Wellness is not only limited to hotel massages, healthy food or daily exercise. Yo may also find it in natural healing waters. There are famous spas around the world that are known not because of ultra-modern facilities or state-of-the-art machinery. People know them because of their healing waters.
Montego Bay offers one of the Caribbean’s best natural spas. Take a dip in the healing waters of Doctor’s Cave Beach in the center of the popular Hip Strip. It is one of the reasons, why Montego Bay is such a much-beloved destination today.
The story began in 1906 when a prominent local doctor named Alexander James McCatty converted some of his beach property into a bathing club for his friends. A group of them, many of them doctors, would go down the stairs of the club early each morning, making their way into a small cave that opened onto the sea. In no time, the area became: Doctors Cave Beach. A decade or so later, a celebrated British osteopath visited the beach and published an article declaring “he was restored to good health after bathing.” He went on to write that the waters could cure several ailments and soon many other travelers claimed health benefits.
The beach is 78-84 °F year round. White sands, and a beautiful and gently slope into an amazingly clear aqua sea. Even if those waters hold no special magic, one can easily understand why people think they do!
Thanks to a hurricane in 1932 the original Doctor’s cave is no longer there. The beach still provides the perfect prescription for stressed-out visitors.
If your Montego Bay vacation calls for some more intense waters, you could also go to the glittering waters of Dunn’s River Falls. Or you could take a relaxing cruise down the Black River.
Featured photo by Jen Lang.