Nestled high atop Jamaica's Blue Mountains, Strawberry Hill is home to the Strawberry Hill Aveda Concept Spa, an ideal spot for clients looking to add health and fitness to a relaxing retreat.
The spa has four dry treatment rooms, one dry couple's room,
and a hydrotherapy room. Spa Director Dale Mitchell (876-944-8400) recommends
that agents make bookings in advance, especially for those who opt for the
spa's most popular Caribbean Body Treatment, a detoxifying hydrotherapy
treatment infused with
Yoga at dawn is available at the yoga shala (school), and guests can also unwind in the spa's expansive sauna and plunge pools.
For a light meal post treatment, there's a separate buffet area for spa clients. Served here are healthy dishes and island-fresh juices such pineapple ginger lime juice and apple juice with herbal tea infusion. No reservations are needed.
Strawberry Hill is also home to Executive Chef Darren Lee's take on "New Jamaican Cuisine," a revamping of traditional spicy dishes. Recommend the popular jerk lamb rack.
Strawberry Hill has highly private accommodations and is best for upscale clients. Contact the resort's guest relations manager, Maxene Mcpherson, at email@example.com, 876-944-8400).
Deluxe studios are the most requested premium accommodation; each of the 12 cottages has a private 500-square-foot balcony overlooking the city 3,100 feet below.
Two villas, Highgate and
Rates, based on double occupancy, begin from $590 per room, per night and include meals, beverage and airport transfers. Bookings can be made by GDS; however, it's best to contact Paula Surtees (firstname.lastname@example.org, 876-407-6171), the property's general manager.
New at Strawberry Hill
With the resort's new Strawberry Hill Living Detox Package,
guests get to enjoy three nights of "spiritual rehab," including a
Stress Relieving Treatment, the signature Caribbean Therapy Body Treatment, and
a guided tour of the Craighton Coffee Plantation. The Strawberry Hill Living
Detox Package is priced at $1,496 for two people, valid through November 30,
2007. All meals, house wines and beverages, airport transfers, tax and service
charges are included. Visit www.islandoutpost.com/strawberry hill.