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Explore St Patrick


Danielle Miller

December 5, 2019

The northernmost parish on mainland Grenada, St Patrick is rural and agricultural like its neighbouring parishes. It’s sometimes called the ‘historical parish’ because of the archaeological sites, plantations and other colonial architecture found here. The main town is Sauteurs on the north west coast of Grenada. Several successful soca artistes hail from the parish of St Patrick.

Leaper’s Hill

Leapers Hill monument, Sauteurs, St Patrick

A small unassuming spot at the end of a cemetery in Sauteurs, where it is claimed that in 1651 Chief Kairouane and about 40 other Carib Amerinidians chose to jump off the sea-facing cliff to their deaths on the rocks below, rather than submit to French colonial rule.

Belmont Estate

Cocoa drying in the sun, Belmont Estate, St Patrick. (Photo: Dwain Thomas, courtesy Belmont Estate)

This seventeenth century estate is still a fully-working plantation including an organic farm, goat dairy and cocoa processing facilities where you can see the whole tree-to-bar process in making organic chocolate. Find out more about visiting Belmont Estate, the delicious Belmont Estate Chocolate, and read our feature on the owner, Meet a Grenadian: Shadel Nyack-Compton.


Fishing boats in the bay below the town of Sauteurs, St Patrick

A French name meaning ‘jumpers’, the town was named after the tragic event at Leaper’s Hill. Primarily a fishing town, there are beautiful views out to sea, and on a clear day you can spot Carriacou in the distance. The Catholic and Anglican churches are well-preserved examples of the town’s historic architecture and are worth a peek.

Levera National Park & Welcome Rock

Walkway leading out to Levera Pond, within the Levera National Park, St Patrick

450 protected acres along Grenada’s rugged north east coast. The diverse landscape includes beaches, mangroves and a lagoon area - one of the island’s most important wildlife habitats. There are several trails including one to the top of Levera Hill, with an incredible viewpoint known as Welcome Stone / Welcome Rock. At 259 meters (849 ft) it commands an incredible view over the nearby out-islands, and Carriacou and the Grenadines in the distance.

Grenada Chocolate Company

Guests outside the Grenada Chocolate Factory. (Photo courtesy Grenada Chocolate Company)

The first of Grenada’s tree-to-bar chocolate factories, offering tours of the solar-powered factory facilities, samples and an onsite factory outlet shop to stock up on the irresistible bars of award-winning chocolate.

River Antoine Rum Distillery

Rum tour at the historic River Antoine Rum Factory

Boasting the oldest water-powered rum distillery in the Caribbean. Learn about the history of the estate and the traditional process of making rum on the informative tour, and sample the potent products at the end.

Explore the other parishes of Grenada in our Sightseeing Section.