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Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association

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Ranked #9 of 68 Attractions in Grenada
Type: Historic Sites, Factory Tours, Cultural
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Owner description: Right in the heart of the world's "Spice Capital," the Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association is one of the largest nutmeg production plants in the Caribbean.
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a "must" if you vist Grenada. We visted the Nutmeg Pool in the lovely fishing town of Gouyave The tour was excellent and very informative covering all the stages of the processing of this spice.and had an excellent tour of the nutmeg processing plant. It covered all the different stages from the time the nutmeg arrives until it... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

To be honest..........I think other people have said it all really! A extremely interesting place, and different, something which you would'nt normally have a chance to see in the caribbean, let alone anywhere else!. Regarding Grenada, I have been fortunate to of been to many different islands in the Caribbean, Barbados and Antigua still being my two of my favourites,... More

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Grenada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There’s nothing like the real thing! The nutmeg you buy in shops has invariably lost its strong, fresh aroma. Grenada is famous for its spices, in particular nutmeg, which is exported around the world. The biggest nutmeg receiving and processing station in Grenada is in Gouyave, a bustling fishing village on the west coast; a great day out. The station... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went to the Nutmeg Association whilst doing a tour of Grenada. What a totally fantastic experience it was. We would never have believed how the nutmeg was processed if we hadn't have seen it. The tour guide who took us round gave us a in depth knowledge of the full process. If you get the chance to go and... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We visited the nutmeg proceeding plant in Gouyav, and it turned out to be one of the most interesting, informative and direct tours we participated in in Grenada. The tour is very cheap, and not very long (but you have plenty of time to ask as many questions as you like and take as many photos). The tour lets you... More

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Frank, our guide introduced himself and took us through the process, from taking receipt of the goods from the farmers, through the quality process and onto drying, washing the product, grinding (where applicable) to shelling, bagging and dispatch. There is so much goes into this you take for granted the product we receive as the consumer. I will never look... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have toured the nutmeg facilities in both Gouyave and Grenville. It was interesting to see how the nutmeg is processed. The tour guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Unfortunately, for the Grenville tour there wasn't much nutmeg being processed and not too many nutmegs (we heard that Gouyave had similar inactivity on the same day but there was a lot... More

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Merrickville, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Took in this place as part of the Spice and Waterfalls tour offered during our cruise. The bus ride from St Georges along the coast to Goyave was great, as were the tour guide and driver. Once at the nutmeg cooperative plant it was neat to see all of the manual processing - also interesting to see bags of nutmeg... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

In todays hi tech world, age old hand craft is what you get at this place. Very much labour intensive, its an interesting way to spend 45 mins. Well worth the entrance fee

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Visited the main processing plant (of three) on west coast north of St George's - as part of Island tour. Guided tour very interesting though difficult to follow on occasion. Processes mainly carried out by hand and hence labour intensive - much unemployment so little incentive to mechanise. Friendly and allowed to take photographs despite signs saying you can't. Ask... More

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