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Half Moon

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a 6 day stay at the spectacular Half Moon. We enjoyed every bit of it. Food was great, hospitality outstanding, activities were exceptional including dolphin swim and the horse facilities and experience are top notch. It was hard to leave.

Hotel has excellent service and Staff are on top of all your wants Beach is beautiful different pools around hotel golf horseback riding much to do Restaurants all good and not rushed in any way. Rooms are little tired and need upgrade but are spacious We had a suite facing beach which made the experience first class. Vibe is classy and understated Spa is the best I have ever been too. Staff pampers a d excellent services

Half moon is a lovely place to stay with beautiful grounds and rooms.

Great location and views. if you are wanting to relay this is the place. The strive to take care of you and halp you enjoy your stay. Great Surf, horseback rides, Golf, and entertainment facilities througout complex.

As ever, the amenities, service, restaurants, bars and beaches were exceptional

Our experience exceeded our expectations by far. The resort was beautiful and the staff was friendly, vibrant, and efficient. Everyone was extremely helpful and gave us many suggestions to help complete our vacation and create the most authentic Jamaican experience possible. We are planning our next trip to Jamaica and will definitely be staying at the Half Moon Resort.

This was our first time staying at this hotel. We booked this hotel last minute and could not ask for anything better! Cant wait to go back

close to airport but super secluded expansive property. Definitely will be back

The resort is magnificent! The staff is wonderful. The views the food. If recommended highly and will be back.

Beautiful location, great staff, great restaurants. As idyllic as the photos suggest

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.

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

Half Moon is an excellent property with several large beaches and many private ones. Tons of amenities from bicycles to shuffleboard. Very large property. Sometimes the staff can get a little busy and forget about you. Small properties can pick and choose the perfect employees. I think when you run a very large property such as Half Moon you get a few good ones and a few not so good. Everyone was friendly overall and I would definately stay here again. Food is insanely expensive

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.

The Half Moon is a unique and beautiful resort. Rather than one large hotel building, the rooms are spread out along the beach in cottages or villas. Many guests have most of their meals at the main outdoor restaurant so you get to know some of the other guests. A number of families have been back to the Half Moon annually for years. This was our first stay at the Half Moon. While it was beautiful and the staff was very nice, the food was subpar at best. For New York City prices, you received “Island time” service. We tried all of the resort’s restaurants and every one of our dinners took over an hour for the food to arrive. At lunch for example, a $17 tuna sandwich with potato chips took at least 45 minutes. The other problem was water. It was impossible to get your waiter to bring you water frequently while dining and the hotel offered no filtered water around the pool or beach. For such an expensive resort, they seemed almost stingy about things such as water. Another example is towels. There was always a shortage of towels at the beach and pool so you often had to wait for them. This is not the kind of service I expect from such an expensive hotel. However, they certainly know how to provide activities! There are lots of tennis courts and a great staff to take lessons from! There is shuffleboard, bocce, croquet, beach volleyball and basketball. There is a nice fitness center with spin classes. They also offer (for $150+ per person) “swimming with the dolphins.” There are free water activities like kayaking and paddle boating and for a fee, boat rentals, boating excursions, and tubing and water skiing. Most people use the complimentary beach cruiser bikes, which is a lot of fun! It is also practical since it is a 400-acre resort! There is a beautiful golf course (so I heard, we didn’t golf) and squash courts. I was with my three adult children so I can’t speak from experience, but it looks like they offer a ton of activities for young children through adolescents.

Half Moon is a lovely hotel/resort. My husband and I just got back from a quick 3 day trip to get some sunshine and it was the perfect spot. 10 minutes from the airport in Montego Bay, a phenomenal staff that goes out of their way to accommodate, and beautiful beaches to relax and enjoy. I would recommend requesting a room in one of the beachfront cottages which we did not do when booking initially. We were scheduled at the Oleander cottages which were a bit away from the beach. Luckily the front desk switched us upon checking in and we wound up right on the beach. Also - the resort is HUGE with tons of tennis courts, a golf course and much more. I guess this is why it is so expensive. My husband and I were only going for the beach so didnt use any of the amenities. The food was decent but again, meals are extremely expensive. Expect to spend $80-$100 on breakfast and lunches. And $200 plus on dinners. Maybe a meal plan would have been the smarter route. But all in all, a great escape from the cold and noise of NYC! I'd recommend it to anyone.

the staff at the half moon are exceptional.they go out of their way to make your stay feel like home.they are some of the friendliest people ive ever encountered great resort to visit

The hotel was very welcoming when we arrived! They even upgraded our room since it was our honeymoon. They greated us with jamaican rum while we waited for a new room assignment. The bellhop gave us a tour of the grounds and some insite history on when celebrity stay as guest in the resort. The only thing missing was it was so quiet. It is more for a quiet laid back experience. The food is pricey if it is not all-inclusive. We bought our own drinks with us since our stay could not include all-inclusive. The room (junior suite) was nice that we were upgraded to. We stayed at Sandals Ocho Rios before coming here and I like Sandals better due to the vibe of the sandals. I would not recommend the hotel for those looking to have fun, but more for those who want a quiet vacation.

Golf, swimming, tennis, spa

Wonderful.

Rosehall Main Road Montego Bay Saint James

Hotel highlights

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

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 228-room, 5-star resort has 3 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a golf course. 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. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Half Moon's 228 rooms are air-conditioned and provide patios, refrigerators, and minibars. TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.


Property features

Half Moon features a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 20.00 per person roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include 3 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a fitness center.

Room options

Deluxe Room, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Hibiscus Junior suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite (Imperial)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Half Moon

Everyone (2) Couples (8) Business (2) Family (9) Other (4) Friends (5)
5

amazing vacation - half moon is lovely

Everyone

We had a 6 day stay at the spectacular Half Moon. We enjoyed every bit of it. Food was great, hospitality outstanding, activities were exceptional including dolphin swim and the horse facilities and experience are top notch. It was hard to leave.

By , from Philadelphia on Apr 15, 2017

5

the hotel was relaxing peaceful yet there was much

Everyone

Hotel has excellent service and Staff are on top of all your wants Beach is beautiful different pools around hotel golf horseback riding much to do Restaurants all good and not rushed in any way. Rooms are little tired and need upgrade but are spacious We had a suite facing beach which made the experience first class. Vibe is classy and understated Spa is the best I have ever been too. Staff pampers a d excellent services

By , from new york on Feb 27, 2016

5

moon

Families

Half moon is a lovely place to stay with beautiful grounds and rooms.

By on Jun 25, 2015

5

half moon bay

Singles

Great location and views. if you are wanting to relay this is the place. The strive to take care of you and halp you enjoy your stay. Great Surf, horseback rides, Golf, and entertainment facilities througout complex.

By on Apr 10, 2015

5

another wonderful stay

Families

As ever, the amenities, service, restaurants, bars and beaches were exceptional

By on Dec 23, 2014

5

amazing vacation - we'll be back!!!

Families

Our experience exceeded our expectations by far. The resort was beautiful and the staff was friendly, vibrant, and efficient. Everyone was extremely helpful and gave us many suggestions to help complete our vacation and create the most authentic Jamaican experience possible. We are planning our next trip to Jamaica and will definitely be staying at the Half Moon Resort.

By on Sep 28, 2014

5

great place to stay

GetawayWithFriends

This was our first time staying at this hotel. We booked this hotel last minute and could not ask for anything better! Cant wait to go back

By on Jul 21, 2014

5

great hotel, staff and amenities

Couples

close to airport but super secluded expansive property. Definitely will be back

By on Jul 10, 2014

5

a magnificent place

Families

The resort is magnificent! The staff is wonderful. The views the food. If recommended highly and will be back.

By on Jul 8, 2014

5

amazing trip

Families

Beautiful location, great staff, great restaurants. As idyllic as the photos suggest

By on Jan 1, 2014