Where To Stay in Jamaica: Half Moon

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It doesn’t get much more perfect than the RockResort, Half Moon.  Named after its crescent shaped 2-mile private coastline, this oceanfront complex offers guests the prettiest beach in Montego Bay.

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While indulging in the luxury of Half Moon, giddy-up and take a horse ride along the coastline. Guides will even lead the horses into the ocean with you in the saddle. The resorts activities include a world-class championship golf course designed by Robert Trench Jones, 51 swimming pools including an Olympic size lap pool, and a “Swim with the Dolphins” experience which is overseen by multiple pool management companies to ensure the guest has the absolute best experience.

TIP:  Consider using the complimentary shuttle or rent a golf cart to get around the impressive 400-acre sprawling grounds.

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Enjoy a fresh cut coconut from the many palms surrounding the decadent accommodations of Half Moon. 32 bedroom Royal Villas are situated along picturesque sunrise beach.  Each Villa is decorated in cool tropical colours, has it’s own private swimming pool, garden terrace, and is staffed with a cook, housekeeper, and butler.

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Surf’s Up


Kathy Buckworth takes on another Dabble Dare. Follow her surfing adventures in Huntington Beach, California, or as it’s known locally, Surf City USA. Can Kathy conquer the nine-foot board and rise up in classic surfer pose?

Dabble Dare: Learn to Surf

Kathy practices her surfing technique and finds it’s as easy as 1-2-3 . . . on dry land. The ocean may have other ideas.

Step 1: Kathy learns to walk in a straight line with the nine-foot surfboard balanced on the top of her head (ABOVE).


Step 2: From belly-down on the board, Kathy pushes up into a yoga-like position.


Step 3: Kathy balances on folded knee, before the final pose.


Step 4: Kathy strikes the classic surfer pose. Looks good on land. Can Kathy duplicate this once she hits the waves?

To read the full article about Kathy’s surfing adventure, check out Dabble Dare: Surf’s Up, Issue 3 July/Aug 2011.