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Top 8 agritourism destinations in the world

By: Josh Lew on Nov. 8, 2012, 6:09 p.m.
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Grenada is growing as a tourist destination, but it is also a haven for agriculture. From cocoa plantations to spice farms, this small island nation boasts a wealth of agritourism attractions. Nutmeg, mace, cloves, cinnamon and turmeric are grown in higher quantities here than in almost anywhere else in the world (and certainly more than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere). One of the Caribbean's best agritourism resorts, the Belmont Estates, is located on Grenada. This three-century-old estate has a thriving nutmeg and cocoa business. Belmont features an organic farm and a restaurant that serves traditional Grenadian food made with ingredients grown on-site. Any tourist who appreciates flavor and spice and who wants to see exotic edibles at their source should definitely consider Grenada a top choice for a Caribbean-based farm experience.