Spice Island Beach Resort5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Well, where to start? Words just can't do justice to this place, but I'll give it a try. From the moment we arrived, we felt like we'd returned home - that's how warm and welcoming every member of staff is, even though this was our first visit! The resort itself is immaculate, with rooms having been recently refreshed. They had just re-opened days before our arrival after a short closure to install some new features (mainly a new outdoor pavilion on the beach which will be used for morning yoga - a beautiful setting indeed!). The resort is set on Grande Anse beach, one of the biggest and best beaches on the island. It's a public beach, however the resort is monitored constantly by security guards, and you never feel that there could be any issues. Comfortable loungers are plentiful, and the warm sea and spotless sand are immaculate and so inviting. Going back to the resort itself, the pool is just the right size for the size of the resort, perfect for a refreshing dip to cool off in the afternoon sun. The included watersports are great (we only took out some kayaks, but they also have paddle boarding, hobie cats, snorkeling etc included as part of the all inclusive package). The food is also exceptional, with plenty of choice at all meal times. Everything is cooked fresh to order, and the choice is varied and plentiful. However, if nothing takes your fancy, the kitchen team are more than happy to make you something off-menu - my friend loved the vegetable roti she had on the first day so much that she had them make it for her every lunch time while we were there! You really will not go hungry (or thirsty!). The drinks are of a high quality, and the Spice Island Classic and Liquid Sunshine are my top tips from the cocktail menu. Delicious! Last but not least, I have to give mention to the staff, from the grounds staff, housekeeping, waiting staff, reception, through to management and even the owner and his family (who have a continuous presence around the resort) - every one of them does their best to make sure you feel at home. You really feel that nothing is too much trouble, and they really do want to make your stay a memorable one - and boy did they do that! Never have I been to a resort where the staff are quite so invested in their clients happiness, and the sheer volume of repeat guests we met while there shows that this is what sets Spice Island apart from other luxury resorts of their kind. We completely fell in love with this place, so much so we're already planning a return visit in May 2018 - and I'm sure it'll feel just like going home!
Just returned from a dream vacation in Spice Island resort, Grenada. This is our 4th visit to this resort and we felt so special when Sir Royston Hopkin, his son Ryan and Management team were there to bid us farewell. During our short stay,they were always there to make us feel welcome. The Seagrape beach Suite was so inviting, immaculate, nicely furnished,Morton Brown toiletries and towels were soft and smelt so fresh. The two queen size beds were very comfortable with 4 pillows and all the bed linens to allow you to relax and enjoy a good night’s sleep. You open the patio door and there is a sofa, table and two chairs with a ceiling fan if needed. Two steps down, there are two comfortable padded lounging chairs and a hammock under an umbrella. You can relax and view the famous Grand Anse Beach, listening to the clear blue water rolling onto the sandy beach. There are lounging chairs closer to the beach and there was no problem securing them for your use. The beach was not crowded and the odd vendor would pass to offer your his wares. A simple no thank you and they were on their way. We have never experienced this high level of personalized service in the Caribbean, being fellow Caribbean residents. The owners and Management team set their standard very high and this sets the resort in the diamond category. The meals are nicely presented, satisfying and the menu is wide and varied. The breakfast menu offers lots of fresh fruits, juices, pastries, cold and hot dishes. The lunch menu has the chef’s favourites and so many choices for the hearty eaters, light options and the vegetarians are catered too. The soups offered are very creamy and wholesome. All the bread,pastries, cakes and ice cream are made in house. I ordered an item on the menu that I enjoyed on my last visit 14 years ago and I could not believe that it tasted just as I remembered it. I enjoyed every mouthful. Although I was so full and satisfied, Janelle, the waitress offered me two scoops of the homemade avocado ice cream which I could not resist. We were too full to enjoy the afternoon high tea and I cannot comment on it. Thanks to head chef Jesson Church, the dinner menu is wide and varied. We enjoyed the choices we made and were very satisfied. The steel pan music added a special touch to the evening. We are looking to our next vacation in Spice Island Resort, hopefully next year.
In ways, there isn't anything I can add to the positive comments this place gets - and deserves. We had a fantastic week here (during which I celebrated a big birthday) and it was fantastic. The staff are helpful, attentive and friendly but also recognise that some guests are happy being quiet. The food was great - too good in ways as my weight showed on getting home! I'd recommend the fish options at breakfast. Rooms are well laid out, bed was comfortable and very good (and quiet) air conditioning. My only slight gripe was that there was a family with small toddler in the room next door and a lot of noise came through the connecting door as the sound-proofing was pretty minimal - so that was a bit trying (but fortunately they left part way through the week). It was great being able to walk out onto the beach, though - and the seating area on the 'terrace' was also really nice in the heat of the day. The hammock, whilst a good concept, wasn't that practical but that aside, a fantastic resort and definitely one I'd recommend (and hope to return to in the not-too-distant future)!
This is truly an amazing boutique hotel. The food is fantastic the hotel rooms are lovely with the most comfortable beds. The staff cannot do enough to make your stay special i only drink vodka and the frudge in my room was filled with vodka miniatures and tonics. This is a quiet hotel which is great for couples or adults. The beach is a stretch of golden sand and a romantic early morning stroll to the end is a must. Overall our holiday here was amazing.
Went with my wife and kids to Spice Island Beach Resort in late August. Had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The resort is a simple one with a lovely beach, swimming pool and restaurants. There is a kids club as well. The kids club is of a good standard, they do some arts and crafts and there is a wii and xbox etc. The beach is very lovely and is a selling point of the resort. The service was gyenerally excellent although one or two staff lacked knowledge of certain things. For instance when we went to the reception to ask about day trips, the woman Keira seemed perplexed and said she was not sure about these and to speak to our travel rep. I booked our whole trip on ba.com so had no travel rep per se. She seemed surprised and suggested we contact the virgin rep. I was a little surprised she had no contacts of any travel companies or any suggestions whatsoever even if the hotel themselves don't organise trips. Once she saw my disappointment she did make an effort to draw circles on a map around some key spots in the country worth visiting. She also gave some good advice not to try driving on the island myself as it is not well signposted. I looked online and read a telegraph article about a guide called Telfor who has won an award for his guiding work. I called him as I found his number online and he came in our car and did a guided day tour which was an incredible experience. The food in the restaurants varies between good to excellent. Most dishes are very good, some superb, I was overall very impressed and contented with the food on offer. It's important to try different things and the chef was very accommodating in making fried plantain for us on request which we love! There was one day I was somewhat surprised as we were relaxing by the beach side bar and we were told we could not have ice cream at the bar and had to go to a restaurant table to eat this. Ice cream can also be consumed poolside. I was surprised and asked a manager for an explanation and they simply stated this was house policy. The hotel is a little old English in some regards in expecting guests to wear trousers for dinner and the ice cream rule, there's a flavour of my old private school manners about the place. Once I got used to that I found it fine although I have to say I think it's a dated approach and they should move with the times and let guests come for dinner in shorts and allow them to eat ice cream by the pool side bar! Also the ice cream wasn't very tasty and they really need to explore getting a new brand in. The milkshakes though were very tasty so not sure if they used different ice cream in there. The alcohol on offer is a good variety although generally not top shelf, there were a few such as Johnnie walker blue label though, in any event the regular drinks such as rum were very nice and a good variety. The bedrooms are impeccable and absolutely lovely, top end five star standard. The bathrooms hansgrohe and v&b, really excellent. We went during a quiet week and were lucky to get an upgrade to a Seagrape suite which was amazing being by the beach. Bear in mind there are some local touts on the beach, none of the beaches in Grenada are completely private. However the touts are rarely seen, only early in the mornings usually. The hotel has some sort of arrangement with an independent water sports company which has a shack on the beach. However the guy in there seemed strangely inhospitable. He took us on a snorkel out from the beach (we wanted someone to take us to the best areas with coral) and was mildly friendly and helpful then, the next day I asked him if there are any boat trips we could arrange and he said "what kind of boat trip" sounding perplexed, on the whole I was not impressed by the standard or service from the water sports centre, although it wasn't really necessary as we were quite happy relaxing for the week and the pool and grounds of the resort as mentioned were delightful. All in all we had a fantastic time and enjoyed the stay thoroughly. True Caribbean hospitality. Sir Royston the owner was there some days when we were there, he is a delightful hardworking person, who cares passionately about the resort and high quality service, that is a big selling point of this small boutique resort. I would definitely return as it was a wonderful experience.
If you stay at Spice Island Beach Resort you'll know you've stayed like royalty considering that's where the likes of Prince Harry and many dignitaries have laid their head when coming to Grenada and now I know why. This resort is 'beautiful' - the only adjective needed when describing this luxury resort feet away from the world famous Grand Anse Beach. I love Grenada !!!
My father organised a family holiday here and what can I say – just WOW! This is without a doubt one of the best resorts in the world. We stayed in a Seagrape right by the beach and loved every minute of it – even when it rained! There was a good selection of food at the resort and each day we tried different a Grenadian dish. They even cooked us Grenada’s national dish – Oil Down – which was a very complicated/complex meal to cook! One of the many highlights was the night when the New Dimension steel band played. They are amazing! All in all, we loved Grenada and Spice Island is the place to stay if you visit the island. Thank you to every member of staff! You made our family holiday extra special.
This was our first trip to Grenada and Spice Island. From the moment we entered the resort and until we left we were treated with such care and attention and genuine warmth it made us feel so welcome. The staff at this resort are so proud of their facility and their island and they want you to enjoy your stay so they go above and beyond to ensure your every need is catered for. This is a family run beach resort and the family many of whom we spoke with take a real interest and carein their business, and of heir guests and staff. After our reception where we were greeted with cold towels and a cold glass of fizz we found that we had been upgraded and we stayed in a Sea grape suit which was pure luxury and backed onto the beach and was only a few steps from the sea. In the room you are provided with Molten Brown shampoos, creams etc, there is a shower and bath, safe and a well stocked mini bar that is constantly replenished. The main restaurant is used for both breakfast and dinner. Lunch is served in an adjoining area near the bar. Both are open out to the beach and great views are had of he Sea and beach. One of the best things l liked was that you did not have to book for any meals but turned up whenever you liked. The food at all times was wonderful and beautifully cooked and nothing was too much of a problem. The menu is not huge but there is more than enough choices and varied and if not you can order off menu. The whole site is very clean and the gardens are wonderful. There is limited entertainment in the evenings which did not bother us as we were there for relaxation. However the acts we had were top notch and very professional. My wife and l both had a massage which was very relaxing, professional and reasonably priced. We both loved this resort and in particular the way the staff genuinely look after you and make you feel both valued and welcome. I now know why so many people return time and time again. We have visited many places around the world but Spice Island was special to us and we will return. I am sorry I could not remember all the names of the staff that treated us so well and knew us all by name and it would be wrong to name just a few. As a result l would like to thank ALL the staff for making our holiday so special.
We chose Spice Island Beach Resort for our honeymoon. We were welcomed at the airport by a friendly staff member, who knew our name and where we had come from. When we arrived at the resort several employees graciously greeted us by name, congratulations, and smiles. We received signature drinks at check in and had champagne, chocolates and fresh fruit in our room. We were upgraded to a nicer suite and they made sure we had everything we needed or could imagine. The room had a beautiful design, was clean, comfortable, well maintained and supplied with anything you might need. We had a private pool suite which was the best decision, it made it so unique and special! The food was outstanding, we didn't have a bad meal. The quality was superb, the menu choices varied everyday however if you wanted to have something again or had special requests they were happy to meet your desires. The service was friendly, polite, the ambiance was great and the view was breath-taking. The hotel is overall beautiful, has the perfect setting on the best beach in Grenada, and had the most amazing staff. They made our honeymoon so memorable by making us feel so welcomed, treated us with such care, and made sure to help us plan unforgettable excursions. I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone and would not stay at any other hotel in Grenada!!!
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.
- Walking distance to Grand Anse Beach
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Located in Grand Anse within a short walk of Grand Anse Beach, Spice Island Beach Resort is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as St. George's Harbor. This 64-room, 5-star resort has 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. On the beach, it's also near Fort George and National Stadium.
Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: Olivers Restaurant specializes in international cuisine, and serves breakfast; dinner, or Sea and Surf Terrace offers relaxing ocean views. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
The 64 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect 42-inch LED TVs with cable channels and DVD players, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Frette Italian sheets and down comforters ensure a restful night. Free minibar items, iPod docks, and sofa beds are also standard.
Spice Island Beach Resort features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 22.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a sauna, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
94% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 848 reviews