Wellness tourism is increasingly popular as consumers seek to enhance their overall quality of life. According to The Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism revenues grew 14% from 2013 to 2015 -- more than twice as fast as overall tourism expenditures (6.9%). Jamaica has been ahead of the curve with its plethora of wellness tourism offerings – from hotel and resort amenities, farm-to-table dining experiences, digital detox retreats, holistic spa treatments, yoga centers, to alternative healing – that are sure to revitalize the body, mind and soul.
Below is a sampling of Jamaica’s yoga retreats and experiences that will have visitors returning home feeling rejuvenated, healthy, and energized.
Mana Power Yoga Fitness Vacation (November 2 – 7, 2017)
Mana Power Yoga Fitness Vacation at Jakes Hotel provides a complete yoga and fitness vacation where participants can relax and rejuvenate their body and mind. The retreat includes: sunrise meditation sessions; daily power yoga and fitness classes; picnic on the White Sand beach with lunch; boat excursion to the Pelican Bar; daily breakfasts and dinners; 20% discount on spa services; five nights accommodation; and airport transfers. Prices start at $2,100 per person.
Yoga & Meditation at Round Hill (2018)
Escape to the beautiful private oasis of Round Hill, with beautifully designed rooms by Ralph Lauren, where travelers will be fully nurtured and guided to refresh their life and create their goals. This Yoga & Meditation Vacation includes: daily yoga and meditation, three meals a day including farm-to-table, beach barbeques, international and local fare; a trip to Mayfield Waterfalls; full use of pool, beach, tennis courts, nature paths and gardens; airport transfer (from Sangster International Airport, MBJ); and most importantly, time to relax! Pricing starts at $2,350 for double occupancy.
Yoga Brunch at STUSH in the Bush
STUSH Yoga Brunch is held at STUSH in the Bush, an organic sustainable farm that offers intimate farm-to-table dining experience in the hills of St Ann, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Resident yoga instructor Kayla Hanson leads themed yoga classes for all levels, followed by a gourmet meets rustic vegetarian brunch. $50 per person.
Jackie’s on the Reef
Located in the West End of Negril, Jackie’s on the Reef is a hidden oasis providing morning yoga and meditation classes, spa treatments, workshops, and retreats on an open veranda facing the Caribbean Sea.