Tropical greenery, miles of sandy beach, and crystal-aquamarine waves frame Half Moon, a serene paradise in the resort-packed town of Montego Bay. The 400-acre property offers an alluring taste of Jamaica hospitality, featuring charmingly warm service, one of the most extensive water sports programs in the Caribbean, and a culinary experience that swings from authentic island barbecues to fine dining favorites. After a round at the championship golf course or a scuba diving excursion off the colorful coast, be ready to lounge with a frozen cocktail on a sea-view terrace or settle into the sanctuary of the Fern Tree Spa, known for its usage of native ingredients.
- Enjoy the view from one of the 238 uniquely designed guestrooms, suites, and villas
- Sip a 50-year-old estate rum while dining on authentic Jamaican cuisine by candlelight
- Drop off your kids at the Children’s Village for fun games and supervised activities
- Saddle up on one of the resort’s horses and go for a gallop along the beach
- Play a round of golf at the acclaimed 18-hole course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
- Lounge with a sunset cocktail at Solly’s Keep, Cedar Bar, or the swim-up bar at Hibiscus Pool
- De-stress with a coconut milk soak or a sugar-spice scrub at Fern Tree Spa
Embrace island relaxation and a Caribbean rhythm at Half Moon. With award-winning Jamaican cuisine, private villas overlooking the sea, and yoga classes in huts set above the water, this destination the ultimate in beachfront luxury.
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Each of the 238 guestrooms, suites, and residence villas is decorated in a breezy, tropical style with mahogany furniture, fresh white linens, and bright splashes of color that mirror the island’s lush greenery and bursting florals. Each of them also feature either a patio or a balcony, and views of the gardens, the pools, or the sea. Guestrooms offer an intimate experience, while suites come with extra space and a dedicated living room area. Upgrade to the Prestige Ocean Suite to enjoy a bigger balcony or terrace.
For extended breaks or an even greater level of luxury, consider one of the larger suites or a deluxe villa. The Estate Ocean Suite, for example, includes a wet bar and a powder room, with an expansive outdoor area for alfresco living. The villas are lavish and dashing, with numerous bedrooms, spacious outdoor living spaces, and private swimming pools. Moreover, your residence comes with a dedicated cook to prepare your meals, a private butler to tend to your every need, and daily housekeeping to keep your home away from home immaculate.
Book an in-room massage or order meals to be delivered to your room. The resort is also a popular spot for weddings, with experienced planners able to customize unique packages. Some of the bigger residence villas even come with their own golf cart.
Get the very best features of a luxury hotel within the comforts of a residential setting.
The cuisine at Half Moon takes you on a culinary journey through Jamaica, with dishes inspired by both the countryside and the sea. Many venues use recently caught fish and garden-fresh produce sourced directly from the island.
The Sugar Mill – With contemporary twists on Jamaican classics, meals at The Sugar Mill are a treat for the senses. Order a beloved dish, such as the seafood brochettes flamed with rum and brandade with ackee flan, and dine alfresco beneath lanterns and swaying palm trees.
Seagrape Terrace – Enjoy pan-fried shrimp cake or miso-marinated snapper under the glowing aura of candles as the sun spreads across the horizon. The outdoor dining space of Seagrape Terrace offers an enticing combination of international and Jamaican dishes, from roasted cauliflower "steak" with carrot-curry sauce and toasted pine nuts to olive oil-poached Jamaican spiced chicken breast with peppers and potatoes.
Il Giardino – Offering an intimate setting of both indoor and outdoor seating, Il Giardino bases its cuisine on recipes from the regions of Italy, using herbs grown at the on-site garden, along with seasonal vegetables from the island.
Beach BBQ – Pick up beloved Caribbean-style barbecue from this food cart on the beach, and gear up for a jovial evening of limbo dancing, crab racing, and Caribbean music.
Lester’s Café – Sip on a global selection of coffee and teas, featuring Jamaica’s own Blue Mountain roasted beans.
Solly’s Keep – Located at The Sugar Mill, this sophisticated lounge — perfect for sunsets – draws attention for its inventive tapas, traditional cocktails, and a curated menu of rums.
Private Dining – Enjoy a romantic meal at Sunset Beach Gazebo, perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea’s azure waters, or enjoy cooked-to-order fare with your feet in the sand of Sunrise Beach and the ocean as your peacefully rolling backdrop. For complete privacy, the staff is ready to set up a candlelit table on your balcony or patio.
Additional dining option include the Cedar Bar, famous for its Yellow Bird Cocktail; the swim-up bar at Hibiscus Pool, which is open all day; and the 19th Hole Bar, located near to the golf course.
To fully experience the glorious Half Moon resort, pack your days with a mix of fun, excitement, and tranquility. Start your morning with a series of sun salutations with yoga on the beach, a workout with high-tech machines under the guidance of a personal trainer, or a calorie-burning cycle session at the spin studio. Play a round of golf at the resort’s acclaimed 18-hole golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and modernized by Roger Rulewich. Take a horse-riding lesson at the Half Moon Equestrian Centre, play a game of tennis or squash, and then make your way to award-winning Fern Tree Spa for highly skilled salon services, body treatments using from-the-earth ingredients, gentle or invigorating massages, and facials with locally sourced materials. The Water Sports and Dive Centre is your one-stop-shop for activities such as scuba diving, kayaking, parasailing, sailing, snorkeling wake boarding, water skiing, windsurfing, along with glass-bottom boat rides and deep-sea fishing excursions.
If you want to venture beyond the resort, take a cab to Doctor’s Cave Beach or Walter Cave Beach, two popular and picturesque stretches of sand. Rent a canoe to explore the mangroves of Montego Bay Marine Park, where you are able to spot herons, pelicans, and waterfowl, or go snorkeling or diving in the protected coral reefs. Head to bay-front Gloucester Avenue to tour the shops or have a drink at one of the reggae bars.
Situated on the beautiful white-sand beaches of Montego Bay in northern Jamaica, Half Moon is surrounded by tremendous destinations for snorkeling and a variety of exciting water sports. Nearby is the hip strip of bay-front Gloucester Avenue as well as the colorful and fascinating Montego Bay Marine Park, Jamaica's first marine park.
Sangster International Airport is 6 mi / 9 km from the resort.