We spent a week at Spice Island with another couple friends of ours and it was hands down the best resort I've ever stayed at in the Caribbean. From the moment you check-in you are greeted with warm friendly faces (and a wonderful champagne cocktail!). There are three things that factor into a beach resort's greatness in my opinion. 1. The staff 2. The quality of the resort 3. The beach. Spice Island gets the highest marks on all three. 1. The staff are so friendly and so attentive. In the Caribbean, you have to get use to island time, but not at Spice Island - I found the service to be extremely prompt and again very friendly. We were on the all-inclusive plan and the food was exceptional. They even had a very delicious and creative vegetarian item on the menu each night. The bar service was great as well - wonderful drinks and wonderful staff. The bar and restaurant share staff so someone who was making you drinks earlier maybe serving you dinner later. The whole staff is fantastic, everyone is going above and beyond, Shellma, Nicholson and Dexter to name a few (I've forgotten some other names since being back at work). One of the highlights was Cristell though, she had such a great personality and we really enjoyed her - she would have us laughing so hard! 2. The quality of the resort. A lot of beach front properties get run down from the salty air, but not Spice Island. The grounds are pristine and well maintained and manicured. The rooms are very spacious and very well appointed - I would call them very comfortably modern. The beds are very soft, I slept like a baby every single night! You'd think the resort is brand new even though it isn't. The fitness center isn't huge, but it is more than adequate. Jalissa's Spa was very nice - beautiful ambiance. Each treatment room is a separate cabin all positioned around a lovely reflection pool. I had a facial and my partner had a massage and both were wonderful and relaxing. Another highlight was that Sir Royston had all the guests out to his house for a cocktail party one night before dinner - I really thought that was nice as it wasn't a gimmick - he and his lovely family want to connect with their guests and the most certainly did. Very classy family. 3. The beach. You are literally on Grand Anse beach and it is gorgeous. I attached a photo of the gorgeous beach. The view, the sand the cleanliness is all amazing! The hotel provides lounging chairs with cushions some under an umbrella shade, some under a tree. It is a public beach but it always felt private. There are beach vendors (who I learned have to be licensed) walking by and trying to sell you stuff. They are not pushy like Mexico and are very polite and friendly if you aren't interested in buying. We actually bought a few items as souvenirs and gifts. We would sit out on the beach at night and talk and one thing I really liked is that the hotel the hotel has hired 24 hour security guards for the beach. We never felt unsafe but I did like the idea of them there. So in summary - the staff (and all the people of the island) are just really nice friendly people. Spice Island really has invested in the staff because each person really just goes above and beyond - I can't say that enough. The beach and the whole island is just stunning - I liked how the island was not very commercialized - no huge mega resorts crowding up the beach. If you want an island that's more off the beaten path and you want a resort that has really gotten it right - you should go to Spice Island Beach Resort - I don't care where you live, it is worth the trek! Go see my new favorite island in the Caribbean!
P.S. Princess Anne stayed at Spice Island while in Grenada if that tells you anything!
- 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