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Half Moon

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Half Moon: Beachfront Sun Terrace

Half Moon: Beachfront Sun Terrace

Half Moon: Beachfront Sun Terrace Half Moon: The Sugar Mill Half Moon: Coffee Bar Half Moon: Fitness Centre Half Moon: Imperial Suite Half Moon: Royal Suite
Half Moon: Royal Suite Half Moon: The Sugar Mill Half Moon: Sunset views Half Moon: Junior Suite Half Moon: Hibiscus Suite Half Moon: Cedar Bar


Set on Jamaica’s north coast, the colonial-style Half Moon has been welcoming distinguished guests for sixty years. All were attracted, no doubt, by its palm-fringed crescent beaches, tranquil setting and timeless elegance. Sixty years on, these remain, complemented by outstanding leisure facilities and beautiful accommodation. Quaint guest rooms are tucked behind garden alcoves in clusters of whitewashed cottages; Deluxe Suites offer unusual split-level space; beachfront one and two-bedroom Hibiscus Suites incorporate plantation-style décor and expansive patios with magnificent views,while stately four to seven-bedroom Villas include a private pool and personal staff. Wi-fi is available in all guest accommodation and in  the public areas.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:A complete resort for all the family
  • Feature:Half Moon boasts an award-winning spa and golf course
  • Rooms:197 rooms and suites, 31 Royal Villas
  • Location:Montego Bay , Jamaica
  • Nearest airport:Montego Bay Airport
Half Moon
Location and transfer

15 minutes from Montego Bay Airport by private car transfer.

Holiday Enquiry

All rooms have air-conditioning, cable television, mini-bar, in-room safe, tea and coffee-making facilities, telephone with voicemail, hairdryer and either a private balcony or patio. Twice-daily made service. The Royal Villas come complete with personal butler, housekeeper and cook.

Superior Room:+
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: Located in the Oleander, on the ground and first floors, Superior rooms are charmingly decorated with stately furnishings, King and twin beds available and a patio or balcony.
Deluxe Room:+
  • Room View: Ocean and/or garden view
  • Facilities: Scattered amongst the West Cottages, these rooms come with twin beds that can be converted to a king size bed.
Deluxe Suite:+
  • Room View: Sea view
  • Facilities: Located in the Oleander, Deluxe suites are set over two stories and ideal for families. The spacious bedroom is on the top level with the living area and kitchen (a personal cook can be arranged) and a spacious patio located on the lower level.
Junior Suite:+
  • Room View: Ocean and/or Garden views
  • Facilities: Located in the West Cottages or the Royal Court, each suite is different. Ideal for small families or those who like a bit more room, they come with an inviting living area and twin or king beds.
Royal Suite:+
  • Room View: Sea view
  • Facilities: Located in the West Cottages or the Royal Court, no two Royal Suites are the same. Some of the suites in the West Cottages have private pools, but all offer an elegantly appointed and spacious guest room, living area, over-sized bathroom and private patios or verandahs from which to enjoy the views.
Hibiscus Suite:+
  • Room View: Sea view
  • Facilities: Hibiscus Suites are housed in two storey cottages, with one suite on each floor, situated to the right of the lobby and before the Royal Court. They feature a large bedroom, living area and over-sized bathroom.
Imperial Suite:+
  • Room View: Sea view
  • Facilities: Located in the West Cottages or the Royal Court, these suites vary in size and layout and consist of expansive living rooms, grand bedrooms and breathtaking views - the largest suite is number 34, situated in Cottage 1 and featuring a 40 foot living room.
Cottage 1 and Cottage 4:+
  • Room View: Sea view
  • Facilities: These two cottages can be booked together to create a stylish group that still offers space and seclusion. Both cottages have private swimming pools and spacious patios.
Royal Villas :+
  • Room View: Ocean
  • Facilities: Contemporary in style, the Royal Villas range from four to seven bedrooms; the four bedroom villa is located at Oleander.

Embark upon a journey of culinary exploration at Half Moon. The talented team of acclaimed chefs headed by Giorgio Rusconi, take their inspiration from the plentiful abundance of locally grown fruit and vegetables, combining the heady flavours of Jamaica with an international repertoire.

If you choose to stay in and unwind, a extensive room service menu is available; prepared by the chefs with the same care and presentation as you would find in the restaurants.

Seagrape Terrace:+
  • Cuisine: International cuisine
  • Setting: Named after the the Seagrape tree that can be found on the resort. The restaurant offers an a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a buffet presentation also available for breakfast and lunch. In addition, each day the Chef offers a special four course menu for lunch and dinner.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Il Giardino:+
  • Cuisine: Italian cuisine
  • Setting: The perfect romantic setting and cuisine designed to delude you into thinking you're in Italy created form the Como-born, Italian Chef, whose dishes are based upon his northern Italian reportoire.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
The Sugar Mill:+
  • Cuisine: Quintessential Jamaican cuisine
  • Setting: Recognised as one of the best restuarants in the Caribbean, now with an exciting menu created by award-winning Chef De Cuisine Christopher Golding. Discover the touch of elegance from your fork to your lips as you relish the tenderness and distinct flavor of the Wagyu beef, perfected by a state-of the art charcoal cooking technique.
  • Dress Code: Elegantly casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Lester's Cafe:+
  • Cuisine: Gourmet café
  • Setting: Sample an amazing selection of coffees and teas from around the world, featuring certified pure roasted Jamaica Blue Mountain whilst admiring original art collection from world-renowned artist Michael Lester Leszczynski.
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Beach Facilities

Half Moon's Sunset Beach is a perfect crescent and provided the inspiration for the hotel's name.


Scuba-diving and snorkelling are available from the Watersports Centre. Guests are able to enjoy tank dives and obtain PADI accreditation.


The Children's Anancy's Village offers fun filled programmes for 3 to 12 year-olds, play areas, a wading pool and a sandpit. Meanwhile, the 5,000 square feet Hype Zone, exclusively for 13 to 20 year-olds, offers activities such as football, a pool, video games and a teen spa offering manicures, pedicures, facials and massages, while nightly entertainment such as karaoke, and movie and disco nights and sports tournaments are also organised.


Great undulating greens, demanding holes and challenging drives and breathtaking vistas, they are all part of the newly renovated, award-winning, par 72 championship course designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

Named the Best Caribbean Golf Resort by Caribbean World Magazine, the Half Moon Golf Course was renovated by Roger Rulewich, renowned golf course architect, to include newly-aligned, multiple tee complexes as well as repositioned fairway and greenside bunkers. Rulewich was mindful to maintain the course's integrity of respecting the natural flow of the land while modernizing the course to account for improvements made to golf equipment over the years.

A member of the Jack Nicklaus "Great Golf Resorts of the World," Half Moon's course has been welcoming golfers of all levels for over a quarter of a century. Half Moon is also home to the Caribbean's only David Leadbetter Golf Academy.

Health & Fitness

The Fern Tree Spa features eleven treatment rooms, a spa cottage and two over water spa cabins. Guests are guided towards wellness and relaxation through traditional treatments that combine Jamaican and ancient Indian techniques. Yoga and Pilates are available. 

In Addition

Courtesy of Half Moon's Equestrian Centre, equestrians of all levels are welcome to explore the tropical landscape of Half Moon on horseback. Professionally managed, with a stable of 28 mounts, activities at the centre include: Pony Park & Pony Rides, Jungle Jaunt, Sand Shuttle (Beach Ride) – a very popular ride that include a swim with the horses - and private lessons.

Weddings & Honeymoons

Barefoot walks on white sandy beaches, quiet conversations on a private balcony, dramatic sunsets, star-filled nights and candlelit dinners. Romance in paradise. Whether planning a dream-come-true wedding, a quiet engagement, or a romantic honeymoon, Half Moon is a breathtaking back-drop for all of your magical celebrations.

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Our dedicated Caribbean & Mexico Experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to Half Moon. Furthermore, we have 9 Travel Consultants who've personally visited Half Moon and can offer you their first-hand knowedge and experience.

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