Croydon Plantation

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John F.
Alexandria, VA36 contributions
Jan. 2020
The coffee plantation was truly fascinating. The gentleman who provided information regarding the history of the plantation and how coffee is grown and harvested was extremely knowledgeable. I learned an awful lot in those 30 minutes.
Written 2 February 2020
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Katbird59
Germanton, NC15 contributions
Oct. 2019
The tour guide was great he had a great personality and could fix one of the best pina colada I have ever had. I also learned so many uses of a banana plant.
Written 6 November 2019
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Dominoswalkers
Atlanta, GA6 contributions
Apr. 2019
Our visit to Croydon Plantation gave us tremendous insight into the history and culture of Jamaica as well as the challenges faced by the rural residents. We were privileged to have the owner of the farm as our tour guide and we learned alot about the challenges of farming in the mountains. We also enjoyed many tasty samples including pineapple, coffee and the jerk chicken lunch. The bus ride into the mountains was an adventure in itself! Highly recommend if this is the type of thing that interests you.
Written 21 August 2019
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kapeachy
25 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We stayed in Montego Bay so the drive to Croydon plantation was about two hours. Our guide Alisa had a great attitude and was a wealth of information regarding Jamaica and Jamaican life. Our driver Gray navigated the road, sometimes one lane, like a professional. Once you get to the plantation the view is beautiful. The tour offers information regarding coffee beans, honey and the different fruit and plants grown on the plantation. We missed the coffee bean demonstration where bean is separated from skin because the season was over so you may want to check the season to get the most out of the tour. On our tour we sampled eight different types of pineapple, homemade pineapple juice made from the skin. As well as a variety of other fruits. We also learned about the history of the plantation. The tour was relatively short, but ends with a nice lunch (BBQ chicken, veggies, rice and beans). If you want a drink (water, soda, beer) you will have to purchase that separately as apparently that is not included in the price. There is also an opportunity to buy souvenirs at the end, but nothing related to the plantation itself. I enjoyed the tour, but the ride up and back is longer than the tour itself, which lasted just under an hour. If you get car sick easily this is not the adventure for you as most of the road to the plantation is not paved and is very curvy.
Written 10 July 2019
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Beverly of MilesandCoffee in Mexico
Comitan, Mexico155 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Friends
I toured the wonderful Croydon Plantation because of my love for coffee. It was one of the Carnival Cruise approved excursions. I took this particular tour while on a Caribbean Cruise with Carnival Dream in July 2014 with friends. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly Along the way she answered questions and pointed out beautiful plants, vegetation, and crops indigenous to the island. We were treated to fresh fruit grown on the plantation midway through the tour. I thought this was a particularly nice touch. But the highlight was at the end of the tour which is when we were served Jerk Chicken with island greens and a bottled water. I had an opportunity to sample freshly brewed coffee, a product of the plantation. It had a delicate distinction. Delicious! I was thrilled. There is also coffee for sale. Coffee makes a great gift from Jamaica. I highly recommend it!
Written 9 June 2019
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387indy
Coral Springs, FL4,632 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Croydon Plantation is very lush, fona and flora, banana trees, five types of palms. Its still a working farm. They have small animals, nothing dangerous, and birds.
Written 25 May 2019
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Jason W
Berwick, LA14 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Family
We stopped here on a Carnival cruise excursion. Beautiful location in the mountains. Great presentation on pineapple growing, coffee, and bees. Also showed us other local trees/plants and explained how they are used. On the short walk up to the plantation building there were 4 or 5 snack stops. We got to try pineapple grown on site, tried pineapple juice made from the skin of pineapples (along with rum for anyone wanting some). Tasted sugar cane, cherries, ... A great way to spend a day in the Montego Bay area. Educational and also very engaging. Beautiful location and great tour.
Written 7 May 2019
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D. Bell
United States55 contributions
Apr. 2019
I wanted to experience something off the beaten path while visiting Montego Bay and that is what I got. While called a plantation it is really more of working farm these days. The winding road up into the mountains is treacherous but the drivers are experienced and confident. After miles of humble homes with loose goats and chickens scattered throughout you will arrive at the top of the mountain where a beautiful estate opens up. The farm grows mostly different varieties of pineapples, coffee, and other tropical fruits. The guides are knowledgeable and entertaining. You are treated to a tasting of the fruits and coffee grown on the farm. At the end of the tour a delicious jerk chicken lunch is provided. I definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested in horticulture, agriculture, and gardening.
Written 28 April 2019
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Christina S
Montreal, Canada108 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Couples
The tour picks you up at 8 am and the driver safely brings you in mountainous landscape for about 1h30 hours. Once at the plantation, they describe the vegetation, history and make you try some local fruits.Our guide Alicia was friendly and very professional. They have seating areas for anyone with mobility limitations. Some walking is required but not much on dirt road, not certain about wheelchairs. They served some tasty jerk chicken for lunch with coffee, beer was $3 usd in addition. The entire tour takes about 2 to 2:30 hours and you head back by your hotel at 3pm. Its fantastic to safely visit the inland of Jamaica but the price is on the high end at $79 usd a person.
Written 21 April 2019
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Janice W
4 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
My husband and I with another couple stayed at the St.James Resort and they setup our tour for us. Our guide and bus driver were very knowledgeable and were able to answer our questions. Once at the Plantation we were able to walk around and sample the pineapples and Coffee. I'd recommend this trip.
Written 6 April 2019
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