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“fertile is an understatement”
Review of Mesopotamia Valley

Ranked #14 of 53 things to do in St. Vincent
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Owner description: Buried in between two mountains, this valley offers tough hiking.
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Lucelle and I travelled to Grieggs and then up the road until it ends. On one side is lush fields, on the other is forest. The road a one lane path was actually cut to be two lanes and vegetation has overgrown half. The road becomes impassable at that point but a track leads to South Rivers, further up the coast. There are many roads the British cut that have fallen into disuse. Mespo was obviously very fertile. They get rain but no wind on old volcanic soils. Both Lucelle and I marvelled on how healthy all the crops were. I took pictures. There were two guides recommended to me to get to South River, Maya is the only name I remember. I will be looking for him next year. They say you could plant a nail in Mespo and harvest a wrench. You don't see it from the highway. You have to travel to places like Grieggs to really appreciate just how fertile Mespo is.

3  Thank Ian C
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

You will appreciate the natural and breathtaking views of the valley. The "bread basket" offers a variety of crops in their natural state...nutmeg, breadfruit, guava, bananas, plantains, cocoa (to name of few). Ventured into the valley and had the opportunity to drink the river water, one word to describe.......pure.

4  Thank SCNR
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

The panoramic view offered by the Mesopotamia Valley is probably unsurpassed in the Caribbean. The richly fertile valley, often referred to as the ‘bread basket’ of St. Vincent, is thickly planted with bananas, nutmeg, cocoa, coconut, breadfruit and many root crops. Mountain ridges rise all around Grand Bonhomme dominating at 3,193 feet. Rivers and streams come together at Mesopotamia to tumble down to the sea over the rocks of the Yambou Gorge.

If you arrange your drive to see the "Mespo" area (as locals call it) on your way to Montreal Garden Estate, you can have a nice filled up day with a stop at the Belmont Lookout as well as the Arawak Rock Carvings.
So leaving from Kingstown, you drive towards Argyle Beach, stop first at the Arawak Rock Carvings, then head northwest to Mesopotamia Valley and the Belmont Lookout, then northwest to Montreal Estate Gardens. Nearby, you also have the Vermont Nature Trail that you can walk in about 2 hours.

3  Thank Christine A
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

The breadbowl of St Vincent - long vistas and lovely views

2  Thank bethbs
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

The drive along this route takes one back in time. Few houses dot the hillsides as one observes the tropical rainforest as up close and personal as one can without actually doing the bushwacking.

2  Thank happytravlers2
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