Grand Etang Lake
Grand Etang Lake
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Surrounded by a rain forest, the lake is located in an old crater some 1,700 feet above sea level.
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  • Srimanth Rudraraju
    Greater London, United Kingdom332 contributions
    Peaceful and good views - Skip if you are short on time
    There’s nothing much near the lake, but the scenery and view of the estate around the lake is awesome. Definitely not a must visit but a good visit if you like nature and have time. You won't spend more than 15 mins soaking up the view and then on your way to the next stop. We spotted a Mona monkey at the entrance which is actually a protected species. Our tour guide showed the differences in the damage done by the hurricane Ivan. The Vegetation colour and density was clearly visible. We also took a piece of bread and fed the fish. There are tons of fish that will come to you. If you hold the bread in the water, you can feel all the fish biting your fingers. It was a fun experience. But, if you are short on time, this is really not on the top of your list. Entrance fee is about $2 and there's a small museum and clean toilets. You then drive off to the lake once you purchase tickets.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 29 December 2022
  • GrahamP113
    Witham, United Kingdom1,729 contributions
    Part or tour
    Really fascinating lake created by volcanic activity in the past. Very quiet and calm and with no fishing allowed the lake was full of exotic fish. If you are lucky and carry a banana or two you might also encounter the mone monkeys
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 January 2023
  • menors
    Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom282 contributions
    Up in the hills,
    Interesting drive mainly up steepish hills from St George and be prepared for bendy roads, signposting of limited supply, however you shouldn’t get too lost. Visitor Centre at Grand Etang worth a short visit, as is the walk up to the lookout towards the coast (about 10 minutes up/ down semi muddy path. Worth a short walk down to the Lake, plenty of fish swimming around. Recommend this for a short visit.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 January 2023
  • Sarahjn99
    1 contribution
    Extraordinary views, jungle hiking and wildlife
    Catch a bus (number 6 or number 2) from St George’s for EC$10 round trip, chat to local residents and arrive at the most beautiful serene volcanic lake, full of koi carp! The park is EC$2 to go inside hundreds of acres of jungle. We hiked up to the right (steep but do-able) to the top lip of the crater and could see over the entire island to the sea and beyond. We then headed back to the visitor centre, headed up to the viewing deck (5-10 mins) and could see across lush tropical forests to the coast on the other side.l of the island. We saw several mongoose, a troop of Mola monkeys and lots of birds and incredible plants, flowers and trees. It’s hard to describe the vast, silence of the jungle and the tranquility of the lake - this volcano is how the island was formed. If you think of this as a koi pond and a waste of time then you should probably stay on the cruise ship and head back to the buffet!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 March 2023
  • MizM
    New York City, New York840 contributions
    Ehhh….
    I’m not sure if I missed something with Grand Etang Lake. We drove up, jumped out, had a look, saw some fish being fed by other visitors and that was it. It was a lake. We were visiting waterfalls that were in the area so it was a minor detour. I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit it unless already in the area.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 April 2023
  • roadsideshop
    Kirkwall, United Kingdom1,621 contributions
    Very pretty lake
    Went with the hope of seeing the mona monkeys but luck was not with us we heard one but saw none. However the lake was very pretty and we say the goldfish and koi carp which where very cool. There are lots of hiking trails to take through the jungle but they are very steep. Its a lovely place to have a sit and maybe a picnic.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 June 2023
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roadsideshop
Kirkwall, UK1,621 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Went with the hope of seeing the mona monkeys but luck was not with us we heard one but saw none. However the lake was very pretty and we say the goldfish and koi carp which where very cool. There are lots of hiking trails to take through the jungle but they are very steep. Its a lovely place to have a sit and maybe a picnic.
Written 25 June 2023
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Sharon and Donald B
8 contributions
Nov 2022
It was beautiful and peaceful. Was thankful for finding a cool area in the island. Not into touching and imprinting wildlife but the monkeys were quite amusing.
Written 9 May 2023
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MizM
New York City, NY840 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
I’m not sure if I missed something with Grand Etang Lake. We drove up, jumped out, had a look, saw some fish being fed by other visitors and that was it. It was a lake. We were visiting waterfalls that were in the area so it was a minor detour. I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit it unless already in the area.
Written 14 April 2023
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Sarahjn99
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Couples
Catch a bus (number 6 or number 2) from St George’s for EC$10 round trip, chat to local residents and arrive at the most beautiful serene volcanic lake, full of koi carp! The park is EC$2 to go inside hundreds of acres of jungle.

We hiked up to the right (steep but do-able) to the top lip of the crater and could see over the entire island to the sea and beyond.

We then headed back to the visitor centre, headed up to the viewing deck (5-10 mins) and could see across lush tropical forests to the coast on the other side.l of the island.

We saw several mongoose, a troop of Mola monkeys and lots of birds and incredible plants, flowers and trees.

It’s hard to describe the vast, silence of the jungle and the tranquility of the lake - this volcano is how the island was formed.

If you think of this as a koi pond and a waste of time then you should probably stay on the cruise ship and head back to the buffet!
Written 19 March 2023
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flipper314
California169 contributions
Mar 2023
The lake is a pond with some koi in it. If there happens to be a helper there who can coax a monkey down from a tree, then it's worthwhile. Otherwise, not really worth a stop.
Written 14 March 2023
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thewisefem
Brunswick, OH47 contributions
Feb 2023
The lake was beautiful. Our tour guide dropped fish food into the lake and all kinds of fish came to the surface. The path up to the lookout was well maintained. The Mona monkeys were in the trees
Written 24 February 2023
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Jotum
Knoxville, TN1,543 contributions
Feb 2023
On a tour from a cruise ship we went way up the mountains and up there we could see the beautiful Grand Etang Lake.
Written 23 February 2023
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MT
Chicago, IL26 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Many people get there look at the lake and monkey and leave. We did the hike around the lake. It took about an hour. It was muddy but pleasant and very interesting to see all the different plants.
Written 5 February 2023
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menors
Windsor and Maidenhead, UK282 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Interesting drive mainly up steepish hills from St George and be prepared for bendy roads, signposting of limited supply, however you shouldn’t get too lost. Visitor Centre at Grand Etang worth a short visit, as is the walk up to the lookout towards the coast (about 10 minutes up/ down semi muddy path. Worth a short walk down to the Lake, plenty of fish swimming around. Recommend this for a short visit.
Written 23 January 2023
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GrahamP113
Witham, UK1,729 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Really fascinating lake created by volcanic activity in the past. Very quiet and calm and with no fishing allowed the lake was full of exotic fish. If you are lucky and carry a banana or two you might also encounter the mone monkeys
Written 10 January 2023
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