Welcome! We are Carleva Bay
- Posted by carleva2019
- On June 25, 2019
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- Carleva Bay, edu-tourism, edutourism, Jamaica, retreat, travel, traveler, vacation, villa rental, Yallahs, Yallahs Salt Ponds
Carleva Bay is beachside villa on the South Coast of Jamaica, in the Parish of St. Thomas, located 30-45 minutes east of Kingston. The Carleva Center is not a hotel. Nor do we see ourselves as a hostel, dormitory, or share-house. We strive to aim further, reach farther than mere brick and mortar. The Carleva Center is a home. We are a community, a liaison between the rich cultural landscape of the surrounding St. Thomas community and you: Travelers. Volunteers. Students. Academics. Professionals. Community and corporate groups. Families. The curious. The adventurous. Those who love to do good in the world, those who know the value and beauty in community and want to continue to build it.
We fell in love with Yallahs—and St. Thomas—years ago. We love the beautiful sun-drenched climate, the incredible cuisine, the sounds—reggae, drums, other Caribbean rhythms and, yes, the perennial surf—and the diverse landscapes. But running even deeper is our love for the warm Jamaican people, our people.
Since 2004, when we first bought Carleva Bay, we have been on a mission to link our guests with the surrounding community. Whether you are a student group looking to do a placement with a local non-profit, a volunteer seeking a worthy cause and a meaningful project, or an academic pursuing research at the local university, we are here to help produce the best possible experience with the local community.
We look forward to meeting you!