You need not be a coffee aficionado to appreciate the beauty of the 200-year-old Craighton Estate House and coffee farm on a Blue Mountain Coffee Tour of Kingston, Jamaica. Known for its sprawling coffee plantation and rolling hills, Blue Mountain welcomes visitors for an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Board a small-group minibus from your hotel or cruise port near Kingston prior to embarking on a narrated tour through the island’s Blue Mountains. A friendly, professional leader will guide you through the maze of lush greenery and rich aromas that comprise some of the most sublime areas nature has to offer. Your bus will explore the Blue Mountains area, offering you plenty of opportunities to take photographs.
Learn about the coffee industry that many argue is unparalleled anywhere else. Enjoy a cup (or more) of 100 percent authentic Blue Mountain coffee after learning how it was cultivated on the nearby farms. After a gentle half-mile climb on flagstones, you’ll be perched above the estate for a sweeping view of the coffee fields and natural wonder in the area around Kingston.
From there, experience rejuvenation at its finest with a trip to Rafjams Bed and Breakfast. Luxuriate in the cooling waterfalls dotting the property and find respite in the soothing rhythm of the river. Spot some of Jamaica’s 28 endemic bird species among the flourishing fauna and find yourself settling in quite comfortably with nature.
Many tours are offered for this region. Talk to your hotel concierge desk and travel agent to book tours to local coffee farms.