Half Moon

Montego Bay, Jamaica

The hotel

Spread over 400 acres and lying on 2 miles of powder-white sands, Half Moon is the ultimate in first-class luxury. Your room, suite or villa is individually styled, and theres 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. On Friday nights, head down to the beach for a barbecue, and spend your days relaxing by the pool, on the beach or in the spa, or try your hand at golf, or one of the many water sports on offer. 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 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 in the Founders Cove area, either located on the ground floor with private patio or the first floor with balcony, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

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 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

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 or double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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 2 adults.

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. (Currently unavailable, the suites are being remodelled and scheduled to reopen November 2021).

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 and 2 children.

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 balcony or patio, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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).

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)

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.

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 – 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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Oct 20, 2021 karlisab2021

Unforgettable experience 😊 The staffs were very pleasant from the moment of arrival upon departure. Exquisite food from North Pointe and Delmare Restaurants and the spa services were exceptional (My personal favorite) 🧘🏽‍♀️ Definitely recommend for any get away Relaxation 🏝⛱
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Oct 11, 2021 StanT670 Eagle, Idaho

This resort just blew me away. It rates up there as one of the best places I've ever stayed. First, the propery is spectacular. It consists of more than 400 acres, including about a lots of beachfront--probably 1/2 to 1 mile of beach. We went during the off season, and we had the resort largely to ourselves. We spent several days at the beach at… Read more
This resort just blew me away. It rates up there as one of the best places I've ever stayed. First, the propery is spectacular. It consists of more than 400 acres, including about a lots of beachfront--probably 1/2 to 1 mile of beach. We went during the off season, and we had the resort largely to ourselves. We spent several days at the beach at Founder's Cove where it was only my wife, me and the lifeguard. Gerrard, the lifeguard and aquatics center guy, was great. He was so eager to help us. We went out on the Hobie cat with him and it was a hoot. The paddle boarding was fun too--I saw a turtle and a sting ray. The accommodations were fantastic. A good portion of the property has been newly renovated, and our suite was awesome, with a lovely veranda with a view of the ocean. The food was great, though pretty pricey. We really liked eating at the North Star Grill by the infinity pool. The service everywhere was great--from the porters, bellmen (Orando), check-in (Nadia), concierge (thanks Carol!), wait staff (Rayon!), the folks at the spa. Everything was top notch. This was our first visit, and we will definitely return. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had. Read less
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Oct 7, 2021 mobayboy Memphis, Tennessee

I just returned from a five night visit to Half Moon that was extraordinarily wonderful! I stayed In an Imperial Suite in the Ocean Court area, right next to the new Eclipse Hotel on the Half Moon grounds. The suite was spacious, well laid out and furnished while the bathroom was to die for. Housekeeping service was efficient and complete, with… Read more
I just returned from a five night visit to Half Moon that was extraordinarily wonderful! I stayed In an Imperial Suite in the Ocean Court area, right next to the new Eclipse Hotel on the Half Moon grounds. The suite was spacious, well laid out and furnished while the bathroom was to die for. Housekeeping service was efficient and complete, with amenities such as Blue Mountain coffee and water continually restocked. As I mentioned in the title of this review, I hung out at the Eclipse Pool most of the time. It has to be one of the most stunning scenes in the worldwide resort community, with a infinity pool, beautiful beach and swimming coves, a bar and grill just feet away and prompt and complete service. Because of the season, not all the restaurants were open, but the Delmare restaurant was, and it was an astounding experience both from a cuisine and service perspective. If you find yourself dining there, try the Pumpkin Risotto entree which as a vegetarian I found off the charts. The property as Half Moon is unbelievably expansive, with numerous beaches, resting and sitting areas, golf course, tennis and sports facilities, etc. Half Moon is everything one could hope for in an upscale, luxury resort, and I look forward to my next vacation there which can't come soon enough. Read less
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Oct 6, 2021 814tarahb

We were here for 6 amazing, unbelievable days in September 2021. It has taken us about a month to write a review because we miss it so much. I listed this as "couples" but it was really a retreat for a group and then many of the couples stayed a few more days. We stayed the longest, and everyone was jealous. And this group is already planning a… Read more
We were here for 6 amazing, unbelievable days in September 2021. It has taken us about a month to write a review because we miss it so much. I listed this as "couples" but it was really a retreat for a group and then many of the couples stayed a few more days. We stayed the longest, and everyone was jealous. And this group is already planning a return as a group, and if I have my way, we will return just the 2 of us MANY MANY times. Yes, this is a luxury resort, but know that what is provided is WELL WORTH the charges. Although we do have high expectations, we can often be nervous in situations where the atmosphere is more "champagne," but we're more "beer" personalities. Not.at.all. Never.for.a.minute. However beautiful you think the pictures are, they pale in comparison to the real deal. Friendly, welcoming, comfortable. Home. FYI: Pack shorts with elastic waists because you will eat and eat food that you can barely describe the amazingness to those back home. Read less
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Oct 1, 2021 TiwiWill

HM is a fabulous property and the staff is phenomenal! The rooms were clean, the food was amazing, and the views were breathtaking. I felt completely safe and taken care of. It was everything I could have asked for as I returned to JA. I look forward to returning with friends!