To get a firsthand look at the Rastafarian religion and way of life that is a big part of Jamaican culture, join a tour of the Rastafari Indigenous Village. The working village is home to a local community of Rastafari, and it sits along the Montego River, just outside of Montego Bay. During a visit to the village you can listen to traditional drumming and chanting and explore the tropical gardens filled with herbal remedies, vegetables and spices used for Rastafarian cooking and medicine. The village also has a meditative labyrinth where you can walk privately to enjoy the peacefulness of the space. And the end of the tour, you can have herbal tea and fresh fruit while listening to the villagers play music, and there’s also a small craft market where you can buy handmade jewelry, clothes and herbal remedies.
To reach the Rastafari Indigenous Village, head south down Barnett Street and turn left at the Westgate Shopping Center. From there, the village is about 10 minutes away.