High but Not Mighty

Island Outpost

From on high Perched at an altitude of 915 m, the Strawberry Hill resort offers sweeping views of Kingston

You might see supermodels wafting around in little gossamer numbers and A-listers propping up the bar, but Strawberry Hill is anything but bling. Commanding a spectacular position 915 m up in Jamaica's Blue Mountains, it's the last word in intimate mountain retreats and rubbernecking is a no-no.

Starting out as a coffee plantation in the 18th century, Strawberry Hill went through various owners before it was bought in 1972 by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records renowned for shaping the careers of Bob Marley (who convalesced there after being shot in...

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