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Zimbali Culinary Retreats

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Give us 2 to 3 days and we'll turn your vacation into an Adventure of Award Winning Food and Real Jamaican Culture that will be memories for years to come. Located 20 minutes outside of town on the south coast (roundtrip transportation available), Zimbali is a Mountain Paradise of fresh water springs, rivers and food falling from the trees. Zimbali is 5* Retreat and 7-acre organic farm and is also the #1 restaurant in Jamaica on Tripadvisor for over 5 years. Winner of the 2015 Observer Food Awards for ‘Gem of Westmoreland’, Zimbali’s freshness truly can’t be beat. Full Breakfast & Dinner are included in your package and lunch is available as well. One day you can hike into the hills and learn wood fire "Ital" Cooking from Rasta Fiyah, the next you can be front row for our 5 Course ‘Farm to Table Cooking Show’. African drumming, river swimming, hiking, a tour of our Farm and of course a cold Red Stripe @ the Reggae Bar await you. Why not make this year’s vacation the Best Ever!
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I travelled to Jamaica alone last year and couldn't be more grateful that I chose Zimbali! It's a truly special place. The location in the mountains is so peaceful. If you're looking to get off the beaten path and reconnect with yourself and nature, there isn't a better place
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I've visited Zimbali 3 times now and continue to be blown away by the experience! I've done the Cooking Show + Farm tour twice, and ventured up the mountain with Fiyah for the Rasta Hike once. The food is phenomenal, the energy/vibe is untouched, and the staff & owners feel like
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My wife and I visited Zimbali for a 4 night stay and we were truly saddened to leave. Its an epic experience that surpasses any other retreat I've ever been to. The staff is truly incredible. It didn't feel like we were tourists in a resort, rather more like long lost relatives
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Strongly recommended by a friend, 9 friends visited on December 23rd and were absolutely delighted from the second we pulled up to the property. The grounds are impeccable, the architectural aspect is awe inspiring, and the overall energy is simply off the charts. Tour of the
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I can’t say enough about Zimbali. The team in the open air kitchen puts on a fabulous presentation with smiles and share all sorts of insight to the farm fresh fruits and vegetables. The 5 course dinner is nothing short of spectacular and more then holds its own to any dining
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"The 'Sweet Blue' is very quiet and private and has two hammocks on the deck!"
"Stay away from the Mountain Villa... better yet... stay away from this place."
"All the cottages are wonderful. They are rustic and charming."
"The Green Door Cottage is very private, but one of the smaller rooms. Also, because it is adjacent to the main house and also the caretakers house, you can sometimes hear everyone's conversations. Not a deal breaker, just making note. The rooms on the other side of the main house may be quieter."
"Bring mosquito repellant and maybe a net. Bring shoes you don't care about but can hike in. One pair is going to get muddy."
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PRICE RANGE
$262 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanJamaicaWestmoreland ParishNegrilLittle London
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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