International tour operators visit Green Castle throughout Pandemic…

Despite a challenging global climate due to Covid over the last couple of years, Green Castle has remained open throughout and has been welcoming and keeping visitors safe from around the world.

During the recent peak season in Jamaica (November 2021 to March 2022), we are delighted to have hosted successful birding tours with leading international birding tour operators from the USA and the UK as well as three of our own Greencastle Birding tours. During these tours, and in most cases, all 28 endemics have been sighted. Don’t just take our word for it though, you can check out some of the amazing reviews we’ve had on Trip Advisor below or visit Trip Advisor and see for yourself (search Green Castle Estate)


Additionally, you can check out the birds that have been sighted for yourself on eBird (Green Castle Estate, Jamaica)

With leading international tour operators and renowned birding enthusiasts visiting Green Castle year after year, it’s not hard to see why with pictures taken like this one below of a Jamaican Vervain-Hummingbird by Paul Sullivan earlier this year on a birding tour…

Here’s a recap of some of the great reasons to visit Green Castle in 2022 / 2023…

✔ Leading international birding tour operators visit us year after year.

✔ Many international direct flights from North America, the UK and Europe.

✔ We also run our own hugely popular birding tours, with most of them selling out. *We have places available for our 5- & 7-night tours in November 2022; January, February, April and November 2023 (see website for details)

✔ Social distancing is no problem in our beautiful 1,600-acre private rainforest.

✔ All staff and drivers are vaccinated.

✔ On-site Antigen testing for guests with same-day results. PCR tests can be done close by.

✔ Full compliance with the Jamaican government’s Covid-19 protocols.

✔ World record birding! We have played a part in several birding world records (see our blogs).

✔ The numbers – most groups regularly see all 28 Jamaican endemics when combined with two mountain trips. Over 100 species of bird regularly seen with 171 species being the record.

✔ All rooms are en-suite and at ground floor level making social distancing easy.

✔ Plenty of amazing things to see in Jamaica and fun activities for non-birding partners/friends, many within a short drive – including visits to Goldeneye (historic home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) and Firefly (home of playwright, Sir Noel Coward).

For the latest entry information for Jamaica, please click here.  Our compliance can be seen when searching under Guesthouses and the Name Taino Hills Estate (Green Castle, St Marys).

For more information, tour dates, pricing, itineraries, please visit the birding tours page on our website. Or contact us on