7 of the best luxury spas in the Caribbean
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Jumby Bay
Antigua

Whether you are on a private yacht or enjoying a luxury yacht charter in the Caribbean the region is famous for its laid-back and relaxed atmosphere. If you want ultimate relaxation then why not add to this by visiting some of the world’s best luxury spas?

No matter whether you are looking for traditional remedies or to follow in the footsteps of celebrities the Caribbean has a wonderful selection of facilities all easily accessible superyacht. So here is our pick of seven of the best luxury spas in the Caribbean that are worth hopping onto dry land for.

1. Jumby Bay

Hiding in tropical gardens on secluded Jumby Bay Sense, A Rosewood Spa, bases its treatments around Antiguan culture and uses natural ingredients found on the island. Five luxurious spa rooms offer stunning views across the Caribbean sea, with a special double suite for those looking for a couples experience. Try the fusion massage where therapists use a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, warm basalt stone or bamboo massage to suit your personal requirements. Alternatively, for the ultimate treat, indulge in the “Castaway Experience” where the resort’s private yacht will transport you to the uninhabited Maiden Island for an afternoon of peace followed by a side-by-side massage for two on the white sand beach.

Best by boat

Moor out in the sheltered bay and simply tender into the resort’s private jetty. Less than a ten-minute drive from the airport, it is the perfect stop off to bookend a luxury yacht vacation in Antigua.

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Cheval Blanc Isle de France
St Barts

Described by one resident as like New York club Studio 54 in its heyday, the St Barths peak-season party merry-go-round can quickly take its toll. Those in the know come to ground themselves here, among the tropical palms and frangipani that surround this white-washed, wafty-curtained spa. Parched skin is plumped, tired eyes brightened and party-pooped bodies revived using a well-curated collection of Guerlain treatments, with a focus on after-sun care. Too tired to make a decision? Simply put yourself in the hands of one of the uniformed “beauty coaches”, who combine expert clinical know-how with a liberal dash of French showmanship.

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Auriga Spa, Capella Marigot Bay
St Lucia

With a focus on using local treatments and remedies, this Caribbean sanctuary is located next to the water with tropical foliage creating an authentic experience.

The spa’s St Lucian Experiences use ancient customs and healing remedies that have been passed down for generations to promote health and well being.

As well as traditional treatments the spa also offers four signature services based upon the phases of the moon. The treatments are designed to help guests “attune their wellness routines to the rhythms of nature”.

Auriga is also home to a fitness centre, which offers private fitness and yoga classes, as well as a salon for all your beauty requirements.

Best by boat

Located next to Caribbean hideaway Capella Marigot Bay Marina, which can accommodate superyachts up to 80 metres, visiting couldn’t be easier. Make the most of the marina’s personal assistant service to ensure that any special requirements or treatments can be sorted before your arrival.

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Parrot Cay
Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos is the closest the Caribbean gets to the Indian Ocean’s killer bone-white beaches and Tiffany blue waters. The spa’s whitewashed décor is understated – it’s all about the massage here, which will leave your limbs in a state of blissful surrender. Parrot Cay is also one of the few places in the region that offers Dead Sea mud therapy. Its nourishing minerals definitely do the trick, leaving your skin smooth and soft. The highlight of a stay, though, has to be the Shambhala spa cuisine. You’ll never want a Big Mac again after trying its seven-grain burger. You can eat like a pig and still lose weight. That’s paradise.

Best by boat

Leave the boat at the Blue Haven Marina in Providenciales and Parrot Cay’s boat will pick you up. The water is not deep enough for a large yacht closer to the island.

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Goldeneye
Oracabessa, Jamaica

These days, Goldeneye, the Jamaican hideaway where Ian Fleming typed his spy thrillers, has swapped field agents for the splendid Field Spa. Join the morning run with local runners, take a swimming tour of the two-hectare lagoon, or try the challenging bike trail up to Firefly, Noël Coward’s former home. And while you can walk to the spa, some kayak across the lagoon to reach it. Book an alfresco “bush bath”, infused with healing herbs grown at the resort’s thousand-hectare farm at Pantrepant. There should still be time for a laze on Low Cay beach before heading back to your yacht, at the resort’s neighbouring private bay.

Best by boat

Yachts have direct access into Oracabessa Bay. To the east, Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio accommodates vessels of up to 100 metres.

Picture courtesy of Goldeneye/Christaian Horan Photography

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The BodyHoliday LeSport
St Lucia

With the Rodney Bay Marina — and its 253 slips for yachts of up to 33 metres — just five minutes drive away, this award-winning wellness resort has long been on the radar. It’s set in a secluded cove on the north west tip of this iconic Caribbean island. The range of excellent nautically inspired treatments includes a floating massage during which warm sea water laps against your limbs as your therapist works on your muscles. There is also the “ocean memory, marine sensation ritual”, which features exfoliating algae petals and an algae mousse mask. In 2015 it launched its BodyScience option, the first spa in the Caribbean to offer DNA testing to identify potential health issues. These combine state-of-the-art Western diagnosis with ayurvedic wellbeing principles to create personalised, highly effective programmes.

Best by boat

Rodney Bay Marina at Gros Islet, a mile south, is an IGY Marina with shopping, restaurants and a yacht club. Tender north around the headland and stop off for lunch in the beach club at The Landings resort.

Picture courtesy of  Andreas Von Einsiedel/The BodyHoliday LeSport

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Petit St Vincent
Grenadines

The treetop treatment rooms are built from driftwood, set on stilts within the jungle canopy of Marni Hill. One wall folds back to catch the Caribbean trade winds. The beachfront restaurant is a favourite with yachties, who drop anchor and take a tender to the dinghy dock to dine from the excellent grill. Order the lobster and start your stopwatch: it will be served up from sea to plate in 20 minutes. Team your meal with a bottle from its cellar, which has more than 4,500 fine wines, vintage Champagnes and barrel-aged rums.

Best by boat

Drop anchor at the sheltered harbour, then guests can tender into the resort’s pier. Yachties often drop in for a lobster lunch and rum cocktails at the beach bar.

Picture courtesy of Facebook/Petit St Vincent

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