Half Moon, one of Jamaica’s most iconic properties, is opening a new luxury resort experience on March 1, 2020.
Eclipse at Half Moon will join Founders Cove at Half Moon and Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon to give guests—and planners—a trio of accommodation options at the resort.
Eclipse at Half Moon will feature 57 spacious, luxurious accommodations, two restaurants, three bars, a market café, Fern Tree – A Salamander Spa, an infinity-edge swimming pool, and a private beachfront with a natural swimming cove. It began accepting reservations on December 15, 2019.
“Eclipse is a true, distinct luxury experience, and one that honours Half Moon’s legacy and character,” says Guy Steuart, III, chairman, Half Moon. “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.”
Sheila Johnson, founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, which manages Half Moon, adds that Eclipse is a remarkable addition to Half Moon and the Caribbean’s luxury landscape. “It takes vision and foresight to create such a notable experience, and Eclipse will undoubtedly become one of the 2020s most sought-after retreats.”
Designed by Hart Howerton of New York, Eclipse embraces the history of the Caribbean and Jamaica’s natural beauty. Property highlights include:
- Great House inspired by Jamaica’s culture and style, featuring elegant shutters, vibrant colours and local artwork;
- arrival experience framed by a large Guango Tree (also known as a Rain Tree), one of 70+ trees replanted to ensure mature natural surroundings;
- guestrooms and suites with views of the Caribbean and large outdoor living spaces;
- the Great House Ocean Suite, which overlooks the Grand Lawn and offers vantage points for sunrises and sunsets ($10,000 per night);
- a variety of f&b options, including Delmare (Italian seafood restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea and featuring a specially-commissioned coral reef wall sculpture by noted Jamaican artist David Pinto), North Pointe Pool Bar (chilled cocktails and driftwood-inspired architecture), Lester’s Bar (sophisticated setting inspired by Michael Lester’s famous painting “Junkanoo,” which is displayed above a large selection of the Caribbean’s finest rums, Maakit Café (takeaway snacks, pastries and beverages), and Spice (traditional Jamaican cuisine);
- and Fern Tree, A Salamander Spa, featuring two overwater bungalows for massage treatments and yoga classes.
Half Moon is located just 10 minutes from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport. In addition to Eclipse, it includes Founders Cove (classic cottages developed by the original owners of the property); Rose Hall Villas ( 28 fully-staffed villas, available as 5-, 6- and 7-bedroom accommodations); a Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed golf course; and the famous Sugar Mill restaurant.