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Although a vacation to this island is already good for you, a pilgrimage to Jamaica’s healing waters has long been a reason for people to travel here.
Adventure tour company Roughneck Tours specializes in just the kind off the beaten track, personalized trip, that can take you to these spots and beyond. Here are four legendary locations worth a visit.
Rockfort Mineral Bath
Rockfort Mineral Bath is one of the oldest public facilities in Kingston. It is actually a declared National Heritage Site and is officially a part of the Carib Cement Company’s complex, that also includes the fort for which it is named.
The therapeutic property of the mineral-rich waters flow from the Rockfort Hills, and is believed to have surfaced after the powerful 1907 earthquake. Tel: (876) 938 5055
Doctor's Cave Beach
In the end of the early 1920’s, Sir Herbert Barker, a famous British osteopath, visited the Doctor’s Cave Beach and later published an article declaring that the waters have curative powers and that he was restored to good health after bathing there. He said the waters could cure several ailments.
Doctor’s Cave became famous overnight as celebrities flocked to the beach in droves to sample the waters for themselves. With a long history as a top attraction in Jamaica, the beach, which is located just along Montego Bay’s Hip Strip, remains just as beautiful as it’s always been. For a small fee, you’ll have access to the white sand beaches and its healing, gorgeous waters a hundred years after it all began. www.doctorscavebathingclub.com Tel: (876) 952 2566
Located on the banks of the Milk River in Clarendon, The Milk River Bath and Spa was formally opened as a public bath facitlity in 1974 and has been ever since. The waters have radioactivity of 16m curries per litre (which is about 50 times as radioactive as the waters of Vichy in France and 54 times as radioactive as the waters of Baden in Switzerland) and are some of the most radioactive waters in the world. It isn’t recommended to spend more than 20 minutes immersed in the waters at a maximum of three dips per day. www.milkriverbath.com
Tel: (876) 610 7754
Tucked away near to Moore Town (an original Maroon settlement) in Portland is this hidden cool waterfall said to have healing powers for those who bathe in its waters. Surrounded by the beautiful, lush vegetation of the region, Nanny Falls is well worth the nearly hour long hike you have to take from Moore Town to get there. Nanny Falls is named after one of Jamaica’s National heroes, the only female one in fact. The residents are mindful of the appeal of the natural setting and control the number of visitors each day. For those who make the effort, the reward of a swim in one of Jamaica’s natural wonders is well worth it.