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YOUR OWN PRIVATE BEACH

Lay on a swing and relax by the beach, from the comfort of your own backyard!

AUTHENTIC JAMAICAN VILLA

Designed in the spirit of traditional Jamaican homes, with an open interior courtyard and decor sourced from around the island.

READY FOR ADVENTURE?

Whether you’re staying in Jamaica for a night or three months, vacationing or working, travelling single or as a group, we welcome you to Jamaica. Welcome to Carleva Bay!

ON-SITE CHEF FOR HIRE

From Ital cuisine, to jerk chicken and curry goat—our kitchens accommodate a range of diets.

ENJOY THE SIGHTS WHILE OUT FOR A JOG

Jamaica is crystal-blue beaches and fine sand. Jamaica is lush mountaintops and trails steeped in legend and history. Come discover it all at Carleva Bay.

MEET THE TEAM

We are architects, authors and academics. We have studied Jamaica and our people in our work, and now we want to bring the life of this beautiful country to you.

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Sunny beachside villa

Your home-away-from-home, your paradise by the ocean—let it be as authentic as your entire trip! This incredible Jamaican villa features handcrafted furniture and beautiful local artwork.

Pursue your life's work

Work hard, play hard in our comfortable facilities. Our laptop-friendly work spaces come equipped with a printer and scanner.

Flexible stay

Stay anywhere from days to weeks! Our incredible local staff can assist you with cooking, cleaning and transportation.

Private or shared rooms

Enjoy comfort and community—we have three bedrooms that can host up to 13 individuals! Perfect for groups, spiritual and corporate retreats, families, academic groups, and absolutely everyone in between.

Volunteer locally

Invest in the local community, and watch it invest in you. Draw on our experience of over 15 years of not-for-profit work in St. Thomas with local schools, hospitals and support centres.

On-site chef for hire

Experience authentic Jamaican cuisine from the local community. Everything from jerk chicken, Jamaican patties, fish tea—a savory bouillon—all while sipping mango wine made from our very own mango grove!

Incredible support team

Knowledgeable on and off-site staff will ensure you have a pleasant and authentic stay. Draw on our resources as architects, renowned professors, and leaders in the local Yallahs community. We want to help you have an awesome time!

Beautiful mango grove

Read on the swings in the garden, gaze at the stars, and let the ocean lull you to sleep. Make friends with the local pups napping in the garden amid the cacti and fruit trees.

Travel authentically

Let’s put our local knowledge to use! Work hard and play hard, in St. Thomas and beyond. Spend a night listening to the Maroons recount folklore in the Blue Mountains, or dance to reggae in the wee hours of the Jamaican night.

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