Some islands, like people, luxuriate in their privacy. They lack no social graces and enjoy playing host to visitors but they’re also comfortable being left alone. This, in many ways, is Grenada and the island’s character results, in part, from being a land of plenty: fishing nets heavy with tuna, mackerel and grouper and volcanic soil so rich that crops seem to spring from the soil as if by magic. Grenada’s interior is lush and mountainous, waterfalls cascade into sparkling swim-holes and monkeys gorge on papaya and bananas. Spices? oh yes. The Island is chock-a-block with nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, saffron, cinnamon, clove and allspice growing wild on verdant hillsides. All this has resulted in Grenada remaining unchanged for centuries.
Spice Island Beach Resort – Reimagined
Its name is a gentle reminder of history past, when Grenada was the civilized world’s most treasured source of exotic spices. Today, the Resort’s name serves as a metaphor for the touch of spice it regularly adds to the lives of its guests. To be a guest of Sir Royston Hopkin and his family at the world-famous Spice Island Beach Resort is to live in elegant luxury on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Recently, the Resort has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. This is a most propitious time to visit and discover how a property always considered perfect has now become perfection plus!
We are Family
The Spice Island Beach Resort is, indeed, a family affair run under the dynamic stewardship of Sir Royston Hopkin and assisted by his children Ryan, Janelle and Nerissa. The resort now features an upgraded porte-cochere with redesigned public spaces throughout the entire property and a dedicated concierge in the refurbished lobby area. All of the public areas, as well as the restaurants and guest rooms have also been upgraded. There’s a spiced-up, luxe, 5,600 square foot Janissa’s Spa and Fitness Centre, newly designed by famed interior designer Kobi Karp with cascading fountains and shimmering reflecting pools. The renovated spa is truly a state-of-the-art venue - from its fabulous Salon to the unique treatments on offer.
Oliver’s, the Resort’s grand open-air terrace restaurant serves both Creole and Mediterranean dishes and is in the very capable hands of Head Chef Jesson Church. Plan a dinner there at sunset and gaze out over Grand Anse Beach, letting a pink and gold Caribbean sunset put the final icing on your day. The Spice Island Beach Resort has been honored by Conde Nast Johansens for “Most Excellent Service in the Americas,” and is the only AAA Four Diamond, Five-star property in Grenada. No surprise there.
Hankering for a taste of the Caribbean, but can't get away right now? Check out these fine Caribbean restaurants right in our own backyard:
The Islands, 803 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn (718-398-3575)
Freda's Caribbean & Soul Cuisine, 993 Columbus Avenue, NYC (646-438-9832)
Perci's Jerk Hut, 126-14 H Merrick Blvd., Jamaica (718-528-5375)
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The Spice Island Beach Resort