For many years, Grenada has been known…
Alive and authentic, Belmont Estate is the ultimate Caribbean agro-tourism adventure. This restored estate produces organic cocoa, operates an organic goat dairy, and has its own museum, gardens, restaurant and catering services.
Grand Etang Lake
Considered the crown of Grenada, this mysterious crater lake sits silently in the Grand Etang Forest Reserve 1,742 feet/ 531 metres above sea level and is a fitting rest stop for hikers and other visitors to the Grand Etang National Park.
Fort George, the oldest structure in the country was completed in1705. There are old tunnels and narrow stair cases and the ramparts evoke a feeling of the past. It provides a stunning view of the capital, the Carenage and the harbour, which is Ideal for photography.
River Antoine Rum Distillery
No other distillery in the entire Caribbean has been in operation as long as River Antoine, and very few have so carefully maintained traditional methods of rum preparation. Visitors can watch as rum is made in much the same manner that it was in the 18th century, when it fired the throats of the real buccaneers.
Media Launch of the 2012 Carriacou Maroon & String Band Festival
February 21, 2012
The Grenada Board of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministry of Carriacou & Petite Martinique Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, and the Grenada Cultural Foundation, is pleased to announce that the launch event for this year’s Carriacou Maroon & String Band Festival will be held on Friday, February 24, at 1.30 p.m. in Hillsborough.
Senator the Hon. Arley Gill – Minister for Culture, and Senator the Hon. George Prime – Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, will both be in attendance to address the audience. In addition, participants will include members of the Festival Authority, other representatives from the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture. Leaders of the various String Band groups in Carriacou and media representatives, including the Government Information Service, are also scheduled to attend. So too are some of the sponsors from both Grenada and Carriacou.
For 2012, this major brand event will take place from Friday April 27 to Sunday April 29. It will again feature the traditional smoke food, Big Drum Nation Dance and other cultural art forms. An exciting mix of musical String Band groups from Suriname, Guadeloupe, Bequia, St. Martin and St. Lucia has also been selected.
This Festival, which is the first of its kind in the region, debuted in 2010. It is expected to ultimately become a strong and vibrant tourist attraction that uses cultural entertainment and educational products to highlight and celebrate the culture and heritage of the people of Carriacou and neighbouring islands.
For more information – Contact:
Public Relations Officer
Grenada Board of Tourism
P.O. Box 293
Ph: 1 (473) 440 2279/2001
Fax: 1 (473) 440 6637