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Lime Tree Farm
Reviewed July 15, 2012

This is a belated review. We were actually there in February but I've been reminded by editing my video. It won't appeal to everybody. There's no air conditioning, no spa and if you like that sort of five star accommodation think carefully before you go. For those who don't wish to be insulated from the real world, the cabins are clean and comfortable and Susie cooks a mean meal. You are set on high with stunning views all around and such a sense of tranquility. Apparently, the most common visitors are bird watchers (and I could see why it is such a good place for them) but it is such a beautiful, restful spot you can feel your blood pressure dropping by the minute. Oh, and the coffee is good! Charlie was away for most of our stay and it was Rodger who took us on excursions. What driving - I said it was really donkey territory but he got us out and back with a fully functioning car. Best part was the stories. Charlie, you have a book to write there - go for it. Thanks all for a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Since Alex and I arrived in Jamaica we had one objective, and that was going to the Blue Mountain Peak. We had tried several times before but we were not succesful due to weather conditions. Finally, after almost three years, we finally reached the peak. We were able to do it thanks to the trip organised by Charlie and Suzie, owners of Lime Tree Farm, and our expert guide, Patty. Alex and I chose to go to Blue Mountain Peak, but for those who are looking for adventure there are other options to be considered as well.

Lime Tree is also an excellent place to be if you want to get rid from strees and are looking for the perfect get away from the city. Up there it is quiet, relaxing, silent, nature and the views are incredibly astonishing. It is the perfect spot for birding and learning about coffee!!! Charlie took us on a tour around the plantation and told us about the process of making coffee.

Charlie and Suzie are really nice and welcoming. The food at Lime Tree is excellent and you won't have a cup of coffee like the one they will offer you for breakfast!! Yummy yummy :)

So... don't miss it!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

Stayed at Lime Tree for three night to do some birding and hike up the Blue Mountain. We drove ourselves with a 4WD. The drive up the hill past Mavis Bank was a bit of a handfull the first time but easier when you get used to it. Most guest park downhill at Mavis Bank.

Charlie and Roger where great guides and fun to be around with. Relaxed and easy-fgoing. Around two great trips. One day birding at Hardwar Gap and one hike up the Blue Mountains. Both trips where well worth the long drive to them.

Staying on the farm really gives you a feel that you are part of the Jaimacan live. If you are up to a bit more adventure than teh average Resort, Lime Tree is the place to go.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

First of all, it is an adventure to get here. If you're driving, grab your cajones, because it's a doozy. Honk before all the blind corners and don't get tweaked when a mini-bus comes tumbling toward you. Despite his best efforts, the driver won't hit you :-) Once you get to the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory, Roger or Charlie will meet you with a 4 wheeler. The drive up is a lot of fun. Once you get there, be prepared to chill. The views, the food, and the hiking are all excellent. For us, 2 nights would have been perfect, but any longer may have gotten a touch slow. Oh, and did I mention the coffee is amazing? Charlie says it's the best in the world and it very well could be. Definitely the best I've had by a mile.

Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Beautifully situated at about 3500 ft in the Blue Mountains, Lime Tree Farm is a superb base for hiking, birding or just relaxing in peace and quiet. Charlie, Suzy and Roger were wonderful hosts, always happy to talk to their guests and share their experiences. The accommodation was to a high standard and the communal bar/dining area proved to be a great place to share the events of the day. Food was local, fresh and prepared to a very good standard. Excellent trip to Cinchona Gardens and great birding on the Old Mine Trail and again in the Blue Mountains National Park. There is a sun terrace but no swimming pool (who needs that all the time anyway). Don't bother with a hire car, let Charlie & Roger do the driving on what are, it must be said, very poor roads. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to see a different part of Jamaica away from the usual tourist traps and who has a genuine interest in the outdoors.
Pete & Gill

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

We spent 3 nights here as part of a 3 centre 11 day trip to Jamaica. Lime Tree Farm is an 8 acre hillside coffee plantation with three separate spacious guest suites, situated on a high level plateau with superb views of Blue Mountain scenery. Hosts, Charlie and Suzie, and Roger, are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and plan and escort various activities - walking, hiking, birdwatching, visiting the magical Cinchona Gardens. Or you can see how the coffee is made, (and drink plenty), or just relax in glorious scenery at the farm. Mealtimes are convivial affairs, guests and hosts sitting round a huge wood table, enjoying the views - both close up views of tiny humming birds, or distant peaks. Suzie and Keisha make the most wonderful breakfasts and dinners. Jamaican breakfast specialities such as salt fish with ackee, light as a feather dumplings, fried plantain, and dinners including callaloo soup, jerk pork, chicken curry, fish dishes. Fantastic! It's a must for 3 days if you're visiting Jamaica. A lovely contrast to the coast and beaches. We hope to return.

Room Tip: All 3 rooms are similar, spacious and have views from their terrace.
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Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

We stayed four nights at Lime Tree and in addition to the incredible peace and beauty we just loved everyone there. After four days we felt like friends and were sad to say goodbye! what a cool atmosphere, really homey and personal. We loved eating meals together, and they were so good! Sharing stories, and even making pizza together! The area offers hiking and bird watching sunning and just watching the weather change is a treat. Spectacular views! The room was very comfortable and soundproof which allowed us to sleep well as there can be some wind up there at times. I also felt we got to see another side of life, and feel the community energy. Thanks to all who gave us a great experience.

Room Tip: We had a deck on top of ours for morning yoga!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Tower Hill | Mavis Bank PO, St Andrew, Blue Mountains National Park, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Blue Mountains National Park
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Blue Mountains National Park
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lime Tree Farm is the perfect Jamaican holiday retreat for the independent traveller. Our beautiful ecological holiday cottages are set on a working coffee plantation that is nestled high in the magnificent unspoilt Blue Mountains of Jamaica. Combined with our first class, locally sourced organic cuisine, our Jamaican holiday cottages are the perfect luxury to come back to after exploring Jamaica's Blue Mountains with its rich flora, fauna and wildlife, whether hiking or by 4x4 jeep. ... more   less 
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Lime Tree Farm Jamaica/Blue Mountains National Park

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