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Half Moon Jamaica


Half Moon Jamaica
Rose Hall, Montego Bay
St James
Fern Tree Spa

Review by Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe

Half Moon Resort, Jamaica, sits upon a two-mile stretch of the crescent shaped bay after which it’s named. Boasting 400 acres of lush gardens and manicured lawns it was once part of a sugar plantation; now meticulously cared for over the past 60 years since the resort’s inception in 1954.

This independently-managed resort focuses on offering retreat to generations of loyal guests including royalty, presidents and entertainers seeking to escape to the private oasis and relax while enjoying the climate, culture and hospitality found in the wonderful country of Jamaica.

Wellness activities can be found across the property with an award-winning 18-hole championship golf course, water sports, racket sports, an equestrian center, fitness facility, yoga and Pilates, beach games and of course the Fern Tree Spa encompassing 16 treatment suites including two overwater treatment bungalows ideal for couples.

With an aromatherapy steam room and sauna located within each locker area and a mixed use Lagoon Pool and Fern Tree Falls, the spa invites relaxation in preparation for any spa service. For a unique massage treatment, try the Fern Tree Signature Massage, which commences with a footbath using Cerasee, an herb known as Bitter Melon, found in the Caribbean and most popularly used in Jamaica. A relaxing massage utilizing healing techniques and a combination of therapies follows with the Fern Tree Spa signature blend of allspice, ginger and orange. A rum body splash finishes this massage and fills the room with the sweet aroma of rum and spices providing an aromatic and sensorial experience that proved extremely enjoyable.

With a full offering of treatments and products for body and face including locally sourced, fresh ingredients and international brands such as Elemis from the UK, a salon and customized Gentlemen’s Spa Menu there is a treatment suitable for all preferences at the Fern Tree Spa.

Sara Jones