Croydon in the Mountains Plantation

Montego Bay & Northwest Coast

Located 34km south of Montego Bay, off the potholed B6 road, this plantation can feel more like an Indian or Balinese rural community than Jamaica, with its well-groomed, deep-green terraces sprouting fields and orchards of coffee, citrus and pineapples. A ‘see, hear, touch and taste’ tour is offered from 10:30am to 3pm Tuesday to Friday (US$120 including lunch and transfers with a Montego Bay tour company). Advance reservations are required. If you're driving yourself, call ahead to confirm entry fee.

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