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“third visit/dinner+art+birds+flowers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden

Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden
1 Ras Natango Way | Montego Bay, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-578-2582
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Ranked #1 of 1 Museums in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden recently added something exciting to its offerings. Destination Weddings. What can be more magical than getting married in a garden? We partnered with Americans ,Mark and Frances Tucci in 2012.With this injection of operating capital the entity now owns a new 8 seater Noah to transport guests in and around Montego Bay To Ahhh...Free of cost. All guests paying the entry fee to the Gallery and Garden requesting pick up,(when shuttle is available) will the transported to and from their airport, hotel or villa free of charge. Please call Tamika for arrangements. Do look at the pictures of our free shuttle .Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden was awarded the prestigeous Sam Sharpe Awards in Onctober 2012 for its role in developing Eco Tourism in the community of Camrose/Kempshot.An environmentalist paradise. Spectacular view of the entire city of Montego bay, 12 minutes ride up in the mountain 2000 feet above sea level. Out Post Juice bar, Jamaican garden ,showcasing Jamaica's flora . Bird watching, and information on Jamaican history , culture, plants and way of life.The gallery records our culture with vibrant colours which mimics life in the tropics. a MUST see. our gift shop proudly displays unique, authentic Jamaican crafts made on property. Observe the artists at work or create your own masterpiece for an additional feel.Buffet lunch is available upon request. A complimentary drink awaits you upon entry .Recently we were rewarded a certificate of excellence for trip advisor for 2011. We look forward to seeing you at the Ahhh...Ras Natango gallery and garden soon.Sincerely,Ian, Tamika,Ayale and the staff at Ahhh...
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Vinalhaven, Maine
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“third visit/dinner+art+birds+flowers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

This afternoon (3-6) we made our forth visit to the Gallery and Garden and as always we had a wonderful time. Great local Jamaican food (cream of dashine soup+salad, chicken and fish) all artisically presented and wonderful.
Each time we have guests in town this is the place we make a priority visit.
In addition to the food and the garden (wonderful plants and birds) the gift shop and gallery have reasonably priced one-of-a kind (really!) items. We bought several of Ras'
paintings (colorful jamaican flowers, local market scenes and fishing boats in motion). Ras captures the energy and movement so powerfully. Our friends from Canada bought several craft gifts (hand painted bags, pillow covers, and jewelry.
Our visit included so many rich aspects of Jamaica not part of the usual tourist route.
We recommend this with great confidence.

Visited April 2012
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nautre, Owner at Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
It was our pleasure having you. Thanks for the five star review. We showcase the spirit of Jamaica and is rewarded when each guest leaves feeling refreshed and satisfied.Word of mouth is amazing and we appreciate the time you took to review Ahhh...ras natango gallery and garden. We look forward to your next visit.Ahhh...
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Danbury, Connecticut
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“Beautiful garden with spectacular views, wonderful family of artists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

There is so much to discover in this garden. The family, Tamika, Ian and Ayale have worked very hard to make it a tranquil paradise. I was amazed at the beauty of the plants and the views were spectacular. I went back the next day as I wanted to explore more, relax and had been offered a room for the night. I had a lovely dinner with them and a good night's sleep with the window open to the garden. I was awoken at 4am by the dawn chorus and a spectacular view of the sunrise. I had breakfast outside looking at the beautiful flowers. Tamika had put a hammock up for me, it was a wonderful place to relax.
The art gallery abounds with vibrant paintings of nature and the surrounding area.
Bring a camera and wear sensible shoes as the paths are stony and sloping in places.
A great place to go to appreciate nature, get away from it all, relax with great people.
I wonderful experience!

Visited November 2011
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nautre, Owner at Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, responded to this review, December 15, 2011
It was our pleasure having you especially on Thanksgiving day. I was amazed that though we are worlds apart we shared a single poem . Daffodils.All of us at Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden , look forward to your next visit. Thanks for the review and for posting some pictures. You are a woman and as a gardener yourself you know the true magic of nature..
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Lancashire, England
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“Not to be missed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

This was a pleasant surprise! Our driver, Alrick Allen took us here on our first trip. It’s a stunning terraced garden set in the hillside overlooking Montego Bay. For that reason it’s presently unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues.
It is owned by the Williams family, who live in the house and offer art/craft sessions with or without the garden tours. Lunch can also be included, although we only visited the gardens. There is an art gallery showcasing the family’s work and a small gift shop. All in all, a very worthwhile trip.
The garden is an amazing testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. It is in an fabulous location and worht a visit just for that!
No matter what you do there you will come away relaxed and happy, it feeds the soul!!!

Visited November 2011
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nautre, Owner at Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, responded to this review, November 21, 2011
It was our pleasure to have you both. Thanks for the great review. The staff and students at the school within our community which you visited with gifts sends appreciation and gratitude to you. We all look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Star warm from within.
The staff at Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden.
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Titusville, Florida
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“Breathtaking!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

We arrived just before sunset and expected to be disappointed, we were not. This tour is one of a kind, and a definite must see for, not just nature lovers, but for anyone who has respect for our planets non renewable resources. Not to mention the artwork, talent abounds on this tour, definitely a family of true artists. To top it off, we sat outdoors, had dinner, and watched the sunset over the city of Montego Bay...What a view!

Visited August 2011
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nautre, Owner at Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, responded to this review, September 2, 2011
It was our pleasure having you all and appreciate your kind review. We learn so much from our visitors. looking forward to seeing you on your next visit and hope you will be able to spend an entire day and go away with your own masterpiece( we teach guests to create their own pieces at an additional cost).We enjoyed sitting with you as the sun set and the stars came out. You got to see the city of lights. Most of our guests miss that as they are here during the daytime. All of us at the gallery and garden appreciate the time you took to visit and to write a review.. Sincerely Management
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“Ecological standard-setter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

"Charming" seems too superficial a word to describe this venue. A visit is well worth the trip, even if it is only for the spectacular view of Montego Bay... but there is much more to it than the view. The garden is a well-planned ecosystem that should serve as a model for other communities elsewehere, not just in Jamaica. Ras Natango was away, but I had the pleasure of meeting his multi-talented wife, Tamika, and her son. She was a tremendous source of knowledge about much more than the flora and fauna represented in the garden. I found them to be enthusiastic entrepreneurs who are forward-thinking in planning for their business as well as in meeting the present and future needs of their local community.

Visited July 2011
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nautre, Owner at Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, responded to this review, July 31, 2011
It was indeed our pleasure having you visit our property. Our apologies for Ras Natango being away when you visited but we are confident you will meet him on your next visit to Jamaica, thanks very much for taking time to post such a great review.All of us at Ahhh..Ras Natango Gallery and Garden sends our warmest appreciation. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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