorated in a combination of European and
The best room to book is the Presidential Suite, which has a separate bedroom, living room and kitchen. The large outdoor balcony, equipped with a Jacuzzi, affords guests amazing views of the ocean and beach. The Junior Suites are also a great option, as they have a king-size bed, a sofa bed and a full ocean view. Junior and Presidential Suites cannot be booked over the GDS, so travel agents can contact General Manager Philip Hofer ([email protected]) for VIP guests.
The all-inclusive daily rates include all meals and snacks, drinks and cocktails, room service, use of the hotel gym and kids’ club, onsite activities, nightly entertainment and gratuities.
The resort’s four restaurants are sure to satisfy any palate. Three are reservation-only specialty restaurants, including Uncle Tony’s, a family-style steakhouse; Samurai, a Japanese restaurant; and a Cajun establishment called Jambalay. After-dinner entertainment can be had at any of four bars, including a theater bar and cigar bar.
Clients don’t have to leave the property to enjoy the Jamaican sunshine. The resort boasts a large swimming pool with a swim-up bar, plus a separate infinity pool. Guests can also take advantage of the many activities the resort offers, including aerobics, volleyball, table tennis, outdoor dance lessons and Spanish classes. Additionally, non-motorized water sports, such as sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing are included. Activities such as scuba diving and a variety of motorized water sports are available at an extra charge.
The children’s program, the Lucy Mini Club, is quite popular at the resort. It’s open daily from 10:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. year-round and takes children ages 4 to 12. Activities include face painting, arts and crafts and story time. Additionally, younger guests can partake in organized activities led by the Star Friends animation team.
The spa is currently under construction and is slated to be completed by summer. Currently, services can be performed in the guest’s room or at the outdoor hut on the beach.
More Hotels Planned
Off-property activities can be as low-key as shopping in the
Lobby of the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach.
Many guests at
Iberostar is planning to open two other properties in the near future; the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Hotel is the next in line. It will feature 375 suites and junior suites, a panoramic swimming pool, an activity slide and a lazy river. There will be four restaurants and seven bars.
The Grand Hotel Rose Hall will be the third and most luxurious of the hotels. Slated to have six restaurants, including the Surf & Turf and an Italian eatery, it will incorporate a music bar, lobby bar and special smokers’ area. A full entertainment complex, which it will share with the other two hotels, will include a clubhouse, a wedding area, a shopping center, a convention center, teen and adult nightclubs and a dive center.