NEW YORK (July 9, 2008) – In today’s uncertain economy, even the simplest of spa treatments may seem like frivolous luxuries when in fact, they have become even more necessary to the over all sense of well being. Spa-goers know that an affordable and convenient spa retreat can be the best antidote for day-to-day stress and ultimately provide the perfect occasion to reflect on issues, seek answers or simply recuperate for the challenges that lie ahead. With Island Outpost’s collection of boutique hotels in Jamaica, spa enthusiasts are able to unwind and rejuvenate peacefully in a unique Jamaican surrounding with a handful of delectable and restorative spa services right at their fingertips.
The following Island Outpost retreats, listed below, offer value-packed deals catering to the needs of guests who, while wanting to be well-rested and ready to maintain their inner balance after their spa experiences, don’t want to feel the crunch on their wallets.
For more information or to make a reservation, visit islandoutpost.com or call 1-800-OUTPOST.
Already known for its restorative and relaxing atmosphere, Jake’s now offers guests the opportunity to indulge in body and soul-nourishing treatments at the property’s recently opened Driftwood Spa. Nestled into a quiet seaside cove and built from natural elements found in Treasure Beach, the Driftwood Spa offers a range of treatments in two spacious, outdoor treatment rooms on a coral stone deck.
“Many of our guests come to Jake’s for a little soul-searching,” said Jason Henzell president of Island Outpost and general manager at Jake’s. “They want to reconnect with themselves, their families or a loved one. I think the spa’s holistic approach completes that experience and the use of Caribbean Essentials, an amazing line of all natural Caribbean products, makes their treatments all the more memorable. ”
A handful of delectable services make up the very selective, sensual and simple menu which centers on the core blend of essentials oils in the Caribbean Essentials product line—Rapture, Restore and Release. Guests can select from wraps, scrubs, facials, reflexology, aromatherapy, hot stone and Swedish massage treatments, as well as manicures and pedicures. Delicious treats include the Bona Fide Blue Mountain Coffee Scrub, Exotic Ginger and Lemongrass Scrub, Stoned Love (hot stone massage), Mocha Cocktail Rum Wrap and an array of Traveller’s Tonics (massages) set to stimulate, calm, awaken, rebalance and purify. Treatments start at $70.
This 29-room bohemian atmosphere is set on six acres of land where dramatic cottages commune with the garden, sea and sky, near a secluded fishing village.
OFFER: Book four nights and get the fifth night FREE • 30-minute massage per person at the resort’s new Driftwood Spa • Welcome bottle of wine. RATES: Starting at $95 per room based on single or double occupancy. 18.25% Service Charge and Government Tax are additional. Special offer valid on new bookings only. TRAVEL DATES: Now through December 14, 2008
With rolling green hills covered in mountain mists, Jamaica’s lush Blue Mountains are home to the peaceful sanctuary of Strawberry Hill, originally one of the first Blue Mountain coffee farms of the 18th century. Today, this exquisite boutique hotel houses 18 handcrafted Georgian style rooms nestled amidst tropical vegetation with magnificent views of the city 3,000 feet below. With a “home away from home” atmosphere, the Strawberry Hill Living Spa specializes in stress relieving based on the 5 elements practiced in Ayurvedic philosophies. A one-of-a-kind negative edge pool offers panoramic views of the Kingston city and harbour, elaborate botanical gardens, conference room, bar and an internationally acclaimed restaurant renowned for its “New Jamaican Cuisine and spa menu based on the five elements.
For a signature indulgence starting at $100, the Lemon Grass offers a detoxifying and nurturing hydrotherapy treatment that creates inner calm while renewing the body and senses with the healing touch and plant ingredients of the Caribbean. The treatment begins with a Lemon Grass exfoliation of the entire body, followed by a full body masque to nourish and hydrate. A restorative scalp massage and Scotts Hose wash, completes this luxurious island experience.
OFFER: Melt away with an all-inclusive spa package. RATES: A three-night De-stress Package starts at $1,575 based on double occupancy (plus taxes & service charges) and includes an Elemental Nature massage, 15-minute Stress Relieving Treatment per person, a Body Elixir per person, full use of spa (dry sauna, yoga shala, plunge pool), guided tour to the Craighton Coffee Plantation, all meals, house wines, and beverages at Strawberry Hill. Treatments are per person. TRAVEL DATES: Now through December 15, 2008
Recognized as the Favorite Spa for Couples in Spa Magazine’s Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Award, The Caves in Negril is an organic interpretation of romance with 10 handcrafted cottages planted in a garden overlooking dramatic cliffs and mesmerizing ocean views. With a promise of romance, serenity and privacy, its two seafront acres hide many secrets – sundecks and nooks, even grottos in the cliff itself. The Aveda Mini-Spa looks out on deep blue water but couples can opt for massage treatments in one of these grottos or settle for a hot bath overlooking the Caribbean Sea. One of these grottos is also designed for dining – lit with candles and strewn with flowers.
From essential back relief to cooling eye refreshers, the spa at The Caves is designed to ease tension and enhance the state of beauty and love. A popular and Aveda signature treatment, the Rosemary Mint Awakening Body Wrap, starting at $100, renews the body and mind while stimulating and nurturing. While essences of Rosemary and Peppermint awaken the senses, the body is first exfoliated, smoothed, softened and then wrapped.
OFFER: Fifth Night FREE • 30-minute massage per person • Welcome bottle of wine. RATES: Starting at $425 per room based on double occupancy and are inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and house wines and spirits. 18.25% Service Charge and Government Tax are additional. Special offer valid on new bookings only. TRAVEL DATES: Now through December 22, 2008
Created by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and Palm Pictures, Island Outpost properties are known for their interesting character and stunning surroundings and strive to offer their clients a feeling reminiscent of staying at a friend’s home. The group includes Goldeneye, Strawberry Hill, Jake’s, Geejam and The Caves in Jamaica, Compass Point and Pink Sands in The Bahamas and an exclusive selection of villas.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-OUTPOST or visit islandoutpost.com, 44 (0) 1895 450 731 in the UK.
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