Prince Harry Enjoys a Private Retreat From His Official Tour of Jamaica at Half Moon, A RockResort

09 March 2012
ROSE HALL, Jamaica, March 9, 2012  Prince Henry of Wales stepped out of the spotlight of his first official Royal Tour, to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, for about 24 hours to enjoy a private retreat at Half Moon, A RockResort. The luxury resort is located on Jamaica's North Coast in Montego Bay. His Royal Highness relaxed at a five-bedroom, two-story Royal Villa with a private pool and white sand beach along the Caribbean sea.
The Prince arrived at Half Moon on Wednesday, March 7 and departed Thursday, March 8, where he enjoyed traditional Jamaican fare including jerked smoked chicken breast and Ackee & Saltfish with green bananas and steamed Callaloo, prepared by the villa staff. 

Personal cook, Denise Graham, who prepared all of Prince Harry's meals during his stay said, "Meeting Prince Harry was the experience of lifetime. He was fun to be around, and he seemed to enjoy his time here. He was very complimentary to myself and the rest of the Villa staff and told me he would love to come back to Half Moon."
The British Royal Family has visited the 400-acre luxury resort dating back to 1966. In 1994 and 2002, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh visited Half Moon. In 1966, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles of Wales visited and returned to Half Moon again in 2008 with Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall.
Half Moon's General Manager, Aram Zerunian said, "We were extremely pleased that Prince Harry chose Half Moon for a brief personal retreat during his official tour of Jamaica. The honor of hosting Prince Harry affirms Half Moon's appeal as an authentic Jamaican resort and highlights our status as an international destination of choice, with a rich history and legacy."

Vacation like a Prince with Half Moon's Royal Summer promotion
 – Royalty, celebrities and guests from around the world choose to vacation at Half Moon to experience the warm, welcoming Jamaican hospitality it is famous for. To celebrate Prince Harry's stay, Half Moon is offering travelers the chance to vacation like the Prince with the Royal Summer promotion with 20 percent off its four-, five-, six- and seven-bedroom villas all with private pools, golf carts to explore the resort, as well as the services of a personal cook, butler and housekeeper on hand to cook gourmet meals, lend advice on the resort and cater to all your vacation needs. Ideal for family and friends planning a fun four-day holiday, the promotion includes a private poolside barbeque. The Royal Summer promotion requires a minimum stay of four nights and can be redeemed from Monday, April 16 to Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. The package also includes round trip airport ground transportation from the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay. For additional details or to book, visit:, or call 877-956-7625.                            

About Half Moon, A RockResort

Half Moon, A RockResort is a 400-acre luxury resort located on Jamaica's North Coast. The 56-year-old resort features two miles of private, white-sand beach with 197 spacious rooms and suites. Additionally, the AAA Four-Diamond resort offers 33 expansive four-, five-, six- and seven-bedroom villas all with private pools and personal staff of butler, cook and housekeeper. In addition to spacious accommodations, Half Moon, A RockResort also offers guests a wide variety of amenities and activities including the multi-award winning Fern Tree, A RockResorts Spa®, a Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed 18-hole golf course, Half Moon Golf Academy, Spinning® studio, 13 lit tennis courts, equestrian centre, fitness centre, 54 swimming pools, a teen activity centre, the colorful Anancy Children's Village, water sports, dolphin lagoon, shopping village, including 24-hour medical centre and more.

About RockResorts
RockResorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resorts that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas, renowned golf courses, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo.; Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Half Moon in Rose Hall, Jamaica; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.; The Landings St. Lucia in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia; and Balcones del Atlantico in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic.  

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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

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