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What better way to start 2017 than by indulging in organic, revitalizing treatments and detox programs that will sooth the body, mind and spirit? Leave the stress of work behind and pamper yourself. Indulge in some healing treatments that will leave you feeling cleansed and nurtured from head to toe. From healing holidays in a wellness resort to short spa day visits, unwind and relax as Culture Trip discovers some of Jamaica’s finest spa and wellness centers.
GoldenEye, the former Jamaican home of Ian Fleming, author of James Bond, and now a luxury resort also houses the luxury FieldSpa. Located within a cute cottage on the edge of a private lagoon, the spa is a waterside oasis of calm. It offers vibrational sound healing, which might sound unusual, but feels like bliss as sound waves pass right through the body. Baths, scrubs and exfoliation treatments all make use of local herbs, roots and spices such as ginger and pimento. Treat your soul as well as your body at FieldSpa.
FieldSpa, GoldenEye, Race Course, Oracabessa, Jamaica +1 876 622 9007
Being as this spa was recently voted Jamaica’s best spa and the ’Caribbean’s Best Hotel Spa’ at the World Spa Awards, spending a day at the luxurious Ocean Spa at Jamaica Inn will not disappoint. With enzymatic micropeels, Carib-Style Thai massages and body smoothies on offer, you’re guaranteed to find something to revitalize and refresh you. Ready to work off those extra Christmas pounds? Book circuit training or a session with one of the excellent personal trainers on staff. If that sounds a little too energetic, why not try a couples moonlight massage, which takes places under the Caribbean night sky, and drift away to the sound of waves lapping at the shore below as candles twinkle around you. This romantic date night also includes complimentary glasses of sparkling wine.
Ocean Spa, Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, Jamaica +1 855 441 2044
Fern Tree Spa is set in the substantial grounds of the Half Moon Resort, a lush 400-acre tropical garden. On arrival, enjoy the spa welcome ritual of a steam facial, consisting of hot water infused with locally grown lemongrass and lavender oil. Afterward, move onto the Meditation Labyrinth and once you’ve stilled your mind, try the famous Jamaican bush bath. A large outdoor, private bath tub is filled with hot water and steeped with Jamaican herbs and fresh fruits. Lay back and relax to the sound of cicadas as a tropical breeze gently warms the air; it’s guaranteed to cleanse, calm and rejuvenate the most tired of bodies.
Sunset yoga, personal trainers, massages, body wraps and scrubs along with a comprehensive list of beauty treatments are all on offer at this Kingston location. Creating the ultimate spa and wellness center for Jamaica’s capital, the spa is located on the top floor of this idyllic retreat, staff are friendly and knowledgeable and it’s a popular place for Kingstonians to unwind and heal. Once pampered, enjoy an organic juice by the pool or try one of the excellent restaurants located on site.
The Spa is the highest and probably most beautiful spa in Jamaica. Located in the Blue Mountains, the air is fresh, clean and stress seems to fade away upon arrival at Strawberry Hill. Imagine a treatment room with huge open windows, surrounded by scented tropical flowers and palms as hummingbirds flutter by peacefully giving way to a beautiful mountain vista. Take a mountain wellness trek or enjoy yoga by the poolside. If there is a spa paradise, this is as close as it gets.
Strawberry Hill Spa, New Castle Road, St. Andrew, Jamaica +1 876 944 8400
Tucked away down a suburban Kingston street is the unexpected Bella Oasis day spa. This Jamaican sanctuary is a hidden gem. Skin wraps, hot stone massages, body scrubs, anti-aging facials and hair and beauty treatments are all on offer here. There’s even an outdoor tropical garden shower, hidden within bright orange birds of paradise and tropical foliage. All treatments can be booked online.
Bella Oasis Day Spa, 2A Hillcrest Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica +1 876 946 2649