Sample produce grown on an historical plantation, relax at a luxurious beachfront hotel and then return to Ocho Rios to shop for traditional Jamaican goods.
After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a wonderfully picturesque drive inland to Brimmer Hall Estate, an early 19th-century Great House and working plantation. The main crops grown here include sugar cane, coffee and tropical fruits.
After touring the estate, you will have the opportunity to sample some of the estate’s fresh produce such as ackee, Jamaica’s national fruit. Indigenous to West Africa, the ackee tree (Blighia sapida) is named for the infamous Captain Bligh, who introduced it to the West Indies.
Continuing on toward the sea, you will soon arrive at the Shaw Park Beach Hotel, a lovely resort that overlooks a beautiful stretch of sand on Cutlass Bay. The resort’s private beach goes on and on, providing you with plenty of space to relax and enjoy the tropical scenery.
You may stroll the powdery beach as the waves gently lap the shore, bask in the sun or find a shaded spot under a coconut palm to do nothing more ambitious than read. All the while, the unmistakable beat of reggae music will be playing in the background. For those who wish, lunch is available at the hotel at your own expense.
Following your time at Shaw Park Beach Hotel, you will return to Ocho Rios to shop. The most sought-after merchandise includes gemstone jewelry, hand-embroidered goods and colorful art that depicts Jamaican scenery. After shopping, you will return to the pier.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of guided easy to moderate walking/standing, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time at the beach and shopping in Ocho Rios. There will be sandy surfaces and some steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual clothes; a swimsuit; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a towel from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking/beach shoes are recommended. Those who take part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.
CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LA ACTIVIDAD
Tipo de excursión:
Tours por la ciudad y panorámicos
Nivel de actividad:
Los tours de este nivel requieren una considerable actividad física, como largas caminatas por calles de adoquines o terrenos pronunciados o irregulares, subir escaleras o pasar mucho tiempo de pie. No recomendado para personas con limitaciones físicas. Se recomienda usar calzado cómodo y resistente.
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