Half Moon

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Overview

On-site facilities include a golf course, an equestrian center, a spa and more
Expensive dishes at resort's restaurants
This Montego Bay, Jamaica, retreat has been welcoming guests to its 400 beachside acres for more than 50 years. Each air-conditioned guest room and suite contains a cable TV, a minibar, a balcony or patio, a coffee maker and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Most accommodations overlook the ocean, but standard rooms and select suites offer pool and garden panoramas. Outside this Preferred Legend outpost's rooms, visitors will find an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., as well as tennis and squash courts, a kids area with a playground and supervised activities, a gym and the 68,000-square-foot Fern Tree Spa. Half Moon also caters to animal lovers; travelers enjoy watching recently hatched sea turtles return to the ocean, as well as riding and swimming with horses from the on-site equestrian center. When guests get hungry from a day filled with activities, they can venture to one of Half Moon's three restaurants. The eateries serve everything from modern Jamaican fare to traditional Italian dishes to an array of international favorites. Vacationers love the property's cuisine but warn that meals are pricey. To save some coin, members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards Program can pay for rooms with reward certificates.
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Location
Rose Hall
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 228 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean
Style
Traditional, Opulent
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard

  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Frommer's

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The Half Moon has a veddy British-in-the-Caribbean vibe, from the Georgian Colonial–style buildings to the handmade mahogany reproduction Queen Anne and Chippendale furnishings in the suites. The Sugar Mill restaurant is so good it deserves its own review.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Oyster.com

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Half Moon is a four-and-a half-pearl oceanfront property with two beautiful beaches outside of Montego Bay. Its ... air-conditioned rooms are a mix of modern and traditionally-decorated units with living areas, extensive minibars, and flat-screen TVs.

AAA

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This gorgeous resort is on lovely grounds and features spacious, upscale rooms and suites. Some units offer a private pool.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2386 have reviewed the Half Moon, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2386 reviews 4.5 (based on 2386 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Half Moon's accommodations range from standard Resort Rooms to private villas. Resort Rooms feature dark wood furniture, tile floors and neutral decor with pops of tropical colors throughout. Basic amenities include private patios or balconies, cable TVs, bathrobes and slippers, minibars and coffee makers. Select suites also offer personal concierge service, welcome gifts and four-person golf carts to get around the property. Meanwhile, villas provide additional bedrooms (up to seven), private pools and private chefs, butlers and housekeepers.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Opt for Premium Package for daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
  • Some accommodations are undergoing renovations until spring 2019

Standard room size350 to 475 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on 400 acres of beachfront property along Jamaica's northern coast, Half Moon sits about 7 miles northeast of popular area attractions like Doctor's Cave Beach and the shops, restaurants and bars found in the Hip Strip and downtown Montego Bay. On the resort grounds, visitors will find a golf course, a kids village, an equestrian center, a beach and more.
  • Approximately 5 miles northeast of Sangster International Airport
  • Resort's airport lounge can assist with transfers to the property (charges apply)
  • Half Moon Shopping Village is situated within walking distance
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Half Moon features four restaurants, plus several bars and lounges. Il Giardino, the property's Italian establishment, serves classic Italian dishes in its dining room or on an outdoor terrace. For upscale Jamaican fare, the resort offers the Sugar Mill, a fine dining restaurant set within a former sugar plantation estate. And at Seagrape Terrace, travelers can savor internationally inspired cuisine while taking in stunning sea views. Juice shots and vegan sandwiches at the Ital Café round out the property's offerings. Sunrise Beach also hosts weekly themed barbecues, and private beach dinners can be arranged for a fee. Bar options include a swim-up pool bar, a golf course bar and a bar with nightly live entertainment.
  • Reservations required at all three restaurants
  • Room service available from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to midnight daily
  • Seagrape Terrace offers themed buffets and a la carte dishes
  • Premium Package includes daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
  • Multiple new bars and restaurants are planned to open in 2020

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Italian

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

Half Moon offers four pools for guests to use, including a lap pool, a kids pool at the Anancy Children's Village, an adults-only infinity pool and a family-friendly pool with a swim-up bar. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are located on most pool decks. For additional water options, travelers can visit the resort's two beaches. There, visitors will have access to free nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel gear and paddle boats. Additional activities like scuba diving excursions, parasailing, deep-sea fishing trips and banana boat rides can also be arranged for a fee.
  • Sunrise Beach hosts a weekly beach barbecue with limbo dancing, crab racing and more
  • Villas have private pools
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The resort's 68,000-square-foot Fern Tree Spa offers a variety of spa treatments, including massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps, baths and nail services. Though most spa treatments take place in one of the complex's treatment rooms, overwater bungalows and a private spa cottage are also available for select services. Steam rooms, a sauna, a lagoon pool, an outdoor yoga pavilion, locker rooms and a meditation area are located within the spa complex as well.
  • Hair and makeup services
  • Couples spa packages, wedding services, men's treatments and prenatal massages

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Families have access to a variety of kid-friendly resort amenities, including free nonmotorized water sports equipment (such as kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear), an equestrian center with pony rides and lessons, babysitting services and the Anancy Children's Village, where kids ages 3 to 6 and between 7 and 12 can enjoy activity rooms, a wading pool, a playground and supervised activities. The facility's activities calendar includes puppet shows, arts and crafts projects and storytelling.
  • Kids club programs cost $35 per child, per half-day session and $55 per child, per full-day session; multiday packages available
  • Anancy Children's Village activities led by Penn State University personnel
  • Resort seasonally releases recently hatched sea turtles into the ocean
  • All children receive a welcome kids drink upon arrival
  • Kids tennis clinics (charges apply)
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

At Half Moon, guests have access to a fitness center with free weights and cardio and weight-training equipment. For a fee, visitors can participate in one of the resort's fitness classes, which include kickboxing, body sculpting, aerobics, spinning, yoga and Pilates. Guided bike tours, personal training sessions and private fitness classes can also be arranged for an added expense. Other on-site fitness facilities include tennis and squash courts and an equestrian center.
  • Pony rides, riding lessons and horseback riding tours at equestrian center (fees apply)
  • Tennis and squash lessons and tennis clinics for adults and kids available for an extra charge
  • Complimentary water sports equipment like kayaks and paddleboards
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

Half Moon features more than 27,000 square feet of space for business affairs. For indoor functions, the property offers eight meeting spaces, including the 12,000-square-foot Cornwall Room and a large conference center with a built-in stage. While the Cornwall Room and Conference Centre are ideal for larger affairs, more intimate meetings can be hosted in the boardroom or one of the smaller rooms off of the lobby. Outdoor spaces, such as the resort's beach and shopping area, are event venue options as well. And for computing and printing needs, business travelers have access to the property's business center.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Cornwall Room can accommodate up to 1,200 people
  • Largest outdoor venue – the Royal Pavilion Lawn – can host up to 1,000 guests for receptions
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Themed dinners and team-building events can be arranged

Number of meeting rooms4

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Golf

The resort's Half Moon Golf Course, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., features 18 holes, plus a bunker practice green, a putting green, a pitching green, a clubhouse and a pro shop. Though club rentals and green fees cost extra, a shuttle to and from the pro shop is complimentary. The course's putting green is free to use.
  • Villas include direct golf course access; select suites and all villas offer loaner golf carts
  • Caddies available from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily (extra charges apply)
  • Golf package covers three nights of accommodations, unlimited golf at the on-site course, round-trip airport transfers and one tee time at nearby Cinnamon Hill Golf Course or White Witch Golf Course
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

The property offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues for weddings, including the Royal Pavilion Lawn, Sunrise Beach and the resort's villas. The resort can accommodate up to 1,000 guests at the Royal Pavilion Lawn, while smaller ceremonies with 35 guests or less can take place at the beach's gazebo. Larger beach weddings can also be accommodated. Couples looking for a view of the golf course can exchange vows at the Sugar Mill restaurant, while those in search of a pool can reserve one of the villas for their ceremony. Five wedding packages are available, one of which is designed for couples that are tying the knot without guests. Other packages offer inclusions like an officiant, bridal flowers, live entertainment, a three-course dinner and a wedding cake.
  • Special arrangements can be made for vow renewals, anniversaries and proposals
  • Largest interior space can accommodate up to 1,200 guests
  • Basic One Love package includes flowers for the bride and groom, airport transfers, a bottle of Champagne and a wedding cake
  • Bridal spa services

Maximum wedding guest capacityNone

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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