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Things To See in Grenada

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There is so much to see in Grenada…. historic forts, lakes, waterfalls, spice plantations – some of which are still in operation today, spice gardens, flower gardens (Grenada won its 7th gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in London in 2009), rum distilleries (with generous samples), plantation houses, Amerindian petroglyphs, etc.

Note: Some of the locations listed below may be closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Please check beforehand.

  • Belmont Estate is located in St. Patrick, just an hour’s drive from the island’s capital, St. George. Belmont Estate is a unique and authentic 17th century plantation that offers visitors the opportunity to participate in and observe the operation of a fully functional historic plantation. Belmont Estate has entered into a strategic alliance with the Grenada Chocolate Company to produce the finest organic dark chocolate in the world. The Grenada Chocolate Company and Belmont Estate are members of the Grenada Organic Cocoa Farmers Co-operative Society Ltd, which grows organic cocoa to produce the product. The co-operative is made up of a dozen farmers who have received organic certification from Ceres, a German certification company. The property’s gourmet restaurant is usually closed on weekends, but reservations are recommended on other days.
  • Grand Etang Nature Reserve is located in St Andrew Parish and is famous for its crater lake.
  • Mount Qua Qua is a mountain located in the Grand Etang nature reserve.
  • Mount St Catherine is Grenada’s highest mountain at 840m.
  • Concord Falls are three waterfalls located in Concord, St. John.
  • Annandale Falls in the St George District.
  • Mt Carmel Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Grenada.
  • Seven Sister Waterfalls is a group of 7 waterfalls near the Grand Etang Nature Reserve in St Andrew.
  • Honeymoon Waterfall is isolated in the rainforest, near Seven Sisters Falls.
  • The River Antoine Rum Distillery is the oldest rum factory in the Western Hemisphere and still uses a water wheel.
  • Clark’s Court Distillery, located in the St. George district, is famous for its wide variety of rum products.
  • Westerhall Rum Distillery Westerhall Estate in St David’s. Visit the museum. Tour the ruins and sample the award-winning rums.
  • Dougaldston Estate is the oldest spice plantation in Grenada, near Gouyave, in the parish of St. John.
  • The Gouyave nutmeg factory is a “must see” on Grenada, the “Island of Spices”.
  • Carib’s Leap: a historic site in the north of the island where the last Carib Indians jumped off a high cliff.
  • Grand Anse Beach: Grenada’s most famous beach and tourist area.
  • Morne Rouge Bay is one of Grenada’s most beautiful beaches, secluded and close to the Grand Anse area.
  • Levera Beach: beautiful, secluded beach north of Grenada with views of the Grenadines.
  • Bathway Beach: a famous black sand beach in the north of Grenada with a natural pool.
  • Black Bay Beach: secluded black beach on the west coast of Grenada (near Concord Waterfalls).
  • Fort George above the main town of St George’s with a beautiful view of the town and the Carenage.
  • Fort Frederick, situated above the sea, offers an exceptional view of St George, Grand Anse, Grand Etang and the southern part of the island.
  • Caribbean market with a newly renovated spice hall in St George’s – ideal for spices and fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Bay Gardens: a tropical garden with a rainforest feel – located in the St. Paul’s district of St. George.
  • “The Faculty of Medicine at St George’s University opened in 1976 and now offers a variety of graduate programmes. The True Blue campus offers stunning panoramic views of the South Island and is ideal for watching the sunset.

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