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Rose Hall, Montego Bay Jamaica
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A destination in itself, set on 400 acres of manicured grounds with two miles of beachfront. We offer three distinctive resort experiences - Founders Cove, Rose Hall Villas and Eclipse, most of which have views of the Caribbean Sea. All of our guests can enjoy the extensive facilities of this destination, which include Fern Tree, A Salamander Spa, an award-winning spa oasis in Jamaica, an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course, our own equestrian centre with 28 horses, the Sugar Mill, awarded as Jamaica's best restaurant and Delmare, the highly-desired seafood culinary experience. 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. 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Golf course
Mini golf
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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morgpalm wrote a review 26 Nov
Los Angeles, California
Every day was another day in paradise! From the delicious food at North Point, to the breathtaking views of our personal beach cove, to the strong yet addicting and tasty drinks, to the incredibly friendly and accommodating staff and unending service with a smile, it was all more than any person could ever ask for while on vacation. Speaking of the most helpful and sweet staff, we would like to give our utmost gratitude and love to the two most amazing people, our butler Dean, and our housekeeper Marcia for taking care of our every whim (and going above and beyond) to make sure we had everything we wanted and more. It was all done with such joy and helpfulness that we didn’t want to leave. Dean scheduled all our meals and brought us all our requested sundry items and even made our special canapés and drink requests happen! Marcia was so sweet and every day made up all our rooms and living areas look as beautiful as the day we first arrived. Loved the towels folded into swans and fresh flowers and turn down service complete with bedside treats. Dean and Marcia and so many others at the restaurants and the pool treated the two children with our family with love and care and brought them beach toys and all their favorite foods. Thanks to everyone from the groundskeepers with their fresh cut coconuts to the attendants to handed us fresh towels, and the great staff at the spa who took our last minute spa changes without any problems… we loved it all and cannot wait to come back again! Love Kim, Morgan and all of the Palmer family!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Andy P wrote a review 26 Nov
Cambridge, Massachusetts25 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic experience at Half Moon Eclipse - special shout out to Dean and Marcia for taking such great care of our whole family. We've been coming to Half Moon for decades as a family but took a 7 year break. While we were gone they built Eclipse - which is truly state of the art and beautiful.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Spa is excellent. Go early for lunch as it can be crowded. ATM located in shopping mall which is...
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VA-Jen03 wrote a review 26 Nov
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I have never taken the time to write a review for a resort before, but I feel it is important for others to know how wonderful this resort is. We traveled as a group of four families for Thanksgiving, and the West Cottages at Founders Cove were perfect (oceanfront and private pool). The staff was incredible. I have never experienced a friendlier resort staff. Everyone was so kind and helpful (and shout out to Curtis for setting up our beach chairs and bringing us rafts). The grounds are immaculate and views stunning. We cannot wait to return one day. Thank you Half Moon for an absolutely wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Craig LONGLEY wrote a review 25 Nov
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The staff is exceptional: Marva our housekeeper, Deon the gentleman who served us in our room on the terrace most days, the friendly gardener, Andrea Reid our lovely waitress, Nicosia, our wonderful server on the beach, Bolitte Hines, the wood carver, Craig, the server for Thanksgiving dinner, and so many more. Everyone is so warm and welcoming. We stayed in the Calypso Villa in the Eclipse section. Loved it! Would definitely stay there again. Whoever is hiring the staff should be praised. You choose the best people. Thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Order room service if you have a terrace. You will feel like a prince.
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Lorrie wrote a review 21 Nov
Mississauga, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
We just recently stayed at the HaLf Moon Resort at the Villas of Rose Hall for three weeks. We had a lovely lady by the name of Esmie who looked after all our meals and housekeeping. She cooked anything we requested and every meal was delicious. We also had a Butler named Dexton. They both went above and beyond their duties to make our stay a memorable one. We would highly recommend asking for them if you stay stay the villas. Thanks again Esmie and Dexton for making our stay exceptional.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Go before Thanksgiving. It is very quiet then, not too many people.
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Earl W wrote a review 21 Nov
London, United Kingdom5 contributions15 helpful votes
After 10 years break, I decided to return to Jamaica for a holiday with my family and close friends. We’d waited 3 years during which time our holiday was cancelled at least 3 times due to the pandemic so expectations were high….we weren’t disappointed. Some things are a given in Jamaica; wonderful weather, beautiful beaches, fantastic food and great people. And, to top it all a plethora of new hotels have opened recently, each promising to give you your best holiday ever - this makes deciding where to stay a difficult choice. However for us one resort stands head and shoulders above all the others…..Half Moon in Montego Bay. If you’re looking for a place where the staff are always warm, friendly and attentive where your well-being is their priority, Half Moon is the place. We stayed for 14 nights in August 2022 in the newer part of the resort - The Eclipse. Tennis lessons, horse riding, cycling followed by rejuvenating time in their infamous Fern Tree spa was the order of the day. We’re of Jamaican heritage so know a lot about Jamaican cuisine and generally we’ve found hotel food to lack the authenticity of the local offerings. However Half Moon have clearly done their homework because the food was so exquisite we simply couldn’t get enough. We’re already planning our return in 2023.
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Date of stay: August 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Melissa P wrote a review 21 Nov
Atlanta, Georgia29 contributions7 helpful votes
Half Moon has successfully usurped Jamaica Inn as my go-to Caribbean destination. Shout-out to Joy in dining, Herga the masseuse and Karlene S. in the spa for particularly warm and personal care. So why is this place the best? Five reasons: 1. Service: You will never wait around to be helped at Half Moon. If anything, the service response is almost overwhelming if the resort happens to be below 50% capacity. 2. Food: I’m going to break with the popular recommendation here and say: Don’t get a meal plan, unless maybe if you drink. Trying to take advantage of three large, rich meals per day was sometimes a challenge. I often had leftovers that I would eat for subsequent meals. 3. The upkeep: Half Moon’s maintenance of buildings and rooms seemed top-notch. Example: One day I found that the light on my ceiling fan wouldn’t turn on. I called the front desk and went to lunch. It was already fixed when I returned. 4. The beach: Half Moon has literally two miles of private coastline. For much of it, they’ve used rock formations and sea walls to create a series of adorable little coves. Almost like wading pools. Rough surf is never an issue. 5. Proximity to Montego Bay airport: It’s like a ten minute drive. At Jamaica Inn, I had to fly into Kingston and drive two hours to Ocho Rios.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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jolynch10 wrote a review 20 Nov
New Jersey14 contributions12 helpful votes
The property is spotless, staff is excellent and the food is wonderful!!! Why only four stars, because they offer a beverage package at $80pp ( impulsively we took) but there's zero benefit to it. As an upscale organization, it's a shaddy package I think they should improve or removem we were trying to make sure we used it so we weren't wasting our money. The max you can spend is $80 on this package, afterwards you get charged, so you might as well, pay as you use. If you don't use the $80pp you lose it, what sense does that make....NONE!!! We got scammed....otherwise the property is lovely!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Christopher B wrote a review 19 Nov
Chicago, Illinois, United States6 contributions3 helpful votes
The Half Moon has the most friendly staff of any hospitality based property I have ever been to. The staff made our honeymoon so effortless and enjoyable. The minute you step off the plane and into their waiting room the staff greets you with welcome home and based on the experience we had, I believe it's geniune. The property is kept in impeccable condition and the housekeeping phenomnal. The twice daily turndown was detailed and appreciated. Our concierge Brittany was very thorough with our options and helped us book some off property trips and set us up for a wonderful week. We went on a rafting trip down the Martha Brae and enjoyed that very much. We also did the Luminous Lagoon on a private tour with Paul Harty and he was a a great tour guide and the lagoon was a highlight of the trip. Back on property, every morning we had breakfast at Hayward's and were greeted personally by Joy who was truly a delight and made sure we were always taken care of. During the day the eclipse pool was the place to be and the staff there always made it enjoyable, Andre and Antonio were always fun and I always left with a smile. If the beach is more your thing be sure to check out Spice which is right on the beach and was a highlight for Jerk cooking. Stephon was our bartender and was awesome. Swim up bar? Yes they have that too, Nicoy and Terry were so fun to get to know and I enjoyed spending several afternoons with blended cocktails just chatting with them. When we went to try the spa we each had a lovely massage and I especially enjoyed the Thai massage from Keisha. After a good stretch you need to have dinner at sunset at the Cedar Bar, Sasha and Donovan made the time fly by and were so lovely to chat with. Dinner at the Sugar Mill was the higlight of the trip. The ambience and setting was so charming and the food was unrivaled. Finally for a nightcap there was no place better to unwind then at Lester's bar where every night there was live music and Ackme provided some humor, hospitality, and was always there to make a good drink. Everyone truly remembers your name at the Half Moon. Cheers, we will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tz H wrote a review 16 Nov
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I was looking forward for a family vacation at half moon. Unfortunately I did expect this experience to be much better. It was very stressful when our keys to our rooms barely worked and we found ourselves locked out several times during our stay. We almost missed our arranged transportation to the airport and did not have enough time to get organized properly as we were waiting 20 minutes for someone to open the door for us. My son who was looking forward to stay at half moon and use their water sports activities was upset about equipment that did not work (Parasailing) as well as all kind of insane requirements for scuba diving (he is a certified diver). We got everyday "daily activity" sheet but when I called to RSVP a class, I would find out that the staff was not able to let me know if these classes are cancelled or not. At one point I called 3 times and they still were not able to determine if the class will be held or not. Overall, very frustrating and stressful stay. This is not at all what I imagine a vacation in a resort would be. We will not go back. We will spend our vacation budget somewhere else.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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US$619 - US$910 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Half Moon
Which popular attractions are close to Half Moon?
Nearby attractions include Cinnamon Hill Golf Course (3.6 km), Rose Hall Great House (3.0 km), and Jewels in Paradise (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Half Moon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Half Moon?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Half Moon?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Half Moon?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Half Moon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sugar Mill, Mystic India, and Tokyo Jo's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Half Moon?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Half Moon have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Half Moon offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Half Moon have airport transportation?
Yes, Half Moon offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Half Moon?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Half Moon offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.