Where to stay in Negril? At the West End cliffs or at the 7 mile beach – boulevard?

Snorkling Negril West End Xtabi

After 3 months travelling all over the island, I decided to visit Negril to find out myself whether it’s an awesome place to hang out, or just an annoying little village ruined by tourists and hustlers.

But first I needed to make a decision: What is the coolest place to stay, at the cliffs or at the 7 mile beach? Read about the difference and make your decision with these tips.

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A place to live is one of the three basic pillars in your life

A place to live is one of the three basic pillars in your life

Let’s help Rappa Rasta so he is able to buy his property back

When Rappa Rasta lived a couple of years on the rock in Negril, he was ready to start paying for it little by little. Bad luck came across as someone else just bought it and told him to leave. Disbelieve and disappointment took over for more than a year. Construction of the stone house stopped in the meantime.
This week the owner contacted Rappa and told him the property is for sale, offering Rappa the fist opportunity to buy. But how to arrange that?

Friends are putting up a solution to raise 10,000 $ through Go Fund Me. Please help to get Rappa Rasta his property back and finish building his house. By the end of April he needs to pay the full amount. I can’t imagine what will happen if Rappa has to leave his piece of land…Where should he go?

We all would be very grateful giving Rappa the opportunity to have his own piece of land which he can call home. Surviving in Jamaica means you need a lot of skills. Rappa is a natural tour guide but it is not enough to save for near future investments as a property or a stone house to live in.

We started March 1 with this charity project, which can make a huge difference for Rappa Rasta. Not having the security of having a place called home can be stressful. His yard (garden) is a blessing to Rappa. He planted lime tree, banana, soursop, apple, pine, and all kind of herbs. His yard is a place for people to take a time out, relax and chat.
Sister Free Spirit came to visit Rappa in his yard and she expressed it beautiful: “Grateful to have linked up with mi Bredda on is little piece of Paradise… walking in his Yard which is on top of a cave producing all the abundance Mother Nature continues to provide… The Bredda has a off the Beaten Path Tour company, if you’re ever in JAMAICA link him up…showing a cotton tree producing natural cotton… Sour Sop tree…so many medicinal growing on his land www.RappaRastaTours.com”

Having the chance to buy this lot is not just nice, it is a must. Rappa is living on this lot for 9 years, it would be terrible to be kicked off soon.  I hope you all can understand the needs, the urgent situation and when you are able to support, just do!

Of course you will support by coming to Jamaica and going on tour with Rappa Rasta Tours; it is just till now not enough to save, we need much more tours to build a living; a house – a home. Rappa started from scratch and driving the Jeep and build a little board house was the only thing possible. To made that happen we got help too.
So please share Rappa Rasta Tours on Face Book and your friends, therefor the business will grow and can be healthy – meaning independent.

On the Go Fund Me page, you will read more about our (Rappa Rasta tours) offer when donate. Check it out!

All your help will be much appreciated.

Blessings and respect.

 

How Rappa Rasta Tours started – our first newsletter

Rappa Rasta and Sandra Smits

How we started

An unique way of guiding our guests all over Jamaica leads through an authentic, professional Travel agency: Rappa Rasta Tours.
We are proud of all the 5 star reviews on the Face Book fan page of Rappa Rasta Tours. Right now our guests feel happy and satisfied and our Pajero Jeep (7 seater) drives comfortable and safe. But how did we started?
Are you also curious about the start-up and our dreams? Read this blog!

  

Shine a light on your dream

It was around May 2013 when Rappa entrusted Sandra with his dream to be a tour guide.

‘Why not?’, Sandra said and she created a business card and flyer.
Some paperwork needed to be done like a passport, a drivers license, and ‘Team Jamaica’ class. A few weeks later ‘Tour Guide Class’ by TPDco followed, and not much longer Rappa could pick up the license for the business name in Kingston.

Rappa Rasta did get some tour experience already a while ago by joining Francesco on his trips. His own first trip was with Bliss and Hannah, and they inspired each other. Tourist on the beach start to socialize with him and beg him for tours. And that’s how it began, with a rented car!
With his own Tour Guide Certificate now, Rappa is ready doing his own tours. Rappa Rasta Tours is specialized by ‘of the beaten path’ tours. We are  travelling the ‘Rasta Way’, which is easy going, safe and fun. On top of that you will get information about the culture of Jamaica, history, music or plants.
You will explore the Real Jamaica in the Natural Rasta way and you will meet Jamaicans with their positive vibes.

Watch this: When you put your dream into the light, they can turn into reality!

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