|Jamaica’s Mineral Spas|
Jamaica is blessed with some of the best mineral spas to be found anywhere in the world. These are Bath Mineral, Milk River, Black River and Rockfort. These four (4) mineral spas were discovered at different times in the history of the country, and each has varying amount of minerals.
Bath Mineral Spa – St Thomas
The mineral spring at Bath flows from two (2) rocks, which produces both cold and hot water. The water is mixed before it enters the bathhouses, which are built for guests. The water in the spring is not mixed and so it is very hot. The spring is rich in sulphur and lime and is believed to be very good for the treatment of rheumatic ailments and skin diseases.
Milk River Spa - Clarendon
9 times as active as Bath, England
50 times as active as Vichy, France
5 times as active as Karlsbad, Australia
54 times as active as Baden, Switzerland
The Spa is located about ten (10) miles south of May Pen, Clarendon, and is open to the public.
Black River Spa - St.Elizabeth
Black River Spa located in Black River, St. Elizabeth was one of the more popular spas in the island up until the 1930s. The cold spring which is rich in sulphur and other minerals is believed to have healing properties. It is believed to have cured many ailments. Unfortunately this gift of nature has deteriorated substantially. However, it is a viable business investment option.
Rockfort Spa - Kingston
The spa which is operated commercially has several bathhouses, supplied with warm water, and a large swimming pool.
Like the other mineral spas, Rock Fort Mineral Spa is believed to have healing properties.
Source: Jamaica National Heritage Trust
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