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Zimbali Culinary Retreat

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, international cuisine
Cottage, 1 Queen Bed (Mountain Cottage) | Tempur-Pedic beds, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Double Room Single Use, 2 Bedrooms (Mountain Villa) | Mountain view
Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom (Mountain Suite II) | Tempur-Pedic beds, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Lobby sitting area

Overview of Zimbali Culinary Retreat

Zimbali Culinary Retreat

3.0 star property

9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
Canaan Mountain, Westmoreland, Little London

Guests rated this location 9.3/10 - Exceptional

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNegril Hills Golf Club38 min drive
  • Popular LocationRoyal Palm Reserve40 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlue Hole Mineral Springs41 min drive
  • AirportMontego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.)99 min drive

Room options

About this area

Little London

Located in Little London, Zimbali Culinary Retreat is in the mountains and on a river. Manning’s School and Negril Lighthouse are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Hope Botanical Garden and Zoo and Kool Runnings Water Park. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as swimming.

What's nearby

  • Hope Botanical Garden and Zoo - 35 min drive
  • Negril Hills Golf Club - 38 min drive
  • Royal Palm Reserve - 40 min drive
  • Blue Hole Mineral Springs - 41 min drive
  • Seven Mile Beach - 52 min drive

Getting around

  • Sir Donald Sangster Intl. Airport (MBJ) - 99 min drive


  • Sweet & Nice Bakery - 20 min drive

About this property

Zimbali Culinary Retreat

3-star family-friendly bed & breakfast by the river
At Zimbali Culinary Retreat, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a terrace. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a facial, a massage, or a body scrub. The onsite restaurant, Zimbali Cooking Studio, features international cuisine. Enjoy onsite activities like hiking/biking and ecotours. In addition to a garden and a hair salon, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this bed & breakfast include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a front-desk safe, and a porter/bellhop
  • Free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff, WiFi, and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Zimbali Culinary Retreat feature perks such as furnished balconies, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Highchairs, children's books, and musical instruments
  • Tempur-Pedic beds, free cribs/infant beds, and free rollaway/extra beds
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Art supplies, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans



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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–11:00 AM: JMD 1400 for adults and JMD 1000 for children
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Reggae Bar
  • Zimbali Cooking Studio

Things to do

  • 24-hour pool access
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Art supplies
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Children's pool
  • Children's toys
  • Fence around the pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Highchair
  • Laundry facilities
  • Musical instruments
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool gate


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace


  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free rollaway beds
  • Tempur-Pedic bed


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 1 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: approximately JMD 1400 for adults and JMD 1000 for children
  • Airport shuttle fee: JMD 14500 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 6)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
24-hour pool access

Property is 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 have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is available 24 hours a day.

Is Zimbali Culinary Retreat pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Zimbali Culinary Retreat?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Zimbali Culinary Retreat?

Check-in is from 1 PM - 10:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Zimbali Culinary Retreat?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Zimbali Culinary Retreat provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of JMD 14500 per vehicle applies.

Where is Zimbali Culinary Retreat located?

This family-friendly Little London bed & breakfast is located on a river, 3 mi (4.9 km) from Jamaica Giants Sculpture Park & Art Gallery, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Hope Botanical Garden and Zoo and Jamaica Beaches. Half Moon Beach and Samuel's Bay National Marine Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Zimbali Culinary Retreat and receive a full refund?

Yes, Zimbali Culinary Retreat offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Zimbali Culinary Retreat cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent

Anna Eliza, Pireus

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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
Stayed 11 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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!

8/10 Good


Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Gary Ashley Hodson

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent

Deseria, brentwood

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Great Starting poing
Great start to our wonderful trip in Jamaica, a great place to truly unwind.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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 .
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
2022 Jamaica
New experience for us. Enjoyed the mountain hike & rasta lunch. Also the culinary dinner was a fun experience.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing food and amazing people.
It was exactly what the doctor ordered for the holidays. Loved it, the food, the place, the people. A great way to spend Christmas at a home away from home. I will definitely return, with company.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021