It doesn’t happen overnight. It doesn’t grow in a week. It can take years. It can take decades.
Or, in the case of the legendary Half Moon in Montego Bay, Jamaica — it can nearly three quarters of a century.
Since its beginnings in the early 1950s, Half Moon has been one of the Caribbean’s grandest, most glamorous, most charming places to stay.
So when Half Moon debuted its new Eclipse resort right before the onset of the pandemic, just before the tumult of 2020 began, that was the biggest question.
Would it still have that indescribable ambience that once drew the likes of JFK and Queen Elizabeth II?
Would a brand-new resort still feel like Half Moon?
The answer is a resounding yes. And more.
This is Eclipse, the stunning, superlative new centerpiece of the resort, a modern property for the contemporary luxury traveler that expertly shapes its grandeur and pedigree of one of the Caribbean’s most legendary places to stay into a fresh, hip, buzzy property.
The 57-room resort is set around two main anchors: the grand, modern Great House; and a spectacular beachfront infinity-edge pool that is in many ways the “town square” of the resort, the epicenter, the place to see and be seen.
The rooms are plush, comfortable and sleek, marrying classic charm with modern convenience.
The food and beverage program is excellent — whether you’re eating superb fish and chips with a side of Appleton 12 at the edge of the pool or taking in an evening at the enchanting Sugar Mill.
And the beauty is, you get all of the resort’s amenities and space – that means you can take your bike and find a corner of the resort just for you, whether it’s the quiet sands of the West Cottages or the lush serenity of the Hibiscus Pool.
Or you can play 18 at the property’s eponymous Robert Trent Jones, Sr-designed golf course, dubbed the “Caribbean Augusta.”
Eclipse is the Half Moon for the 21st century — and it’s a reminder, a message, a bold statement: great hospitality is timeless.
After nearly 70 years, something new has come to the front of Half Moon.
And it’s a very welcome Eclipse.
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