We spent our whole day with Allen and he gave us a great tour of the entire island. He picked us up at our hotel at 8AM and we didn't get back until sunset. We really enjoyed his company, and he was very accommodating and friendly. Allen is a very personable and probably one of the nicest people I've met in a long time.
Before we left, my wife and I had done our research on trip advisor and had made a list of all of the places we wanted to see while visiting Grenada. Allen made us a custom tour and took us everywhere we wanted to go and then some more places. One of the things we enjoyed most was how Allen worked very hard to make this a special day for us. He stopped many times to take our picture at scenic locations and he also provided extensive history and fun facts about the island/culture/wildlife. We booked our tour via telephone when we arrived in Grenada, but he also mentioned that he books tours through email as well.
Our first stop was Fort George/down town area, where Allen personally provided a tour of the fort, as opposed to dropping us off at the entrance and letting us pay for a guided tour. He knew so much about the history and had many interesting first hand stories to tell.
He then took us on a very scenic and beautiful drive along the coast to our next destination- the river antoine rum distillery. Again he gave us a tour which was filled with very interesting facts, we walked all throughout the facility. My wife and saw another couple also touring the distillery, however their tour guide was sleeping in the van while they paid for their tour. We were able to taste some rum and purchased a souvenir bottle.
Next Allen took us to lunch at the Belmont Estate. He reserved a table in advance on a beautiful open air outdoor seating area. The buffet food was excellent and we enjoyed getting to know Allen more over lunch. We had an opportunity to buy some really good chocolate in the gift shop, and then walked around the estate.
Next we traveled to the bathway beach, an extra stop on our tour that Allen wanted to show us. This was an interesting spot because we could see multiple nearby islands. We traveled next to the rainforest for a hike to seven sisters waterfall. We packed extra hiking clothes/shoes/swimsuits for this part of the tour, and we were able to easily change privately in the van. The hike was not terribly strenuous, but I would recommend hiking boots due to some slippery locations. When we got to the waterfall Allen took pictures of us swimming in the waterfall. It was a gorgeous hike and Allen knew a lot about the plants along the way.
We also visited several other lakes in the van on the way back to our hotel. Allen offered to stop at local grocery store so we could pick up some necessities on our way back to the hotel. Overall our day with Allen was invaluable because we were able to cover most of the island. We recommend all the places we went to, and a tour with Allen is a great way to start your vacation in Grenada so you can become well acquainted with the island. I typically don't write reviews on websites, but I was inspired to do so because of the fantastic day that my wife and I had. If you book a tour with Allen you won't regret it :)
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