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Half Moon
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Just returned from paradise not referring only to Jamaica but the FANTASTIC Half Moon,A Rock Resort(love the tag line)After reading previous reviews, so many wonderful accolades have been written,and rightfully deserved.As guests who have visited several times,we are amazed at the level of warmth and sophistication of the staff,hats off to management for maintaining the balance of Jamaican hospitality and International"Savoir- Faire"
Personal experience,it starts with Reservations,Reservations,Reservations.Please indulge me,my "Dynamic Duo"are Madame Jackie G.and Gwendolyn Mc.They return EVERY e-mail promptly and even my occasional frantic phone call.Not forgetting Ms.Simone M(whose smile should advertise toothpaste!!)and the front desk staff who really set the mood for the vacation.Cuisine is wonderful,even the children approve. What can I say the the entire resort is kid friendly.Sugar Mill and Christopher Golding(World Class Chef)who after this trip we have Knighted with the order of "Par Excellence"is an event not to be missed.His sous-chef(wish I could remember her name)made probably the best escovitch(local pan fried stew) fish I have tasted.I know it sounds "cliche",but it really feels like you are there to do nothing,think nothing and feel everything.Can't wait to phone the Dynamic Duo again!!!

Room Tip: West cottages are our fave,however stayed at other areas with no problem.Reservations are very helpf...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

The lovely comments regarding your stay at Half Moon, A RockResort are highly appreciated; it was a pleasure serving you. We are happy your stay was all you anticipated and you thoroughly enjoyed the resorts and its offerings.

Thank you for recognizing the team, the staff members are truly the ones who learn the idiosyncrasies of our clients and make each visit special. We will certainly share your beautiful comments with the team in particular the names mentioned.

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

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I recently attended a wedding at the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay and truly enjoyed the experience. The opportunity to lay pool side in our own private villa, fully stocked bars and friendly staff made it a really great trip. Our house manager, Rennis, as well as the entire housekeeping staff were very attentive to our needs and created a familial atmosphere. We took advantage of the opportunity to go snorkeling and had an amazing time! As part of the wedding party, the spa provided full make-up and hair services which I thought was very unique. I'd recommend this resort without reservations and hope to host a family vacation there one day.

Room Tip: Please note that the villas are separate from the 'main' hotel and will require travel via a...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

The lovely comments regarding your stay at Half Moon, A RockResort are highly appreciated. It was a pleasure hosting you for the special occasion of which you were a part. Half Moon has been a preferred venue for a number of fabulous weddings and other special events. We are happy your stay was all you anticipated and you enjoyed the resort activities including the Spa.

We thank you for your comments regarding our staff whose ultimate aim is to create an experience of a lifetime for you our valued guests.

Again, thank you for sharing your Half Moon experience on TripAdvisor. We certainly look forward to serving you again.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

From the moment you arrive, you are treated royally. Every staff member is attentive, friendly and engaging. The resort has it all...beautiful accommodations, excellent dining, beach, pools, shopping, golf, tennis, horseback riding on the beach and even dolphins!
We were in the West Cottages and it was perfect as my husband and I adore the beach.
Half Moon is total relaxation in elegant surroundings. It is perfect!
WE can't wait to come back and I know now why so many guests do!
Thank you to all at Half Moon who made our stay so wonderful!

Room Tip: There are so many choices, but we prefer the West Cottages. Royal Suites are wonderful!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Rosemarie S
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Dear Valued Guests,

We sincerely appreciate your 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; we thank you for your positive feedback on our resort facility and service.

We are happy your experience was all you anticipated and you thoroughly enjoyed Half Moon and its offerings. Our ultimate goal is always to create an experience of a lifetime for our valued guests like yourselves.

Thank you for choosing Half Moon and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back “home” soon.

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Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Great location, clean rooms, amazing food and entertainment, and super friendly staff and outstanding front house manager, Paula Lilly. Marcus the tennis pro was a super cool honest person, and not bad at table tennis either.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jakeschicago
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

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 in particular, Paula and Marcus. Our goal is always to create an experience of a lifetime for you our valued guests.

Again, thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor; we look forward to another opportunity of welcoming you back to your “home away from home”.

Sincerely,


Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager

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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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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 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.

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Shernette Crichton
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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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Thank robertson1181
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 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
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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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Thank Tave' J
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 Family Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Business Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#6 Romantic Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range: $259 - $1,037 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Half Moon 4.5*
Number of rooms: 180
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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