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Croydon in the Mountains

Pineapples © Garry Knight
Pineapples © Garry Knight

Jamaica's national hero, Samuel Sharpe - the slave who led the bloody 'Christmas Rebellion' of 1831 and helped to expedite the emancipation of Jamaica - was born on this still-working plantation in the interior, 24 miles (39km) from Montego Bay.

Guided tours of the Croydon coffee and pineapple plantation run from Montego Bay, and have become a must-see for every visitor to the island. Visitors gain some interesting insights into the history and processes of coffee and pineapple production, as well as the chance to savour some of Jamaica's exotic fruits. One of the highlights is just the location, which is beautiful. A delicious meal is served at the end of the tour and the owner of the plantation often makes an appearance.

Transport to and from the main Montego Bay hotels and the Grand Palladium Resort in Hanover is provided by the plantation.

Website: www.croydonplantation.com