The 5 Best Things to Do in Rose Hall, Jamaica

December 8, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Rose Hall is named for its centerpiece The Rose Hall Great House, a purportedly haunted eighteenth-century plantation home.  For those tempted by Jamaican folklore, The Rose Hall Great House offers an eerie and memorable night tour by candlelight.  For those seeking outdoor pleasures, the surrounding area delivers with its astounding Montego Bay Marine Park, as well as rafting on the Martha Brae River, a truly romantic experience.
Restaurants in Rose Hall

1. White Witch Golf Course

White Witch Drive, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica +1 876-632-7444
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 300 reviews

White Witch Golf Course

Situated on the historic 4,000 acre Rose Hall Estate, and sited on 200 acres of lush greenery and rolling countryside, The White Witch Golf Course is carved from the rolling countryside of Jamaica’s historic Rose Hall Plantation and is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril. This 6,758-yard, Par 71 treasure is named for the plantation’s beautiful but wicked 19th century plantation mistress, Annee Palmer. Legend has it that Annee’s ghost still haunts the estate, creating an alluring mystique that has fascinated island natives and visitors for generations. Winner of the "Jamaica's Best Golf Course" award at the 2015 World Golf Awards, also rated as the #1 Golf Course and #1 in Golf Shop Staff service by Conde Nast Traveler. The White Witch is considered one of the finest golf courses in the Caribbean, characterized by mountainous terrain, cool trade winds, colorful foliage and spectacular ocean views from 16 of its 18 holes.

Reviewed By BiancaDunn - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When playing this course, make sure that you have something to take pictures because the views on the different holes are fantastic. You will have a caddie go with you and give you advice on the course and holes. We also asked our caddie about the different things to do around Jamaica and her recommendations. The course is very challenging but definitely something to try out if you are a big golfer. They do recommend you tip the caddie $20. The only thing I was "upset" about was when we did tip our caddie $20 she seemed disappointed that it was only $20. Overall though, beautiful view!

2. Rose Hall Great House

Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica +1 876-953-2323
Excellent
51%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Rose Hall Great House

The greatest of Jamaican great houses, the Rose Hall Great House has a story with all the elements of an engaging novel. Built in 1770 by John Palmer and his wife, it eventually became the residence of their grandnephew, John Rose Palmer. In 1820, Palmer married Annee, a beautiful but feisty English girl. Little did John know that his young wife possessed “black magic” powers that would eventually lead to his demise. During her reign as mistress of the plantation, Annee did away with two more husbands and countless lovers. “The White Witch of Rose Hall” has fascinated generations, and even today, there are those who claim to see Annee passing through the Great House. A candle-lit evening tour of the Rose Hall Great House is a must for visitors to Montego Bay. Your guided exploration of the former home of Jamaica’s White Witch, Annee Palmer, includes captivating and chilling stories of love, murder and mystery skillfully told by knowledgeable guides. You’re sure to feel goose bumps as these eerie tales come to life in this grand estate, where ghost sightings have been reported over the years. Tours also give historic insight into this grandest of Jamaican great houses, now beautifully restored with 18th-century decor and antiques. To conclude this fascinating adventure, you can visit the dungeon, now transformed into a tavern called Annee’s Pub. Many visitors find that the famous rum cocktail, known as “Witches Brew” helps banish the spirits of ghosts or black magic they sense still lingering in the mansion.

Reviewed By pinkpantherr70 - Northeastern Ontario, Canada

This was an interesting tour. I’m glad we went. The house has been around since the 1770’s. it’s great architecture and history was fascinating and impressive that something can still be around after so many years. I only wish I’d have paid more attention when upstairs in the red room, Annie Palmers room. There is a mirror that people who have taken pictures of have captured ghostly pictures. Photos from people who have visited and noticed things in their photos have mailed them in to the great house for dislay

3. Cinnamon Hill Golf Course

1 Mount Zion Road | Rose Hall, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica +1 876-953-2984
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 519 reviews

Cinnamon Hill Golf Course

Cinnamon Hill's diverse elevations offer a great combination of both links style and inland golf. Feel the cool ocean spray on your cheeks as you play alongside the Caribbean Sea, then hear the wind whistling through the pines as you tee-off on holes 16 and 17, 350 feet above sea-level. On the closing stretch, tight fairways are dotted with treacherous, strategically placed bunkers, inspiring the most competitive player’s best game. This is a test you will enjoy - enchanting panoramas framing your every shot.The Caribbean Sea can be viewed from 17 of the 18 holes and the one hole where it’s absent a majestic waterfall awaits your errant tee shot. The waterfall is the site where they filmed James Bond’s Movie Live and let Die and is only one component of the great history that is on the course. On hole #14 the winter home of country music superstar Johnny and June Cash can be seen from the fairway. As an added enhancement, one of the course’s biggest assets happens to be its expert caddies. Cinnamon Hill caddies are listed among "The Best In The World" by Golfer Magazine. Each caddy is expertly trained and ready to help you improve your game.Come, experience Cinnamon Hill and add your own story to its intriguing history. This challenging par 72 layout which plays just over 6800 yards from the tips has 4 sets of tees that offer a great experience for all levels of players from juniors to seniors.Proud Host of the 2010 LPGA Tour event ‘The MOJO 6”Rated by Golfweek as a Best Tour Courses you can play. Rated at #29 right after The Blue Monster at Doral.Please note: All rates include green fee cart caddy and all taxes as well as use of the driving range, short game area and putting green. Our Nike VRS club rentals are $55 and come with a free sleeve of Nike Golf Balls and our Nike shoe rentals are $20.

Reviewed By Businessmanfw - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Nice layout but in terrible shape. Many greens are without grass and you hit about a third of the shots off mud.
The Hilton told me it was $55 to play but it was $170 plus a $30 tip for the mandatory caddie.
Don’t waste your money

4. Half Moon Golf, Tennis & Beach Club

Half Moon Resort, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica +1 876-953-2211
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

Half Moon Golf, Tennis & Beach Club

Reviewed By Edward H - Marietta, Georgia, USA

We were looking for a new beach vacation that didn't require a long flight.
We had not been there before.
It was a great surprise. The all inclusive was worth it. The food was not typical all inclusive quality food. Room was great and and the service was top notch. Highly recommend.

5. Half Moon Rose Hall, A Rock Resort

Half Moon P.O., Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica +1 800-438-7241
Excellent
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5 based on 29 reviews

Half Moon Rose Hall, A Rock Resort

Reviewed By Baldywillsmith

My wife and I returned this year to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, it was brilliant! We were made to feel so welcome, the staff are brilliant the food and all the facilities are brilliant too. I can't recommend this place highly enough. We both have never visited anywhere more than once, but this place has a crazy magnetism that just makes you want to go back.
Excellent golf course, very enjoyable to play.
Obviously we are making plans to return next year.
It's a no brainer!!!
Thank you half moon.

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