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Montego Bay (and vicinity)

Immerse yourself in culture at one of the oldest historic sites in the Western hemisphere! This 18th Century sugar plantation has something for everyone from playgrounds to horse-drawn carriage rides, this day is fun for all

HIGHLIGHTS:

* Visit an authentic 18th Century estate, restored to perfect condition

* Explore the vast lands and grounds around it

* Enjoy a pleasant horse-drawn carriage ride

* Sample some local rum and other alcoholic beverages

Enjoy a guided tour with this Cultural Explorers Pass, giving you an insight to an authentic 18th Century sugar plantation, which was once ran by more than 3,000 slaves in a time gone by. With more than 2,000 acres of lush vegetation, the estate dedicates a lot of this land to grow tropical citrus fruits and coconuts. The scenic views are endless and a true highlight is the majestic River Martha Brae.

The tour starts by exploring the Great House, decorated with antiques and furnishings from its original period, everything has been restored to an unbelievable standard. Contemplate the history and character which lies in this house and the beauty of the quaint rooms. You will also gain access to the brand new pool and leisure area, Colonial village and children’s playground, perfect for family outings.

After, we’ll head outside for an exciting horse-drawn carriage ride around the estate, providing the best views of the plantation and is genuinely the best form of transport to get into the spirit of this different life. Look out for old structures including an ancient factory, a pottery barn and waterwheel!

Spoil your taste buds by sipping at a variety of alcoholic beverages on the Appleton Estate Rum Tasting Experience, a real treat for the adults. Grasp a taste for the local flavours and specialties whilst sampling some of our delicious rum.

Last but not least, a visit to Good Hope house would not be complete without a visit to our one-of-a-kind aviary, filled with exotic and indigenous birds – come and discover the different breeds, colours and personalities of all our much loved creatures. Immerse yourself in culture at one of the oldest historic sites in the Western hemisphere! This 18th Century sugar plantation has something for everyone from playgrounds to horse-drawn carriage rides, this day is fun for all. Enjoy a guided tour with this Cultural Explorers Pass, giving you an insight to an authentic 18th Century sugar plantation, which was once ran by more than 3,000 slaves in a time gone by. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotel only in Montego Bay.

Duration: Three hours.

Start/opening time: At 10.30am.

Languages: English.

Others: Minimum age: 6 except for rum tasting which is 21. Additional tours and activities can be purchased at the park. Please note that this activity is not available for clients staying at any of the Sandals Resort hotels.