Did you know that the Caribbean’s best spa destination for 2017 was Jamaica, a title it has held since 2015?
The nominees for the Caribbean’s Best Spa Destination 2017 at the World Spa Awards were Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, The Bahamas, and Turks & Caicos.
And, yes, Jamaica won! Again!
Jamaican spas are known for their wonderfully relaxing and healing experiences.
Spas are abundant in the tourist areas from Negril to Ocho Rios as well as in Kingston.
Nearly every upmarket hotel or resort nowadays has a spa in Jamaica.
Melia Braco, less than 4 minutes from Discovery Bay, has the YHI Spa. Sandals and Beaches have their Red Lane Spa. Jewel Resorts has their Radiant Spa. Riu Mammee Bay, Grand Bahia, all within 15-30 minutes of Discovery Bay, have their own spas.
Most of the all-inclusive properties will allow you to go onto the property to use the spa if you have a scheduled spa appointment.
Jamaica’s hotel and resort spas deliver great spa treatments; but, they do tend to have very predictable menus … swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, couples massage, deep tissue massage, body scrubs, body wraps, reflexology, and facials.
Join me as we search out some spas in Jamaica that kick things up a notch by incorporating either a little local charm or some unique experiences that make them just a bit special.
Come with me and see some spa treatments in Jamaica that the average traveler may not have considered trying.
Note: All prices were correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice.
Golden Eye is located on property that was owned by writer Ian Fleming of James Bond fame. The spa is in a cottage that was Naomi Campbell’s island hideaway. You can swim or kayak up to the spa. Pretty cool.
Blackwell Rum Brown Sugar Scrub
This rum infused treatment combines golden brown sugar and the buttery notes of Blackwell Rum with heated coconut oil, known to smooth the skin before a full body cocoa butter immersion
30/60 minutes – From around $US75/$130
Rainforest Body Smoothies
A stimulating therapeutic treatment that eliminates body toxins by increasing circulation and removing dry skin. Skin is left radiant, smooth and supple. Choices … Pure Pineapple Body Exfoliation, Coffee Body Buff, Crème De Cacao Body Blitz, Island Mint Sea Salt Glow, Sweet Ginger/ Lemongrass Body Buff, Mango Cinnamon Body Smoothie, Spicy Coconut Treat, Guava Pineapple Body Smoothie, Hemp Hydrating Body Scrub
50 minutes – From around $US100
Pineapple Body Buff
A tropical pineapple and exotic frangipani exfoliation ritual to invigorate and bring vitality to the face and body. After light body brushing, warm oil is dripped sparingly over the body, the fruit enzymes of fresh crushed pineapple pulp cleanse and gently exfoliate the skin. A final application of Exotic Island Flower Body Balm is applied, leaving the skin glowing, vibrant, replenished and flawless.
25 minutes – From around $US105
Coconut Milk and Honey Wrap
The hydrating coconut, rich in Vitamin E, is combined with the healing power of honey to nourish your skin, leaving you with a beautiful, healthy glow.
60 minutes – From around $US150
Jamaican Cocoa Scrub
Treat yourself to the benefits of chocolate through this exquisite exfoliation. Special chocolate particles and a unique scent, results in your skin feeling soft and renewed. Follow this luxurious scrub with a mixture of sea water and a rich hydrating lotion leaving your skin smoother, softer and hydrated. 30 min
30 minutes – From around $US70
Signature Scrub: Island Mint Tea
Harnessing all that is indigenous and beautiful in Jamaica, this scrub is a powerful immune system booster, which soothes and elevates your mood. Comprised of cerasse, island mints, aloe and brown sugar. Should you decide to take your treatment on-the-rocks, it will conclude with the Caribbean Drench, an awe-inspiring, simulated Caribbean rainfall experience which cascades warm Caribbean water over the entire body.
45 minutes – From around $US70
Aloe & Cucumber Wrap Softening & Soothing
“Natural custom-made experiences will renew and hydrate your skin & feed your soul-Fantastic after a long day in the sun.” From around $US110
Sun Soothing Aloe Vera Body Wrap
The whole body is cocooned in pure aloe vera from our Caves gardens; the healing properties of this plant will deeply hydrate tissues, followed by a soothing scalp and foot massage.
60 minutes – From around $US120
Blue Mountain Body Elixir
This signature treatment begins with a Blue Mountain coffee and brown sugar scrub to increase circulation and tone the skin. A warm hydrotherapy Vichy massage utilizing the Scots Hose will cleanse dry skin away while an invigorating rain shower delivers a deep tissue massage along the spine and upper back. Complete this unbelievable journey with a moisturizing essential oil hydration.
45 minutes – From around $US120
Seriously? Well yes, especially if one of the owners is a spa enthusiast.
Sure you could have a spa therapist come to your villa with a massage table and set up somewhere inside or by the pool. Many of the villas in Jamaica do that nowadays.
But what if the spa was a part of your villa’s experience … I mean a really integrated part, as opposed to an afterthought?
How many times have you gone to a swanky spa only to feel uncomfortable because everything seems so mysterious, with their own set of rules that maybe you don’t know?
Have you gone to spas, especially those that have hair and nails near the treatment rooms, where there is all this chatter that you wish would just stop?
Or, have you gone to a spa with a bunch of friends only to feel like you dare not speak but in hushed tones to not disturb the other guests?
I have, and what should be a relaxing experience ends up being stressful and uncomfortable.
Well, what if told you that you could be at a spa, get wonderful spa treatments, only you get to set the tone.
At Mais Oui Villa in Discovery Bay, you can. You can simply relax and just be yourself.
Jamaican Bath Ritual
Discover the benefits of warm waters combined with essential oils. Experience a soak in our outdoor soaking tub hidden among the trees drawn with fresh herbs picked from our on-property garden … cleansing cerasse, calming rosemary or relaxing lemongrass … infused with essential oils. The perfect enhancement to any spa service, especially massage, and a great therapy on its own.
30 minutes soak only – From around $US50
60 minutes including soak & massage – From around $US80
90 minutes including soak & massage – From around $US120
So here’s a great idea for your next vacation. Gather your friends and check out the spas in Jamaica! Step out of your comfort zone and get more than just a massage. Try some of these unique spa treatments to enhance your mind, body, and soul.
‘Til next time.
Think and dream Jamaica!
Sherry, Darrell, and Darrian
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