Half Moon, Jamaica

Half Moon, Jamaica

Half Moon, the Caribbean’s most iconic destination, is set on 400 acres of manicured grounds with two miles of private beachfront. Half Moon offers three distinctive Resort Experiences; Eclipse, Founders Cove & Rose Hall Villas. Guests enjoy extensive offerings, including the largest spa oasis in the Caribbean, an 18-hole championship golf course, the Sugar Mill (designated Jamaica’s best restaurant), an equestrian center, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and water sports. Your little ones will have lots to enjoy at the Anancy Children’s Village and at Half Moon’s restaurants, with specially curated children’s menus.

Hotel Tip

Half Moon’s pre-arrival concierge makes sure all your special requests are addressed even before you arrive.

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Virtuoso Amenities

For 2023:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom (Villa guests will receive $150 USD Breakfast credit per villa)
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay. Applicable towards Fern Tree Spa services, Half Moon Golf green fees, and at all resort restaurants and bars. Not applicable for use at retail outlets, equestrian center or water sports activities. (credit not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Ideal destination

By: J Bailey

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2016

We rented a villa at Half Moon an ideal choice for our "large-ish" group of eight, three generations. This allowed us all privacy with private bedrooms and baths but a dining room, living room and private pool for time spent together. The house also came with a staff of three to make it a genuine holiday, Taneisha, Karrion, and Dexton a big thanks to you. We never lifted a finger and when we did we were (very politely) reminded that what they were there for. Elsewhere in the resort the service was sincere and courteous, in keeping with the calibre of the resort. We took the optional meal plan, we all enjoyed the food. Buffets are not ordinarily my thing and I did try them twice and the were acceptable. Ordering à la carte is the way to go, food prepared for you is always best because it is freshly made; this is not unique at this property. Amenities on-property were as you would expect, all in good repair and uncrowded. Worth the spend.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran


By: Amanda

Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2017

We love half moon. Highly recommend it!!!
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Schlatter
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By: HalfMoon

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2019

Have to be there in person. Words and pictures doesn’t do the resort justice. Definite future trip!
Travel Advisor:  Julie Hinkle

Relaxed elegance

By: Josh J

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2019

My family and I went had a 5 day stay here in Oceanfront Villa 50. Each of the 6 guest rooms and the library had their own minisplits, and the views out of each room were great. Kirk (our buter) answered all our questions and set up all our excursions and spa appointments. Having two extended golf carts was very convenient. The beach BBQ was great, but it didn’t come close to Mrs. G’s cooking every meal after that. There was some construction going on, but it didn’t inconvenience us in the least. Instead it just makes me excited to come back when it is done! The villa has its own pool which was great for staying in and relaxing. Also we were right beside the beach. We went to the other beach at the main hotel too which was nice to have full food/drink service while we relaxed on the uncrowded beach. Taking the Hobie Cat sailboat and the kayaks out were great too! The villa had some age, but the service abundantly made up for it. If you go, check out the spa! sugarscrub+ hotstone=10!
Travel Advisor:  Marilyn Bennett

Half moon bay

By: Amy

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2019

Loved it! Will go back for sure! The staff, accommodations, everyone was so friendly. We really had a great time!!
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Parkin

Simply the Best!

By: CathV

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2019

Half Moon Bay resort is one of a kind! The setting, the people, and the accommodations are all first class. I cannot wait to go back!
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt

Phenomenal vacation!

By: Doc T

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2019

From the welcome lounge at the airport, the warm reception at the Rose Hall Villas, to the unparalleled service, I had a truly relaxing and carefree vacation. The Villa staff were so attentive to my needs and even anticipated them. I look forward to making the Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon my annual retreat location!
Travel Advisor:  Monique Thompson

Great resort for families

By: Nw

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2020

The staff at Half Moon are always top notch. The old section is well maintained and the new section that was partially open was beautiful and well thought out. The restaurants were good. Only complaint is that the rooms in the older section really need to be updated. Multiple times I had to call maintenance to get the back sliding door in its tracks. I would definitely recommend this resort
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Cohen-Dumani

Half Moon Jamaica

By: Benson

Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2020

Fantastic. Beautiful place. Lovely people. Good food.
Travel Advisor:  Pat Wilcock

Can’t wait to go back

By: FairfieldTravels

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2020

It was perfect. Old world charm in the villas ( and plenty of space ), Jamaican culture, modern amenities, frIendly staff, great facilities ( golf, tennis, spa and gym), great food, beautiful beaches and lovely pools.

Till next time

By: Florida

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2021

We had a great visit. This is a resort we can easily see returning year after year. From the breathtaking views from the gate all the way to the beautiful room at Eclipse
Travel Advisor:  Jeremy Gurvitch

Half Moon - Ideal Honeymoon!

By: Caroline

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2022

My fiance and I traveled to Half Moon for our honeymoon and were not disappointed. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodated all of our needs, the food was delicious, and the beach and pools were exquisite. We stayed in founder's cove and would hang out at the Eclipse pool during the day, so we were able to enjoy both parts of the resort - old and new. And the spa was 10/10.
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce

Half Moon

By: R and L

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2022

We stayed in the Founders Cove section of Half Moon, in the renovated prestige junior ocean suite. The room was spacious and had a beautiful view. The property was lovely, and staff were always gracious, warm and professional. Beautiful beachfront resort which, in spite of being at full capacity, never felt crowded. We would definitely go back!
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Svec

Great destination

By: Burnette

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2022

Half Moon is an outstanding resort with its many amenities. It is expansive, offering solitude and beauty. Great place for relaxation and fun. I recommend it highly.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Holbrook

Half Moon!

By: Maddie

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2022

Half Moon exceeded our expectations. The service, rooms, and food were extraordinary! We were very impressed by the hospitality as well as all the amenities! Half moon is a very special place and we will definitely be going back.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Denham

Love Half Moon

By: Miriam

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2023

We loved, loved, loved our trip to Half Moon!!! Everything was top notch- the atmosphere, the service, the food, the people, the scenery, etc! We hope to go back and would highly recommend it!!
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Denham

perfect getaway

By: half mooners

Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2023

beautiful resort and because it was spread out you had the choice of being amongst a crowd or total privacy on the beach. Free bikes all over the resort was a great addition and made going to all the different beaches and restaurants a breeze
Travel Advisor:  Jeremy Gurvitch

Family Vacation

By: HS

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2023

The highlights of our stay at Half Moon include a beautiful beach with plenty of resort activities for our family of 5. We loved being able to take advantage of the kids club, golf, tennis, and water sports. The accommodations at Founder’s Cove were a but outdated but spacious. The Eclipse side of the resort was more modern. The spa was wonderful, and we all enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Travel Advisor:  Kristen Nix

Judi is Great!

By: Bonnie K.

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2023

LOVED Half Moon and can't wait to go back. Judi put this trip together for us and it was awesome! She wisely booked us into the "Eclipse" section of the resort, which was more adult focused. Through her efforts, we received an upgrade and enjoyed a beautiful ocean view.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Glass

Our go-to in Jamaica


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2023

My wife and I go to Jamaica at least twice a year, and we have stayed at a bunch of different hotels (Jamaica Inn, Strawberry Hill, Sandals, Jewel Grande, Ziva/Zilara, S Hotel, AC Kingston, Riu, and probably 5-6 others), but Half Moon has become our go-to. The location is perfect (about a 5 minute drive from Scotchies, our favorite jerk centre), it is quiet, the rooms are nice, and the property is so large that even when they are at 100% occupancy, you feel like there are only a few other families staying there. If you are looking for an all-inclusive, party atmosphere, this is not for you. If you want to disconnect and enjoy a luxurious vacation where you can relax, Half Moon is perfect. It also appears to be the property of choice for celebrities in JA, so it is pretty interesting to just pass by someone famous while walking the grounds or sit at the table next to theirs while having a meal.
Travel Advisor:  Kristen Nix

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    Our Commitment

    The Half Moon Foundation is our way of giving back to the Jamaican people. Our investments and partnerships over the past 40 years have supported education, community service and environmental preservation. Our goal is to make a substantial and sustainable impact in the lives of our neighbouring communities.

    Our three guiding commitments:

    • We express our gratitude by repaying the community that supports us
    • We develop and support educational and outreach programmes
    • We protect the local environment with our sustainable approach and conservation efforts

    We invite our guests to share in our efforts and have created simple but meaningful ways to contribute:

    • Guest Dollar DonationBy donating $2 or more, per nightly stay, to our Guest Dollar Donation Programme, you can help Half Moon with its mission to support Jamaican communities.
    • Pack for a PurposePack for a Purpose is another way guests have become involved with our philanthropic efforts. If you have a little room in your suitcase, we invite you to pack school supplies . These donations make all the difference for the 300-plus students at Barrett Town All-Age School.

    Environmental Protection and PreservationBuilt around the natural beauty of the island, Half Moon has a huge stake in keeping our part of the world healthy. A dedicated team, certified by Green Globe, with one mission: teaching and applying best practices at the resort, as well as the wider community.

    Contact the resort to learn about all the ways to get involved.