$279 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 26, 2014

Half Moon, a RockResort

5 stars
Half Moon Post Office, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Montego Bay,
Best In Stay Elite
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
25 reviews
Amazing Vacation - We'll Be Back!!!

Our experience exceeded our expectations by far. The resort was beautiful and the staff was... See full review

  • Island Lover Tessa
  • Sep 28, 2014
GREAT PLACE TO STAY

This was our first time staying at this hotel. We booked this hotel last minute and could not ask... See full review

  • Jun Constable
  • Jul 21, 2014
Luxury hotel with views of tropical gardens and the sea

The Half Moon Hotel is a luxury establishment with stunning views overlooking the beach that has a wide range of amenities and facilities available to guests. These include; a top quality spa, a fitness center, 51 swimming pools, 13 tennis courts and four squash courts. There are other activities to take advantage of nearby, including scuba diving, horse riding, water sports and more. The six high quality but comfortable restaurants on-site will satisfy any appetite, and the attentive staff provides a high standard of service. This hotel has won four green awards for being environmentally friendly.

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Situated in 400 acres of stunning Caribbean beachside land

  • A wide range of activities on offer, including swimming pools, squash courts, tennis courts and a spa

  • Some rooms at the Half Moon Hotel have their own private swimming pool, for an added sense of luxury

Half Moon, a RockResort Rooms
Half Moon Hotel has a selection of rooms from which to choose, all with privacy, comfort and luxury, that combined, ensures a perfect stay. Both vintage and modern flavors are portrayed in the style and décor of the Half Moon Hotel, providing guests with the best of both worlds. Much of the interior design of the Half Moon Hotel has a black and white design theme and features design elements taken from the tropical Caribbean jungle. Views of the beautiful Jamaican tropical gardens and sandy beaches are seen from many of the suites and are enjoyed even more from the rooms with balconies. The 197 rooms and suites within the Half Moon Hotel offer a variety of accommodations choices. There are also 33 Royal villa luxury properties on-site that have their own private pool and staff. These have between four and seven bedrooms, so that larger parties of guests can be accommodated. The rooms offer a great deal of space for extra comfort and practicality; they also have large bathrooms. The high level of service and the outstanding accommodations facilities truly make this a luxury establishment at which to stay.
Things To Do:
  • Historic Rose Hall – a short drive away.

  • Greenwood Hall – a short drive away.

  • Historic town of Falmouth – half an hour by car.

  • Blue Diamond Shopping Center at Ironshore


Policies and fees

A standard resort fee of $30USD per room per night will be charged to bills for guests staying in rooms and suites. The fee is taxable and is payable at checkout. The fee includes: Wireless Internet service in every guest room as well as in public areas across the resort; use of the computer lounge and business centre services; in-room bottled water utilizing RockResorts' sustainable Water on the Rocks program; use of water sports equipment (single and double kayaks, paddle boats, water lilos); use of resort bicycles; nightly Happy Hour snacks at the Cedar Bar; and other services and amenities to enhance guests' stay.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

18.5217 -77.8403
Area served
Located in the Rosehall resort area which is fast becoming the Jewel of the Jamaica's North Coast. Rosehall is 7 miles east of Montego Bay City Centre.
Nearby airports
Montego Bay Airport (MBJ) is served by numerous direct flights from U.S., Canada, Europe, U.K. and the Caribbean and is 5 Miles East of Montego Bay. On arrival, you will be greeted with true Jamaican hospitality at the Half Moon Airport Lounge.
Area description
15 minute drive from Sangster's Int'l Airport (MBJ)

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Half Moon, a RockResort Rooms

Superior Room
Comfortable rooms charmingly decorated with vibrant hues and stately furnishings. King and 2 twin beds available. Croquet, putting green and sunrise beach nearby. Sleeps - Maximum 2 persons. These rooms are not handicapped accessible.
Hibiscus Suite
Spacious, magnificent beachfront suites that offer the ultimate in relaxed tropical living. Rest in four-poster king-sized beds, air-conditioned rooms with large balcony for those upstairs and large terraces for suites located on the ground floor, large bathrooms. Living and sleeping areas are furnished in a tropical Caribbean Plantation style. A number of rooms equipped for the physically challenged. Sleeps: Maximum 4 people.
Junior Suite
Spacious and comfortably elegant, complete with an inviting living area, these charming suites offer twin or king beds. Located on the beach and on the ground floor, these suites are ideal for small families or indivituals looking for a bit more room. Pools, tennis and spa nearby. Sleeps - maximum 4 persons.
Royal Suite
Ideal for romantic honeymoons or for anyone who wants a more private setting. These one-bedroom suites with king or 2 twin beds are outfitted with beautiful blend of colonial furnishing and colourful Jamaican influences. Each suite is equipped with large living room, elegantly appointed bedrooms, large bathrooms and is centrally located to many Half Moon's services and pools. Sleeps - maximum 4 persons.
2 Bedroom Hibiscus Suite
Elegantly furnished with handcrafted rattan and majestic four-poster beds. Our Two-bedroom Hibiscus Suites offer luxurious surroundings, a spacious living area, connecting bedrooms that can close for privacy along with spacious bathrooms shower and bathtub. Sleeps - maximum 6 persons

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Golf
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Jarrett Park: 6.2 mi

Dining

Pepperpot Restaurant
Located at the Oleander Terrace, this dining outlet serves only authentic Jamaican delights. Enjoy favourites such as jerk pork, chicken and sausage, curried goat, braised oxtail with broad beans, fish and bammy and much more! Open for lunch 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Dress code is casual
Prakash Indian and Thai Restaurant
In the finest Indian tradition, we bring you the treasures of Prakashs kitchen located in the Shopping Village. Sit down and savour authentic Tandoori and Indian cuisine prepared by genuine Mughlai chefs. Every measure is taken to ensure each meal will be a unique experience in gourmet dining. 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, the restaurant's menu features an eclectic mix of Middle Eastern dishes, traditional Jamaican favourites, punctuated by a bit of Indian zest and encompasses other global tastes.Open for lunch and dinner from 10:00 a.m. until late. Dress code is casual.
The Sugar Mill
Taking a cue from the diverse cultures that season the Caribbean kitchen, Sugar Mill's chefs have fused the many influences of the region to create a mlange of tastes that is truly Caribbean fusion cuisine. Recipes and methods from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas are joined together in a "melting pot" to create new exotic flavours to tempt the appetite and awaken the palate. The Sugar Mill menu offers a wide variety of selections that will satisfy the palates of even the most discerning diners. Seasonal opening Open for dinner only 6-10 pm. Reservations are required. Dress code is casual elegant; no denim, shorts, sneakers or flip flops permitted for dinner.
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 Terrace offers tasty lunches, delightful snacks and gourmet dining after sunset. Seagrape Terrace serves breakfast, lunch, dinner. Reservations are required for dinner. Dress code: Resort casual. Collared shirts and dress shorts permitted for dinner for males 12 and over No cut-off jeans, t-shirts, swim suit/trunks, beach attire, slippers/sandals and sneakers permitted for dinner.
Il Giardino
Step into the elegantly frescoed Il Giardino and be instantly transported to a wonderfully romantic restaurant on the coast of Italy. The mouth-watering menu was created by our internationally-trained chefs and offers a variety of beautifully presented authentic Italian dishes. Open for dinner only 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Reservations are required. Dress code is casual elegant; no denim, shorts, sneakers or flip flops permitted for dinner.
Beach Barbecue
Looking for a fun, casual and relaxed venue? The weekly Beach Barbecue on Sunrise Beach is a fun evening for all to enjoy. An expansive, mouth-watering buffet with grill stations, hot pots and savory Jamaican treats will tempt your appetite while engaging local performers will have you dancing barefoot in the sand. Friday 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dress code is casual

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Whether it's gala affair for a few hundred person, a casual beach barbecue or a delightful customised theme party. Half Moon's team of event coordinators and meeting planners will transform the ordinary into the extraordinary to ensure a truly successful event. Over 26,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting space featuring: T1-enabled venues / State-of-the-art audio/visual quipment / Technical support team / Rear-screen projections / Sound and lighting / High-speed Internet access / Outdoor events / Wireless Internet access / Business centre with printing services. Meeting space: Cornwall Room - 12,000 sq. ft, 1500 maximum capacity / Conference Centre - 4,600 sq. ft, 670 maximum capacity / Royal Pavilion - 4,300 sq. ft, 250 maximum capacity.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1300

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (25)

Ratings and reviews for Half Moon, a RockResort

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 25
Amenities:
4.6
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
McShopkins
Business
Baltimore, MD
Jan 23, 2013

Half Moon Heavenly

We loved our stay at the Half Moon in MoBay, Jamaica. The room was pretty although the mattress was kind of hard. The resort was beautifully laid-out, and carefully maintained. The amenities were perfect. They have everything there you could want. We loved the seaside restaurants for all of our meals and the staff made us feel welcomed and relaxed. The equestrian center was far above my expectations and I am a rider. My husband loved the tennis. The showers were a bit tricky but otherwise, we really liked our room too. This is definitely a true 5 star experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Make sure they won't have any tour groups in the main dining room before you make your reservations.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
nycraddoc
Business
new york
Aug 3, 2013

Top Hotel

Excellent hotel, no complaints. Will certainly return to Half Moon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Town is not within walking distance.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DJ CURFEW
Business
Charlotte, NC
Dec 15, 2013

Best resort in Jamaica

I've been in Jamaica and stayed at the top 6 resorts here. Half Moon definitely takes the #1 spot in my book. Other resorts are not managed well and the staff is nothing close to the quality I found at Half Moon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Half Moon, a RockResort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Jose, CA
Jul 9, 2009

Fantastic resort!

The Half Moon is an absolutely beautiful mega resort - 2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of lush grounds. When we checked in we were upgraded to a full ocean view suite just steps from the beach. The staff is incredibly friendly and the service was exceptional throughout the resort. No matter what you ask them, they always respond "No problem". The food in all of the restaurants is excellent. There are numerous on-site activities, including golf, water sports, horseback riding, bike riding, a beautiful spa, dolphin lagoon, tennis, weekly beach BBQ, etc. The fitness center needs to be updated and expanded as does the main pool, and there is not a lot of nightlife at the resort or in Montego Bay, other than than that the resort is close to perfect. My tips for fellow travelers are to avoid the town of Montego Bay, it's very seedy and you're accosted by street vendors; be forewarned that taxi's are extremely expensive, plan to pay a minimum of $50 roundtrip to go anywhere off the resort; if you are traveling with a family, check out the villas which are staffed with a cook, butler and housekeeper.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Consider paying for a meal plan. The Half Moon offers packages that include breakfast only, meals only, and all-inclusive plans that include meals and activities.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
England
Sep 21, 2009

Top of the range

A very short stay indeed- under 12 hours as a result of a delayed flight and a shame we couldn't be there a bit longer to enjoy the facilities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TriniSunshine
Business
Pembroke Pines, FL
Aug 5, 2009

Half Moon - off Season

I have been to Jamaica several times, but this was the 1st staying in a hotel. I was impressed with the hotel just based upon the pictures. But then arriving, the pictures did not do it justice! The suite that I stayed was amazing with its own balcony, view and entry to the ocean. I tried 3 of the restaurants that were available and they all had great customer service and food. I also tried the spa services. I did a facial, body scrub and massage. It was very relaxing and everyone was accommodating since I explained this was my 1st time having this type of service. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing stay with excellent customer service. This was their off-peak season and had quite a few families there. It is a location that will fit everyone. The fitness facility had better accommodations than the gym I belong to. It provided towels and the cardio machines had individual TV screens for your enjoyment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

It has many activities, shopping and dining opportunities at the location. They have shuttle service to get you from place to place. You do not have to leave the grounds to get to most of the activities.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
May 25, 2008

Oasis of luxury

My stay at Half Moon was one of the most enjoyable travel experiences. The staff was extremely accomodating and every detail for comfort was in place. All facilities were pristeen in cleanliness. I was extremely satisfied with the luxury accomodations which are so very different from typical hotel stays. Even the on-site beach was kept clean as one could see staff early in the morning raking the sand and sweeping the boardwalk. Although I was travelling alone I felt completely safe at the resort which was most important. This will definitely be a repeat destination.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Half Moon, a RockResort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hiacynth
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 12, 2007

Bea-u-ti-ful!

This resort is absolutely beautiful! The food is good, yet quite pricey...so bring enough $$$. Being in a warm tropical climate, we did see a few critters including a baby lizzard in our room. The rooms are clean and the resort staff is very friendly. Lastly, considering the fact the royalty/presidents have stayed at the Half Moon, the should be a hint that this is not a place for people on a tight budget. Again bring enough $$$ to enjoy your stay. Lastly, the duty free shops are a great place to pick up a piece of jewelry, fine watch, etc. If you are use to the nicer things in life this place is for you, just look out for the critters.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Take the free bus to the Half Moon Village for great duty free shopping.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York City
Jan 3, 2010

Great service, beautiful resort,[...]

Golf, swimming, tennis, spa

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Make reservations

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Review of Half Moon, a RockResort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Havelock
Jul 8, 2008

Full of Fun

Rooms were very large and comfortable. The ameneties at this resort are endless. Great food and view. Food is pricey! Well woth the price. Golf course, horse riding atc, etc, Enjoy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

4 dining options on site.

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