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.

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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Jan 18, 2021 206dane

Half Moon is fantastic. It was our second time staying there and we couldn't have been happier. We were bummed that Founders Cove was closed (due to COVID), but Eclipse was nice and the entire property is just wonderful. The staff makes you feel like family from the moment you check in to the moment you leave. We also felt incredibly safe in terms… Read more
Half Moon is fantastic. It was our second time staying there and we couldn't have been happier. We were bummed that Founders Cove was closed (due to COVID), but Eclipse was nice and the entire property is just wonderful. The staff makes you feel like family from the moment you check in to the moment you leave. We also felt incredibly safe in terms of COVID as the entire staff and guests were wearing face masks and hand sanitizer was readily available everywhere, as well as temperature checks upon arriving on the property to name a few. They followed safety protocols relentlessly and it gave us great comfort in our stay. The beaches are incredible and the food is fantastic. My wife bought me golf lessons with Kevyn Cunningham, the Pro at the golf course and I had a blast. In addition to immediately improving my game, we also had a blast just talking golf and soccer (YNWA!). If you are a seasoned golfer looking to elevate your game to the next level (like me), or someone starting brand new, Kevyn could not have been more helpful and instructive, even offering to continue with videos and chats after I left so I could continue to tweak things. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Wonderful Experience

Jan 12, 2021 IanF073 London, United Kingdom

Once again we stayed in one of the Rose Hall Villas. As ever, although we were a smaller party than expected, we had a wonderful time. Unfortunately, the US CDC decided to upgrade the virus alert level of Jamaica to level 4, even though the cases and deaths per 100,000 are around one tenth of the level of the USA, and the graphs for Jamaica had… Read more
Once again we stayed in one of the Rose Hall Villas. As ever, although we were a smaller party than expected, we had a wonderful time. Unfortunately, the US CDC decided to upgrade the virus alert level of Jamaica to level 4, even though the cases and deaths per 100,000 are around one tenth of the level of the USA, and the graphs for Jamaica had been going in the right direction for the previous two months. As a result, our American guests (four couples) had to cancel, but that meant we enjoyed a lovely time with our family rattling around in a large villa. The Covid protocols at HMB were spot on and we felt entirely safe. The 6 bedroom villa was smart and comfortable, and our team was professional and welcomed us with socially distanced open arms. Ferdinand, our butler, professional, efficient and charming, made sure our every wish was attended to and seemed to be available round the clock. Beverley provided us with awesome food. She asked us what we would like and we requested genuine Jamaican and left it to her. That was a great decision - we enjoyed Coconut Shrimp, Jerk Chicken, Curried Mountain Goat, Akee and saltfish and many other Jamaican delights. Nothing was too much trouble, even providing is with sandwiches at 5a.m. when we went on a fishing trip. And Pamela made sure that the villa was spick and span throughout and brightened our day with her bright smile, her infectious laugh, and her lovely personality. We had lunch and dinner out in the resort several times and can thoroughly recommend the food, the service, and the ambience of the new restaurants. The new area is very smart and welcoming, and the new beach and pool areas are superb. All in all, a wonderful place to stay and to have a relaxing and pampered holiday. We've already booked for December this year. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Eclipse at Half Moon is truly 1st Class

Jan 5, 2021 Top5Jamaica Jamaica

Impressive and literally doting staff, immaculate grounds, perfect beach, super-sized infinity pool so you can be in the pool and social distance from others, delicious food, luxury rooms with all the amenities and anything else you need is literally a phone call away. Well done to the team at Half Moon Resort, we were impressed with the new… Read more
Impressive and literally doting staff, immaculate grounds, perfect beach, super-sized infinity pool so you can be in the pool and social distance from others, delicious food, luxury rooms with all the amenities and anything else you need is literally a phone call away. Well done to the team at Half Moon Resort, we were impressed with the new Eclipse section and we will be back 👌🏾👍🏾 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A most memorable experience.

Dec 12, 2020 Virtual_Homey

Half Moon is a fantastic memory to have and I will look back with happiness at the pleasant and friendly experience I had. The staff is exceptional and it truly is a 10 star rating. I have nothinf but good things to share about my experience here and in Jamaica.
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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.