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.
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!!
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!…
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.
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!