A day in the Blue MountainsCoffee lovers, this is your chance to see where your favorite cup of joe comes from. This all-day voyage into the Blue Mountains starts with a short plane ride to Kingston and a scenic drive to an 18th century coffee estate. Enjoy a hearty brunch and colourful stories in the great house before resuming your ascent. Take a break from jaw-dropping panoramas for stops at a historic military camp; Clifton Mount, the oldest coffee estate in Jamaica, and Old Tavern Estate, Jamaica’s only single estate coffee plantation. This journey is a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds.
Stush in the Bush
This half-day tour embodies “stush” a Jamaican celebration of the art of living well. A leisurely 90-minute drive through bucolic hillside villages leads to Zionist organic farm. Here, you’ll learn about the indigenous plants and even chew on a sugar cane before a lunch culled from the farm’s bounty. The menu is always a seasonally-inspired feast featuring owner Lisa Binns’ line of gourmet products. While you eat, she’ll share the secrets behind her homemade vinaigrettes and marmalades.
Judy Ann McMillan
Art enthusiasts won’t want to miss a studio tour and tea at Judy Ann MacMillan’s heritage home. Perhaps the country’s most famous academic painter, the Jamaican-born artist is renowned for her keen sense of observation and classical renderings. During her formal training in Scotland, MacMillan developed a unique combination of technical ability and intimacy with her subject. Lauded early in her career for her portraiture, MacMillan’s socially conscious artwork is now part of the National Collection. Her publication My Jamaica is a love letter to her home and the natural beauty within it.