The village welcomes a limited number of guests for day tours. Visit our gardens; pick and cook your own food. Experience daily life in a traditional Rastafari community.
Experience the Rastafari way of life during a week in Jamaica. Feast on Ital style cooking, replenish your electrolytes with fresh coconut wata, and reconnect with nature in a way you will never forget.
Come visit a community that preserves traditions, protects the natural environment, and promotes the Rastafari way of life. Wake up to the sound of songbirds, river water and the chanting/drumming of traditional Rastafari music in the Tabernacle. Walk down a flower lined path to the garden and harvest some callaloo or cacao, and bring it up to our Ital kitchen that cooks the most delicious and authentic plant based food on the island. Pound your own cacao for chocolate tea; press your own cane juice; help make recipes that originated in Africa.
Learn how to make drums and soaps by hand, from artisans preserving traditional Rastafari techniques. Reason with the elders; learn the true history and heritage; wrap those lessons into your own dreams. Wade across the river; swim in the deeper spots; drink coconut "wata" morning, noon and night.
Rastafari Indigenous Village is a traditional community that welcomes guests interested in learning more about the nature-based Rastafari way of life. The Village offers day tours and five-day immersive retreats, by reservation only.
The number of guests we welcome is strictly limited to ensure an authentic and intimate cultural exchange.
The Village sits alongside the beautiful Montego Valley River, just twenty minutes from the Sangster International Airport and downtown Montego Bay.
The Village was founded in 2007 and has been in a process of constant evolution ever since. Its purpose has always been the preservation, protection and promotion of the traditional Rastafari way of life. Over the years, our offerings have included events, concerts, and group tours. Today our activities are limited to small, customized day visits and immersive on-site retreats.
The Village is an actual, functioning community that is home to several families. These families include mothers, fathers, elders and children. Visitors are welcomed as honored guests to our home, not as tourists coming to an attraction.