Half Moon is a 400-acre luxury resort located on Jamaica’s North Coast, just seven miles east of Montego Bay. The elegant 56-year-old resort is located in a tropical setting nestled into the emerald green hillsides with two miles of private, white-sand beach along the azure Caribbean Sea.
Half Moon is one of my very favorite Caribbean resorts, not only because of the unparalleled beauty, but also because of the wide variety of amenities and activities available to guests. One of the most amazing experiences is the beach ride with Half Moon’s equestrian centre where you actually horseback ride (or float) on a swimming horse.
I must admit, I have a weakness for spa pampering and the multi-award winning Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon™ offers indulges beyond compare with treatment rooms set in lush tropical gardens so you can choose to partake with your room enclosed or open to a private garden terrace. Golfers will enjoy the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed 18-hole golf course and the Half Moon Golf Academy, plus the fitness centre, Spinning® studio, 13 lit tennis courts and 54 swimming pools help keep guests active and fit during vacation. The teen activity centre, the colorful Anancy Children’s Village, all kinds of water sports, the dolphin lagoon, and a shopping village also offer guests of all ages fun activities to enjoy together and separately.
The accommodations at Half Moon range from intimate to grand. The main hotel has spacious rooms and suites of varying sizes, each with a balcony or patio, each with their own distinct personality and décor. Additionally, the AAA Four-Diamond resort offers 33 expansive four-, five-, six- and seven-bedroom Royal Villas, all with private pools and personal staff of butler, cook and housekeeper. The Royal Villas are truly the ultimate in luxury!
Half Moon has more than 30 beautiful wedding venues on the estate, along with a team of certified romance specialists, from planners to florists, decorators to chefs to make a destination wedding effortless. You can also spend the day at Half Moon if you are visiting Jamaica on a cruise ship or even another resort. Day packages include a range of activities, dining and even weddings that will fit any schedule.
It is easy to see why discerning world travelers continually choose Half Moon as their cherished escape destination, but to sweeten the experience even more (is that really possible?), Half Moon offers Virtuoso clients some wonderful amenities at absolutely no additional cost. One very nice extra is a one-category room upgrade confirmed at time of booking (not only if it happens to be available at check in)! Other complimentary Virtuoso value-added includes VIP check-in, full breakfast daily (for two), private transfers to and from the airport and a special welcome gift. For 2012 visits, Virtuoso guests will also get a $100 spa credit per room. In addition, Half Moon offers Virtuoso guests specially priced wedding, family, villa and spa packages through mid-December 2011. Can you say “luxury value?” But remember – you only get these exclusive values when you make your reservations through a Virtuoso partner, so ask one of our expert Covington vacation advisors to arrange your fall vacation to Half Moon and live the life of luxury.
All images courtesy of Half Moon, a RockResort.