Family is at the heart of Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada. The family owned and operated luxury resort was founded in 1961, and later transformed by visionary hotelier and consummate host, Sir Royston Hopkin KCMG, who set about crafting the quintessential Caribbean luxury resort nestled against a backdrop of lush green hills, swaying palms and the deep blue Caribbean Sea. Sir Royston’s legacy continues on at this award-winning Caribbean retreat, where his daughter Janelle Hopkin carries on the tradition of excellence and heart-felt hospitality.
Seventeen of Spice Island Beach Resort’s 64 luxurious suites have private pools, while a further 34 suites open directly out onto the golden sands of Grand Anse Beach – regularly considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. The complimentary Nutmeg Pod activity centre is open daily with a full-day activity programme for children between the ages of three and 12. Each child receives their own goodie box on check-in which includes branded gifts from the resort and locally made snacks to try. Janissa’s Spa offers rejuvenation for body and soul by harnessing the restorative power of Grenada’s native spices, seaweed and citrus zest to revive and revitalise. Other elements of the resort to soothe the soul include the beachfront yoga pavilion and taking some meditative moments in the hotel’s secret herb and spice garden.
A luxury all-inclusive resort, and Grenada’s only AAA Five-diamond property, inclusions at Spice Island Beach Resort include: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, all beverages except bottled wine or champagne, a complimentary stocked in-room mini-bar, automatic membership at Grenada’s Golf Club, floodlit tennis court, unlimited use of non-powered watersports, i.e. hobie-cats, ocean kayaks, snorkelling equipment, paddle boards, fitness centre, children’s activity centre and bicycle use.
Grenada makes up part of the West Indies, at the Southern-Eastern tip of the Caribbean. Its neighbouring islands are Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Local attractions include the Underwater Sculpture Park – which has recently revealed 31 new sculptures – and going for a dip at Annandale Falls, as well as internationally renowned dive sites. Spices grown in Grenada include nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, bay leaves, and turmeric.