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Half Moon
Ranked #2 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Just returned from the Half Moon"again!" This is the only property we have chosen to return too time after time. The 10 minute ride from the airport, the fabulous suites, and being just steps to the ocean are just part of what makes this resort perfect. The staff and outstanding service make the resort 5-star fabulous!! Just have to thank the folks who went over and beyond to make our stay a true vacation.................Donine, Simone, Staciann, Reneaka, Glenroy,Wills, Cashwell, and Winston!! Thank you Half Moon!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

this resort in jamaica is excellent. we stayed in a hibiscus-suite with a direct view to the blue
sea. the different restaurants offer fine cuisine, also jamaican and indian-thai.
the staff ist trained very well, very friendly and are willing to fulfill all your wishes.
the resort is a little bit expensive but is worth every dollar.
we will come back to this wonderful place.

Room Tip: the hibiscus suites are very good, quiet
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We rented a villa for 11 family members last week and our vacation was fabulous! I cannot say enough about the great service provided by O'Neill, Ruby and Valerie. They made our stay outstanding and exceeded all our expectations! We dined at all 3 restaurants for dinner and while the food was good, the best dinners we had were poolside at our villa and cooked by Ruby. She made some amazing jerk chicken, conch, fish and a local vegetable called cho-cho and her breakfasts were equally awesome! The resort is beautiful and all the staff is tremendously friendly. My only complaint (and it hardly is a complaint) is some of the furnishings in the villa are starting to show some wear and tear - especially in the bathrooms. All in all a great property and we can't wait to return!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

(Before I reference Half Moon, be warned that Montego Bay airport check in is a time consuming nightmare as is car rental)

Half Moon however is fabulous! Location is beautiful and perfectly cared for. Restaurants are great (particularly Sugar Mill and Il Giardino). We were in a Royal Suite in West Cottages which was a great location as we could easily walk to the main section of the hotel. The private pool was lovely and the suite beautiful.

The thing that makes the place so special is the lovely staff who were so kind and friendly (with a couple of exceptions at the Seagrape!).

We took our 18 month old baby and he was very welcome :). We were pleased with the real crib rather than the usual hotel pack n play.

Can't wait to return.

Stayed December 2013
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We returned to Half Moon to celebrate my fathers 60th birthday with a crew of 12. We stayed in one of the Garden Villas with a staff which included Cassler, Olive, and Tracy Ann. I wont dwell on the weather, scenery, and location because the title of my review accurately describes that. I will say that I have NEVER in my life have experienced such amazing service and proffesionalism. One of the individuals in our party had dropped $150.00 without even noticing and Olive found it and gracefully returned it. Cassler was so friendly and accomodating catering to all of the adults and kids' needs always with a smile on his face. Tracy Ann made us amazing meals including curried goat which was to die for. At the end of the trip we were sad to not only leave paradise, but to say good-bye to our new friends. Once again, Half Moon delivered above and beyond our expectations!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We rented a Villa for a week for 11 family members(6 adults and 5 children under 8). Our experience was outstanding. Andrea an administrator, Carmen our cook, Keith our butler, and Junette our maid all provided services above our expectations and gave our family a most memorable week. The Spa experience and Sugar Mill Restaurant were excellent. It was our first Villa experience and we all want to do it again. The Villa made it nice for the children. They had their own pool, meals in bathing suits, no dressing for 3 meals a day in restaurants and golf carts to get around the complex.

Room Tip: A villa close to the ocean!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Dear Valued Guests,

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your Half Moon experience on tripadvisor. We are delighted you had a `Royal’ experience. 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. Your comments were shared with Andrea, Carmen, Keith, Junette, and indeed the entire team to include Spa and Sugar Mill Teams.

Again, thank you for selecting Half Moon; we certainly look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back ‘home’.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

This is our second visit to Half Moon with 3 generations of family, and we will be back next year! Lovely beaches, plenty of pools, bars, tennis, golf and horseback riding. Old school service (the kind so lacking elsewhere) and plantation feel make Half Moon unlike other Caribbean resorts.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Half Moon

Property: Half Moon
Address: Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 On the Beach 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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