MONTEGO BAY — Half Moon, considered one of Jamaica’s finest resorts, will be opening a new luxury resort experience on March 1, 2020.
Called Eclipse at Half Moon, the new property features 57 ultra-luxe accommodations, two restaurants, three bars, a market café, Fern Tree – a Salamander Spa, an infinity-edge pool, and a private beachfront with a natural swimming cove. Reservations will open on Dec. 15, 2019.
This latest addition will create a triumvirate of accommodation options under the Half Moon brand. In addition to Eclipse at Half Moon, guests can also enjoy two other distinct resort options: Founders Cove at Half Moon, and Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon, both of which are located at opposite ends of the 400-acre property.
On the addition of Eclipse, Guy Steuart III, chairman of Half Moon, said: “Eclipse is a true, distinct luxury experience and one that honours Half Moon’s legacy and character. Guests will discover traditional, elegant architecture amid an abundance of beach and grounds on which to roam, all of which appeals to our loyal guests and the next generation of traveller.”
At Eclipse, guests are treated to a variety of carefully curated culinary experiences, including the elegant Delmare, an Italian seafood restaurant that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. There’s also North Pointe Pool Bar for chilled cocktails and driftwood-inspired décor, Lester’s Bar, which was inspired by Michael Lester’s famous painting ‘Junkanoo’, and The Maakit Café, where guests can enjoy takeaway snacks and pastries. For authentic local fare, Spice offers traditional Jamaican cuisine amid coconut trees and hammocks.
The addition of Eclipse is part of an extensive plan to add numerous contemporary amenities to Half Moon, including a Robert Trent Jones Senior-designed golf course, and the Sugar Mill restaurant, consistently rated as Jamaica’s best.
Half Moon is located just 10 minutes from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport. Founded 65 years ago, it has hosted royalty, presidents and celebrities alike. In addition to rooms and suites featuring expansive outdoor living spaces, the resort will also be home to the Great House Ocean Suite, which will fetch rates upward of US$10,000 per night.