Half Moon

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Virgin rating

The hotel

Spread over 400 acres and lying on 2 miles of powder-white sands, Half Moon is the ultimate in first-class luxury. Spend your days relaxing by the pool, on the beach, or in the spa before heading back to your individually style room, suite or villa. There's 3 areas of the property to choose from - including the new Eclipse area, with 2 restaurants, 3 bars, a spa, infinity-edge pool, plus private beachfront with a natural swimming cove. Try your hand at golf, or one of the many water sports on offer, and on Friday nights, head down to the beach for a barbecue. However you choose to spend your time, you'll love every moment and make memories to last a lifetime.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kids Club
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar

Where is it

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

Hotel information

210 rooms and suites, and 27 Villas, across 3 areas of the property; Eclipse, Founders Cove and Rose Hall Villas. All rooms and suites are different and feature a private balcony or patio, air-conditioning, cable TV, radio, refrigerated mini-bar, iron and board, safe and hairdryer.


Eclipse: 57 luxury rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, 3 bars, market cafe, Fern Tree - a Salamander Spa, an infinity-edge swimming pool, and private beachfront with a natural swimming cove.


Founders Cove: 10 exclusive cottages.


Rose Hall Villas: 5-, 6- and 7-bedroom villas, perfect for groups, families and golfers. Villas feature a living and dining room, outdoor living space and private pool, a butler, housekeeper and a cook.

Garden View Rooms are in the Founders Cove area, either located on the ground or first floor with views of the gardens and private patio or balcony. With 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Premium Plan

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner with beverages including Room Service**
  • Round-trip airport transfers (Sangster International Airport)
  • Breakfast at Cedar Lounge or Hayward Restaurant
  • Lunch at Cedar Lounge, Hayward Restaurant, North Pointe, Spice Beach Grill or Moonchies
  • Dinner at Hayward Restaurant, Cedar Lounge, Delmare, Sugar Mill, or at the Weekly beach BBQ
  • Beverages at Cedar Bar, North Pointe, Hammock Beach Bar, Lester Bar, Hibiscus swim-up Bar, 19th Hole Bar, Hayward Restaurant, Sugar Mill, the weekly Beach Party, Sunrise Beach, an in-room bar. A daily beverage allowance of $80 per adult will be applied. Daily beverage credit cannot be accumulated during a stay, may not be redeemed for cash or credit alternative, is not transferable to other rooms, and may not be used towards a future stay. Any amount consumed in excess of the daily beverage credit will be automatically billed to the guest on a daily basis. 
  • Children under 2 years will incur no extra cost
  • Children 3-12 years can enjoy a 50% discount off the cost of the plan, with US$40 beverage credit per day. Children up to 17 years old will receive credit towards non-alcoholic drinks only.

Meal plans must be added for the entire length of the stay and for all guests occupying the room.


Please note: 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.

** Room service delivery fee will be applicable.

Breakfast plan: buffet breakfast daily

Deluxe plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner, NO beverages included.

Garden View Rooms are in the Founders Cove area, either located on the ground floor with private patio or the first floor with balcony, with views across the Half Moon gardens and pools. With 1 x king-size or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant.
Ocean View Rooms are in the Founders Cove area, either located on the ground floor with private patio or the first floor with balcony, with views of the Caribbean Sea. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant.
Eclipse Ocean Rooms are in the Eclipse area within two-story cottages, with large patio or balcony, views of the ocean, and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant.

Great House Ocean Rooms are in the Eclipse area and are on the first floor, with large furnished patio or balcony with ocean views, and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Estate Ocean Rooms are in the Eclipse area and have private patio or wrap-around balcony, private outdoor shower (ground floor rooms only, not guaranteed), views of the Caribbean sea, and 1 king-size, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant. 

Ocean Junior Suites are in the Founders Cove area, steps away from the beach, and have a living area separate to the bedroom, private balcony or patio with views of the sea, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years), or 2 adults 1 child (aged 13-17). 

Prestige Ocean Junior Suites are in the Founders Cove area on the beachfront, with living area and private patio or balcony with ocean views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years), or 2 adults 1 child (13-17 years).Pool Suites are in the Founders Cove area with views of the pool and gardens, with a living area separate to the bedroom and 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults 2 children (under 12 years), or 2 adults 1 child (aged 13-17). 

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

Prestige Ocean Suites are in the Founders Cove area and have ocean views, with spacious living room and separate bedroom, and views of the ocean from the large private terraces or balconies, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults 2 children (under 12 years), or 2 adults, 1 child (aged 13-17 years). 

Estate Ocean Suites are in the Eclipse area and are large, airy suites with large indoor and outdoor living areas, a wet bar, a private patio off the bedroom, an outdoor shower, and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (2, 3 and 4 bedroom interconnecting suites available on request). 

2 Bedroom Estate Ocean Suites are in the Eclipse area and are large, airy suites with large indoor and outdoor living areas, a wet bar, a private patio off the bedroom, an outdoor shower, with 2 x king-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 persons and 2 infants. 

4 Bedroom Estate Ocean Suites are in the Eclipse area and are large, airy suites with large indoor and outdoor living areas, a wet bar, a private patio off the bedroom, and an outdoor shower. Guests staying in these suites will receive champagne and fruits on arrival, Chef’s canapé selection daily, chaise lounges on reserve at Eclipse Beach withbeach service, use of a four-seater golf cart, and butler service. 3 x king-beds (1 in bedrooms 1-3) and 2 x double beds (both in the 4'th bedroom) sleeping maximum 8 persons and 4 infants. 

Great House Ocean Suites are in the Eclipse area and have views from the expansive balcony of the Caribbean Sea and lawns, with an open-plan living area, kitchenette, and dining area for up to 6 people, plus separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 infant (2 bedroom interconnecting suites available on request)


Rose Hall Villas are perfect for families, groups or golfers, with each featuring a living and dining room, outdoor living space, and private pool, as well as en-suite bathrooms, and a hairdryer and bathrobe in each room. Each villa comes with a staff of three; a butler, a housekeeper, and a cook. Each villa also comes with two golf carts per villa, and access to resort facilities and amenities. 

Rose Hall Villas are available with Ocean or Garden views. 

5-Bedroom Rose Hall Villas have a standard occupancy of 10 people, with a maximum of 12 (extra person charge may apply).

 6-Bedroom Rose Hall Villas have a standard occupancy of 12 people, with a maximum of 14 (extra person charge may apply). 

7-Bedroom Rose Hall Villas have a standard occupancy of 14 people, with a maximum of 16 (extra person charge may apply).

Delmare (overlooking the Caribbean Sea, offering Italian coastal cuisine featuring the finest, freshest ingredients available). Hayward’s (this casual restaurant includes an open kitchen, stone hearth pizza oven and outdoor patio with sweeping ocean views). The Sugar Mill (consistently rated as Jamaica’s best and a favourite among the locals, providing a unique dinner experience offering a wide variety of meats, seafoods and rums). Ital Café (featuring a cold-pressed juice bar and delicious lunches made from the best that the earth has to offer). The Maakit Café (authentic takeaway snacks, pastries and beverages). Spice (authentic Jamaican jerk chicken amid coconut trees and fresh breezes). North Pointe Pool Bar (overlooking the exquisite, infinity-edge pool and white-sand beach, this elevated bar serves up chilled crafted cocktails within driftwood-inspired architecture). Lester’s Bar (sophisticated setting inspired by Michael Lester’s famous painting ‘Junkanoo,’ which is displayed above a large selection of the Caribbean’s finest rums). Hammock Bar (offering a relaxing environment by the beach with vibrant colours and swinging barstools).

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) – Morning coffee and tea in lobby lounge – In-room coffee and tea – Complimentary valet parking – Use of computer lounge and business centre services – Half Moon logoed water bottles (one per person, maximum 2 per room) – Local telephone calls – Nurse's station – Resort bicycles – 24-hour access to the fitness center – Tennis courts & racquets – Squash courts and racquets – Pickleball (reservations requested) – 18-hole putting green – Basketball courts – Water sports equipment, including kayaks, paddleboards, floating rafts, and snorkeling gear – Recreational programming, including select tennis, golf and Spinning clinics – Teen game room – Children's village facilities (supervised activites not included). 

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

Please note: minimum stay durations may apply to various room categories.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Half Moon resort better than ever !!!

May 15, 2022 Timetotravelishere Western Springs, Illinois

My wife and I came to this resort for our third time. To our surprise, not only did we find the same elegance that we have come to love but the beauty of the new Eclipse expansion. We thought you could not improve upon perfection but Half Moon resort has done just that with the inclusion of new villas, restaurants and a picture perfect zero… Read more
My wife and I came to this resort for our third time. To our surprise, not only did we find the same elegance that we have come to love but the beauty of the new Eclipse expansion. We thought you could not improve upon perfection but Half Moon resort has done just that with the inclusion of new villas, restaurants and a picture perfect zero gravity pool. We want to thank Shernette Crichton, General Manager, and her staff for their impeccable care of all their guests. We look forward to our next stay this coming November and our future stays as well. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best for relaxation and restoration

May 10, 2022 Holced

My first time at the resort and it was wonderful. I was looking for a place to rest, relax and restore and I found it at Half Moon Resort. The beautiful property, breathtaking beaches and the outstanding and attentive staff made that all possible. The atmosphere is peaceful; the amenities were superior. I can't wait to return!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Staff at Half Moon

May 7, 2022 Chorning826

We took a trip with a family of 11 and stayed in the Rose Hall villas. The staff was incredible throughout the resort but a special shout-out to the staff at our Villa - Rohan, Janet, Lucille, and Kemar were the best host we could ask for. Appreciate the hospitality and can’t wait to visit again!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful place and great staff

May 6, 2022 RodrigoDC1 Miami, Florida

One of our favorites, explored a bit of the caribbean (seven start turks, rosewood bvi, jamaica inn all great) yetHalf Moon (Rose Hall Villas) is still on top of our list, the service, property, activities, the renovation… returning soon!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect for Whatever Your Choice

May 3, 2022 K8974XYlisas Chicago, Illinois

The Half Moon property and people are unmatched imho. The property itself is almost entirely along the beach, so there is not a single bad room in the place. There is a mix of accommodation type and no singular "tower", so everyone is spread out and in something that suits their preferences. You can have near 100% privacy on a beach if you want,… Read more
The Half Moon property and people are unmatched imho. The property itself is almost entirely along the beach, so there is not a single bad room in the place. There is a mix of accommodation type and no singular "tower", so everyone is spread out and in something that suits their preferences. You can have near 100% privacy on a beach if you want, or you can be in the busier watersports area. The restaurants rarely feel busy, even when entirely booked out and the food in all the restaurants are amazing. The grounds are spectacular. Most importantly, the people are what really makes Half Moon special. Everyone works really hard to make it an amazing stay with top level service while still keeping it friendly and professional but not stuffy. We have been 7 or 8 times times now and enjoy seeing many of the same people every year and have several we feel lucky to call friends. We cannot recommend HM highly enough Read less