Half Moon has justly earned a reputation as one of the finest resort hotels in the world. Located in the parish of St James on the north coast of Jamaica, Half Moon sits amidst a private estate of 400 acres.
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 four fine-dining restaurants, an 18 hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., an Equestrian Centre , thirteen tennis courts, simply unique children’s facilities and a multitude of water and land based sports that culminate in a private Dolphin Lagoon.
Ranging in scale from intimate to grand, our beautifully appointed rooms, suites, cottages and villas each come with true Caribbean personality.
Whether you are travelling alone, or 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.
All bedrooms, suites and villas at Half Moon are a smoke free environment.
- DELUXE ROOM
The Deluxe Rooms, located in the Oleander Courtyard, at Half Moon are both comfortable as well as spacious. They are either on the ground floor with private patios or first floor with balconies. All have views across the Half Moon gardens.
- DELUXE OCEANFRONT ROOM
As the name suggests, Deluxe Oceanfront Rooms face the ocean with easy access to the beach. King or twin beds are available.
Location: Deluxe Oceanfront rooms are located in the Hibiscus to the east of the lobby as well as in Cottage 7 to the west.
- DELUXE SUITE
Our two-story Deluxe Suites are ideal for families or couples who demand extra space. The ground floor comprises a sitting room, kitchen and bathroom with patio outside. Upstairs is a bedroom with king-size bed and bathroom with shower only. The living room can be reconfigured as a second bedroom if desired. All Deluxe Suites offer views of the Half Moon gardens.
Location: Oleander Courtyard except for 1 Deluxe Suite which is located in Cottage 10 in the West Cottages
- JUNIOR SUITE
Junior Suites are found in the West Cottages and are steps away from Sunset Beach. Spacious and comfortably elegant, each Junior Suite has a style of its own with a living area, twin or king beds, and a balcony or patio that has ocean and/or garden views.
Location: West Cottages
- ROYAL SUITE
The Half Moon Royal Suites are famous for their individuality as no two are alike. All have 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 are steps away from Sunset Beach; those in the Royal Court look out over small islet beaches and have two swimming pools for their exclusive use. The ocean facing suites in the Oleander are on two levels with sitting room, bathroom and small kitchen downstairs and bedroom and bathroom upstairs.
Two bedroom Royal Suites are available in the West Cottages.
Location: West Cottages, Royal Court, Oleander Courtyard
- HIBISCUS SUITE
Our oceanfront Hibiscus Suites which are located in detached cottages offer lovely ocean views. Those on the ground floor have a private patio that leads to islet beach areas whilst those on the first floor have deep balconies with spectacular views out to sea. Spacious, airy and bright, each suite comprises a large bedroom with king or double beds, living area and exceptionally spacious bathroom.
Two bedroom Hibiscus Suites are also available.
Location: Hibiscus Suites
- IMPERIAL SUITE
Our Imperial Suites are quite simply unique. Not only are they our largest accommodation but our 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 individuality. 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, deep and wide balconies or patios as well as a swimming pool for their exclusive use. 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.
Guests booking an Imperial Suite will receive a 10% discount off all services at the award-winning Fern Tree Spa as well as the Robert Trent Jones Sr-designed Golf Course and Golf Pro Shop.
Location: West Cottages, Royal Court
- WEST COTTAGES
Facing the perfect crescent of Sunset Beach, the ten whitewashed West Cottages are where Half Moon began in 1954. Uniquely individual both in terms of architecture, internal layout and style, the cottages encapsulate Jamaican lifestyle at its finest. For those guests who seek a sybaritic family retreat or cosseting cocoon in which to spend time together, we offer the exclusivity of booking an entire cottage.
Standing at the far end of Sunset Beach, Cottage 1 has, in its time, been the abode of choice for numerous notable guests including HM Queen Elizabeth and the late Princess Margaret, both of who took full advantage of the capacious entertaining space. Sleeping 14 guests and entered through an archway into an exceptionally spacious courtyard with private swimming pool, Cottage 1 comprises an Imperial Suite, a Junior Suite and 5 Royal Suites, two of which are on the first floor with magnificent ocean views. Of note is the Imperial Suite drawing room which measures some 40 feet from end to end, perfect for afternoon tea together or pre-dinner drinks. It has the added attribute of a grand piano, rendering the cocktail hour an enticing proposition. The furnishings throughout the cottage are of exceptional quality with a gentle, restful palette admirably suited to the setting. Of particular note is the magnificent period four-poster bed in the Junior Suite and the charming circular sitting room of one of the Royal Suites. The bedrooms have king-size beds apart from one Royal Suite which is furnished with two twin four-poster beds. Four of the Royal Suites and the Imperial Suite enjoy views of the sea from either a terrace or a balcony.
There is a joyful, carefree atmosphere about Cottage 4 that never fails to bring a smile to all those fortunate enough to stay there. Perhaps it is the sun-filled perfectly square private courtyard and swimming pool, the flower-filled gardens or the delightful interiors which display the owners personal touch. 12 guests have at their disposal 2 Imperial Suites, a Junior Suite, a 1-bedroom Royal Suite and a 2-bedroom Royal Suite. The handsome Imperial Suite on the ground floor faces the sea from a wide, wicker-chair furnished terrace, its sitting room the epitome of comfort with vibrant scatter cushions. Behind that lies a bedroom that boasts an imposing four-poster bed. Adjacent is the Junior Suite, spacious and airy with a pleasing mix of wood and cane. Upstairs, the Imperial Suite and Royal Suite connect through the sitting rooms to make one large room. The bedroom of the Imperial Suite features twin-beds with ornate scroll-carved headboards and the bedroom of the Royal Suite is a peaceful haven of blue and white. The 2-bedroom Royal Suite is to the rear of the cottage, facing the pool and sea beyond. It has a capacious sitting room with square bay window to the side and an equally large bedroom to the rear. The second bedroom is prettily furnished with painted twin-beds, perfect for youngsters. Shades of coral, fern green, lemon yellow and duck-egg blue prevail throughout Cottage 4, providing an ambiance that is cool, calm and restful.
In order to ensure the best fit for you and your party, please call for Reservations 800-438-7241.
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 rendered in white, the architectural style of each villa is slightly different.
Of particular note are the Oceanfront Premium Villas which stand directly facing the ocean with sweeping lawns that lead to the waters edge.
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 create an experience of a lifetime and ensure that you relax in an atmosphere that is truly home away from home.
Each Villa offers:
-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. Our 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 flavours of Jamaica with an international repertoire.
A number of different meal plans are available including half board, full board or the Half Moon Plan which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at any of our restaurants as well as all drinks both soft and alcoholic and house wines by the glass as well as a discount of US$20 off any bottle of wine from the wine list.
Our restaurants and bars include:
-Hibiscus Swim-up Pool Bar
-19th Hole Bar
If you choose to stay in and unwind, our in-room dining is the perfect choice for you. Our extensive room service menu is prepared with the same care and presentation by the chefs in our fine restaurants.
All of our restaurants adhere to a smoke-free environment.
If you would like to make an advance reservation at one of these restaurants or set up in-room dining, please email our concierge or call (800) 626 0592.
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 site and foundations of the 17th century Running Gut Estate 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 and 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.
Features of the Half Moon Golf Course:
-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 stocking a wide range of clothing and accessories 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 and cold drinks.
Golf Course Specifics
Original Course Designer: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Renovated Course Designer: Roger Rulewich
Golf Director: Spencer Edwards, PGA
International Golf Tournaments played at Half Moon:
-Jamaica Open Golf Championship 1975, 1990, 1991 and 2006 – 2012
-Celebrity Players Tour Jamaica Classic 2003-2005
-European PGA Seniors Tournament 2003-2004
-National Match Play Tournament Finals 2003-2005
-Dunhill Cup Final of the Americas
-JACI Golf Tournament
-Red Stripe Pro-Am
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 our guests will find traditional Jamaican treatments together with a variety of wellness facilities in a haven that blends seamlessly into its surroundings.
Of particular note are the gardens which surround the spa. Here you will find many fruit trees such as Otaheiti Apple, June Plum, Sour Sop, Sweet Sop, Grapefruit and Naseberry. In between are planted pineapple, aloe, ginger, pimento, rosemary, sage and lavender. All are incorporated into many of the treatment preparations.
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 an unforgettable treatment, guests may choose the overwater spa bungalows which open on three sides allowing the soothing rhythms of the waves and breeze 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 Tree Spa also houses 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 the duration of their stay.
Whether you choose to ride a horse, tee-off on the golf course, create your own championship on the tennis courts, be indulged in the spa, work out in the fitness centre, cycle leisurely amidst our 400 acres or simply relax poolside or on the beach engrossed in a novel, at Half Moon we make it very easy to do everything or simply nothing at all.
Our Activities Include:
-Horseback riding at the Equestrian Centre
-18-hole Robert Trent Jones Sr Championship Golf Course
-Swimming with dolphins in the private Dolphin Lagoon
-13 floodlit tennis courts
-4 squash courts
-Motorised and non-motorised water sports
-Anancy Children’s Village
-Hype Zone for teenagers
-Camp Half Moon for adventure-filled summers
-Complimentary shuttle service to the exclusive Rose Hall Shopping Centre
With an unparalleled range of activities for everyone from the most discerning travelers to families with young children, there is always something to do at Half Moon. To ensure that you will have plenty of time to enjoy your favourite hobby, you can pre-book your activities through our Pre-Arrival Concierge service. Email us directly or call our on-site call centre at 1-800-339-9728.
Weddings & Groups
With a 60-year tradition of impeccable hospitality that has lured international royalty, heads of state and celebrities, Half Moon, is one of the premier group event destinations in Jamaica. A mere 15 minutes from the newly upgraded Sangster International Airport and IAM private jet centre, Half Moon offers an abundance of recreational activities and incomparable accommodations amidst luxuriant gardens, a stunning two-mile private beachfront and a championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. 18 hole golf course.
Our professional concierges and group event planning staff can design a wide range of events, from inspiring corporate gatherings to unforgettable wedding celebrations and group getaways.