In the early 1950’s a group of American, British and Bermudian entrepreneurs whiled away their winter holidays on the cool, tropical shores of Jamaica’s idyllic north coast. In awe of the pristine white sands and tropical climate, they decided to create a permanent winter escape for their families.
Set on 400 acres of lush, tropical grounds, the AAA Four Diamond Half Moon boasts two miles of private beachfront, initially set on a half-moon shaped bay that was once home to the landing dock of the historic Rose Hall sugar plantation. Beloved by many an influential guest through the decades such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and the British Royal family, Half Moon celebrated 60 years in hospitality in 2014.
The resort features beautiful colonial-style buildings peppered throughout the lush property, home to 197 rooms and suites. Elegant oceanfront villas overlook the glistening Caribbean Sea, ranging from four to seven bedrooms, each with a private butler, cook and housekeeper, private swimming pool and golf cart.
For the active guest wanting to swing a golf club, serve a volley or gallop across the beach, the opportunities to learn new skills are endless. Half Moon offers an array of exhilarating activities including a golf academy at the resort’s 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., fitness centre and tennis programme, water sports, deep sea fishing, children’s village, and an equestrian centre with dressage, and show jumping.
Half Moon offers elegant experiences such as wellness journeys and unique massage therapies at the award-winning 68,000 sq ft Fern Tree Spa; and the Sugar Mill Restaurant – an epicurean experience situated against the enchanting backdrop of a historic water wheel and forested hillside.
Half Moon is located just ten minutes by car from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport.