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“Awesome Beach Bum Vacation”
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Half Moon
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Awesome Beach Bum Vacation”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

My trip was booked by Beach Bum Vacation, awesome job, all of our travel accomodations and plans were expertly handled by (Carey Driscoll) the half moon resort was awesome, the staff service was outstanding, (camile) took care of my every wish and desire, my ocean front junior suite was simply amazing, the food from breakfast to dinner was outstanding, every meal was like fine dining, the grounds were beautiful, the efficient transportation service throughout the resort, and service staff was excellent, the live evening entertainment is very diverse from piano music to light pop to contemporary pop. This is not your typical carribbean resort, this is a upscale top notch resort. I highly recommend half moon resort for those looking to get away to paradise.

Room Tip: The junior suites have spacious living quarters amazing ocean views, suite was on the beach, very qu...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for choosing Half Moon, A RockResort for your recent vacation. We are happy you enjoyed an experience of a lifetime; it was a pleasure serving you as our treasured guests. We are pleased you enjoyed the facilities and the hospitality from our dedicated team; we will certainly share your compliments with them.

We thank you taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. The Half Moon family looks forward to another opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,


Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

My wife and I chose the Half Moon for our destination wedding- we had approximately 90 people come to Jamaica. The staff at the Half Moon feel like friends that you've known your whole life while maintaining 5 star service. The resort has a great swim up bar, full service beach, high quality restaurants and a championship golf course. Sunsets are incredible!! The Villas at one end of the resort offer a full service staff- Cook, Butler and Maid on site at all times...each villa had their own pool and golf carts to travel around the resort. Two commissaries are located on the property for those who want to cook their own meals, drink their own drinks etc. If you are a couple looking for a 5 star place to have your wedding or just looking for a vacation this is the best place I've been. Great for families as well. If you are looking for a singles resort or a place that is loud, go elsewhere. If you want laid back luxury the Half Moon is your best bet.

Room Tip: Hibiscus Suites are best for couples- access to private beach, Villas for families, Cottage Suites a...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for choosing Half Moon, A RockResort for your special occasion. We are delighted that our team created an experience of a lifetime on your very special day. Your beautiful comments will certainly be shared with the team.

We are happy your stay was all you anticipated and we thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you on your first anniversary and many more.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Came to Half Moon for a wedding and loved it!!!! The wedding was was amazing!! The food was great! And loved that we had a villa with a go Kart! Everyone was very nice, I will definitely go back and recommend to others!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, November 14, 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 thoroughly enjoyed your Royal Villa accommodation. Our ultimate goal is always 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 soon.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The best part of this resort might be the golf carts to get around. Big fan. They have great pools with a swim up bar, shops, restaurants, gorgeous rooms with balconies or the big villas. You can go to the private beach, swim with dolphins...it really has it all. The food at the buffet was great. Margaritaville bus picks up right from the resort. Definitely a great place to stay. All inclusive is great as well.

Room Tip: I believe all the villa rooms have some sort of beach view. The big villas are great for families...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Valued Guests,

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to let us know we created an experience of a lifetime on your recent visit to Half Moon A, RockResort.

It was a pleasure serving you as our treasured guests; we are pleased you enjoyed the Resort and the amenities we offer (of course the golf carts).

We certainly look forward to another opportunity of welcoming you back `home’ in the not-too-distant future.

Best regards,

The Half Moon Team
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

I accompanied some friends to Jamaica and we spent 2 nights at the Half Moon Resort before moving on to another part of the island. The amenities offered are conducive to rest and relaxation, increasing to a level of bliss and euphoria. I would definitely go back and recommend others to the Half Moon Resort.

Room Tip: I have not seen all the rooms. But judging from my room and its location, it is difficult to imagine...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We appreciate your for taking the time to write such lovely note about your recent stay at Half Moon, A RockResort; we are happy you had a relaxing experience.

Thank you for selecting Half Moon and for sharing your review on tripadvisor.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Came to Half Moon for a wedding, and was extremely satisfied with the service at the Villa we stayed at. Janet, Anthoney and Mitchell took very great care of everyone, kept us with plenty of clean linens, and did a terrific job keeping everything clean and organized. I would recommend this resort to everyone. Top notch service, reasonable prices for a destination resort, and very very friendly staff.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank noturfriend421
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Valued Guests,

It was a pleasure serving you as our treasured guests during your recent visit to Half Moon, A RockResort. We are happy you enjoyed the Half Moon/Royal Villa facility and it’s offerings.

We are happy our team created an experience of a lifetime for you; and you thoroughly enjoyed Half Moon and its ‘old charm’. Half Moon has been careful to combine old world charm with modern touches, in our commitment to provide our guests with the highest standard of service and amenities in the industry.

Again, thank you for selecting Half Moon, and sharing your experience on tripadvisor.

We certainly look for to another opportunity to welcome you back in the not-too-distant-future.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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Rockingham, NC
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

I've traveled to some of the best hotels/resorts in the world, thanks to my work, and the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay ranks as one of the Best! You know it's going to be special when you arrive and you realized that the entire village/resort is comprised of acres of grand whitewashed villas & apartments and even the main Hotel is done in the old elegant white facade. You feel like you've gone back in time.. to a place where all of streets are lush and green with palms and hibiscus flowers and lined with elegant pristine white houses pressed against the clear blue sea. I stayed in one of the twostory 7 bedroom villas that make the resort so unique. It came complete with around the clock butler and maid service (what pampering). The villa had so much character, with it's open air common areas - living room with large flat screen TV and comfy couches and 2 family style dining tables where meals where made to order by the friendly staff - flanked on both sides by double arched doors that opened to allow for the cooling ocean breezes. Outfront was the villas private pool (each villas has it's own pool) which my bedroom, complete with great bath, overlooked. From the front pool area you can see the calm clear waters of the ocean. What a view! Taking a ride thru the resort on the golfcart (each villas has 2 for your use) you get the feel of how Jamaica must have been 40 years ago...but with aircondtioning, cable, wifi, snorkeling, great buffets, etc! Our butler, Andrew, was so friendly, he took care of our every need. He even arranged for our trip to Nigril to Rick's Cafe for a sunset outing. I highly recommend Rick's for the cliff diving, sunsets and drinks. The beaches on the resort were spectacular and included all of the water sports & activities one could want, complete with it's own dolphin adventure, which I will always remember...it was awesome! This would be a wonderful location for a family vacation or reunion or... just relaxing on the beach with a friend!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank RcBrown50
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Valued Guests,

It was a pleasure serving you as our treasured guests during your recent visit to Half Moon, A RockResort. We are delighted you enjoyed the Half Moon/Royal Villa facility and its offerings.

We are happy our team created an experience of a lifetime for you; and you thoroughly enjoyed Half Moon and its ‘old world charm’. Half Moon has been careful to combine old world charm with modern touches, in our commitment to provide our guests with the highest standard of service and amenities in the industry.

Again, thank you for selecting Half Moon, and for sharing your experience on tripadvisor.
We certainly look forward to another opportunity to welcome you back home in the not-too-distant-future.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Spa 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: 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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