The Great Escape: Grenada’s Richest Heritages unfolded
Grenada’s history involves plantations often with great estates that are hundreds of years old. Many of these historical artifacts have adapted the oppressive history of these estates into entities that highlight and preserve Grenada’s heritage, typically with an immersive experience. These estates produce unique products that cannot be found elsewhere and visiting these marvelous estates helps to support and empower the local Grenadian people that help keep these establishments alive.
Belmont Estate, located within St. Patrick Grenada, is an authentic 17th-century plantation that provides guests with an immersive experience. Visit the organic certified farm and garden, learn about cocoa processing and chocolate production, or dine at the restaurant serving local, creole cuisine. Learn about Grenada’s rich history and traditions while being involved in the welcoming, hospitable, environment.
500-acre Westerhall Estate located in St. David’s is home to award-winning Westerhall Estate Rum. Westerhall Rum is still made the old-fashioned way, maintaining tradition therefore visitors can tour the ruins, waterwheels, and museum as well as taste the fine rum.
Crayfish Bay Organic Estate
Crayfish Bay Estate is a 200-year-old, 15-acre estate in Grenada’s northwest area that has been refurbished into a fully functional commercial organic farm. Crayfish Bay Organic Estate is currently operating as an organic cocoa estate with a small chocolate factory and has a long history reaching back to the 17th century. The estate provides accommodation as well as a tour of the tree-to-bar cocoa processing.
The Tower Estate and Garden
An about 100-year-old beautiful estate in St. Paul’s St. George, with five acres of land planted with fruit, spice, and wood trees, as well as a floral garden. The Tower Estate, known as a plant lover’s dream, offers horticulture and garden tours, as well as historical home tours. The Estate, dubbed the “Downton Abby” of Grenada, serves afternoon teas prepared from components cultivated on the estate.
Booking a tour or dining at these estates is as simple as making a phone call and making a reservation. Visiting these establishments is an excellent way to support locals, particularly through indulging in local activities and products. These are some of the most unique experiences on the island and make for an excellent group activity, whether with family, friends, or fellow St. George’s University students.