Fodor's Expert Review Belmont Estate
If you're visiting the northern reaches of Grenada, plan to stop at Belmont Estate, a 400-year-old working nutmeg and cocoa plantation. A waiter will offer some refreshing local juice and a choice of callaloo or pumpkin soup; then head to the buffet and help yourself to salad, rice, stewed chicken, beef curry, stewed fish, local vegetables, and more. Dessert may be homemade ice cream, ginger cake, or another delicious confection. The breezy open-air dining room overlooks enormous trays of nutmeg, cocoa, and mace drying in the sunshine. After lunch, feel free to take a tour ($6) of the museum, tree-to-bar chocolate factory, sugarcane garden, and old cemetery. Farm animals (and a couple of monkeys) roam the property, and there's often folk music and dancing on the lawn.
No alcohol is served here.
Belmont, St. Patrick Grenada
- Extensive buffet featuring Grenadian cuisine
- Scenic, tranquil surroundings
- Goat dairy, petting farm, and craft market