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Perfectly positioned on Grand Anse, Grenada's most beautiful beach. This luxurious hotel, owned and run by Sir Royston Hopkin and his family, offers superb, spacious accommodation, a welcoming atmosphere, top-class cuisine, spa facilities and excellent service. The white, gently sloping sands of Grand Anse Beach are perfect for romantic walks, water sports or simply soaking up the sun; or perhaps you'd like to indulge in a treatment at the hotel's own spa.
On gorgeous Grand Anse Beach. Transfer time from airport: 10 min.
64 suites (54 at ground level, 10 Oleander Suites have 1st floor, garden location), in several buildings on up to 2 floors (no lifts). All have furnished terraces with day beds, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, sitting area, flatscreen TV, DVD player, coffee maker, complimentary mini-bar, safe, iron and board, whirlpool bath plus shower, and hairdryer. Oleander Garden/Oceanview Suites have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, and a full-size sleeper sofa, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Sea Grape Beach Suites — on the beach with superb ocean views, living area and their own private 225sq ft of garden terrace on the beach with loungers and a hammock. With 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, and a full-size sleeper sofa, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Anthurium Pool Suites — featuring private entrances and personal gardens with private deck and a delightful plunge pool. Sleep max 3 adults. Luxury Almond Pool Suites and Royal Collection Pool Suites — with private pool, sleep 2 adults. Saffron Beach Suites — sleep 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children and are all available on request. All rooms have fine Italian linens and Molton Brown products. Cinnamon Beach Suites - sleep 4 adults. The Saffron & Cinnamon Suites sleep the extra adult or the children on a queen size sofa bed. Cinnamon and Saffron Suites connect to a Seagrape Suite and are ideal for families.
Sea and Surf bar. Oliver's gourmet restaurant. Entertainment 3-5 times per week. Swimming pool with Jacuzzi area, tennis court with Omnicourt surface, fitness centre and spa (treatments*) with sauna, bikes and guest lounge. Snorkelling, Hobie Cat sailing and kayaks. . The Nutmeg Pod children's activity centre (3-12 years) offering organised indoor activities and games. Complimentary Concierge Service for guests staying in Royal Collection, Cinnamon and Saffron Suites. Room service*. 2 boutiques. Babysitting*.
* Denotes local charge.
Child ages are up to and including 11 years.
Children under 12 years are not permitted in Pool Suites.
Children under 5 years not permitted in Oliver's restaurant after 6.00pm year round.
Dress Code: Dress code is very casual during the day, with cover-ups required over swim suits in public and dining areas. After 7.00pm, the dress code is elegantly casual evening attire, excluding shorts and sleeveless tops for gentlemen.
Please Note: Spice Island Beach Resort is a completely non-smoking hotel.
All meals, afternoon tea, all premium-brand drinks including wine by the glass (excludes Champagne and bottled wine). All activities above unless otherwise stated.
3 nights except for 01-05 Jan '13, 01-28 Feb '13 and 16-31 Dec '13 when it is 7.
Good general access around the property.
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The Spice island Beach Resort is something very special! and deserves its Caribbean TA #1 rating. This 5* hotel is spot on and I had no choice but to give it a perfect score (a first for me) because... Read more while it is possible to find better, probably not at this price range. They say they aim to provide unpretentious luxury with a relaxed but attentive service, from the moment we booked to check out everything ran like clockwork. Pre arrival I did email the hotel and received a polite and detailed reply each time. I did find it odd that virgin holidays could offer a better price than the hotel itself, when I mentioned this and the fact that room service has a small charge (even in a all inclusive room costing in excess of $1000USD/night) they were not really interested in making a better offer. After booking with Virgin the hotel emailed me to confirm the booking and offered to take my details so as to speed up check-in. The short drive from the airport ended in the small but impressive entrance to the property and the very warm greeting by the manager(s) and various other staff. They took the bags from the car and escorted us to reception, check in was so efficient (the form pre filled in) we barely had time to use the cold towels offered and start the drinks brought over. Drink in hand we had a short tour of the facilities and shown to the room (Sea Grape Beach Suite #45). The bags arrived promptly and I guess the whole process took 5 mins. Sea Grape Beach Suites (SGBS) lie directly on Grand Anse Beach and in addition to a living area have private rock garden with luxury lounges and a hammock. This would be my first choice of room as the others have the total privacy with the enclosed pool but you sacrifice the view and the convenience of the beach just steps away. The SGBS location is fantastic and made days on the beach the best I have experienced, no need to pack up for day at the beach (everything is in the room already) I could escape the heat in the rooms powerful air-con if desired or use the complimentary minibar. I think this would be great if you had young kids who could nap in the room or play in the sea while supervised from the private patio. Due to the jet lag from the UK waking up at 4am is a pleasure when you have such a beautiful beach for an early walk/swim. The bed was amazingly comfy and the other furniture was decent enough. If they could put a hot tub on the patio of these rooms that would make it very special and offer continued competition to the new hotels opening around them. The only thing I did not like about the room is the bathroom was not very private (louvered shutters/door) and could be a bit awkward if sharing with a friend. The main living area is lit by standing or desk lamps and I found this annoying to turn them all on/off as required and they did not really light the room sufficiently anyway. The Sea and Surf Terrace serves the lunch and some of the tables are outside by the beach (under cover) and offer the best possible view right next to the beach. There is a different menu but the food for both dining areas seem to come from the same kitchen and I think they split this just so they could say they have 2 restaurants. Oliver's restaurant serves the breakfast and dinner, both are to the highest standard possible expect to be greeted by name on arrival (no idea how they remember everyone!) seated and offered a proper 5* not overly fussy service. I was pleased to see they have listened to the poor reviews and they have obviously made some changes. It is difficult to please everyone so they have simplified the menu to an amuse, a sorbet and 2 or 3 choices of soup, salad, main and desert, this changed everyday and they put a huge effort into the food (everything seemed to be made in house) Service was good for me, probably 10-15mins waiting time, it was possible to order as many or few dishes as required and if that was not good enough the manager personally met with us most evenings for a chat and made a point of saying we should ask for something different if desired. They do charge for the wine by the bottle but I can`t see the point when all drinks are included by the glass and once you order a drink its never going to run dry. I am lost for words and have no idea how this could be improved further! I did not use the spa or pool much but they looked nice enough. I do like a hot tub but apart from the one in the bathroom there are none outside which is a shame as that would be nice with a drink in hand. The cocktails with the owner and managers was a highlight and they are very easy to chat to. Grand anse beach has soft sand, clear water, small to medium wave height and during our week was very quiet. I did find the stretch in front of the hotel may have been the best bit, away from this there was some rubbish poor quality building work and the spice market (20min walk away) was unpleasant but this to me is the case everywhere in the Caribbean. The beach is a no vending zone but 1 or 2 times per day they will try to sell some poor quality tat or drugs (buying drugs off them would be pretty stupid I know!) and the hotel security did not do much to stop them. Generally the hotel is very quiet if you like to party its best not to be all inclusive and Grenada generally is no good for that. For us it was perfect. Read less
My fiance and I spent the day at Spice Island and we were blown away! Beautiful facilities, excellent service and delicious food! I received a tour of the facilities because I am a travel agent. I... Read more was shown all the room categories and was very impressed. Very modern facilities and decor throughout. I hope to come back and pamper myself for a week. I will definitely be recommending Spice Island to my clients! Thank you for an amazing day! Read less
We stayed for 11 nights and could not fault a thing! We booked transfers via the hotel for $19.00 and were greeted at the airport, the transfer time is only 10 minutes. Money is being spent on the... Read more hotel, new sun loungers were delivered during our stay - very comfortable! We stayed in a sea grape beach suite, we loved opening the patio doors in the morning and listening to the waves crashing onto the beach. It is a public beach but it was not particularly busy with locals. The staff cannot do enough for you. Food is amazing - dinner is a 5 course affair if you want. The all-inclusive option is definitely worth the money. Our invite to Royston's house for a cocktail party was a lovely treat. We can understand why Spice Island have won consecutive awards 8 years in a row. Read less
I had been an avid reader of all the Spice Island reviews both before and since booking our 10 night stay and therefore had high expectations. Incredibly, even our wildest dreams were surpassed at... Read more this hotel! Rather than repeating everything good that has already been said about this hotel, I'll just say that we could not find fault with the level of personal service, the quality and variety of the food, and the location, spaciousness and cleanliness of our Seagrape Suite (No 15). If we were to be really picky I think the only thing we would like to change would be the evening entertainment. Although there were live bands 3 times a week from around 8 o'clock, they finished between 10 and11pm.The general feeling among the guests was that this was too early, as most people lingered over dinner until at least 9 o'clock, (who wouldn't!) which didn't allow much time to enjoy the music and/or dance. And yes, even though the clientele was predominantly, although not exclusively, on the "wrong" side of 50, we do still like to boogie! So, if you crave quality, style, understated luxury and attention to detail, plus exceptional personal service, then this would be the place for you. On the other hand, if back to back partying, infinity pools and jet skiing is more important to you, then give this hotel a miss. Indeed, I would suggest you give beautiful unspoilt Grenada a miss! Read less
My husband and I booked this resort for a week's honeymoon and it was sheer luxury. The staff were incredible and know you by name; they could not be more polite or helpful if they tried. The hotel... Read more is about 15 minutes drive from the airport, we chose to get a private cab as it wasn't expensive and the hotel pre-arranged this for us so it was ready and waiting on our arrival into Grenada. The food choice is fantastic at this hotel and everything is waiter service. Neither myself or my husband could fault anything on the menu and each night there are at least 5 choices of main course and something to suit everyone. Our room walked straight out into the beach and despite it being a public beach, you aren't troubled by hawkers. A few people may ask you if you want to have your hair braided or buy some spices but if you politely decline they thank you for your time and continue on their way. Absolutely no grief whatsoever. If I could give this resort 6 stars I certainly would. I had read a previous review about it saying not to come here unless you were aged 50+ which I think is ridiculous. There isn't anything much to do in the evening but there are bands at the hotel 3-4 nights out of 7 and if you are looking for clubs and bars, Grenada as a whole will not be for you. It is a wonderfully relaxing place for unwinding and chilling out. If you want clubs stick to Ayia Napa or Magaluf! But I am 33 and my husband 28 and we thought it was amazing. Whole heartedly recommended. Read less