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Bath Fountain Hotel: Port Antonio Attractions & Sightseeing, Jamaica

Bath Fountain Hotel

Portland

Bath Fountain Hotel rises majestically, with the Blue Mountains serving as an encompassing backdrop. Built as a hospital by the British in 1749, the stone hotel is now owned by the people of Jamaica. Revitalized after Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, the hotel perches above the Bath River, more like a stream, like a moldy relic from a bygone era.

Mineral springs rise up in Bath and have been used to cure ailments for longer than anyone can remember. Here you can experience two extremes of Jamaican tourism, the world inside the gate and the world outside the gate. It reflects a Colonial luxury of times passed.

The British built the Bath Fountain Hotel as a hospital because of the mineralized hot water that poured from the mountains. Clinically speaking, the hotel waters are claimed to be the most radioactive and healthful in the world, second only to Lourdes, France. The Maroons first discovered the healing waters, but the British developed the hospital with twenty clean, but spartan hospital rooms, and the 16 beautifully restored tiled baths in the basement.

You can take a dip in the mineral hot spring water or get a hot water massage with towels from one of the many locals that hang around the natural hot bath in the river. If you prefer more privacy and quietness try one of the hot water baths inside the original hotel, situated at the parking lot. Here you can rent your own bathroom with the same natural hot water.

Known for its relaxation properties, you can choose between soaking in the Roman bath, two persons or the Jacuzzi bath, two persons for 20 minutes.

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Bath Spa and Botanical Garden Sightseeing Tours and Shore Excursions

Bath Botanical Gardens

Bath Fountain, Spa and Botanical Gardens Tour

  • Bath Fountain
  • Bath Mineral Spa
  • Bath Botanical Gardens
  • Optional Lunch

Duration: 5:30 Hours

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