Reed Travel Features
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Spice Island Beach Resort may have a
hard time getting its guests out of their rooms and onto the beach.
Well, at least those guests who are staying in one of the four new
royal private-pool suites, which are so private that landscaping
shields the room from the outside world. The private pools allow
the guests to dip and dunk at any time of the day or night.
Royston Hopkin, owner and managing director of the 56-room
resort on Grand Anse Beach, said that four original suites were
gutted and refitted with amenities and extras to create the royal
private-pool suites. One of the unique features of the units is the
canopied private fitness area, set in the gardens, with a
stationary exercise bike and a large redwood sauna, big enough to
hold three people comfortably.
Spice Island Beach Resort reportedly is the only Caribbean
resort to offer guests a private in-room sauna. Each suite is 1,473
square feet and features a bedroom with a king-size bed, a separate
living room, a bathroom, a private pool, a sun deck, a personal
fitness area and a flower garden. Guests enter through a wooden
door, with the fitness area on one side, the gardens on the other
and the pool and sun deck several steps away.
Inside, the amenities include a stocked minibar and a television
console with a 27-inch color set and a music center with stereo,
cassette and CD player. Each unit has a coffeemaker, a radio, a
direct-dial telephone, a hair dryer, a ceiling fan, air
conditioning and a safe.Bathrooms are outfitted with marble floors,
double wash basins and double whirlpools. Accommodations are
decorated in a Caribbean motif with pastel hues, custom-designed
rattan furniture and local art.
The private pool measures 16 feet by 20 feet. A sun deck with
chaise lounges and a patio table complements the pool. The royal
private-pool suites are priced at $550 per room, per night, double,
through Dec. 14. Rates cover accommodations, full breakfasts and
dinners daily, room service from 7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., nonmotorized
water sports, tennis, the use of the fitness rooms, bicycles and
golf greens fees at the nearby nine-hole Grenada Golf Club.
For reservations or further information, agents can call (800)
223-9814 or CHARMS at (800) 742-4276.
The Web site address is
http://www.cpscaribnet.com/ads/spice/spice.html. Spice Island also
can be accessed through another site whose address is