The winter birds are arriving for their annual holiday in the Blue Mountains. Traditionally, this is a busy time for us at Lime Tree Farm with keen birders from all over the world visiting. As a tropical island, Jamaica is a bird haven all year round. Over the course of a year and counting the wide range of migrant species, more than 300 bird species may be seen in Jamaica. Of them, more than 125 breed on the island, and 28 are found nowhere else in the world. We offer competitive birding packages individually tailored to suit any itinerary.
One drink you must try when you’re at Lime Tree Farm is the delicious trendy new drink ‘Cascara’ or coffee cherry tea (not to be confused with ‘ cascara segrada’.) The Blue Mountain coffee skin is removed washed and sun dried and then served as a hot or cold tea, with honey, ginger, cinnamon or nutmeg. A sweet refreshing drink with very little caffeine!
Lime Tree Farm will shortly have a brand new website for the 2018/19 tourist season. We are making a number of changes to the property also.
Two new areas will be available to guests, Breezy Hollow (designed by my wife Tifony) and the yet to be named (by a guest?) large patio area below ‘Nyaam Inna ya’.
We are also introducing new options for budget travellers to Jamaica. As they say – watch this space.
Finally finished the fireplace! One old cement mixer drum, 64 separate metal plates, 1020 rivets – and a very sore hand! After a day bird watching or hiking in the Blue Mountains enjoy a cup of Blue Mountain coffee in front of the fire on those ‘cooler’ evenings.
Started freshening the rooms with new paint jobs. Each year all cottages are given a make over. This year we opted for slightly more vibrant colours for the interiors.
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 is mentioned in a new publication – hoping we won’t be such a secret for too much longer!
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
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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.
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
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