Blue Mountain Wilderness Retreat and Camp Site

by Robert Kerr

Jamaica House (Cabin)

Jamaica House (Cabin)

The Blue Mountain Wilderness Retreat and Camp Site is perhaps Jamaica's only true wilderness accommodation for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Situated 1,000 ft. above sea level in the forest of Jamaica's majestic Blue Mountains, the facility offers that secluded personal space and peace of mind.

It can, for larger gatherings, be an eventful place for fun and entertainment, while the surrounding wilderness provides a laboratory at hand for students and researchers.

Our community development programme is ideal for volunteers wanting to make a meaningful contribution to rural development.

A one mile hike through the forest from the coffee growing village of Bangor Ridge in Portland is the Retreat's only access.

The residents of Bangor Ridge have been an integral part of the development of the Wilderness Retreat for the past decade and their hospitality and support ensure that guests feel secure and appreciated.

The Retreat consists of two separate Camp Sites, the Grand Ridge View and the Bamboo Grove, that together can accommodate a total of 55 persons.

The Grand Ridge View Camp Site boasts panoramic views of the Blue Mountain Range and adjoining valleys and hills.
On this site is the Jamaica House Cabin which accommodates 4 people (2 double beds).

The Bamboo Grove Camp Site, cosily tucked away beneath the arches of the surrounding bamboo forest, accommodates 20 persons in a 3 story dorm (5 double Bunk Beds on 2 of the 3 floors).

In addition, each site has camping facilities (Tent and Tent Sites for 15 persons).

Whatever your interest or needs may be, the facilities and services at the Blue Mountain Wilderness Retreat and Camp Site offer a holistic experience of being in a place that is secluded but safe, peaceful but not boring, rustic yet comfortable, and remote but still easily accessible.

From Bangor Ridge, Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport is 2 hours drive and Montego Bay's Donald Sangster Airport is 4 hours away.

The resort towns of Ocho Rios and Port Antonio are in easy reach, being just 2 and 1 1/2 hours drive away respectively.

Sun Venture Tours, the operators for the Blue Mountain Wilderness Retreat and Camp Site is one of Jamaica’s premier adventure and heritage tour Companies, and is able to offer complete vacation services to support your stay at the camp site and in Jamaica.

Click here to Contact Sun Venture Tours for Rates, Bookings and any other enquiries.

30 Balmoral Avenue Kingston 10, Jamaica, W. I.

Tel: 1 - 876-960-6685
Cel: 1 - 876-469-4444 1 - 876-408-6973

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Feb 23, 2016
by: Anonymous

There is no certifying agency for ecotourism in Jamaica, we are licensed and registered with the Jamaica Tourist Board.

We don't consider our self an eco-tourism company as there are not enough qualifying tour destinations.

We are a heritage tour company that focuses on natural and cultural experiences.

Feb 22, 2016
by: Deya


I just want to say I am pretty interested in this kind of tourism

I'm a student of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, and I'm working on Jamaica as a sustainable destination.

I would like to know if you guys have any ecotourism certification?

Thanks and congrats on this project!

Nov 02, 2011
Viva Zumbi - Capoeira in Jamaica
by: Chris

Enjoy the cultural fusion of Brazil & Jamaica at Charles Town - Asufu Yard, on Friday - Saturday November 18-19, 2011.

Return transfers from Kingston and overnight accommodation at the Blue Mountain Wilderness Retreat and Camp Site are provided.

Viva Zumbi unites Jamaican Maroon culture with the unique Brazilian fight-dance-culture of Capoeira.

Capoeira combines music, rhythm, dance, acrobatic and martial arts skills to provide a unique art form that is practiced by women and men of all ages all everywhere.

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or contact Sun Venture Tours - click the link above.

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