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Half Moon

Montego Bay, Jamaica

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! Warm Jamaican hospitality and stunning surroundings make this a very special destination.

At a Glance

  • Kids can enjoy their own purpose built Anancy Childrens Village

  • Half Moon have their own resident dolphins

  • Butler and Chef can be arranged for guests staying in The Royal Villas

  • 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

My 8 year old daughter and I loved our dolphin swim experience with Pepe one of the resident dolphins it was one of the highlights of our vacation!

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 down here and you can see the dolphins and further along the area where the horses swim!

Gemma Dobson

Insider's View

Visit the on property 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

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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.

Juliet Morris

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

Description

Half Moon, which opened in 1954, is located on Jamaica's northern coast amid 400 acres of stunning landscaped gardens.

The award-winning Half Moon offers a number of individually and classically designed rooms, suites and villas in handsome plantation-style buildings. For the maximum privacy villas offer four to seven bedrooms, and feature an en-suite bathroom, private swimming pool, and your very own butler, cook and housekeeper, who all deliver impeccable service.

There is a dazzling array of facilities including seven bars, six restaurants serving contemporary Caribbean and Italian cuisines and several swimming pools with lots of villas having their own private pools. For the adventurous there is an 18 hole championship golf course, an equestrian center, tennis and squash instruction and a superb range of water sports. There is even a dolphin lagoon for that unforgettable experience. For peace and quiet, unwind on the crescent-shaped white sand Sunset beach, or at the fabulous Fern Tree Spa, which has 11 treatment rooms, a spa cottage and two over water spa cabanas.

Supervised activity programs keep children and teenagers entertained all day at the fantastic purpose built Anancy Children's Village which features shaded play areas, activity rooms, a paddling pool, sand box, and expansive outdoor play area with each activity supervised by a well-trained individual.

Accommodation

Choose from 197 luxury guest rooms and suites, each room being individually designed. For the ultimate in relaxing seclusion, try one of Half Moon’s 31 private Royal Villas. Ranging from four to seven bedrooms, each villa features an en-suite bathroom, 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 are furnished with the following amenities:

  • Spacious balcony or patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerated mini-bar
  • Direct-dial telephone with data ports
  • Color cable television
  • AM/FM radio
  • Hair dryer and magnified mirror
  • 110V electrical outlets
  • In-room safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Twice-daily maid and turndown service
  • Access to the on-site fitness center and equestrian center

Superior Room

The Superior Rooms are comfortable and charmingly decorated with vibrant hues and stately furnishings. King and twin beds are available. All Superior Rooms feature garden views. Location: Oleander Courtyard on the ground or first floor.

Deluxe Room

The Deluxe Rooms, tucked behind garden alcoves in a cluster of whitewashed cottages, offer views of the sea or tropical gardens. Rooms come with twin beds that can be converted to one king-size bed. Location: scattered amongst the West Cottages.

Duplex Suites

The two-story Deluxe Suites are ideal for families. Featuring a colorful and spacious bedroom on the first floor and airy living area on the ground floor, they also include a kitchen (a personal cook can be arranged) and large patio with garden views.Location: Oleander Courtyard

Junior Suites

Spacious and comfortably elegant, the Junior Suites are ideal for small families or those looking for a bit more room. These charming suites offer an inviting living area, twin or king beds, and a balcony or patio with ocean and/or garden views.

Location: West Cottages or the Royal Court

Royal Suites

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

Location: West Cottages (Some have private pools), Royal Court, Oleander Courtyard

Two Bedroom Royal Suites

Two-bedroom Royal Suites offer an elegantly appointed and spacious bedroom, separate living area, oversized bathroom, and private balcony or patio with views of the Caribbean Sea or the Half Moon gardens. Location: West Cottages, Royal Court, Oleander Courtyard

Hibiscus Suites

The beachfront Hibiscus Suites offer magnificent views, plantation-style décor and expansive patios or balconies overlooking the sea. Spaciousness and striking furnishings are what make our Hibiscus Suites so popular. Each suite includes a large bedroom with king or double beds, living area, over-sized bathroom and wireless Internet access. Location: To the right of the lobby, the Hibiscus Suites are housed in two storey cottages.

Two Bedroom Hibiscus Suite

Elegantly appointed with handcrafted rattan furnishings and grand four-poster beds, our two-bedroom, ocean view Hibiscus 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. Location: Hibiscus Suites

Imperial Royal Suites

Imperial Suites are one of our 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, a welcome drink of 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.

Location: West Cottages, Royal Court. Those in the West Cottagers are highly individual and exceptionally stylish.

Five Bedroom Royal 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 Royal 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 Royal Villa

The seven-bedroom villa is the ultimate gathering place. Our largest villa 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.

Childcare

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 12 years old. (The youngest children need to be out of nappies). The charge for a Half Day session is US$30 per child and a Full Day session is US$50 per child. Packages are also available. The Fees are subject to change without notice.

Families with children who are not potty trained can take advantage of their Nanny service and have nannies escort children to 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 supervised by a well-trained individual. Baby sitting services are available at an extra charge. Special menus and early seatings are available for families with young children at the Seagrape Terrace.

Facilities

Facilities at Half Moon include six restaurants, seven bars, three swimming pools, three Jacuzzis, Fern Tree Spa, Watersports & Scuba dive center, dolphin lagoon, gym, spinning studio, 13 tennis courts, four squash courts, bicycles, croquet, Anancy Children’s Village, basket and volley ball courts, 18- hole Robert Trent Jones championship golf course, 18-hole putting green and an equestrian center.

Activities

Complimentary activities include tennis, fitness center, croquet lawn, putting green, table tennis, badminton, basket & volley ball, 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 rent, golf, dolphin experience, horseback riding and land and sea excursions.

Location & Directions

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Half Moon is nestled on a two-mile, crescent-shaped beach, to the east of Montego Bay on the North Coast of Jamaica.

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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