An Elegant Caribbean Getaway for Luxury Travelers
Half Moon is a luxury resort situated on crescent-shaped white sand beaches that stretches across 400 acres, with 398 rooms including suites, cottages and villas. A truly complete resort, Half Moon also features a recently renovated Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed 18-hole golf course, the Half Moon Golf Academy, recently opened 68,000 square foot indoor/outdoor spa oasis, Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon, 13 lit tennis courts, equestrian center, fitness center, gourmet cuisine, 51 swimming pools, recently constructed Anancy Children’s Village, over 27,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, dolphin lagoon, water sports and more. Since its inception in 1954 Half Moon has been a top-tier Caribbean resort that exceeds the desires of the sophisticated and elite traveler with bespoke experiences.
Guest accommodations include 33 four- to seven-bedroom villas, 24 superior rooms, 17 junior suites, 14 deluxe suites, 53 royal suites, 11 imperial suites and six beachfront spa suites.
There are 68 expansive beachfront suites, outfitted in a plantation-style theme and furnishings that include generous bathrooms, oversized verandas and balconies, data port internet access, state-of-the-art television, mini-bar, electronic safe and other signature Half Moon amenities. The Hibiscus Suites also houses a swim-up pool bar, waterfall attraction and an Olympic-size lap pool.
Thirty-two five-, six- and seven-bedroom Royal Villas are situated along picturesque Sunrise Beach, amid lush tropical gardens. Combining the comforts of home with the benefits of an exclusive resort, each villa is staffed with a butler, cook and housekeeper. All are decorated with cool tropical colors, offer views of either the Caribbean Sea or well-manicured gardens and features its own private swimming pool. Each villa bedroom room has its own bath, shares living and dining rooms, and some offer a spacious central library.
The 18 beachfront Royal Suites, offering the ultimate in pampered resort living, are enclosed within the Royal Court, which contains two large private swimming pools. Each of the spacious suites in the elegant Georgian-Colonial-style buildings comprises an entrance hall, large living room with terrace, and opulently furnished bedroom.
The Imperial and Royal suites are set in charming cottages along the western shore, most with its own swimming pool. Junior and deluxe suites as well as the superior and deluxe rooms can be found along the crescent-shaped beach. All accommodations include state-of-the-art TVs, mini-bar, air-conditioning, telephone, in-room safe, balconies or patios, hair dryer, and an ocean and / or garden view.
In October 2007, Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon was born. A 68,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor sanctuary for the mind and body, Fern Tree introduces guests to a Spa Elder, a guide versed in the art of using Jamaica’s natural therapeutic remedies, to counsel clients on a path to wellness with personalized programs and regimes.
All Fern Tree Signature therapies embrace integrated massage and skin care techniques, including specially crafted Allspice signature blends from Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Aromatics, the healing benefits of the local Jamaican rum, and indigenous hand-picked herbs selected daily by the Spa Elder. Relaxation techniques are incorporated into each signature treatment to reduce stress while creating a memorable Jamaican experience.
In addition to the new spa, Half Moon also unveiled six beachfront spa suites, the very first of its kind in the Caribbean. Each of the state of the art suites has added features that provide for in-room treatments, yoga, etc. further extending Fern Tree’s wellness experience into guests’ accommodations.
The Half Moon Golf Course, dubbed “one of the best walking course in the Caribbean” boasts improved features for all levels of golf. The course features newly-aligned, multiple-tee complexes as well as repositioned fairway and greenside bunkers. Solidifying its position as a premier golf destination, Half Moon launched it very own proprietary golf academy in early 2008. The facility offers a variety of instructional programs individually tailored to fit the needs of all golfers from complete beginners to experienced professionals.
Whether a guest wants to walk the beach on saddled horseback or ride bareback into the water, all levels of ability can be accommodated. For children under six, there are pony rides around the stable yard. For first time riders or those in need of a refresher, there is a ‘Jungle Jaunt,’ which includes a lesson in the arena and short trek around the property. Half Moon’s Equestrian Center also offers exciting beach rides. For those who prefer lessons, the Equestrian Center has horses and instructors for all levels and can accommodate requests for lessons in Basic Dressage and Show Jumping. The Half Moon Equestrian Center also features a petting zoo for the delight of little ones, where they can get up close to goats, sheep, birds and other farm animals.
Well known as a family destination, Half Moon’s children’s activity center, Anancy Children’s Village, is a Jamaican-themed playground for equipped climbing walls, slides, swings, and jungle gyms. Created especially for children aged 3 – 12, the Anancy Children’s Village boasts colorful wooden buildings, in keeping with rural Jamaican villages, in which children participate in arts and crafts, theater productions and learning more about Jamaican culture. Child-care providers, including specially-selected nannies, receive extensive training and have been certified by Penn State University’s Better Kid Care Program.
For further information about Half Moon and new travel packages, please call (800) 626-0592 or visit www.halfmoon.com.