Attractions of Jamaica: Croydon Plantation in the Mountains, Montego Bay
Croydon Plantation Tour invites you to visit its pineapple and citrus plantation, voted as being among Trip Advisors’ top ten things to do in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Croydon Plantation is a working estate nestled in the foothills of the Catadupa Mountains and offers visitors breath-taking, panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. This prize-winning Plantation has won the coveted National Champion Plantation Trophy several times.
Drive along a winding trail through the island’s lush interior and up to the plantation while enjoying breathtaking views of the foothills of the Catadupa Mountains. Upon arriving at the plantation, you are greeted with a refreshment, then whisked away on your tour. Take in the rich history of the plantation, which is the birthplace of Samuel Sharpe, one of Jamaica's national heroes, a slave-turned-Baptist preacher who led a revolt against slavery during the Jamaican Baptist War of 1831, contributing to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1833. Samuel Sharpe gave his life in the fight against slavery.
On your tour, capture the flavor of Jamaica that is this tropical paradise. The plantation tour offers visitors the opportunity to taste many different varieties of pineapple and citrus fruits. Sample exotic and delicious fruits and drinks made from them. Nibble on a piece of juicy sugarcane, whilst walking through the coffee groves, all the while learning the mysteries of coffee cultivation and processing. The guides lead you across carefully manicured grounds, while explaining the plantation’s history and the crops grown onsite, sprinkling the commentary with good humor.
This highly interesting and enjoyable tour, which operates on Tuesdays to Fridays, includes a delicious barbecued lunch, served with world famous Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee. Round trip transportation is provided between the plantation and all Montego Bay Hotels.