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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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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.

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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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Six Things You May Not Have Known About Half Moon

By now you may know quite a bit about what Half Moon has to offer - two miles of pure beach fun, bicycles to explore with and plenty of amenities to design your own day of play. In honour of our 65th anniversary, we present six things you may not have known about us, that are essential to the magic of Half Moon.

Half Moon in the news

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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.

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10 Unique Adventures You Can Only Have in Jamaica

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

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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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The best public courses in seven popular Spring Break destinations

If you take the Beach Boys’ recommendation of going to Montego Bay in Jamaica, look no further than Half Moon Golf Club for a round.

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The ultimate list of the world’s most Instagram-friendly luxe wellness resorts

From sunrise meditation sessions to sunset cocktails, you’ll never be wanting for things to occupy your day.

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The World's Best Horse-Riding Holidays

Head to the luxurious Half Moon resort in Jamaica to ride and swim with horses.

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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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