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15Aug
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How We Got Started

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  • basicschools, edutourism, Jamaica, RADA, service, servicelearning, student, travel, traveler, vacation, volunteer, voluntourism, WCJF
What’s in a name? Initially a joint family effort, Carleva Bay was born of a need to accommodate our students groups in Jamaica. Nelson and Novella—partners in life and service—purchased the former vacation home of a surfer. They decided to name the house after their mothers, an amalgamation of their given names, Carla and Eva. […]
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30Jul
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Giving, Loving, Receiving: How We Give Back to Jamaica!

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  • charity work, edu-tourism, edutourism, giving back, Jamaica, travel, traveler, volunteering, voluntourism
Though we love raving about our love for great Jamaican home cooking, community is easily our greatest passion here at Carleva Bay. Founders Nelson and Novella Keith have been bringing exchange students to our Center in Yallahs since 2004. As a professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, Novella’s students often express interest in teaching, social […]
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25Jun
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Welcome! We are Carleva Bay

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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 […]
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