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Located in Rose Hall, Half Moon is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Three Palms Ocean Course and Half Moon Golf Course. This 398-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. It's near the airport and also near SuperClubs Ironshore Golf and Country Club and Montego Bay Convention Centre.

Dining

This resort is home to 6 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.

Rooms

Half Moon's 398 rooms are air-conditioned and provide patios, private yards, and refrigerators. TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are other standard amenities.

Property features

Half Moon features a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center.

Highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at Half Moon are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included.

Food and beverages

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • Dining and beverage availability limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment

All land activities and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Golf green fees

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Bottled wine
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

The 68,000-square-foot Fern Tree Spa at Half Moon includes complimentary women's and men's saunas and steam rooms and, for surcharges, treatments such as Jamaican Bush Bath. A couples' pavilion includes a two-person spa tub, twin tables, ceiling mirror, and cushioned lounge chairs for services such as Lovers' Fantasy (candlelight, music, champagne). Concierge services are provided. Guests have access to a private white sand beach and there is kayaking available.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby and the Hibiscus section. A games room contains video games (surcharges), with video, DVD player, and DVD rentals available. Room service is available during limited hours. Limited complimentary parking is available (during stay only). Airport and complimentary beach shuttles are available on request. There's also a doorman/doorwoman and a piano in the lobby.

  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free beach shuttle 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Total number of rooms - 398 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Poolside bar 
  • On private beach 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Children's club 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of restaurants - 6 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Free reception 
  • Garden 
  • Children's pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Miniature golf on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • DVD player 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Patio 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. This is the All-Inclusive plan. The All-Inclusive plan includes meals, drinks, and gratuities. See the All-Inclusive plan Details section for more information.

Seagrape Terrace - Restaurant with an air-conditioned dining room in the main building and expansive sea-view terrace seating at wrought-iron tables under buttonwood trees. (Tiny white lights on trunks after dark). Afternoon island music, nightly dance music. Buffet and à la carte breakfasts. Lunch choices such as soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, fish, steak, jerk chicken. Traditional afternoon tea. Dinner choices include curried lobster salad, sweet-potato crab cakes, broiled snapper with bananas and almonds, broiled beef tenderloin. Reservations required for dinner. Dress code: no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, beach sandals.

Il Giardino - Located next to Seagrape Terrace. Air-conditioned dining room with gray marble floor, sponged rose walls. Sea-view terrace seating at wrought-iron tables. Italian cuisine featuring vegetables, herbs from resort garden. Dinner only; reservations required. Choices such as tagliolini with shellfish in crayfish sauce, goat cheese-celery ravioli with walnut pesto, osso buco, rack of lamb, grilled swordfish. Dress code: no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, beach sandals. Closed Monday and Friday.

Sugar Mill Restaurant - Located in garden near golf course. Adjacent to 200-year-old working water wheel. Dining-room, veranda, and terrace seating. Dinner only; reservations required. Jamaican specialties such as curried crayfish bisque; chicken-pineapple stew with tumeric-passion fruit sauce; dasheen-crusted mahi mahi with ackee and tomato-basil confit; jerked chicken, pork, fish combination. Also, grilled steaks, fish. Dress code: no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, beach sandals.

La Baguette - Restaurant/bar in open-air sea-view pavilion. Pool table. Brick floor, rattan seating, colorful seat cushions, yellow walls. Serves Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open late morning to early evening for burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, grilled food, tropical drinks. Open in high-occupancy periods for dinner, with choices such as steaks, lobsters, fish, chicken. Closed Monday and Friday.

The Prince of Wales English Pub & Steakhouse - Located in Shopping Village. Traditional pub fare and Jamaican specialties for lunch and dinner. Meals are included in the All-Inclusive Plan but beverages are not.

Aarya - Indian and Thai cuisine. Lunch and dinner served. Reservations required for dinner. Meals are included in the All-Inclusive Plan but beverages are not.

Beach Barbecue - Complimentary cocktail reception on Monday and Friday evenings followed by Caribbean buffet at picnic tables under trees festooned with lights. Steel band. Crab races.

Lester's Bar - Lobby bar open early morning to late night.

Cedar Bar - Casual beachfront spot open mid-morning to late night.

Beach Bar - Open mid-afternoon to late evening.

Royal Pavilion - Open-air bar near dolphin-encounter lagoon. Open mid-morning to early evening.

19th Hole Bar - Golf-clubhouse bar serving cocktails, beer, Jamaican beef patties from early morning to early evening.

Hibiscus Bar - Pool bar with swim-up side open late morning to early evening.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. This is the All-Inclusive plan. The All-Inclusive plan includes meals, drinks, and gratuities. See the All-Inclusive plan Details section for more information.

The resort's Hibiscus section features a 46-m (152-ft) freeform pool with water spouts and swim-up bar; a four-lane, 25-m (27.5-yd) lap pool; and between them a 6-by-2.5m (20-by-8-ft) waterfall pool with barstools. In the Oleander Area outside La Baguette restaurant/bar is a 17-m (56-ft) irregularly shaped pool.

The resort's 2-km (1.25-mi) Caribbean Sea frontage features Sunset Beach on calm, crescent-shaped Half Moon Bay, the center of swimming and nonmotorized water sports. To the east, long, uncrowded Sunrise Beach (protected by an artificial reef) offers motorized sports, sunbathing, and encounters with two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (surcharges) in a lagoon pen.

Recreation opportunities include windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, pedal-boating, glass-bottom-boat trips, water skiing, parasailing, banana-boating, deep-sea fishing, boat cruising, scuba-diving/snorkeling excursions, and scuba-diving instruction/certification.

Complimentary recreational facilities include 13 tennis courts (four artificial grass and nine hard surface, with nine lighted), two championship croquet lawns, an 18-hole putting course, Ping Pong, pool, badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, and giant outdoor chess.

Guests can golf on an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and featuring a Georgian clubhouse; use an equestrian center offering a jumping course and beach/swim, jungle, and trail rides as well as pony rides; take guided mountain-bike tours; and play on four lighted squash courts. David Leadbetter Golf Academy offers instruction for golf, tennis, croquet, horseback riding, and windsurfing.

An enormous fitness center provides weight-training machines and free weights in one air-conditioned room and cardio equipment and aerobics classes in another. Yoga, aerobics, and pool aerobics classes are also available.

Located in a quiet, secluded area shaded by trees and bamboo, a children's center includes a two-story air-conditioned clubhouse, a fish-feeding pond, playground equipment, and a thatched playhouse. Supervisors offer complimentary sessions during the day for ages 3-6 and 7-12.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking on site 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Mountain biking on site 
  • Parasailing on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Racquetball/squash on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Miniature golf on site 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 

Spa Services

Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon, is a 68,000 square foot indoor/outdoor sanctuary. Fern Tree fuses modern spa techniques with ancient remedies using Jamaican herbs, fruits, and botanical blends. Set amidst lush gardens, each spa treatment room opens onto a private garden terrace. Couples may reserve the plantation-style massage room, equipped with a private patio and dipping pool. Families, wedding parties, and groups can enjoy the spa cottage with separate living and spa treatment areas. The spa also houses a relaxation lounge, yoga pavilion, and hydrotherapy and meditation labyrinth.

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 4.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • In-room bottled water
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

  • Half Moon
  • Half Moon Hotel
  • Half Moon Hotel Montego Bay
  • Half Moon Montego Bay
  • Moon Half
  • Half Moon Jamaica
  • Half Moon, a Rock Hotel Montego Bay
  • Half Moon Resort Jamaica
  • Half Moon Bay Jamaica

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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