JAM | Mar 25, 2023

Kaya Group announces wellness events to fuel rapid growth

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Bali Vaswani, CEO of Kaya Group.

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Kaya Group on Friday (March 24) announced plans for multiple wellness events over the next month to generate increased revenue and brand awareness of Kaya Herb House, the first medicinal cannabis dispensary in Jamaica. 

Kaya Group, considered as the first medicinal ganja herb house in the Caribbean catering to a holistic, wellness-focused ecosystem, will be hosting these upcoming events at its newest location, The Gap Café, located in Jamaica’s pristine Blue Mountains.

The first event took place on March 8, 2023, which was a full-moon cycling event created by local cyclists in Jamaica. Cycling is a popular option when touring the Blue Mountains. It allows visitors the opportunity to experience and photograph the world-famous mountain range while enjoying the area’s stunning landscape and natural beauty. Most cruise ships calling on Ocho Rios or Montego Bay in Jamaica offer cycling as a shore excursion.

More events

Kaya will host a sunset Herbtails and Coffee Festival after-party on March 25 in the Blue Mountains to celebrate the local coffee culture and provide attendees with an infused Jamaican tapas menu for the weekend. The Jamaica Coffee Festival, which gets underway today, is organised by the Tourism Linkages Network, a department of the Tourism Enhancement Fund.

On April 6, Kaya will host another full-moon event at The Gap Café to allow participants to connect with nature and the local community. The event will feature various wellness activities, including yoga, meditation and live music.

The Gap Café is approximately 21 miles from Kingston, outside the entrance to Holywell Recreation Park. The Gap Café has been a Jamaican treasure for nearly a century for its natural beauty and charm overlooking the city of Kingston.

April 15, Kaya will host a viewing platform for Carnival in Jamaica at its Kingston Herb House location at 82 Lady Musgrave Road. The event will showcase the vibrant culture of Jamaica with music, dance, and traditional cuisine. Jamaica Carnival is one of the ultimate parties in the Caribbean, and over 100,000 visitors are anticipated to join the locals to celebrate.

Finally, Kaya will participate in the Scarce Festival Cannabis Cup on April 20 at Hope Gardens in St Andrew. The Scarce Festival Cannabis Cup celebrates the local cannabis culture and allows attendees to sample various strains from across the island.

Kaya CEO elated

Bali Vaswani, CEO of Kaya Group explains, “the wellness events we have planned are exactly the kind of collaboration that we need to bring people to one table so that we can speak, interact, and act together. As the tourist industry in Jamaica bounces back post-pandemic, we expect to generate revenue growth from both out-of-town visitors and our local community. I believe we offer one of the finest hospitality experiences in Jamaica at our three Kaya Herb Houses and our wellness center at The Gap Café in Jamaica’s beautiful Blue Mountains.”

Continuing, Vaswani says, “these are exciting times for Kaya as we develop our brand into a tremendous asset for our shareholders. In addition to the world’s best ganja and coffee, Kaya offers its guests legal psilocybin mushrooms, outstanding pizza, and fresh juices and beverages. We look forward to expanding our Kaya ganja brand to other countries where it is legal in the very near future.”

Kaya’s locations

Kaya is a leader in Jamaica’s fast-growing hospitality and tourism industry through its three Kaya Herb House retail locations and its Gap Café wellness centre. Kaya Herb House Drax Hall near Ocho Rios is Jamaica’s first legal Medical Marijuana dispensary and the company’s flagship retail complex.

Kaya Herb House.

It is also the base for Kaya’s cultivation and processing operations. The second Kaya Herb House on Lady Musgrave Road is located minutes away from the Bob Marley Museum in St Andrew.

Kaya’s third retail location in the historic town of Falmouth is minutes from the cruise ship terminal and about 30 minutes from Montego Bay.


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