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DAI Inside Scoop: Peaceful and tranquil, amongst lush tropical foliage with a view of the Caribbean sea, Half Moon is elegantly located on a 400-acre estate with a mile of private white-sand beach. Featuring 42 rooms and 179 suites, some with private or shared pool.

We stayed at this resort in 2007. It is fantastic. Elegant and lush. The bathrooms in the suites are as large as the rooms in many other resorts. Need more space you have got to try the villas. They even have their own dolphins to swim with.
We wondered how they got such outstanding fresh food at this resort. We found out much of it is grown on the resort by the kitchen staff. Simply unbelievable.

The Half Moon Resort has attracted many luminaries of the day including Joan Crawford and her husband Alfred Steel (CEO of Pepsi-Cola), Clark Gable and HRH Princess Margaret. Other notable guests include HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, and HRH the Prince of Wales; John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy, Prince Rainer of Monaco; and George H. W. Bush, when he was Vice President. This is the type of place that attracts those who know luxury and expect only the best for their travel dollar.

Over the years, Half Moon has undergone several renovations and additions, most recently, the multi-million dollar demolition and rebuilding of its 50-year-old beachfront rooms. Today, Half Moon stretches across 400 lushly landscaped acres, with 34 stately three- to seven-bedroom villas, each with its own personal staff and pool, 152 luxurious suites and 46 breathtaking rooms. Eleven of the original cottages remain today, a tribute to the legacy of the founders, whose descendants remain as resort shareholders.

Half Moon features a championship, 72-par Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course, 18-hole putting green, 13-lit tennis courts, a full range of water sports, an exclusive natural Dolphin Lagoon, six gourmet restaurants and over half a dozen informal snack bars, a world class spa (The Fern Tree) and it's very own shopping village.



Hotel Information


Half Moon Jamaica
Rose Hall, St. James
Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies


Distance from hotel to town, 7 miles (11 kms).
Distance from hotel to Sangster International Airport (MBJ), 6 miles (10 kms).

Here you will discover beautifully landscaped gardens, a
nature reserve that is a haven for wildlife, 197 rooms and
suites scattered amongst white-rendered cottages and 31
capacious Villas, all fronted by two miles of private beach,
one of the loveliest in Jamaica. In true grand resort style,
Half Moon offers an eclectic range of facilities such as six
fine-dining restaurants, an 18 hole championship golf course,
thirteen tennis courts, simply unique children's facilities
and a multitude of water and land based sports that culminate
in a private Dolphin Lagoon.

Hotel Amenities


Activities Desk Aerobics
Babysitting Referrals Babysitting Services ($)
Bars (7) Beach
Bicycle Rentals Business Center
Car Rental ($) Cell Phone Rentals ($)
Children's Playground Children's Program
Croquet Courts (2) Currency Exchange ($)
Driving Range Entertainment (nightly)
Fax Machine Fitness Center
Gift Shop Golf Cart Rentals ($)
Gym Health Spa
Horseback Riding Horseshoes
Internet Cafe Jacuzzi
Laundry Service ($) Medical Facilities ($)
Miniature Golf Nurse ($)
Physician ($) Pool (children's)
Pools (freshwater) (51) Putting Green
Restaurants (6) Sailing ($)
Sauna Scuba Diving ($)
Snorkeling ($) Squash Courts (4)
Table Tennis Tennis Courts (13)
Tour Desk Volleyball
Watersports Facility Windsurfing ($)

Shopping: ($)
Complete shopping village, plus shopping arcade

Golf
18 hole, par 72, championship golf course.

Miscellaneous Amenities
Dolphin Lagoon ($)
Pedal Boats ($)
Golf Academy
Caddy ($)

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.

Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above
may have an additional fee associated with them.

Accommodation Categories And Descriptions


Arrival/Departure Time:
Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm

Early check-in and late checkout on
request, and subject to availability.

Children Policy:
2017:
Children's age break is 12 years old.

Maximum Occupancy:

2017:
Rooms/Suites at Half Moon:
Deluxe - 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Ocean View Deluxe - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child,
or 2 adults and 2 children.
Deluxe Suite - 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 children.
Oceanfront Hibiscus Suite - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
One Bedroom Royal Suite - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Imperial Suite - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Two Bedroom Suite - 6 adults or 3 adults and 3 children.

The Villas at Half Moon:
Four Bedroom Garden View - 8 adults or 6 adults and 4 children.
Five Bedroom Garden View - 10 adults or 7 adults and 5 children.
Six Bedroom Garden View - 12 adults or 9 adults and 5 children.
Seven Bedroom Garden View - 14 adults or 11 adults and 5 children.
Five Bedroom Ocean View Premium - 10 adults or 7 adults and 5 children.
Six Bedroom Ocean View Premium - 12 adults or 9 adults and 5 children.

Please note regarding maximum occupancies in villas:
There are other combinations of children/adults allowed
in the villas, the above maximum occupancies should be
used as a guideline only. Adult maximum occupancies are
correct as stated.

Deluxe Room, (DXZ) Rooms are tucked behind garden alcoves
in a cluster of white washed cottages, offer views of the
sea or tropical gardens. Rooms come with twin beds that
can be converted to a king size bed.
Bedding: 2 twin beds.

Ocean View Deluxe Room, (OXR) The Ocean View Deluxe Rooms
offer views of the sea. These highly individual rooms
come with twin beds that can be converted to one king
size bed.

Junior Suite, (SJU) Spacious and comfortably elegant, they
are ideal for small families or those looking for a bit
more room. These charming suites offer an inviting living
area, and a balcony or patio. (17 Junior Suites in total
15 are ocean view and the remaining 2 are garden view).
Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 twin beds.
View: Garden or Ocean.

Deluxe Suite, (DXS) The two-story Deluxe Suites are ideal
for families. Featuring a colorful and spacious bedroom
and airy living area, they also include a kitchen (a
personal cook can be arranged) and large patio with
garden views.

Hibiscus Wing Information:
Recently added, these 68 magnificent beachfront rooms
and suites offer the ultimate in relaxed tropical living.
Lounge on expansive patios or balconies looking out to
sea; rest in four-poster beds; or snuggle up with a good
book in plush sofas and rattan arm chairs. Each room has
been meticulously appointed with a plantation-style decor
that is reminiscent of the ease of a bygone era, but with
all the modern conveniences you need such as data port
Internet access, television/VCR, mini-bar, electronic
safe and more.

Oceanfront Hibiscus Suite, (ZBE) the ocean front Hibiscus
Suites offer magnificent views, with plantation-style
decor and expansive patios or balconies overlooking the
sea. Spaciousness and striking furnishings are what make
the Hibiscus Suites so popular. Each suite includes
a large bedroom with king or double beds, living area,
and an over-sized bathroom.

One Bedroom Royal Suite, (Y1E) these suites offer an
elegantly appointed and spacious bedroom, separate living
area, over-sized bathroom, and private balcony or patio
with views of the Caribbean Sea or the Half Moon gardens.

Imperial Suite, (IMP) Imperial Suites are one of the most
luxurious lodging options. These timeless, one-bedroom
suites feature lavish Queen Anne mahogany reproductions
with vibrant Caribbean touches. Large living rooms,
spacious bedrooms (with king or twin beds) and breathtaking
views invite guests to relax and unwind. View: garden or
ocean.

Two Bedroom Suite, (2BS) The two bedroom suites offer an
elegantly appointed and spacious bedroom, separate living
area, bathroom, and private balcony or patio with views
of the Caribbean Sea or the Half Moon gardens. Each Two
Bedroom Suite has its own distinct ambiance and feel,
no two being the same.

Four Bedroom Garden View(*), (4GN) .
Please see the Royal Villas description below.

Five Bedroom Garden View, (5GN) .
Please see the Royal Villas description below.

Six Bedroom Garden View, (6GN) .
Please see the Royal Villas description below.

Seven Bedroom Garden View, (7GN) .
Please see the Royal Villas description below.

Five Bedroom Ocean View Premium, (ICM) is a Premium Villa
category. Step out of your villa and onto your own private
balcony or patio. This renovated premium villa is certainly
large enough to share with friends or family, and the
expansive living areas allow for plenty of space to relax
and enjoy. Beautifully appointed with bright tropical colors
and king-size beds, this is the ultimate beach escape.
Please note: the description for the premium villas are
the same accept for the number of bedrooms offered.

Six Bedroom Ocean View Premium, (XVM) is a Premium Villa
category. Step out of your villa and onto your own private
balcony or patio. This renovated premium villa is certainly
large enough to share with friends or family, and the
expansive living areas allow for plenty of space to relax
and enjoy. Beautifully appointed with bright tropical colors
and king-size beds, this is the ultimate beach escape.
Please note: the description for the premium villas are
the same accept for the number of bedrooms offered.

Royal Villa Descriptions:
For the ultimate in luxury, discover one of the Royal
Villas, where you can enjoy full access to the amenities
and activities of a world-class resort while still
enjoying the privacy and comfort of your own Caribbean
villa. With five, six or seven bedrooms, all with keyed
entrances and en-suite bathrooms, The Royal Villas at
Half Moon are ideal for gathering friends, family or
colleagues for an unforgettable Caribbean vacation.

The villas are individually decorated and offer:
-Staff of three: a personal cook, butler
and personal housekeeper
-Private swimming pool and outdoor area
-Two golf carts
-Spacious living room
-Ocean or garden view options
-Cable television, radio and telephone
in each room
-Wireless Internet and DVD player (in
common living area)
-Air conditioning in each bedroom
-Bathrobes in each bedroom
-Access to resort facilities & amenities
-Safe for storing valuables

Please note:
-The 3-Bedroom villas are not staffed with a
butler; only with a cook and room attendant.
-Groceries needed for cook to prepare meals,
must be purchased at the commissary.

(*) Denotes on request basis only, no allotment given.

All accommodations include: radio, telephone (direct dial), crib (on
request), mini-bar, safe (in accommodation), internet access,
television, hairdryer, patio or balcony, shower, bathtub and air
conditioning.

Kitchen
In Deluxe Suites/Villas

Ceiling Fan
In some rooms.

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled
based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.

Food And Beverage Outlets


19th Hole, Light snacks, beverages and cocktails.

General Opening Hours: Open 7:00am until 7:00pm.
General Opening Days: Open daily.

Cedar Bar
General Opening Hours: Open 11:00am until 1:00am.
General Opening Days: Open daily.

Hibiscus Swim Up Bar
General Opening Hours: Open 10:00am until 6:00pm.
General Opening Days: Open daily.

Lester's Bar
General Opening Hours: Open 11:00am until 1:00am.
General Opening Days: Open daily.

Oleander Bar
General Opening Hours: Open from 10:00am until 6:00pm.

Il Giardino(*), Located beside the Seagrape Terrace, our air-
conditioned Italian restaurant offers a selection of pasta dishes
prepared in a distinctive style. Il Giardino is open for dinner only.

Cuisine: Italian.

General Opening Hours: Open 6:00pm until 10:00pm.
General Opening Days: Open daily for dinner.

(*) Denotes reservation is required.

Sugar Mill, On the gentle slope overlooking Halfmoon's beautiful
championship golf course, stands the unique and enchanting restaurant,
The Sugar Mill restaurant. As a sentinel overlooking the restaurant's
Victorian architecture and white walls set magnificently against the
surrounding lush green vegetation, the two hundred year old water mill
is reminiscent of past grandeur and completes the romantic setting which
attracts celebrities from all over the world. This uniquely beautiful
restaurant has been recently renovated to preserve and enhance its
romantic ambiance. The Sugar Mill Restaurant offers delicious
international and Jamaican flavors for lunch and candlelit dinners on
the terrace as well as providing a wide variety of conference and
catering options. A complimentary shuttle operates from the hotel every
fifteen minutes.

Cuisine: International, Jamaican.

General Opening Hours: Open from 6:00pm until 10:00pm.
General Opening Days: Open daily for dinner.

The Pepperpot, Found at the Oleander Terrace, Pepperpot is under
the charge of the engagingly charismatic chef. His unrivalled passion
for the cuisine of Jamaica is matched by the array of enormously popular
dishes served, each one being a wholly authentic taste of this
intoxicating country.

The Seagrape Terrace, The Seagrape Terrace reigns as one of
Jamaica's finest restaurants for contemporary Caribbean dining. Set
beneath lush green buttonwood trees & caressed by soft sea breezes, the
open-air Terrace specializes in nouvelle Caribbean dishes. Romantic
evenings come with live entertainment and dancing under the stars. This
restaurant caters to every individual's particular eating habits:
early-morning risers, mid-morning persons, those who prefer an early or
late lunch, and those requiring afternoon snacks or tea. Special
provisions are made for the little ones who often require earlier meal
times.

General Opening Days: Open daily.
Breakfast Hours: Open 6:00am until 11:00am.
Lunch Hours: Open 12:00pm until 5:30pm/Tea 4:00pm until 5:30pm.
Dinner Hours: Open 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

Other Dining Options:
Half Moon is pleased to be able to offer a new dining
option at Mystic India Authentic Indian Cuisine located
in the Whitter Village (5 minutes from the hotel).

Effective 08/01/15, Mystic India will be offered as a
dining option to Half Moon guests who are booked on the
following plans:

-Modified American Plan
-Full American Plan
-Half Moon Plan
-Ultimate in Luxury
-Total Golf Experience

Please Note:
-Restaurant is off site as mentioned above.
-Dining hours: 5pm-10pm daily.
-Reservations are required via the hotels
concierge team.
-Transportation will be provided to/from the
restaurant by Mystic India.
-Drinks are excluded when dining at Mystic India.
Guests will be charged for alcoholic and non-alcoholic
beverages (while dining here) regardless of meal plan
or package booked.

Specialty Package (Half Moon Plan Ai 17)


HALF MOON PLAN ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE 2017

Booking Dates: 09/14/2016 - 12/15/2017
Travel Dates: 12/17/2016 - 12/15/2017

Package Inclusions:
-Accommodation (as booked)
-Welcome gift
-Roundtrip airport transfers to/from Sangsters
International Airport, Montego Bay
-Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
-Beer, cocktails and house wines by
the glass

Package Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Please Note:
-Breakfast seved at Seagrape Terrace, Pepper Pot
and Lesters Caf
-Lunch served at Seagrape Terrace, Pepper Pot,
Lesters Caf and Moonchies Grill
-Dinner served at Seagrape Terrace, Il Giardino,
Sugar Mill, Pepper Pot, Mystic India Restaurant
(off property)** and at the Weekly Beach BBQ
-Drinks served at Cedar Bar, Beach Bar, Oleander
Bar, Hibiscus Bar, 19th Hole Bar, Seagrape Terrace,
Il Giardino, Sugar Mill, Weekly Beach Party at
Sunrise Beach and in-room mini-bar (as consumed
by guests registered in room; a check must be
signed daily for consumption).
-Half Moon special reserve liquor, bottles of
wine and all other items not listed above are
not included and will have an additional fee.
-Guests sharing the same room/suite must be on
the same meal/inclusion plan.
-Pepper Pot Restaurant is open seasonally (main
open dates: December 20 - April 15).
-There is a mandatory supplement for New Year's
Eve.

Other Notes:
- (*) A room service delivery fee is applicable.
-(**) Drinks at Mystic India Restaurant are not
included.

Package inclusions are subject to change.

Meal Plan Options


Modified American Plan / Half Board - MAP
Breakfast and dinner daily.

Please Note:
-Includes daily breakfast and dinner; excluding
drinks (non-alcoholic & alcoholic).
-Plan must be added for the entire length of stay
and for all guests occupying the room.
-Plan includes room service; guest will be charged
a nominal room delivery fee.


Breakfast Plan - BP
Full breakfast daily.

Please Note:
-Breakfast must be added for the entire length of
stay and for all guests occupying the room.
-Plan includes room service; guest will be charged
a nominal room delivery fee.


Full American Plan / Full Board - FAP
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Please Note:
-Includes daily breakfast, lunch & dinner; excluding
drinks (non-alcoholic & alcoholic).
-Plan must be added for the entire length of stay
and for all guests occupying the room.
-Plan includes room service; guest will be charged
a nominal room delivery fee.

Additional Meal Plan Information:
-Drinks are not included with the optional
meals plans: Breakfast Plan (BP), Modified
American Plan (MAP) or Full American Plan
(FAP).
-Room Service (where applicable) is included
with the optional meal plans but guests will
be charged a nominal room delivery fee.
-Room service is not available for the Royal
Villas.

Child Policy for Meal Plans 2017:
-Children 3-12 years old will receive a
50% discount on all meal plans.
-No charge for children 2 & under.

Bonus Features



2017 Bonus Features:


-Nightly entertainment
-Cocktail parties (Mondays & Fridays)
-Use of Jacuzzi
-Day and night tennis (lessons not included)
-Large Lap Pool
-Two Large Public Pools (Hibiscus & Oleander)
-Access to the "Anancy Children's Village"
-Use of squash courts
-Land activities such as: croquet, table
tennis, volleyball, basketball & badminton

Miscellaneous Information



Requirements for Getting Married at Half Moon
Please Note:
-Wedding packages do not include room rate and
apply to 10 persons including the Bride & Groom
-For larger wedding parties, please contact
the wedding specialist at the hotel directly.

Requirements:
-Bride and Groom must be in Jamaica
for a minimum of 24 hours.

Advance Arrangements:
-If the Wedding Couple would like the hotel to make
arrangements for them in advance, the couple must
forward the following at least one month prior to
their preferred wedding date the following:
-Notarized copies of Bride and Groom's
birth certificates
-Notarized copies of divorce decrees or
death certificates (if applicable)
-Occupation of both candidates
-Occupation and name of both parents
-Date and time of wedding

Resort Fee Information 2017:
Travel Dates: 12/17/2016 - 12/15/2017

The following resort service items were packaged
under one convenient Resort Fee of $30.00 USD per
unit/per night inclusive of a 10% government tax.

Resort Fee Inclusions:
-Wireless internet service in all guest rooms and
in public areas throughout the resort
-Use of computer lounge and business center services
-In-room bottled water (replaced daily)
-Use of watersports equipment (single & double
kayaks, paddle boats and water lilos)
-Use of resort bicycles
-Local telephone calls
-Daily early morning coffee and tea station
-Use of Anancy Children's Village playground
-Pre-arrival concierge services
-Airport concierge services
-On property shuttle bus service
-Use of Half Moon fitness center
-Tennis racquets
-18-hole putting course
-Discount (50% off) golf clubs rental

Please Note:
-The resort fee, which is inclusive of the
applicable taxes (per unit, per night) will
be payable at the hotel. Please advise guests
accordingly.
-Villas do not get charged the Resort Fee.
-Resort Fee inclusions are subject to change.

Royal Villas:
Royal Villas do not incur a resort fee but will
instead pay for the following amenities on property:

-Use of computer lounge and business center
services
-Bicycles: US $10.00 for adult bicycles and
US $7.50 for kids (these prices are subject
to change and should only be used as a
guideline)
-Local telephone calls
-Tennis racquet rental
-Golf club rental
-Bottled water


Anancy Children's Village
Introducing the new Anancy Children's Village at Half Moon -
themed after Jamaica's fabled children's character Anancy
the Spider.

Cost and Hours of Operation:
Choice of Full Day or Half Day (at an additional fee)
Full Day - Includes lunch & Snacks
Half Day - Snacks


Fees Subject to Change without Notice.
Program Subject to Change without Notice.

Borrowing from the witty spider made famous in Jamaican
folklore, the new children's play area is modeled after
a village concept with buildings ablaze with a mosaic of
brightly colored hues guaranteed to enliven the senses
of young visitors. Anancy and his friends form the central
theme around which activities and learning programs planned
for children ages 3 to 12.

Children will have the time of their lives as they create
puppet shows in Tacoomah Hut, enjoy cold refreshments in
Patoo's Lookout, get creative in Artsy Kraftsy or listen
to captivating stories in Tacoomah Hut.

At the Anancy Children's Village, children will have the
opportunity to learn more about Jamaica in a safe, fun
and captivating environment.

The Anancy Children's Village at Half Moon includes shaded
play areas, activity rooms, a wading pool, sand box,
expansive outdoor play area with each activity supervised
by a well-trained coordinator.

The Anancy Children's Village at Half Moon accepts only
children that are fully potty trained aged 3-12. Families
with children who are not potty trained can take advantage
of our Nanny service and have nannies escort children to
the Anancy Children's Village.

There is also plenty for older children too including
tennis clinics, volleyball, nature walks, golf, squash,
horseback riding and watersports galore.

Cancellation Fees


2017:
Rooms/Suites:
12/17/16-01/03/17, after 10/01/16, full penalty.
01/04/17-12/15/17, within 7 days, full penalty.

Villas (revised):
Note: Revision was sent on 01/19/17

12/17/16-01/03/17, after 10/01/16, full penalty.
01/04/17-01/18/17, within 60 days, full penalty.
01/19/17-02/16/17, within 7 days, full penalty.
02/17/17-02/20/17, within 60 days, full penalty.
02/21/17-04/08/17, within 7 days, full penalty.
04/09/17-04/16/17, within 60 days, full penalty.
04/17/17-11/21/17, within 7 days, full penalty.
11/22/17-11/25/17, within 60 days, full penalty.
11/26/17-12/15/17, within 7 days, full penalty.

Please note:
No shows, late arrivals and early departures will
incur a full penalty.

Customer Reviews


07/19/2012
Hi Tom, Wanted to drop you note of THANKS for the awesome vacation to Half Moon Resort in MBJ. The trip was fantastic! The accomdations were fabulous- we actually upgraded to the Hibiscus Suites- o...
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04/25/2007
Dear Rebecca, We just returned from our trip to Half Moon Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica and I wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time! After our experience booking with you last...
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08/11/2005
A friend and I just returned from a 4 nights stay at Half Moon Resort. It was my first time to stay there and I would return. We were on the all inclusive plan which I would highly recommend for any...
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