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Orange Bay Village Community Lifestyle Experience

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Duration

6 Hours

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No Cancellation

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Group Size

10 people

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Overview

Discover the cultural heritage roots of a rural Jamaican community and warm hospitality with beautiful countryside…….

Orange Bay has retained its African dance from the Congo. It is known as Dinki Mini or Gerreh, both corruptions of Congolese words.

The dance, along with its music, is performed to announce the death of a villager and again at the ninth night (locally called ‘nine-night’ or ‘set-up’) after death; it is sometimes performed at the burial site.

African religious traditions are also retained, but the adherents no longer understand the meanings behind the rituals.
The architecture of the St. Augustine Anglican Church is magnificent and worth being declared a heritage site.

Oral history says this village got its name from the river that enters the sea in its vicinity.  When the river floods in heavy rains, it becomes ‘orange’ — the colour of the silt it washes from the hills on its way to the sea.

The village that developed along the banks and around the bay where the river enters the sea is called Orange Bay.

The different races that settled in these parishes have retained much of the heritage they brought to Jamaica from Europe and Africa over 500 years ago.  Surnames from the different parts of Europe that the plantation owners came from can still be recognized.

The customs and rituals, especially those of the descendants of the enslaved Africans, are still practiced as a way of life.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The village that developed along the banks and around the bay where the river enters the sea is called Orange Bay.
  • The different races that settled in these parishes have retained much of the heritage they brought to Jamaica from Europe and Africa over 500 years ago.  Surnames from the different parts of Europe that the plantation owners came from can still be recognized.  
  • The customs and rituals, especially those of the descendants of the enslaved Africans, are still practiced as a way of life.

What you will do

Itenirary
08:00 Depart for Orange Bay Hanover
Immerse yourself in the bustling crossroads of the world at the See Forever Theater.
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09:00 Community welcome
Community welcome at the Church Hill Primary School with school entertainment 
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10:00 Visit to a community bar
Tour of St. Augustine Anglican Church – one of the heritage sites in the community 
Visit to a community bar 
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11:00 Visit to Vivian’s Beauty Salon
Visit to Vivian’s Beauty Salon and Fashion House
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13:00 Lunch at Pamela’s Restaurant
Lunch at Pamela’s Restaurant to enjoy local country food with personalized community hospitality and Jamaican dancing after lunch with staff and friends 
Enjoy dessert from the local pastry shop near Pamela’s restaurant

Included/Exclude

  • THE ORANGE BAY VILLAGE COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE TOUR includes: 
  • Community welcome Tour of St. Augustine Anglican Church, Visit to a community bar 
  • Visit to Vivian’s Beauty Salon and Fashion House
  • Lunch at Pamela’s Restaurant, Jamaican dancing after lunch with staff and friends 
  • Enjoy dessert from the local pastry shop near Pamela’s restaurant
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Orange Bay Hanover Jamaica

FAQs

When and where does the tour start and end?
Orange Bay is situated in Hanover and along with St. James and Westmoreland, they are found in the western side of Jamaica. 
Can you give me more information on Orange Bay?
The village that developed along the banks and around the bay where the river enters the sea is called Orange Bay. The different races that settled in these parishes have retained much of the heritage they brought to Jamaica from Europe and Africa over 500 years ago.  Surnames from the different parts of Europe that the plantation owners came from can still be recognized.   The customs and rituals, especially those of the descendants of the enslaved Africans, are still practiced as a way of life.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.

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