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“Absolute perfect wedding!”
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Half Moon
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
“Absolute perfect wedding!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We recently had our daughters wedding (May 31st). We decided to rent out 2 of the 7-bedroom Villas. One for the wedding party and another for our family. It was perfect! The staff was so good with handling all our needs. It was also great to have our own private pool for late night swims and quite time with all the planning. Half Moon made us feel like we were their only guest. The wedding was everything we could have ask for. A special thanks also to our wedding planner Shanoya! She was hands on with all the details from the first day we arrived. I never knew a wedding could be so stress free and enjoyable :). I plan to return to Half Moon for future vacations. Thank you again for a perfect wedding!

Room Tip: If you can not do a Villa I suggest a Suite that opens up to the Ocean. Breath taken.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for choosing Half Moon, A RockResort, one of the premier event destinations in Jamaica, to host your daughter’s very special occasion.

We are thrilled our Romance Specialist Shanoya, executed an ‘extra-ordinary” wedding celebration …another ‘star in her crown’ we have shared your compliments with her and the Romance team. Our Romance Specialists are experts in planning and managing unforgettable wedding experiences that will be cherished forever.

Half Moon offers luxurious accommodation that are designed for romance; we are pleased you enjoyed your Royal Villa accommodation- the Villas are truly a perfect choice for families, friends or groups, they offer he ambiance of a luxurious private home.

Once again, thank you for your tripadvisor review, the Half Moon family looks forward to welcoming you back for a personal vacation, and of course your daughter on her first Anniversary and beyond.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I wish I could give Half Moon more than 5 stars. We have just returned from my daughter's wedding weekend and could not be happier. The entire staff was so eager to please and make everything perfect.

From being sure to have gluten freer products for one guest to all of the excellent service at 4 wedding related events, the staff was attentive, very pleasant and expressed true happiness.

Their wedding planner, Andrea Smith was on top of every detail of the weekend so that we could be relaxed and enjoy the events as guests. She was superb!

The resort itself is beautiful and offers so much that there is no need to ever leave. The varied accommodations which include villas with personal maids, butlers and chefs, are well appointed and the water views are fabulous.

We would go back any time....actually wishing we didn't have to leave!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for choosing Half Moon, A RockResort for your daughter’s very special occasion. Our Romance Specialists are experts in planning and managing bespoke weddings, and constantly create new ideas to help our guests share and celebrate their most special moments. We are delighted Andrea our Romance Specialist and her team created a memorable experience daughter’s wedding. Your beautiful comments will certainly be shared with Andrea and the team.

We’re happy your expectations were exceeded and thank you for sharing your review so expressively on TripAdvisor. We certainly look forward to the pleasure of welcoming the happy couple back ‘home’ on their first Anniversary and many more. We extend our best wishes for many years of togetherness.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Where else can you get a villa for 8 people with a cook, butler and a maid? The 4 bedroom villa with a pool was beautiful and very comfy. We had the buffet breakfast at the resort - excellent - and asked the cook to make us lunch everyday on our patio. The beach is very nice, perfect for swimming. The butler was so friendly, and made us drinks in the evening while we sat around the pool. We loved driving around in our golf carts. The food is average at best, and it's not cheap when you eat at the restaurants - but giving the cook money to purchase food was a bargain and everything she made was wonderful. Do watch your bill on check out - they made a lot of mistakes.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear Valued Guests,
We sincerely appreciate your candid feedback on your recent stay with our Half Moon family. While we are happy you enjoyed some aspects of your experience, we are concerned about your comment regarding your bill at check-out, as we generally do a good job of ensuring the accuracy of our guest bills and regret the time it took to ensure your bill was amended to your satisfaction; thank you for your patience.

Many of our villa guests utilize the service of their villa cook and find purchasing groceries at commissary more economical as well as a unique experience; pleased that you enjoyed the cook’s service.

We look forward to another opportunity to serve you in the near future.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Half Moon Bay has everything you need for a relaxing and fun vacation. We stayed in the Villas (88 and 98) that have a butler, housekeeper and cook at your service. They took care of us fixing fantastic meals with fresh fruit and homemade muffins for breakfast and Jamaican chicken, lobster and shrimp for dinner each night. The private pool was wonderful as well as the individual room accommodations. There are several other pools including a swim up bar and Oleander pool with access to a beautiful small beach area. The main beach area offers a swim area, sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling. The Swim the the Dolphin experience was incredible. The spa offers many amenities including several pools, relaxation areas, an amazing rain shower, waterfall pool, massages in a beach cabana with the ocean view, steam room and sauna, The staff is attentive to all your needs and I received on of the best massages I have ever had. There are two commissaries to buy snacks and other items. The mosquitos got me the first night but stayed away once I got some bug spray. This is a beautiful place and I highly recommend staying there.

Room Tip: The Villas are amazing if you need 6 rooms. They provide golf carts for guests to use around the pro...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Royal Villas at Half Moon for your vacation in Jamaica. We are happy that you were pleased with the service provided by the villa staff in particular the fantastic meals provided by your cook. You have highlighted the encounters and facilities at Half Moon that create the great vacation experience we are renowned to provide our many discerning guests…thank you.

While we do our best to apply appropriate measures to control mosquitoes, there are times when the good old bug spray has to be introduced. We are happy this assisted and you were able to fully enjoy your Half Moon experience.

Once again, thank you for penning such beautiful review, we appreciate you sharing your experience on tripadvisor. We look forward to serving you again.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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Woodbury, New York
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

One of the best in the Caribbean and probably the best in Jamaica. Spent a week with my family here and loved it. The property is very gated, making it very safe and private...no wonder celebrities love it. The colonial charm of the property takes you back to another time. We paricularly enjoyed the free bike rentals. We even took our 4 yr old and infant on the bikes and had a great time....soemthing we would never do a home! Food was great...never had a bad meal. Particularly enjoyed eating at Prakash and the Italian resturant. The property is very large and spread out....never feels crowded. Swiming with the dolphins and golf was fun. Golf was nice as i nearly had the entire course to myself! The staff was very concerned and helpful when my infant got bitten by mosquitos on one random night. Special thanks for Nurse Wigman and Mgr Criegton for making things better. Even bellman Watson cut fresh aloe for my daughter. In our mind we were constantly comparing the property to Atlantis and found HM a much better experience...more private, better service, less crowded and more value for the money.

Room Tip: Stay near the west cottages (closer to the main hotel) as it is less of a walk to get a drink when y...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear valued guest,

We are extremely delighted that you had a memorable vacation experience with our Half Moon team, enjoying a few of the popular activities for families …. Biking, Golf and Dolphin. We were concerned when we recognized the mosquito bites on your daughter and we are happy that our assistance was appreciated. Thank you for recognizing our efforts, I will certainly share your comments with the team in particular Nurse Wiggan and Richard Watson, the Bellman. We also appreciate you sharing your experience on tripadvisor and look forward to welcoming you back to Half Moon in the not so distant future. I would be happy to assist in planning your return visit, please feel free to contact me at scrichton@halfmoon.com

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I stayed at Half Moon for a family member's wedding in April. We stayed in a Villa with an Ocean View (very nice) at Half Moon for a quick two nights before moving onto Negril. Our Villa was literally several feet away from the ocean with an awesome view. Since we arrived early and check in was not until 3PM, we had a great buffet style meal at the restaurant near the front desk/lobby area while we waited. The next morning we ordered room service for breakfast and ate in front of our villa which was a fantastic combination of great food and an exceptional view of the water. We also had a buffet dinner that was exclusive to the wedding attendees and was located across the other end of the resort that was amazing! The food selection was great and they also provided a live band and entertainment while we ate (not to mention we were right by the water). Also, the wedding was beautifully facilitated by Half Moon.

This resort far exceeded our expectations. The staff and service were great, food was good, and the overall quality of the resort was excellent. I would recommend this resort to anyone traveling to Montego Bay!



Andrea

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

We are thrilled your expectation was exceeded during your recent stay at Hal Moon A, RockResort.

The team prides itself in delivering experiences of a lifetime to our many treasured guests.
We are happy you enjoyed the resort and its offerings especially your Food and Beverage experience.

Half Moon offers a number of dining options- sorry your short visit did not allow you to explore the choices. Thank you for commending the staff for offering great service and for executing a beautiful wedding of which you were a guest.

We look forward to creating another experience of a lifetime on your next visit, which hopefully will be longer, affording you the opportunity to participate and enjoy our many attractions and amenities.

Sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

To experience Royal Villas at Half Moon Resort, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica is to enter into a world of pure luxury of a kind that is enjoyed by Royalty and where every guest is treated as such, from the staff's elegant care of every minuscule detail to ensure a pampered, healthy, happy vacation experience like none other anywhere on the planet. To visit Jamaica all that is needed is to know that this resort and particularly the Royal Villas is the choice of Royalty and for obvious reasons indeed. I stayed in Royal Villa 97 noting that the Resort is on Half Moon Bay a 4 miles long pristinely beautiful beach, therefore it is a private shangri-la where your own villa golf carts are available to either drive yourself or be driven by the villa staff anywhere you wish to explore throughout this ultra luxurious resort and private Royal Villa enclave of huge, magnificent villas complete with full live-in staff to provide an experience that is best described as being invited to an aristocratic country house for a long weekend of top notch enjoyment every moment. There is an Equestrian Centre on site and every morning magnificent horses await under cool palm and casuarina trees to take guests horse-back riding on the beach and in the three shades of turquoise sea. I stayed also in Cottage #4 at the Half Moon Resort itself on another occasion and was likewise thrilled with my ocean-front with patio right on the beach with a wonderful winding pathway which ended up at the Half Moon Resort Lobby Shops and Exquisite Dining areas. There is a Commissary on site where an excellent selection of foods and wines, drinks can be purchased also. The resort is a Destination Wedding location also and lucky is the couple who decides to make the Half Moon Resort their choice as they will be over the moon at
Half Moon on their special wedding occasion. All accommodations are ultra-luxurious at Half-Moon. The cost is more than worth it and less than you would think for this favorite Royalty frequented one of a kind Royal Visit out of this world luxury encounter where under-stated and over-stated purest elegance prevails side by side in total sync each with the other majestically.

Room Tip: Villa 97 and Cottage 4 were my locations and were absolutely magnificent. Take time to read everyth...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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HalfMoonARockResort, Manager at Half Moon, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

We sincerely appreciated you taking the time to share your Half Moon Royal Villa experience on Tripadvisor. You have certainly captured the resort and its offerings, picture-perfect, thank you.

We are thrilled you had a great time, our Royal Villas accommodation offers a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere – it is the perfect choice for families, friend or groups and offers an experience which is simply unforgettable.

At Half Moon there is always ‘something’ for everyone -our wide array of activities be it: Golf, Tennis, Squash, Fitness, Spa, Equestrian, Water sports, the Dolphin Lagoon or just lazing on the beach. Happy you enjoyed your experience.

Your kind compliments for the villa staff and the resort amenities are appreciated, already we have shared your comments with the team, whose goal is always to exceed the expectations of our many treasured guests.

Again, thank you for your review, the team looks forward to welcoming you back ‘for another “Royal’ visit.

Yours sincerely,

Shernette Crichton
Hotel Manager
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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:
#3 Business Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#3 Top resorts 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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