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Rose Hall Great House
Vacation Travel Guide

Tour this grand English-style manor and former plantation, and discover its eerie history.

Rose Hall Great House is an English-style estate set amongst greens hills and overlooking the Caribbean, 9 miles (15 kilometers) east of Montego Bay. The estate was built in the 1770s by a British planter and became a plantation with hundreds of slaves at one point. A series of murders and strange occurrences in the 19th century made Rose Hall a part of local folklore. Today, the house and surrounding estate are open to the public for tours. Explore the history of this home, learn the stories of its many residents and admire the priceless view out across the Caribbean Sea.

A guided tour is the only way to see the home and gardens. Knowledgeable guides take visitors through the whole history of the site. Learn about the slaves that lived here as well as the story of the home’s most infamous resident, Annie Palmer.

Annie Palmer was said to have lived at Rose Hall with her husband in the early 19th century. According to legend, Palmer killed her husband and several slaves that she had taken as lovers. Locals referred to her as the White Witch of Rose Hall and believe her ghost can sometimes be seen in the upstairs quarters. Visit Palmer’s old room, which remains elaborately decorated with period furniture, and see Palmer’s stone grave outside. It’s also worth getting a photo from the bedroom window, which looks out over the estate to the water.

Tours of Rose Hall Great House are run regularly throughout the day. A night tour is also available and focuses more on the home’s eerie history. Reservations are required for each tour and the day tour is best for families. The night tour ends with a “Witches Brew,” a rum cocktail served in the home’s basement bar.

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Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa – All Inclusive
Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa – All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Saint James
The price is CA $285 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Nestled on the beach, this Montego Bay resort is within a 15-minute walk of Rose Hall Great House and Montego Bay Convention Centre. Half Moon Golf Course is ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,181 reviews)

"I would definitely recommend this resort! My husband and I loved it!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

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Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall Adults Only – All Inclusive
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall Adults Only – All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Rose Hall Road, Montego Bay, Saint James
The price is CA $470 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Located in Montego Bay, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Three Palms Ocean Course, Half Moon Golf Course and Montego ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"It was hard to get a mask at the calypso restaurant and they gave us a hard time getting us one and letting us in. They said they ran out. How is that my fault after I paid over 2 grand to stay there and enjoy the all inclusive package? the room service food was average and cold When it arrived. ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2020

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall Adults Only – All Inclusive
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall – All Inclusive
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall – All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Saint James
The price is CA $406 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Located in Montego Bay, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, just steps away from Three Palms Ocean Course and Half Moon Golf Course. Montego Bay ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)

"Really enjoyed the stay. They have really taken COVID seriously and the cleaning and precautions are definitely in place. It wasn’t packed on the resort. Dinner reservations keep folks social distancing."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2020

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Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa – All Inclusive
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4.5 out of 5
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