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Portland's Riverside Retreat
3 gjester
1 soverom
2 senger
1 bad
3 gjester
1 soverom
2 senger
1 bad
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Off the beaten path Guesthouse located on the banks of a stunning river, offering the perfect mix of rural charm and modern comfort. The property is run by a local Rasta family who want to share their little piece of Jamaican paradise with you.


Are you longing to chill out and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Relax in our stunning Guesthouse situated right on the waterfront! We are located in the charming mountainside town of Swift River, Portland. Swift River can be found within a 10 minute drive of Hope Bay and 25 minutes drive of Port Antonio. The area is named in honour of the large river which streams 'swiftly' through the town. The river flows directly from the western side of the world famous Blue Mountains, travelling down stream for more than 30 miles and joining the sea at Hope Bay. We are located right on the river banks, in fact we are the last inhabitants in town. After passing the Guesthouse, there are no neighbours or development, just an uninterrupted mountain path leading straight to Blue Mountain peak. Prepare to be enchanted by the misty blue greenness of the surrounding hillsides!

Tilgang for gjester

Walk a few footsteps from your room and jump in for a swim in the mountain river pools. We're located right on the edge of a mountain hiking trail which follows the river upstream straight into the jungle. Join in on one of our local farming excursions and discover the array of local flora and fauna. We can also arrange a guided tour of the surrounding mountains and those who are fit enough to make the journey can even climb 30 miles to the river's source in Blue Mountains! We also offer onsite Kemetic Yoga lessons- where guests can experience the rejuvenating powers of yoga in the most beautiful natural setting. There are weekly 'dances' in the village square, where guests can experience the rural Jamaican party scene with music, rum and lots of dancing.

Andre ting å merke seg

Please note that any overnight visitors must be arranged with the host in advance. The Guesthouse is beautifully decorated and kept, please respect it by keeping it nice and tidy.

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Innsjekkingstid er når som helst etter 14:00
Utsjekking innen 12:00

The main kitchen is a vegetarian zone (meat free kitchen).

All meals served are vegetarian

Please be clear on exactly how many guests will be staying by selecting the appropriate number when booking. We only accept guests who have been added to the reservation prior to arrival. We are a small guest house and we must be given ample notice of how many people will be staying before arrival.

Please take care of the environment and preserve the natural beauty of our community's unspoiled nature spot by not littering.


52 anmeldelser

Miranda Brukerprofil
september 2017
There is just one word to discribe this place; paradise! It really feels you are in a total relaxing, different world. Rooms are great, view amazing, very nice kindly hosts.. we want to stay there 3 nights, but we stayed 5! Very safe place, you can leave with your door open, its very easy going. Lovely place!

Lee-Ann Brukerprofil
juli 2017
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Laura Brukerprofil
juni 2017
Most beautiful place ive ever had the pleasure to stay, everyone in the house was so hospitable and nice. Ashley the kitty was the cutest addition. Thank you for the love and hospitality cannot wait to come back!:)

Libby Brukerprofil
mai 2017
We loved our stay at the Riverside Retreat, it was the perfect end to our trip! Laaji and his family are extremely warm and welcoming and made us feel at home. The house is lovely and we particularly enjoyed being so close to the beautiful river. The location is very remote, which is perfect for a peaceful retreat and was great for a last few days of relaxing, swimming, and walking before heading home. We hope to stay again some time soon!

Kristina Brukerprofil
april 2017
It's hard to put into words the experience of from being surrounded by such natural beauty. This place is well worth setting off of the beaten path. This is the kind of place you go to get away and really appreciate nature, learn about the lush vegetation, a dip in the clean refreshing river, a taste of fresh local fruit. It's where you relearn to appreciate the simple things like a breathtaking sunrise or the mist hovering at the top of the hills. Do yourself a favor and have this experience. Now for some practical things: It's not difficult to find, but arriving during daylight helps. If you're in a rental, you don't need 4wd but again, helpful. If you need grocery items, get them in Hope Bay. The Likkle Portie restaurant in Hope Bay where you can get some delicious local food and chill on hammocks under palm trees is highly recommend too! Lastly, the hosts are amazing folks. They make good, healthy meals and have a lot of knowledge and perspective to share if you just ask.

Jade Brukerprofil
mars 2017
Laaji and his family were very easy to work with and have a beautiful place very close to Port Antonio. If you want to see how the Jamaicans live this is the place to go! Great breakfast with coffee and tea was a delight to wake up to every morning. Great place to stay!

Andrew Brukerprofil
mars 2017
A slice of paradise on earth! There is NO other place like it in Jamaica, and perhaps not anywhere in the world! Hosts are truly genuine, loving and caring people.

Portland Parish, JamaicaRegistrerte seg desember 2014
Tulla And Laaji Brukerprofil
Interaksjon med gjester

The property has 4 large rooms and 3 are offered as guests rooms. All the rooms have large double beds and fresh white bed linen. There is a large modern bathroom and kitchen which is shared with other visiting guests. There are also common lounging areas with a variety of comfortable seating.
In line with the host family's Rastafari faith the inside kitchen is an Ital (vegetarian) zone. Though for the convenience of visitors,there is a separate outside kitchen which can be used to cook meat etc. The host and his wife live in the property and are always happy to offer guided tours of the local area and recommend attractions and restaurants.

Om Tulla And Laaji

The Portland Riverside Retreat team is a family one.

Tulla is Laaji's sister. She is not based at the retreat, but she works remotely, helping with all the bookings and reservations; she will be the first point of contact who will help you plan your stay and happily answer any questions you may have.

Laaji and his wife Karen are the retreat's main hosts who will welcome you to the retreat and help with everything from providing meals to recommending local attractions.

Laaji and Karen are a friendly and fun-loving young couple who enjoy creating new vegetarian dishes as well as making the most out of the great outdoors through practicing yoga and hiking in the surrounding mountains. They are both keen farmers who love nature and spend their spare time cultivating fruits and vegetables on their eco-farm.

Språk: English, Français
Svarprosent: 100%
Svartid: innen en time


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