Book your room at Half Moon

Room type

Jamaican beachfront, eco-minded family/golf resort

Shade and sun

Part of the historic Rose Hall Plantation, this Montego Bay resort features 162 hectares (400 acres) of towering trees, blossoming gardens, wetland reserve, and 2 miles of Caribbean beachfront.

All-Inclusive choice

Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. The All-Inclusive plan includes meals and beverages at 4 restaurants, and airport transfers.

Rooms and suites

Guestrooms and suites and beachfront cottages have minibars, bathrobes, VCR/DVD players, and televisions offering U.S. cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet access.

At your hotel

All inclusive

Guests can book rooms at Half Moon for a rate that is either for the room only or for all-inclusive. All-inclusive rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included.

Food and beverages

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • Dining and beverage availability limited at one or more venues
  • Surcharges for bottled wine

Activities and facilities/equipment

All land activities and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Golf green fees

Not included

  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Motorized water sports
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

At your hotel

The 68,000-square-foot Fern Tree Spa at Half Moon includes complimentary women's and men's saunas and steam rooms and, for surcharges, treatments such as Jamaican Bush Bath. A couples' pavilion includes a two-person spa tub, twin tables, ceiling mirror, and cushioned lounge chairs for services such as Lovers' Fantasy (candlelight, music, champagne). Guests have access to a private white sand beach and there is kayaking available.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby and the Hibiscus section. A games room contains video games (surcharges), with video, DVD player, and DVD rentals available. Limited complimentary parking is available (during stay only). Airport and complimentary beach shuttles are available on request. There's also a doorman/doorwoman and a piano in the lobby.

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Number of floors - 2
  • ATM/banking
  • Golf course on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business center
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Fitness facilities
  • Beach shuttle (complimentary)
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Total number of rooms - 398
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • On private beach
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Free self parking
  • Sauna
  • Shopping on site
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Wedding services
  • Shopping center shuttle (complimentary)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Children's club
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of restaurants - 6
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Complimentary reception
  • Garden
  • Children's pool
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

Park your car

Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

In your room

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Patio
  • Climate control
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Turndown service
  • In-room massage available
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Cable TV service
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Yard
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Eat and drink

Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. This is the All-Inclusive plan. The All-Inclusive plan includes meals, drinks, and gratuities. See the All-Inclusive plan Details section for more information.

Seagrape Terrace - Restaurant with an air-conditioned dining room in the main building and expansive sea-view terrace seating at wrought-iron tables under buttonwood trees. (Tiny white lights on trunks after dark). Afternoon island music, nightly dance music. Buffet and à la carte breakfasts. Lunch choices such as soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, fish, steak, jerk chicken. Traditional afternoon tea. Dinner choices include curried lobster salad, sweet-potato crab cakes, broiled snapper with bananas and almonds, broiled beef tenderloin. Reservations required for dinner. Dress code: no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, beach sandals.

Il Giardino - Located next to Seagrape Terrace. Air-conditioned dining room with gray marble floor, sponged rose walls. Sea-view terrace seating at wrought-iron tables. Italian cuisine featuring vegetables, herbs from resort garden. Dinner only; reservations required. Choices such as tagliolini with shellfish in crayfish sauce, goat cheese-celery ravioli with walnut pesto, osso buco, rack of lamb, grilled swordfish. Dress code: no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, beach sandals. Closed Monday and Friday.

Sugar Mill Restaurant - Located in garden near golf course. Adjacent to 200-year-old working water wheel. Dining-room, veranda, and terrace seating. Dinner only; reservations required. Jamaican specialties such as curried crayfish bisque; chicken-pineapple stew with tumeric-passion fruit sauce; dasheen-crusted mahi mahi with ackee and tomato-basil confit; jerked chicken, pork, fish combination. Also, grilled steaks, fish. Dress code: no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, beach sandals.

La Baguette - Restaurant/bar in open-air sea-view pavilion. Pool table. Brick floor, rattan seating, colorful seat cushions, yellow walls. Serves Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open late morning to early evening for burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, grilled food, tropical drinks. Open in high-occupancy periods for dinner, with choices such as steaks, lobsters, fish, chicken. Closed Monday and Friday.

The Prince of Wales English Pub & Steakhouse - Located in Shopping Village. Traditional pub fare and Jamaican specialties for lunch and dinner. Meals are included in the All-Inclusive Plan but beverages are not.

Aarya - Indian and Thai cuisine. Lunch and dinner served. Reservations required for dinner. Meals are included in the All-Inclusive Plan but beverages are not.

Beach Barbecue - Complimentary cocktail reception on Monday and Friday evenings followed by Caribbean buffet at picnic tables under trees festooned with lights. Steel band. Crab races.

Lester's Bar - Lobby bar open early morning to late night.

Cedar Bar - Casual beachfront spot open mid-morning to late night.

Beach Bar - Open mid-afternoon to late evening.

Royal Pavilion - Open-air bar near dolphin-encounter lagoon. Open mid-morning to early evening.

19th Hole Bar - Golf-clubhouse bar serving cocktails, beer, Jamaican beef patties from early morning to early evening.

Hibiscus Bar - Pool bar with swim-up side open late morning to early evening.

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Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. This is the All-Inclusive plan. The All-Inclusive plan includes meals, drinks, and gratuities. See the All-Inclusive plan Details section for more information.

The resort's Hibiscus section features a 46-m (152-ft) freeform pool with water spouts and swim-up bar; a four-lane, 25-m (27.5-yd) lap pool; and between them a 6-by-2.5m (20-by-8-ft) waterfall pool with barstools. In the Oleander Area outside La Baguette restaurant/bar is a 17-m (56-ft) irregularly shaped pool.

The resort's 2-km (1.25-mi) Caribbean Sea frontage features Sunset Beach on calm, crescent-shaped Half Moon Bay, the center of swimming and nonmotorized water sports. To the east, long, uncrowded Sunrise Beach (protected by an artificial reef) offers motorized sports, sunbathing, and encounters with two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (surcharges) in a lagoon pen.

Recreation opportunities include windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, pedal-boating, glass-bottom-boat trips, water skiing, parasailing, banana-boating, deep-sea fishing, boat cruising, scuba-diving/snorkeling excursions, and scuba-diving instruction/certification.

Complimentary recreational facilities include 13 tennis courts (four artificial grass and nine hard surface, with nine lighted), two championship croquet lawns, an 18-hole putting course, Ping Pong, pool, badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, and giant outdoor chess.

Guests can golf on an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and featuring a Georgian clubhouse; use an equestrian center offering a jumping course and beach/swim, jungle, and trail rides as well as pony rides; take guided mountain-bike tours; and play on four lighted squash courts. David Leadbetter Golf Academy offers instruction for golf, tennis, croquet, horseback riding, and windsurfing.

An enormous fitness center provides weight-training machines and free weights in one air-conditioned room and cardio equipment and aerobics classes in another. Yoga, aerobics, and pool aerobics classes are also available.

Located in a quiet, secluded area shaded by trees and bamboo, a children's center includes a two-story air-conditioned clubhouse, a fish-feeding pond, playground equipment, and a thatched playhouse. Supervisors offer complimentary sessions during the day for ages 3-6 and 7-12.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Aerobics on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
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Relax

Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon, is a 68,000 square foot indoor/outdoor sanctuary. Fern Tree fuses modern spa techniques with ancient remedies using Jamaican herbs, fruits, and botanical blends. Set amidst lush gardens, each spa treatment room opens onto a private garden terrace. Couples may reserve the plantation-style massage room, equipped with a private patio and dipping pool. Families, wedding parties, and groups can enjoy the spa cottage with separate living and spa treatment areas. The spa also houses a relaxation lounge, yoga pavilion, and hydrotherapy and meditation labyrinth.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Braille or raised signage

The fine print for Half Moon

When you arrive

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is noon

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Cash not accepted

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Fees

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:
  • Resort fee: USD 30 per accommodation, per night
Hotel resort fee inclusions (may be listed elsewhere in this description as complimentary or available for a surcharge):
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • In-room bottled water
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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