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Spice Island Beach Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Grand Anse Beach | P.O. Box 6, St. George's 00000, Grenada   |  
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“Great for foodies and beach lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed at the Spice Island this summer and my daughters have been asking since when we are going back. We had a Seagrape Suite, which was perfect for us as they open almost straight out onto the beach. This means you can paddle/swim and make sandcastles without having to lug a load of stuff from your room. The food in the restaurant was fabulous in my opinion, although my husband thought it was too fussy at times and the children's menu didn't change which was a shame (but having said that, they could order from the grown up one so that was fine). We were half board as we aren't big drinkers and I think that worked out best (we couldn't have eaten or drunk anything like enough to justify all inclusive !) My only gripe (which I did know about to be fair) was that as one of our daughters is under 5 we couldn't eat dinner in the main restaurant. I thought this would be fine, but its not really great when you are the only people not doing so !

The beach is lovely, the snorkelling good (better some days than others apparently) and the trip we did round the island on a dull day was very interesting. There isn't that much else to do however, so you need to be a beach/pool lover really. Our girls went to the kids club a few times which they enjoyed, although personally I would have liked a bit less Wii and a bit more getting out and about, but they liked it, so who am I to complain !

We all had a great holiday overal though and would recommend it.

Room Tip: Seagrape Suites are the best as they open straight out to the beach. I would have had serious room e...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We discovered this beach resort while trying to book a caribbean holiday with virgin holidays, we wanted an island that was going to have fairly good weather for the time of the year and less likely to be affected by the hurricane season being towards the end of October. We were very pleased with our choice, on arrival at the airport in Grenada we were met by the virgin rep, a very nice lady who had lived on the island for about 27 years named Joanna. She welcomed my wife and i arranged to meet up with us at the hotel the next day and put us in an air conditioned taxi to the resort which was about 10 mins away. Once we got to the resort everything was 1st class! from the bell hop to the receptionist who booked us in and arranged for our luggage to be taken to our suite as all the rooms were suites. Ours was a very large air conditioned room with what i believe was a queen sized bed, 2 reclining chairs and all the bedroom furniture you could need and yet still very spacious. The bathroom was something else, it was the size of a bedroom in some hotels! it had a large jacuzzi bath, a purpose built wet room which could easily take more than 2 people and a towelling area where one could hold a little soiree.
Breakfast was buffet style freshly baked pastries with some of the menu prepared to specification from the kitchen. Dinner was a la carte with 5 dishes of fine dining, we did not have lunch at the resort as we were on half board basis, the only criticism i have is that we had to pay for soft drinks that we had with our dinner, would have understood being charge for alcoholic drinks! Its probably best to go on an all inclusive basis if you were into drinking as you would get unlimited premium alcoholic beverages included in the package. In all though the holiday was not cheap, you get what you pay for! and this was a quality holiday at a top end resort.
PS: there were lots of activities that were available off the resort on the island that could be booked through sunsation which was affiliated with the resort.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This hotel was recommended to us and it certainly lived up to expectations. From the moment we arrived everybody and everything was outstanding. The staff made a point of remembering your name and they were always smiling. The food was of a very high quality and changed every night. It is not the cheapest hotel on the Island but you get what you pay for. This hotel was excellent in every way.

Room Tip: Suggest Sea Grape room as this looks directly onto the beach
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

It was 15 years ago when we first stayed at the Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada. At that time my wife was a travel agent. She had received a VERY special discount offer from this hotel and, in spite of knowing virtually nothing about it or the island (except that Reagan had invaded it!), we decided to accept, their "offer we couldn't refuse." It turned-out to be one of THE best vacations we have EVER enjoyed, including our past stays at Rock Resorts. The facilities were, obviously, SEVERAL years old but they were still quite lovely. The rooms were clean, well furnished and comfortable, the food was delicious, the water was beautiful (it's beauty exceeded only by that in Tahiti) and the wine/beer/booze flowed . . . freely. All this in an "All Inclusive Package"! A few years back (about 6-7 years ago?) the island and the resort were hit by a terrible hurricane (Ivan?) and virtually blown away. We had often wondered if the replacement resort would still be as great as the original had been. Well, we now know such thoughts were uncalled for. It is even BETTER than it was! ALL the facilities (rooms, furnishings, restaurants, bars, the pool, etc.) were marvelous! We had read some reviews by guests who had complained about the food. The main issues raised expressed the thoughts that the chef was, "creative" to the extent that the results were well beyond his abilities. Au Contraire! We found the selections most interesting, extensive and excellent. There was, however, one evening that we and our traveling companions saw nothing on the ever-changing menu that appealed to us. One of the restaurant supervisors overheard our expressions of disappointment and immediately asked what we'd LIKE to have. One of us said, "Well, I'd like some lobster tail." The other 3 chimed-in saying, they'd choose that, too. "No problem" was the supervisors immediate response. "Would you like it boiled or grilled and basted in garlic butter." We chose the latter. It was wonderful! This is the sort of service that we were treated to during our entire 8 day stay. We have NEVER, at any of our many vacation stays, witnessed such attention to detail and such hospitality form EVERY employee; from the lowest tier to the very highest (including the Owner and Managing Director who, on one evening, invited every guest in their 64 room facility, to a cocktail party at his families lovely home, situated atop a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea". Our ONLY negative relative to this vacation was the specific, "location" of our ocean front rooms. We all agreed that if (when?) we return we will be certain NOT to again be housed in rooms 44-45-46-47. The reason for saying this is that these rooms are located at the very South end of the Resort's property-line. This is the point where beach access is provided to the public which means there is a continuing stream of people walking/talking very close-by our rooms. Also, this is the location of a continuing project for clearing-out the sand accumulation that, if not removed daily, blocks a drain to the sea. The workmen who were there every day talked loudly and almost constantly while playing their radios, creating an unwelcome intrusion to our serenity. And, beautiful as the beach, flora and fauna were (even at this very spot) there was an unsightly, chain-link fence located on the property line. And, finally, on Sunday (when most of the "locals" are off from work) this location is a MAJOR gathering spot on the beach (which is, of course, not private property) for their rather rowdy celebrating, all day long and well into the following morning. Not so great for a premium property at premium rates. Still, this was our ONLY negative regarding our entire stay and it definitely did NOT spoil our vacation. It's just that everything would have been completely PERFECT otherwise. When we return we will also specify that we do NOT want to be near the North end property line, either. We believe ANY rooms other than the last 4 at either end of the Resort property line, would be A-OK. In summary, though, I hasten to repeat that this is, likely, our favorite resort of all where we've stayed in the past. We are not at all reluctant to, HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Spice Island Beach Resort!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had been due to stay at La source hotel, only to be told on arrival at Grenada airport, that it was closing down due to 'financial difficulties', and that Ba(who we d booked through), were placing us elsewhere!
After picking our jaws up off the floor...the local Ba rep, arranged our transport.
We stayed one night at The Calabash hotel, which although nice, could not offer us much in the keep fit department.
( small beach, and small gym).
After researching hours on our I pads, we found Spice island. We asked to be moved, and Ba booked us in.
My sister and I were very upset that we were unable to have the sporty/ keep fit/ lose a few pounds holiday we d signed up for!
However, we were eventually pleased we'd (by default), discovered such a lovely place.
It's a beautiful resort, on a stunning beach. ( Grand Anse).
The water is crystal clear and soft white sand.
It's about 10 mins from the airport although not on the flight path and we never heard one aircraft!
For a few nights we stayed in a suite with a pool ( anthruim suite), which give 100% privacy, and a dip pool, but no view of the beach/sea at all.
We then moved to a beach front (sea grape suite).
doors open to a terrace with sun loungers, hammock and directly on the beach. not so private, but far enough back from the public areas.
After finally unpacking properly, we began a wonderful holiday!
The staff really make the hotel the best we ve ever stayed in, in the Caribbean.
( and we are lucky enough to have visited most).
There are just too many staff names to mention...but Thankyou all for a wonderful stay.
We walked/ ran the beach most days, and the gym was well equipped.
There's plenty of water sports/ dive boats to choose from also. ( we met other guests who said the diving was great).
The food chices were good, with fresh fish, sea food, including lobster available every day. Mostly a la carte, with salad/ breakfast buffets also available.
Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff to arrange for you.
We were on an all inclusive deal. Your mini bar is stocked with whichever soft and alcoholic drinks you ask for daily, and bottled water.
( there's a small shopping mall with a supermarket along the road also).
Rooms are spacious, tasteful, flat screen tv/ DVD players... Bathrooms large, jacuzzi bath, seperate large shower.
The decor and finish throughout the hotel is classy and luxurious, without feeling ott. ( Molton brown products throughout).
Some evening live music etc, but generally fairly quiet after dinner (which suited us..)
We also met the owners, Lord and Lady Hopkin, at their weekly cocktail evening. A friendly and gracious couple, who give so much back to their community through scholarships and other worthy causes.
The beach does have lots of locals selling various trinkets/ souvenirs. Politely telling them no thanks, works fine,
( although some are more persistent than others!).
Without question we will return, and take our families with us.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

We were on a two week AI holiday at LaSource when it suddenly closed and we had to move to another hotel. We had looked at The Spice Island on a number of occasions but wondered if it would be too stuffy for us. After BA advised it was ful and couldn't get us in I contacted the hotel and advised our interest to visit and asked them to talk to BA to get us transferred. BA then came back with a room available and we were lucky enough to get into a Royal Collection Villa with Pool. This was a superb room with totally private pool and sunbeds, garden table and chairs and a personal sauna. The room was fantastic with two flat screen TV's a fully stocked bar and bathroom whit whirlpool.

The dining experience was by far the best we have experienced in the Caribbean to where we have travelled more than 15 times in the last 16 years. The staff were all friendly and lovely, in fact everyone on the island is so.

We were only at the Spice Island for a few days but we loved every minute and will most definitely be back as soon as we can.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We have just spent 7 glorious nights at Spice Island and it has been absolutely excellent in every way. It was quiet and peaceful which is what is needed to recharge the batteries. The staff were very polite and friendly, and they remember your name when they see you which is nice. A few new trainees are in very capable hands. As has been said in most of the previous reviews, the food was very good. The evening menus change daily and are available each morning with lots of choice and good use of local ingredients, but if there is something special you would like (or something plainer) then you only have to ask during the day and it can be arranged. Lunch choices have a Catch of the Day, and the famous “Roti” which is usually curried meat, fish or veg in a sort of wrap.

Restaurant and bar service was not “Fast Food” so there was a wait, but it is the Carribean so RELAX and CHILL. All-Inclusive is really the way to go as the individual meals and drinks would soon add up.

We chose a Seagrape Suite which was lovely and right on the beach, They provide Molton Brown toiletries, high-grade Frette bedding, and as we had All Inclusive, we had a fully stocked bar in the room. If there is something special you want put in the fridge then just ask.
The bar and restaurant staff were so good we decided to leave a Communal tip for them all at Reception, which seemed the fairer way to do it as there are lots of people behind the scenes.

We look forward to returning but for now we have many happy memories. If you want luxury, peace and tranquillity then this is the resort for you. Clear blue sea, tropical location and a fantastic beach!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Grand Anse Beach | P.O. Box 6, St. George's 00000, Grenada
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Location: Caribbean > Grenada > Saint George Parish > St. George's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in St. George's
#1 Top resorts Hotel in St. George's
#2 Luxury Hotel in St. George's
#2 On the Beach Hotel in St. George's
#2 Spa Hotel in St. George's
#3 Business Hotel in St. George's
#4 Family Hotel in St. George's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Spice Island Beach Resort 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paradise Re-Imagined. Owned and operated by Sir Royston Hopkin, KCMG and Family, this 64 suite Spice Island Beach Resort recreates its original elegance with a modern flair on Grenada’s breathtaking Grand Anse Beach. Sixteen hundred feet of powder white sand captivatingly frames 32 beachfront suites featuring indoor living rooms, breezy exterior terraces and private rock gardens. Graceful architecture complemented by new colours and exquisite furnishings make this award-winning resort even more exclusive. Presiding over these golden sands are the Cinnamon and Saffron Suites. Unmatched in elegance each of these One Bedroom Suites captures the spice scented breezes with lazy hammocks on private patios. Custom-furnished, and available as two bedrooms when booked with a Sea Grape Beach Suite, this is a beach lover’s dream. Seventeen additional pool suites have their own private swimming pools and gardens steps away from the ocean. The Royal Collection, Luxury Almond and Anthurium Pool suites are all private oasis that offer the guest an intimate experience like no other. All suites are equipped with modern luxuries like Flat Screen Televisions, Italian Frette™ Linen, Molton Brown® amenities and ensuite bathrooms featuring whirlpool tubs and double vanities it is little wonder that this tranquil haven continues to be a treasured secret amongst the travel elite. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Spice Island Beach Hotel St. George`s
Spice Island Grenada
Hotel Spice Island Beach
Spice Island Beach Resort Grenada/Saint George Parish

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