Enjoy what the East side of Grenada has to offer on a scenic island drive through the capital – St George’s.
Included in your voyage
Admire the French influences on St George’s.
Savour the picturesque views over quaint seaside villages.
Marvel at Grand Etang which languishes in the crater of an extinct volcano.
Paradise of rushing water and emerald greenery.
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Discover what the East coast of Grenada has to offer on a scenic island drive.
Begin with a drive through the quaint capital of St George’s, perhaps the most appealing city in the entire Caribbean. Founded in the early 18th century by the French, St George’s still possesses something of the character of a French town, particularly in the red-tiled roofs and pastel colours of its traditional architecture. Pass the ruins of Government House through St Paul’s, before travelling to the parish of St David’s, where plantations of cocoa and spices can be seen.
Continue up the eastern side of the island, viewing two seaside villages: the first Marquis, where the locals weave the abundant pandanus grasses into various crafts; and Soubise, one source of the locally built, brightly painted fishing boats which dot the beaches and seas of Grenada. You will drive through Grenville, the commercial centre of the East Coast and the island's second largest city, as you drive inland from Grenville a stop will be made at L'Esterre Estate where a tour will be given around the family estate, gain insight into the working life of cocoa farmers, learning the estate's history, harvesting, fermentation, drying of the cocoa and their regenerative agricultural methods. On completion of your tour, you will ascend the central peaks arriving at the National Park Nature Centre from where Grand Etang lake quiescently lies 530 meters in the crater of an extinct volcano. Here you can enjoy views of the indigenous vegetation and forestry.
From Grand Etang descend through the magnificent hanging carpets of green mountain ferns, through the quaint village of Vendome to Annandale Falls. After a short but steep walk, you arrive at a paradise of rushing water and emerald greenery. Following a short interlude you will proceed by charming villages, before returning to St George’s.
Language: English, Spanish and German
Included: A bottle of water, local beer & soft drinks, rum punch, Grand Etang
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes