AAA Editor Notes
Brimmer Hall is 5 mi. (8 km) s.e., following signs. Pineapple, bananas, coffee, ackee and sugarcane are some of the island staples still produced on this 2,000-acre (809-hectare) working plantation. As passengers ride along in an open-air jitney pulled by a tractor, knowledgeable guides educate them about how these crops are cultivated and point out tropical flora and fauna encountered along the way. Guests may be offered a taste of the sugar cane or some coconut as the jitney bounces along the fields.
The great house, constructed by the plantocracy in 1817 and graced by a breezy wide veranda, is available for touring. Elegant furnishings and antiques adorn the interior rooms, which boast ceilings and floors created from hand-crafted native hardwoods. The former stable stalls now house shops featuring Jamaican crafts like woodcarvings and straw goods.