- Visit Grand Etang Rainforest
- Visit Balthazar Estate Flower Farm
- Sample Chocolates and Lunch at Belmont Estate
- Sample Rums at a 200-year-old water-powered distillery
Leaving St George’s we head into Grenada’s lush interior up to 1900ft above sea level to the Grand Etang Rainforest. Over 300 acres of the rainforest is protected and managed by the National Parks and Forestry Departments and if you are lucky we may see the Mona Monkey which was brought to Grenada from Africa during the Slave Trade.
Next stop is Balthazar Estate, which has diversified, moving from traditional crops like sugar-cane, cocoa, nutmeg and bananas to the commercial production of cut flowers. Guests will see giant heliconias, musas and gingers and many more tropical plants. Balthazar is probably the largest and only real commercial grower on the island. Guide will explain about Dennis Noel’s development of ‘Nutmed’ spray, and the introduction of nutmeg to the island in 1843.
The group departs travelling via the Eastern seaside town of Grenville, the second largest town in Grenada to have a delicious Lunch – Plantation lunch at Belmont Estate. – You will explore Belmont Estate. The estate produces and purchases organically grown cocoa used in the production of Grenada’s rich dark chocolate, After lunch, there is time to walk around the estate and to learn about its many innovative projects which transform the organically produced cocoa beans into value-added products, including the production of their own brand of Grenada chocolate.
Leaving Belmont we head to River Antoine Water Powered Rum Distillery, which is over 200 years old and see how white rum is produced in the traditional method and then return to St George’s.