We just returned from Tryall a few days ago. The weather in Jamaica is apparently always in the mid 80's... it was a welcome change from the early December freeze of Maryland! I know I speak for my entire family when I say that it was our best family vacation ever. We returned refreshed and happy and we are already planning to return!
We had a wonderful time. We stayed at "Sugar Hill" which is one of Tryall's newest villas. It is perched up high up on the hillside with breathtaking views of the Caribbean. There were 15 of us and we had plenty of space. It is a fantastic property complete with an adjoining guest house, pool, Jacuzzi, gym and game room. Attention to detail in the furnishings and decoration was evident all over the villa. We found out that quite a few of the pieces were actually made by local artisans. The spectacular guest rooms were large and had comfortable beds. We have two small children that the Sugar Hill staff had made arrangements for even before we arrived.
The architecture at Sugar Hill is quintessential Jamaica: high ceilings with spacious gathering areas yet at the same time cozy and warm. At Sugar Hill there are large porches seemingly everywhere with stunning views of the Caribbean and you get the very pleasant feeling that the line between outside and inside of the house is somehow blurred. I will never forget how nice it was to leave the doors open and let the warm sea breezes blow through the entire house. We never had any problems with bugs, even at night!
The staff at Sugar Hill and around the Tryall Club were always very attentive and friendly. The house was kept immaculately clean despite having four young children running around. The food was fresh, tasty and satisfying and sometimes included local ingredients. Our chef was also able to provide vegetarian meals to my niece that she really seemed to enjoy. My wife is a gourmet cook and she was also favorably impressed and was always asking for the recipes! Having your laundry done for you every day by the staff was also a real treat and it allows you to pack very light even for a long stay. Our butler was very friendly and attentive and was available to help us with whatever we needed. After a few days we felt like the entire staff were part of our family! We felt pampered and cared for every step of the way. We all felt what I believe is so important on a vacation like this: you become so comfortable in your surroundings that it just “feels like home”.
We had the opportunity to tour a few other large villas at the resort. They are given by request on just a few days of the week and only on villas that are unoccupied. A guest relations specialist from Tryall accompanied us on the tour. I can honestly say that Sugar Hill was the most inviting and cozy of the properties we visited. After the tour, everyone said, "I'm so glad we are staying at Sugar Hill!"
The golf at Tryall is terrific. The views of the Caribbean are spectacular. The course is well-maintained. The greens are paced just right for the sometimes steeply sloped greens. Caddies are required and they can be very helpful in reading putts (but mostly they are great at finding your golf ball for you!) Tennis is also available and the facilities appeared to be top-notch and not crowded at all. The beach facilities were also a nice surprise... they have everything you could want available for the asking. The beach waiter kept us all happy too!
As I stated at the beginning, we have already decided to return because everyone had such a pleasant and relaxing time. It’s clear the management of Tryall and the staff at Sugar Hill are committed to making your stay as enjoyable as possible.
We can’t wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exclusive Caribbean country club resort, spread out over a lush 2,200-acre property on the quiet, pristine north coast of Jamaica.Add an 18th-century Georgian Great House, a celebrated golf course, a state-of-the-art tennis center and a white-sand beach. Complete the picture with 69 villas, all privately owned, tastefully decorated, and fully equipped with a welcoming staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tryall Club Hotel Sandy Bay
- Tryall Hotel Montego Bay
- Tryall Resort Montego Bay
- Tryall Club Jamaica/Sandy Bay