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“Giant Resort, Great Service, Go ALL INCLUSIVE”
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Half Moon
Ranked #2 of 61 Hotels in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Giant Resort, Great Service, Go ALL INCLUSIVE”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

This place is huge. Villas right on the sand. Opt for the upgrade of the beach front villa, you wont be disappointed.

One thing i wish i did, was get the all inclusive package. its well worth it here. the resort is huge, and have multiple restuarants that are very nice to dine at. you will get your moneys worth.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the beachfront Villa. its worth it. AL
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

The lovely comments shared on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at Half Moon, A RockResort are highly appreciated.

It was a pleasure serving you; we are happy your expectations were exceeded. We look forward to welcoming you to your home-away- from-home soon.

Best regards,

The Half Moon Team
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I recently returned from a family members' destination wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the main reason was the excellent service and amenities that the Half Moon Resort provides. Everyone is friendly and waves as you pass (2 golf carts were included with our villa) and the view of the ocean along the trail is AMAZING. I'd read the reviews of other travelers and I agree with all those who are commending this location. Although the style of the Royal Villas isn't contemporary, I truly enjoyed the comfy seating and bedding. The accomodations are spacious, and the beach is awesome! The private pool was cleaned every morning and the two girls who accompanied us (ages, 7 and 10) swam for hours each day. The cook outdid herself. All of our food was made fresh and at our requested mealtimes. Every morning coffee was perked and ready .. I felt truly spoiled. Mr. Cecil, Ms. Janice, and Ms. Joy.. THANK YOU!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank TellMeWhen2Go
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Dear Valued Guests,

It is always a pleasure receiving feedback from our valued clients, thank you for taking the time to write such lovely note about your stay at Half Moon, A RockResort. We are happy you had a pleasant Royal Villa experience.

The Royal Villas setting generally receive raving reviews - the team’s goal is always to create an experience of a lifetime for you our valued guests and we are pleased that Cecil, Janice and Joy did just that.

Thank you for choosing Half Moon – we do look forward to the opportunity of serving you again – soon.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team
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Charleston, WV
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

As you can tell by my TripAdvisor name, Halfmooner, Half Moon Resort is my favorite vacation destination. I had the privilege of making my 15th visit to the resort this past week. Unfortunately, I had not been here for 2 1/2 years, but was most anxious to get back "home." The experience was everything I remembered and more.
The friendliness and attentiveness of the well-trained and wonderful staff is the most important feature of Half Moon. There are countless employees working hard to deliver a superior guest experience, and all are friendly and eager to greet their guests with a smile and a "hello" or "welcome home" for those who recognize a returning guest.
Accommodations at Half Moon are superb, unique, and incredibly comfortable. I had the privilege of staying in an Imperial Suite within the West Cottages and LOVED my suite. All rooms at Half Moon are well-maintained, immaculately clean, and very comfortable. This is a large property, and it takes many, many dedicated employees and excellent management to keep it working perfectly. The restaurants are lovely and, once again, the service really enhances the dining experience. The spa experience is first-class, as well. I'd spend all of my vacation time at Half Moon if I could. It's a fabulous, elegant, first-class resort, and I recommend it highly to anyone looking for a unique Caribbean property which reflects a commitment to excellence and old-world charm and luxury with all the modern conveniences.

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful. I suggest "splurging" for a nice suite. You will find it well w...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Dear Valued Guest,

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share the lovely comments regarding your stay at Half Moon, A RockResort. It was a pleasure serving you as our treasured guests; and receiving your feedback on our resort facility and service.

Again. thank you for visiting your Half Moon family and taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are happy your experience was all you anticipated; as always, we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you “home” very soon.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team
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Armonk, NY
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

I just returned from a family vacation at Half Moon. This resort was recommended to us by a friend and it was everything that it lived up to be.

We had 4 adults and 3 children (7,10,11) with us so we decided to stay in a Royal Villa. It was absolutly beautiful!! Great accomodations, steps away from the beach (Villa 86), and the service at the Villa was top notch. Alwayne was our butler and he was excellent! He took care of all our needs - stocking the kitched before we got there, reservations, activities, menus. He made the week stress free. He treated my kids well and that goes a long way for a father. Lezetia was our house cook. She cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner for us most days. Her cooking was incredible, mixing a local taste with some familar dished (pasta, chicken, steak, fish). The meats and fish were fresh, and every meal was cooked to order. After 2 days, she figured out what we liked and we didn't even have to ask "whats for dinner"? We'd welcome the surprise and were so delighted. Karen was our villa attendent, and she kept everything spotless. Our laundry was cleaned and sorted everyday to perfection, and the cleanliness of our villas was A+. LJ our pool attendent was awsome. Besides cleaning our pool daily, he brought the kids pails, shovels, balls, floats.... a very nice touch. I recommend that you call ahead and request Alwayne, Lezetia, Karen and LJ. I can say with 100% confidence, that our trip was so much better because of them. Service can make or break a trip, and they made it happen. Andrea, the Royal Villas manager, stopped by numerous times to check in on us. It was nice to see her take the time, to introduce herself, and open her services to us if needed.

Activities for the kids were great - swimming with the dolphins and horseback riding on the beach. Spa and gym had pleanty of services/equiptment and they were clean! Resturants we very nice, but having Lezetia cook all of our meals made it an easy decision to say "home" and eat.

I will be booking another family trip back to Half Moon, and I am recomending it to all of my friends and colleagues.

Room Tip: If you want a Royal Villa right on the beach, ask for Villas 83,84,85,86.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Jonathan C
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, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely note about your recent stay at Half Moon, A RockResort; we are happy you had a `Royal’ experience. We generally receive complimentary reviews on the Royal Villas accommodation - which creates `a home away from home’ atmosphere, much to the pleasure of our valued guests like yourselves.

We thank you for the beautiful comments about our dedicated team whose aim is always to create an experience of a lifetime for our most discerning clients. Your compliments will certainly be shared with Alwayne, Lezetia and Karen.

Again, thank you for selecting Half Moon and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back `home’ soon.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

We have traveled the Carib a lot for both work and vacation. This resort was wonderful for the occasion of the wedding to which we were invited. A great place for friends and family to have their own villas, and therefore space , but get together with the guests at the events planned,

I will tell you if you visit this hotel to ask for Ferdinand and Beverly and Pamela- they work together as staff in the villa we had - and made all of the difference.
I asked them to make a traditional Sunday meal for us, and the meal was so far superior to anything we ate the entire week. It is a must do.

Enjoyed the gym and the spa
ALL OF THE STAFF WAS EXTRAORDINARY -
the only lacking for me was a nice sandy beach.
But if you want to get away and have a villa or share one with 3-4 couples
this was the best

Room Tip: Villas are the best value and the staff was extraordinary
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank RKimJordan
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, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

We are delighted to receive such beautiful comments regarding your recent stay at Half Moon, A RockResort.

Happy you enjoyed your Royal Villa experience and the personal attention from the team -Ferdinand, Beverly and Pamela. Their ultimate goal is to create an experience of a lifetime for you our valued guests.

Thank you for choosing Half Moon; we look forward to welcoming you back home in the near future

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team
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Alanta, GA
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We rented a six bedroom villa right on the beach. The accommodations were excellent and the clear water of the Carribean added to the quiet, peacefull surroundings. The location was superb, but the staff made our week the perfect vacation. Special thanks to Ferdinand (butler), Evrite (cook), and Jennifer (room attendant). All three went out of their way to make sure that all of our needs were met and exceeded. Can't pick a better location or staff!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Paul M
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, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Dear Valued Guests,

We appreciate you taking the time to share your recent Half Moon, A RockResort stay on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted you enjoyed your Roual Villa experience; many thanks for the lovely comments towards the team - we will certainly share it with them, particularly the team members mentioned – Ferdinand, Evrite and Jennifer.

Again, thank you for selecting Half Moon and for sharing your experience. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back `home’ soon.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

The villa itself was lovely but the real treat was the staff: Ferdinand, the butler, Evrite, the cook, and Jennifer, the room attendant. They were wonderful, friendly, and met our every need. I don't live a life that includes "staff" but they were present without being obtrusive.

This was my first time at the resort, although I have been to Jamaica many times and family members had stayed at the resort several times. I was quite impressed with the amenities, the service, and the villa.

Room Tip: The royal villa was well worth the price and we were steps from the water, although not the "be...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank BeChee
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, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Dear Valued Guests,

The lovely comments about your stay at Half Moon, A RockResort is appreciated; we are happy you had a `Royal’ experience.

We thank you for your beautiful comments regarding the team and will share it with them particularly the team members mentioned – Ferdinand, Evrite and Jennifer. The team’s ultimate goal is always to create an experience of a lifetime for you our valued guests.

Again, thank you for selecting Half Moon and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back `home’ soon.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team
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Property: Half Moon
Address: Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Montego Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Montego Bay
#6 Romantic Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Half Moon 5*
Number of rooms: 388
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A destination in itself, set on 400 acres of manicured grounds with two miles of beachfront. We have 197 individually-appointed rooms and suites and 31 villas, most of which have views of the Caribbean Sea. All of our guests can enjoy the extensive facilities of this destination, which include the largest award-winning spa oasis in Jamaica, an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course, our own equestrian centre with 28 horses and the Sugar Mill, awarded as Jamaica's best restaurant. As a discerning traveller, you will enjoy the luxury of space and tranquility we have to offer. Imagine your first morning taking in the panoramic view of the horizon, and watching the sunrise having just concluded yoga meditation in our overwater bungalow. Then, cycle to the Seagrape Terrace for breakfast before beginning a day of whatever you want. Whether you choose to lounge on the beach, play a round tennis or golf, visit a local art gallery, or go horse riding along the beach, your days at Half Moon are yours to spend in any way you wish. ... more   less 
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