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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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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”?

Love that beautiful pattern that makes you feel at home at Half Moon? Meet Joan! #HalfMoon65

A Designer to the 'Coore'

You’d think riding in the Caribbean sun would cause her to break a sweat but the only thing she is cracking is a smile.


65 Years of Half Moon

Debbie Reynolds clutches her children, Todd and Carrie on a black and white-tinted beach. A rosy-cheeked Prince Harry shakes a housekeeper’s hand vigorously while Queen Elizabeth, bedecked in green from head to toe, pauses to listen to the melodies of a mento band. The backdrop in the photos is the same - the iconic Half Moon Resort...

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Five Historical Spots You Can Visit at Half Moon

Every inch of Half Moon teems with history. Remnants of the sugar plantation and loading dock it once was can be found in many places around the property. Here are just a few history-laden areas that you can see during your stay.

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Half Moon in the news


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.


I Got The Full Monty At The Half Moon Spa In Jamaica

What’s it like to visit one of the best spas in the Caribbean? It is an exhilarating experience that’s filled with silken service and cashmere care.


10 Unique Adventures You Can Only Have in Jamaica

As far as water activities go, this is quite a unique one.


Splash into the Caribbean on horseback

The Half Moon resort also has a comprehensive list of activities at its sprawling equestrian centre, including private lessons, pony rides for children, and a spectacular stroll down the beach at sunset.

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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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