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Half Moon Resort, Jamaica

Rosehall Main Road, Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Half Moon Resort, Jamaica

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.

Amenity highlights:

Half Moon is a 400-acre luxury resort located on Jamaica’s North Coast. In addition to spacious accommodations, Half Moon, also offers guests a wide variety of amenities and activities including the multi-award winning Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon, a Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed 18-hole golf course, Half Moon Golf Academy, Spinning® studio, 13 lit tennis courts, equestrian center, fitness center, 54 swimming pools, a teen activity center, the colorful Anancy Children’s Village, water sports, and dolphin lagoon.

What to expect:

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Location

Rosehall Main Road, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Airport:

MBJ - Sangster International Aiport

ROOMS

Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom scale
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Bathroom TV
  • Blackout drapes
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cassette player
  • CD player
  • Ceiling fan
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Direct-dial phone
  • DVD player
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - complimentary
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Makeup mirror
  • Massage - available in room
  • Meal plan
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Patio
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Remote lighting/drapery control
  • Rollaway beds
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Sofa bed
  • Television
  • Trouser press
  • Turndown service
  • VCR
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

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.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • ATM/banking
  • Audio-visual equipment

Policies

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 4.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • In-room bottled water
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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

Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. This is the All-Inclusive plan. The All-Inclusive plan includes meals, drinks, and gratuities. See the All-Inclusive plan Details section for more information.
  • 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