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Zimbali Culinary Retreat

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Tempur-Pedic beds, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Zimbali Culinary Retreat

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Zimbali Culinary Retreat

3.0 star property
Mountain B&B in Little London with outdoor pool and restaurant
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

30 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Canaan Mountain, Westmoreland, Little London
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Negril Cliffs - 29 min drive
  • Seven Mile Beach - 31 min drive
  • Bloody Bay - 31 min drive
  • Kool Runnings Water Park - 33 min drive
  • Bloody Bay Beach - 51 min drive
  • Hedonism II - 61 min drive

Getting around

  • Sir Donald Sangster Intl. Airport (MBJ) - 96 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Sweet & Nice Bakery - 20 min drive

About this property

Zimbali Culinary Retreat

Zimbali Culinary Retreat offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for JMD 14500 per vehicle one-way. Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or facials, and grab a bite to eat at Zimbali Cooking Studio, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a children's pool. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and WiFi.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health Protocol (Jamaica)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Art supplies
  • Children's books
  • Musical instruments
  • Pool gate
  • Stair gate
  • Fence around the pool

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • 24-hour pool access


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Tempur-Pedic mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Highchair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and facials.


Zimbali Cooking Studio - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Reggae Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately JMD 1400 for adults and JMD 1000 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of JMD 14500 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 6)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health Protocol (Jamaica).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI).


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Zimbali Retreats B&B Negril
Zimbali Retreats B&B
Zimbali Retreats Negril
Zimbali Retreats B&B Little London
Zimbali Retreats Little London
Zimbali Culinary Retreat B&B Little London
Zimbali Culinary Retreat B&B
Zimbali Culinary Retreat Little London
Zimbali Culinary Retreat Litt
Zimbali Culinary Retreat Little London
Zimbali Culinary Retreat Bed & breakfast
Zimbali Culinary Retreat Bed & breakfast Little London

Frequently asked questions

Does Zimbali Culinary Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Zimbali Culinary Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Zimbali Culinary Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Zimbali Culinary Retreat?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Zimbali Culinary Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Zimbali Culinary Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Zimbali Culinary Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is JMD 14500 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Zimbali Culinary Retreat?
You can check in from 1 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Zimbali Culinary Retreat and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Zimbali Culinary Retreat also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Zimbali Culinary Retreat?
Yes, Zimbali Cooking Studio offers international cuisine.
Does Zimbali Culinary Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Zimbali Culinary Retreat like?
Zimbali Culinary Retreat is located by the river. Popular attractions include Seven Mile Beach, which is 31 minutes away by car. Travelers recommend the bed & breakfast for its walkable location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Aneta, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

If you want to feel the Jamaican hospitality, relaxation and the best food you have ever had.You have to go!If you love ,respect nature and animals,You have to go!Mark has the answers for your escapes,his wife that is the Chef with her kitchen team cooks the most delicious food with products straight from there farm.The housekeeping ladies so kind and caring.The kitchen boys also.And my special friends Bruna, Peppers,whity and there gang.I stayed 11 days with my husband and maybe i forget someone.Guys thanks a lot for everything!!!!!! Bless and Love Liza & Bill from Greece
Anna Eliza, 11-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

There are not enough stars to give Zimbali. More than just hotel or retreat...Zimbali is an OASIS. Family run by a group of beautiful individuals who live on the gorgeous property with their children. The retreat is on expansive land that is full of marvelous fruit trees, plants and various crops. The head chef boss lady in charge Alicia and her husband Mark are the best hosts ever. Alicia and her chefs make you 3 meals a day with ingredients from their expansive garden. You must book the cooking show, the most affordable 5 course meal I've ever seen...and incredibly delicious. I stayed for a few nights and found myself nearly teary eyed when I had to go. I'm still in Jamaica and will be returning to Zimbali next week to bring a friend for dinner and a farm tour. Anything you need...transportation, snacks, a drink, herbal refreshments, nature lessons and suggestions...Zimbali has you covered. Their beautiful location is in the middle of the jungle and waking up every morning there felt like such a gift. The hammock on the balcony is'll spend many hours there. The pool is also a perfect likkle vibe. The entire staff at Zimbali are so incredibly funny and kind, and it's so beautiful to see them all working together...more than just "employees" they are family. And after staying there for a few days...they made me feel like family too. I will be making Zimbali a mandatory stop on all my Jamaican vacations!
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10/10 Exceptional

Charming Jamaican retreat
Charming place to stay for a night or two off the beaten track. Part of the fun was driving there. Mark and Lisa were excellent hosts along with all their team. Food was fantastic!
Kerry, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Tina, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a place in which a person goes to relax and recharge, while being surrounded by nature. The owners live on the property, which is a farm to table, eco-friendly resort. The grounds are amazingly beautiful, it is safe, and the staff are incredible. The food is clean and makes your body feel good. The fresh fruit juices are especially delicious.
Gary Ashley Hodson, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

All my boxes, both big and small, were checked by Zimbala. The hospitality was way beyond expected from the moment we stepped out of the car. The food was to die for - the flavors made all my tastebuds dance. Amazing and entertaining chefs for Food Show. Room was rustic, clean and comfortable. The small stuff that is extremely important to me good A/C, excellent hot water and water pressure in shower, excellent reluable wifi cover on property, good coffee in room. The 1.5 mile to property after getting off the main was take a little maneuvering, but will be apart of the adventure. A day trip to Negril's 7 miles is about 30 minutes. My experience was awesome. This is a must do.
Deseria, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anna, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Starting poing
Great start to our wonderful trip in Jamaica, a great place to truly unwind.
Crystal, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Staff was wonderful friendly and thoughtful , unique setting a bit off beaten path. Don’t be in a hurry to get there the road is rough. The food was great the experience is worth the trip. if your looking to get out of Negril it is a good option .
William, 2-night trip
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