Welcome! And thanks for visiting us! We are excited
about this opportunity to introduce you to Belmont Estate
- the Caribbean's finest Agri-toursim experience.
Belmont Estate is about the realization of my dream to transform a vanishing vestige from the last three centuries, to a revitalized, lucrative and distinguished estate. Little did I know that this incredible dream would become a challenging expedition. I embarked on this exercise with all the gumption that I could muster. The dream has now turned into a lifetime journey - a journey of love - to touch and empower lives, help sustain the community's economic stability through employment and business opportunities, strengthen the island's economy, produce good, clean and fair food, and to establish and maintain Belmont Estate as the Caribbean's finest agri-tourism experience.
It is also a tribute to my grand-parents, Norbert & Lyris Nyack. They were the first Grenadians of East Indian descent to own an estate in Grenada. The novelty of this is reflected in the fact that only Europeans owned agricultural estates at that time. Purchased in 1944, it was the second of six estates that they owned, and the only one that remains in the family as a fully-operational estate. It was thus important for me to preserve it, as a mark of respect to them, who struggled tirelessly to create this thriving business enterprise. It is also a tribute to our family and staff through the ages, many loyal, diligent and hard working people, that toiled to help establish and create the foundation of the product that we now enjoy.
So after centuries of operations, in April 2002, the transformation of Belmont Estate began, with the integration of local culture, history, traditions and cuisine of the island into agricultural production. The idea was to offer visitors a unique perspective of Grenadian agriculture and food processing life in action and help visitors see the value-added initiatives that were being implemented at Belmont Estate. We started with a small thatched restaurant with about 20 seats. Within a year, it was upgraded to seat 110 because of the demand. We also offered a museum, and farm tours. It became an instant hit, and was a favourite of locals and tourists alike. Unfortunately, hurricane Ivan of 2004 totally destroyed the restaurant, museum, office and other tourism amenities. The farm itself received significant damages to the tree crops, in particular nutmegs and cocoa. The situation was compounded when the farm suffered further damage in 2005 when hurricane Emily devastated the island. The years since hurricane Ivan have been very challenging for us at Belmont Estate. But for the blessings of God and the commitment and dedication of staff, we would not have survived. While the farm operations continued, the tourism component of the business was closed for three years after the hurricane Ivan, and re-opened in 2007. Our open- style restaurant now seats 250 persons and is available to host special functions like family reunions, weddings, anniversaries and other functions. Our museum has been totally rebuilt with the assistance of USAID, and furnished with the assistance of UNESCO. We have improved and expanded our tour to include our various flower gardens and our organic farm. Our product offerings include a café, conference room, gift shop, craft co-operative, petting farm, credit union and a goat dairy that produces fine goat cheese.
We look forward to the opportunity to personally welcome, serve and showcase Belmont Estate to you. Come revel in our extraordinary ambience, surround yourself in our rich verdant gardens, savour the beauty and tranquillity of nature's unspoilt surroundings, appreciate our intriguing and historical architecture, and enjoy the true fragrance of cocoa flavouring the air all around.
Make it a must to visit us! We are waiting to welcome you.