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Lime Tree Farm Camping

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After a pleasant night camping at Lime Tree, we decided, since the weather was holding up  to ‘up sticks’ and head for Cinchona Botanical gardens for a night. It really was the most beautiful, serene and tranquil night. We cooked over an open fire and brewed fresh Blue Mountain coffee – heaven.

Lime Tree Farm thanks all our guests.

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A big thank you  to all our guests who made last season our most successful so far. Our total commitment to our guests having a wonderful Jamaican Blue Mountain experience has once again resulted in our 5 star Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence rating.

However in our quest to find new and entertaining pursuits for our guests we now offer the following :
[fancy-ul style=”bullet-list” variation=”black”]Massage and spa therapy, with the addition of a dedicated yoga area – ( by popular demand!)

On site camping with BBQ facilities.
Full Moon Blue Mountain Peak hike
Cinchona Botanical Gardens camping[/fancy-ul]

We have also introduced a variety of accommodation options for group bookings and catering to suit a variety of budgets.

Please bookmark  the site and check back for details or contact us with any special requests – we are very flexible.

Canadian Birds a welcome sight during Hurricane Season at Lime Tree Farm!

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We’ve had a couple of visits lately from an unusual type of bird – The Canadian Airforce search & rescue wing have come to Jamaica to assist the Jamaican Defence Force in the event of a hurricane.
Three helicopters & their crews are stationed at Up Park Camp in Kingston & have dropped in for a couple of cups of coffee, I have to say it’s nice to know their here, so far we’ve had a very quiet storm season so lets hope they just come for coffee & aren’t needed on more serious business!

Blog by Charlie

Dropping in for a cup of the finest coffee in the world!
Dropping in for a cup of the finest coffee in the world!

A New Look for our Cottage named Wind

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We recently added a new roof to one of our Blue Mountain cottages named ‘Wind’ at Lime Tree Farm, apart from looking more “Alpine” the new roof keeps the cottage cooler in the hot weather & stops the water soaking through the hurricane proof slab top during wet periods.

With over 1500 screws & bolts we’re hoping this roof can survive a hurricane – lets hope we don’t find out too soon as hurricane season is once more upon us with an estimate of 16 major storms this season in the Caribbean area.
Blog by Charlie

Before improvements
Before improvements

 

New Roof makes all the difference!
New Roof makes all the difference!

New Birding Site Near Lime Tree Farm

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We have recently found a real gem of a birding site on our doorstep – The Old Mine Road is named after a Marble Mine that used to be mined in the 70’s deep in the forest just 15 minutes drive from here. This is the last real pocket of indigenous forest close to us & is an oasis of Blue Mahoe, cedar & other beautiful old trees.

The birding is excellent with many Endemic species spotted including the Crested Quail Dove, Blue Mountain Vireo, Chestnut Bellied Cuckoo & many more, a perfect first days birding for guests who have arrived after a long flight & don’t fancy the longer drives to our other sites on their first day.
This is birding season at it’s height & we’ve had some very successful visits lately so if you thinking of Birding from Lime Tree Farm you can contact me by email, charlie@limetreefarm.com or make a booking on our website, www.limetreefarm.com.
Greg & Yvonne Dean & guide Lyndon

ROOM WITH A VIEW To Die For!

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We at Lime Tree Farm are proud to be able to announce the completion of a new room with a view to die for of Blue Mountain itself & the Cedar & Yallus Valleys. The room was added on-top of one of our existing cottages so as you can imagine the view is even more spectacular than before. Suzie our world renowned chef (my wife) & I plan to use this room in the short run whilst we rebuild the original Lime tree great house which has suffered in the past few years from considerable hurricane damage.

Room with a view!           Lime Tree Great House after Hurricane Gustav

Mountain Witch sighted at Hollywell on a Excursion from Lime Tree Farm

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Jamaican birdwatching in the summertime is not quite up to the proliferation of Birds that are sighted in the spring, nevertheless, Doctorbirds (Red billed streamertails )are everywhere. In the early morning the cries of flocks of Yellow Billed parrots “going bush” to feed can be heard from Lime Tree Farm, as they return in the evening with full bellies they are even louder and can’t be missed.

On a recent excursion to Hollywell National Park from Lime Tree Farm with some guests we spotted a “Mountain Witch” – Crested Quail Dove. This bird with it’s strange dancing walk is endemic to Jamaica and can be difficult to sight.