Saint Georges, Grenada
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Approximately 7 Hours
Depart from St George's and journey to Fort Frederick, 800 feet above sea level. This vantage point offers a panoramic view of the horseshoe-shaped harbor, Fort George, the picturesque city and Richmond Hill Prisons. The construction of Fort Frederick was started by the French in 1779 and finished by the English in 1783. It is believed that the chain of forts -- Fort Matthew, Fort Lucas, Fort Adolphus and Fort Frederick -- is interconnected by a network of underground tunnels. Certainly, the large underground cisterns that held water for Her Majesty's troops are still in use today.
Continue uphill -- passing through the villages of Tempe, Beaulieu and Snug Corner on the way to Grand Etang. You'll encounter magnificent hanging carpets of green mountain ferns in the central part of the island. Grand Etang is a cobalt blue crater lake situated at a breathtaking 1,900 feet above sea level in an extinct volcano. Enjoy a refreshing drink at the Visitor Center.
At River Antoine Estate, you will view the oldest functioning water wheel in the western hemisphere and experience the age-old rum-making process. Make sure you sample some of the finished product at the end of the guided factory tour.
Next up is a true Grenadian moment -- relaxing and dining at Belmont Estate. This is one of the oldest functioning plantations in Grenada, dating back to the 1700s. After lunch, you can explore the estate with a tour of the cocoa fermentary and the museum.
Pass through the towns of Sauteurs, Victoria, Chantimele and Union. At Gouyave, the island's largest fishing village, you'll discover the town that never sleeps. Visit the Dougaldston Spice Estate -- a historical monument and a tribute to Grenada's past.
Grand Roy, Marigot and Concord line the way to Brizan and Beauséjour Bays, where the United States frogmen came ashore during the military intervention in 1983. You'll also drive through Happy Hill and Grand Mal before reaching the port.