When you think of heading to the Caribbean you think of relaxation. There are many yoga retreats and sanctuaries in Jamaica that provide a range of experiences, from high end full on pampering to rustic getaways in the heart of nature. Some allow you to gaze at the sea while others are tucked away in the lush hills of the island.
Jackie’s on the Reef
This cutstone retreat offers yoga on a wide verandah facing the sea in Jamaica’s laid back west end. Way west that is. 15 mins along the cliff road of Negril’s cliff road, traveling away from the centre of town, you’ll find this lovely retreat, offering delicious Jamaican fusion meals, daily yoga, pampering spa treatments and excursions out to beautiful waterfalls. Independent yoga retreats are also hosted here, ensuring that you may be able to have a completely new experience each time you visit.
Oneness Wellness Farm
This space provides full yoga retreats, like for better relationships, women’s business retreats and more. Individuals can also go on their own personal yoga holiday, staying for several days starting their days off with yoga and meditation included in the price. Additional classes and meals are a small add on. The rooms are simply and nicely decorated, offering a serene feel throughout the property. Discover your own secret quiet space as hammocks, swings, day beds, grassy breezy spots, and amazing views are all there to be enjoyed. The meals on the farm come from the produce of the land surrounding the property, fresh local and organic.
Long Bay, Portland
The Go Natural sanctuary allows you to choose from dormitory style accommodation, a private room or even your own small villa. All accommodations have hot water, fans, beds with mosquito nets, towels, and daily cleaning service, with an organically motivated design featuring Caribbean cool colours with woods and organic handmade furniture. With quiet spots, hammocks to swing in and flower filled gardens for strolling and meditation. The Sanctuary offers detox and cleansing retreats as well as other programmes.
Content, St. James
Near Montego Bay, guests will stay at the beautiful Highland House with six bedroom suites, the estate can accommodate up to 12 guests. Globalivity will take you through an experience that also includes optional massages, chiropractic care, reflexology an facials along with delicious vegetarian meals.
Negril Yoga Centre
The Negril Yoga Center is a seaside hideaway in the western town of Negril, the capital of casual. He bohemian vibe of the seaside retreat is perfect for reconnecting with yourself through a range of classes as well as a yoga space for self-led practice. Delicious meals are on offer and accommodations range from A-frame wooden lofts to cosy villas.
This lovely home is located on 5 acres of Jamaican hillside and forest with views of a partial mountain and a sliver of sea. Technically the property is a 25 min drive up into the hills and they provide airport picks ups from Montego Bay. The entire approach is to connect with nature by meditating, swimming, walking, practicing yoga, and yourself. The programmes range from revitalizing to meditative practice. Different hosts are invited to lead the sessions included in each yoga workshop.