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Half Moon Resort

What we like most
  • Private swimming pool & outdoor areas
  • Dedicated staff: cook, butler, housekeeper
  • lush gardens and varied wildlife.
Insider's Knowledge
  • Nearby golf courses: White Witch, Cinnamon Hill (4 mins)
  • Signature spa treatments with traditional Jamaican tea
  • largest award-winning spa oasis in Jamaica
Places close by
  • Equestrian Centre for horseback riding (onsite)
  • Rose Hall Shopping Centre (Complimentary shuttle)
  • Anancy Children’s Village (onsite)


Welcome to Half Moon, an amazing resort where luxury abounds and relaxation is routine. Half Moon is a 400-acre resort featuring 2 miles of white sand beach with 210 luxurious rooms and suites and 25 expansive villas. There is something for everyone at this resort, including championship golf, spa, and tennis.

Aptly named after the crescent-shaped two-mile private beach, Half Moon embodies classical resort living. Beloved by romantics, sports lovers, and families since 1954, when we welcomed our first guests, Half Moon today is considered one of the world’s great resort hotels.

Rene Leger, the hotel authority of his time and the author of The 300 Best Hotels in the World, summed up a review of Half Moon, “there is none like it.” A stunning location combining old-world charm with modern touches, Half Moon, is the premier Caribbean resort and has been setting the standard for luxury Jamaican resorts for more than 50 years.

With its 400 beautifully manicured acres, numerous recreational facilities, a shopping village, varied cuisine, and a conference center, Half Moon is a destination in itself.

• Half Moon is 68 years (established 1954)
• 210 rooms
• 25 Villas
• 27,000 sq.ft. indoor/outdoor meeting space
• 68,000 sq.ft. Fern Tree, Spa
• 2 miles of white-sand beach
• Anancy Children’s Village with caregivers and nannies
• 7 restaurants
• 7 bars and cafe
• We have 44 pools
• 18-hole championship golf course
• 54 swimming pools
• Spinning studio
• Shopping Village
• Equestrian Centre
• Water sports
• Fitness Centre

Ranging in scale from intimate to grand, our beautifully appointed rooms, suites, cottages, and villas come with a true Caribbean personality.
Whether you are traveling alone, with friends, family, or that special someone, Half Moon has what you are looking for. This is where old-world charm meets modern-day luxury.

Enjoying all the facilities of the hotel, the Villas at Half Moon are a perfect choice for families, friends, or groups who seek privacy and seclusion in the ambiance of a private home for an experience that is quite simply unforgettable. Found at the eastern end of the resort and just beyond Sunrise Beach, the villas are dotted amongst beautifully maintained gardens that give the entire area the feeling of a quiet country village. All are rendered in white, and the architectural style of each villa is slightly different.

Ranging from four, five, six, or seven en suite bedrooms, each Villa is staffed with a butler, cook, and housekeeper. These exceptional staff members are there and on hand to ensure you relax in an atmosphere that is truly a home from home.

There are so many wonderful things to do in Half Moon Jamaica. Check them out in one of our many blog posts on beautiful Jamaica.

• The staff of three: a personal cook, butler, and housekeeper
• Private swimming pool and outdoor areas
• Two golf carts
• Spacious living room
• Ocean or garden views
• Cable television, radio, DVD player, and telephone
• Wireless Internet (in living area)
• Air conditioning in each bedroom
• Bathrobes in each bedroom
• Access to the resort's facilities and amenities
• Safe for storing valuables

To dine at Half Moon is to embark upon a journey of culinary exploration. The talented team of acclaimed chefs headed by Giorgio Rusconi, Director of Food and Beverage, take their inspiration from the plentiful abundance of locally grown fruit and vegetables, combining the heady flavors of Jamaica with an international repertoire and, in so doing, offer menus that not only tantalize the taste buds but are simply unforgettable.

Several different meal plans are available, including half board, full board, or the Half Moon Plan, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner at any of the restaurants, as well as all drinks, both soft and alcoholic, and house wines by the glass.

• Sugar Mill
• Seagrape Terrace
• Beach Barbecue
• Lester's Bar
• Cedar Bar
• Hibiscus Swim-up Pool Bar
• 19th Hole Bar
• North Pointe restaurant
• Delmare (Italian fused and seafood restaurant)
• Haywards

If you choose to stay in and unwind, in-room dining is the perfect choice for you. The extensive room service menu is prepared with the same care and presentation by the chefs in our fine restaurants.

One of the most exciting and original golf destinations in the Caribbean, the Half Moon Golf Course was named Jamaica's Best Golf Resort 2014 at the IAGTO World Travel Awards and Jamaica's Best Golf Resort at the World Golf Awards. Built on the 17th-century Running Gut Estate site and designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the Half Moon Golf Course was opened in 1964.

The course was superbly modernized by Roger Rulewich in 2005, creating a masterpiece and one of the best walking courses in the Caribbean. Over the years, many PGA professional golf tournaments have been held at Half Moon, including the European PGA Senior Tour and, since 2007, the Jamaica Open. Just four minutes away from Half Moon are the White Witch and Cinnamon Hill golf courses, both designed by Robert Van Hagge and Rick Baril. The White Witch is notable for its spectacular elevated location covering 200 acres, with 16 of the 18 holes offering panoramic views of the sea. At Cinnamon Hill, the highlight is the 17th hole, 350 feet above sea level, with fabulous sea views.

All three courses are included in the Half Moon Total Golf Experience package, which offers 54 holes of world-class golf, and we urge guests to play at least one round at all three courses.

• 20 grassed practice bays
• Bunker practice green
• Putting and chipping green
• 50-yard pitching green
• Clubhouse with two meeting rooms
• Direct access to the course on foot and golf cart via the tunnel from the Villas
• Frequent shuttle bus for the short ride to the pro-shop from the hotel and the Villas
• Golf Shop open: from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Caddy Master: open from 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
• 19th Hole Bar: open daily from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. offering light snacks, lunch, and cold drinks.
• Golf scorecard

To arrive at the Fern Tree Spa is to leave the cares of the outside world behind. Inspired by the lush landscape of Jamaica and centuries-old healing techniques, the Fern Tree is a 68,000-square-foot sanctuary for the mind and body where guests will find traditional Jamaican treatments together with a variety of wellness facilities in a haven that blends seamlessly into its surroundings.

Polished hardwood floors, grand entryways, and the subtle hint of lemongrass lead to the spa treatment rooms, set amidst lush tropical gardens allowing guests the option of having the doors closed or open to their own private garden terrace. For a nautical twist, couples may choose the overwater spa bungalows that open on three sides, allowing the waves and breeze's soothing rhythms to calm the senses. Families, wedding parties, or groups may prefer the Fern Tree Cottage, which offers separate living and spa treatment areas. The Fern Treehouses have a relaxation lounge, yoga pavilion, sauna, steam rooms, and a meditation labyrinth. A short stroll will lead guests to the nearby Fern Tree Fitness Centre, Spinning Studio, and Fern Tree Tennis Courts.

Upon arriving for all Signature Treatments, guests are welcomed with a cup of traditional Jamaican bush tea while receiving a foot bath infused with calming lavender water or rejuvenating nutmeg oil.

Once a guest has been a patron of the spa, they are at liberty to use the recreational facilities for their stay.

Whether you choose to ride a horse, tee off on the golf course, create your championship on the tennis courts, be indulged in the spa, work out in the fitness center, cycle leisurely amidst our 400 acres, or simply relax poolside or on the beach engrossed in a novel, there are plenty of things to do in Half Moon Bay.

• Horseback riding at the Equestrian Centre
• 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Sr Championship Golf Course
• Spinning Studio
• 11 floodlit tennis courts
• 4 squash courts
• Motorised and non-motorized water sports
• Croquet
• Chess
• Pickleball
• Yoga
• Anancy Children’s Village
• Camp Half Moon for adventure-filled summers
• Complimentary shuttle service to the exclusive Rose Hall Shopping Centre

The rates are quoted in US dollars based on the 5-bedroom garden view villa at Half Moon. The rates are per night, based on Standard Occupancy, and are The current Government tax of 10%, 15% service charge, and 10% resort fee are all subject to change without notice. In addition, a $4.00USD. Occupancy Tax applies per bedroom, per night. Net rates are 20% below standard retail rates.

This villa is a beachfront home. It should be noted that beaches change their shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month, mainly as a response to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Every effort has been made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.

Area description

Half Moon is located in the parish of St. James on the north coast of Jamaica. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport and a 20-minute drive from the town of Montego Bay. Sangster International Airport, one of the most modern in the Caribbean offers daily flights from a large number of gateway cities in North America as well as major European cities and a growing number in Central and South America. Half Moon has an airport lounge, situated immediately outside the customs hall. The concierge team are on hand to welcome you and assist with your transportation to the hotel. Many of the special packages offered at Half Moon include airport transfers to and from Sangster International Airport, either by shuttle bus or private motor car. Please contact your Exceptional Villas concierge for more details.


Montego Bay
Nearest airport Montego Bay Airport
8.8 km
Nearest beach Private 2 mile Beach 10 meters


  • Bedroom(s): 5 ( Sleeps 10 )
    5 Double with en-suite
  • Bathroom(s): 6
    5 Showers, 6 Wash basins, 6 Toilets
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Ceiling Fans, Garden, Garden View, High Speed Internet, Ice Maker, Panoramic Views, Parking, Private Location, Private Terrace, Security, Terrace, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, All Bedrooms Air Conditioned, All Bedrooms En Suite, CD Player, Coffee Maker, DVD Player, Freezer, Luxury Finishes, Microwave, Phone, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Beach Access, Beach Bar, Communal Swimming Pool, Enclosed Garden, Golf field, Helicopter Pad, Outdoor Shower, Patio, Play Ground, Private Terrace, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Sun Umbrellas, Swimming pool, Tennis court
  • Services: Babysitting, Breakfast included, Chef Included, Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Kids club, Linen provided, Maid service, Towels provided
  • Access: Off-road parking, Secure parking


Availability is on a request basis - please Enquire


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- Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
Rate summary $ 1,425 - $ 2,625 $ 9,975 - $ 18,375 3 Nights -
Summer/Fall 2024 01-May-2024 - 21-Nov-2024 $ 1,425 $ 9,975 3 Nights -
Thanksgiving 2024 22-Nov-2024 - 30-Nov-2024 $ 1,425 $ 9,975 5 Nights -
Summer/Fall 2024 01-Dec-2024 - 15-Dec-2024 $ 1,425 $ 9,975 3 Nights -
Festive Season 2024 16-Dec-2024 - 02-Jan-2025 $ 2,625 $ 18,375 12 Nights -

Additional Information

Recommended staff gratuity at the end of your stay is 15% of the villa rental in low season and 10% in high season. Plan to pay your grocery and gratuity monies in cash: US dollars or Jamaican dollars.

Room rates are subject to a total of 35% taxes & fees. This includes: Government Tax 15%; Service Charge 10%; Resort Fee 10% in addition to an Occupancy Tax of $4 per room daily. The percentages specified are subject to change by government regulation.


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Alannah Harrington

Our team know each destination and every villa we feature.

We also offer a personalized and fully complimentary concierge service so every part of your trip will be taken care of ensuring you have a hassle free vacation.

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 10
    • Bedroom(s): 5
    • Bathroom(s): 6
    • Board: Catered
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: Some pets, please enquire
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Yes
    • Holiday type: Beach Front, Family, Fully Staffed, Honeymoon, Ocean Front, Resort, Sea Views, Sharecare VERIFIED™, Walk to Beach, Wedding Villas