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
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

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. Resort 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.

All Inclusive option: Includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a daily beverage credit of $120 per adult (Conditions apply).

Half Board option: Includes breakfast and dinner only.

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

(Drinks not included with meals)

Ocean 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. 

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.

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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Nov 12, 2019 SergeBh

Our family (2 children, my wife and I and my parents) have visited the wonderful resort several times over the last few years. Without exception, the resort is idyllic, from walking out of your room steps away to the sandy beach, to an amazing and authentic staff, and complemented by a delicious array of food available at the resort and several… Read more
Our family (2 children, my wife and I and my parents) have visited the wonderful resort several times over the last few years. Without exception, the resort is idyllic, from walking out of your room steps away to the sandy beach, to an amazing and authentic staff, and complemented by a delicious array of food available at the resort and several great restaurants just a few minutes away. If the goal is to relax, Half Moon has few peers! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Amazing!

Nov 10, 2019 Sophia W Baltimore, Maryland

I spent a night at Half Moon and I was so upset at myself for doing so. The grounds were spectacular, the service impeccable, the food delicious and the spa outstanding. I had a full body massage done and access to the spa area. I was so in love with the place that I missed the lunch buffet! The tranquility in the spa area was just what I needed.… Read more
I spent a night at Half Moon and I was so upset at myself for doing so. The grounds were spectacular, the service impeccable, the food delicious and the spa outstanding. I had a full body massage done and access to the spa area. I was so in love with the place that I missed the lunch buffet! The tranquility in the spa area was just what I needed. I was alone in the private pool and almost imagined that I owned the place! The room was large and tastefully decorated. I enjoyed sitting on the balcony at night and just hearing the sea right in front of me. If you are looking for night life and a party then this is not the destination for you but if you want pampering then you should try it. I will definitely be back and it will be for way longer than one night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Charm, peacful, paradise, serene, seductive, elegant, class...I wish the right word would come to mind. Half Moon!

Nov 4, 2019 Kenneth R Stockbridge, Georgia

You have a choice. You can take the high rating "Conte Nast" accredits Half Moon, or you can take what I say about Half Moon. Half Moon is second to none: unfurl here. Consume the sea, the sun, and the stars here. Love green space and enless beach, side by side, then you have the righ place here. Perhaps the finest restaurant I have ever been -… Read more
You have a choice. You can take the high rating "Conte Nast" accredits Half Moon, or you can take what I say about Half Moon. Half Moon is second to none: unfurl here. Consume the sea, the sun, and the stars here. Love green space and enless beach, side by side, then you have the righ place here. Perhaps the finest restaurant I have ever been - Sugar Mill, is right here. In fact, all the best things you expect from a vacation comes together right here. That was my experience - here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise in Montego Bay.

Nov 3, 2019 Michelle V Festus, Missouri, United States

My husband and I just experienced the best vacation at the best place. The half moon is wonderful. The people are great; the property is just perfect and our stay couldn’t have been any better. The spa was such a great experience also. The food was fantastic. We spent time in the pool and in the ocean. If you don’t like crowds and that party… Read more
My husband and I just experienced the best vacation at the best place. The half moon is wonderful. The people are great; the property is just perfect and our stay couldn’t have been any better. The spa was such a great experience also. The food was fantastic. We spent time in the pool and in the ocean. If you don’t like crowds and that party group, this is the place to go on vacation. Nothing but peace and quiet. We love the place and will return next October. Read less
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Oct 30, 2019 Jonathan C Atlanta, Georgia

What stood out most to us, was the precision, knowledge and training of the staff. Its the small things. Staff stepping out of your way when you walk by (not necessary--we aren't royalty, but a nice touch that shows strict protocol). When you call the front desk, they have answers. Management was responsive to some small concerns we raised, and… Read more
What stood out most to us, was the precision, knowledge and training of the staff. Its the small things. Staff stepping out of your way when you walk by (not necessary--we aren't royalty, but a nice touch that shows strict protocol). When you call the front desk, they have answers. Management was responsive to some small concerns we raised, and made it right. The housekeeping and turndown service was top notch, and we got to know that staff. They made an effort to make a connection. The rooms were impressive. Feet from the beach. The food was excellent. Handled our allergies well. Again, good training. I felt the breakfast buffet could be a little more elegant and expansive though. Sugarmill was the standout dinner. But pricey ($200plus for two) Drinks were very good, but expensive and overpriced. The spa was immaculate and a standout. One of the best in the islands. Overall, very happy with our stay. Will definitely return. Read less