Mister K and myself visited Grenada twice. It is a special place to us as we got engaged there years ago.
Grenada – one of the smallest Caribbean Island situated down south nearby Tobago is quiet and still genuine and pure. As we are not fans of commercialized destinations Grenada seemed like a paradise to us with breath taking landscape and barely any tourists around. We were staying in the private home in Sauteurs, north of the island surrounded by avocado, orange, mango and pineapple trees. Truly turquoise water and golden sand beaches were just meters away to enjoy.
We have tried to live a local life for two weeks and fit in with the community hence we’ve been commuting by bus which was a lot of fun. One day we decided to visit Belmont Estate – home of local chocolate, cocoa powder and spices. We were told in details about the history of this 17th century plantation, process of making chocolate from the very early stages starting from cocoa beans fermentation through to drying them in the sun.
Along with the cocoa factory the estate is also well known for the goats cheese and spices production. There is a farm with very many animals such as donkeys, goats, tortoise and monkeys and also a spacious restaurant serving very delicious organic food. There is no alcohol though. It is one of the finest tourism attraction in Grenada where you can experience beauty of the nature and exceptional hospitality of the people.
Make sure you don’t miss the visit into the little store where you can stock up on chocolate bars and organic cocoa powder.
We loved it so much we decided to come back the year later, the fact which says it all.