Zimbali Mountain Retreat

Peace in the Mountains
Peace in the MountainsOnly 20 min. from Negril!An 'Eden' in the MountainsAt one with natureAway from it all...Enter through the timeless treeVilla Gourmet KitchenMeet Chef WinstonJerk Shrimp, Pesto noodles, hummus,bean/corn saladCheck out the libraryMain Villa Master bedroom w/ deckBack porch overlooking ValleyArtist & Musicians welcome!CottageCarribean CozySpacious & roomyWood fire cooking!Fresh Ackee & vegetables on wood fireWood fire pizzaFresh Guacamole w/ all ingredients from farmPick you pepper!Ital Sip (soup) in calabash bowlRed, green & gold- the colors of fresh!Pesto pasta w/ farm fresh peppersSit under the Avacado treesVilla Back porchAll a' We FamilyCome dine with usMountain spring waterfall massageBob's river swim spotOnly minutes away!Morning MistMeet Bongo RoacheConsultation w/ the healerCanaan Mtn. SunsetKitchen booksMtn. Valley sundeckSundeck in the treesZimbali Honey beesAlecia's 'Reggae Bar'!Hangin' at the bar

From $286 / night

Canaan Mountain, Negril, Jamaica
Zimbali Mountain Retreat
3 bedrooms
6 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Villa
Per night: $298
Per week: $1,999
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Negril vacation villa rental
ALL INCLUSIVE!!! Zimbali Retreats is an "Eden in the Mountains". Located only 20 minutes from Negril, enjoy Top Class Service and Old World Charm as only Jamaica can offer.
While in Jamaica, take a few days to come and experience our real beauty; Retreat in complete comfort, while you reconnect with Mother Nature and yourself.
Zimbali Mountain Retreat is a 7 ½ acre "Eden in the Mountains", completely at one with nature (solar power, solar hot water and rain water harvesting). This organic farm is a fusion of modern technology with an ancient way of life; the symbiotic answer to all of life's needs.
In this lush paradise, natural health and wellness are of the highest priority and almost all of the fruits and vegetables you will eat are grown right here on the farm.

While at Zimbali:
• You can swim in the clear, spring fed mountain rivers where Bob Marley himself swam or...
• Catch the breeze as you swing in hammocks, serenaded by the birds.
• Take your morning coffee to the Bird Watching Sanctuary and then later...
• Wade into the river and lie back on ancient stone-wall ruins, as you receive a facial from the mineral rich clay mud.
• How about a massage from a natural spring waterfall as it flows over an ancient stone bridge? (seasonal)...or-
• Hike the hills munching on sugar cane and drink coconuts right off the trees; refill your water bottle at the natural spring...and along the way-
• Meet the people of this lovely mountain farming village; talk and share- teach and learn.
• Meet Bongo Roache- A certified Herbalist who is an ancient African healer as well. People come from all over the world to talk with this powerful man.
• Visit Ishanti's Workshop and home- Canaan's very own Artiste- Featured in Jamaica's National Gallery and master of many artistic disciplines.
• Hike to "Fire's Farm"- A real Rastaman's farm in the hills above Canaan Mtn. Clear your mind as you enter another world. Reason with fire as you enjoy a delicious 'Ital' lunch, prepared on the open wood fire.
• As you walk the nearby hills and farm, try nature's own eye drops; pick mangos and avocados...breadfruit, jackfruit and ackee; whatever the season, you are surrounded by nature's bounty; she feeds and takes care of you well.

Throughout the day Chef Winston uses all the foods of the season to delight you with a fusion of vegetarian, seafood and traditional Jamaican cuisine. You reconnect with nature as you eat the foods that are naturally in season, often cooked on a wood fire. This is life as it has been lived for thousands of years; a life left behind in the wake of progress. And don't be afraid to venture into the culture of Rastafari through our "Ital" vegetarian menu; a true taste of health and freshness.
At night enjoy lively conversation and music beside the fire or at Alecia's "Reggae Bar". And when you retire- the songs of the night will beckon you to a sleep that can only be found where peace resides.
Zimbali Mountain Retreat is Real; it is our Home. Its natural peace and friendly "family" atmosphere are a truly perfect combination; providing comfort and inspiration at once. Come you artist and soulful wanderer; whether alone or with loved ones and friends, at Zimbali you have found your home.

• Let Zimbali "Carry you Away"...Transportation from or returning to other resorts in Negril IS INCLUDED in your stay. Private airport transportation is also available.

• Zimbali Retreats also offers an extended Natural Health and Wellness Package (please ask for details). Using teas, specially blended fruit juices, personalized diet, massage and meditation, Let us guide you through a personal all-natural cleansing and boosting program, designed to strengthen and heal.

• Ask about our Gourmet Vegetarian Menu.

• If so inclined...please ask about "E.A.C.H"- (Empress Alecia's Children Help) Zimbali Retreats is more than a Retreat, we are a village and "it takes a village to raise our children" (old African proverb). Small blessings such as: books and clothes can produce great rewards such as: confidence and opportunity. Together we raise the world's future.

• We hope you will participate in the "Zimbali Book Club"- Donate your favorite book to our library, then read someone else's while you stay. We all learn as we teach and your gift is a timeless blessing, beyond what you know.

• Want to come for the day?
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the tropical mountains and meet some of the people of this lovely mountain community. This is also a real opportunity- if you choose- to experience the unique Jamaican culture of Rastafari. Zimbali's: "Farm Tour" and "Rasta Tour" are ½ day tours- both with authentic Gourmet "Ital" Lunch provided. ($30 us/ person- Please call ahead for reservation).

We welcome you to come and experience this dedication to a most Natural Lifestyle. Come and live by the rhythm of nature and discover the peace within.

Mark R Swainbank

Area Information
Caanan Mountain is a small village of about 50 people, located approximately 20 minutes outside Negril. Caanan Mtn. is a fertile mountain valley, blessed with many mountain rivers and springs, that gently slopes down to the Savanna la Mar. The residents drink natural springs and bathe in gentle rivers that weave through the shade of a bamboo canopy. Caanan has a proud history going back over 300 years; a time when sugar cane, bananas and foreign estate owners were the order of the day. Ancient stone bridges, walls and damns still proudly bear witness to a time of quality and pride.
Bob Marley was known to pass through Caanan, driving his truck up into the hills to "check his bredren". Caanan has always been known for its excellent farming and it was just a short ride up from his house in Little Bay.

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Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 01 2016 Nov 01 2017 $298 - $1,999 - -
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10%
Deposits: 50% deposit required at time of reservation. Final 50% due upon sign in.
Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: * Pricing is *All Inclusive* and includes 3 meals a day prepared by your presonal chef as well as freash fruit, juices and teas from farm. * Additional persons in the villa are $99 per person/day. * Full Bar available at additional cost.
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