Grenada Things to Do

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    Gouyave Nutmeg Station

    by cjg1 Updated Dec 11, 2013

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    During our visit to Grenada we enjoyed a local tour; one of the stops being here at Gouyave Nutmeg Station. The island of Grenada is know for its nutmeg and is the largest producer of nutmeg in the world along with Indonesia. This is one of the largest receiving stations in Grenada for nutmeg. Here it was explained how nutmeg is harvested, dried and used as a cooking spice as well as its medcinal purposes. Here they also showed how cinnamon and Cacao is harvested on the island. In recent years the Cacao industry on the island has boomed due to the Grenada Chocolate Factory gaining worldwide attention(we have even seen their Cholate Bars in our Local Whole Foods store)..

    During our stop here we were able to buy some of the local spices; nutmeg and cinnamon. The smell was amazing; so much better than what we buy locally at home.

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    Concord Waterfall

    by cjg1 Updated Nov 26, 2013

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    Beautiful Waterfall (November 2013)
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    The Concord Waterfall was a highlight of our local tour. We arrived in the late morning and walked down a steep flight of stairs down to the bottom of the waterfall. From this vantage point we could see the beautiful waterfall in full view. The water was very crisp and cold; way too cold for a swim so my wife and I just waded into the water up to our knees. There was even a young guy who would dive from the top of the water fall for tips; which was amazing and a bit scary to watch.

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    Gouyave Nutmeg Factory

    by cjg1 Updated Nov 22, 2013

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    After visiting the station where spices are collected we were off to tour the local factory to see how nutmeg is processed. We took a twenty minute tour through the factory that showed the procesess of storage, cracking , sorting, testing and grading the nutmeg. Alot of hard work goes into creating the finished products we so enjoy. I was amazed at the physical labor involved and the not so great working conditions that the staff endure to make the finished product.

    At the end of the tour there was a shop selling a variety of nutmeg products. My wife was happy to find that they carried Nutmeg Syrup which she was eager to try. A large glass bottle was $9 US which was a very good price for the amount of syrup. Upon arriving home we couldn't wait to taste it and it was delicious..better than maple syrup in my opinion.

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    Grenada Discovery Train, coming soon!

    by Gerrit6698 Written Sep 4, 2010

    A unique and charming new attraction is coming to Grenada! Beginning December 2010, Grenada Discovery Train will start to operate a charming and unique trackless tourist train in the center of St. Georges.
    This will be the first and only sight seeing train in Grenada.
    The train will perform several trips during the day on daily basis in the town of St. George. It will be passing through parts that are off the beaten track and therefore bring tourists and local merchants in these parts closer together.
    At the same time passengers on the train will get background information on St. George, its history, people, culture and general "couleur locale", whilst enjoying the town, busy street life, architecture and fabulous vistas.
    Look out for this unique and trully charming new attraction that will be an added value to the advantages that St. George already has to offer.
    DON'T MISS THE TRAIN

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  • Grenada Seafaris Eco Powerboat tour

    by sam900 Written Dec 26, 2007

    HI Guys,
    We are in Grenada right now and today took a ride on a powerboat who took us for a tour up the west coast, it was really fun and we had not seen anything about this trip as its really new and has only been running for a few weeks, sounds like they do a few different trips but we did the 1 hour tour, its a must do, we are all still buzzing about it, very cool boat and loads of really interesting information.

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    Rum Making 1- Grind the Sugar Cane

    by TuanRonski Updated Feb 7, 2005
    Grinding the Rum

    The first step in the Rum making process is to get the cane to the distillery so it can be ground up by the water wheel. I'll let the guides describe the actual process, then fill in with my Pics in my Rum Travelogue.
    The tour costs EC$5 per person, and is well worth it.

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    Boil the Sugar Cane Juice

    by TuanRonski Updated Feb 7, 2005
    Purifying the Sugar Cane Juice

    There are several steps involved in making the Rum syrup. The juice must be moved from vat to vat after being boiled and cooled.

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    Only Then Can The Rum Be Distilled

    by TuanRonski Written Feb 7, 2005
    Finally- High Powered Rum!

    You can see that there are many steps prior to the actual distillation, then several stages to the distillation process itself.

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