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Half Moon
Ranked #2 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 27, 2012

always wanted to visit this resort and it lived up to my expectations..the history of half moon makes you feel as if you are a celebrity as so many have stayed here. the staff made you feel like a star catering to your every wish. my daughters loved the luxury of the accomodations and the swim up bar. my grandson adored the kayak, the snorkeling, the pool, the paddleboats and the banana spilts we loved every minute of it and would love to return. we even got to swim with the dolphins, a dream come true.. ,in season there are so many activities for kids of all ages. we experienced a nanny one day and she was fabulous.

Room Tip: the cottages at the far end of the property require alot of walking unless you use the carts, which...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank JOAN E
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear Valued Guest,

The lovely comments regarding your stay at Half Moon, A RockResort are highly appreciated; it was a pleasure to have you as our guests. We are happy your experience was all you anticipated, including your accommodation and the various activities – the Dolphin swim is a favourite among the many activities our guests enjoy. We thank you for your comments regarding our staff whose goal is always to create an experience of a lifetime for you our valued guests.

Thank you for sharing your Half Moon experience on TripAdvisor. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you to your ‘home away from home’ soon.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Our stay in Villa 91 was an amazing experience, Almanda Villa was beautiful and spacious. Our stay was made most comfortable by the wonderful people who pampered us daily. Jason our butler catered to our every need, exceeding every expectation. Ruby's incredible food preparation and presentation astounded us each morning and coming home in the evening Valerie made certain that our living abode was keep pristine and immaculate.

Five couples shared a private villa with a stunning terrace and a beautiful pool overlooking gorgeous gardens, palm trees, flowering hibiscus and perfectly manicured hedges. The old world elegance combined with all modern amenities made for a perfect vacation.

We would highly recommend Half Moon Resort and in particular Villa 91 and most specifically;

Jason - our incredible Butler who anticipated our every needs and ensured we were totally content.

Ruby - who fed us like royalty and provided the most amazing authentic Jamaican breakfast on our last day. Sadly we should have had it on our first day so we could have requested our favorite dishes every morning. Bacon and eggs will never cut it again!!

Valerie - not only kept the villa spotless and our rooms perfectly tidy but surprised us by ensuring our clothes were laundered and folded in spite of our untidy ways.

How we wish we could take them home with us forever!!!! We were totally spoiled and we will remember our time with them with appreciation and affection for years to come. Let's hope we can come back to Villa 91 soon.

Fiona, Mike, Lisa, Sean, Tina, Bill, Michael, Rose, Jackie and Gabe - till we meet again.

Room Tip: The Villa's are fantastic for a group. In particular Villa 91!
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank jackie-gabe
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 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 delight of our valued guests like yourselves.

We thank you for the beautiful comments towards 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 Jason, Ruby and Valerie.

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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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Yes, a stunning location, yes beautiful facilities, but what makes this hotel truly exceptional are the superb staff who run it.
Polite, efficient and most importantly always cheerful the staff at the Half Moon have made my holiday break here an absolute delight.
Thank you

Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
2  Thank GuildfordChris
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Dear Valued Guest,

The lovely comments regarding your recent experience at Half Moon, A RockResort are highly appreciated. It was certainly a pleasure serving you; we are happy your experience was all you anticipated.

We thank you for the beautiful comments regarding our dedicated team whose goal is always to create an experience of a lifetime for you our valued guests.

Again, thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor; it was a privilege serving you; we look forward to another opportunity of welcoming you to your “home away from home”.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Get up early and walk the gorgeous property. From Sunset Beach to Sunrise Beach, the lush tropical grounds and even a cove with dolphins. Everything is so natural - no contrived "Disney" type man made beauty! Our one bedroom suite was immaculate and well appointed with a large patio overlooking the beach
The staff were amazing. Friendly and professional but not over familiar as is sometimes the case in Caribbean hotels.

Room Tip: Overlooking the sea is a must
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank seeker21
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Dear Valued Guests,

It is always a pleasure receiving feedback from our valued clients; we thank you for taking the time to share such lovely note about your recent stay at Half Moon, A RockResort.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guests.

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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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We have been to Half Moon on several occasions and every time has been beyond wonderful! We have celebrated weddings, anniversaries and birthdays! Everyone at Half Moon has ensured that each celebration is special and memorable. The food is outstanding. The beaches are beautiful. The pool is relaxing. And the spa is to die for. We have stayed in the villas and we have been spoiled by Charles, Olive, and Celita. We love them! The villa experience is truly fun, especially for families with children. We have also stayed in a Hibiscus Suite which was spacious and located a mere several feet fom the beach. It was like having a private beach. Half Moon goes above and beyond. It highlights the island's natural beauty and captures the warmth of its people. We look forward to spending many more vacations here.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Robyn S
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Dear Valued Guest,

It was a pleasure serving you as our treasured guests; we thank you for taking the time to share your Half Moon, A RockResort experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted your villa experience was all you anticipated and you enjoyed not only your Royal Villa accommodation but the various activities and hospitality from our dedicated team. Our ultimate goal is always to create an experience of a lifetime for you our valued guests. We will be sure to share your beautiful comments with Charles, Olive and Celita.

Thank you for your patronage over the years; it is always a pleasure serving you and sharing in the verious special occasions. We look forward to welcoming you back to your home-away- from-home.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We celbrated our 11th wedding anniversary at the Half Moon and now look forward to returning in Spring. We loved everything about Half Moon; friendly staff, clean facilities, everything first rate. Exquisite meals at Sugar Hill restaurant, beautiful, updated, clean suite. Perfect balance of privacy and choice with numerous pools, beautiful beaches and luxurious spa.

We have twelve years experience vacationing in several Caribbean hotels (8 years with 2 young children) including Vieques (bug infested) & San Juan Puerto Rico (underwhelming) Ritz Carlton JA (food mediocre) 4 Beaches resorts- (excellent childcare but facilities run down), one supposedly "exclusive" resort in Turks and Caicos (a nightmare- refund on part of our trip- it was that bad) Atlantis in the Bahamas (commercial- long lines for buffet; non-personal cattle call).

Half Moon by far the most memorable. Personal attention, 9 and 7 year old kids kept very well occupied at kids club. We loved complimentary bicycles and fun dolphin encounter. Well done Half Moon.. we shall return for many years to come! We loved the staff- great service from Concierge; Candace, Housekeeper: Sophie, Beach attendant Tony. Sugar Mill Head Chef took time to chat with us before we left. Romantic setting, delicious food; should be #1 rated restaurant on the island!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Caren H
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Dear Valued Guest,

The lovely comments regarding your recent experience at Half Moon, A RockResort are highly appreciated. It was certainly a pleasure to have you as our guests; we are happy your experience was all you anticipated.

We thank you for the beautiful comments concerning our dedicated team whose aim is always to create an experience of a lifetime for you our valued guests.

Again, thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor; again, it was a privilege serving you and we look forward to another opportunity of welcoming you to your “home away from home”.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We did not believe that the Half Moon resort could be even better but on our recent 7th visit, we think it was. The setting is the same......simply idyllic. To walk the beautiful 2 km sandy beech is simply heavenly. Every aspect of this resort is excellent but we would particularly like to praise the staff who always provide excellent service and are always so naturally friendly. It does not matter whether we are ordering a meal at the Sea Grape Restaurant, having a drink at the Swim up bar or arranging a trip with the concierge, the service cannot be faultered.

We always stay in one of the Hibiscus suites which are only 10 metres from the sea. To wake up with the sun shining having breakfast on the spacious balcony looking through the palm trees to the sea below is a dream.

There is also much to do on the resort with a 18 hole golf course (bunkers strategically positioned!!), tennis, horse riding, gym, spa and you can even swim with the dolphins.

We are now looking forward to our 8th visit. Another couple we met this time are arranging their 11th visit next July. I think that says it all.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank David R
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely note about another enjoyable Half Moon, A RockResort experience. It was a pleasure serving you, we’re happy your stay was all you anticipated. The beautiful comments regarding the Half Moon facility and our devoted team members are highly appreciated; our aim is always to create a memorable experience for you our valued guests.

Again, thank you for sharing on TripAdvisor. As always, your Half Moon family looks forward to the pleasure of welcoming you "home”.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team

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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Montego Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Montego Bay
#6 Romantic Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range: $260 - $792 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Half Moon 5*
Number of rooms: 1
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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Half Moon Jamaica
Half Moon Resort Jamaica
Half Moon Bay Jamaica

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