Burgundy signals magnificence. It appeals to our inner regality, stirring us to reclaim our best selves. In this spirit we invite you to experience more than an “escape.” This is a path to enriching yourself while giving back to local communities.
If you want to experience a different Jamaica, a rural, slow place that doesn’t exist to cater to tourists and operates by its own rhythms, then journey with us.
Support local businesses by visiting various communities and organic farms. Take in Jamaica’s rich history and culture by embracing the island’s rhythm.
We keep it small and intimate, no more than 20-25 people per retreat. Custom retreat? Are you looking to organize a fun and adventurous family reunion? We can help.
Prior to going on this retreat, I had never traveled alone, as a young Pakistani Muslim woman; I had my hesitations about traveling solo, especially overseas. I joined Wafa on her yoga retreat in February 2016, and it was hands down one of the best experiences I've ever had. Wafa had organized everything perfectly and I truly felt as if I was immersed into the Jamaican culture. We were able to meet locals, sight see, but also understand the culture and what the island of Jamaica was all about. I felt at ease with everybody and developed life long friendships based off this trip. I would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone I know. I can’t wait to reconnect with Wafa and visit Jamaica again!
I had such an incredible time in Jamaica with Burgundy Roots Retreats! The trip was perfectly curated to have an authentic experience. Horse back riding to the beach, yoga in the Blue Mountains, delicious food and so much more! Looking forward to traveling with Burgundy Roots and Wafa again!
Guys. Please. Take this opportunity and visit Jamaica with Wafa!! From the beaches, to the rain forests, you will not be disappointed. I feel I saw a side to Jamaica I wouldn't have seen had I not been with Wafa and her group. She made me fall in love with the country and I cannot wait to return. It was clear, a lot of effort and thought had been put into the retreat. If you love yoga or just chillin' on the beach, it's all readily available for you. Don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime. (OK, you can go another time, but if it ain't with Wafa and the gang, you ain't really experiencing Jamaica).
We selected Burgundy Roots because we wanted a host that could accommodate our vegan, Muslim family. We visit regularly to see family but Wafa helped us see our homeland through new eyes, make new friends, and gave us a renewed appreciation of Jamaica. Our short trip had a few scheduling hiccups but we were able to coast through to enjoy the highlights of visiting STUSH in the BUSH, waking up in the serene Blue Mountains, and hiking. We were treated like family and my children had an unforgettable stay. Nuff respect!
I went on one of wafa's retreats in December 2015 to Jamaica. If you've never been to Jamaica, get ready to fall in love with its beauty, culture, food and people. The Jamaican experience with wafa will leave you in awe, it'll be hands down the most authentic trip you'll ever take. I met some of the most genuine people in Jamaica that I still keep in touch with to this day. I honestly can't wait to be back this July Insha'Allah. Trust me you'll have the time of your life.