Half Moon will open the Eclipse at Half Moon, a new luxury resort experience on March 1, 2020 and will begin accepting reservations on Dec. 15, 2019.
The addition of Eclipse at Half Moon offers accommodation options under the Half Moon brand. Guests can now also enjoy two other distinct resort choices: Founders Cove at Half Moon and Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon, which are located at opposite ends of the 400-acre property.
The new property features 57 luxurious and spacious accommodations, two restaurants, three bars, a market cafe, Fern Tree—a Salamander Spa, an infinity-edge pool, and private beachfront with a natural swimming cove.
“Eclipse is a true, distinct luxury experience, and one that honors Half Moon’s legacy and character,” says Guy Steuart, III, chairman of Half Moon in press materials. “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 traveler.”
Designed exclusively for the luxury traveler by the renowned design firm Hart Howerton of New York, the resort embraces the rich history of the Caribbean and Jamaica’s natural beauty. The enclave’s Great House, inspired by the island’s distinctive culture and style, features elegant shutters, vibrant colors and local artwork. A sweeping arrival experience is framed by a large Guango Tree, also known as a Rain Tree, one of over 70 trees that were carefully re-planted to ensure mature natural surroundings.
“Eclipse is a remarkable addition to Half Moon and the Caribbean’s luxury landscape,” says Sheila Johnson, founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts in press materials, which manages Half Moon. “It takes vision and foresight to create such a notable experience, and Eclipse will undoubtedly become one of 2020’s most sought-after retreats.”
Rooms and suites offer spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and feature expansive outdoor living spaces. The resort also introduces the Great House Ocean Suite, which overlooks the Grand Lawn and features breathtaking vantage points for both sunrises and sunsets, the suite will fetch rates upward of $10,000 per night.
Eclipse features a variety of carefully curated culinary experiences, including the elegant Delaware, a refined, Italian seafood restaurant located directly overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The restaurant features fresh, delicious dinner menu items and incredible local artwork, including a specially commissioned coral reef inspired wall sculpture created by noted Jamaican artist David Pinto.
Overlooking the exquisite, infinity-edge pool and white-sand beach, North Pointe Pool Bar showcases chilled cocktails and driftwood-inspired architecture. Lester’s Bar is inspired by Michael Lester’s famous painting ‘Junkanoo,’ which is displayed above a large selection of the Caribbean’s finest rums. The Maakit Cafe serves takeaway snacks, pastries and beverages, while Spice offers traditional Jamaican cuisine amid coconut trees and hammocks.
For relaxation and restoration, guests can also enjoy Fern Tree, A Salamander Spa, which is the most luxurious in the Caribbean and features two dramatic overwater bungalows for massage treatments and yoga classes. Seamlessly set to blend into the resort’s abundant foliage, the spa is part of the noted Salamander Spa brand, which features acclaimed properties in Virginia and Florida.
The addition of Eclipse is part of an extensive plan to add numerous contemporary amenities to accompany the legendary Half Moon’s classic offerings, which include a Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed golf course, and the Sugar Mill restaurant.
The additional two existing resort experiences found at Half Moon are distinctly different, yet characteristically Jamaican:Founders Coveincorporates the iconic sections of Half Moon that were developed by the original owners of the property. Guests can stay at a combination of classic cottages centered around Sunset Beach, including the popular Hibiscus and Ocean Court neighborhoods. The area also features multiple dining options, including the renowned Cedar Bar. Rose Hall Villas offer 28 villas, available as 5-, 6- and 7-bedroom accommodations, and are perfect for families, groups, and golfers, with each featuring a living and dining room, outdoor living space and private pool. Each villa comes with a butler, housekeeper and a cook, while guests have a separate check-in experience.
Half Moon is just 10 minutes from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport.
For more information about Half Moon, visit HalfMoon.com