Jamaica- The Best of Spas

March 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Caribbean, Caribbean Spas

Blue Mountain coffee scrubs, Yoga classes overlooking the Caribbean Sea and indulgent Aveda products…a perfect combination of peace and pampering found in Jamaica’s spa retreats. Spa lovers and those in search of relaxation and rejuvenation will warm to Jamaica’s wide spectrum of treatments and healing remedies. Using indigenous ingredients and nurturing elements for the mind, body and soul, Jamaica offers the ideal experience for the spa enthusiast and novice alike. A place to de-stress and restore the inner self through nature and nurture, with services running the gamut from holistic healing to opulent indulgence. With exquisite offerings in six unique resort areas, the only stress is which to choose.

MONTEGO BAY

Fern Tree Spa at Half Moon, integrates modern spa techniques with Jamaica’s ancient healing remedies. The Spa introduces clients to a Spa Elder who guides guests through the four phases of wellness: addressing the individual, the body, the mind and the spirit. The new development will also include the creation of six signature beachfront spa suites adjacent to the spa that provide all the comforts found in a traditional hotel suite along with added features and services of a personal spa.www.halfmoon.com • The Spa at Round Hill is located in a beautiful 18th century plantation house on 10 acres of beachfront lawn, where afternoon Yoga sessions are held and guests may book private massages. Set amidst abundant and lush gardens, facilities include indoor and outdoor fitness centers, a chic beauty salon, seven body treatment rooms and an outdoor treatment area. www.roundhilljamaica.com • The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort offers the ultimate in luxury treatments using indigenous ingredients in a plush setting. The Spa offers an array of unique treatments including a Tropical Carrot Cake Wrap, Blue Mountain Body Scrub, Pearfect Sugar Scrub and Body Wrap, Pumpkin & Yam Enzyme Body Scrub and Chocolate N’ Cherries Jubilee Organic Wrap.www.ritzcarlton.com OCHO RIOS• Red Lane Spa at Royal Plantation is a luxurious 5 Star Diamond European Spa, combining European elegance with the warmth of Jamaica. The spa boasts marbled treatment rooms suffused with the scent of lemongrass, and treatments including hydrotherapeutic baths, steam baths, body wraps, massages, manicures and pedicures. By the sea or in the suite, treatments are sure to delight the senses and the soul.www.royalplantation.com

KiYara Spa at Jamaica Inn is nestled in the cliffs of Cutlass Bay, just outside Ocho Rios. Guests may choose a variety of rare treatments, including the Macrobiotic Barefoot Shiatsu procedure or the Arawak Opia Stone Massage. The spa uses indigenous ingredients drawn from the plants of the island, for creative treatments in a pristine setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea. KiYara Spa reflects both the tranquility of nature, and the richness of the island’s vibrant culture. www.jamaicainn.com

NEGRIL

The Spa at Rockhouse features a brand new Spa Pavilion, an organic, temple-like structure surrounded by lush gardens. Perched on the cliffs of Negril, The Spa offers a uniquely Jamaican experience, fusing all the natural goodness and beauty of Jamaica to restore peace and harmony to guests. The philosophy is a simple, holistic approach to well-being, health and happiness. All the products are made locally using only ingredients indigenous to the Caribbean, including spices and foods that reflect the diverse history and people of Jamaica. http://rockhousehotel.com • Jackie’s On The Reef is the ultimate in guesthouse spas. This tranquil oasis provides visitors a peaceful environment, nestled on an old coral reef in Negril. The cottage, a cozy refuge, has a double bed and private bathroom, or guests can stay in one of four spacious chambers in the magnificent stone house, with private bathrooms and furnished with two handmade dogwood tree beds. Holistic healing remedies, organic meals and inner peace are found at Jackie’s. www.jackiesonthereef.com

BLUE MOUNTAINS/KINGSTON

Strawberry Hill boasts the Caribbean’s only full-service Aveda Concept Spa, a one-of-a-kind negative edge pool overlooking the city lights below, elaborate botanical gardens, and a gourmet restaurant. Located less than an hour away from Kingston in the foothills of the majestic Blue Mountains, the 12 cottages and spa stand-alone on a 50-acre mountain top retreat offering the utmost in serenity. www.islandoutpost.com SOUTH COAST• Red Lane Spa at Sandals Whitehouse offers European spa rituals infused with Caribbean flair. While relaxing in the serene atmosphere, guests can indulge in a selection of body treatments, facials, massages, and a tropical nail bar. Utilizing renowned Pevonia botanical products and custom formulations, the Red Lane Spa ensures a sense of tranquility. www.sandals.com PORT ANTONIO• Hotel Mocking Bird Hill offers nature lovers a unique spa experience in a “green” eco-chic setting. Located under an orchid tree, home to many humming birds, the massage gazebo bespeaks complete serenity. Treatments range from a basic Swedish massage to neuromuscular therapy and reflexology. Local products such as bees’ wax, coconut oil, papaya and avocado are natural remedies used in massages and facials. A guest favorite is the signature scrub, using a relaxing body massage oil made from sunflower, jojoba, and almond oils, vitamin E and essential oils of patchouli, orange, grapefruit, bay leaf and allspice. www.hotelmockingbirdhill.com For More information about traveling to Jamaica, details of upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica are posted on the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com.