From start to finish, this was a great way to get to know more about nature and communities in the southern part of St. Lucia. From the taxi driver, Paul, to Sylvanus and Kennedy at the estate, everyone was friendly and generous with their knowledge. Their love and appreciation of nature and being in harmony with it was clear and their.hospitality was calm and welcoming. We started with a guided tour of all kinds of plants and birds before starting the hike up the mountain for breathtaking views. At the start we were given walking sticks that were absolutely necessary for safely going up and down the paths that were quite muddy. Wear proper hiking shoes! We weren't lucky enough to see parrots, but it wasn't for lack of trying! After coming down from the mountain, we got an easy-going tour of the farm with its wide range of fruits and vegetables as well as bee hives. On the hike and at the farm, we were offered tastes of fresh fruits off the tree. Our samplings included guava, coconut, grapefruit, nectarine, sweet pepper, and sugar cane. All delicious. This was a relaxing yet energizing half-day excursion that was well worth the early start. Thank you, Grand Eden Estate!