<p>The sea-surrounded pavilion at Jamaica's Half Moon resort is often reached by moonlit stroll. This luxurious property east of Montego Bay, hideaway for royalty and celebrities, has a renowned golf course, equestrian center, 54 swimming pools, fancy spa, and multiple restaurants. Yet it has long had a reputation for environmental awareness and was a likely subject for <em>Traveler</em>'s October 2008 feature, "Jamaica Gently," in which writer Mel White sets out to enjoy a beach vacation while following the 50 tips in <em>Traveler</em>'s "Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Travel."</p>

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The sea-surrounded pavilion at Jamaica's Half Moon resort is often reached by moonlit stroll. This luxurious property east of Montego Bay, hideaway for royalty and celebrities, has a renowned golf course, equestrian center, 54 swimming pools, fancy spa, and multiple restaurants. Yet it has long had a reputation for environmental awareness and was a likely subject for Traveler's October 2008 feature, "Jamaica Gently," in which writer Mel White sets out to enjoy a beach vacation while following the 50 tips in Traveler's "Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Travel."

Photograph by Michael Melford

Sustainable Jamaica

See photos from sustainable Jamaica in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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