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Resort Overview

Half Moon, a Rock Resort, is an absolutely stunning luxury, beachfront golf and spa resort. Located only 15 minutes from the airport at Montego Bay, after a long flight, you will be here in no time at all!

Named after the crescent shaped beach, Half Moon sets the standard in luxury Caribbean holidays. The resort has an effortless style throughout from the powder white sandy beaches which compliments the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea to the charming fusion of traditional style accommodation complete with all modern amenities you would expect.

Set over 400 acres, the resort never seems busy because of its unique layout which stretches right along 2 miles of beach and stunning coastline. With 54 swimming pools and little alcoves, you will never have any trouble finding the perfect place to relax.

Each of the 197 rooms and suites at Half Moon are all designed in a very unique way and it is unlikely you will find many rooms the same due to the design of the hotel. All of the rooms and suites are either located on the beach or only steps away!

Located in their own private area, the Royal Villas are a stunning collection of villas that are perfect for groups of couples or a really special occasion. The villas come complete with your own buggy to get around, private chef, butler and maid! It doesn't get much better than this.

Onsite at Half Moon, you gave a superb selection of restaurants and bars to choose from and which will suit every palate. Boasting 6 different restaurants and 7 bars, there is something for everyone. There is also weekly Jamaican barbecues and lunch stations along the beach which adds to the convenience.

Golfing at Half Moon is a very special experience, the Half Moon Golf Club has glimpses of Augusta on the back nine with its traditional clubhouse perched proudly overlooking the course. If staying on the Total Golf Experience plan then you are able to play three mind blowing courses including the mysterious White Witch and revered Cinnamon Hill which are both only 5 minute courtesy shuttle transfer away.


Half Moon is located on the north west of Jamaica close to Saint James, it is situated on a perfectly shaped crescent beach. The hotel is at Rose Hall, one of the islands most fashionable areas, Montego Bay airport is only 15 minute’s drive away, so transfer times are limited in time!!   

Superior Rooms

The Superior rooms are very comfortable and charmingly decorated with stately furnishings. Each superior room enjoys a garden view.

Deluxe Rooms

Tucked behind garden alcoves in a cluster of whitewashed cottages, the Deluxe rooms offer a great view of the gardens or the sea.

Junior Suites

Located within the West Cottages of the resort, the Junior Suites have a great situation and offer a luxurious style of accommodation overlooking the Caribbean Sea and crescent shaped beach. The suites are perfect for those seeking more space both indoors and out. Complete with large king beds, separate siting area and huge terrace/ balcony, the Junior Suites are a great choice for those seeking that extra touch of luxury and feeling of space.

Hibiscus Suites

Enjoying a sought after location overlooking the beach, the Hibiscus Suites are the ultimate in luxury and are the most popular accommodation choice at Half Moon with repeat guests. The suites are in blocks of two, one up and one down and have a beach front location. The suites are very spacious, ideal for small families too. The balconies/ terrace are large and spacious. The suites have huge bathrooms too with modern separate bath and shower.

Royal Villas

Set in their own privileged section of the resort, the Royal Villas are a collection of villas of varying sizes that are perfect for a really special occasion and also a great way for those seeking complete privacy and unrivalled luxury. Each villa comes with 2 of your own golf buggies to navigate your way round the resort. The villas are essentially self contained mini hotels with your own swimming pool, chef, butler and maid 24/7 during your stay!

Royal Suites

The Half Moon Royal Suites are famous for their individuality with no two being alike. Common to all is a spacious bedroom, separate living room and private terrace or balcony. Most enjoy uninterrupted ocean views, others are secluded within the lush gardens and some enjoy a private pool. West Cottage Royal Suites which are only steps away from the beach exude a classical Jamaican ambiance, those in the Royal Court embody the attributes of tropical living and the suites in the Oleander are on two levels.

Imperial Suites

The Imperial Suites are quite simply unique. Not only are they our largest accommodation but also the most stylish. Those in the West Cottages - cottage 1, cottage 3, cottage 4, cottage 5 and cottage 8 are architecturally unique, evocative of the plantation style of the 1950's and furnished with aplomb. No two are alike and within each are personal touches, thought-inspiring paintings, books to read and in cottage 1, a grand piano. The 4 Imperial Suites in Cottage 12A to the east offer a contemporary feel with fabulous sea views and deep and wide balconies or patios. The contemporary ambiance continues in the Royal Court where the Imperial Suites range from lofty split-level to beach front and an ever-present sea breeze that gently cools.

Seagrape Terrace

Named after the prickly Seagrape tree found throughout the resort, the Seagrape Terrace is shaded by fragrant almond trees and overlooks Sunset Beach. Beckoning guests throughout the day, the Seagrape Terrace offers tasty lunches, delightful snacks and gourmet dining after sunset.

Il Giardino

Step into the elegantly frescoed Il Giardino and be instantly transported to a wonderfully romantic restaurant on the coast of Italy. The mouth-watering menu was created by our internationally-trained chefs and offers a variety of beautifully presented authentic Italian dishes

Sugar Mill Jamaica

Taking a cue from the diverse cultures that season the Caribbean kitchen, Sugar Mill's chefs have fused the many influences of the region to create a mélange of tastes that is truly Caribbean fusion cuisine. Recipes and methods from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas are joined together in a "melting pot" to create new exotic flavours to tempt the appetite and awaken the palate.

The Sugar Mill re-opened on 1 December after a 4 month closure for some impressive renovations in the kitchens and the restaurant.

The Pepperpot

Located at the Oleander Terrace, this new dining outlet serves only authentic Jamaican delights. Enjoy favourites such as jerk pork, chicken and sausage, curried goat, braised oxtail with broad beans, fish and bammy and much more! Open for lunch 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m

The Pepperpot is now open in the evening also.

Mystic Indian Restaurant

This new addition to the cuisine in the Half Moon all inclusive offer is outside the Estate and is 3 kms free transfer away. The restaurant comes highly recommended. Drinks are not included at this non resort venue.

Golf Courses

Half Moon has its own resort Championship course, which is excellent, but you can also enjoy the superb challenges that await just 5 minutes away at Cinnamon Hill, a very spectacular course on the hilltops overlooking the sea on many holes, it is a perfect contrast to Half Moon, even more tough and very hilly. If you take our Ultimate Escape Golf Package you can play both courses during the same stay in the Hotel. 

Great undulating greens, demanding holes and challenging drives and breath taking vistas, they are all part of the newly renovated, award-winning, par 72 championship course designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Named the Best Caribbean Golf Resort by Caribbean World Magazine, the Half Moon Golf Course now boasts improved features for both the avid and casual golfer. Recently renovated by Roger Rulewich, renowned golf course architect, the course features newly-aligned, multiple tee complexes as well as repositioned fairway and greenside bunkers. In completing the renovation project, Rulewich was mindful to maintain the course's integrity of respecting the natural flow of the land while modernizing the course to account for improvements made to golf equipment over the years. 

A member of the Jack Nicklaus "Great Golf Resorts of the World," Half Moon's course has been welcoming golfers of all levels for over a quarter of a century. 

Cinnamon Hill & White Witch

Hotel guests are also invited to play golf on White Witch and once only on Cinnamon Hill both of which are stunning tests of golf - set with ocean views and over rolling hills, White Witch really is an incredible test of golf, Cinnamon Hill is a much more playable challenge for the average golfer, but for sure both are very exhilarating indeed and nice to have a change, although a lof our clients only play at Half Moon because it is indeed so enjoyable.

Just to let you know we had a great holiday in Jamaica,Half moon is a very special place ,excellent accommodation ,superb food and top class golf.  The weather started poor but got better and better and the Jamaican people and service was as good as we've had.  We look forward to next year! - D.Robinson (Nov.14)

Back from Paradise, what an amazing place, we loved it.  As explained they did upgrade us to an Imperial Suite and although it was an a fantastic room it was not the same as the ones on the website (no piano thank goodness! and four poster etc) and think it was possibly the location of it that gave it that standing I’m not sure, however we would love to be able to have that room again - Bernadette Stones (Feb 2014)

For the second year my partner and I visited the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay for a two week vacation to get away from a rather cold and rainy Scotland, We were not disappointed, There are not enough superlatives to describe this hotel. The food is fantastic, the staff and wonderful service are second to none that we have experienced from South Africa to Europe to the Emirates. We had never revisited a resort until the Half Moon and are making plans already to book for next February. The Half Moon Golf resort is excellent and a great challenge. The White Witch, although difficult, is absolutely beautiful located high in the hills.  Unfortunately Cinnamon Hills for the second year running, in our opinion, was not so great, although some of the holes are beautiful we found the course to be slightly neglected, the staff not so pleasant or attentive and the caddies a little arrogant for us.  An all inclusive plan is highly recommended, the value for money from premium drinks and choice of Buffet or A La Carte dining at all meal times is tremendous, off plan can work out expensive. The accommodation is excellent, the standard superior room was super last year but the Hibiscus Suites were fab and highly recommended. The standard of cleanliness is excellent throughout the hotel, the resort is beautifully kept with landscaped gardens, white sandy beaches and a large range of activitites.  Our thanks go to the many members of staff who looked after us during our vacation,<p>These people made our holiday, with their kind words and attention to detail and wonderful personalities, we can not thank you enough. - Fiona & Blair

We had an excellent holiday, everything ran smoothly. The hotel was first class and the staff could not have been more helpful at all times. Our suite was lovely, right on the seafront. Breakfasts were excellent and there was plenty of choice for the other meals. We did use the Italian and Sugar Mill restaurants on a couple of occassions each which we thoroughly enjoyed. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, front desk, concierge, housekeeping, restaurants and bars. Mandie Poskitt (Feb.15)

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