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 Awesome time at Half Moon- One love! Ya mon

Sep 19, 2019 glenae plano, tx

Just got back from a company club trip from 9/11-9/15 to half moon. What an awesome experience from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Started with Paul from the Bell Desk showing us all around and taking us to an on property store for beach clothes since our bags were delayed. Pina Coladas w dark rum floaters were flowing. We were… Read more
Just got back from a company club trip from 9/11-9/15 to half moon. What an awesome experience from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Started with Paul from the Bell Desk showing us all around and taking us to an on property store for beach clothes since our bags were delayed. Pina Coladas w dark rum floaters were flowing. We were down at the very end (1015) with an awesome suite that was kept clean at all times. My sales buds called it the Pablo Escobar suite-complete with a Baby Grand. Staff would come up and down the beach bringing waters and adult beverages as needed. Hotel staff couldn't be a nicer and happier group of people. Food at Sea grape was always fantastic starting with the breakfast buffet. Sugar mill for dinner was awesome. Couples massage and the spa were the best. Beaches were spotless and water made for great snorkeling during the day. Half Moon Bay, way to pamper your guests! YA Mon! Read less
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Sep 15, 2019 Andrew S

It was Terrific. Beautiful view and grounds and well kept. Staff was super courteous and genuinely nice. Always someone around to help. Everyone was always working hard. Food was great. I would definitely go back.
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Sep 14, 2019 indianageek Bargersville, Indiana

First I want to say that the resort is one the most beautiful I've ever been too! The beaches and scenery throughout the resort are wonderful. The room was beautiful and very clean. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. I loved the massage I got at the spa and all of the other pampering they gave my friend and I while we were… Read more
First I want to say that the resort is one the most beautiful I've ever been too! The beaches and scenery throughout the resort are wonderful. The room was beautiful and very clean. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. I loved the massage I got at the spa and all of the other pampering they gave my friend and I while we were here. My only problem, and it was a rather BIG one in Jamaica, is that they were unable to fix the Air Conditioning throughout our stay. This means that my friend and I had to sleep in 85 degree heat every night. The only blessing was that it drove us out of room to enjoy more activities and other parts of the property than we might have otherwise. If it were not for this I would have given this resort 5 starts. Read less
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Sep 8, 2019 Richard S Concord, North Carolina

My wife and I ran away to Half Moon for her milestone birthday. It was incredible...the staff was so polite, attentive and professional, on a par with Four Seasons or the Ritz. Our room overlooked the bay and the pools were behind us. The property was absolutely pristine. Most importantly, the personal trainer we befriended while there was… Read more
My wife and I ran away to Half Moon for her milestone birthday. It was incredible...the staff was so polite, attentive and professional, on a par with Four Seasons or the Ritz. Our room overlooked the bay and the pools were behind us. The property was absolutely pristine. Most importantly, the personal trainer we befriended while there was amazing. A HUGE shout-out to Andrew M. for his morning workouts as we discovered primal movements and dynamic action. After a 90 minute workout we were happy to indulge at the limitless breakfast buffet and enjoyed lots of local cuisine. This was really one of the most special get-aways for my wife and myself. With 23 years of marriage and three kids at home, needless to say we appreciated every attention the staff devoted to us. Cannot recommend this enough and as they say, "you have to leave in order to come back" Read less
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Sep 5, 2019 Mary K Orlando, United States

Half Moon is an amazing resort located on the gorgeous Montego Bay coast. Just minutes from the airport yet you feel a world away. Every single staff member we met provided exceptional and very friendly service. We loved the room which was in the West Side Cottages. It was so quaint and beautiful. It was amazing to have the beach just steps… Read more
Half Moon is an amazing resort located on the gorgeous Montego Bay coast. Just minutes from the airport yet you feel a world away. Every single staff member we met provided exceptional and very friendly service. We loved the room which was in the West Side Cottages. It was so quaint and beautiful. It was amazing to have the beach just steps from our room. The complimentary breakfast buffet was fantastic. The entire experience exceeded our expectations. Read less