My wife and I just got married at Half Moon last week and it was wonderful. Tashane, our wedding coordinator, went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. She was very accomodating to our schedule and very understanding when we wanted to make some last minute changes. The ceremony went smoothly and everyone had a great time! It was a perfect beach wedding at sunset.
The staff at the reception was attentive without being intrusive. The DJ played great music and kept things lively. I'm sure we provided some entertainment for them, too. The food was wonderful! I would highly recommend the coconut shrimp and lobster cakes for appetizers. The snapper and jam asian chicken were perfect entrees.
While there, we stayed in villa 54 and Delton, Veneta, and Marlene spoiled us. We couldn't have asked for more attentive staff. Veneta provided great food and kept us asking for more. Her shrimp and jerk chicken was perfect. Delton kept us moving and took care of more details than I can count. Marlene kept the villa sparkling and clean. On the wedding night, her turn-down was stunning. The flower petals were a welcome touch, as was the bottle of champagne. Although, after the reception, the champagne was saved for the next night.
Our families thoroughly loved staying in the villa. Having the pool was great for the kids. It would have been perfect had the beach in front of the villa been usable, but we could walk to one in 5 minutes. The family thoroughly loved the dolphin encounter and equestrian center.
As our families were not present for our entire stay, we also used the hotel suites. Suite 93 was amazing. It was on the beach and had a perfect view of the ocean. That leads to one recommendation. As we were not in the villa for the entire stay, we had to "check in" separately and had to call several times to coordinate the transition from villa to suite. It seems that this should have been coordinated by the registration staff and seamless. It would not prevent us from returning or recommending Half Moon, but could have been easier to manage.
The only other change we would suggest is to improve the quality of the room service menu and food. We only used room service once and that was for dinner as we had a late arrival. The food was fair, at best. We did enjoy good food at the Sea Grape restaurant and great food and service at the Sugar Mill restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on a two-mile, crescent-shaped beach on Jamaica’s northern coast, Half Moon, A RockResort, is truly paradise found. This spectacular, 400-acre luxury resort features pristine, whitewashed cottages surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and the sparkling Caribbean Sea beyond.Expertly combining Old World charm and elegant modern touches, Half Moon offers 197 guest rooms and suites, and 33 private four- to seven-bedroom villas. Its world-class amenities include the renowned Fern Tree Spa, an 18-hole signature golf course, a Dolphin Lagoon, fitness centre, equestrian centre and more. With its spectacular seaside location, rich Caribbean heritage, warm and attentive staff and exceptional array of amenities, it’s no wonder that this iconic Jamaican destination has set the standard for luxury Caribbean resorts for more than 50 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Half Moon, a Rock Hotel Montego Bay
- Half Moon Jamaica
- Half Moon Resort Jamaica
- Half Moon Bay Jamaica