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Good Hope Plantation

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Address: Portland Cottage, Jamaica
Phone Number: +1 876-505-5095
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Once a sugar plantation owned by John Tharpe, Jamaica's largest slave and...

Once a sugar plantation owned by John Tharpe, Jamaica's largest slave and plantation owner, this impressive colonial-style estate is now an elaborate park dedicated to exploring the region's natural and cultural heritage. Good Hope Estate provides visitors with a unique perspective on Jamaican culture. In addition to the plethora of adventure activities, you will also have an opportunity to explore the grounds and facilities as well as sample and buy local products such as coffee, rum and jerk seasoning. If you're lucky, you many even get to meet resident artist and master potter David Pinto.

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This 'off the beaten path' location was wonderful. The high tea provided was enjoyable. There are many water sports to do in the nearby area. The views were magnificent. This... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Oro Valley, Arizona
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 'off the beaten path' location was wonderful. The high tea provided was enjoyable. There are many water sports to do in the nearby area. The views were magnificent. This was a booked tour for me and I highly recommend it.

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Oxon Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family visited the Good Hope Plantation November 22, 2016, with the younger members of our family opting for the full adventure of activities and the senior members just for the plantation and Appleton run tasting tours. We had a slight reservation mishap, but the front desk management quickly resolved our issue and had us on our way immediately. They... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We were delivered to the adventure playground area of this plantation so we could do zip lining. We had two great tour guides who looked after us and entertained us as well. It was a first time for two of us but they made us feel safe and soon we were having fun and relaxed. We also went on the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Went here on a Disney cruise excursion, and it was very clear all they were interested in was getting as much money out of you as possible. We already paid a lot for the excursion through Disney. At every step of the way on the excursion, requests for tips were made: after the bus ride to the plantation, after the... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had a High Tea experience here and a guided tour. The guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tea was excellent and the Blue Mountain coffee sent my wife into raptures. The views were great and you could picture yourself sitting on the verander drinking coffee and being waited on in the 1800s.

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

I recently visited Good Hope Estate as part of a conference social activity. The excursion is pretty much a full day if you book for the ultimate experience although you can tailor make what you want to do if you have limited time. I was limited in the activities I could participate in since I had young children with me,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Anything you want to do here you can! ATV, dune buggys, zip lines, river tubing, plantation tour, pool time, lunch, rum tasting and rum punch. If you plan to go get there whem ot opens so tpu have enough time to do everything. ATV was amazing and plantation house tour was educational.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a good time visiting the plantation. We did this on a RCI excursion. If you want something "different" that doesn't involve a beach or water than this is a nice time. Great history & interesting facts as well as stunning views.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

We left our resort around 8am, fr St. Anne. The trip up to Good Hope took about 1 - 1.5 hrs via shuttle (we stopped to pick up guests at another resort). There are so many activities to do at Good Hope Plantation and we were pleasantly surprised. There were so many things to do & a variety of packages... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

Gorgeous views of Falmouth, Jamaica. Wish we could have spent more time up on the hill with the views.

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