With the spa and wellness industry estimated to be worth 3.4 trillion dollars, according to an SRI International report, it’s safe to say an increasing number of travelers are interested in their health and well-being while on vacation. Jamaica continues to be a part of this travel trend with an increasing number of spa and wellness developments across the island.
“Jamaica is competitive in the wellness and spa sector, thanks to the awards and recognition many of our luxurious spas have earned,” said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “We are very proud to see a number of these world class spas using indigenous ingredients in their treatments to give a full Jamaican experience.”
Below are some of Jamaica’s most luxurious spas you can visit:
Fern Tree Spa – Half Moon, A RockResort
Half Moon’s Fern Tree Spa is a 68,000 square foot sanctuary for the mind and body that features traditional Jamaican spa treatments with overwater bungalows overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This Silver Sage Award Winner also features a wellness center equipped with a relaxation lounge, yoga pavilion, sauna, steam rooms and a meditation labyrinth. Treatments include a Jamaican Allspice Sugar Scrub, Heated Seashell Massage and Jamaican Bush Bath.
The Spa at Round Hill
Round Hill Hotel & Villas is known for their stunningly designed Ralph Lauren rooms and offers an essential Jamaican spa experience. Round Hill is the only spa in the Caribbean to use the renowned Elemis line of products. The spa also boasts an outdoor Vichy shower and a hydrotherapy treatment space surrounded by breadfruit trees, palms and other foliage. Treatments include a Pineapple Body Buff, Strawberry Herbal Back Cleanse and Elemis Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow.
Zen Spa – Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Rose Hall
The Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Rose Hall features unparalleled luxury options for families and adults respectively. The spa features a complimentary sauna, steam room, and plunge pools, along with a complete menu of spa and beauty services. Treatments include a Sunlover’s Facial, Green Coffee Body Wrap and Tropical Salt Glow.
The Field Spa – GoldenEye
GoldenEye’s Field Spa features cottages overlooking a peaceful lagoon and open-to-the air treatment rooms. Built into the natural landscape, guests can kayak or swim through the lagoon to arrive at the spa. Treatments include a Warming Ginger and Pimento Massage, Sun Soothing Leaf of Life & Aloe Wrap and Purifying Bush Bath.
Awe Spa – Moon Palace Jamaica Grande
The newly renovated Moon Palace Jamaica Grande features a world-class spa. The staff of professionally-trained therapists and aestheticians are aimed at helping guests feel reenergized. Treatments include herbal steam baths, relaxing massage sessions, along with other invigorating spa treatments.
The SPA Retreat
Nestled on the West End Cliffs of Negril, The SPA Retreat features a full service luxury day spa with treatments located in their open-air spa pavilion, in room or cliff side. The resort focuses on providing guests with an upscale, all-inclusive wellness experience in an intimate setting. Treatments include a Seaside Relaxation Massage, Cornmeal & Coconut Sugar Scrub and Pumpkin Body Wrap.
As the winner of the 2014 World Travel Award for Best Spa in Jamaica, Rockhouse Spa believes in a simple, holistic approach to wellbeing, health and happiness, with a natural Jamaican style. In celebration of the spa’s 10th anniversary, Rockhouse introduced a new “Holistic Bath House” nestled above the cliffs of Pristine Cove, in addition to their cliff-edge spa cabanas. Treatments include Seaweed on the Rocks, Warm Water Float Away and Caribbean Fruit Plate Body Mask.
The Strawberry Hill Spa
Hidden in the hills of Irish Town in Jamaica sits Strawberry Hill Spa, awarded Jamaica’s Best Hotel Spa at the recently concluded World Spa Awards. The spa utilizes Jamaica’s very own Naniki Rina, the owner of Naniki Naturals, to create a line of organic oils and treatments made with ingredients grown locally. Treatments include a Hydrotherapy Salt Glow, Lemon Grass Wrap and Coconut Hydro-Scrub Elixir.
Zen Spa – Spanish Court Hotel
The Spanish Court, located in the heart of New Kingston, offers a sophisticated and peaceful hideaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. With its relaxing spa services, a terrace highlighted by a 50-foot Infinity Edge lap pool, Spanish Court offers an ideal location for tranquil morning meditation or refined evening elegance. Treatments include a Sothys Mud Wrap, Beach, Lime, Coconut Body Cocktail Body Wrap and Tension Release Massage.
Trident Hotel Spa
At Trident’s spa, holistic techniques from around the world are blended into Caribbean treatments using local organic ingredients. Each treatment at Trident’s spa is offered in their open-air spa room, in-room or on an ocean view terrace. Treatments include a Cappuccino Wrap, Coffee Delight Body Scrub and Coffee Mocha Body Wrap – all utilizing Jamaican’s Blue Mountain Coffee.
For more information on Jamaica or to book a Jamaican Spa and Wellness getaway, please visit www.visitjamaica.com or contact your local Jamaica Travel Specialist.