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“A tasty tour into the mountains” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Croydon Plantation

Croydon Plantation
Box 1348 | Catadupa, Montego Bay, Jamaica
876 979 8267
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Croydon Plantation with Jamaican Lunch
Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Montego Bay
Type: Farms, Outdoors
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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“A tasty tour into the mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

A wonderful trip into the mountains to a fruit plantation which lasts just over half a day (from Lucea). Winston was our tour guide and he was great!! Very entertaining with his unique style in jokes but so knowledgeable on the plantation and all that is grown there as well as being passionate about his country. Definitely the right person for this job.
The journey itself was very interesting and good to see a bit of Jamaica - the roads were rather bumpy and narrow as you get higher up but didn't feel dangerous at all. At the plantation you get to try lots of the produce grown there, all very delicious! Lunch is provided and was very tasty, you get to sit and look at the amazing views as you eat. A nice touch was the owner came and sat with the group during lunch to discuss any questions about his plantation. You must take a camera on this trip!!!

Visited May 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“A Study in Pineapples”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The plantation isn't exactly in Montego Bay. LOL It is about an hour and half via windy narrow mountain roads full of blind curves. In fact, the best part of this tour was the trip from Montego Bay to Catadupa. It was a great cultural experience.

The plantation itself was very entertaining. Of course my favorite part was to taste all the different types of pineapples. It was neat. One of the most interesting parts was the fact that the tour guide was native Jamaican. Herbal medicine is a big part of their culture. Probably due to the expense of medical care, they learned lots of ways of treating different issues with local plant life. It was so interesting to hear how they use different parts of the plants such as the breadfruit.

Visited May 2013
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A good trip with an excellent tour guide and we even met the owner of the Plantation. It was good to see Jamaica outside the hotel complex

Visited April 2013
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“Although beautiful location...beware!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The plantation is beautiful. We tasted many different pineapples and learned of the history and plant life of the Croydon Plantation. We ate lunch on a scenic hill overlooking the plantation. We had to have security guards with us at all times due to the risk of being robbed or attacked. The buses had security escorts (equivalent to our national guard according to our bus driver) If his information had been given to us before boarding the bus we would not have went. The buses barreled through small villages quickly not even slowing down for children playing near the road. I'm thankful it was only my husband and myself. I would have been very upset if I had taken my children. I will not be returning.

Visited June 2012
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“Fantastic Time!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

While on a cruise in April we decided to spent the time we had in Jamaica with some local people instead of another beach. So glad we did because we met locals, saw the countryside and the mountains, the very beautiful plantation and all of it's many trees and vegetation. We were treated to pineapple, starfruit and coconut. We were given a history lesson on Jamaica along with much much more information from a Great tour guide Alicia. She was so informative and interesting and very well educated. All the staff was wonderful and I appreciated them taking us shopping after the tour. Another great part of the trip was the authentic jerk chicken lunch we were served. It will always be a great memory.

Visited April 2013
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