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Get an overview of this hotelJamaican beachfront, eco-minded family/golf resort

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
On private beach
Business center
Laundry facilities

Shade and sun

Part of the historic Rose Hall Plantation, this Montego Bay resort features 162 hectares (400 acres) of towering trees, blossoming gardens, wetland reserve, and 2 miles of Caribbean beachfront.

Rooms and suites

Guestrooms and suites and beachfront cottages have minibars, bathrobes, DVD players, and televisions offering U.S. cable channels and free Wifi access.

Renovations & Closures

During renovations, the resort will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Set on 400 acres of manicured grounds with 2 miles of beachfront. 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. Wander through a lush natural oasis dotted with fragrant fruit trees. Enjoy the tropical gardens and overwater cabanas.

The 68,000-square-foot Fern Tree Spa at Half Moon includes complimentary women's and men's saunas and steam rooms and, for surcharges, treatments such as Jamaican Bush Bath. Concierge services are provided. Guests have access to a private white sand beach and there is kayaking available.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the property. Business amenities include 8 meeting rooms and a business center. A game room contains video games (surcharges), with video, DVD player, and DVD rentals available. Room service is available 24-hours from a select menu. Limited complimentary parking is available (during stay only). Complimentary beach shuttle service is available on request. Airport transportation is also available on request (at a surcharge). There's also a doorman/doorwoman and a piano in the lobby.

  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Picnic area 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Number of spa tubs - 2 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Children's club 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • On private beach 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 11 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 180 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Beach bar 1 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 4 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free beach shuttle 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Conference space 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Year Built 1954 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Steam room 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Beach towels 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Miniature golf on site  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • DVD player 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Patio 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

Seagrape Terrace - Restaurant with an air-conditioned dining room in the main building and expansive sea-view terrace seating at wrought-iron tables under buttonwood trees. (Tiny white lights on trunks after dark). Afternoon island music, nightly dance music. Buffet and à la carte breakfasts. Lunch choices such as soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, fish, steak, jerk chicken. Traditional afternoon tea. Dinner choices include curried lobster salad, sweet-potato crab cakes, broiled snapper with bananas and almonds, broiled beef tenderloin. Reservations required for dinner. Dress code: no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, beach sandals.

Il Giardino - Located next to Seagrape Terrace. Air-conditioned dining room with gray marble floor, sponged rose walls. Sea-view terrace seating at wrought-iron tables. Italian cuisine featuring vegetables, herbs from resort garden. Dinner only; reservations required. Choices such as tagliolini with shellfish in crayfish sauce, goat cheese-celery ravioli with walnut pesto, osso buco, rack of lamb, grilled swordfish. Dress code: no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, beach sandals. Closed Monday and Friday.

Sugar Mill Restaurant - Located in garden near golf course. Adjacent to 200-year-old working water wheel. Dining-room, veranda, and terrace seating. Dinner only; reservations required. Jamaican specialties such as curried crayfish bisque; chicken-pineapple stew with tumeric-passion fruit sauce; dasheen-crusted mahi mahi with ackee and tomato-basil confit; jerked chicken, pork, fish combination. Also, grilled steaks, fish. Dress code: no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, beach sandals.

Beach Barbecue - Caribbean buffet at picnic tables under trees festooned with lights. Seasonal entertainment with limbo dancing and crab races.

Moonchies Beach BBQ - You don't have to leave the beach when visiting this food cart parked at the sand, featuring jerk.

Lester's Bar - Selections of coffees and teas from around the world, with roasted Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. Smoothies, sandwiches, and bakery treats are also available. Open early morning to early evening.

Cedar Bar - Casual beachfront spot open mid-morning to late night.

Beach Bar - Open mid-afternoon to late evening.

19th Hole Bar - Golf-clubhouse bar serving cocktails, beer, Jamaican beef patties from early morning to early evening.

Hibiscus Bar - Pool bar with swim-up side open late morning to early evening.

Nearby Things to Do

The resort's Hibiscus section features a 46-m (152-ft) freeform pool with water spouts and swim-up bar; a four-lane, 25-m (27.5-yd) lap pool; and between them a 6-by-2.5m (20-by-8-ft) waterfall pool with barstools.

The resort's 2-km (1.25-mi) Caribbean Sea frontage features Sunset Beach on calm, crescent-shaped Half Moon Bay, the center of swimming and nonmotorized water sports. To the east, long, uncrowded Sunrise Beach (protected by an artificial reef) offers motorized sports, and sunbathing.

Recreation opportunities include windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, pedal-boating, glass-bottom-boat trips, banana-boating, deep-sea fishing, boat cruising, scuba-diving/snorkeling excursions, and scuba-diving instruction/certification.

Complimentary recreational facilities include 2 championship croquet lawns, an 18-hole putting course, ping pong, pool, badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, and giant outdoor chess.

Guests can golf on an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and featuring a Georgian clubhouse; use an equestrian center offering a jumping course and beach/swim, jungle, and trail rides as well as pony rides; take guided mountain-bike tours; and play on 4 lighted squash courts. David Leadbetter Golf Academy offers instruction for golf, croquet, horseback riding, and windsurfing.

An enormous fitness center provides weight-training machines and free weights in 1 air-conditioned room and cardio equipment and aerobics classes in another. Yoga, aerobics, and pool aerobics classes are also available.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Miniature golf on site 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Racquetball/squash on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Boat tours on site 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 

Spa Services

Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon, is a 68,000 square foot indoor/outdoor sanctuary. Fern Tree fuses modern spa techniques with ancient remedies using Jamaican herbs, fruits, and botanical blends. Set amidst lush gardens, each spa treatment room opens onto a private garden terrace. Couples may reserve the plantation-style massage room, equipped with a private patio and dipping pool. Families, wedding parties, and groups can enjoy the spa cottage with separate living and spa treatment areas. The spa also houses a relaxation lounge, yoga pavilion, and hydrotherapy and meditation labyrinth.

  • Number of treatment rooms 15 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 6 AM to 10:30 PM. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed
No elevators

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 175.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 87.50 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 4.00 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 35.00 and USD 50.00 for adults, USD 12.50 and USD 25.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20.00 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 12.00 (roundtrip), (from 3 to 12 years old)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Half Moon
  • Half Moon Hotel
  • Half Moon Hotel Montego Bay
  • Half Moon Montego Bay
  • Moon Half
  • Half Moon Jamaica
  • Half Moon, a Rock Hotel Montego Bay
  • Half Moon Resort Jamaica
  • Half Moon Bay Jamaica
  • Half Moon a Rock Hotel Montego Bay

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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