This was our second trip to Half Moon. The staff is extremely friendly and has a "can do" attitude. The staff at the Spa is incredible. They went out of their way to accommodate me on a day that the Spa was officially closed. I highly recommend the Signature Massage. The watersports staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They were even able to help my son with a jelly fish sting. Several members of the staff remembered us from our previous stay and everyone went out of the way to make us feel at home. The resort is beautiful and has plenty of activities for the whole family.
My husband and I booked this hotel based on reviews for while we were exploring around Montego Bay for a few days. We really enjoyed our experience that we booked again for our last night before we flew out. Tony, at the concierge desk was so helpful and he even called us a few days after we had left a hotel to make sure our trip was going good. The location is just about Gloucester (there's an elevator and set of stairs that leads to the st) and the hotel provides passes to Dr's Cave beach! So great! Also, we received rum punch on arrival :)
LJoy from Calgary, AB
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I stayed at the Casa Maria for a few days, wanting to be near the ocean without the craziness of too many tourists. This was the perfect place! The room was quiet and clean, and the staff of the Casa Maria were fantastic. A late night dip in the pool and drinks from the "007 Bar" topped it off.
The only tricky thing was navigating how to get there without a car. If you ask, the hotel can help you arrange a taxi from Ocho Rios to the Casa Maria (about a 40 minute drive). Their taxi driver was fantastic, and we had a great chat. He was very helpful. This is the quickest and easiest way- but not the cheapest way. There are also shared buses that run along the road between Port Maria and Ocho Rios if you prefer the significantly less expensive (somewhere around 150 Jamaican dollars) and more adventurous route. They can be picked up from downtown Ocho Rios, and also can be hailed down outside the Casa Maria hotel. You may feel like a sardine, packed into the tiny hot bus with 15 other people - cruising very quickly along the shore - but it is a fun memory!
There are also shared buses/taxis that go into Port Maria from near the hotel (about a 5 minute drive) if you want to hit up a local beach.
Overall, I was VERY satisfied with my stay and would indeed recommend it!
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