Eclipse at Half Moon

A modern Jamaican hideaway

Tucked into a corner of a lush, 400-acre Jamaica paradise you’ll discover Eclipse. It’s an exclusive hotel-within-a-hotel at the iconic Half Moon, a resort whose history dates to 1954. Wedged between Montego Bay’s verdant hills and the Caribbean Sea, Half Moon has long been an old Caribbean escape for the rich and famous, including John F. Kennedy Jr., Princess Caroline of Monaco and Queen Elizabeth.

When Eclipse opened in 2020, it ushered in an even more luxurious getaway with all the modern amenities, like a beachfront infinity-edge pool and the new Fern Tree – a Salamander Spa. But it still infuses Jamaica into the experience. Eclipse showcases locally made art and vintage Half Moon photography from the family that owns the resort. And the tropical landscape is also on display — glimpse the sea from each of the hotel’s 57 accommodations and the overwater spa treatment rooms.
Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The waterfront infinity pool is the central gathering spot of the boutique hotel. Go there to soak up the sun and reggae and calypso beats.
  • Eclipse presents its own slate of restaurants. Dine on Italian seafood at Delmare, savor Jamaican fare at Spice, enjoy chef stations at the alfresco Hayward’s or sip rum at Lester’s Bar.
  • Find rest and rejuvenation at Fern Tree spa’s superb overwater cabana with the Soothing Caribbean Journey, a personalized couples massage.
  • You won’t have to fight for space on the sand. The luxury hotel offers a private beach with a natural swimming cove.
  • Guests of Eclipse get access to Half Moon’s amenities, including the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed golf course, the equestrian center, tennis and squash courts and the not-to-be-missed Sugar Mill restaurant.

Things to Know

  • Half Moon is made up of three resorts: Eclipse, Rose Hall Villas and Founders Cove. Although they share the 400 acres, each one feels like its own little world.
  • Partake in snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, parasailing, water-skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, stand-up paddle boarding and more at the water sports center.
  • Bring little ones to Anancy Children’s Village at Half Moon, where they can join in organized activities overseen by counselors and nannies.
  • A wellness concierge helps arrange for onsite antigen and PCR testing. Results are back within 24 hours.

The Rooms

  • Each accommodation offers a slightly different view of the breathtaking Montego Bay area.
  • Every room comes with a spacious, furnished balcony or patio where you can watch the sun rise and set over the water.
  • Understated rooms have blue and tan shades as well as local touches, from the artwork to the doors crafted by Kingston artisans.
  • The best place to stay in the Montego Bay hotel is the Great House Ocean Suite. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom space has a wraparound balcony, living room and kitchenette.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Rose Hall, Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica
MBJ (14 min)   KIN (2 h 40 min)  
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