Near the Village of Bath in the John Crow Mountains, you’ll find one of Jamaica’s oldest and most treasured secret places, Bath Springs. Discovered in 1690, the spring was originally known as the “Bath of St. Thomas the Apostle”, and is now called Bath Springs. The sulfur in the spring is believed to have restorative and therapeutic powers. The land on which the spring is located was sold to the Jamaican government in 1699, and officials built a hospital on site to offer free treatment with the natural healing waters. You can tour the site of the Bath Botanical Gardens, which were established in 1778 and are the second oldest such gardens in the Western Hemisphere. While the plants themselves were moved in 1860 because of damage from the sulfur in the waters from the spring due to flooding, the original site is maintained for its historical significance.
About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.
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