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We visited the factory as part of an all island tour. The island is still recovering from Hurricane Ivan, which destroyed over 90% of all nutmeg trees. The detail involved in processing the nutmegs is fascinating!
If you are keen on history, or just curious how spices are processed - have a go. You will entyer only with a guided toor, which is ok because you will learn quite a bit from your guide. A first hand experience, you will see...More
If you’re taking public transportation from St. George’s to this place in Guoyave, it’s EC $4.50 per person and takes about 40 minutes. Because of all the hills, bad roads and speeding, the drive was very bumpy and uncomfortable.
The entrance fee was EC $2.70...More
As you enter the nutmeg plant you step back in time. No conveyor belts, no machines, just the nimble fingered ladies who sort and grade the nutmeg.
A small shop sells the whole nutmeg and related products.
A fascinating tour which made me appreciate the...More
We stopped here as a group, part of our Tutti-Frutti day long tour. It's the smells that attract you first, then watching the people/women mostly, hard at work sorting/separating the nutmeg/mace, all done by hand. Spices and cocoa are for sale in the gift shop.
Why is that jar of nutmeg in your grocery store so expensive?
The answer lies in a small warehouse on Gouyave's main street. At this, one of the "Island of Spice" nutmeg processing stations, the work is still done by hand as it has been...More
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They are open from early morning to about 5 pm. If they are open they will arrange a tour for a group of individuals. They are closed on Sundays. Go into the gift shop and let the clerk know that you are interested in a... More
They are open from early morning to about 5 pm. If they are open they will arrange a tour for a group of individuals. They are closed on Sundays. Go into the gift shop and let the clerk know that you are interested in a tour and they will arrange the details with you.