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Description: Half Moon, Jamaica

In 1954 a group of 17 businessmen were persuaded by Harold DeLisser to buy 35 acres of land on what was once the loading dock for the historic Rose Hall Plantation. So it was that the Half Moon Cottage Colony was born its name celebrating the perfect crescent-shaped bay that fronts the 10 West Cottages. Sixty years on Half Moon has become a legend in its own right still in the same ownership and achieving the rare feat of being a hotel that passes down through the generations. From all corners of the globe our guests and their families are drawn again and again by the sybaritic timeless lifestyle that we afford our private two-mile crescent shaped beach four hundred acres amongst which to escape or explore the timeless cottage charm of our bedrooms and suites and above all the warmth of our hospitality that is quintessentially Jamaican. Our portfolio of pursuits both nautical and on terra firma enlighten and invigorate. From tennis to croquet beach-front chess to underwater discovery and of course the body-toning machinations of a fitness centre and Spinning studio. New passions are discovered at our Equestrian Centre the opportunity to swim with dolphins never fails to delight and our 18-hole championship golf course is legendary. Body and soul find nurture and sanctuary at the Fern Tree Spa whilst taste buds are tantalized by the creative inspiration of our culinary team where the produce and flavours of Jamaica fuse seamlessly with a wide international repertoire. You will understand why this is a destination that has been waiting for you all your life. The 197 bedrooms and suites at Half Moon range from the intimate to the grand. They have a uniquely timeless appeal restful on the eye comfort at its finest and a style that is inherently Jamaican. Enjoying all the facilities of the hotel the villas at Half Moon are a perfect choice for families friends or groups who seek privacy and seclusion in the ambiance of a private home. Ranging from 4 5 6 or 7 bedrooms each villa is staffed with a butler cook and housekeeper. These exceptional staff members are there to ensure that you relax in an atmosphere that is truly home from home. Whether you choose to ride a horse tee-off on the golf course create your own championship on the tennis courts be indulged in the spa work out in the fitness centre cycle leisurely amidst our 400 acres or simply relax poolside or on the beach engrossed in a novel at Half Moon we make it very easy to do everything or simply nothing at all. Famous as a hotel that has passed down through the generations Half Moon created a whimsical village for children. Inspired by Jamaica s fabled children s character Anancy the Spider the children s play area features buildings in brightly coloured hues that are guaranteed to enliven the spirits of young visitors. Anancy and his friends form the central theme around which activities and learning programmes are available for children aged 3 to 12. Inspired by the lush landscape of Jamaica the Fern Tree Spa is a 68 000 square feet sanctuary for the mind and body offering traditional Jamaican treatments with a variety of spa facilities in a haven that blends seamlessly into its surroundings. Great undulating greens demanding holes challenging drives and breathtaking vistas are all part of Half Moon s award-winning 18 hole PAR-72 golf course which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and opened in 1964. To dine at Half Moon is to embark upon a journey of culinary exploration. Our talented team of chefs takes their inspiration from the plentiful abundance of locally grown fruit and vegetables combining the heady flavours of Jamaica with an international repertoire and in so doing offering menus that not only tantalize the taste buds but are simply unforgettable. With a 60 year tradition of impeccable hospitality Half Moon is a sophisticated address offering incomparable facilities for corporate gatherings unforgettable wedding celebrations and group getaways. Half Moon offers 197 bedrooms and suites scattered amidst four distinct architectural areas West Cottages Hibiscus Royal Court and Oleander. There are also private villas offering 4 5 6 or 7 bedrooms each villa staffed with a butler cook and housekeeper. FACILITIES 6 restaurants including the acclaimed Sugar Mill 5 bars Fitness Centre and Spinning Studio One and a half acre Fern Tree Spa Yoga Pilates and Zumba Dancing Equestrian Centre Dolphin Lagoon 13 Tennis Courts 4 Squash Courts Basketball Court Volleyball Croquet Lawn Bicycles Annancy Children s Centre 18 hole Championship Golf Course Putting Green Watersports Centre with motorized and non-motorized equipment Over 25 000 square feet of meeting space GETTING TO HALF MOON Half Moon is a 15 minute drive from Sangster International Airport Montego Bay and a 3 hour drive or 18 minute helicopter flight from Norman Manley Airport Kingston. Montego Bay Airport is served by a large number of international airlines offering flights from North America Europe Russia and South America. HALF MOON P.O. Rose Hall Montego Bay Jamaica W.I. Toll Free 800-626-0592 (USA & Canada) Toll Free 800-051-3893 (UK) reservation