From your first steps inside this 68,000 square foot colonial-style sanctuary, nestled in a quiet cove of Montego Bay, you'll believe Fern Tree's maxim that "luxury does not have to be complicated." Boasting an expansive indoor/outdoor facility that complements the natural Jamaican surroundings, Fern Tree sticks to the basics -– quiet gardens, breeze-cooled interiors, and a treatment menu derived from native Caribbean recipes and ingredients.
Whether you're in it for a full-day experience or just sampling an a la carte treatment, the Fern Tree welcomes guests with a traditional Arrival Ritual consisting of Jamaican bush tea and a cleansing foot-bath infused with a choice of lavender water or nutmeg oil. From there, you can't miss with the Fern Tree Signature Massage – an 80-minute treatment blending time-honored techniques from the Caribbean, Mediterranean and South Pacific regions with essential oils of allspice, ginger and orange. The session ends with a unique guided power nap to reinvigorate the tired body and mind.
Fern Tree's facilities feature an open floor plan allowing treatment rooms to spill onto individual terraces. This fluid design gives guests the option of being inside or out, yet always within the privacy of their own space. In addition to the personal suites, the spa compound encases a relaxation lounge, yoga pavilion and meditation labyrinth, offering a medley of diversions between spa services. There's even a separate spa cottage, the perennial choice of wedding parties preparing for the big day, which boasts separate living and treatment areas with views of the lush gardens.
From $115/50-minutes of various massage therapies ($185/80 minutes); Fern Tree Signature Massage is $170 for 80 minutes; Treatments available a la carte or as half- and full-day spa packages. Walk-ins accepted based on availability; appointments are encouraged.
halfmoon.com; (888) 830-5974