Half Moon’s Hibiscus Accommodations Completely Renovated

Half Moon, A Salamander Resort has unveiled the transformation of its Hibiscus accommodations. All 68 guestrooms and suites at the Hibiscus neighborhood in Half Moon’s legacy Founders Cove resort have been renovated and the one- and two-bedroom beachfront accommodations are set to reopen on November 22.

The renovation is the latest in successive improvements made by Half Moon, which includes the 2020 opening of its newest resort, Eclipse at Half Moon. Just a 10-minute drive from Sangster International Airport, Half Moon now has a triumvirate of resort-within-a-resort options across its 400 acres: Founders Cove, Eclipse and Rose Hall Villas. 

Located between the Caribbean Sea on one side and foliage on the other, the Hibiscus neighborhood is adjacent to many of Half Moon’s original and exclusive cottages. The suites have access to gardens, with many opening onto secluded, private islets that are ideal for both sunrise and sunset viewing. As part of the renovation, rooms received expanded views, new furniture and fresh decor, as well as "reimagined" patios and balconies, a "revitalized" exterior, and upgraded technology including larger, smart TVs. 

Decorated with both black and white furniture representative of Jamaica’s design history, the new Hibiscus suites are brighter with more space. The complementary color accents are soft and reflective of hibiscus flowers, including pinks and yellows. As is traditional at Half Moon, the rooms showcase the work of local artisans, including handmade weaves that add substantive texture to the furniture and cabinetry. Additionally, the suites have artwork from Dready, which is a character and a style of art created by Jamaican-born artist Shane Aquart. 

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Glass doors offer views of the Caribbean Sea, while outdoor patios and terraces come with hanging daybeds or rocking chairs. The spacious bathrooms have undergone a complete transformation with the addition of double showers or larger showers and claw foot tubs, while four ground-floor units have also had outdoor showers fitted with private garden trellises. 

Managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Half Moon was founded nearly 70 years ago, and three of the original founding families still remain owners, including the Steuart family. 

Founders Cove has its own crescent-shaped beach, swimming pool complex, swim-up bar and is directly adjacent to Half Moon’s tennis and fitness amenities, as well as the Anancy Children’s Village. Eclipse at Half Moon includes 57 new accommodations, an infinity-edge pool, natural swimming cove, seven bars and restaurants, including the popular Delmare. Half Moon also has 27 Rose Hall Villas, which are available with five, six and seven bedrooms and include spacious living and dining areas, outdoor living space and private pool. Each villa also comes with a dedicated staff of butler, housekeeper and private chef.

All guests at Half Moon can also enjoy a variety of additional activities, including equestrian, watersports, tennis, pickleball and squash; and a wide range of dining options such as the legendary Cedar Bar and Half Moon’s award-winning signature restaurant, The Sugar Mill, known for its modern twist on Jamaican cuisine. For relaxation and restoration, guests can also enjoy a Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course, and Fern Tree, A Salamander Spa, which features two dramatic overwater bungalows for massage treatments and yoga classes. 

Deal: Half Moon is currently offering a special promotion to celebrate the reopening of the Hibiscus suites. The "Stay More Save More" features savings of up to 25 percent when a guest stays before December 19, 2021. 

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