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

  • 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, 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.

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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Jul 19, 2021 D7691YWkenw

Just returned from a solo golf trip. This was my second time staying at the resort and I was really impressed with the new Eclipse section. Probably most noteworthy was the quality of the staff - Check in, bar, restaurant and Bell staff. Very responsive and connected....made my stay very easy and enjoyable. This attention certainly beats the… Read more
Just returned from a solo golf trip. This was my second time staying at the resort and I was really impressed with the new Eclipse section. Probably most noteworthy was the quality of the staff - Check in, bar, restaurant and Bell staff. Very responsive and connected....made my stay very easy and enjoyable. This attention certainly beats the large all inclusive resorts that are now all over the island. I have already recommended the resort to someone who asked about my stay and was looking for true 5 star accommodation in Jamaica. Will be returning shortly. Read less
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Jul 10, 2021 Matt R Columbus, Ohio

In July, we made our second trip to Half Moon; this time to stay at the new Eclipse section of the resort. I can not say enough how amazing this resort is! The entire resort is gorgeous and well maintained. The food at the restaurants was fantastic. But most of all, the staff and the service provided are just over the top amazing! Food: We… Read more
In July, we made our second trip to Half Moon; this time to stay at the new Eclipse section of the resort. I can not say enough how amazing this resort is! The entire resort is gorgeous and well maintained. The food at the restaurants was fantastic. But most of all, the staff and the service provided are just over the top amazing! Food: We ate at North Point several times for lunch and dinner as it is really convenient being located at the Eclipse pool. Wings, Burgers and Caprese sandwich were fantastic! You can explore some jerk spiced food but also have the comforts of a good old burger. We ate at Delmare one night and loved it! If the weather is nice, the sunset on the patio is fantastic. I had the Day Fisherman’s stew and loved it. Then there is the Sugar Mill….. if you don’t eat here you will have missed out. Colin was our server and we had not only great food, but a wonderful experience. Note: all restaurants have a kids menu even if you don’t see on online. Pool and Beach: this setting is truly stunning. The infinity pool opens up to the beach and I could just sit and stare at it all day long. Perhaps this was just part of the re-opening but the Eclipse pool was open to kids 6 and up (says adults only at on the website). Staff and Service: While all of the above will exceed your expectations, the staff and wonderful service set this resort apart from any place I have ever stayed. The bell desk guys are great and took care of everything we needed… even planned in advance taxi we needed to play golf at Cinnamon Hill. The ladies at check in were very accommodating not only at check in/out. The concierge was amazing… they scheduled reservations for our dinners, trip to Dunns River Falls and golf reservations. When there was a small scheduling issue the day of our trip to Dunns River falls, they dropped everything to make sure we were taken care of. And just over all… every where you walk, the staff is happy, engaging and very accommodating. This is by far the best Caribbean resort I have stayed. Yes there is a price to that but I felt it was worth every penny. For the last week, I have scrolled through our pictures day dreaming of coming back! Thank you so much for a great vacation! Read less
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Jul 8, 2021 TweeTraveling

An exquisite location will exceptional service. Our small group had Tramean as our butler during our stay and there are no wards to describe his impeccable service. He was VERY attentive and conscientious. He took very good care of all of us! His service alone will make Half Moon my top choice for my next trip to Montego Bay!
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Jun 30, 2021 laurenkimmm

I have been staying at the Half Moon for over 10 years. I come back to Half Moon every single year because of the amazing staff and the incomparable service. The general manager Mrs. Chrichton, Sishauna at the front desk, Donhue and Romario at Lester's Bar, Teshia at North Pointe Pool, Wade at Concierge, Denisha and Primrose at the spa and Omar at… Read more
I have been staying at the Half Moon for over 10 years. I come back to Half Moon every single year because of the amazing staff and the incomparable service. The general manager Mrs. Chrichton, Sishauna at the front desk, Donhue and Romario at Lester's Bar, Teshia at North Pointe Pool, Wade at Concierge, Denisha and Primrose at the spa and Omar at the bell desk are just a few of the amazing people that make this my home away from home. The property is absolutely stunning and these people go out of their way to make your stay extremely special. Half Moon is the only place to be if you are wanting to take a trip to Jamaica. I will keep coming for the rest of my life! Read less
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Jun 28, 2021 jackie b Somerset, New Jersey

Great service, clean accommodations, and professional interactions, should be expected as standard for any resort. Accordingly, when the standard is met , I do not find the need to write a review. However, when the bar is raised significantly above what is standard ,I find it a disservice to NOT report these findings. Such is the case for Half… Read more
Great service, clean accommodations, and professional interactions, should be expected as standard for any resort. Accordingly, when the standard is met , I do not find the need to write a review. However, when the bar is raised significantly above what is standard ,I find it a disservice to NOT report these findings. Such is the case for Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay. Being in the travel industry, I travel extensively for work , and for personal vacation. As such, I am quite discerning as to where I spend my time and money, which was more than well spent at Half Moon. While Half Moon offers luxury accommodations and beautiful spacious grounds, its true appeal lies within the many beautiful and friendly people working there. One can only imagine the selective process that was utilized to ensure Half Moons’ guests are left in the capable hands of these professionals. They seem to enjoy delivering a premier experience, paying attention to detail in too many areas to mention here, greeting us by name, and most importantly, doing it all with consistency. Covid protocols were followed by all of the staff members, making it possible to vacation while feeling safe. Our amazing journey began with a most unlikely category, reservations. When contemplating between Half Moon and another luxury resort we have visited many times, I came upon the reservations supervisor, Nadia. The ability to feel smiles without in-person interaction is an art, one that clearly, Nadia has mastered. The process was effortless! Nadia explained everything in detail, answering all of my questions which led to my decision to choose Half Moon. The next point of contact was at check-in. The greeter sets the tone as they represent the face of the resort. How lucky we were to have had Kristen in this role!! No matter how many times we passed the main lobby area, we were greeted by name, with wide eyes and warm smiles by Kristen, and her colleagues, Pat and Sishanna. My husband and I looked forward to daily brief, friendly, chats and laughs with these charming ladies! Getting around in such a large space can be daunting. However, the bellmen provided plentiful assistance, driving us in carts to wherever we wanted to go on the resort. They never failed to greet us and ask if we needed anything. We appreciated them all, but Orando was a definite standout! He appeared to delight at the opportunity to serve. The food was excellent! I think my husband and I enjoyed everything on the menu at Northpoint, where we met Pressley, a friendly mixologist extraordinaire!! We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing at the beautiful Eclipse pool, in large part, because of Teshia! We appreciated her beautiful smile ,and friendly demeanor, as she rendered outstanding service! I had the most AMAZING experience at their Fern Tree Spa!! It is not to be missed! Everything about Half Moon was exceptional, from the beautiful accommodations and grounds, to the friendly staff and impeccable service. I am eagerly looking forward to my next visit...It is quite simply, PARADISE! Read less