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“Amazing”
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Half Moon
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
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sydney
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“Amazing”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

The staff, the food, the beaches, and the pride they take in their resort was fabulous. Going back there in June to celebrate my 60th and I can't wait. I will traveling alone this time with no fears as I felt so safe there. I would recommend this resort to everyone!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Excellent service, food offerings, villa experience & overall trip to Jamaica. The villas are a unique way of experiencing a hotel. Round the clock dedicated maid, butler, chef keep teh service level very high and wanting for nothing. The dedicated golf cart adds another unique element (necessary for navigating back to teh main lobby/bar/restaurants), and a fun touch to the entire experience. The rooms are not the most modern decor, but they are huge and charming. Wifi was a challenge in teh villas, but works great back in teh lobby.
Great times and gorgeous setting. Will be back.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

My stay at Half Moon Resort this time was night and day better than the last! The villa was clean, well-appointed, and most of all, modernized from my last stay two years ago. While it was still a charming villa, the huge TVs worked well, the wi-fi was fast, and the bathroom fixtures were modern and inviting. Our butler, maid, and cook were so very helpful, and friendly.

I truly have nothing but positive comments about Half Moon Resort from this stay. From the restaurant to the bar, to the meeting facilities (yes, it was a business trip), to the villa, it was all first class. Reserve at HMR with no hesitation…

Room Tip: Be sure to request a room in a villa that does not back up on the main road
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear Valued Guests,

We sincerely appreciate your taking the time to share your recent Half Moon, A RockResort experience on tripadvisor.

We are happy that this time around your expectations were exceeded. Our many guests continue to enjoy the ambiance of a luxurious private home setting that the villas offer. The Half Moon villas are truly a perfect choice for families, friends or groups who seek the privacy, seclusion and comfort of a home away from home experience.

We have renovated a few of the villas and are thrilled that on this visit, you fully enjoyed your villa experience and the hospitality from your butler, room attendant and cook.

Again, thank you for sharing your tripadvisor review; your Half Moon family looks forward to welcoming you back home in the not so distant future.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversery at Half Moon and I'm very pleased with our decision to go to Half Moon and nowhere else. The room was perfect for the four of us and we overall liked both interior design as well as architecture of the buildings. The gardens are beautiful, the pool areas are relaxing and restaurants offers both friendly and timely sevice as well as high quality meals. My personal high lights were the treatment at the spa and the yoga classes in the cabana. I just wish I took the time to do more of it...

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

I stayed at Half Moon from January 6-8, 2013 and I was blown away by the beauty and scenery io of the place. I have since recommended this place to my family & friends and I would recommend it to anyone who wish to have fun and relaxation. I have been to almost all the hotels in Jamaica including the new hotel chains and this is the best so far

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Aruba
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Top of the line - the new Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay

I visited this resort once again for a short stay and must congratulate management and staff for their improvements/ accomplishments over the last few years. The service is tops, the property looks immaculate and the food and beverage served is superior.

My accommodations were top of the line and serviced by very friendly professionals. Everyone smiles and says hello....

Compliments to everyone - a real nice job!

Room Tip: ocean front accommodations ... a must
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

If you are looking to totally relax and be pampered in a gorgeous, serene setting, then Half Moon is for you! The resort is magnificent and the staff couldn't be more gracious, friendly, and accommodating. This was our second stay at Half Moon, and, if possible, it was even more wonderful than last year's. As return guests, we were driven from the airport to the resort by a delightful private chauffeur. Last year we stayed in one of the spectacular Hibiscus Suites; this time we stayed in West Cottage #51---literally a few steps from the beach and sparkling azure Caribbean. Each cottage is decorated individually. We fell in love with ours--so elegant, immaculate, charming, and spacious with a lovely private patio. We had 2 large flat-screen TVs and all the amenities we could want.
On our first day we visited concierge Latoya, who was so helpful last year. Latoya welcomed us back and made all our dinner, spa, and golf reservations for the week. The weather was perfect, so we spent most days on the beach. Each day our chaises were set up with towels for our arrival, thanks to beach attendant Jeremy. We took out pedal boats, but mostly just relaxed on our lounge chairs under the palms, which provided shade and a gentle breeze. We would leave the beach to eat a delicious lunch at the Seagrape Terrace overlooking the Caribbean. Then it was back to the beach! There are inviting pools and swim up bars, but we love the beach and sea.
Because the resort is 400 acres, it never seemed crowded and never noisy. It felt like our private Eden! We dined at all the restaurants, and each evening was romantic, leisurely, and special. How we appreciated dining under the stars when back home the weather was frightful!
A highlight of my week was a return visit to the Fern Tree Spa for another treatment with Carmen, who has magic hands and gives a heavenly facial. Before and after my service, I relaxed with a book by the spa's waterfall. An attendant brought me water and orange and papaya slices. If you have a service at the spa, you can return any time to use its facilities.
We never felt the need to explore outside the Half Moon property. In fact, we would have happily stayed longer if we could! So sad to leave our beautiful cottage and the people whom we came to regard as our Half Moon family, we are hoping to return every winter.

Room Tip: The West Cottages may offer more privacy.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Half Moon

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 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 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 (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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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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