This charming hand built wooden home is nestled among terraced gardens and surrounded by jungle near the top of Kentucky Mountain. Be enchanted by the quiet solitude and intimate jungle setting with stunning views of the sunset off the private veranda. When the need for adventure or change of scene arises you can easily travel down to beautiful Bluefields beach or enjoy shopping and sightseeing in nearby Savanna La Mar.
“The Blue Mahoe at Mel's Botanical Retreat was the perfect getaway, an excellent off the grid "glamping" experience! The sunset view from the patio was incredible! We loved it and we look forward to visiting again in the future. Everyone we met there was very friendly and we felt safe. We never locked the door during our four night stay. Mel is an excellent host and cook! Definitely get her meal plan and do Adrian's jerk chicken as well. All of the food we ate at Mel's was very good! We also enjoyed hiking down the mountain with Adrian to go for a swim at Bluefields Beach. On the way down he told us about the ways locals use the many plants that grow in the area. The hike took a few hours. We had Omar's jerk chicken after the swim and that was really good too! We arranged for Rowan to be our driver for several trips. He's a very good driver (this is coming from a very critical former commercial driver's license instructor). We originally planned to rent a car and drive ourselves, but we changed our plan about a week before the trip and I'm glad we did. Drivers in Jamaica are kind of crazy. We were able to see a lot more since we didn't have to drive and I could tell we were in good hands with Rowan. Also, the mountain road is rough and narrow with many blind curves and hairpin turns.”
Nature Roots Cottage was established 1990. By Brain " BUSH Doctor". Nested in the heart of Belmont is a small fishing village on the South Coast. Birth place of legendary "Peter Tosh " Belmont is a peaceful friendly community away from the tourist industry. With beautiful small beaches, translucent crystal clear, warm water all year round. Its green hills covered with exotic vegetation and fruits, birds & fishes. Belmont is an exclusive haven in the heart of Rasta Culture & Lifestyle.
“I had the best time at Brian's place! He and his family were incredibly kind and wonderful hosts. Brian is able to arrange for someone to get you at the airport and he is also able to arrange for tours (I recommend the farm tour!), meals, and anything else you may be interested in while you're in Jamaica. The locals in Belmont are also very kind and great to get to know. The room and bathroom were very clean, and the environment was very peaceful. I wish I could fly back for one more breakfast on the veranda. You won't be disappointed if you stay here! (:”
'Higher Heights' is a fantastic and cozy upstairs room with veranda and great sea view.
“Our one week stay at Lydia’s higher heights cottage was a dream come true! Beautiful people, weather, wildlife, and plant life. Incredible food: jerk chicken, fried dumplings, beef patties, conch soup, ice cream, crayfish, a lot of fresh fruit, fried fish, festival, etc. So much to do: Belmont beach, Bluefields beach, hiking up the hill, taking a boat to the coral reef, Sav la mar, and relaxing on the veranda reading a good book. The locals are friendly and helpful. Lydia and Ricardo (our new best friend) took great care of us. It was wonderful chatting with her and learning more about life in Jamaica. It was an amazing, soul-opening experience and we can’t wait to go back!”