First impressions were the place is very pretty and quiet. Our room was a
little dated but still nice, I am sure the more expensive ones would be more up to date they certainly looked amazing from the outside. We only stayed here a few nights as a treat. They have a amazing playground for the children here yet it doesn't seem a place where u get a lot of children. We hired bikes the first day thou you can hire golf buggies. It was nice to ride round the resort even though I am not really a biker. They have many beaches but only one you can really swim in. I was surprised to see a couple of mongoose playing but then I thought at least they will have no snakes. I loved the sounds of the wildlife specially at night. I watched so many different butterflies dancing on the flowers and lizards basking and sharing the sun rays. I did go past the dolphins and watch them at feeding time. I was told they are free to go at anytime and they can jump the walls but choose not to. I am not a fan of captured sealife having seen a different side to Seaworld Florida. I saw the horses too via a walk on the empty beach which was really full of seaweed and had quite a bit of horse dung, but they may have removed it when we left. The staff are very friendly and there seems to be more staff than holiday makers. I did have issues with a couple of staff and this is why I don't wish to give full stars.
In my bathroom I had a cockroach, It's Jamaica I know I just don't like them in the rooms. We had a large one in the Rui they removed it end of story. Here I rang reception and asked for it to be removed, I was told they would come straight away. I placed towels to keep it in the bathroom waited a hour no one came. I asked a passing staff for help she said well we can not fumigate your room while you are in and anyway your leaving today. I said no I was not leaving and my request was to simply remove it. Anyway we went out came back at three in the afternoon all the bathroom doors were open and the towels still on the floor a smell of insecticide in the air. Mr cockroach dead on his back. I found house keeping number in the book asked if they were going to clean the room she said I must have had do not disturb on the door. Explanation given and they came five minutes later. Why as a holiday maker did I have to chase this up? I did explain I was not happy about this on leaving and was told it got sorted in the end, yes indeed it did by myself. I didn't complain about the very noisy air con all night which I have a taken a video of as I felt embarrassed that I had to complain in the first place.
I can not help thinking did the royals or celebrities stand in the bath to clean their teeth or maybe they didn't mind a cockroach running round.
On another note we ate at the Sugar mill, the food was very nice, but very pricey and we were given a table where I faced the dark looking on to the road where you could hear the traffic a little. The staff here were very helpful pleasant and polite.
- 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