The Board of Directors of Half Moon, one of the Caribbean’s most iconic resort destinations in Montego Bay, announced that it has selected Salamander Hotels & Resorts to manage the ward winning 400 acres of manicured grounds with two miles of beachfront property.

“With success in operating luxury, golf and beachfront properties, Salamander is our chosen hospitality partner for Half Moon,” said Guy Steuart III, Chairman of Half Moon. “Since the inception of Half Moon, our team members have injected their hearts and souls into what has become a globally-recognized brand and symbol for gracious Jamaican hospitality, one of the finest experiences in the Caribbean. As we commemorate our 65th anniversary, Half Moon intends to build on its reputation of providing transformative experiences for generations of discerning travelers.”

Half Moon opened in 1954 and is the chosen retreat for royalty, presidents and celebrities. It expanded  with the purchase of the Colony Hotel in 1979, and then with the construction of five to seven bedroom villas which were rebranded in 2018 as Rose Hall Villas by Half Moon.

  • Half Moon offers guests unique and award-winning experiences:
  • The Fern Tree Spa-a wellness sanctuary in a lush oasis.
  • A magnificent Robert Trent Jones Sr. 18-hole, par 72, 7,140 yard championship golf course with tropical breezes.
  • A complete Equestrian Centre.
  • Eleven lit Tennis Courts, Pickle Ball and Squash Facility with lessons.
  • Jamaica’s finest award-winning Sugar Mill Restaurant plus 6 other eateries.
  • Numerous Water Sports.

Salamander, founded by noted entrepreneur Sheila Johnson, will work closely Half Moon’s owners and its team to build on the resort’s legacy of excellence. Specializing in independent luxury, Salamander owns and manages the Forbes Five-Star Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia: and Innisbrook Resort in Florida. The company also operates the new Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina; The Henderson, a grand beach resort in Destin, Florida; and the recently renovated Hammock Beach Resort, in Palm Coast, Florida.

“We are delighted to have this amazing opportunity to collaborate with Half Moon and the Jamaica business and tourism communities,” said Johnston. “The resort is renowned for its wonderful, caring employees, many of whom have been a part
of the Half Moon family for generations. I look forward to introducing my business partners, colleagues and Salamander’s loyal guests to Half Moon’s storied history and exciting future.”

Half Moon is a AAA Four Diamond Resort and a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection, having achieved Forbes Recommended status for 2019. Half Moon is located 10 minutes away from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport.