Jamaica’s most iconic resort, situated on two miles of glorious beachfront, has been the chosen retreat for royalty, presidents and generations of loyal guests. Dining options at Half Moon Bay are extremely varied with its eight bars and six restaurants serving everything from Jamaican, Asian, and Italian cuisine while the famous Sugar Mill restaurant is headed-up by the talented Jamaica-born Christopher Golding who creates dishes that celebrate all of the Caribbean’s rich influences.
Half Moon Bay has a broad array of sporting facilities, including a Robert Trent Jones golf course, watersports centre, croquet lawns, three pools, and a racquet sports complex with thirteen hard courts, squash courts, and a fitness centre. For over 30 years, the Half Moon Equestrian Centre has also provided memorable riding experiences for guests including the thrilling “Turf and Surf Experience”. The Fern Tree Spa is the largest on the island and is cocooned amidst tropical flora and features twelve treatment rooms - some of them overwater, as well as aromatherapy steam rooms, meditation labyrinth, and a yoga pavilion.
Originally a set of cottages set on the stunning bay it has evolved into a lushly landscaped, 400-acre estate with an array of room types including suites and villas. The suites feature Queen-Anne style furniture, balconies or terraces, and command spectacular views of the ocean. Deluxe rooms have lovely views over the tropical garden while the ocean-facing rooms are steps from the beach. For larger parties the four to seven bedroom villas are an excellent choice and have the feeling of being in a private home in Jamaica, with all of the perks of the resort.
Jamaica is one of the best islands in the Caribbean for children and with Half Moon large villas it allows large families to stretch out while on holiday. The Anancy Children’s Village is where children aged three-to-twelve can learn, play, discover and make friends. Older children enjoy the huge amount of activities on offer including beach (and sea) riding, Hobie Cat sailing, pedal boating, stand-up paddleboarding and tennis.
FOR WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
Whether it’s your wedding, honeymoon or anniversary, Half Moon is designed with lovers in mind. The romantic, open-air Seagrape Terrace and the glorious beach have been attracting famous couples (and star-crossed lovers like Jacqueline Kennedy) for generations.
For weddings, whether it is a small and intimate ceremony or a larger party with many family and friends as guests, the resort has both outdoor and indoor venues to suit everyone’s needs. Wedding locations vary from the beautiful overwater Sunset Beach gazebo to the expansive site of the Royal Pavilion and surrounding landscape, each location has a unique personality, and offers privacy and ample space.
- Fern Tree Spa
- Swimming pools
- Watersports centre
- Tennis & Squash courts
- Equestrian centre
OUT & ABOUT
- Guided walks and cycling excursions
- Diving and snorkelling trips
- Horse riding excursions
- Plantation House visits
WINE & DINE
- Sample award-winning fine dining at the historic Sugar Mill restaurant
- Overlooking the gem-blue sparkling waters, Seagrape Terrace is enchanting
- Enjoy an intimate evening at Il Giardino
- Grab some delicious tapas at Solly’s Keep
- Head over to Sunrise Beach and enjoy a sumptuous Caribbean BBQ