Spice Island Beach Resort
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, drinks, minibar, tennis, golf greens fees (at a nearby course), use of bicycles, non-motorized water sports (snorkeling, Hobie cat sailing and kayaking), kids club and fitness center access
- Beautiful and spacious Caribbean-style suites
- Unbelievable setting on a powdery beach close to area attractions
- Intimate boutique resort that is family-owned and operated
What To Know
- Extremely quiet property with few planned events
- Two dining venues at the resort
- There’s a delivery charge for room service
- Smoking is not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on Grenada’s famous Grand Anse Beach, the all-inclusive, four-diamond Spice Island Beach Resort is a peaceful paradise on eight oceanfront acres. The 64 suites are a minimum of 620 square feet, and they have garden (Oleander Suites) or ocean views (Seagrape Suites). The decor features pops of teal, peach or apple-green, and the bathrooms are fitted with luxuries such as large soaking tubs, separate showers, soft bathrobes and slippers, and iPod docking stations. The private terraces spill out onto the sand, while swaying hammocks and chaise longues offer relaxation. The rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner, premium drinks and afternoon tea. Guests can play tennis, take a bike ride, snooze under a beach umbrella, or go snorkeling and kayaking. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full-service spa and musical entertainment in the evenings. The elegant restaurant, Oliver’s, serves an eclectic dinner menu that includes dishes such as pan-seared grouper with tomato confit and spice-rubbed duck leg with roasted pumpkin.
In the Area
In addition to beautiful, soft beaches, Grenada is home to the stunning Seven Sisters Falls in Grand Etang National Park — less than 10 miles from Spice Island Beach Resort. Visitors can also learn to sail on the beautiful waters of the island from Clarkes Court Bay Marina, about three miles from the resort. One unusual scuba diving or snorkeling destination is the Underwater Sculpture Park, a growing display of stone figures that are interesting and slightly spooky. Or you can just stay put at the resort and rent scuba gear from the shop next to the hotel and explore the pristine waters along two-mile Grand Anse Beach. Shoppers can browse the stores in the Spiceland Mall, and there’s a vendor market at Grand Anse Beach that offers locally made products and souvenirs. Golfers can head to Grenada Golf Club; for some excitement in the evening, the casual Junction Bar and Grill offers live music and libations.
How to Get There
Just back from 10 days all inclusive stay in a Luxury Almond Suite. We had a really relaxed and enjoyable time but can’t quite rate this 5*. I hope the following points are seen a constructively critical.
Just into rainy season so 40% occupancy and we sensed some cutbacks eg the Sunday Caribbean buffet was cancelled. The ambience was fine, from first greeting, front desk and general management very attentive.
Our suite had an outside terrace and on hindsight we should have opted for a lounge area - the next grade up. The sitting area was a little cramped. Bathroom does not have air con or extractor fan so got a
The all inclusive meal plan was in need of a review - same a la carte menus for some years and only one night had a buffet which was limited. Any In room meals attract a $11.50 tray charge. The kitchen staff were great in that as my wife is vegetarian they were very helpful with options and catering for off the menu requests. Restaurant staff generally very good. We did note that there is a reluctance to say “sorry” when things are forgotten or overlooked.
The free minibar is amazing - have what you like and it is topped up with no question. Canapés at 1800 are very small and not with any automatic vege option.
Beach is lovely and well maintained but is not private and hotel is close to road so expect a little noise.
To conclude these are all relatively minor
Points but all added up lead us to giving 4 not 5 star rating.
This is a luxury property, small with everything you could possibly want. Choose from beachfront or private pool villas which are spacious and well appointed. The dining is all ala carte. NO buffet tables as you would find in some all inclusives. It is a fine dining experience. The owner is on property and is a most gracious gentleman. The menu choices are varied and all delicious.
The spa which includes one treatment per stay is excellent and one of the best massages I have had.
There is plenty to do or you could just do nothing but sit on the beach and the drink service is included with that as well.
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a luxury lay back vacation. Non stop air from many US airports.
My husband and I stayed here for seven nights as part of our honeymoon and it really was pure luxury – we spent the whole week being delighted and always had huge smiles on our faces! We organised a transfer from the airport with the hotel – the driver was extremely welcoming and once we were in the car he phoned ahead to the hotel to let them know we would be with them in 10 minutes. Upon arrival members of the management team were on the steps to greet us with a wonderful Spice Classic cocktail, check in was very efficient and before we knew it we were whisked off to our beautiful room by three members of staff (excluding the bell boy!). Customer service is truly outstanding and this is evident as soon as you arrive. Despite us only just arriving every single member of staff we met knew our names and would greet us with beaming smiles ‘Hello Mr & Mrs’.
We stayed in their bottom room – an Oleander Garden Suite but you would have never have known. It was absolutely beautiful – spacious, comfy and tastefully decorated. The Molton Brown toiletries are a real treat – they even spray your bed sheets daily at turn down with Molton Brown fragrance. The mini bar is included and well stocked, complete with two full size bottle of wines. Maid service was always timely and done to a very high standard, we never had a single complaint.
The beach is truly beautiful and there was never any issues with comfy sun loungers being plentiful – you also get regular bar service on the beach. The pool looked lovely, however, we never tried it as we wanted to make the most of the beach.
Where do I start when it comes to the food?! It was HEAVENLY. At breakfast there is a buffet of fruit, pastries, a large juice selection with two local juices that changed every day and then a comprehensive a la carte menu including American / English and local options. A must try is their eggs benedict!
There were plenty of standard lunch options and they also offered a large number of daily specials. The standard lunch menu also changed whilst we were there. Our favourites were the roti’s, the fish specials, ice-cream churned on site and spice warm chocolate brownie. On Sunday they do a BBQ for lunch and it is genuinely amazing – do not miss it!!
Afternoon tea is also served and is truly scrumptious, we only managed to do it three times as we were just too full but definitely give it a go at least once! Their scones are fantastic and change flavour daily we tried nutmeg, pineapple and vanilla.
In the evening you are in for a real treat – it’s an expansive five course meal plus amuse bouche. The menu is shared in the morning, something to get very excited to wake up to. The food was absolutely amazing and there was a great variety our favourites included seafood pot pie, T-bone steak, lamb loin, cinnamon cheesecake… the list goes on!! On Friday night, it's a Caribbean themed buffet which shouldn't be missed! There was also a large Steel Drum band as the entertainment throughout the evening, which was amazing and definitely added to that Caribbean vibe! My husband loves hearing the steel drums so this is definitely a treat.
The really nice thing about all the buffets including breakfast is that the kitchen staff are all out and serve your food for you, no need for you to do it yourself! It's definitely the little things that make a difference.
The wines were all absolutely delicious too our favourites were the French sparkling wine and the Sunrise Merlot. But with one sparkling, one Rose, three reds, and three whites, I doubt you'll struggle to find one you love.
Honestly and truly the customer service is second to none, you are made to feel like royalty and nothing is ever too much trouble. The staff were all absolutely fantastic and Spice Island should feel honoured to call them their staff. The General Manager is extremely accessible and always showing his face to make sure you are having a wonderful time – we even saw Sir Royston a number of times.
The hotel organised a driver for the day for us which was fantastic and an absolutely must do! Sylvan our driver provided us with the most wonderful experience of the island – we visited St Georges, Georges Fort, the Rainforest to see the monkeys and also the Belmont Estate. It cost 30 USD an hour and was worth every single penny. The hotel also packed us up a delicious picnic to take along too, you just have to let them know the night before.
We also went on the sunset cruise the hotel organise and it was beautiful – definitely recommended.
Janissa’s spa is also well worth a visit, we both indulged in full body Swedish massages and came away truly relaxed.
Thank you to all the staff for making our honeymoon extra special – one thing is for certain we will be back! 😊
Ps, just to prove how special this place is we met a lady who was on her 36th trip with her 37th booked for later this year!
We just got back from a 6-day trip to Grenada with our 2 kids (ages 9 months and 3 years). We had the pleasure of staying at Spice Island Beach Resort after our travel advisor recommended it. When we arrived, we were greeted by name at the entrance by management and right away helped us out of our transfer and into the resort. I would categorize it as old school luxury and everything that is needed for a relaxing getaway. The staff the entire trip was so nice and attentive and interacted with our children. We stayed in a beachfront seagrape suite and the end of the property which was the biggest draw for us - a room directly on the beautiful beach. It made it so easy to get the kids ready and just walk right onto the beach and in for a swim. Although the beach is not private, in the mornings through lunch, we were the only ones out there. In the later afternoon to evenings is when the locals seemed to go to the beach but at that time, we were usually at the pool. I know some reviews were turned off by the beach not being private, but we did not see it as a problem at all. There is security going up and down the property all day long. The beach is one of the nicest beaches we have seen. The pool was just as lovely - I actually think it is more inviting and prettier in person that the pictures I had seen. I like the setup with the shape of the pool, it even feels private when you are in there. No music is played by the pool (we had our own playing softly and seemed not to bother anyone). The property is pristine --- I didn't walk through the property once without seeing someone cleaning and/or raking leaves. There is even staff clearing the leaves from the beach all day. The atmosphere of the resort was definitely different than other all inclusive resorts we have been to - a lot more relaxing and less party of an atmosphere. There are set times for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. The food overall is good, some menu items were better than others. I loved everything callaloo and the homemade daily ice cream was beyond delicious. We ate the daily roti as a started for lunch each day which was very delicious. We also really enjoyed the Friday night buffet and Sunday bbq lunch. Since we had children under 5, we could not dine in the main restaurant at night time where everyone else was, but they set you up right next door (where lunch is served) and I preferred being with less people over there. This is also a good option if you do not want to dress up for dinner. The staff and the kitchen were very accommodating for our children - they have an extensive kid's menu which we ordered off of for some meals for the children and asked if we needed pureed foods (which we didn't but it was a nice option). The only complaint (which for someone without kids would not be a complaint) was that the meals took a little too long. Everything comes out on a "relaxed pace." As soon as we would sit, we would order our food to ensure it would be out quickly since we have young children with short attention spans, but the food still took a while. A couple days into our trip, we decided to order room service for our dinner and ate on our back patio (earlier than the scheduled dinner time), at our own speed, watching the sunset and listening to the waves. It was perfect! I cannot say enough good things about the staff and management - they try to get to know you and make you feel special. We were invited by the owner to his home for a cocktail reception - an added special touch that was so appreciated. My older son was so upset when it was time for us to go... he cried all the way to the airport. We definitely want to go back but we might want to wait until our kids are just a little older when they can sit down and enjoy a five course meal and relaxation. :) Definitely recommend it!
An amazing experience. Yes, the quality of food and range of menus is excellent, yes the Seagrape Suites are beautiful and comfortable, yes the design and ambience of the intimate hotel is excellent ..... but above all, the staff team culture is quite remarkable, from the owner Sir Royston and family (who meet, greet and often eat with guests), through all managers and team leaders right to the wonderful people who serve at table, clean the beach and pool, give advice from the desk, mix and serve the drinks, clean the suites and grounds. We enjoy good quality food around the globe, and we were impressed with the range, flavourings, presentation and tastes of so many of the dishes during our stay. Our two weeks enjoying the setting, the ambience and the daily-changing menu has been one of our best holidays, and no wonder many of the guests are returners....... now we’ve discovered the resort for ourselves we will be back too ere long.