A Magnet for Upscale Travelers, Jamaica Reinforces its Leadership Position as the Caribbean's Premier Spa Destination

Jamaica is attracting a new generation of elite travelers looking for island-inspired pampering and luxury with the opening of three spectacular new spas: Soothe Spa at Rose Hall Resort & Country Club, Driftwood Spa at Jake's Resort, and Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon. Using indigenous natural ingredients like Blue Mountain coffee, mango, ginger and allspice, these innovative venues have created a selection of unique treatments that spa aficionados will love to travel for. With the glorious landscape and exotic tropical setting, Jamaica's exquisite spa experience is simply irresistible.

Soothe Spa at Rose Hall Resort & Country Club

Honoring the proud legacy of Jamaican hospitality and island life with a fresh flair, Soothe Spa at Rose Hall Resort & Country Club offers guests custom-designed treatments using indigenous elements from the surrounding land and sea. Situated between the lush Jamaican mountains and the ocean, this enchanting retreat presents an extensive array of services, from deep-tissue massages to exfoliating facials. A popular treatment setting is an 18th-century aqueduct that was used to irrigate the sugarcane plantations, and now creates a dramatic space for private spa treatments amid stone ruins, open to the Caribbean skies.

Jake's Driftwood Spa

Jake's, the exotically styled, bohemian-chic hotel on Jamaica's South Coast, has recently opened the Driftwood Spa, named for the use of natural local elements in its architecture.

Nestled in a quiet cove overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Driftwood Spa focuses on life-enhancing rituals to reconnect the mind, body and spirit. It contains two spacious outdoor treatment rooms, offering holistic treatments that incorporate diverse Caribbean essential oils and ingredients. Guests can choose from a variety of rare treatments including: Bona Fide Blue Mountain Coffee Scrub, Mocha Rum Wrap, Exotic Ginger and Lemon Grass Scrub, and the Treasure Beach Melon Drench.

Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon

Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon, officially opened in the fall of 2007, integrating modern spa techniques with Jamaica‘s ancient healing remedies of native herbs, fruits and botanicals. 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 Spa evokes a sense of calm with many water features, including a reflection pool, koi pond, a soaking pool and a swimming pool with a romantic waterfall. On arrival, guests begin their journey with a ceremonial footbath while enjoying traditional Jamaican Bush Tea. The signature scent of Fern Tree includes a mixture of allspice, orange and ginger. This development includes six new signature beachfront spa suites adjacent to the spa, providing all the comforts found in a traditional hotel suite plus the added features and services of a personal spa.

About the Jamaica Tourist Board

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica's national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. The JTB was declared the Caribbean's Leading Tourist and Convention Bureau by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for 2006 and 2007, while Jamaica earned the WTA's vote as the World's Leading Cruise Destination, the Caribbean's Leading Destination and the Caribbean's Leading Cruise Destination.