Half Moon Jamaica celebrates 65th anniversary


Half Moon, the legendary destination resort and 400-acre beachfront oasis in Jamaica, is kicking off its 65th anniversary celebrations with new packages, culinary offerings, experiences and more. For 65 years, Half Moon has been the chosen resort for royalty, presidents, world-class entertainers and generations of loyal guests seeking privacy, luxury and tranquility.

What began as a 35-acre property with a hotel and modest cottages is now one of the Caribbean’s most iconic destinations, offering guests award-winning accommodations, exceptional dining and warm hospitality. This unique brand of hospitality translates to personal and heartfelt service from Half Moon’s team of more than 830 associates. Many members of the Half Moon family have been with the resort for decades, including Wordsworth Watson, the longest-serving tourism worker in Jamaica who was acknowledged by the Jamaica Tourist Board and recently celebrated his 60th anniversary at Half Moon.

“Since opening our doors in 1954, Half Moon has been known for its warm Jamaican hospitality infused with superlative comfort and luxury, and now it is time for us to honor our iconic Caribbean resort,” said Guy Steuart III, Chairman of Half Moon. “We’ve attracted the world’s discerning travelers by offering the finest experience in the Caribbean as well as the utmost privacy, intimacy and distraction and we are thrilled to welcome future generations of guests as we celebrate our 65 years of heritage.”

Half Moon will celebrate its 65th anniversary throughout 2019, which is set to include a range of special promotions and property updates. As a nod to the anniversary, guests can take advantage of Half Moon’s special 6 for 5 promotion stay six nights for the price of five. The package includes a complimentary round of golf at Half Moon’s 18-hole championship course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., and a complimentary spa treatment at the Fern Tree Spa, an award-winning natural oasis. Guests booking this special offer can also experience a variety of activities including the thrilling Positive Empowerment equine experience, outdoor yoga pavilion, a meditation labyrinth and more.

The resort has also unveiled the newly-opened Ital Café. This vegan café is a naturist’s dream where guests can enjoy a menu of freshly-made smoothies desserts and dishes including Viva Pizza made with sunflower spelt crust, cashew cheese and tomato mulberry marinara sauce, as well as Jerk Eggplant Steak battered in Cheesy Pumpkin Seed and Sweet Spice Seasoning.

As part of the transformation in celebration of Half Moon’s 65th anniversary, debuting in 2019, Half Moon will additionally welcome 57 new guestrooms and suites, an expanded beachfront with a natural swimming cove, an adults-only swimming pool, three new bars and two new restaurants—the elegantly-appointed seafood restaurant Delmare, and The Great House Restaurant, specializing in buffet and freshly prepared dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Half Moon is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts (PHR) Legend Collection. Considered one of the Caribbean’s most iconic destinations, Half Moon is located 10 minutes away from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ). The 64-year-old AAA Four-Diamond property features Half Moon, a resort with two miles of private beach front and 210 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, and Rose Hall Villas by Half Moon, a collection of 28 four-to-seven-bedroom villas.

Half Moon offers guests of the resort and Rose Hall Villas a wide variety of amenities and activities, including the multi award-winning Fern Tree Spa, the largest spa in the Caribbean at 68,000 sq. ft., with diverse wellness offerings; a Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed 18-hole championship golf course with golf academy; Spinning® studio; fitness center with 11 flood-lit tennis courts; privately-operated equestrian center; children’s village with culturally rich offerings; water sports, restaurants, shops and more.