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Half Moon
Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Has Everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This hotel has wonderful service in every area, rooms, restaurants, golf.
From the moment we arrived the concern of the staff was evident. Our room in the Hibiscus area was on the second floor with a large patio overlooking the beach. The room was well appointed with king size bed, two TV's, sofas, and stocked bar. The bathroom had a wonderful shower, tub two sinks.
Starting with breakfast the staff made it a point to know our names and took every opportunity to ask if there was anything else they could do to make our stay better. There wasn't. Would highly recommend.

Room Tip: I recommentd the second floor in the Hibiscus area ...It is next to the lobby, main restaurant and v...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Irene S
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Pittsford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Very large property. Accomodations are spread out throughout the resort. The property is like a gated resort community. To get around you are able to rent golf carts or bikes. I would highly recommend. Bikes re not the most comfortable but helped us get around and they were much less expensive than the golf carts.

Many differnet type of accomodateions. Single rooms, suites, multi room suites, multibedroom villas. thwe Villas are quite removed fo the rest of the property as most people staying there will not leave their villa. They have their own pool, kitchen cook etc all covered within the cost of their stay so no real need to use hotel ammenities. However if you were to leave, you do have your own golf crts to get to the beach or hotel.

The sunset beach which sits between the villas and the rest of the hotel is beutriful and not used by anyone. My wife and I spend an entire moring sitting on thie huge beach just by our selves except for a few horse back riders that were taking their horses for a swim. Looked like a really neat experience that anyone can sign up for at the equestrian center.

There are three pools that are at the "hotel". One is a 50 meter lap pool, the pool nest to the lap pool has swim up bar and tends to be more active and then there is the 3rd pool at Oleander area that tends to be more quiet. Nexyt to the beach is the dolphin lagoon which was neat to spend a little time watching the them. If you so desire you can sign up to swim with them for a cost.

4 resturaunts. Food at all places was quite impressive for a Caribbean resort. Highly recommend any. My favorite was the Sugar mill near the golf course. Great Atmosphere and great food. Overall the resort did nothave a great drink or wine menu. Best wine was at Italian place but quite expensive 3x-4x what you pay for in states

Golf was fair

Service in general was great, every staff member reached out and was plesent.

Overall we thought this property and location would be great for a large family or group of friends trying to get away ans spend some time in warm tropical place.

We plan on returning with family and friends

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
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 experience was all you anticipated and you enjoyed the”spread out” configuration of the resort and its offerings.

Thank you for choosing Half Moon, it was truly a pleasure serving you; we look forward to welcoming you back home in the not so distant future.

Best regards,

The Half Moon Team
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cambridge
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5 of 5 stars 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.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

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 review, 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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NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, 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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St Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars 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...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Midland, Michigan, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 review, 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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Property: Half Moon
Address: Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica (Formerly Half Moon, A RockResort)
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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 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Montego Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Montego Bay
#8 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):
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 31 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 60 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

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