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Prospect Plantation June 9, 2009

Fresh Fruit Display at Prospect Plantation

Fresh Fruit Display at Prospect Plantation

This great plantation is located not too far from Ocho Rios in Jamaica.

You can take a open-air jitney tour of this wonderful 100-acre working plantation that grows bananas, sugar cane (which we sampled and I must say was VERY good), cocoa, coffee, limes, pineapple (some of the best I have had and I LOVE pineapple), coconuts (which was hand picked for us by Farmer John- see his photo below) and breadfruit.

Farmer John at Prospect Plantation

Farmer John at Prospect Plantation

Farmer John getting us a coconut

Farmer John getting us a coconut

You can visit the Great House that still sits on the plantation to this day. It includes all of the original items that the owners purchased for the home in the 1800’s. ( I have a ton of pictures from inside the house, way too many to post in a blog). You get a chance to walk through history and it gives you a great feeling to learn about the past in a very up close and personal way.
Prospect Plantation Home (Museum now)

Prospect Plantation Home (Museum now)

On the plantation you can take horseback rides on trails (including one to White River Gorge), you can explore the exotic butterfly aviary, you’ll have the opportunity to feed the beautiful ostriches that are living here. (a little side note, Farmer John showed us how strong a ostrich egg is by standing on one with his full weight and the egg did not crack at all!)
You can have your picture taken with the camels.
View from the rear of the Plantation Home

View from the rear of the Plantation Home

Come spend the day reliving history by touring a working plantation in the outskirts of Ocho Rios.
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