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|Distance to city centre||9.1 km|
|Nearest airport||Montego Bay Sangster Intl|
|Distance to airport||6.9 km|
|"Outstanding staff, always friendly & helpful!."||(in 27 reviews)|
|"Stay at Half Moon resort was wonderful."||(in 5 reviews)|
|"Cost of the food and drink."||(in 14 reviews)|
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Staff very friendly and very kind. A lot to do on the property - as many activities or as few as you would like. Beaches, rooms, common areas all well-maintained and clean. Spa lovely and Ital cafe a nice addition. There are two really good restaurants in Montego Bay (not part of the resort): Mystic Indian and Mystic Thai. Those were well worth leaving the resort for.
Food was only OK - not bad, but never great. Usually just “meh.” Some rooms are MUCH better than others - many of the rooms in the Founder’s Cove section are badly in need of an upgrade. We had to switch out of our original room, it was so dank and in such poor condition. And, of course, the switch was to a more expensive room in the Eclipse section. But it was worth it. Just be aware when booking that some rooms are pretty awful. The pillows are not comfortable. They are small, foam things with no give. Beds are fine. The internet: how much can I discuss the poor quality of the internet? Probably not enough to really bring home the frustration of paying top dollar at a resort that has slow, unreliable and non-secure connection. I mean, really: it’s 2020. Come on now.
Spa hair salon offered very limited options for diverse hair, including lack of basic supplies. Stylist not properly trained or experienced in styling commonly accepted and current methods of styling hair.
Excellent service and friendliness.
Overall cleanliness, friendliness of all the staff members (right down to the garden keepers). The location of the room we were in was fantastic. The size and length of the beachfront of the Half Moon property is truly impressive.
The fact that a Service Charge was added to everything. As well as the requirement for a TIP on top of the Service Charge. While I appreciate the concept - the perpetual addition of a Service Charge and Tip meant that a cup of coffee ended up being $8-00 USD as an example.
Excessive price of all restaurants of the compound. Lunch and dinner are more expensive than in the expensive restaurants of Paris, London or NY. This is shocking.
Jamaica is known for its sandy beaches and crisp blue waters. Nowhere offers all of that and more quite like Half Moon Jamaica.
Half Moon acts as a whole separate oasis apart from the rest of society. Taking up 400 acres and two miles of beach, guests will feel like they’re on their own separate island. No two accommodations are exactly alike at Half Moon and each one offers a unique experience. The resort rooms have a private patio that overlook the beautifully manicured gardens while the ocean rooms provide a view of the breathtaking sea. The prestige ocean room are found in quaint two-story cottages and the estate ocean rooms are in grand estate houses with private patios or wrap-around balconies. These are only a few examples of the suites that are offered and guests can even choose to stay in private villas.
There will never be dull moments during a visit. Half Moon offers everything from horseback riding to scuba diving and anything in between. There is even a fitness center with personal training sessions available. There is even a children’s village for the kids to engage in supervised activities and sports. The Fern Tree Spa offers indulgent massages and skincare treatments in a natural oasis. The Spa even offers a gentlemen’s package so no one feels neglected.
Half Moon is one of the most romantic destinations in the world, making it a perfect wedding venue. With teams of wedding planners to create the perfect day, everything is sure to go off without a hitch when guests get hitched with Weddings by Half Moon.
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- Modern Hotel
- Friendly service
- Professional service
- Nice building
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Half Moon
What makes Half Moon special?
First opened in 1954, the resort is one of the most recognized and admired luxurious accommodations in all of the Caribbean. With an elegant colonial style, it has attracted some of the world’s most famous people, including John F. Kennedy, Spike Lee, David Bowie and Morgan Freeman. As recognition of its popularity and excellent service, it has been presented with numerous awards like Jamaica’s Leading Hotel and Caribbean’s Leading Golf Resort.
Where should I dine when visiting Half Moon?
A trip to the resort is never complete without feasting on contemporary Jamaican cuisine at Sugar Mill. Using locally sourced fresh ingredients, dishes such as grilled lobster tail and wagyu striploin can be ordered. Embracing the history of the site’s sugar cane plantation, which opened in the 17th century, it is an ideal destination for a memorable dinner. Reservations are required, with a semi-formal dress code including no shorts.
What exercise opportunities are there at Half Moon?
Enthusiastic trainers run kickboxing, aerobics, spin, body sculpting and core workouts. A range of yoga styles can be enjoyed including detox, restorative, Hatha and Vinyasa. There are also Pilates, meditation and Latin dance classes to help connect your mind and body. Practice your swimming stokes in the Olympic Lap Pool, or take a tennis lesson with a professional coach. Equipment is also available to play beach volleyball, squash, soccer, basketball and croquet. Guided bike and walking tours provide a chance to see the surrounding scenery.
What water sports are offered at Half Moon?
The use of paddle boats, kayaks and snorkel equipment is complimentary in the price of your reservation. You can also partake in windsurfing, parasailing, wakeboarding, banana boat rides and deep sea fishing for additional fees.
What family-friendly services does Half Moon have?
The children’s programs introduce youngsters to Jamaican culture with language lessons and traditional crafts. Sand castle building, storytelling and crab hunts are also fun. There is a cool hangout area for teenagers featuring video consoles, table tennis, foosball and a dance lounge. Take the kids to the Equestrian Center where they can see the horses in the stable and go on a pony ride. The park also houses donkeys, rabbits and goats. Drop in and see a film at one of the regular move nights or play a round of mini golf.
What activities are available at Half Moon?
The resort holds an expansive collection of Polish painter Michael Leszczynski’s works, which you can browse at any time. Staff from the resort run guided excursions to Kingston and the Blue Mountains, as well as an organic farm in the bushlands. If you are looking for some quiet time away from children, head to the adults-only saltwater pool, which has a breathtaking infinity edge.
What is the best way to get to Half Moon from the airport?
Catching a taxi from Sangster International Airport is the simplest option, with the trip taking about 15min. A car with between 1 and 4 passengers will cost roughly 4,020 JMD (approximately 30 USD). (Prices checked 25/07/19).
Where is Half Moon located?
Half Moon is located at Half Moon P.O. Box 80, 9.1 km from the centre of Montego Bay. Half Moon Tennis Camp is the closest landmark to Half Moon.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Half Moon?
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Half Moon.
Does Half Moon offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Half Moon offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Half Moon offer free parking?
No, Half Moon does not offer free parking.
Does Half Moon offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Half Moon does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Half Moon from the airport?
Half Moon is 6.9 km from Montego Bay Sangster Intl. Half Moon is 56.1 km from Negril.
Can you bring pets to Half Moon?
No, pets are not allowed at Half Moon.
Does Half Moon have a pool?
Yes, Half Moon has a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Half Moon Tennis Camp 93 m
- Three Palms Ocean Course 1.5 km
- Half Moon Golf Course 1.5 km
- SuperClubs Ironshore Golf and Country Club 2.2 km
- White Witch of Rose Hall Golf Course 3.3 km
- The Shoppes at Rose Hall 3.3 km
|Montego Bay Sangster Intl||6.9 km|