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.
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.