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Once a 19th century sugar and rum plantation, the Rhodes Hall Plantation has become the type of destination near Negril where you can indulge in a bit more than the usual sunshine and beach umbrellas. On site, you'll have access to a quiet beach, horseback riding, tours of the local Arawak caves, mangrove forests, and local reefs, which you can get to by glass-bottomed boat. Unless you hire a tour operator, you'll not find these activities together in one place anywhere else in Jamaica.
The best part for us, and what makes it a cultural attraction, is the well-preserved artifacts of the plantation's history that you'll find on the grounds (like the cauldrons where sugar cane was broken down). Day passes for non-guests go for $15 USD a day. Despite being the realm of resort enthusiasts, Rhodes Hall is worth the bucks if you're looking to take a step back into Jamaican history. Otherwise, for a sense of modern culture, find a beach in nearby Orange Bay or Bloody Bay and grab some fresh seafood or jerk chicken.