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“Beautiful and Delicious” 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 #9 of 67 things to do in Montego Bay
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Edgewood, Texas, United States
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“Beautiful and Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We took this excursion from our cruise ship since my wife is pregnant. Our guide was Winston. We both really enjoyed his humor and knowledge. The views and landscaping is incredible. They allow you to try several of their crops that were harvested that morning. I never realized the difference between a pineapple that was harvested when ripe and a pineapple you buy from Wal-Mart until I tasted it. They also prepare a lunch at the end of the tour. All I can say to sum it up is my title.... Beautiful and Delicious.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful landscapes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We purchased this excursion while on a cruise. The ride to the plantation allowed us the opportunity to actually see Jamaica. We drove for about an hour over the mountainous terrain on asphalt and dirt roads. Our local guide informed us of the local culture and history. We arrived and were offered bottled water and began the tour. Our group met the plantation owner while he was working in a nearby field. He was friendly and approachable. The grounds are beautiful and we took amazing pictures. We homeschool our child and this tour provided her with many examples of botany, ecology and farming techniques. She really liked getting to taste the different types of pineapples. The lunch provided was good and we didn't get sick (a plus). I'd like to mention how thankful the staff and owner were that we had chosen the tour. I've been to Jamaica 5 times before and did not received the same welcome. I would not hesitate to do this tour again.

Visited May 2013
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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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“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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“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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