Hotel

Half Moon

Half Moon

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2413 Reviews

A great family resort with exceptional facilities

Half Moon is located along two miles of stunning beachfront and surrounded by tropical foliage, making the Panoramic views of the calm Caribbean waters truly memorable. This resort is perfect for those looking for the luxury of space and to truly unwind from everyday life in a beautiful destination. With privacy and comfort being incorporated into the design, all room categories have either a spacious patio or balcony to ensure you'll enjoy the peaceful views and feel the gentle sea breeze. 

Take advantage of the extensive facilities, the Fern Tree Spa is the largest award-wining spa oasis in the Caribbean and offers a very unique experience with the choice to have a treatment in the over-water cabana, feel relaxed by the sounds of the ocean beneath you. If you're a keen golfer we recommend the unlimited golf package as there is an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course within the picturesque grounds. Being away doesn't have to mean you stop exercising, the state of the art fitness facilities include a certified Spinning studio and flood lit tennis courts, as well as various wellness options such as yoga and meditation. Half Moon is also the ideal choice if you have young children, an entire village has been built just for the little ones to learn, play, discover and make friends. 

If you're a foodie then the Sugar Mill will excite as it has been awarded ' Jamaica's Best Restaurant', offering a delicious combination of Jamaican flavours in a historical landscape. Explore the Caribbean island to learn about the rich culture and heritage, perhaps even venture up the famous Dunn's River Falls to tick adrenaline off the list.

  • Largest award-winning spa in the Caribbean
  • 18-hole-par-72 championship golf course
  • Two miles of stunning beachfront
  • An entire village built just for children

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

Half Moon

  • Beach
  • Approx. 10 minute drive from Montego Bay's Sangster International Airport
  • Spend a day in the Blue Mountains and discover where your favourite cup of Joe comes from
  • Visit the near by awe-inspiring Dunn's River Falls
  • Third largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica has a truly unique culture
  • Take a trip to the renowned Rose Hall Great House
2413 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1814
  • Very Good 377
  • Average 119
  • Poor 66
  • Terrible 37

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Feb 18, 2019

Flawless Colonial Charm in Paradise

Rochester Hills, Michigan

My wife and I stayed for five nights in mid-February. Built originally in the 1950's, the resort has maintained its colonial charm and elegance. We've traveled extensively, staying at many top hotels, and the service at Half Moon is the best we've ever experienced. This was our second year here and each stay was wonderful. The beachfront rooms are literally beachfront - twelve steps to the sandy beach. We opted for the all inclusive plan - breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks - and the food is superb. For breakfast and lunch, you can opt for menu service or an extensive buffet and dinner is offered at three different top-notch restaurants. But as great as the rooms, food, and beach are, it's the resort employees who really make this place exceptional. The level of personal service and friendliness is unparalleled.
Feb 18, 2019

Excellent Solicitous Service, but....

Miami, Florida

It is hard to find better and more attentive overall service in the Caribbean a comparable luxury resort. The beachfront room we stayed in in the Hibiscus area was impeccable and spacious. Unfortunately there are serious flaws with a stay in this property and here are what I consider the major ones: 1. We tried all restaurants; except for breakfast, all of the food was mediocre and overpriced. twice we returned fish entries as overcooked and inedible. Waiter finally admitted it was frozen fish. Hello? No fresh fish in Montego Bay??? We tried to switch to a meal plan to try to find some value but the hotel indicated it had to be done at time of reservation and went they finally agreed, there was no savings. 2. You are essentially locked-in the property and not necessarily the fault of the Hotel. Taxi fares are set by the Union and are outrageously expensive as are tours to other attractions. 3. Mixed drinks at the hotel bars were short on the alcohol - almost at the level of a juice or fruit punch. It seems the hotel gets twice the drinks from a bottle of liquor than the norm. 4. We tried the Surf and Turf tour at the Equestrian Center (see separate review) and were dissapointed at the fact that the description at the brochure and the encouragement to take it by the hotel's concierge are seriously overstated.
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Half Moon

Facilities

Fern Tree Spa

Experience a spa like no other, embrace the slower pace of life in the tranquil tropical gardens and chose from an extensive menu of extraordinary therapies that combine both local ingredients and international brands. The award-winning spa offers a relaxation lounge, 12 treatment rooms, outdoor yoga pavilion, tea room, Fern Tree Falls and a lagoon pool. You can even choose to have a treatment in an over-water cabana to ensure you leave truly refreshed and rejuvenated after breathing in the ocean air.

Equestrian Centre

The Half Moon Equestrian Centre has been providing memorable experiences for over 28 years, their key focus is on the exceptional care given to the horses, as well as the riders who wish to share in the magical experience. There are a variety of activities to choose from, including jumping and polo lessons and pony park rides. Perhaps one of the most unique activities on offer is the empowerment session which helps you learn the body language to communicate with your horse to create mutual respect and co-operation.

Half Moon

Room Types

Ocean Room

Just mere steps away from the calm Caribbean waters, these rooms provide stunning views you can enjoy from your own private patio or balcony. The decor has been kept minimal with a contemporary vibe sprinkled throughout to ensure a truly comfortable stay, featuring either a king-size or double bed, a fully equipped bathroom and superior amenities. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Prestige Ocean Suite

Designed for comfort and luxury, the Prestige Ocean Suites radiate a stylish and charismatic ambience throughout, as well offering striking ocean views from your own spacious balcony or patio. Featuring a large living room, fully equipped bathroom and king size bed, you'll also get to enjoy use of a golf cart around the resort and access to semi-private pools. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Half Moon

Food & Drink

Sugar Mill

Enjoy fine cuisine at an award-winning restaurant located within the historic grounds of the Rose Hall Sugar Plantation, the extensive menu has a unique twist on Jamaican dishes to help tell a story about the food eaten on this Caribbean island. Be prepared to have your taste-buds awakened by the excellent combination of flavours to create an appealing food journey and perhaps finish with a glass of the 50-year-old Appleton Estate Rum. Dress Etiquette: Smart Casual, No Shorts.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast Buffet inclusions:

Served at Great House Restaurant and Il Giardinao (Room service breakfast and a la carte breakfast not included)

Full Board

Inclusions:

Breakfast: Great House Restaurant and Il Giardinao (Room service breakfast and a la carte breakfast not included)

Lunch: Great House Restaurant and Il Giardinao, Moonchies & Spice

Dinner: Great House Restaurant and Il Giardinao, Delmare, Sugar Mill & Weekly Beach BBQ

All Inclusive

Premium Plan Inclusions:

Breakfast: Great House Restaurant and Il Giardinao (Room service breakfast and a la carte breakfast not included)

Lunch: Great House Restaurant and Il Giardinao, Moonchies & Spice

Dinner: Great House Restaurant and Il Giardinao, Delmare, Sugar Mill & Weekly Beach BBQ

Beverages: All beverages at Cedar Bar, Hayward Bar, Lester Bar, Hibiscus Bar, 19th Hole Bar, Great House restaurant, Il Giardino, Sugar Mill, Weekly Beach Party at Sunrise Beach and in-room bar.

Half Moon

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Summer Promotion

Stay for a minimum of four nights and receive 20% discount for stays until December 2019.

  • Blackout dates may apply

Travelling
Monday, April 22, 2019 to Sunday, December 22, 2019
Offer ends in 9 days

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