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“Beautiful rooms, gorgeous setting and fabulous vegetarian and gluten free food”
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Half Moon
Ranked #2 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 4, 2013

We had a great time again at the Half Moon. lovely setting, beautiful rooms, great staff, and GREAT FOOD. I had e mailed the hotel in advance to ask if they could offer more vegetarian meals and gluten free breads. When we arrived we were met by three chefs, Hans from Holland, Giorgio from Italy and Jourdain, from Jamaica I think, and asked what we wanted to eat. Later in the day a gluten free vegetarian menu was delivered to our room with many excellent choices. We tried nearly all of the offerings and they were really good and the bread wonderful. It was a trrific vacation in a fabulous hotel, we can't wait to go there again.

Room Tip: All ocean front rooms are lovely.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at this beautiful resort. Relaxing, beautiful, room to move around. Extra kudos to Kirk, Junette, and Lezetia were absolutely wonderful. All of the people we traveled with have missed them since our return. Wonderful spot, and I hope to return SOON.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Dear Valued Guests,

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your Half Moon experience on tripadvisor. We are delighted you had a `Royal’ experience. Thank you for recognizing the team, the staff are truly the ones who learn the idiosyncrasies of our clients and make each visit special. Your kind comments were shared with Kirk, Junette, Lezeyia and indeed the entire team.

Again, thank you for selecting Half Moon; we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back ‘home’ again and again.

Best regards,

The Half Moon Team

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We had a wonderful time, yet again, at the Half Moon. It is beautiful resort with the loveliest staff. The setting couldn't be more breathtaking, the staff is the warmest and friendliest, the food delicious... just a perfect relaxing get-a -way! Our family just loves it there!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank lpplanner
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for choosing Half Moon, A RockResort, as always, it was a pleasure welcoming you to your home-away-from home. The loyalty to your Half Moon family is highly appreciated. We thank you for your patronage over the years and for taking the time to share your recent experience on tripadvisor.

It was a delight serving you again, your Half Moon family looks forward to welcoming you back soon.

Regards,


The Half Moon Team

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

My husband and I just returned from vacationing at Half Moon. We had a very restful vacation. The Resort had everything you could ask for - no need to leave property (however we did for a bamboo raft ride down the Martha Brea - so worth it ask for Danny #35 as your guide) The beaches were great as well as the Deep water Dolphin adventure. We are tennis players so enoyed the courts. The pro Winston is supper nice. We choose the Perfectly Pampered Package so all meals and drinks were included as well as daily spa appointments. I have to say that is the way to go - No Worries Man.

Would definitly go again - might bring friends and try a villa next time just for the exprieince.

Room Tip: We were in a deluze King Cottage Room. Great views of the beach, beds were not what we like a littl...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Half Moon is an AMAZING place!! The views are AMAZING!! The Villas are BEAUTIFUL!! The staff was unbelievable!! Where ever we went everyone was so friendly and so nice. Also, the staff was so helpful. We stayed in Villa 92. The staff in our Villa, Jason, Patricia and Paulette, made our stay extra special. If we needed something they were eager to help use no matter what the request. Jason arranged outings for us and drove us to any place we wanted to go on the premises. Avon made a very good choice on choosing Half Moon Resort as our place to go.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Stefanie F
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Dear Valued Guests,

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your Royal Villa experience, many thanks for the lovely comments towards the team we will certainly share your compliments with them, particularly the team members mentioned – Jason, Particia and Paulette.

It was a pleasure serving you and the Avon group. We look forward to the pleasure welcoming you back `home’ soon.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is a magnificent property with beautifully appointed rooms, expansive manicured grounds, a 2-mile beach; and the service - from check-in to concierge to spa to housekeeping - is over-the-top. Every staff member we met was gracious, attentive, warm and efficient.

I happened to (barely) mention when making the reservation that it was our 30th wedding anniversary. When we got there, absolutely everyone on staff knew and congratulated us. Housekeeping also knew and wished us happy anniversary, and left colorful fresh flowers from the grounds every day. (Housekeepers ask if you need anything, and really mean it!)

We stayed in a Hibiscus Suite, and it was worth every penny. We like to spend time on the balconies of our hotel rooms, and Half Moon's was the prettiest, largest balcony ever. We practically lived out there, drinking in the view, watching sunsets, having happy hour, and enjoying the soft ocean breezes.

The suites was very elegantly furnished. The four-poster bed is super comfortable, there's a small living area looking out onto the ocean through sliding French doors, and the bathroom is huge.

We don't generally use concierge services because their suggestions seem limited -- often to tours or restaurants on property. Not so at Half Moon - Carol knows the options around town very well and offers the approximate cost of the taxi without making you ask. The concierge was closed by the time we were ready for dinner the first night, but the young woman who so graciously welcomed and checked us in, recommended a wonderful yet really inexpensive locals' restaurant, only a $10 taxi ride from the resort, since we asked for a casual and fun place off property. But do stay on property one night and eat at the fabulous Sugar Mill - the staff is very genuine in their praise of this place.

By the way, this resort in ON the beach, not across a street or highway. When the gates close behind you, it feels like your own private paradise.

Room Tip: Go for the Hibiscus Suites. They have huge balconies and are the Most ocean-Front rooms I've ev...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lisa K
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Dear Valued Guests,

We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to share such detailed review of our Resort. It is always a pleasure receiving feedback from our valued clients. We have passed on your compliments on good service to our team.

Again, thank you for your lovely review and for choosing Half Moon, a RockResort. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back ‘home’ soon.

Best regards,


The Half Moon Team

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was our family's fifth consecutive year visiting Half Moon for a week's vacation. The experience continues to be a dream all around. Almost all of the staff have remained the
same for all of our visits. Whether you meet Donnine and Dale at the swim-up bar or
Dwayne at the Sugar MIll Restaruant it is not possible to imagine a nicer staff and warmer
service.
The grounds and natural surroundings are idyllic. The Spa is first-rate and the food is
tremendous everywhere you eat at the resort. My favorite item at breakfast is local Jamaican
cornmeal porridge that the chef would make each day. Our family could easily pass several
hours riding bikes around the property. Our children (10,8, and 5) asked to go to the Anancy
Children's Camp (on property) everyday which gave my wife and I time to play tennis and use the well-equipped gym.
Each time at HM has been more joyful and I hope to be returning for many years to come.
-Bob Trieste, NYC

Room Tip: We really enjoy the "Royal Suites" located close enough to the main hotel and kid's ca...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Montego Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Montego Bay
#6 Romantic Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range: $251 - $784 (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, a Rock Hotel Montego Bay
Half Moon Jamaica
Half Moon Resort Jamaica
Half Moon Bay Jamaica

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