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With eight acres comprising lush gardens of lemon, almond and sea-grape trees on one side and golden sands the other, the Spice Island Beach Resort is a picturesque exotic paradise – with a touch of sugar and spice and all things nice.
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In such an idyllic spot, this resort has quite rightly been designed with views in mind, ensuring that each of the 32 suites has its own ocean view, interrupted only by the fine sands of the hotel's beach. Modern luxuries appear in the suites, whilst private pools and hammocks adorn the gardens. Suites span from the beautiful to the purely indulgent, the most exclusive being the Saffron and Cinnamon Suites. These boast a separate living room and dining room, wet bar, a master bedroom with floating canopy bed and - just in case that's not spacious enough - private gardens dotted with chaise longues and hammocks.
Dine al fresco in either of the resort's restaurants, which are (biased as we may be) tantalisingly tasty. The Sea & Surf terrace bar is the go-to place for your evening tipple as you watch the sun go down. Then there is Oliver's Restaurant which offers everything you'd want from Caribbean cuisine: authentic Creole-international fusion served with sea views and steel bands.
So much more than a beach destination, Spice Island also offers a state-of-the-art fitness centre, tennis court, bicycles, golf green fees and your all-inclusive fare even includes snorkelling, kayaking and Hobie-cat sailing. And now to introduce the wow factor - the spa; recently redesigned by top architect and designer, Kobi Karp, Janissa's Spa uses local natural ingredients - think nutmeg, seaweed, Aloe Vera, orange and coconut.
Why we love it
Amazing beach and delicious food aside, the real higlight is a cocktail party that is held at Sir Royston Hopkins house which has the most sensational position on the island right on the water.