A Fun Family Escape to Grenada’s Mount Cinnamon Resort

A view of Grenada from the terrace at Mount Cinnamon Resort

A view of Grenada from the terrace at Mount Cinnamon Resort

The small yet vibrant Caribbean island of Grenada boasts stunning mountainous topography, soaring waterfalls, and lush tropical rainforests—all of which are on view from Peter de Savary’s Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club. We recently discovered this boutique resort, which provides 21 luxurious suites and villas, diverse dining options, and an array of activities, from plantation tours to river tubing. What’s more, this summer Mount Cinnamon offers an option that’s both fun and philanthropic: a pairing of the “Summer Family Escape” package and Camp Cinnamon, a unique cultural immersion program for children ages 4 to 12 years old.

Always on the lookout for awesome summer getaways for families, we were drawn to Camp Cinnamon’s promise of a unique experience, with kids’ camp activities including costume making, origami, and international cooking classes. The icing on the cake was when we learned Mount Cinnamon would invite a local child to attend Camp Cinnamon free of charge for every “Summer Family Escape” package and Camp Cinnamon program booked. A beautiful island resort that not only provides a quality experience for visitors but also gives back to its own community? We are officially impressed.

“Here at Mount Cinnamon our philosophy has always been to deliver a hospitality experience that encompasses the diverse attributes of Grenada while giving back to the country in which we reside,” Mark Scott, the resort’s managing director, says. “Equally important is the opportunity to provide summer camp experience for local children that exposes them to visiting children from all over the world.”

Find fresh, local fare at Savvy’s Restaurant

While our little ones enjoy a summer camp experience, Caribbean-style, us adults can keep busy with activities including water sports, sailing, tennis, and hiking tours. A personal trainer is also on hand to keep workouts in check, which we were happy to hear since the food at Mount Cinnamon’s Savvy’s Restaurant sounds mouthwateringly good. Serving an eclectic mix of English gastro-pub favorites, West Indian fare, and fresh, local seafood, the restaurant also boasts a view of Grande Anse Beach from its terrace, overlooking Grenada’s capital, St. George’s.

Since Savvy’s is open only for breakfast and dinner, Mount Cinnamon’s Beach Cabana would be our go-to spot for refreshments, snacks, and lunch during the day. The cabana serves simply prepared barbecue dishes and delicious salads—as well as fantastic cocktails—to keep things light while we’re in our beachwear.

Grenada’s colorful Carnival celebrates the country’s diverse ethnicities

Although Camp Cinnamon and the “Summer Family Escape” package runs throughout the summer, mid August is Carnival time in Grenada. A spectacular showing of vibrant colors, dance, music, and cuisine, Carnival is held to honor the diverse ethnicities that make up the beautiful island steeped in rich tradition and ritual and is celebrated by natives, visitors, and neighbors in the Caribbean and South America.

The island of Grenada is known for its hospitality and rich culture, and Mount Cinnamon seems to encompass it all. Plus, the resort provides an ultimate family getaway, with activities to entertain both kids and adults, and shares the ambiance of the island with visitors and promotes the lives of the native people.

The Details:

Rates for the “Summer Family Escape” package, which runs now through October 15, 2013, begin at $2,500 for seven nights (including two complimentary nights) in a one-bedroom villa. Camp Cinnamon costs $50 per child, per day; there is a 10 percent discount for siblings.

Book It!

Ready to make your reservations? Call (473) 439-4400 or email reservations @ mountcinnamongrenada.com and provide the code JET13 when booking the “Summer Family Escape” package to let Mount Cinnamon know we sent you.