Our desire for good food has become as
natural as our need to breathe. Food is able to tap into our emotions, and
illustrate our roots and cultures, and it is because of this rather than merely
being a necessity that food is now something we revel over. Our search for
flavour takes us all around the world, discovering recipes and cooking that
make a holiday as memorable as seeing a spectacular landmark. A gourmet holiday
in Grenada is able to offer you just this and much more.
Known as the spice isle of the
Caribbean, Grenada is home to a variety of flavours, famously for its spicy
dishes, exotic fruits and fresh sea food. Even the simplest dishes are
transformed into a masterpiece with a touch of seasoning from one of many of
its natural resources. The country plays host to numerous large-scale and local
eateries making it perfect for a leading gastronomy getaway in the Caribbean,
and the beauty of the island creates the perfect setting.
Dining at the local establishments is a
must during your visit to Grenada. The country is full of family-owned
restaurants, each with their own unique recipes for local dishes making each
dining experience different from the last.
Take a trip to Grenada’s capital, St. George,
and experience a magnificent world of gastronomy. Located by the harbour with
beautiful views of the landscape and surrounding islands is the bustling market
square. The secret to the immense flavours of many local dishes lies here as
the market plays host to a variety of spice and herb stalls. It’s worth
spending a day or two exploring this market to get the most out of it as it has
so much to see. Some of the finest spices the island will be found here, and
ready to use in your next culinary experiment.
St. George is home to many of Grenada’s
best eateries providing all their local specialities. A trip to Aquarium Beach
Restaurant allows you to explore all of the island’s favourites at their best.
One recommendation would be to try the pepper pot, a combination of different
meats including beef and oxtail cooked with several sensational kinds of spices
which is sure to leave your mouth-watering and wanting to come back for more. Picking
up a roti at one of many of the local restaurants found in St. George is also a
must on your visit to Grenada. A mixture of curry and potato served within a
flat bread skin and your choice of filling such as chicken, beef, or vegetable,
makes roti a favourite amongst the locals and tourists alike.
Your leading gastronomy break in the
Caribbean is further enhanced with a tour of West India Spices Inc. Situated
deep in the spice-growing heart of Grenada in St. Andrew is the Caribbean’s
largest spice processing and distillery plant. A tour gives you the opportunity
to see how the spices go straight from the garden into the products which make
their dishes so flavoursome. It offers a unique chance to learn the history of
Grenada’s spice cultivation, and the benefits of the products you come to love.
With so much choice to indulge our taste
buds we cannot forget that the island is more than just a special gourmet
holiday in the Caribbean. Grenada offers delicious cuisines but also a trip to
Grand Anse Beach is a must when planning a luxury outdoors holiday in Grenada. Lying
on a beautiful white sandy beach fronted by clear blue water and a stunning
landscape is the perfect way to unwind after exploring the islands gastronomy.
Or if you’re feeling more adventurous,
then a visit to ScubaTech Grenada may be ideal. A dive centre based in the
waters of Prickly Bay on the southern coast gives you the chance to explore
some of the fascinating sea creatures the island has to offer. The centre also
presents various other activities including sunset cruises and motorised and
non-motorised water sports, that is assuming you have waited at least 30
minutes after eating of course.
A special romantic break in Grenada also
awaits you due to some breathtaking waterfalls and gardens. The beautiful Seven
Sisters Falls in Grand Etang is one of the most serene areas on the island
where a waterfall rushes down the mountainside as it entices you to have a
peaceful swim. A trip to the Jessamine Eden Botanic Garden in St. Georges will
also provide to with the perfect environment for romance as you cannot help but
be captivated by the resplendence of flowers and plants.
While enjoying your stay in Grenada be
sure to stay at the Maca Bana. Located
on a peaceful hillside in St. George is this fantastic resort overlooking a
stunning view of the island. With a host of facilities including sun decks, hot
tubs, infinity pool, and world class restaurant, Maca Bana is will complete
your stay on a boutique gastronomy getaway in the Caribbean.