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Half Moon, Where The Heart Is

Beyond the natural beauty of our resort is the warm and welcoming embrace extended by the people of Half Moon. Our intrinsic desire to learn the idiosyncrasies of our guests makes each of their visits special.

Paul is a favourite among guests at Half Moon

Our story stems from hearts being captivated by the serenity, charm and allure of a delicately curved bay. Over the years, what started off as a 35-acre setting fronting a marvellous crescent-shaped bay became woven in the rich fabric of Jamaican history and culture. The property was purchased by 17 investors and developed into cottages and rooms. Inspired by the atmosphere and topography, this newly-purchased bay was named Half Moon.

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Half Moon attracts the ever-warm hearts of the Jamaican people who put their souls into building on the foundation of a special place that has now become synonymous with happy memories and strongly-forged relationships.

Today, three of the original founding families remain involved with our award-winning resort  – the Steuart, Weiss and Pearce families. Our 800 team members combined, offer hundreds of years of service, with our longest serving team member, Wordsworth Watson, dedicating 60 years of his life to Half Moon, one of the Caribbean’s most iconic resort destinations.

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"I'm Passionate About Golf" - Guy Steuart III

First played over five centuries ago, golf forms a bond amongst the highly competent and shy beginners, marking memories along ocean shores, parkland rambles and mountain vistas.


The Art of Being Half Moon

Artwork contributes significantly to the Half Moon story.

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Cottage 10, or the James Bond Cottage

With the 25th Bond film set to return to Jamaica, we remember the last time the world’s most famous super-spy visited our shores for 1973’s Live and Let Die.

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Breakfast by the Sea: Anabella Seaga

We have met many famous people, but none showed the keen interest in us that the Bushes did. The care and grace they showed us left an indelible mark on me. Was it the carefree setting of Half Moon Resort, was it just who they were as people, or simply the combination of the two?

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Memories of Half Moon: Guy Steuart III

Peeking through the clouds watching traffic below seemingly outpace us, I may have asked more than once...”When are we going to get there”?

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Half Moon in the news


Meet Virtuoso's Best of the Best Nominees for 2019

Half Moon is nominated for the Best Family Program Award.


Top Hotels to Visit for Film and TV Fanatics

[Ian Fleming] Fans can travel to the locations frequented by the author and his characters, like the Half Moon Resort where James Bond spent a night with Rosie Carver.


Jazz legend Hayward honoured by Jamaican hotel

Jamaica’s iconic Half Moon Hotel will pay tribute to Bermudian musician Lance Hayward by naming its new oceanfront bar and grill “Hayward’s”.


As Jamaica's Iconic Resort Turns 65, There's Much More To Come

Outside of Montego Bay, the historic Half Moon resort just celebrated its 65th birthday and there's no sign of the property, nor its long-time human handlers, even thinking of slowing down.


Rum, Royalty and Relaxation: Why Jamaica is a Must-Visit

MTV headed to Half Moon Jamaica for a few days to soak up some sun and bathe in the afterglow of its grin-inducing, calming and bewitching charm.


Cocktail City — Saddle to the West!

My stop was a quick one; well, so I thought, having driven from Kingston with the intention of making an about-turn. That was the plan until I met Donnine Wilson, Half Moon Hotel's lead bartender.

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6 For 5

Celebrate our 65th anniversary with us! Stay 6 nights for the price of 5 and enjoy golf, spa and cocktails at the Cedar Bar.

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