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“See the real Jamaica”
Review of Croydon Plantation

Croydon Plantation
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Croydon Plantation with Jamaican Lunch
Ranked #9 of 74 things to do in Montego Bay
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The ride to Croydon is probably only 25 miles but takes about an hour. You will see the real Jamaica. Villages and towns along the way are not like the resorts and are interesting. The landscape in Jamaica is beautiful and the plantation is well maintained and interesting. Our guide there, Winston was very nice and has a good sense of humor.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Our cruise ship was here in late May 2013 and we picked the Croydon Plantation because it seemed like the perfect way to get a "taste" of Jamaica. We were not disappointed. The bus trip up the mountain gave us a behind the scenes look at daily Jamaican life and our tour guide - Winston - was very informative and at times engagingly humorous. At the plantation we enjoyed the tour of the many different crops they grow there and especially enjoyed tasting the different varieties of pineapples that are grown on the plantation. We had a fine lunch on a hill. We thought we would tour a house, but the tour was an easy and entertaining walk through some beautiful grounds. The owner of the plantation greeted us towards the end of the tour and was very accommodating in letting us pose with him for pictures. He sat with us through lunch. The tour ended in plenty of time to do some souvenir shopping back at the port.

Thank James S
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Reviewed June 14, 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.

Thank Adam F
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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.

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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!!!

Thank Bluemountain69
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