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If a resort is good enough for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, it is good enough for the Jones Family
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My family visited Grenada this Spring Break, and we all voted our trip one of the best beach vacations we have ever enjoyed.  It is a volcanic island with a mountainous and lush interior, but it is also surrounded by beautiful beaches.  We had a fantastic time relaxing on the beach, hiking through the rainforest to reach a fun waterfall and taking a snorkeling tour on personal zodiac boats.

We stayed on Grand Anse Beach at the Spice Island Beach Resort.  It is an all-inclusive resort on a beautiful stretch of the beach.  The service is beyond compare.  There was not one misstep.  The owner and general manager personally welcomed us to their beautiful resort with a fruity cocktail, and we were promptly escorted to our rooms.

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We stayed in two connecting Sea Grape Beach Suites.  These are the best rooms in my opinion.  The verandah of each room steps down directly onto the beach just a few steps from the sea.  If you don’t care for sunbathing at resort pools, you could stay at your suite your entire visit.  There was routine beach service and plenty of lounges.  The resort’s beach is quite  long, so guests really enjoyed their own private section of the beach in front of their suite.

If you prefer a more private experience with your own private courtyard and pool, Spice Island Resort has quite a few large multi-bedroom suites.  These accommodations suited Prince Charles and Camilla perfectly.  Did I mention Charles and Camilla were guests at the resort during our stay?  The video below shows them on the beach right in front of our suite.  I think Charles might have enjoyed it better if he took off his dress shoes. There really wasn’t the security as you would expect, and it really is special shaking hands with the owner 5 minutes before he meets and shakes hands with Prince Charles.

There were more surprises at this very special resort.  One afternoon, a lovely man hand-delivered an invitation to enjoy cocktails at sunset with the owners, Sir Royston Hopkin and his family at their beautiful home on a point with magnificent views of the sun setting over the sea.  He invited all the guests and presented one member of his staff with an employee of the month award.  To say the staff at the resort treat you like family is an understatement.  We arrived as guests and left as friends.  Teddy was hugging his new friends good-bye.  When we left, the owner, general manager and others were again present to wish us safe travels home.  Spice has a huge percentage of repeat guests, and I now know why.  

Our family loved the pool with its nooks and crannies of private areas with lots of shade and direct sun.  We also got to enjoy a lot of what Grenada offers its visitors.  We took a hike through the rainforest to swim at a beautiful waterfall.  Our guide called over his monkey friend named Loverboy for bananas.  Loverboy climbed right on our sons’ shoulders and stuffed at least five bananas in his cheeks before retreating back into the jungle. 

We also took a private watercraft tour and visited different beaches.  Grenada really has beautiful beaches.  If we had more time, I would have loved to visit the rum distillery.  We will take the tour next visit.  Grenada rates as one of our kids’ favorite spring break trips and hope to return.  I’m happy to oblige!

Contact me for more information on Grenada and the fabulous Spice Island Beach Resort & Spa!  Click here to email me or call 314-780-8845.