GRENADA (Oct. 13, 2011) – Grenada's family-run Spice Island Beach Resort has once again achieved "Gold" standing in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards with two placements.
Featured in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, the 24th annual Readers' Choice Awards ranks the top properties around the world on a multitude of criteria as judged by the magazine's affluent readers. Spice Island Beach Resort was included in the top half of the 40 idyllic Caribbean resorts voted "Gold" by Condé Nast readers – and placed among the "Top 10 All Inclusive Caribbean Honeymoon Resorts."
The distinction follows Condé Nast Johansens naming Spice Island Beach Resort the winner of its "2011 Award for Most Excellent Service for the Americas, Caribbean, Atlantic & Pacific."
Other recent accolades include Virgin Holidays' Platinum Service Award as the #1 ranked property in the company's worldwide collection – a distinction the resort has received each year since 2006 – and the coveted AAA Four Diamond® Award, which the resort has held for the past seven consecutive years. Earlier this year, Spice Island Beach Resort was ranked among the "Top 10 Valentines Getaways" by CNN.
The luxury boutique is in a class of its own with uncompromised luxury standards, top-notch amenities – and most importantly – a dedicated team of well-trained employees, whom Chairman and owner Sir Royston O. Hopkin, KCMG, credits for the boutique's popularity.
"It is a tremendous honor for us every time we earn an industry award, including the prestigious Condé Nast Readers' Choice Award as this distinction is bestowed upon us by our valued guests," said Sir Royston.
"As a family-run resort without the marketing power of a large brand, we treat all our guests as VIPs. Their satisfaction speaks volumes and is a testament to the attentiveness and discipline of our dedicated staff, many of whom have been with us for two decades or more."
Tucked away on spectacular Grand Anse Beach just 10 minutes from the airport, Spice Island Beach Resort is surrounded by pristine tropical gardens and offers a wide choice of super-elegant beachfront suites situated right on the beach at the edge of the Caribbean Sea. It also boasts a world-class spa and a culinary program that is the talking point of the island.
For the discerning couple, Spice Island Beach Resort's custom-designed Royal Collection Pool Suites and Luxury Almond Pool Suites offer an oasis of private luxury. Each suite is at least 1,500 sq. feet with its own private entrance and tropical garden as well as a residential size swimming pool and outdoor dining terrace. The spacious bedroom is decorated in contemporary Caribbean style and features a luxurious canopy bed, making it an ideal setting for the perfect romantic retreat. An elegantly furnished bathroom with a whirlpool tub adds a touch of Caribbean romance to every evening. Royal Collection Pool Suites also feature a Cedar Sauna.
Boasting a style and elegance befitting royalty, the palatial Cinnamon and Saffron suites measure 1,440 sq. feet each and feature a romantic ambiance with a floating canopy bed, rich fabrics, an elaborate marble bathroom, spacious living room with 42" LCD television and Bose Lifestyle Entertainment System, wetbar and dining area set for six. Private patios call for lazy afternoons in the hammock with tall cocktails. Whether on a romantic getaway or a long-awaited family vacation, Spice Island Beach Resort's Cinnamon and Saffron Suites allow the perfect blend of upscale elegance with spacious convenience and ease.
The 1,200 sq. foot Anthurium Pool Suite offers an enticing retreat into your own paradise with private entrances and personal gardens surrounding a delightful 12' x 16' plunge pool.
Offering a new spin on beachfront elegance, Spice Island Beach Resort's signature Seagrape Suites are equipped with a luxurious large whirlpool tub with views of the ocean and separate shower featuring chic, new Hansgrohe fixtures designed by Phillip Starck. An additional 225 sq ft. of spacious patio with private garden, chaise lounges and a double hammock provide the perfect romantic setting to absorb the breath-taking Caribbean sunset.
All suites are air conditioned and outfitted with spectacular five-star amenities including a large whirlpool, LCD flat panel televisions with cable, dvd player and iPod docking station, the softest and smoothest Italian Frette bathrobes and linens, Molton Brown bath and body amenities, mini-bar, CD player/clock radio, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, direct dial telephone with Internet access, safe, coffee/tea facility, toaster, chaise lounges and patio or balcony. Several suites feature a private pool.
The award-winning Spice Island Beach Resort features 64 elegantly-appointed suites, the full-service Janissa’s Spa, a Cybex® fitness center, Oliver’s beachside gourmet restaurant, the Sea & Surf Terrace for light lunches, 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.
Spice Island Beach Resort is a proud member of the esteemed Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) collection and the first and only resort in Grenada to be featured in the exclusive Virtuoso network's Hotels & Resorts Program. The resort is also currently celebrating its newly acquired status at the first Grenada property in the Signature Hotels & Resorts Collection