Moon Author's Review
Lime Tree Farm (US$365 per couple per night, inclusive of three meals per day, wine with dinner; other alcoholic beverages served at additional cost) overlooking Mavis Bank, and with a spectacular view of Portland Gap, Blue Mountain Peak, and the Yallahs River Valley, is a small coffee farm with tastefully decorated concrete cabins owned by partners Charles Burberry and Rodger Bolton. The property is run as an all-inclusive lodging, and the hosts prepare excellent meals that make Lime Tree Farm one of the best values in Jamaica. Meals are shared in the open-air communal kitchen/lounge/dining area, which gives the place a warm, family vibe. Charlie’s heritage is quite distinguished indeed; his grandfather, Hugh Foot, was colonial secretary of Jamaica from 1945 to 1947. Hugh Foot later became governor general from 1951 to 1957, during which time he oversaw moves leading up to independence in 1962. Foot, also known as Lord Caradon, marveled in the "the charm and strength of Jamaica in her variety," a commentary brought to life by his heirs at Lime Tree Farm. A four-wheel-drive vehicle is needed to reach the property. The hosts typically arrange transport from Kingston or Mavis Bank. Lime Tree offer several couples packages that include two nights' room and board, transport to the farm from Kingston and hiking or birding (US$730-810).