When I have mentioned that I often get to travel to beautiful vacation spots, people are amazed, but when I add the fact that I usually travel alone, they wonder how it can even be enjoyable without family or friends. Well of course it would be awesome to be able to travel to these spots with my family, but I can tell you I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The highlight of that trip was the beautiful Half Moon Resort that is truly the ultimate Jamaican vacation spot.
I am grateful I was able to experience it, even if it was by myself! The view right on the crystal blue water is the best view in Jamaica. You can see how close to the water these accommodations really are. These are royal villas, aptly named because Prince Harry has vacationed in them!
There are smaller accommodations, suites for couples or small families. I could imagine my family staying in one of these with the private beach below, almost like a little lagoon. This photo was taken right off of the back porch. I could totally imagine my kids spending all of their time out there in the water.
I stayed in a beautiful and spacious Junior Suite. Several junior suites are connected and share a private pool in the backyard. I wish I knew of Half Moon when searching for honeymoon options! I imagine this to be the perfect honeymoon spot.
Half Moon is a family-friendly resort. Their children’s village can accommodate children ages 3-12. For younger children, there are nannies on call for hire. The Anancy Children’s Village includes shaded play areas, activity rooms, a wading pool, sand box, and expansive outdoor play area. When I was there, there were also children’s day camps going on.
Besides the obvious beautiful beach location, I will give you one reason why you need to stay at Half Moon: the food. They offer a daily buffet and menu items to order. Buffets usually aren’t known to be the best of food, but this hands down was the best buffet I have eaten at and even some of the best food period. I can tell you one thing if you stay at Half Moon, you will not be disappointed with the food.
One thing I can appreciate with the food options are the different meal plans available. You can tailor it however it will best suite your family and there are all-inclusive options.
I had to take advantage of the dessert buffet. The poached pears with white chocolate sauce, pecan tartlet and blueberry cheesecake were delicious.
I say that this is the ultimate Jamaican vacation spot because you literally do not have to leave the resort. Everything you need to have a fun, relaxing vacation is right here. I know I previously mentioned all of the must-do Jamaica activities, but if you are the type of family who doesn’t like to plan too much and want accommodations that has everything at your fingertips, than Half Moon is your place.
There is a spa (which I more than enjoyed). You also have the option to have spa treatments in these cabanas overlooking the ocean. That would be the ultimate to-do on a honeymoon (Can I have a honeymoon re-do?)
Half Moon also offers a fitness center, many swimming pools, an equestrian center for horseback riding, tennis courts, water sports, 18 hole golf course, swimming with dolphins and a super fun family-friendly beach parties.
I hope to go back to Jamaica one day with my family and the one place I would most like to stay is Half Moon. It will be a vacation of a lifetime and if you are here because you are searching for a review while planning a Jamaican vacation — book now!
I was brought to Jamaica on behalf of the Jamaica Tourist Board.