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Day 341 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Stop For Fresh Fruit at the Sun Valley Plantation

Sun Valley Plantation
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If you are passing through the town of Oracabessa in St. Mary, be sure to stop at the Sun Valley Plantation for fresh fruit and a tour. Before the 90 minute tour begins, each guest is greeted with a welcome drink made of seasonal fruit. The tour is given by the owners, Lorna and Nolly Binns. Located on a botanical farm and working plantation, the tour tells the property’s story from the time of slavery to the present day. While diving into over 250 years of history, taste tropical fruits, such as coconuts and otaheite apples, straight from the trees. Learn how the property’s plants, herbs and spices can be used for therapeutic and medicinal purposes. While listening and strolling through the garden watch for fresh fruit being packaged for export. At the end of the tour, enjoy a plate of Jamaica’s National Dish, ackee and saltfish, served with fresh fruit juice.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

Photo Source: Maria Mac Lean


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