4.5 based on 168 reviews
Once a sugar plantation owned by John Tharpe, Jamaica's largest slave and plantation owner, this impressive colonial-style estate is now an elaborate park dedicated to exploring the region's natural and cultural heritage. Good Hope Estate provides visitors with a unique perspective on Jamaican culture. In addition to the plethora of adventure activities, you will also have an opportunity to explore the grounds and facilities as well as sample and buy local products such as coffee, rum and jerk seasoning. If you're lucky, you many even get to meet resident artist and master potter David Pinto.
We booked this tour through Royal Caribbean cruise lines, and had a wonderful experience. Despite the rather bumpy ride up to the house, we enjoyed the tour given by Donny. Lunch was delicious as well. The grounds are beautiful. I wish we had had more time to spend there.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Booked through Viator, we were picked up from our hotel on time by Davian, our driver from El Sol Vida Tours who was excellent company for the short drive, full of local knowledge and very smartly dressed and full of enthusiasm.
After a complimentary drink we bought a couple of beers and boarded the bamboo raft, greeted by our guide..Captain Wilkie, a veteran rafter of 20 years who was great fun and full of stories and information.
Enjoying our beers we gently sailed the 1 to 2 miles without hardly any other traffic as there were no cruise trippers in that day; we believe that Wednesday is to be avoided.
Plenty of photos and lots of facts about the wildlife and trees, etc. made for a lovely relaxing time.
Finished our beers and bought a souvenir photo from the on site guy and we returned to our hotel to cool off in the pool. Thoroughly recommended, these attractions need support so it's well worth the effort.
4 based on 194 reviews
Party all day on this white sand slice of paradise!
Went from cruise ship. $50 pp was way to expensive for what you got. A ride and a chair! We seldom do ship excursions and prefer to do tours on own or privately due to cost and quality. Should have done so HOWEVER Jamaica is not a place to go on you own in our opinion. So not much choice. This beach break is really close to the port and went on a large bus. It was clean and safe. Beach area is large and lots of chairs. You can walk either direction on the beach but maybe one block each way. BEach is wide, semi clean. Some bottle caps so watch where you walk. The water is nice, Waves good and not too powerful. Area is roped off so you don’t go out too far so not much area to go out, and not too deep. You can go right or left though by walking not swimming. So most people were in water but not swimming. No snorkelling, no one on boogie boards. It is like a big party area. Music which is not too loud if you go further from the bar areas. Drinks super expensive and not great. We did not eat here. Would not go here again unless it was $20 to do so. At least for that cost a chair and being in and near water may be worth getting off ship and away from port. Must say this port is really nice. Nice cobblestone walking areas and stores are plentiful. Places to sit. Felt safe to be there. Way nicer than orcho Rico port which is nothing really and did not feel safe as vendors were super pushy at that port.
4.5 based on 149 reviews
Decided to take a royal Caribbean excursion here and was not disappointed. The ride up to the beach isn't nice at all since there's a lot of construction going on. The beach itself was nice, there's trees to find some shade. They have chairs you can rent, there's changing rooms, restrooms, bar, grill to purchase food from, a lifeguard, and security that walks around.
I would not recommend wasting money on the food. I tried the jerk chicken and burger ... was extremely disappointed for $10 each.
The beer was cold and the service was great! The people are always friendly in Jamaica.
I honestly wouldn't return but it is decent beach.
4.5 based on 45 reviews
Less than 30 minutes away from Jamaica's cruise hub in Falmouth is the Hampden Estate Rum Tour. Journey into the heart of a working distillery established in the 1750s, explore the picturesque grounds surrounding the Great House and sample our award winning rums - Rum Fire and Hampden Estate Gold. On this tour you will: - Travel through the rural Jamaican countryside, pass sugar cane fields, and enjoy the magnificent landscape and views. - As you approach Hampden Estate you will appreciate why the early Scottish settlers ventured here to seek their fortunes in sugar and rum. - Enjoy a hearty Jamaican welcome, and sip on a smooth rum punch while you learn a little about Jamaica, Hampden's rich history, and the mysteries of rum making. - Take a guided walk through the grounds and visit the Distillery to see how our rum continues to be made very much like it was done 260 years ago. - Return to the Visitors Center for rum sampling, souvenir shopping, lunch of jerk pork or jerk chicken with festivals and to rap with our tour guides. - Leave Hampden with a sense of satisfaction that you just experienced a taste of authentic Jamaica.
Had a fantastic time at this beautiful Estate and distillery . The food was amazing and the Festival bread was the yummiest bread ever . Great people with so much knowledge about the history of this distillery who are happy and very accommodating of each...MoreDear Guests, Thank you for such a Great review, We look forward to having you back enjoying much more of Hampden. I'll pass on your shout out to Yanique and wilfred. You know they'll both be smiling their faces off. One Love . Peppie.
4.5 based on 45 reviews
This really is a spectacular beach. Clear, turquoise water. White powdery sand. Not too deep. Courteous staff and attentive life guards. My only issue is that you get harassed by locals who want money outside while parking...even on the public side road. I hope they can change this. It spoils what would have been an awesome experience.
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