Jamaica’s Half Moon Resort opens highly anticipated luxury spin-off ‘Eclipse’
Signature shares the exclusive first look images of the new beachfront resort, which opened its doors on 1 March.
The highly anticipated Caribbean resort, Eclipse at Half Moon, is now welcoming guests.
Located between the rolling hills of Montego Bay and the glistening Caribbean Sea, Eclipse at Half Moon – a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Legend portfolio – is a celebration of authentic Jamaican culture. The resort features 57 new accommodations, a stunning infinity-edge pool, natural swimming cove and seven bars and restaurants.
The addition of Eclipse at Half Moon completes the existing accommodation options under the Half Moon brand, which is already rated as Jamaica’s finest property, according to Forbes Travel Guide. Guests can also enjoy two additional distinct resort choices: Founders Cove at Half Moon and Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon, which are located at opposite ends of the 160-hectare property.
Arrival and accommodations
At the core of Eclipse at Half Moon is the Great House, the property’s arrival experience, which is framed by a large Guango tree – one of more than 70 trees carefully replanted to ensure mature and natural surroundings. The lobby offers unobstructed views of the sea from the moment guests arrive, while the Anglo-Caribbean aesthetic was inspired by Jamaican culture and accented with elegant shutters, vibrant colours and vintage family photographs from the owner’s archives.
Eclipse features a variety of luxurious accommodations which are located in three areas. In the Great House, each second-floor room features large balconies and stunning views, while the resort’s signature Great House Ocean Suite offers an open-plan design with up to two bedrooms, a classically-appointed living area, elegant dining area, and a sweeping balcony overlooking the Great Lawn and the Caribbean Sea.
With incredible sunrise views and surrounded by lush, tropical gardens, the resort’s tastefully designed Estate Homes offer maximum flexibility, including up to four bedrooms – each with its own private entrance. The Estate Homes also include a butler pantry, large great room, island contemporary furnishings, indoor/outdoor showers, and living and dining terraces.
Eclipse also features 32 Prestige Ocean Rooms, which are positioned in low-profile Cottages. Featuring fabulous views of the Caribbean Sea, these spacious rooms offer luxurious bathrooms, reading coves, colourful artwork from students of the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts, and expansive verandas or terraces featuring daybeds.
There are seven new restaurants and bars onsite, including the resort’s signature venue on the seafront, Delmare, which offers a refined Italian seafood culinary experience. Overlooking the resort’s infinity pool and beach is North Pointe Bar & Grill, offering specialty cocktails and a light and refreshing menu.
Guests can relax in Eclipse at Half Moon’s spa and wellness retreat – Fern Tree, A Salamander Spa – which features two dramatic overwater bungalows for massage treatments and yoga classes.
Also, guests of the three resorts can enjoy access to all of Half Moon’s amenities and experiences, including a classic Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed golf course, and the Sugar Mill restaurant – consistently rated as Jamaica’s best. Horseback riders of all levels can enjoy the Half Moon Equestrian Centre, with everything from riding, jumping, and polo lessons to a thrilling Turf and Surf Experience.