Explore 36 acres of lush vegetation and agricultural production...
Discover the source of chocolate, medicinal plants and more on a walking tour...
Taste fresh seasonal produce and an authentic "farm-hand style" lunch...
Agritourism, from the perspective of Restoration Village Farm, is that which brings people to the farm for enjoyment, relaxation, physical wellness, and education in a wholesome, Jamaican country setting.
On this guided walking tour, discover fascinating eco-friendly and old-fashioned hill-side farming practices that are beneficial to the environment and where the primary tools of the trade are a machete or a fork.
Explore cocoa (cacao) fields and learn how traditional Jamaican chocolate tea is made as well as the chocolate making process from the tree to the bar. If supplies are available, indulge in a taste of raw cocoa pulp right from the cocoa pod.
Discover and gain knowledge of various tropical fruits (such as banana, plantain, mango, pineapple, papaya, guava, otaheite apple, breadfruit), seasonal vegetables (scallion, callaloo, pak choi, carrots, cabbage, gungo peas), ground provisions (dasheen, coco, yam, sweet potato), spices (ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, pimento), and medicinal plants (lemongrass, moringa, peppermint, aloe vera, shame mi darling, search mi heart, leaf of life.)
The tour includes a stop at the village centre where restrooms are located and fresh coconut water and seasonal fruit will be served as you immerse yourself in the spectacular panoramic view of Restoration Village Farm and surrounding mountains.
Experience Jamaica’s natural beauty and visit the cool Mongoose Spring where waterfalls and natural shallow pools adorn the walking trail and provide opportunities for basking in the water. Shaded for the most part, the trail is cool and offers the constant sound of running water.
Experience a peaceful stroll through the lush, productive fields and see the farm-hands at work. Bird lovers will be delighted by sporadic melodies and occasional sightings of some of Jamaica’s 28 endemic birds including the national bird, the doctor bird (or streamertail hummingbird).
For a more adventurous experience, take a physically challenging hike further upstream. Cross a footbridge and continue upwards to enjoy a scenic view of the Blue and John Crow Mountains.
At noon relax on the covered deck and enjoy an optional authentic (“farm-hand” style) Jamaican lunch prepared over an open flame in the outdoor kitchen. A typical lunch may consist of curried or brown stew chicken, boiled dumpling, banana, dasheen, and breadfruit.