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From the moment we meet you at Montego Bay Gardens, you'll know this is a special place. A space we have created to connect you to Rastafari, to make universal human connections, and to preserve and protect our Rasta culture of humanity. As we trud...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Montego Bay Street, Jamaica
+1 876-285-4750
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Forget what you think you know about Rastafarians and go visit the village and get the 2013 view. Some of the most insightful, intellectual people you will find. Well read and way ahead of the 'healthy' lifestyles Americans are adopting. Yes, they do have a...More

8  Thank traveljunkie_MO
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Disappointed 😞. Everyone is wonderfully nice. Just didn’t get the Rasta village vibe. Everything looks newly built. This is a great place to go if you want to learn about local fruits and local vegetables and a basic education about Rastas. This place reminded me...More

3  Thank MrsJonWeaver
EmpressIleen, Manager at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Greetings Sistrin / Bredrin Thank you so much for taking the time to share your very sincere experience of the Village with us. We too are disappointed if this was your impression. We are a small community primarily of cottage industry Rastafari and we are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place that defines Rastafari culture. It is educational and the tropical food is delicious.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rastafari village is just full of positive vibes the energy is out of this world!!! First man to the world..... his knowledge is just all inspiring he is highly respected by all in the community of Rasta who in turn complete the positive energy of...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First and foremost I want to say that I hope no one is fooled by the positive reviews and high rankings this excursion received. I do not want anyone else wasting their hard earned $90 ($180 in my case) on this excursion. I will say...More

Thank JJM722
EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Phew, Well, thank you so much for your considered and thoughtful comments. It seems strange but we are most appreciative of your sincere observations and expressions and we will dissect each comment with a view to making improvements. We are a young community, a working...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This was by far our favorite experience in Jamaica! My husband and I were staying at the Moon Palace and we took the Jamaican Tour bus from the hotel back to the airport. From there we took a taxi to the village. Once we arrived...More

Thank Ntwydomela
EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings Family: Thank you so much for travelling so far and taking your time to spend with us here at the Village. We really appreciate your level of effort and your sharing with us for most of the day. You would be most welcome to...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Unique look into a Rastafarian Village, we learned of their culture, history and music. It is a rustic walk over to the village and highly recommended to wear water shoes as you cross a stream on the walk over to the village. If you fail...More

2  Thank pamalay2018
EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings Pamala Thank you and your community for travelling and sharing with our community. We really appreciate every hosting experience as we learn so much. Your external eyes - comments and recommendations will assist us in delivering a better experience overall and understanding the perspective...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Myself, hubby and 2 boys 13&16 did this tour and really enjoyed it something different, our guide was fantastic, all at the village were really sweet and nice , food was unexpected and great , could loose a lbs living the Rastafarian life style ,...More

Thank 232donna
EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings Donna Thank you for taking the time to review the Village. Your comments, suggestions and recommendations will assist us as we become stronger and more skilled at what we do. Our aim is to keep every thing real, to deliver a slice of our...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here! I think we should all consider adapting to some of the rasta beliefs and ways of life! This was an excellent way to get a feel of culture, rather than just visiting and sight seeing, I strongly recommend doing...More

Thank QBadventures
EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings QB: Thank you so very much for taking time to express your thoughtful response, your comments, recommendations and suggestions will assist in directing us to better communication of our culture. It is important for us to deliver an authentic and meaningful encounter for persons...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

We visited this place during our cruise on the Carnival Dream. We had a great day from the start when we were greeted by our guides Samantha and Navada who already explained a lot on the way to the village. We loved the short walk...More

Thank Claudia_tripje
EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings Claudia Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Village, we appreciate your comments, suggestions and recommendations and most of all your support as we build and grow our community. We know that it is a very big world however, we...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend came here last week for 1 day. After going to a few different countries, this excursion was my least favorite. It seems like they’re more worried about getting tourists to buy stuff than they are about showing their culture. Every place...More

Thank Jacobamartinez3
EmpressIleen, Manager at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Greetings Jacob, Give thanks for your taking time to review your experience at the Village. We are deeply concerned about your review and appreciate your expressing your comments. In ten years of our being within the Village we have never had anything like this reported,...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here and it was the most amazing place. The people are so friendly and to finally learn more about the culture was the reason I waited so long to see it . They sell beautiful handmade products that I wish...More

Thank Linda N
EmpressIleen, Manager at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Greetings Linda, It is always wonderful to share experiences with visitors, our energies are balanced by what is given out by our travellers so if you had a good time it was not all because of the people and the place, its because you also...More

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Lorcan M
24 July 2017|
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Response from EmpressIleen | Property representative |
Greetings, Thank you for your interest in the Rastafari Indigenous Village. We really do not have a pick up for the Village unless it is a pre-arranged group, in which case we can put them in touch with a driver. We usually... More
15 April 2017|
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Response from Yablo D | Reviewed this property |
No, we arrived in the village before 11, you'd never make the tour
7 March 2017|
Response from Yablo D | Reviewed this property |
There was a German guy in our group who hadn't booked through an agency, he just showed up on a public bus, and I don't think it was a problem, he was with us for the whole tour. Wear sandals, you wade across a little creek... More
2 March 2017|
Response from KevynC | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dave, Do you mean okay footie at the rasta village?Not sure,there weren't too many kids there,but kids are truly welcome.They will enjoy the exposure to the different culture I'm sure.And the drums! There is usually a... More