This holiday season, travelers leave the snow drifts behind for a different kind of mountain – lush and green, the Blue Mountains of Jamaica await at the secluded spa retreat Strawberry Hill. The mountaintop destination and its new concept Strawberry Hill Living rejuvenate the body and stimulate the spirit – perfect for guests seeking a serene holiday sanctuary.
Strawberry Hill, part of Chris Blackwell’s Island Outpost property collection, is home to the Caribbean’s only Aveda Concept Spa. Upon arrival, guests immerse themselves into Strawberry Hill Living, a lifestyle customized through the spa’s Elemental Nature Questionnaire. All treatments and meals are built around the elements of earth, air, fire, water and infinity. Melt away holiday stress with a sumptuous spa treatment, such as the Elemental Nature Massage and Facial, or the Himalayan Rejuvenation Treatment.
For holiday visitors, the serene mountain living of Strawberry Hill continues beyond the spa. Twelve Georgian-style cottages feature hand-carved woodwork, understated dÃ©cor and absolute privacy, as surrounded by the landscape’s lush natural greenery – a welcome retreat from the harsh winters of north. Steps from the neighborhoods Bob Marley once called home, occasional Reggae rhythms replace traditional holiday carols here. Forget the fruitcake – Strawberry Hill’s restaurant serves tantalizing “New Jamaican” cuisine for winter feasts.
Fresh mountain mists and amazing views of the blue Caribbean Sea inspire the mind. Yoga and hiking trails through nature reserves invigorate the body. Snorkeling and fishing excursions awaken the adventurous spirit.
Strawberry Hill’s holiday rates begin at $590 per night based on double occupancy. Rates include all meals, beverages, taxes and service charge. Stress Relieving Treatment and Next Day Elemental Identity Consultation to clarify in-room juices and aromas are also included. To experience Strawberry Hill Living in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains this winter, visit www.islandoutpost.com/strawberry_hill.