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Half Moon

Rosehall Main Road, Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Half Moon

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

Since 1954 when it opened as a cluster of cottages, the resort has welcomed luminaries, celebrities, Royalty, as well as not-so-famous couples and families from around the world seeking relaxation in a plantation-style resort redolent with Jamaica's English-colonial past.

Hotel Overview

Near Montego Bay
Situated on 400 spectacular acres with 2 miles of private white-sand beach, Half Moon is a full-service lifestyle resort offering the ideal spot for an unforgettable island getaway.
Suites, villas
Accommodations range from 197 rooms and suites and 31 four-, five-, six- and seven bedroom villas with private pools, housekeeper, cook, and butler.
Shuttle transportation
A shuttle whisks guests to beaches, swimming pools, health spa, golf course, and children's center.

Property Location
When you stay at Half Moon in Montego Bay, you'll be in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Rose Hall Great House and Montego Bay Convention Centre. This 5-star resort is 5.6 mi (9 km) from Hip Strip and 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from Montego Bay Cruise Ship Terminal.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 180 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. When the sun is out, a round of golf or a day at the private beach are two great options for taking advantage of the fine weather. Additional amenities at this Colonial resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride to the beach or shopping on the complimentary shuttle.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort's 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/cafe. Relax with a refreshing drink at the beach bar, the poolside bar, or one of 4 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 800 AM to 1000 AM.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

Location

Rosehall Main Road, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Airport:

MBJ - Sangster International Aiport

ROOMS

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Patio
  • Sofa bed
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • DVD player
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room massage available
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Cable TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
  • Number of bathrooms -

DETAILS

Property Amenities

Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. All-Inclusive plans include meals, drinks, gratuities, and the majority of resort-offered amenities and activities. Room-Only (No Meals) plans do NOT include meals, drinks, gratuities, and certain resort-offered amenities etc.

Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon, is a 68,000 square foot indoor/outdoor sanctuary. Fern Tree fuses modern spa techniques with ancient remedies using Jamaican herbs, fruits, and botanical blends. Set amidst lush gardens, each spa treatment room opens onto a private garden terrace. Couples may reserve the plantation-style massage room, equipped with a private patio and dipping pool. Families, wedding parties, and groups can enjoy the spa cottage with separate living and spa treatment areas. The spa also houses a relaxation lounge, yoga pavilion, and hydrotherapy and meditation labyrinth.

The resort's Hibiscus section features a 46-m (152-ft) free form pool with water spouts and swim-up bar; a four-lane, 25-m (27.5-yd) lap pool; and between them a 6-by-2.5m (20-by-8-ft) waterfall pool with bar stools. In the Oleander Area is a 17-m (56-ft) irregularly shaped pool.

An enormous fitness center provides weight-training machines and free weights in one air-conditioned room and cardio equipment and aerobics classes in another. Yoga, aerobics, and pool aerobics classes are also available.

Located in a quiet, secluded area shaded by trees and bamboo, a children's center includes a two-story air-conditioned clubhouse, a fish-feeding pond, playground equipment, and a thatched playhouse. Supervisors offer complimentary sessions during the day for ages 3-6 and 7-12.

The resort's 2-km (1.25-mi) Caribbean Sea frontage features Sunset Beach on calm, crescent-shaped Half Moon Bay, the center of swimming and non-motorized water sports. To the east, long, uncrowded Sunrise Beach (protected by an artificial reef) offers sunbathing, and encounters with two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (surcharges) in a lagoon pen.

A business center offers high-speed Internet access (surcharges), with wireless access (surcharge) available in the lobby and the Hibiscus section. A games room contains video games (surcharges), with video, DVD player, and DVD rentals available. Ground transportation:
Shuttle vans and private cars of varying prices are available. They can be reserved during the process of booking a reservation for this hotel, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.

  • Fitness facilities
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Total number of rooms -
  • Number of floors -
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Conference space
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Garden
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Health club
  • Children's pool
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Spa services on site
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Picnic area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • On private beach
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Year Built
  • Number of restaurants -
  • Golf course on site
  • Number of outdoor pools -
  • Number of spa tubs -
  • Free shopping center shuttle
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Beach bar
  • Free self parking
  • Number of bars/lounges -
  • Luggage storage
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Terrace
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Number of floors: 2

Number of rooms: Number of Rooms/Suites: 47 rooms / 174 suites / 32 villas

Dining

Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. The All-Inclusive plan includes meals, beverages, and gratuities at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars. The Room-Only (No Meals) plan does NOT include meals, beverages, or gratuities (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Plan Details section for more information).
Seagrape Terrace
Named after the prickly Seagrape tree found throughout the Resort, the Seagrape Terrace is shaded by fragrant Almond trees and overlooks Sunset Beach. Beckoning guests throughout the day, the Seagrape offers tasty lunches, traditional afternoon tea, delightful snacks and gourmet dining after sunset. Serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Reservations required for dinner, Dress code: Elegantly Casual, Seats 400
Il Giardino
Step into the elegantly frescoed Il Giardino and you are instantly transported to a wonderfully romantic restaurant, somewhere on the coast of Italy. The mouth-watering menu was created by internationally-trained chefs and offers a variety of beautifully presented authentic Italian dishes. Dinner only : 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Reservations required. Dress code: Elegantly Casual. Seats 60.
Sugar Mill Restaurant
Tiny twinkling lights softly illuminate the original stone terrace and entryway that welcomes guests to the enchanting Sugar Mill restaurant. Dine al fresco and enjoy a magical evening of gourmet contemporary Jamaican cuisine, live music and romance. The Sugar Mill is open for dinner only and is available for private parties and receptions. Reservations required. Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Dress code: Elegantly Casual, Seats 140.
Prakash Indian and Thai Restaurant
Located in the Shopping Village and operated independently of Half Moon, Prakash offers Thai and Indian cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations required for dinner.
Robbie's Kitchen
Robbie's Kitchen serves International Cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Located in the Shopping Village and operated independently of Half Moon, it is open for lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. until late. Dress code is casual.
Beach Barbecue
Hugely popular and an evening of fun, the weekly Beach Barbecue is held on Sunrise Beach. A generous buffet with grill stations, hot pots and savory treats quickly whet the appetite and the evening local performers will soon have you dancing in the sand. BBQ takes place each Friday from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m and during the winter season, on Monday as well
Lester's Bar
Located just off the main lobby and named in honour of renowned Polish artist Michael Lester, Lester's Bar is home to our finest pianists, making it an ideal spot for a cozy rendezvous. Open early morning to late night.
Beach Bar
Casual beachfront spot open mid-morning to late night.
Royal Pavilion
Open-air bar near dolphin-encounter lagoon. Open mid-morning to early evening.
19th Hole Bar
After a round of golf, the 19th Hole is the perfect spot to relax, go over the day's shots and enjoy a light Jamaican snack and a cold drink. Open early morning to early evening.
Hibiscus Bar
A delicious thirst quencher is just a swim away. Hop on a stool without leaving the cooling waters of the Hibiscus Pool. Open late morning to early evening.
Cedar Bar
Just steps from the crystal sands of Sunset Beach, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail.
Oleander Bar
Just steps from the crystal sands of Sunset Beach, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail.
Pepperpot
The Jamaican-influenced Pepperpot, located poolside at the Oleander Terrace, is seasonal.

Recreation

The resort's Hibiscus section features a 46-m (152-ft) freeform pool with water spouts and swim-up bar; a four-lane, 25-m (27.5-yd) lap pool; and between them a 6-by-2.5m (20-by-8-ft) waterfall pool with barstools.

The resort's 2-km (1.25-mi) Caribbean Sea frontage features Sunset Beach on calm, crescent-shaped Half Moon Bay, the center of swimming and nonmotorized water sports. To the east, long, uncrowded Sunrise Beach (protected by an artificial reef) offers motorized sports, and sunbathing.

Recreation opportunities include windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, pedal-boating, glass-bottom-boat trips, banana-boating, deep-sea fishing, boat cruising, scuba-diving/snorkeling excursions, and scuba-diving instruction/certification.

Complimentary recreational facilities include 2 championship croquet lawns, an 18-hole putting course, ping pong, pool, badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, and giant outdoor chess.

Guests can golf on an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and featuring a Georgian clubhouse; use an equestrian center offering a jumping course and beach/swim, jungle, and trail rides as well as pony rides; take guided mountain-bike tours; and play on 4 lighted squash courts. David Leadbetter Golf Academy offers instruction for golf, croquet, horseback riding, and windsurfing.

An enormous fitness center provides weight-training machines and free weights in 1 air-conditioned room and cardio equipment and aerobics classes in another. Yoga, aerobics, and pool aerobics classes are also available.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bird watching
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pilates classes/instruction
  • Playground
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Rafting
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Running track/path
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction