Rockfort Mineral Bath, Kingston.

 

Rockfort Mineral Bath, Kingston.
Rockfort Mineral Bath, Kingston.

 

50x more radioactive than Vichy, Kingstonians flock to Rockfort to soak in the healing mineral waters. The springs here are reputed to heal a host of ailments including:  rheumatism, gout, neuralgia and liver disorders to name a few. I swear twenty minutes in these waters really helped my swollen knee. Located in east Kingston, close to the site of the “Rock Fort” which gives the area its name -not far from Norman Manley airport. It’s believed the natural spring was uncovered in 1907, as a result of the earthquake which destroyed Port Royal. If you like your healing waters free from cement dust (Carib cement is next door) then visit on a Sunday when the factory is closed. However,  if you feel like escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, you’ve got options. Located only an hour or so from Kingston, you’ll find Milk River Hotel and Spa (54x fifty-four times as active as Baden in Switzerland). According to legend it was discovered in the eighteenth century by a badly beaten slave who bathed his wounds in a spring there and fully recovered. The wonderfully tiled baths are a delight to experience, just watch out for the occasional river crab that inadvertently finds its way into the baths!

Rockfort Mineral Bath, Kingston. Tel: 876-938-6551

Milk River Hotel and Spa, Clarendon. Tel: 876-618-0268

 

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