Nestled between the White River and Reggae Beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, overlooking the north coast, the 1000 plus acre of Prospect Plantation appeals to adventure seekers, history and nature lovers.
Before or after your segway ride, take a stroll around the property. The trees will name drop. Ok, maybe not literally name drop, but they will proudly display names of famous and notable folks who planted them. This farm once was a sugar estate, but now grow crops such as pimento, coconuts, and bananas. In fact, you can enjoy some coconut at the White River Gorge while you overlook the ocean that spreads across St. Ann and St. Mary.
Your trip to Prospect Plantation would not be complete without a visit to the Great House. Sitting on a magnificent lawn bursting with bougainvillea and allamanda plants and a mahogany tree that was planted by Sir Winston Churchill in 1953, the 19th Great House holds within its walls fine antique furniture and years of history of the plantation, the house, and Jamaica.
If you choose to go by segway or dune buggie, any if these personal transporters, after a helmet fitting and brief lesson, will take you through the farm and off road. Your guide will point out plants, trees, and gardens while you enjoy the panoramic views. Stop by the bar and gift shop after for a red stripe and snacks, or just to watch the resident peacocks show off.
- There are villa accommodations available for rental at Prospect Plantation
- Adventure tours come with a charge
- The lawns of the Great House is often used for weddings and functions
- Adventure tours are not suited for toddlers, but there is a bird sanctuary that will delight