Spice Island Beach Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
We have just returned from this hotel and I have to say it has been an amazing experience! You are NOT going to be disappointed if you stay here! We had arrived from Barbados on an internal flight, the airport is literally 10 minutes drive away. We were greeted (as we were ALL the time) by cheerful, friendly staff - always using our names. We were shown around and presented with refreshing drinks and made to feel very welcome. The hotel is small but perfectly formed. It is tastefully decorated throughout, the room we were staying is was fabulous - The Seagrape suite - a twin room with a seating area, terrace and approx 10 steps away from the beautiful beach. The pool was regularly used by our daughters aged 10 and 12, and obviously the beach too. I have to disagree with one review about the food - we thought that the food (as was the service) was amazing and if there was something different that you fancied they had no problem in sorting it out. We had a day trip out to tour the island - would you like a picnic, they asked? They packed us up with a wonderful picnic! This place is unique in that it has the level of service and attention to detail as 5 star hotels - you know the type Sandals, Radisson etc - but this is a family run hotel and it has the personable side which the big guns cannot compete with! If you want peace and quiet, exceptional service, attentive friendly staff and amazing views/location then this is the place for you! There are no karaoke nights, kids entertainers, huge donut inflatables in the pool - go somewhere else for that! However, there is often live singers/bands on, there is a children's club/baby sitting service if you need it. I have to say that my family and I have stayed in many places, including Raffles, Singapore and The Peninsula, Hong Kong and this is definitely up there.
Last month me and my family took the effort in flying to Grenada. It was a long flight but we finally got there. We were picked up by a taxi hired by the hotel but at our own expense. Most 5 star hotels/resort I know offer a free ride to and from the airport. In this case the ride wasn't even 10 km. We had a seagrape suite, nice accommodation, Dedon garden/beach furniture and also the toiletries supplied by Molton Brown were good. The view from the resort is absolutely stunning, nice white beach, in other words the perfect location. The restaurant however was very disappointing, not enough choice and a quite boring a la carte menu. We were so disappointed we decided to have room service 60 pct of all evenings. You only pay tax on the amount you've ordered so that was ok to avoid sitting in the restaurant. Breakfast was a bit of a joke, hardly any choice and even what they'd served wasn't well prepared. They serve "the usual suspects" like Eggs Benedict, pancakes and 2 local breakfast dishes. Not much fruit which is weird for an island like Grenada. Conclusion breakfast, lunch and dinner were all very disappointing. When you like to book trips to other islands or if you just want to hire a dinghy you better arrange it yourselves. It takes ages before they are able to give you some ideas and you have to pay them 10 pct commission even though it's their job to arrange trips for their guests. Arrange your own trips and avoid Sunsation. Furthermore the resort is mainly suitable for pensionada's or at least people over 55...It's one of the most boring resorts I've ever been in my life.
What you're really paying for at Spice Island Beach Resort is the exceptional service. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with smiles, cold flannels and a house cocktail. All the staff greet you by name and nothing is too much trouble - you want different drinks in your mini bar? You got it. You don't fancy the dessert options on the menu at dinner? No problem, you can request something else. Regular beach service means that drink orders and fresh fruit kebabs are brought direct to your sun lounger without you having to lift a finger. The reception staff happily researched quotes and booked all our day trips and taxis for us, and the hotel managers were chatty and friendly. Our flight home to UK was cancelled and rescheduled to the following day, but the hotel liaised direct with Virgin Atlantic regarding our compensation and arranged for us to stay an extra night all-inclusive for no extra cost or admin on our part - with this level of outstanding service I can see why there are so many repeat guests. Our room - an oleander garden suite - was spotlessly clean (as was the whole hotel resort) and was spacious with modern, good-quality furnishings. It included a huge bathroom with a giant bath and a separate walk-in shower that conveniently had a clothes line strung up so we could dry our beach wear - great little detail. Fluffy towels (including pool towels) were changed regularly. Ice for cold drinks is replaced in your room twice a day. Good air con as well as ceiling fans were put to good use in our room, and we were grateful of the DVD player on the couple of rainy days we experienced (note: take your own DVDs). We were on the 1st floor and had a large balcony overlooking the beautifully kept tropical gardens, with a day bed as well as a table and chairs - we preferred this over the beach front suites which, OK have an amazing setting right on the beach, but are less private. We visited in June, at the start of the rainy season. The weather was mostly pleasant 30degree-sunny days with the occasional brief afternoon downpour. Many other repeat guests we met said they always visit at this time of year and the weather is usually always fine. The hotel was about half full, though we saw few other guests other than at meal times, so the pool was quiet, there were plenty of sun loungers to go round and the gym was empty on all our visits. The setting is stunning - set right on the white-powder sandy beach of the Grand Anse. Although a public beach, non-residents stayed noticeably some distance away (there are 24-hour hotel security guards for peace of mind, too.)We were initially hesitant about staying here due to the lack of choice for lunch/dinner venues (unlike some other resorts which have more than one restaurant offering) but we needn't have worried as there was plenty of choice for all tastes on the menu, and we rather enjoyed being pampered by the formal waiting service. This hotel far exceeded all our expectations and I'm really struggling to find any constructive criticism at all. Grenada itself has a lot to offer and it's well worth tearing yourself away from the resort to explore the island. Highlights for us were the Diamond Chocolate Factory, Antoine Rum Distillery and seeing the wild rainforest or 'interior' as the locals call it.
Having been to many resorts I must say this one is a hidden gem. From the time you arrive until the the day you leave you are surrounded by happy hard working staff whose goal is to ensure you have an enjoyable vacation. The rooms are esthetically pleasing with all amenities. We were located very close to the beach with a lovely walk out lounge area. The beach during our stay was very quiet and beautiful, crystal blue water with nice white sand. During our stay the concierge at the hotel suggested we do a day tour of the island. She booked us with a driver who came to the hotel to pick us up, our picnic lunch was waiting for us and we were in our way. We had a great day visiting the nutmeg factory, the chocolate factory, the rain forest, the waterfalls, the rum shoos etc. Our tour guide was very passionate about the island and we spent a great day visiting. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be pampered and enjoy a relaxing week. I must also mention the wonderful massages we had at the spa, an hour was to short I didn't want to leave. Thank you to all the hard working staff for a great week in paradise.
A week in a very spacious Sea Grape suite smack on the beach was fantastic. Friendly, professional service with real attention to detail complemented the excellent food (particularly at lunchtime). All-inclusive to very high standard in a great location. Super place to relax and use as a base for seeing Grenada.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Daily buffet breakfast and lunch
- A la carte dinner (no reservations required)
- Afternoon tea
- Unlimited domestic, select international and premium brand drinks (house wine included)
- Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
- Selected non-motorized water sports
- Introduction to scuba diving in pool
- Nightly entertainment
- 64 suites
- 2 restaurants
- 1 bar
- Medical services (fee)
- Room service (fee)
- Scuba diving (fee)
- Wifi (in designated areas)
- 220 volts (Adaptor required)
- 1 king-size or 2 double beds
- Full bathroom with whirlpool
- Bathrobes, slippers
- CD/DVD player
- Alarm clock
- In-room safe
- Living room
- Balcony or terrace
- Maximum occupancy 3 adults (2 adults and 2 children)
- Directly on the beach
- 1 king-size or 2 double beds
- Living room
- Patio with private garden
- Maximum occupancy 3 adults (2 adults and 2 children)
Resort Location Map
Spice Island Beach ResortGrenada,Grenada
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Grand Anse Beach P.O. Box 6, Grand Anse Grenada
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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