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“Inspirational and Delicious!”

Sun Valley Plantation
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Sun Valley Plantation Tour from Ocho Rios
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Owner description: Sun Valley Plantation is a working plantation and botanical farm owned and operated by Lorna and Nolly Binns. You will be treated to personalize service every step of the way as Lorna and her staff take you through a little piece of Jamaica you will never forget. They offer enjoyable garden tours in a plantation setting beside the Crescent River. Upon arrival all guest are greeted with a welcome drink of the fruit that is in season. Learn about tropical fruits and plants, and the therapeutic and medicinal values of the trees, herbs, and spices that you will see while on the plantation. Along the way you can sample a variety of fruits straight from the trees, like the mysterious jelly (coconut), otaheite apple and other exotic fruits. At the end of your tour on the plantation, Jamaica’s National Dish, and more with a variety of natural juices will be served. yardietours
Montreal, Canada
1 review
“Inspirational and Delicious!”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Our family had such a wonderful morning at Sun Valley Plantation. We felt as if we were being welcomed into a long lost family member's home as we were greeted with a delicious glass as sauriel juice, lightly spiced with ginger. The walk through the garden was educational and inspirational as we discovered all kinds of new fruits and vegetables and got to sample on our walk. Did you know pineapples grow on the ground and the plant only bears one fruit per year? My 4 year old daughter wanted to collect specimens of everything in a basket, and decided to use her sun hat as the basket. Lorna, the owner of the plantation, went along with this, and we collected quite an assortment of fruit! Our daughter was thrilled! The light lunch that was served was delicious. The passion fruit juice was so outstanding that our 15 month old figure out how to say "jus" for the first time as she guzzled hers and then mine. We had been hearing about ackee and salt fish, which is the national dish here, for a few days, but as it is served at breakfast time, we had not yet coordinated to eat it. We had been missing out. We left the plantation with a breadfruit to fry up, and a bunch of other native treats, including the recipe for ackee and salt fish in our head. And so, I was inspired to try my hand at some traditional Jamaican cooking. Our "main man" (his words) and driver Big John got us some ackee, and we picked up the balance of the ingredients. Yum! Not to be missed if you are in the area for a few days. It is a great balance to the beach and waterfalls.

Visited December 2013
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York, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
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“All you want to know about Jamaican fruits and spices!”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We visited Sun Valley when 2 cruise ships were in Ocho Rios but had a great and informative 90 minute tour with owner Lorna Binns. We didn't see this on Viatour but a local taxi driver knew it and had visited often. If you want interesting non-touristy information and history about Jamaica's many fruits and spices Sun Valley is a great value.

Visited December 2013
Thank Larry B
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
“The Best!”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Unbelievable is the best way to describe Sun Valley Plantation. The combination of Lorna knowledge of the vegetation, and history is truly amazing. She is able to customize the tour to your particular interest. Lorna's great ability to share creates a desire leaving you wanting to know more able Jamaica and all of its abundance. I am glad we were able to have a private tour and she top it off with delicious tasty treats. A must do when visiting Jamaica!!

Visited September 2013
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Sun Valley Plantation Tour | Eco Tourism Ochos Rios”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Lorna is a walking encyclopedia of the local flora and fauna, her passion is evident and contagious. I was floored by the in-depth tour that she provided and really wanted it to go on forever. The Mami fruit was delicious and stood out as my new favorite fruit. The fresh guava juice raised my energy level made my blood feel tingly. I would certainly recommend visiting Sun Valley PLantation. Tell her Nick sent you!

Visited June 2013
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Yellowknife, Canada
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“Loved It!!”
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We toured the plantation with our 2 children ( 11 and 14 years). Lorna gave us a fabulous 3 hour tour. She was filled with history and knowledge of the fruits and plants on her land. Her husband cooked up a snack of Ackee and salt fish, breadfruit, coconut, nase berries, boiled bananas , sugar cane and tamarind juice.... Loved it!!!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Fia R
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