Grenada Island Drive
Enjoy the east side of Grenada on a scenic island drive through the capital, St. George’s.
Included in your voyage
Admire the French influences on St. George’s.
Take in picturesque views over quaint seaside villages.
Marvel at Grand Etang, which languishes in the crater of an extinct volcano.
It’s a paradise of rushing water and emerald greenery.
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Discover Grenada’s east coast on a scenic island drive.
Begin with a drive through the quaint capital of St. George’s, perhaps the most appealing city in the entire Caribbean. Founded in the early 18th century by the French, St. George’s still holds the character of a French town, particularly in the red-tiled roofs and pastel colors of its traditional architecture. Pass the ruins of Government House at St. Paul’s, before heading to the parish of St. David’s, amid cocoa and spice plantations.
Continue up the island’s eastern side to see two seaside villages. The first is Marquis, where locals weave the abundant pandanus grasses into handicrafts. The second is Soubise, one source of the locally built, brightly painted fishing boats that dot Grenada’s beaches and coast. You will pass through Grenville, the commercial center of the east coast and the island’s second-largest city. As you drive inland from Grenville, we will make a stop at the family estate of L'Esterre. Gain insight into the working life of cocoa farmers through learning about the estate’s history, harvesting, fermentation, drying of the cocoa and their regenerative agricultural methods. After the tour, we ascend the central peaks, arriving at the National Park Nature Center. From here, Grand Etang lake lies a third of a mile away in the crater of an extinct volcano. Here, you can enjoy views of the native vegetation and forest.
From Grand Etang, we descend through the magnificent hanging carpets of green mountain ferns, through the quaint village of Vendome to Annandale Falls. After a short but steep walk, you arrive at a paradise of rushing water and emerald greenery. Following a short interlude, you will continue past several charming villages before returning to St. George’s.
Language: English, Spanish and German
Included: A bottle of water, local beer and soft drinks, rum punch, Grand Etang
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes