We are SO excited to share details with you about our forthcoming tour to Jamaica, in collaboration with Sacred Footsteps! The history of Islam in the Caribbean remains a mystery to many; yet you’ll find small, burgeoning communities all around the island. On this retreat, you’ll learn about the origins of Islam in Jamaica (which go back to the voyages of ‘discovery’!) with renowned lecturer Mustafa Briggs.
We’ll visit Jamaica’s very first mosque, pray in peace, remember Allah, and enjoy an exquisite 5 course farm-to-table meal at Stush in the Bush organic farm. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy Jamaica’s beautiful nature and swim in waterfalls, beaches and lagoons. We’ll hike up the famous Blue Mountains, visit a humble and welcoming Rasta community and challenge all stereotypes one might have about the island and its beautiful people. This won’t be about all day tanning, beachside braids and gift shop Rasta hats (not that there’s anything wrong with that); we just want to rejuvenate you in a different way. After all, we travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us, right? We want to share the glory, struggles and beauty of this island- a BEAST of an island, as you will find out!
*excluding airfare, lunches, remaining dinner and Stush in the Bush) | Instalment plan available
The price will include:
Please note: All international flights to and from Jamaica are *not* included in the price.
Arrive at the Kingston airport and meet the rest of the group. Pickups are conducted from 2PM- 6PM (on August 10th), please ensure you arrive within that time frame. If your flight arrives later, we’ll send a third shuttle and Burgundy Roots Representative to pick you up. From Kingston, we’ll make our way to Portland (3h30 minute drive). Upon arrival at Sea Cliff Resort, you can relax, unwind, mingle and enjoy refreshments. You’ll meet the Burgundy Roots team, enjoy a group dinner and get to know eachother better.
This tour will appeal to culture and nature lovers. Our retreats are very unique and we provide an authentic experience and bring guests to parts of Jamaica that operate by their own rhythm and do not cater to tourists. We strongly believe in giving back locally and that is why we choose to lodge in locally owned guest houses and/or villas. We ask that at our guests be open to various experiences, traveling with heart open and spirit ready! This is a path to enriching yourself while giving back to local communities.
All EU citizens, American, Canadian and UK citizens do not require a visa upon entry. All other world citizens must apply for a visa in advance. Please contact us for advice.
How many people should you expect?
Approx 30 guests.
How many people will you be rooming with?
We room 2 / 3 guests per room with an en suite bathroom in each room. Men will room with men and women with women; unless, of course, you’re travelling with your spouse or partner.
Will we be staying in 5 star resorts?
We stay in Jamaican-owned villas and guest houses. Our accommodations are clean and comfortable The emphasis is not on luxury, but on a practical room for a good night’s rest and grounds that are inspiring.
Is it open to couples?
Yes, we welcome couples, singles and families (depending on the age of the children).
Are people from around the world welcome?
Yes, our retreats are open to all. We meet everyone at the kingston airport and begin our journey there. Pick-ups are done between 10 am – 3 pm.
To book your place on the tour, please complete the form below to hold your slot. We will be in touch with you upon receiving your form. For further information about the trip, please contact us. If you would like to join us for a future tour, join our mailing list and we’ll be sure to share information about upcoming retreats!