Ladies' Days in Jamaica


Half Moon’s Fern Tree, A RockResorts Spa
Ladies can indulge in daily rejuvenating treatments at Half Moon’s Fern Tree, A RockResorts Spa.

Even though spring may soon start warming things up, it’s always nice to get just a little bit warmer. Ladies looking to get out of town for even just a three-day weekend can’t go wrong with Jamaica. Here are three resorts offering pampering rituals you can suggest to your clients looking for a great girlfriend getaway.

The Tryall Club, just outside Montego Bay, is fairly new to the Girlfriend Getaways scene, but we think it will soon become one of Jamaica’s top contenders for this niche market. The resort opens up a new opportunity for ladies to craft their own healthy weekend. Specialists at the resort can help plan each day’s menu in advance, featuring fresh-caught fish, fruit smoothies and other healthy Caribbean specialties. If your clients want a hands-on experience, they can arrange to work together with a chef to learn the preparation of these dishes.

During the day, guests can enjoy a customized program of yoga (inside or out), nature excursions, or time by the pool to relax. Ladies can also arrange to have poolside massages, as well as in-room treatments.

Be sure to book your larger parties in one of the resort’s seaside villas. The Phoenix Villa sits directly on the sea with 50 yards of private beach. The seven-bedroom villa has a 35-foot circular pool, wet bar and large covered verandah, as well as iPod docks, DVD player and CD player. The Reveille Villa has two bedrooms, each with a private bath. The bedrooms open off to the central living room, which has sliding doors that lead to the dining area, terrace and pool deck. The Elysian Plain Villa is a five-bedroom cottage situated on the beach. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, vanity area, terrace and more. A dining area overlooks the pool and ocean, and the villa has 350 feet of its own beach.

Travel agents can contact Richard Ferdinand ([email protected]; 876-956-5660, ext. 7), director of guest services, with questions.

Half Moon, A RockResort is looking to pamper ladies at its 68,000-square-foot Fern Tree, A RockResorts Spa. Its “Perfectly Pampered Package” allows women to indulge in daily rejuvenating spa treatments, such as the West Indian Scalp & Body Massage, Jamaican All-Spice Sugar Scrub, Coconut Milk & Honey Wrap, the Jamaican Bush Bath and the Fern Tree Signature Foot Bath. The package also includes daily meals, beverages, roundtrip airport transfers from Montego Bay and more.

The spa houses a relaxation lounge, yoga pavilion, hydrotherapy swimming pool sculpture garden and more. It is part of the 400-acre luxury resort that has 197 rooms and suites. There are also 33 four-, five-, six- and seven-bedroom villas, all with private pools, making them ideal for groups of girlfriends.

For questions reach out to Travel Industry Sales Manager Linda Lawrence ([email protected]; 876-953-2211 ext. 6726).

GoldenEye Hotel & Resort in Oracabessa Bay is yet another great retreat for gal pals looking to escape. The property is rolling out a License to Chill package for visitors, which includes resort credits that can be put toward dining, spa treatments and activities. When ladies book the package, they will be entitled to complimentary full breakfast and cocktails, and their very own bottle of Blackwell Rum.

This former home of Ian Fleming (creator of James Bond), now an Island Outpost resort, has 22 units including nine Beach Cottages, two Lagoon Cottages, six Lagoon Suites, Fleming’s original villa and four villas built by Chris Blackwell, the hotel’s owner and founder of Island Records.

For additional questions travel agents can contact Director of Sales Nick Simmonds ([email protected]).

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