I had never been to Jamaica before and wasn't sure what to expect. While I'm not a fan of the island at all (I'd much rather spend my time on other Caribbean locales...or perhaps ANY other Caribbean locale as long as it's NOT Jamaica), Half Moon is a wonderful spot and I now know why it's been popular for so long with celebrities, families, and many repeat clients. The half-moon-shaped beach is picture-perfect, and the variety of room styles is quite large. I stayed in the Hibiscus suite, which was simply divine. It's huge, brand-new, and right on the beach, with the sand just steps away. Food was fine...nothing amazing, but all edible. The spa is the other stand-out....perhaps the nicest spa I've ever seen. You could get lost inside, and what a place to be lost! Private plunge pools, wonderful scents, relaxing treatments, and complete serenity everywhere. I'd return to Jamaica if I could just camp out at the spa all week....
While I was not with my kids (this was a quick getaway with my husband), this is a great family spot, complete with dolphins, croquet, mini golf, regular golf, tennis, watersports, bikes, etc. There's something for everyone.
It's a great spot...but I'd much rather spend my money on a different island...Nevis or Anguilla perhaps...Jamaica attracts a different crowd and didn't realize that until I got there. Let's just say they're more the Hedonism type...but the cost of Half Moon weeds out that sort of client. I'd still rather travel to a different island in the future, which is too bad for Half Moon....
- 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