Reopens Following a 15-month, US$12 million Rebuilding Project
GRENADA (Jan. 28, 2006) – Spice Island Beach Resort on Grand Anse Beach in Grenada has officially re-opened following a 15-month, US$12 million rebuilding project with the creation of new suite accommodations (highlighted by two $1,500 per night suites), private personal pools suites, personal saunas and attention to service that is unparalleled in the Caribbean.
Spice Island Beach Resort is owned and operated by Sir Royston O. Hopkin, KCMG, owner and chairman, and the only Caribbean hotelier ever knighted by the Queen of England; done so for his long-time dedication to the development and promotion of Caribbean tourism.
“Now that we have re-opened we are introducing our chic, newly-restyled five-star product and we’re confident all our advance bookers will be astounded at the superior level of quality, amenities and impeccable service encompassing Spice,” said Sir Royston.
Spice Island Beach Resort sits on famed 1,600 ft. Grand Anse Beach in Grenada and features 64 elegantly-appointed suites (two less than its previous room count because of the creation of two new, super-spacious suites), the full-service Janissa’s Spa, a Cybex® fitness center, an open-air, beachside gourmet restaurant, the Sea & Surf Bar for refreshing cocktails throughout the day, a central swimming pool with swim-up whirlpool, an Omnicourt® tennis court, the Nutmeg Pod children’s activity center, the Gatsby Boutique and more.
Attention to detail is found in each luxurious suite with contemporary Caribbean décor, large whirlpool, LCD flat panel televisions with cable, Italian Frette bathrobes and linens (some of the softest and smoothest around), DVD and CD players, Molton Brown bath and body amenities, mini-bar, clock radio, hair dryer, air conditioning, ceiling fan, iron and ironing board, direct dial telephone with Internet access, safe, coffee/tea facility, toaster, chaise lounges and patio or balcony. The accommodations include:
Active pursuits include swimming in an attractively-landscaped, centrally-located pool right near the beach (or relaxing in the Jacuzzi), snorkeling, kayaking and sailing with Hobie cats. Scuba diving can easily be arranged through the resort’s watersports facility, Aquanauts Grenada Ltd.
Other daytime diversions include tennis on a premium artificial grass surface court, lit for night play (lessons by certified pros are priced accordingly); and golf at the nine-hole Grenada Golf Club, two miles from resort (Spice provides complimentary greens fees) and bicycling.
Upon request, Reception will arrange deep-sea fishing, other watersports (such as parasailing), hiking, bird watching, sunset cruises and sightseeing tours plus Grenadine Island day trips and other specialty excursions.
A property highlight is the luxurious, full-service, 5,600 square foot Janissa’s Spa offering manicures and pedicures, massages as well as body polishes and scrubs incorporating local ingredients like nutmeg, seaweed, aloe vera and coconut, a salon for hairstyling, waxing and other services, a sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi, and separate men’s and women’s lockers. Janissa’s Spa features four air-conditioned treatment rooms with exterior rain showers, an outdoor sunken whirlpool bath, an open-air couples massage room, and a relaxation lounge overlooking a tranquil reflection pool.
Within the spa is the fitness center with all new, top-of-the-line equipment including treadmills, stationary bikes and a wide selection of free weights.
Enhancing its vacation experience for families, Spice presents the Nutmeg Pod, open daily from 9 am - 5 pm for kids from ages 3 and up (children must be toilet-trained). There is a weekly schedule of organized activities including fun and games on Grand Anse Beach, electronic and board games for all ages, and other indoor and outdoor pursuits.
Guests can sample culinary excellence at Oliver’s Restaurant, which offers an extensive daily table d’hote menu. An open-air, beachfront establishment, Oliver’s affords views as spectacular as the Creole and international cuisine being served. For more intimate dining, room service is available from 7:45 a.m. - 10 p.m. at no extra charge.
For a cool refreshment any time of day, or a pre- or post-dinner cocktail, beverages will reign supreme at the Sea & Surf Bar, adjacent to Oliver’s, near the pool terrace. At the Sea & Surf Bar, guests can savor fine wines, top-shelf liquor and special tropical drinks. Sea & Surf offers an a la carte menu featuring light tropical salads, grilled items and other appetizing specialties for lunch.
Framed by large French windows and doors that open onto the pool terrace and into the bar, the Resident’s Lounge provides a quiet haven so guests can read (after picking a selection from the small library), relax, or play a game of cards, backgammon or checkers. Entertainment is provided in the bar or courtyard several nights a week.
Couples seeking to tie-the-knot in paradise or celebrate their nuptials afterwards can enjoy Spice’s wedding and honeymoon packages, chock full of romantic extras.
Spice’s sister property – Blue Horizons Garden Resort – situated across the road, consists of 32 rooms in a cottage-style facility and an aviary for tropical birds. There are 21 different species that inhabit the lush landscape. Blue Horizons has long been associated with its gourmet restaurant La Belle Creole, featuring continental cuisine with a West Indian emphasis. Guests staying at Spice can visit Blue Horizons and enjoy its tranquil atmosphere that lets guests return to the softer side of nature in a delightful Caribbean paradise.
Spice Island Beach Resort is three miles south of the airport and less than five miles from the colorful capital of St. George’s.
|Also See:||Brian Hardy Named General Manager and Nerissa Hopkin Named Deputy General Manager at Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada / November 2005|
|Grenadian Hotelier Royston Hopkin Receives Knighthood Title from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II / May 2005|