When you need to relax and want a break from the beach, book a tour of Croydon Plantation! Located twenty miles inland from Montego Bay, Croydon Plantation is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon. You’ll travel through breathtaking, mountainous scenery, explore a working plantation and enjoy a delicious, traditional Jamaican barbeque amid the beautiful Catadupa Mountains.
Make a trip to the island’s lush interior and take a tour of a tropical plantation. The guides lead you across the award-winning, carefully manicured grounds, explaining the plantation's history, present and future, peppering the commentary with good humor. Get a taste of local culture while you learn the intricacies of sugarcane, coffee, honey and pineapple cultivation and sample some of the plantation’s seasonal produce in a tropical atmosphere, not to mention a delicious Jamaican buffet.
Review by PatL, February 2012
What a great day spent at Croydon Plantation. Very relaxing, interesting visit to a pineapple, honey, coffee plantation. The owner even meets each excursion. I am waiting for him to contact me to come back and visit!!! Great food, interesting and fun!
Mattoon, IL USA
Superb informative fun day spent with excellent staff.
This was a great excursion - You start off by learning a bit about Jamaica and the plantation, and then they tell you about the coffee and honey production. You get to try fresh pineapple juice, like 10 different kinds of pineapple, and a fresh, hot lunch at the end (complete with Blue Mountain Coffee!). I don't really like pineapple but I loved almost every single kind I tried - it's so fresh here. If you're not into learning or trying new things this probably isn't for you. But otherwise, go for it. We even got to meet the plantation owner. :]
The 132-acre plantation is the birthplace of Samuel Sharpe, a slave-turned-Baptist preacher who led the revolt of plantation slaves during the Jamaican Baptist War of 1831, which contributed to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1833.