Saint Georges, Grenada
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Approximately 3¾ Hours
Meals not included
Travel through St George's, Grenada's capital city. You'll probably find that 'city' is a slight misnomer for this quaint town with its red-tiled roofs and aromatic spice markets.
Visit the Laura Herb & Spice Garden -- 6.5 acres of trees, plants, and green grassy fields. Treat your taste buds to a range of herbs and spices -- cocoa, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric and tonka beans in their natural state. The gift shop sells small packets to take home.
Your next stop will be at Grand Etang, located in the central part of the island. This cobalt-blue lake lies in the crater of an extinct volcano, a breathtaking 1,900 feet above sea level. Enjoy a refreshing drink at the Visitor Center.
The descent brings you past magnificent hanging carpets of green mountain fern and through the quaint village of Vendome to Annandale. Disembark the coach for a short but walk to a green paradise of rushing water and hanging ferns. You'll see some of Grenada's 450 species of flowering and medicinal plants here.
Continue through Snug Corner, Beaulieu, and Tempe villages, and up Marrast Hill 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 large underground cisterns that held water for Her Majesty's troops are still in use today.
Return to the St George's pier via Lowther's Lane.