Half Moon Resort
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Half Moon Resort

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Half Moon Resort
The call of the Carribbean can be alluring and the iconic Half Moon Resort, located along the north coast of Jamaica, is capable of sealing any deal on whether to visit. Opened in February 1954 and currently enjoying a renovated renaissance, Half Moon offers varied experiences to accommodate travelers ranging from couples to families to golf outings. The 400-acre resort features three distinct sections — Founders Cove, which incorporates much of the resort's original history; Rose Hall, which offers a range of luxurious villas; and The Eclipse, the newly opened destination. Half Moon is owned by three of the original founding families, and is managed by the Salamander Collection. Both Founders Cove and The Eclipse received Forbes four-star awards in 2022.

Shown: The lobby of The Eclipse.

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Founders Cove
Founders Cove incorporates the iconic sections of Half Moon that were developed by the original owners of the property. This iconic structure at the entrance of Founders Cove was decimated by fire in 1997, but was quickly rebuilt within months.  (Photo: Half Moon)
Hibiscus Suites
The Hibiscus suites are a popular accommodation among guests and was remodeled in 2022, supporting local artisans. (Photo: Half Moon Resort)
Rose Hall Villas
Rose Hall was the third acquired section of Half Moon that was developed. There are 28 villas, available as 5-, 6- and 7-bedroom accommodations — so ideal for everything from families to groups. Each villa features a living and dining room, outdoor living space and private pool. Each also comes with a butler, housekeeper and a cook. (Photo: Half Moon Resort)
Eclipse at Half Moon
The Eclipse at Half Moon opened in 2020, a new build that replaced the resort's Oleander neighborhood — joining Founders Cove at Half Moon and Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon. Eclipse features 57 rooms and suites, two restaurants, three bars, a market cafe, a spa, a sweeping infinity-edge swimming pool, and private beachfront with a natural swimming cove. (Photo: Half Moon Resort)
Infinity Pool — Eclipse at Half Moon
As if the views of the Caribbean were not already enough, guests can take in the views from the sweeping infinity-edge swimming pool. (Photo: Half Moon Resort)
Half Moon Golf Course
The 14th hole at the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed course that plays to a challenging 7,100 yards and opened in 1962.  (Photo: Half Moon Resort)
Half Moon — Spa
If the relaxing Caribbean sea with its soft breezes and hypnotic views were not enough, visitors can enjoy numerous resort amenities such as the Fern Tree Spa, a 68,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor oasis that includes this over-water bungalow.  (Photo: Half Moon Resort)