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Zimbali Culinary Retreats

Canaan Mountain, Little London Jamaica
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#1 of 2 Speciality lodging in Little London
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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Earl M wrote a review Jul 2021
16 contributions1 helpful vote
An amazing place to really relax and enjoy some amazing food. It is tucked away in the mountain side away from the hustle and bustle and is just a short ride to Negril. The owners and staff reflect Jamaica’s ideal of One People One Love.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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myLady56 wrote a review Jul 2021
Dalton,New York6 contributions6 helpful votes
Staying at Zimbali Retreats is a special treat!From the moment you walk through the gate you are surrounded by beauty that has been built in harmony with nature!Each room has it's own style complete with a porch to spend time relaxing to the sounds of the jungle.The recent addition of a pool adds one more place to hang out and catch a cool-off!Each meal is prepare with fresh ingredients in true Jamaican style and amazing!Out the gate you can stroll around the village where the people are very friendly!If you are looking for more adventure the Rasta Tour is for you!I have been to Zimbali many times and have made great friends there!!I always leave renewed and thinking on how soon I can return!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from mark swainbank, General Manager at Zimbali Culinary Retreats
Responded 2 weeks ago
Blessings My Lady! Pleasure to have you and hope to see you back soon :) Blessings- Mark
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JamMidwest wrote a review Jun 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana19 contributions49 helpful votes
Once we arrived, we were so hungry coming from MBJ airport. Alicia made us this fish quesadilla that was outstanding! We got a tour of the place and was taken to our room - Sweet Blue. Cute room that sits right in front of the amazing pool, but you can still see the farm! Mark, his lovely family and staff were an amazing hosts! We opted for the 3 Night All Inclusive package and it was the best deal as it included food and some tours! We did the cooking show the first evening...AMAZING, we then visited FIYA on the Rasta Tour (make sure you have good hiking shoes and bug spray), the meal he made and the advice/wisdom he had for us was just outstanding! We then went to the 7 mile beach on day as well. I can't say enough about the food, experience, and we plan to visit again for Christmas and will work to find a way to return...if nothing more than a food table dinner. We want our boys to see the TRUE side of Jamaica and not always the hotel/resort side. I for sure fall into the resort vacationer class...but I will have to say, I would return in a heart beat! Book today!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Sweet Blue room and don't be scared to ask for a few dishes as seconds the next day!
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Response from mark swainbank, General Manager at Zimbali Culinary Retreats
Responded 18 Jun 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words and for bringing your lovely family ot Zimbali :) SO glad you enjoyed the food and Fiyah's Rasta Tour- it is so good for kids (and adults) to get that real cultural experience. Definiteyl hope to see you again :) Blessings- Mark & Alecia
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Justyn wrote a review Dec 2020
5 contributions
This place is literally a breath of fresh air. Only a 30 minute drive from Negril. A real taste of Jamaica immersed in natural surroundings. All local wood construction. Rustic vibe. Tour of the farm followed by a four course tasty menu prepared a la minute and presented at the show kitchen by Chef Alicia and Sunny. Well worth the visit.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from mark swainbank, General Manager at Zimbali Culinary Retreats
Responded 05 Dec 2020
Blessings & Hope to see you again :)
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Chanda Y wrote a review Oct 2020
Hollywood, Florida14 contributions
Mark and Alicia are the most gracious hosts. For my first 'real' stay in Jamaica, the bar has been set tremendously high. The hospitality to best in class. The food (farm-to-table) is an indulgent treat. With vegan and non-vegan varieties, you can trust everyone in the kitchen to prepare a meal that is beyond delicious. I wish I could stay at least a week longer. I will share a bit of a secret.... come during off season to enjoy a sanctuary unlike any other. The entire team takes tremendous pride in providing 5 star service. Photos do not do this place justice. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$219 - US$294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CaribbeanJamaicaWestmoreland ParishLittle London
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zimbali Culinary Retreats
Which popular attractions are close to Zimbali Culinary Retreats?
Nearby attractions include Jamaica Giants Sculpture park and art galleries (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zimbali Culinary Retreats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Zimbali Culinary Retreats?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Zimbali Culinary Retreats?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zimbali Culinary Retreats?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zimbali Culinary Retreats?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Zimbali Culinary Retreats have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zimbali Culinary Retreats offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Zimbali Culinary Retreats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Zimbali Culinary Retreats accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.