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Half Moon
Ranked #2 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“We Loved It! See the Photos”
Reviewed 8 December 2005

Prior to going to Half Moon I researched quite a few reviews on Trip Advisor. I was most interested in seeing candid photos as sometimes the ones on hotels' sites can be misleading. I am posting some of our photos in hopes that it might help someone else. Paying it forward I guess!

We loved the resort. Yes, the Jamaicans can be chilly but that's just their nature. We're from Tennessee and are probably too friendly anyway. Ha! We found that our Southern charm was an ice pick to their frosty exterior and we were treated royally. No, seriously, my husband and I have traveled throughout the world extensively and we did enjoy this place.

The resort was pretty quiet when we went and not at all crowded. There is a good selection of activities if you want them and there's lots of beach to sleep on if you don't. We chose the all inclusive plan in a Hibiscus Jr. Suite and we were very happy with it. We had a gorgeous view of the water from our room and the suite itself was in immaculate condition. The bathroom was particularly large and gorgeous. Being on the all inclusive, we ate and we drank, and we ate and we drank and drank some more...you get the picture. It was great not having to worry about a bill.

The photos speak for themselves. It's lovely!

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Reviewed 2 December 2005

we cant get over our wonderfull time staying at halfmoon the food was fantastic. Angela,John and many more staff were very helpfull and friendly. We hired a golf cart after a few days this made our stay really pleasant driving around enjoying the beauty of the grounds we will be returning next year, see you all then,thankyou for a fantastic holiday.I would like to thank my family for sending me to this wonderfull place

  • Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed 29 November 2005

We've read so many wonderful reviews of Half Moon and are completely baffled. We just spent a week in a villa there and we were counting the days until we could get home. Our staff at our villa started out strong but after 3 days, the service really fizzled out. The food was terrible everywhere except the Sugar Mill. Everything was completely disorganized--we never got the same answer twice from different staff members. The beaches were OK, nothing special--had a good massage in the spa, but they were also completely disorganized. Half Moon could be a really lovely place to stay but they really have work to do in terms of gracious service, clean grounds, and better food. I wish we could have come home with a better review!!

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Reviewed 27 November 2005

The Half Moon is a great place to unwind and relax. We went there for our 4 year anniversary, and this place was exactly what we needed. Even though the Half Moon is a kid friendly resort, there were not too many children there, which was a good thing during our visit. The staff is extremely friendly and deserves all the tips they earn and then some. I want to thank my wife for making me want to travel to wonderful places like Half Moon. I couldn't ask for a better amor verdadero. Special Thanks to EVERYONE who took care of us in W.C. 45!
Hope to see all of you next year!
Walk Good:)

  • Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed 23 November 2005

We just returned from a five day stay at the Half Moon. We were there for our neice's wedding and stayed in a seven bedroom villa. Actually it was Villa 95, and our staff of Geneva, Alwayne, and Lisa were wonderful. The food they prepared was excellent, and the presentation was like something in a five-star restaurant. They couldn't have been any more accommodating. The resort itself is beautiful and so well maintained. The grounds are picture perfect. My only negative complaint would be that the location of the villas is so far away from the main area of the resort. Thank goodness we had golf carts. We did eat at a couple of the restaurants, and the food was very good. Service can tend to be a little slow, but after all you're in Jamaica. I would recommend taking extra dollar bills for tipping. Just a little bit of tipping goes a long way. Overall, our Half Moon experience was such that we definitely would return.

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Reviewed 16 November 2005

We just returned from a 7 day stay at Half Moon. It was the best vacation of our lives. We traveled with our children aged 9 and 11. Everything from the unique rooms, to the beach, the food, the stables, the service, the weather, the transportation was fabulous. Keeping in mind that we travel often to 4 and 5 star resorts throughout the Carribean and Hawaii, we rate Half Moon #1. We cannot wait to return. Expect only the best at Half Moon and you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 27 October 2005

I travelled to Half Moon for a women's retreat from October 18th 2005 - October 23rd 2005. I truly had a wonderful time. We stayed in Villa 56. It was beautiful, and Lurlie (the housekeeper) was outstanding. I preferred breakfast at the buffet in the Seagrape Terrace restaurant, but many of the women stayed behind for breakfast prepared by our cook.

The beauty of the grounds is astounding, even with the small amount of rain that we encountered (Hurricane Wilma). Our favorite restaurant was the Royal Stocks Pub with the Sugar Mill running a close second. I would like to visit again when all of the restaurants are open.

I enjoyed swimming in the pool outside our villa and at the Hibiscus pool with swim up bar. One issue we had was that the hot tub was never hot. Half Moon was great, great, great.

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Additional Information about Half Moon

Property: Half Moon
Address: Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Phone Number:
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 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
#2 Top resorts 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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