Ras Natango lives in a home/gallery / botanical garden that he and his wife Tamika built on a cliffside in the hills of Montego Bay. Right from the beginning, climbing the steep, short driveway to get up to the gallery is a great workout for some healthy buns of steel!
(Photo Credit – David I. Muir)
We were greeted by a smiling close-knit family and a small charm of hummingbirds who would literally fly up to our hands to drink syrupy water from a special container our hosts made. Those were special moments!
Tamika shared the story of how Ras had bought the cliffside property after falling in love with the view. Though she was not initially happy about it, she eventually grew to love the place. They built their home together, and carved the stone from the land, creating outdoor terraces where they eventually planted dozens of species of beautiful local flora.
Today, they are members of the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. This means they have won Certificates of Excellence from the company for five…