If you are looking for an earthy, positive place to stay while in Jamaica, THIS IS THE PLACE!! Stop your search, and book Natural Mystic Cottages!
I'm a female in my 20's, and this was my first solo trip to Jamaica. Being a woman traveling alone, I was a little bit nervous staying at an air b&b in Jamaica, but this place was amazing! Getty is truly a kind and caring soul, and her cottages are very mystical. I felt at home the instant I arrived at her place. Everyone at the cottage totally clicked, and it was an awesome vibe! Natural Vibes! I I!!
Some mornings we lit a fire to welcome the day and send out positive vibrations and messages for our day. The beach is a safe 5 minute walk, and that's where all of the local shops and restaurants are. We went to the Indigenous Rasta Village in Montego Bay, and listened to drumming and chanting from the Rastas, and an authentic drumming show at Treasure Beach.
Getty also set me up with Belmont Basic School, so I could visit for a day to see what a Jamaican school looks like. Getty is really well connected and respected in the community, and all of the locals will watch out for you.
Belmont is only 20 minutes away from Roaring River. I highly suggest you take Roaring River cave tour, and ask for the tour guide Paul or Sugar. They are really nice, honest guys, that won't rip you off.
The locals are super nice, and are willing to take you into the bush (jungle), cook for you, reason with you, and make you laugh.
I stayed at the Jungle Shack, and I loved it. I loved how simple and rustic it was. It's a small room, with a shower outside under the beautiful sky.
I'll def be back here.