Caribbean Classics

ropical greenery, miles of sandy beach, and crystal-aquamarine waters frame Half Moon, a serene paradise on the outskirts of Montego Bay. The 400-acre property offers an alluring taste of Jamaica hospitality, featuring charmingly warm service, one of the most extensive water sports programmes in the Caribbean, and a culinary experience that swings from authentic island barbecues to fine dining favourites. After a round at the championship golf course or a scuba diving excursion off the colourful coast, be ready to lounge with a frozen cocktail on a sea-view terrace or settle into the sanctuary of the Fern Tree Spa, known for its usage of native ingredients. Each of the 238 guestrooms, suites, and residence villas is decorated in a breezy, tropical style with mahogany furniture, fresh white linens, and bright splashes of colour that mirror the island’s lush greenery and bursting florals. Each of them also feature either a patio or a balcony, and views of the gardens, the pools, or the sea. The villas are lavish and dashing, with numerous bedrooms, spacious outdoor living spaces, and private swimming pools together with a chef, butler and housekeepers. With a choice of four dining venues the cuisine at Half Moon takes you on a culinary journey through Jamaica and Italy, with dishes inspired by both the countryside and the sea. Many venues use recently caught fish and garden-fresh produce sourced directly from the island. To fully experience the glorious Half Moon resort, pack your days with a mix of fun, excitement, and tranquility. After dropping off the kids at the Children’s Village for fun games and supervised activities why not start your morning with yoga on the beach, a workout with high-tech machines under the guidance of a personal trainer, or a calorie- burning cycle session at the spin studio. Play golf at the acclaimed 18-hole golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Alternatively you might play a game of tennis or squash, and then make your way to award-winning Fern Tree Spa for soothing body treatments. If time on the water is your thing then The Water Sports and Dive Centre is your one-stopshop for all waterside activities such as scuba diving, kayaking, parasailing, sailing, snorkeling wake boarding, water skiing, windsurfing, along with glass-bottom boat rides and deep-sea fishing excursions. A Jamaican Symphony Half Moon, Rose Hall, Near Montego Bay, Barbados