Its like being in Nature's nest...
Here's a unique experience, to stay on a farm and get your hands dirty. Truth is, most people just need a weekend to relax more than anything, so don't feel like its all about work unless you want to. With our busy schedules, high pressured jobs, family demands, sometimes we just need a moment to drown out all the busy ringing sounds of tech and bosses to rest and relax off-grid.
Farmstays give our visitors just that, a complete break from city life, and a total submersion experience into an island natural environment.
But even that, can be a stressful situation if you've never done anything like it before. So let me give you a heads up. When I say total submersion, I mean total. Nature is alive and well, she can be really loud the first night, especially the first time. There are symphonies of bird sounds, frog sounds, crickets, grasshoppers and more that play at night and throughout the days. You'll see by your feet millipedes, frogs, birds, mongoose, lizards, bees, etc. Your cabanas are screened in, so they are bug free; however, there will be occasionally the beneficial heroes that check in on visitors to make sure they are safe, like lizards and geckos. Nothing to be scared of, just to be aware of.
Nature has a way of opening up senses that were once dormant, as well as putting to rest our stresses when we can let go and relax in her rhythms of the wind and clouds and rain.
Natural settings like at the farm, provide just that, the Yings and Yangs of being in relationship with our natural environment. You'll have sore legs from walking you haven't done in awhile only to find new found strength and energy levels increasing over time. You'll probably sleep restless the first night only to find the next day you'll have the best nap in a hammock in years, finally able to read that book you've been meaning to read. You'll get a little nervous in having bush tea, a break from your normal coffee or tea routine, only to find it was exactly what you body needed.
At least the first time! I recommend a farmstay at least once a year! Your new found peace of mind will thank you!
Ridge to Reef Farm serves the US Virgin Islands with certified organic produce grown with sustainable permaculture practices (and a lot of love).