Fodor's Expert Review Half Moon

Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica

With its many room categories, 28 massive villas (five to seven bedrooms), shopping village, a private beach, water sports, three pools, the luxurious Fern Tree spa, a children's village, golf course, and an equestrian center, this resort feels almost as though it's an entire town. What started in 1954 as a group of private beach cottages offered for rent during off-season months has blossomed into one of the most popular getaways on Jamaica's north coast. Renovations in recent years have added more than 50 rooms and a wealth of bars and restaurants, including a vegan café. The original beach cottages, just steps from the sand as well as public areas, remain a great choice. 

PROS

  • a variety of dining options and meal plans
  • 10-minute drive from the airport
  • numerous on-site activities

CONS

  • spread out over 400 acres
  • some accommodations are a long walk from public areas
  • extra fees for facilities and services

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Family
Sophisticated
Beachfront
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-626–0592

HOTEL DETAILS

210 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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