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Half Moon


Set on two miles of private pristine beach, Half Moon is one of the most complete family resorts in the Caribbean with every possible amenity at your fingertips. With warm Jamaican hospitality and stunning surroundings, this a very special destination.

At a Glance

  • Kids can enjoy their own purpose built Anancy Childrens Village

  • Butler and cook can be arranged for guests staying in the Villas at Half Moon

  • Set in 400 acres of beachfront and nature reserve

  • On site equestrian center- enjoy horse riding along the beach

  • Avid golfers will enjoy the 18 hole Robert Trent Jones championship golf course and 18 hole putting course

Family, Golf, Beach, Couples

Insider's View

Children can learn all about Jamaican folklore at the Anancy children's village

Gemma Dobson

Insider's View

Hire a bicycle or a golf buggy to get around the resort - it's a great way to get about and if you head down towards the Royal Villas the beach is deserted and you can see where the horses swim!

Gemma Dobson

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Visit the on-site horse stables and mini farm if you love animals - the horses are always happy to see you and the kids love it down there!

Gemma Dobson

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Stay in a Hibiscus Suite, close to the main restaurants and also offering ocean front views

Alice Moseley

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Ride along the beach and even take the horses out into the sea - an amazing experience

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

The Villas are ideal for large groups or extended families, offering privacy and space to enjoy together. Each villa comes with a cook, butler and housekeeper to look after your every need

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Half Moon


Half Moon, which opened in 1954, is located on Jamaica's northern coast with 400 acres of stunning manicured gardens and two miles of beachfront.

The accommodation at Half Moon has been designed with comfort and privacy in mind. With an abundance of space for comfort and relaxation, they have either patios or balconies, allowing guests to enjoy the peaceful views of the gardens, pools and the gentle sea breeze. Rooms and suites are near to the sea and either a short walk or bike ride away from all the resort's facilities. For the maximum privacy, the villas offer four to seven bedrooms, and feature a private swimming pool, and your very own butler, cook and housekeeper, who all deliver impeccable service.

The facilities at Half Moon are extensive and include four bars and three restaurants serving contemporary Caribbean and Italian cuisines, including the fine-dining Sugar Mill restaurant, recognised as Jamaica's best. For the adventurous there is an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course, an equestrian center, a certified Spinning studio, 11 flood lit tennis courts and a superb range of water sports. For peace and quiet, unwind on the crescent-shaped white sand beach, enjoy a relaxing yoga or meditation session or visit the award-winning Fern Tree Spa, with 12 treatment rooms, a spa cottage and two over-water spa cabanas.

Supervised activity programs keep children and teenagers entertained all day at the fantastic Anancy Children's Village which features shaded play areas, activity rooms, a paddling pool, sand box and expansive outdoor play area.


The luxury guest rooms and suites at Half Moon are individually designed and each features a spacious patio or balcony. For the ultimate in relaxing seclusion, opt for one of Half Moon’s private villas. Ranging from four to seven bedrooms, each villa features its own private swimming pool and your very own butler, cook, and housekeeper who have all been expertly trained in the art of impeccable service.

All of Half Moon’s luxury accommodations offer WiFi, cable TV, AM/FM radio, hair dryer and magnified shaving mirrors, 110V electrical outlets, electronic safe, bathrobes and slippers, iron and ironing board, evening turndown service and a mini bar and coffee machine. 

Resort Room

Resort Rooms have garden views and are either situated on the ground floor with private patios or the first floor with a balcony. They are comfortably furnished with king-sized or twin beds (subject to availability) and come with private patios or balconies. These rooms enjoy views across the lush Half Moon gardens.

Ocean Room

These rooms with views of the Caribbean Sea are either situated on the ground floor with private patios, or the first floor with balconies.  The rooms are comfortably furnished with king-sized or double beds (subject to availability), and face the Caribbean Sea and are just steps away from the beach. Some of these rooms are interconnecting.

Prestige Ocean Room

With views of the Caribbean Sea, these rooms are situated in two-storey cottages, or on the first floor of Half Moon’s great house, and come with either an expansive furnished private patio or balcony. King or double beds, subject to availability.

Ocean Junior Suite

These suites are steps away from the beach. Classic and charming, each Ocean Junior Suite offers a relaxed living area, and a balcony or patio with lovely views of the Caribbean Sea. King beds. This suite can accommodated a maximum of 2 adults with 2 children (under 12) or 3 adults.

Estate Ocean Room

Situated in one of four charming timbered Estate Houses, these spacious rooms offer views of the Caribbean Sea and feature private outdoor living spaces.Ground-floor Estate Ocean Rooms include furnished patios while first-floor rooms come with wrap-around balconies. This room type also features the resort’s largest standard rooms. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, which come with showers or bathtubs, and double sinks. Rooms feature King-sized or double beds (subject to availability).

Duplex Suites

The two-story Duplex Suites are ideal for families. Ranging from 70 - 88m², featuring a colorful and spacious ensuite bedroom on the first floor and airy living area and bathroom on the ground floor (reconfigurable into a second bedroom if required), they also include a kitchen (a personal cook can be arranged) and large patio with ocean or garden views.

Prestige Ocean Junior Suite

This airy beachfront suite is spacious and well-appointed, featuring a living areas and expansive bathroom. They offer a patio or balcony with stunning sea views. Rooms feature King-sized or double beds (subject to availability) and accommodates a maximum of 2 adults with 2 children (under 12) or 3 adults.

Royal Suites

The 65 - 90m² Royal Suites offer an elegantly appointed and spacious bedroom with king or twin beds, separate living area, oversized bathroom, and private balcony or patio with views of the Caribbean Sea or the Half Moon gardens. Guests staying in the Royal Suites have access to a semi-private pool.

Two Bedroom Royal Suites

Two-bedroom Royal Suites offer two elegantly appointed and spacious bedrooms, separate living area, oversized bathrooms, and private balcony or patio with views of the Caribbean Sea or the Half Moon gardens.

Two Bedroom Hibiscus Junior Suite

Elegantly appointed with handcrafted rattan furnishings and grand four-poster beds, the two-bedroom, ocean view Hibiscus Junior Suites offer a inviting living area, connecting bedrooms (with king or double beds) that can be closed for privacy and spacious bathrooms with separate shower and bathtub.

Imperial Suites

The Imperial Suites are one of the most luxurious lodging options. These timeless, one-bedroom suites feature lavish Queen Anne mahogany reproductions with vibrant Caribbean touches. Large living rooms, spacious bedrooms (with king or twin beds) and breathtaking views invite guests to relax and unwind. All Imperial Suite guests receive VIP check-in, champagne upon arrival, a daily newspaper of the guest’s choice, one Half Moon robe per adult and a welcome gift. Half Moon offers Imperial Suites with both garden and ocean views. They vary enormously in size and layout, the largest being 34 in Cottage 1 which has a 40ft living room.

Five Bedroom Villa

Surrounded by fragrant gardens or located ocean side, the five-bedroom villa is tastefully decorated with vibrant Caribbean colors and Colonial-style furniture. Typically, these villas are designed with the master-bedroom suite upstairs, (overlooking the sea or garden) and the other four bedrooms on the ground level. A large living area, kitchen and private pool are also included. Maximum occupancy: 10 people.

Six Bedroom Villa

Step out of your luxurious villa and onto your own private balcony or patio. This villa is certainly large enough to share with friends or family, and the expansive living areas allow for plenty of space to relax and enjoy. Beautifully appointed with bright tropical colors and king-size beds, this is the ultimate beach escape. Maximum occupancy: 12 people.

Seven Bedroom Villa

The seven-bedroom villa is the ultimate gathering place. The largest villa, it offers two floors of luxury, welcoming guests with a grand living room and carved stairway leading to the second floor. Four bedrooms are on the second level, and the remaining three bedrooms, large kitchen and formal dining area complete the ground floor. Private pool and gardens surround. Maximum occupancy: 14-people.


Half Moon places enormous emphasis on children and they are treated like VIPs. The Anancy Children’s Village, modelled on a typical Jamaican village, has brightly colored painted buildings that are guaranteed to enliven the spirits of young visitors. Anancy the Spider and his friends form the central theme around which activities and learning programs are planned for children aged 3 to 6 and 7 to 12 years old (youngest children need to be out of nappies). The charge for a half day session is US$35 per child and US$55 per child for a full day session. Packages are also available. Please note these charges are subject to change without notice.

Families with children who are not potty trained can take advantage of their nanny service to accompany children at the Children’s Village.

Little ones will have the time of their lives during their Jamaican vacation as they create puppet shows in Tacoomah Hut, enjoy cold refreshments in Patoo’s Lookout, get creative in Artsy Kraftsy or listen to captivating stories in Tacoomah hut. There are shaded play areas, activity rooms, a paddling pool, sand box, and expansive outdoor play area with each activity professionally supervised. Babysitting services are available at an extra charge. Special menus and early seatings are available for families with young children at the Seagrape Terrace.


Half Moon offers its guests an extensive range of facilities to enjoy, including three restaurants and four bars, 2 large swimming pools, the award-winning Fern Tree Spa, a watersports and scuba diving center, state-of-the-art fitness center, certified Spinning studio, 11 floodlit tennis courts, croquet, the Anancy Children’s Village, an 18- hole par-72 championship golf course and an equestrian center.


Complimentary activities include tennis, fitness center, croquet lawn, putting green, table tennis, badminton, basketball and volleyball, sauna, Jacuzzi, jogging and cycling trails. Activities at an extra cost include spa treatments, squash courts, cycling, scuba diving, water skiing, Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, deep sea fishing, bicycle rental, golf, horseback riding and both land and sea excursions.

Location & Directions


Half Moon is located in Montego Bay on Jamaica's north coast.

When to go

Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.

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