Grenada prides itself on its spices, which are ideal souvenirs. They are cheaper in the supermarket than on the street or in the market. They can be seen in preparation on tours to the Nutmeg Processing Station, or visit Laura’s Spice & Herb Garden near Perdmontemps to see them growing.
Arawak Islands Ltd make a range of spices, sauces, herbal teas, candied nutmeg pods, perfumes, soap, bath goodies and massage oils, scented candles and incense sticks; factory and retail outlet on the Upper Belmont Road between Grand Anse and St George’s, T4404577, open Mon-Fri 0830-1630, mail order also available, PO Box 432, T/F4443577, De la Grenade Industries make nutmeg jams, jellies, syrups, sauces and drinks, available in supermarkets and groceries, PO Box 788, St George’s, T4403241, F4407626, www.delagrenade.com
The Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association purchases nutmeg from its membership of 7,000 farmers and markets it worldwide. It sells nutmeg oil in 15 ml and 30 ml bottles, PO Box 160, St George’s, T4402117, F4406602, gcna...@caribsurf.com The Yellow Poui Art Gallery sells Grenadian paintings and is worth a visit, above Gifts Remembered souvenir shop on Cross Street. Spice Island Perfumes on the Carenage sells perfumes and pots pourris made from the island’s spices, as well as batiks, T-shirts, etc. Grenada Craft Centre on Lagoon Road, next to the Tropicana Inn houses Grenadian craftspersons selling jewellery, pottery, batik, wood, basketry and T-shirts. Art in Grenada, gallery, on second floor Grand Anse Shopping Complex. Batik Art Factory on Young Street, see batik being made by deaf and handicapped women, sign language greatly appreciated if you know how. White Cane Industries on the Carenage adjacent to the Ministry of Health, featuring a wide variety of arts and crafts made by skillful blind Grenadians. You can purchase straw and palm wares, and items in wood. There is duty-free shopping at the airport and on the Carenage for cruise ships.
St George’s Bookshop is on Halifax Street; The Sea Change Book and Gift Shop is on the Carenage, beneath the Nutmeg bar, it has USA Today when cruise ships come in. Good supermarkets include Foodland, on Lagoon with dinghy dock; Food Fair in St George’s with dinghy tie up; Food Fair in Grand Anse; Matheson’s Supermarket, open daily from 0800, will deliver to yachts.