GRENADA is an island steeped in history, with both British and French influences.
What are the best things to do there?
Diamond Chocolate (www.jouvaychocolate.com) is open to visitors for free tours that include a tasting. The farmer-owned factory occupies a former rum distillery built by French monks in the eighteenth century.
Make sure to stock up in the gift shop at the end of the tour, as not only does the bright packaging mean these make excellent gifts, but it is some of the most delicious chocolate you will ever taste, so you will want plenty in your pantry once you return home.
Lunch on an Estate
Belmont Estate (www.belmontestate.net) is an agritourism attraction located about one hour’s drive from St George’s.
Lunch is served daily in the restaurant which is open to the cooling breeze; first course and dessert are brought to the table whilst the main course is buffet-style serving dishes made with local spices and fresh ingredients from Belmont and surrounds.
Pop into the recently-opened chocolate factory – Belmont Estate is one of Grenada’s five tree-to-bar producers and makes four different bars – as the final stage of the cocoa journey: see cocoa on the trees and follow it through fermentation, drying, ‘walking’ the cocoa… and tasting.
Belmont also makes goats cheese, and you can see the goats as you walk about.