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Review of Dougaldston Estate

Ranked #25 of 59 things to do in St. George's
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Owner description: You can buy several spices, including nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves, at Dougaldston, one of the island's oldest and largest nutmeg plantations.
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Once we finally found this old plantation it was fun to see. Sadly at 3 in the afternoon no one was there to show us round but as there was a big funeral in Gouyave that day that could have been the reason. Go on a tour that takes this in rather than independently if you go out of high season.

Thank Jane O
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

A visit to the Dougaldston estate is like trying to find a needle in a haystack no roadside directions but once there the lady who gave us the talk was informative but the place needs a major face lift.

Thank ronjude
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

This place i am sure has seen better days, numerous individuals i've asked told tales of mass spice and crop production in the days of yore; during the banana, nutmeg and cocoa industries, Dougaldston was said to be one of the largest international suppliers. I would recommend taking a wander's tour, walk around the entire place (or as much as you can handle), there is much to find including an old liquor loft (the estate produced it's own rum once upon a time) and an old Great House perched at the top of the hill with an amazing view might i add.

The rustic front is but a small glimpse of the estate. since it's actual size is over 600 acres of land ... Yup! i was a bit taken aback to hear that the owners had bought over 1000 acres and sold/gave away some, but still had so much land left in Grenada. None the less it would be great if the management received aid maybe form the government or interested parties to redevelop the place. The staff are friendly, and the actually "tourist tour" is informative however, nothing you won't find somewhere else, but if you are intrigued by history or maybe have a grand idea and the money to match, this place is worth a visit.

2  Thank Anna D
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

The plantation was devastated by the hurricanes a few years back and never recovered. Its a shadow of its past, but the staff provide a very good demonstration of many of the products grown and harvested, explanations of life and activity. Not a place to stop for a long stop, but worth a stop if you are in the area.

Thank c b
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

If you want a slick tourist experience this place isn't for you as the collection of ramshackled and derelict buildings are a rusting, crumbling reminder of what used to be. However as a piece of industrial history it's quite fascinating. The staff are friendly and well informe and a number of slices can be purchased quite expensively. It is however NOT easy to find so my directions are, traveling north to drive along the main coastbroad into Gouyave and look out for a turning on the right (obviously!) just before a wide bridge and with a playing field on the other side. Having turned into this road it bears right after maybe 50m ay which point you should go straight on. You will then see a gate on your left, this is the entrance . It looks derelict (which laregly it is) but continue round along the track and you will find the entrance around the back out of sight.

3  Thank mikebcornish
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