Agro Tourism Destinations in the Caribbean

Agro Tourism Destinations in the Caribbean
Outdoor enthusiasts can find more to enjoy when visiting the Caribbean than relaxing on sandy shores and frolicking in azure-blue waters. From coffee farms and sugar plantations to food festivals and open-air markets featuring locally grown products, the diverse islands of the Caribbean present much to see, do and taste. Helping to advance rural areas and raise awareness about local culture, agro tourism offers adventure travelers a wealth of places to explore that are off the beaten path.


Known for producing some of the world's finest coffee, Jamaica features many coffee plantations throughout its central mountain region, none more renowned than Baronhall Estate, the largest coffee plantation in Jamaica. Coffee lovers can venture 2,000 feet above sea level to tour the farm and mill and sample the full-bodied brew. Agro-tourists can also visit nearby sugar cane, pineapple and banana plantations on board tractor-driven "jitneys" (taxis).

Baronhall Estate
P.O. Box 2, Williamsfield, Manchester
+011 (876) 963-4211


Tours of the island's rum distilleries and sugar cane plantations top the list of Barbados' agro tourism destinations. Additionally, an array of culinary experiences awaits visitors who appreciate such indigenous offerings as flying fish and cou-cou enhanced with local herbs and spices distinctive to Bajan cuisine. While in Barbados, foodies will enjoy exploring the island's many open-air markets revealing such finds as yam pie, candied sweet potato or pumpkin fritters. Annual food festivals like the Taste of Barbados pay homage to the variety of local delights, including seafood like wahoo, snapper, barracuda, yellowfin tuna and mahi-mahi.

Trinidad and Tobago

The Santa Cruz Valley unfolds into a plethora of cocoa and coffee plantations in the heart of Trinidad's agricultural belt, where adventure travelers can explore the flora and fauna of this beautiful island. Its sister island Tobago features such agro tourism destinations as Adventure Eco Villas, located on a 12-acre nature reserve and organic farm. Nature lovers will enjoy observing an array of hummingbird species here, as well as an abundance of mangoes, bananas, papayas, guavas and citrus that provide fruit for products made and sold at the estate.

Adventure Farm & Nature Reserve
Arnos Vale Road
Adventure, Plymouth
Tobabo, W.I
+011 (868) 639-2839

Article Written By Karen Sprinkles

Karen Sprinkles has been a freelance writer since 1988. She's currently the managing editor of a luxury home magazine and has written for regional newspapers and magazines. Sprinkles received the Award of Excellence from the Hawaii Book Publishers Association for "The Hawaii Home Book," which reached No. 1 on the Hawaii bestsellers list. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California.

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