This was our second trip to Half Moon, I don't know why we waited 20 years to return, this trip was fantastic! We had a quick four days to spend at the resort, and they were perfect in every way. Summer rates gave us 30% savings on a duplex room with two floors and two bedrooms and bathrooms and a kitchen. My husband and I were traveling with our teenage children, so this was ideal. The resort provided a free shuttle to and from the airport, arrival had us in the VIP lounge for a flawless check in. The resort encompasses 400 acres and 2 miles of beaches, many that are little private inlets. We felt as though we were staying on a private island…no need to leave the resort……way too much to do there!
Golf and tennis facilities are state of the art….tennis is all new. Full work out area and hugh spa with outstanding services. I highly recommend the Cocoon Wrap. Food was a 12 on a scale of 1-10. You could see, feel and taste the effort that went into each menu offering and every plated dish. Buffets differed each day for breakfast and lunch with a bountiful assortment, richly presented and mostly served at stations. Imaginative offerings included mashed potato martini bars, taco stations, smoothies of various types and some of the best fish dishes around. We ate in all the restaurants including Robby's next door and all were very, very good. A special shout out to Giorgio Rusconi and his team for making the food and beverage offering delicious and memorable.
The hotel offers golf carts for rent, and we did get one to get around, also added to the fun. There are bicycles for the taking as well. The beach is lovely, best part were the private little coves that if you are lucky like we were, you will get use of these " mini beaches" for your own private use. Nothing like sun salutations on your own private little strip of sand! Also, since they are private, there were no outside predators trying to sell you jewels or braid your hair. There was a small area on the main beach set up with handmade wares etc, done in a respectable and upscale offering for those who are interested. There are a variety of water sports offered as well with catamarans, kayaks and paddle boats.
The hotel has over 50 pools, many are part of the villas, but all public ones are terrific, there is even a swim up bar pool and an olympic size pool. The spa also has a pool.The resort has it's own Dolphin Cove where you can swim with and train the dolphins, as well as horseback riding on the beach. There is a new, extremely large and lovely children's area with all kinds of outdoor swings and a vast play area.
The hotel has excellent service and offers something for everyone, whether you are traveling with your spouse, friends or your family…there is appeal for all. We cannot wait to return…and this time, it will not take 20 years!!! Great, in every way. Relaxing and elegant.
- 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