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.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A little piece of Paradise!

Jul 17, 2019 Liz C

I have just spent an amazing few days at Half Moon with my husband. As ever the accommodation was spotless, staff were friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. Breakfast is awesome particularly the omelettes 😋. It was my fourth visit to Half Moon and I will return again. Can’t fault it! Thank you.
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Jul 16, 2019 Kilsh Maryland

We were recently at Half Moon and had a wonderful time. The property is exceptionally clean, the service on point and food and beverage was awesome. We were there in the off season so it was very quiet and not crowded at all. Would definitely visit again!
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Jul 14, 2019 Mbdaniels

Our vacation at Half Moon exceeded my expectations. Our house staff, Negril, Carmen and Paulette were the absolute best! They kept all 12 of us completely satisfied! The service was excellent and the food was out of this world!! I strongly recommend requesting this team for your vacation stay at Half Moon and don’t forget to go to the spa while… Read more
Our vacation at Half Moon exceeded my expectations. Our house staff, Negril, Carmen and Paulette were the absolute best! They kept all 12 of us completely satisfied! The service was excellent and the food was out of this world!! I strongly recommend requesting this team for your vacation stay at Half Moon and don’t forget to go to the spa while you are receiving the best service ever from the house staff!! Negril kept the rum punch coming, Carmen kept our bellies full and Paulette our house, room and even dirty clothes were cleaned daily! 10 stars!!! We’ll be back!!!🇯🇲 Read less
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Jul 13, 2019 Rory M Atlanta, Georgia

A special thanks to the staff at Half Moon who made our second stay there as delightful as the first. To Georgio (Food & Beverage Director) for the excellent selections of wines and food pairing recommendations - delightful. To Saunjay (Sugar Mill), Jourdan (Il Giardino), Romain & Lambert (Sea Grape), Chef Winston, Caswell (Cedar Bar), Diana… Read more
A special thanks to the staff at Half Moon who made our second stay there as delightful as the first. To Georgio (Food & Beverage Director) for the excellent selections of wines and food pairing recommendations - delightful. To Saunjay (Sugar Mill), Jourdan (Il Giardino), Romain & Lambert (Sea Grape), Chef Winston, Caswell (Cedar Bar), Diana (Ital Cafe) for taking care of our food and for filling every day with the warm welcome, service with a smile and making every day enjoyable. To Conroy & Curtis for preparing our special spots on the beach and for snorkeling, swim lessons, and bait. To Carmen, Karlene, Sansyia, Pauline, Andrae & Romario for world-class service and attention at Fern Tree Spa. This was our second-anniversary week spent at Half Moon. Thank you for making it special. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always a pleasure!!!!!

Jul 13, 2019 Bornjamaican

Just returned from a 7 night rejuvenation at Half Moon. Our first experience of Half Moon began in 1998 - our 1st wedding anniversary. We have been going ever since at least every other year and thru the years have dragged our family ranging from 4 to 40 with us at one time or the other. It’s come to the point where our young adult kids now… Read more
Just returned from a 7 night rejuvenation at Half Moon. Our first experience of Half Moon began in 1998 - our 1st wedding anniversary. We have been going ever since at least every other year and thru the years have dragged our family ranging from 4 to 40 with us at one time or the other. It’s come to the point where our young adult kids now consider this home away from home. Should also disclose that we are of Jamaican heritage. Would highly recommend this resort to any discerning traveler whose expectation is not only quality but experience of the culture. Absolutely love the privacy ( or not) depending on your needs. Also thrilled with the current renovations and eagerly awaiting the finale. The staff is highly responsive and is always eager to enhance our stay. Until next time.....walk good!!!! Read less