Facing the perfect crescent of Sunset Beach, the ten whitewashed West Cottages are where Half Moon began in 1954. Uniquely individual both in terms of architecture, internal layout and style, the cottages encapsulate Jamaican lifestyle at its finest. For those guests who seek a sybaritic family retreat or cosseting cocoon in which to spend time together, we offer the exclusivity of booking an entire cottage.
Standing at the far end of Sunset Beach, Cottage 1 has, in its time, been the abode of choice for numerous notable guests including HM Queen Elizabeth and the late Princess Margaret, both of who took full advantage of the capacious entertaining space. Sleeping 14 guests and entered through an archway into an exceptionally spacious courtyard with private swimming pool, Cottage 1 comprises an Imperial Suite, a Junior Suite and 5 Royal Suites, two of which are on the first floor with magnificent ocean views. Of note is the Imperial Suite drawing room which measures some 40 feet from end to end, perfect for afternoon tea together or pre-dinner drinks. It has the added attribute of a grand piano, rendering the cocktail hour an enticing proposition. The furnishings throughout the cottage are of exceptional quality with a gentle, restful palette admirably suited to the setting. Of particular note is the magnificent period four-poster bed in the Junior Suite and the charming circular sitting room of one of the Royal Suites. The bedrooms have king-size beds apart from one Royal Suite which is furnished with two twin four-poster beds. Four of the Royal Suites and the Imperial Suite enjoy views of the sea from either a terrace or a balcony.
There is a joyful, carefree atmosphere about Cottage 4 that never fails to bring a smile to all those fortunate enough to stay there. Perhaps it is the sun-filled perfectly square private courtyard and swimming pool, the flower-filled gardens or the delightful interiors which display the owners personal touch. 12 guests have at their disposal 2 Imperial Suites, a Junior Suite, a 1-bedroom Royal Suite and a 2-bedroom Royal Suite. The handsome Imperial Suite on the ground floor faces the sea from a wide, wicker-chair furnished terrace, its sitting room the epitome of comfort with vibrant scatter cushions. Behind that lies a bedroom that boasts an imposing four-poster bed. Adjacent is the Junior Suite, spacious and airy with a pleasing mix of wood and cane. Upstairs, the Imperial Suite and Royal Suite connect through the sitting rooms to make one large room. The bedroom of the Imperial Suite features twin-beds with ornate scroll-carved headboards and the bedroom of the Royal Suite is a peaceful haven of blue and white. The 2-bedroom Royal Suite is to the rear of the cottage, facing the pool and sea beyond. It has a capacious sitting room with square bay window to the side and an equally large bedroom to the rear. The second bedroom is prettily furnished with painted twin-beds, perfect for youngsters. Shades of coral, fern green, lemon yellow and duck-egg blue prevail throughout Cottage 4, providing an ambiance that is cool, calm and restful.
In order to ensure the best fit for you and your party, please call for Reservations 800-438-7241.