Balthazar River “ain't named Grenada’s GREAT RIVER for nottin’, as we say locally” says Sheree-Ann. Fed from sources located deep in the island’s interior, this river is nestled between the exotic and magnificent tropical rainforest, flora, fauna and history of the Balthazar Estate. Our river tubing guest will experience, “a thrill of a life time!” A 45 minute drive out of the town of St. George’s through either the scenic hilly interior of the Grand Etang Rainforest Reserve, or along the breath taking Atlantic east coastline, takes you on to the Balthazar Estate. First stop, the launch site for the introduction and safety briefing. After the briefing you will be provided with your life vest and a modified river tube before getting into the river. Wet, wild and wonderful from the word go, with everyone in the water, the guides will accompany you on the journey, gently spinning and swirling in the currents of the river, as you take in the exotic scenery of tropical vegetation and wildlife, at the same time. A thrilling ride down the river, stopping only in the pools along the way to catch your breath. Then finally at the last pool, an opportunity for a swim before you enjoy a much deserved Rum Punch or glass of local fruit juice, before returning to your “home away from home”.
This hike starts up in the mountains not too far from the forest center. The hike starts on an old agricultural estate high in the hills and descends into the rain forest. The walking part takes about an hour each way on an often muddy trail. For much of the time you are going down a path cut into one side of a huge valley. You will see lots of bird life and, occasionally, monkeys.
At the bottom of the valley we met the river and climb a short way up to our destination. Here several falls cascade into perfect swimming pools. Fish and crayfish dart around in the river. It is a perfect place for a swim. You will feel wonderfully refreshed and you hair will feel specially soft afterwards.
Discover hidden gems, not mentioned in travel books or Google searches, and learn Grenada’s culinary secrets from a local guide. We believe the most enjoyable way to learn about a new destination is to indulge in its culinary offerings! Savor the town walking tour is a progressive culinary tour designed for the adventurous visitor who seeks to learn about Grenada’s history, culture, while savoring our local cuisine. Your gastronomic journey begins at a real down home local establishment serving food for the soul Grenadian classics. This cultural walking tour will feature a minimum of 8 tastings. Along the way you will learn about some of our historical landmarks. You will receive a spice tutorial, and upon request, a signature recipe will be emailed to you.
This tour is ideal for those foodies coming to port aboard one of the many cruise lines. Kill a few hours and expand your palate. If you are an overnight visitor to Grenada, we highly recommend you take Savor the Spice food tour at the start of your visit. You can then return to these ’tried & tested’ eateries for the remainder of your stay. Banishing the need for time consuming internet searches for the best restaurants in Grenada.
If you really want to go off the beaten path, reserve your spot on our Savor The Country Tour and explore Grenada’s countryside.
You'll go by bus on a 6-hour tour through the country where you’ll visit local estate and gardens and travel through the rain-forest to see where the local spices and fruits come from. You will also learn the techniques used to make Grenada’s National Dish “Oil Down”.
Leave St. George’s Harbour and set sail up the West Coast stopping to snorkel at the Mollinaire Underwater Sculpture Park. We then have lunch on the beach at Dragon Bay then snorkel a second time at Flamingo Bay or head off to an isolated beach for some beach time. Includes freshly squeezed local juices, fruit, water, beers, rum punch, snacks, lunch and desert.
Picture sailing on a sloop whose history dates back to the early 1800’s when these beautiful hand built vessels plied their trade up and down the Caribbean chain from St. Barths to Trinidad trading all manner of goods from rum to cigarettes to spices. The art of boatbuilding has been the lifeblood of our sister islands Carriacou and Petite Martinique for hundreds of years but unfortunately over the last 50 years the mallets could no longer be heard as the industry went into decline due to traders preferring to buy steel cargo boats instead of the hand built sloops.
Cruising up the Eastern coast line we will divert through the mountainous villages of Mama Canna and Munich where we’ll get a good glimpse of true Grenadian country life. We’ll make a quick stop to enjoy the wonders of the Mt. Camel Waterfall and continue north along meandering back roads dotted with many farming villages. As we descend to the coast line again we will drive through the fishing village of Marquis where the best straw goods on the island are made and sold. Our next stop in and around the village of Tivoli will take us back to the darker side of our history. We will visit the centuries old slave pens and if we are lucky we will be serenaded to the sounds of sweet African drumming which our people hung on to through the years. Close by at the Belmont Estate we’ll have a light local lunch and browse through the museum of estate life. Then we cruise the back roads to the River Salle Sulfur Spring. These quaint unblemished sulfur springs are believed to have direct veins to nearby active volcano Kick Em Jenny constantly replenishing the never ending supply of fresh warm sulfur. So step in and feel the magic! Now relaxed, we are ready for a cool ride back to reality.