- Grenada Family holidays
Grenada is a fragrant destination for family holidays, with the status of being the world's second largest producer of nutmeg ranking high on its honours list. Only Indonesia has a higher nutmeg output than the island, and on family holidays in Grenada you'll notice the image of a nutmeg is even reproduced on its flag. It's definitely worth looking out for some local food that contains this distinctive flavour, along with the others for which Grenada is well known and which it exports around the world, driving a valuable local economy that boosts the money coming in from the tourist trade.
Other key ingredients
There are several other important local ingredients to keep looking out for during cheap family holidays in Grenada, and you should try to taste as many as you can over the course of your stay. Among them are citrus peels, which are used in a wide range of different dishes to add subtle flavour, and other common spices like ginger and cinnamon are produced locally too. Together they help to give the island's cuisine its own unique taste, not to mention a heady aroma that you may notice as you pass by a kitchen or restaurant.
When should we go?
The summer season is obviously the main time for cheap family holidays in Grenada, with the weather at its best and the kids most likely to be off school. Grenada's equivalent of an independence day is on February 7th, and it was on this date in 1974 that it was declared a sovereign state in its own right. If you and your family are able to travel to the island at that time of year, you are in with a good chance of being welcomed even more warmly than usual by the locals.
A traditional dish
Putting all of this together, if you book cheap family holidays to Grenada around February 7th, there is another recipe you might encounter, and that is 'oil down'. It combines a main component of vegetables, fish or meat with the region's side dish of callaloo, as well as coconut milk and breadfruit. Fresh and fragrant once again, it is an ideal taste of this part of the world, combining the best ingredients and flavours from the island into a celebratory dish that is perfectly suited to the anniversary of Grenada's independence.
Why Grenada is so great for families
Just imagine taking the family on a Caribbean holiday. It's more or less the dream destination. Sunny skies, warm weather and pristine Caribbean waters – it's got the lot. Add to that the chance for the kids to sample Caribbean cuisine the way it was mean to be, as well as plenty of specialist resorts catering to young kids, and you could experience Grenada family holidays of a lifetime. The locals are warm and friendly, with big Grenadian charm, making your stay on the island even more enjoyable and memorable.