This half-day tour has something to offer for everyone! You will get a great feel of Grenada and its people, the lush tropical landscape, the different parishes and residents.
After pick up from your St George's hotel you will begin the drive along the West Coast which offers some of the most spectacular views as you head to the fishing town of Gouyave. You will pass by the modern Nutmeg Processing Station, one of the largest nutmeg processing factories on the island and where most of the island's spices are produced for export. Your first stop on the Spice Tour will be the Dougaldston Estate.Down a rugged road, you will step back in time as this spice estate comes into view. Here you will see the real world of spices. You will visit a building with huge drying trays on rails that can be rolled under the building if it rains. Depending on the time of the year, you may find mace, cocoa, cinnamon, pimento, or cloves out drying. Inside the building, you'll be led to a table where you will be invited to "scratch 'n sniff" the leaves of various spices and guess what they are. Whole spices will be available for purchase. Driving up into the hills, you will visit the Belvedere Plantation, nestled in the cool of the mountains. Here, you can see one of the island's prime exports as the climate is ideal for producing bananas. Continue driving through the lush volcanic mountains to the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, where a photo stop will be taken at Grand Etang Crater Lake. Time will also be taken to see if the group can attract some of the local Mona monkeys, which are unique to Grenada in the Western Hemisphere. You will also make a photo stop at the beautiful cascading Annandale waterfall.