Half Moon, Jamaica. An Icon Reinvented
When Half Moon opened in Jamaica in 1954, it consisted of just 17 cottages along a deserted stretch of crescent-shaped beach, from the which the hotel got its name.
Having welcomed some of the world’s most high-profile names including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Jackie and John F. Kennedy and most recently Prince Harry, Half Moon has become one of the Caribbean’s most iconic resorts, known for its exclusivity, service and colonial-style luxury.
Today, the estate has grown to 400-acres and boasts a Robert Trent Sr. designed 18-hole par- 72 championship golf course, an equestrian centre and the renowned Sugar Hill, consistently voted Jamaica’s best restaurant. To coincide with its 65th birthday,
the resort has undergone an ambitious $75 million refurbishment, adding a Grand House, which is now the hotel’s new reception area, luxurious new rooms and suites, an extended beachfront, adults only pool and several new dining venues.
The award-winning Fern Tree Spa has had a smart new makeover to match the design
of the new development and will now also house a vegan café. But despite having so much acreage on offer at Half Moon, the resortprides itself on keeping guest
numbers low, so even with the new additions you’ll still benefit from the ultimate luxury of spaceand privacy. This is one resort you certainly won’t need to rush
to secure your sun-lounger.