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Eco-Retreat Right By The River!
Eco-Retreat Right By The River!
3 gjester
1 soverom
2 senger
1 bad
3 gjester
1 soverom
2 senger
1 bad
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A very spacious private room in a eco-retreat bed and breakfast run by a local Rasta family. The property is located on the edge of stunning river! The perfect mix of rural charm and modern comfort. A nature lover's dream, with stunning views and fresh mountain pools on your doorstep!


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.

Interaksjon med Gjester

The property has 4 large rooms and 3 are offered as guests rooms. All the rooms have comfortable double beds and fresh white bed linen. There is large modern bathroom and kitchen which is shared with other visiting guests. There are also common lounging areas with a variety of comfortable seating: a large patio at the front and a large balcony at the back. There is also a well furnished living room with sofas and a television. In line with the host families 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. The host lives in the property and is always happy to offer guided tours of the area and recommend local attractions and restaurants.

Andre ting å merke seg

Please note that any overnight visitors or extra guests must be arranged with the host in advance. The house is beautifully decorated and kept, please respect it by keeping it nice and tidy. Please also respect the vegetarian zone in the main kitchen.

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Take care of the environment and preserve the natural beauty of this unspoilt nature spot by not littering! And as we say in Jamaica- just maintain the good vibes ! Please note that the main kitchen is an ITAL (vegetarian meat free zone) Please note that as bookings are made on a per person basis, any over night visitors must be arranged in advance.

2 netter minimumspphold

46 anmeldelser

Marco Brukerprofil
august 2017
per chi cerca qualcosa veramente isolato

Simone Brukerprofil
august 2017
Cannot recommend Laaji and his wife Karen's home enough. Thank you both for opening up your home and making us feel so warm and welcome you both went over and above anything we could have asked for. So spotless and clean it made it that much more comfortable for my family and I. The food Karen cooked us was so fresh and amazing I think she has turned us into vegetarians! Location is just beautiful and serene with the river running through they have such a magical spot. Locals are all so friendly I wish we had stayed longer! Thank you both for opening up your home to us we are going to miss your beautiful babies and hope to be back again.

Josh Dan Brukerprofil
juli 2017
Thanks to Laaji & his family, we had memorable moments... trekking the Blue Mountains' rainforest, swimming alone in the Swift river close by, chatting with Laagi and enjoying simple tasty local food. What else could you ask for? Wi-Fi you'd say, then just forget it! You're there to forget everything and experience the basics of happiness. Laaji, you live in an incredible environment. Please keep it like that. Natural, authentic and accessible. I don't know when, but sure we'll be back with the kids.

Silvia Brukerprofil
juni 2017
5 stars are not enough. This is definetly the most beautiful place on earth we have ever been. The mixture of overwhelming nature, peacefulness, fresh fruit, kind persons, a loving and lovely family, good music and easy-going was perfect for us. Nature - this is feeling deep in a djungle and at the same time findind a wide garden (around the rather big and beautiful house) the river that cools you down (oh this river... we will remind it all our life) with its crystal-water, colored stones, natural and wide deep pools, lots of fireflies in the night, astonishing fresh air and sunrises in the mornings, droll geckos running and jumping around, the freshest and no-touched drinking water everywere around you coming straight from the Blue Mountains... this is how we imagined garden Eden. Nothing dangerous here, you can really feel free! (But the mosquitos.. don't forget a good spray and they will keep away). Chicken running the road up and down, a donkey passing early in the morning, no cars, no internet, no unnatural noises, little birds, butterflies... Complete peacefulness - There are very few people. If you want to feel like the only persons in the world just go upside the river. There's nothing! You remember the movie "The Blue Lagoon"? You will be able to forget everything. Just let all flow, absorb all the energy and you will feel like little children again. Fresh fruit - everything from and everywhere at the surroundings! fresh coconuts, coconut water to drink, coconut jelly to eat, fresh pineapples, pineapple juice, plantanes, bread fruit, lots of vegetables, fresh cane juice and much more. It's just delightful! The offered meals are vegan and they were so good that I did not even think about meat. Eating what is arround you and fresh made gives you so much satisfaction. kind persons, a loving and lovely family We took a wrong way when we arrived there late in the evening. ALL people from the other districts helped us willingly and even asked to follow their car so that we could drive easier (be careful driving, as there are lots of potholes). During the day it's easy to find. All people we met after Hope Bay are helpful and kind. Some might be not used to talk to "strangers" and might therefore be unsure... just spread good vibrations and they will all come back to you :) Nearby the house everyone (who's not many :)) knows each other - just feel like at home. Laaji and his family reached our heart. His two beautiful boys are happy children and just so cute... I wanted to take them with me. There's a deep love in this house and all members that makes you feel so comfortable. We couldn't avoid tearing up when we had to leave. We will keeping on desiring to be there and will for sure return as soon as we can. A warm embrace to you, family. We are proud of having found...

Ashley Brukerprofil
mai 2017
We found it to be as the other reviews have said, a very scenic, lovely place to stay and Laaji and Karen make good hosts. We ate there two evening we stayed and enjoyed the food. The first evening we ate at Sa Soom Ba that is on the A4 near the turn off for the eco retreat and liked it there too. The house is a good half hour drive from the main road, although most of the road is in reasonable condition compared to other roads we have driven on. After rain the river might be too fast to swim in, but we managed a couple of dips and a walk along the track that follows the river for a couple of hours. A very relaxing stay!

Emily Brukerprofil
april 2017
I'll start by saying pick a dry time of year as the river was hit with a lot of rain before we arrived and we couldn't get up the mountain. Once we arrive though, wow! The river and the property is spectacular, you really have to experience it yourself. Laaji and family were all so lovely and made us feel right at home. It is quite a fair way up the mountain so factor that in if you need/want to go into town or other places it's a bit of a drive. Definitely worth it though

Jeanina Brukerprofil
april 2017
Wir hatten wirklich wundervolle Tage bei Tulla & Laaji und wenn man einen kleinen Einblick vom authentischen, gastfreundlichen Jamaica haben möchte, ist man hier genau richtig! Die beiden waren stets hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend und Tulla's Essen war einfach himmlisch lecker und absolut zu empfehlen. Unser Zimmer sowie auch der Rest der Unterkunft waren sehr sauber und man fühlte sich auf jeden Fall sicher. Aber das unbeschreiblichste war die umgebende Natur! Alleine an einem Fluss mitten im Urwald, ohne Massentourismus zu relaxen und zu schwimmen wird einer, der wirklich unvergesslichen Momente unseres Urlaubs bleiben. Vielen Dank nochmal für alles und wir kommen gerne wieder! ;-)

Portland Parish, JamaicaRegistrerte seg desember 2014
Tulla And Laaji Brukerprofil

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.

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