In addition to being known as the ‘Spice of the Caribbean’, Pure Grenada can now add ‘Chocolate Island’ of the world to its name. We now have four local companies producing exquisite organic chocolate and tailored “bean to bar” tours. To showcase our island’s rich chocolate offerings and deep cocoa farming roots, the annual Grenada Chocolate Festival, an event dedicated to all things sweet, savory and satisfying about chocolate, takes centre stage. It’s the perfect time for visitors and locals to create and indulge in unique experiences with our pure, delicious organic chocolate.
Discover the old fashioned and ethical way to grow organic cocoa and thrill your taste buds on a journey of authentic chocolate discovery. Festival activities include: tours of local cocoa farms for the chance to “dance the cocoa,” or be a farmer-for-a-day, learning chocolate tempering, moulding and truffle making as well as hands-on lessons from Grenadian artisans on how hand-made, small batch, ethically produced, “tree-to-bar chocolate is made.
Celebrating its seventh year in 2020, the festival is the perfect opportunity for dark-chocolate lovers to have a “sweet” time in the Spice of the Caribbean. Visit grenadachocolatefest.com and follow Grenada Chocolate Festival for the latest information on 2020 festival dates and an event schedule.
Carriacou is the largest sister isle of Pure Grenada and its Carnival festival is one of the most authentic in the world. The easy charm of Carriacou, mixes with its deep cultural traditions to create this unique event. Speaking of unique, you cannot speak about ‘Kayak Mas’ as it is affectionately called without mentioning Shakespeare Mas. Found only in Carriacou, colorfully dressed masqueraders challenge each other with their best renditions of Shakespeare’s most noted lines. A fumble or forgetting of lines means you will fall to the playful tap of your opponent’s stick. Truly a spectacle to watch. And Carriacou truly has it all, the Jab Jab covered in old oil, painted masqueraders, the bright lights of Monday Night Mas and the color and splendor of Fancy Mas on Carnival Tuesday. Mixed with upbeat island music, spice-infused cuisine, safety and the warmth and friendliness of the people; Carriacou Carnival is not one to be missed.