Bellefield Great House

Originally built in 1794, Bellefield Great House is one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica. Owned by a still prominent family on the island, today Bellefield is a glimpse into the history of Jamaica's plantations as well as a look at the opulent lifestyles of those who ran them. Organized tours and exhibits give visitors an opportunity to taste, learn, laugh, and enjoy true Jamaican hospitality while seeing and experiencing one of the oldest plantations in Jamaica.

Exhibits and Offerings

Immerse yourself in a bygone era. The year is 1805, as you meet the people who lived and worked on this historical plantation. Your journey begins with a visit to the 100-year-old Chattanooga, which is a miniature version of the original Sugar Mill that was a central feature of the Estate. Watch as Willy the Donkey works the Mill and the cane is pressed. Sip some coconut water and sample some local treats.

Inside the Sugar Mill, which was built in 1794, you will hear stories of the Buckie Master, taste “liquid gold” rum, and learn the secret recipe for their Brown Sugar Rum Punch. Guests are then led to an authentic Jerk Pit where they experience the process used to prepare this delicious local treat.. The tour culminates at the Great House, where you tour the great house, view historical artifacts, and read about the history of the house and the family that owned it.

This unique cultural experience ends perfectly with a traditional Jamaican luncheon served under a centuries-old Guango Tree, where you dine while listening to the sweet sounds of Mento music, bringing to a close an exciting journey through the culinary and cultural history of Jamaica.

At the historic site, you'll have access to a tasty eatery on the grounds serving up food and drinks.

Staying Close

Bellefield Great House is located in the vicinity of Montego Bay, meaning travelers to this area of Jamaica will have the benefit of easy site access during their time there. If you want to stay somewhere within easy reach of Bellefield Great House, there are quite a few hotels to choose from in the area.

Hotels near Bellefield Great House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Palm Bay Guest House Guest house 1.5 mi. (4.3 km) WSW
Villa Royall Hotel 1.5 mi. (1.4 km) NNW
Brandon Hill Guest House Hotel 1.8 mi. (1.4 km) N
Big Apple Hotel Hotel 1.8 mi. (0.8 km) NNW
Harbour Way Hotel 2.1 mi. (0.8 km) NW
Richmond Hill B & B 2.1 mi. (0.4 km) NNW
Blue Harbour Hotel Hotel 2.6 mi. (0.6 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

Bellefield Great House is located in the vicinity of Montego Bay, in Jamaica; it's 2.4 miles to the south-southeast of Montego Bay.

From the center of Montego Bay, drive west on Howard Cooke Boulevard. Make a left on West Green Avenue, which is the fourth traffic light from the city center. Continue straight through three roundabouts to the stoplight at Barnet Street, cross over the stoplight at Farfield Road, and continue straight until you reach YJunction. Veer right and then continue about 200 meters until you reach the Granville Police Station. Make a right at the station and you will find the entrance to the property.

Spirited vacationers may additionally be taken in by the region because of the options for open-air options. Historic site patrons also interested in golfing will surely enjoy heading over to nearby SuperClubs Ironshore Golf & Country Club. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, other outdoor options exist, including Dump-Up Beach and Events Park, which is the closest coastline to visit. But, at least two other outdoor choices are located in the community. Site visitors will find themselves close to a couple additional sites within a short range. A short distance away you'll find Palace Multiplex, one of only a couple additional attractions located right around the historic site.

Information

Operating Hours

The tour is available from between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. It takes two hours to complete the tour and 24 hours notice is required.

Payment

To participate solely in the tour, the cost is $28, while adding lunch will be $40(USD).

Contact Information

Phone Number: (876) 952-2382

Website: http://www.bellefieldgreathouse.com/

Email: info@bellefieldgreathouse.com

Location: Granville Main Road, Montego Bay, Jamaica

 

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