Half Moon

Montego Bay, Jamaica

The hotel

This luxury resort is spread out over 400-acres and lies on 2-miles of powdery white sands, offering an excellent choice of leisure facilities, superb cuisine and first-class service for a magnificent holiday experience. Accommodation is found in a number of beautiful colonial-style buildings spread out over lush, landscaped grounds with each room individually styled with either patios or balconies. The resort has a total of three full-service restaurants, serving everything from Jamaican cuisine to Italian cuisine including one of the finest restaurants in Jamaica, Sugar Mill. Spend your time relaxing around one of the many pools or enjoy the extensive sports facilities. There's also a fitness centre with full-service spa and unusually, an equestrian centre with dressage, show jumping and a mini-polo field for enthusiasts!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Horse Riding
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Where is it

Located on the North Coast of Jamaica. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

210 rooms and suites on 2 floors with no lifts and 27 Villas. All rooms and suites are different and feature a balcony/patio, air-conditioning, cable TV, radio, refrigerated mini-bar, safe and hairdryer. Garden View Rooms are either located on the ground or first floor, featuring views of the gardens with private patios, and have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Premium Plan option (Dec-Mar bookings): includes the following

  • daily breakfast at Seagrape Terrace
  • lunch at Seagrape Terrace, Moonchies, Cedar Bar, Spice, North Pointe lunch and dinner
  • dinner at Seagrape Terrace, Il Giardino, Sugar Mill*, North Pointe, weekly beach BBQ at Sunrise Beach
  • Daily beverage credit of US$80 per person.

 Premium Plan option (from Mar onwards): includes the following

  • daily breakfast at Seagrape Terrace*, Hayward Restaurant
  • lunch at Hayward Restaurant*, Moonchies*, Cedar Bar, Spice, North Pointe
  • dinner at Hayward Restaurant, Delmare*, Sugar Mill*, North Pointe, weekly beach BBQ at Sunrise Beach
  • Daily beverage credit of US$80 per person.

*Seagrape Terrace and Moonchies are open seasonally (main open dates: 20 Dec–30 Apr). Hayward Restaurant lunch service is seasonal. Select menu items may attract a surcharge at Delmare and Sugar Mill Restaurants.

Full Board option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner only.

(Drinks not included with meals)

Ocean View Rooms are either located on the ground floor with private patios, or the first floor with balconies, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Prestige Ocean Rooms are situated on the ground or first floors of 2-storey cottages or the first floor of the Great House, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant.

Estate Ocean Rooms are situated in the Estate Houses, featuring private patios or wrap-around balconies, with 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean Junior Suites have a living area making it suitable for small families and a balcony or patio with views of the gardens or the Caribbean Sea, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Prestige Ocean Junior Suites are situated on the beachfront with lounge area and either a king-size bed or double bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Suites are located in the West Cottages or the Royal Court, with views of the pool and Half Moon gardens, and have 1-bedroom and separate lounge area, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean Suites are as Pool Suites, but enjoy Caribbean sea views.

Prestige Ocean Suites are located in either West Cottages or Royal Court and have ocean views, these luxurious 1-bedroom suites have a spacious living area and either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Estate Ocean Suites are large, airy suites located in private Estate Houses, featuring views of the Caribbean Sea. Features include a wet bar, a living area with French doors leading out to a large covered outdoor living and dining area, a private patio in each bedroom, and outdoor showers. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant (2, 3 and 4 bedroom interconnecting suites available on request).

Great House Ocean Suites are situated on the first floor of the Great House, with views from the expansive balcony of the Caribbean Sea and lawns. The open-plan suite features a living area, kitchenette, and dining area for up to 6 people. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant (2 bedroom interconnecting suites available on request)

Rose Hall Villas by Half Moon are perfect for families, friends or groups. They are located at the eastern end of the resort and offer a personal cook, butler and housekeeper. Each villas has air-conditioning in each bedroom, spacious living room, private swimming pool and outdoor areas, 2 golf carts, TV, radio, DVD player and telephone, WiFi Internet (in living area) and either ocean or garden views. All with access to the resort's facilities and amenities.

5 Bed Garden View Villas sleep maximum 12 adults or 2 adults and 10 children.

6 Bed Garden View Villas sleep maximum 14 adults or 2 adults and 12 children.

7 Bed Garden View Villas sleep maximum 16 adults or 2 adults and 14 children.

5 Bed Ocean View Premium Villas sleep maximum 16 adults or 2 adults and 14 children.

6 Bed Ocean View Premium Villas sleep maximum 16 adults or 2 adults and 14 children.

  • Free nights: stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 for stays completed between 12 Nov–31 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Sep '20 and save up to 20% off the accommodation cost for travel between 19 Jan–19 Dec '20 when booking a Villa category only, for 3 nights or more.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Bond Offer: stay 7 nights in a suite within Founders Cove, pay for 6, receive a one category complimentary room upgrade within Founders Cove (subject to availability on arrival), receive a complimentary buffet breakfast for 7 days, 7-minute reflexology, 30-minute Jamaican All Spice Sugar Scrub, 30-minute massage, 7 unique James Bond inspired cocktails for 2, 1 per person per day, served at Lesters Bar at 7pm with complimentary cigar, and a photo at either Cedar Bar or if available, at Cottage 10, a filming location for Roger Moore in "Live and Let Die" on an evening of your choice. Book by 30 Sep '20, minimum stay 7 nights.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Bond Offer: stay 7 nights in a Villa, pay for 6, receive a 7th round of golf, 7-minute reflexology, 30-minute Jamaican All Spice Sugar Scrub, 30-minute massage, 7 unique James Bond inspired cocktails for 2, 1 per person per day, served at Lesters Bar at 7pm with complimentary cigar, and a photo at either Cedar Bar or if available, at Cottage 10, a filming location for Roger Moore in "Live and Let Die" on an evening of your choice. Book by 30 Sep '20, minimum stay 7 nights.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: stay for 5 nights in Founders Cove, pay for 4, receive a one category room upgrade within Founders Cove (subject to availability on arrival), one complimentary round of golf per person per room, one complimentary spa treatment (from a select list) per guest per room, and one complimentary beverage per guest per night at Cedar Bar at Sunset (from a select list), minimum stay 5 nights. Book by 29 Nov '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

3 restaurants: Seagrape Terrace (eclectic International cuisine with an emphasis on ingredients grown and reared locally, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, buffet and à la carte, the head chef offers a four-course special menu for lunch and dinner each day. Nightly entertainment), Il Giardino (Italian cuisine open for dinner only), award-wining Sugar Mill Restaurant, recognised as the best restaurant in Jamaica and one of the finest in the Caribbean. Chef de Cuisine Christopher Golding has a masters touch, blending Jamaican produce with accents of Asia and Europe to spectacular effect (modern Jamaican cuisine, open for dinner only). Reservations are required for dinner at Seagrape Terrace, Il Giardino and The Sugar Mill Restaurant. Half Moon also hosts a Beach Barbecue for guests at Sunrise Beach on Friday nights. Lester’s Café. 4 bars: Cedar Bar, Hibiscus Pool Bar, 19th Hole Bar (on the Half Moon Golf Course) and Sugar Mill Bar.

3 main pools including Olympic-size pool, award-winning Fern Tree Spa*, with 9 treatment rooms, a spa cottage and 2 overwater spa cabanas, yoga and pilates available for all levels*. Activities include, 18-hole golf course* which is home to the Jamaica Open, Equestrian Centre, 11 tennis courts, squash courts, fitness centre, spinning studio*, putting green*, bicycles*, croquet*, full range of water-sports* from both Sunrise Beach and Sunset Beach. Anancy Children's Village* (3 years and over potty trained).

Complimentary WiFi available in public areas and rooms.

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - WiFi access – Press Reader – unlimited digital access to more than 7,000 newspapers and magazines – Complimentary valet parking – Half Moon logoed water bottles (one per person) – Resort bicycles – 24-hour access to the fitness center – Tennis courts & racquets and clinics (reservations requested) – Squash courts and racquets – Pickleball (reservations requested) – 18-hole putting green – Basketball courts – Water sports equipment, including kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling gear – Recreational programming, including select tennis, golf and Spinningâ clinics. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: resort casual for Seagrape Terrace, Il Giardino and Sugar Mill Restaurant has a smart casual dress code

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Aug 11, 2020 JeanW1111

The room was comfortable, the food was sumptuous, the pool was well maintained. The staff was excellent and accommodating and gracious. Michelle was an excellent cook we enjoyed every meal Vinton was the best, he was so kind and helpful and attentive we certainly appreciated his hard work Karlene maintained the Villa in an excellent condition.
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Aug 11, 2020 Dssteph

Half Moon made is possible to do a large friends and family getaway with little to no effort. Debbie, Phillip and Paulette made everything easy, they showed their expert skills that is for sure between the fantastic meals we had, the impeccably clean rooms and bathrooms and the continues movements from Phillip to ensure that no matter which villa… Read more
Half Moon made is possible to do a large friends and family getaway with little to no effort. Debbie, Phillip and Paulette made everything easy, they showed their expert skills that is for sure between the fantastic meals we had, the impeccably clean rooms and bathrooms and the continues movements from Phillip to ensure that no matter which villa we were at, everyone had what they wanted. And the property is beautiful and has so much for both adults and children to do! Can't wait to do it again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our Home in Montego Bay Jamaica

Aug 2, 2020 C3322SKnickh

This family get-away/vacation was our third to Jamaica and our third stay at Half Moon in St. James Parish! We arrived on July 17 and departed on July 27. We stayed at Villa 55 and were treated with genuine warmth and kindness — the Jamaican way. Our butler, Rennis, made absolutely sure things were organized and carefully planned. Not to… Read more
This family get-away/vacation was our third to Jamaica and our third stay at Half Moon in St. James Parish! We arrived on July 17 and departed on July 27. We stayed at Villa 55 and were treated with genuine warmth and kindness — the Jamaican way. Our butler, Rennis, made absolutely sure things were organized and carefully planned. Not to mention, we had plenty of delicious food to keep our stomachs full after a long day of literally doing as little as possible — relaxing mon. Denise was not only our chef, but our Jamaican mother who prepared all of our meals with joy and love. The Jamaican provincial meals were some of the best I’ve ever had in Jamaica! Dezreen, our house keeper, made certain our rooms were clean, clothes were laundered and hung in the closets, and the room was nice and cool every time we came home. The 400-acre estate was essentially empty of guests due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and that was a shame — because we always felt like everything was super clean and sanitized. The staff made intentional efforts to make us feel comfortable and at total ease. Simply stated — Half Moon did a wonderful job under black swan global circumstances. We are very happy and can’t wait to come back home to Jamaica and Half Moon very soon!! The villa was beautiful and the Half Moon staff is what made it unique, comfortable and an experience. The property takes you back to a different period in time — one of old-world architecture coupled with the warmth and kindness of the Jamaican people. We can’t thank Denise, Dezreen and Rennis enough for the care and exceptional service! 🇯🇲 🌞 ♥️ Read less
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Jul 27, 2020 Michael R Negril, Jamaica

I had the pleasure of playing the Half Moon golf course this past weekend and enjoyed a fantastic round of golf. The level of service is of the highest standard and it starts from the moment you walk into the pro shop, to the changing rooms, practice facility, the golf carts and of course the golf course itself. All the staff were attentive and… Read more
I had the pleasure of playing the Half Moon golf course this past weekend and enjoyed a fantastic round of golf. The level of service is of the highest standard and it starts from the moment you walk into the pro shop, to the changing rooms, practice facility, the golf carts and of course the golf course itself. All the staff were attentive and friendly. And let me tell you how great it was to be offered a cold towel to wipe my face after playing 18 holes! I had the pleasure of meeting the Director of Golf, Kevyn Cunningham. First class individual who clearly knows how to manage a golf facility. The course perfectly compliments the quality of the hotel itself. I look forward to playing more rounds at Half Moon and enjoy Jamaican golf at its finest! Michael Russell Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Jul 19, 2020 C7583RVzoea Kingston, Jamaica

This was the absolute perfect getaway. Half Moon Villas were everything we needed in 2020. The place was well appointed, sterilized but super comfortable. Our villa was equipped with a Sanitizing station at the entrance, all remotes Sterilized and encased for each visitor, the villa was fantastic, our Villa staff, Vinton, Ruby and Carla were the… Read more
This was the absolute perfect getaway. Half Moon Villas were everything we needed in 2020. The place was well appointed, sterilized but super comfortable. Our villa was equipped with a Sanitizing station at the entrance, all remotes Sterilized and encased for each visitor, the villa was fantastic, our Villa staff, Vinton, Ruby and Carla were the absolute best. Vinton our butler ensured everything was in perfect order and that our getaway weekend was nothing short of seamless. We are already planning our next visit and we plan to ask for the same villa(87) and the same staff. Thank you Half Moon our Staycation was Amazing! Read less