Grenada is known as The Spice Island. The primary crop is nutmeg. Prior to Hurricane Ivan in 2004, Grenada was the world’s second largest producer. Other major spice exports include cinnamon, cloves, turmeric and ginger. A fun way to immerse yourself in this island legacy is by visiting Belmont Estate. The 400 acre spice plantation is over 300 years old. A tour includes seeing how spices are processed. Equally enjoyable are their exquisite gardens and farm animals. Aficionados of candy will be thrilled to tour the Grenada Chocolate Company. You will learn how the beans of local cocoa plants are deliciously transformed into chocolate bars. Of course, sampling the candy is mandatory.