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The Caribbean is home to some of the most iconic destination spas and well-being holidays, from private island sanctuaries to large all-inclusives


House in Barbados, which offers all guests a complimentary jet lag massage. But mostly spas are a glorious add-on to a holiday in the sun. The BodyHoliday in Saint Lucia is a bestselling hotel and includes a complimentary spa treatment every day. It has a new glass-enclosed studio called the Tree House for spin and yoga classes with beautiful views; and recently announced a new partnership with Dr.Prager, one of Europe’s most skilled practitioners of cosmetic medicine. Also new in Saint Lucia’s is the Rainforest Spa


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at Sugar Beach which comprises seven treehouse treatment rooms and a Amerindian steam dome. Alternatively more rustic styles may appeal such as the Kariwak Village in Tobago, an example of the many Caribbean boutique properties where the wellbeing ambience spreads throughout the hotel and the lovely spas use all local ingredients. The range of treatments is broad with properties such as St Peter Island Resort & Spa, in the British Virgin Islands, featuring Ayurvedic (traditional Indian) therapies while some in Dominica focus


erious spa goers can book a well- being holiday in the Caribbean and some resorts include it – such as The


on natural sulphur spa treatments and rainforest showers. The Marley Resort & Spa, in Nassau, The Bahamas, was formerly the holiday home of Bob and Rita Marley and its Natural Mystic Spa combines Caribbean and Asian therapeutic techniques. Then you have the likes of Parrot Cay in Turks & Caicos with its extensive COMO Shambhala Retreat; or the glamour and style of Silver Rain, a La Prairie Spa, at The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman.


Pilates in the Pavilion In Antigua, Carlisle Bay’s Blue Spa is recognised as one of the best in the region. New Escape Weeks (outside of school holidays) combine yoga on a pontoon over the sea, Pilates in the garden pavilion and nature walks in the tropical gardens. While visitors to Jolly Beach Resort


and Spa can spoil themselves with an outdoor massage on the beach or in the Gazebo or join full- body cardio workouts. Jewel Resorts has announced the opening of a third


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