The mineral springs at Sans Souci Resort & Spa has been noted in Jamaican history books for their therapeutic value. Dating back to the 1700`s, they were believed to be excellent for health purposes - particularly good for rheumatism, arthritis, and healing various skin problems. From the turn of the century, both locals and travellers have visited the mineral springs for their renowned healing effects.
Today, the private secluded grottos of bubbling mineral water at Sans Souci are enticing spa travellers from across the globe with holistic water therapies and a complete array of mind, body and beauty treatments.
Charlie`s Spa is San Souci`s complete tropical-style facility, and has earned praise as one of the best spas in the Caribbean by numerous publications, critics, travel guides and guests. The spa takes its name from ‘Charlie’ a friendly resident sea turtle. Almost 100 years old, Charlie lives in the mineral spring grotto that bubbles up from beneath the resort with rejuvenating waters that rival the great natural mineral springs of Europe.
The impressive Sans Souci Spa treatment menu has been created to tone muscles, improve circulation, reduce tension and promote overall wellbeing. Ingredients from the plant and sea world are used in the treatments, products and facials to maintain a balance with nature and enhance the mind, body and spirit.
The energising mineral pool is located by the resort’s 24-hour fitness centre, which comes complete with an indoor gym boasting the latest in aerobics equipment, exercise machines and free weights, plus classes in aerobics, yoga, Aquacise, reggae dance and meditation.
Described as The Jewel of Jamaica, the Sans Souci Resort & Spa is situated on the northern coastline of Jamaica, two miles east from the town of Ocho Rios, on a high bluff of land overlooking the Caribbean sea, with terraced gardens leading down to the waters.