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“Great visit along a tour”
Review of Belmont Estate

Belmont Estate
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Belmont Estate Heritage Tour
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Belmont
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

We visited the place as a part of our island tour, and had a great buffet lunch there. After the lunch we were taken to see the processing of the cacao beans and to shop some local chocolade on a small shop. We also went to see the small zoo. By the zoo we also saw a wild mammal - a mungo was trying to get some of the tortoise´s or bird´s food! :) Nice visit, great place!

Thank MarikaR73
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Having read good reviews of this place, we were disappointed with it. Our impression was that it has been set up as a “destination” for tours off the cruise ships but that there’s not really much there and they’re not interested in private visitors (or, at least, not if there are group tours about).

Having parked our car we were greeted at the entrance. Since it was about lunch time we said we’d like to get something to eat and were directed to the restaurant which is very large, open sided and quite formal. Only after we had been seated and had ordered drinks (fruit juice – the place doesn’t have a licence) were we informed that there was no choice of menu; we would be getting the standard 3 course meal laid on for the coach parties, several of which were seated at large tables on the other side of the room. This comprised soup, a buffet (the usual rice and a choice of casserole type dishes) and a dessert. The food was OK but expensive (I bet the tour operators don’t pay as much per head as we were charged). Our main objection was that actually we’d really only wanted a small lunch and felt we’d been bulldozed into eating and paying for something we wouldn’t have chosen if given the chance.

Returning to the main building, we tried to find the guide we had been promised, but it was perfectly obvious that all the staff were busy fussing round the tour parties and weren’t going to bother with us. We, therefore, watched the film that explains the process of chocolate making from tree to bar, wandered around a bit and were able to see the various bits of machinery that had featured in the film and bought some chocolate from an extremely grumpy and non-communicative girl. A guide wasn’t necessary anyway once one had seen the film. We were disappointed that there was absolutely no information about the history of the place – who owned it, how it was run, the lives of slaves etc. This would have been more interesting to us than a lesson on chocolate making. Overall, the place was OK and perhaps worth dropping into if you’re in the area, but we wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to visit it.

1  Thank jandj45
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

This our favorite place to take newcomers. The food offers a large variety of dishes, including a soup appetizer and dessert. The fresh plantation grown food combined with many fresh spices is very tasty. The setting is amazing.

Thank grenadahasher
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had a great visit to Belmont. We got there around 10am and it was pretty quiet which was lovely, the guide was very informative and delivered the info in a way which was genuinely enjoyable. We thought it would be a quick visit but were there almost two hours, there is plenty to see and do and it has such a lovely vibe. We enjoyed following the cocoa journey from tiny flower to excellent chocolate! There is a lovely little shop selling locally made products at fair prices too.

1  Thank Mmmm_foodie
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

We had a very enjoyable tour ( not long, about 20mins) telling of the harvesting and drying of the beans and saw the cocoa growing on the plantation, followed by a tasting, the hot chocolate was yummy!! There are some nice walks around the estate and 2 small shops, including a chocolate shop!
We then had a fab, and reasonably priced, buffet lunch in the high up open sided restaurant looking over the wonderful views. The cuisine was all local and fresh; but it is worth going there if for nothing else tan the chocolate cake dessert... it's the best I've ever tasted and I've tasted a few in my time!

Thank pgc150
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