History and Founder


In the year 2000 my family along with another family took a sabbatical and moved to Jarabacoa to work as Christian Missionaries helping in the communities and working with the poor and disenfranchised. This year in the Dominican Republic transformed our families and during that time we developed a deep love and passion for the people and culture of this beatiful island.

In the year 2006, still feeling the effect of our experience here, we decided to move and invest our money in this beautiful country. We had a dream to develop a beautiful part of the country which had not yet been developed to create a place where families could go to rest from the stress of life.

My family and I love the peace and tranquility of Jarabacoa and dreamed to share that beauty and experience with others. Maintaining the ecological environment and helping the local economy, we have made our dream a reality.

Jamaca de Dios is an expression of this dream for the Dominican people to share with their families, the beauty, nature and rest of God. This dream has expanded and now there are people from all over the world who come to enjoy this mountain paradise.

Michael Ballantine

President la Jamaca de Dios.