Half Moon, one of the Caribbean’s most iconic destinations, was recently awarded the prestigious Four-Star Rating by the Forbes Travel Guide. With this new honor, Half Moon becomes the first resort in Jamaica to ever hold the distinction.
For decades, Half Moon has served as a chosen retreat for royalty, presidents, and celebrities. The property was founded 65 years ago, and three of the original founding families still remain as owners. The resort is managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the Washington, DC-area luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson.
“As stewards of a remarkable coastline, it is our privilege to promote authentic Jamaican experiences.”
“This award is a testament to the sincere service excellence for which Half Moon is renowned,” said Guy Steuart, III, chairman of Half Moon. “Our team of professionals care deeply for each and every guest who visits, and as stewards of a remarkable coastline, it is our privilege to promote authentic Jamaican experiences.”
The award is the latest in a series of exciting developments at the 400-acre Half Moon property. On March 1, it will open a new resort called Eclipse at Half Moon. Framed by the glistening Caribbean Sea to the north and the lush hillsides to the south, the 57-room Eclipse is one of the most luxurious additions to the Caribbean in a generation. The addition of Eclipse creates a triumvirate of unique experiences under the Half Moon brand. Guests can also enjoy two other distinct resort choices: Founders Cove at Half Moon and Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon.
Considered one of the hotel industry’s top luxury management companies, Salamander Hotels & Resorts also operates Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia; Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina; The Henderson in Destin, Florida; and Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay.