Half Moon Jamaica

This bucket list resort has been a favorite with celebs for more than half a century.

The pier at Half Moon Jamaica at dusk

Starting out as a private cottage colony for vacationing business luminaries in the 1950s, Half Moon has evolved into one of the Caribbean's most coveted resort experiences. While the guest list has ranged from Paul Newman to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the resort goes above and beyond name-dropping to maintain its reputation. It is dedicated to environmental, cultural and economic preservation through its philanthropic outreach programs. 

A modern take on Caribbean-colonial style infuses the guest rooms, suites and cottages with an elegant and yet homey feel. The dining scene here is outstanding, beginning with the Sugar Mill restaurant, serving contemporary Jamaican flavors in a picturesque setting beside a 17th-century water mill. The Seagrape Terrace presents a menu focused on Jamaican ingredients in an outdoor, sea-view venue, while Il Giardino transports diners to a setting reminiscent of an Italian villa. Guest also have the choice of dining at Pepperpot (rustic Jamaican fare) and the Caribbean Night Buffet. For sipping and socializing the resort offers a gourmet café, sunset bar, 18th-hole bar and swim-up pool bar.

Incorporating the foundations of the 17th-century Running Gut Estate, the Half Moon Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in 1964, and the on-site Fern Tree Spa is a sanctuary unto itself, the perfect destination after a day of horseback riding, tennis, snorkeling or scuba diving.

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A1 Highway Montego Bay Jamaica


800-626-0592, 876-953-2211 Hotel’s Website

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