Half Moon, A Rock Resort

Half Moon, A Rock Resort
April 1, 2015 artoni

Half Moon | Half Moon P.O. Rose HallMontego Bay St. James Jamaica W.I.
Phone: 800-438-7241 or 888-830-5974


Aptly named after the crescent shaped two-mile private beach, Half Moon, a RockResort is the embodiment of classical resort living. Beloved by romantics, sport lovers and families since 1954 when we welcomed our first guests, Half Moon today is considered one of the world’s great resort hotels.

Deluxe Room

Half Moon RoomThe Deluxe Rooms 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.

Location: Oleander Courtyard and West Cottages

Deluxe Oceanfront Room

Deluxe Oceanfront RoomAs 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

Deluxe SuiteOur 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

BeachJunior 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

Royal SuiteThe 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

Half MoonOur 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

Imperial SuiteOur 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.

Cottage 1

Family at West CottagesStanding 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.

Cottage 4

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.

Family at the VillasEach 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

Meeting RoomIt should come as no surprise that for 60 years, Half Moon has been the destination of choice for those seeking an incomparable group, meeting or incentive experience. Just 15 minutes from Montego Bay International Airport and nestled within our 400 acres is over 27,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with stylish venues that can be as formal or informal as desired together with a delightful choice of alfresco options that take full advantage of our breathtaking location.

Whether you seek a private Board of Directors retreat, rewarding high-achieving employees with an action-packed programme of unique diversions or an exclusive location to host an international conference, Half Moon offers a legacy and pedigree dating back to 1954.

Our professional team of planners is unrivalled for their experience, perfectly attuned to the requirements of each client and focused on delivering an event that surpasses all expectations.

For more information about meetings and events at Half Moon, read more about the Villas (one of our most popular accommodation choices among group and meeting planners), view our variety of event venues, view our current groups & events special offers or request a proposal.

Under United States law, meetings in Jamaica are tax-deductible.