Spice Island Beach Resort ranked #1 in Virgin Holidays’ Global Platinum Collection for 10th consecutive year

Spice Island Beach Resort ranked #1 in Virgin Holidays’ Global Platinum Collection for 10th consecutive year
November 3, 2015 Birte Besocke

LONDON (Nov. 2, 2015) – Since 2006, Virgin Holidays’ has named Grenada’s Spice Island Beach Resort (www.SpiceIslandBeachResort.com) the highest-rated luxury property throughout its global portfolio. On Nov. 1, Virgin Holidays’ managing director Mark Anderson presented the resort’s Chairman and Managing Director Sir Royston Hopkin KCMG and Lady Hopkin with the tenth consecutive Gold Award as the #1 property in Virgin Holiday’s exclusive worldwide Platinum Collection. This achievement came after the resort achieved an overall score of 99% for quality accommodation, food and service, as rated by Virgin Holidays’ guests.


The family-run upmarket boutique resort placed ahead of One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubaiand Le Blanc Hotel & Spa, Mexico, which received the silver and bronze awards, respectively.

“This is a milestone award for us as it represents a decade of exceeding the expectations of guests who have stayed at some of the finest properties throughout the world,” said a proud Sir Royston, who accepted the honor this past Sunday at the annual Virgin Holidays’ Awards banquet held this year at The Sky Garden in London. This year’s World Travel Market Awards was also in celebration of Virgin Holidays’ 30th Birthday.

“While I like to think I’ve had something to do with our success over the years, the true hospitality heroes who deserve the credit for keeping us #1 are my dedicated Spice Family including my wife Betty, my General Manager Brian Hardy, my children, Nerissa, Ryan and Janelle and most of all my hardworking Spice team, many of whom have been in my family for 10 years or longer,” Sir Royston noted. “They go above and beyond to ensure each of our guests receives the highest level of attentive yet unobtrusive service, culminating in a worry-free vacation experience which redefines ‘memorable’ and results in one of the highest repeat guest rates in the hospitality sector.”

The resort, which was also recently honored with the coveted Six Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for the second year in a row, is tucked away on pristine shorelines surrounded by immaculate tropical gardens just 10 minutes from Maurice Bishop International Airport.

The property offers several accommodation categories including garden, beachfront and private pool suites, with an unmatched culinary program serving seven-course dinners ranging from decadent to wellness-oriented.

All suites are air conditioned and outfitted with spectacular five-star amenities including a large tub, the softest Italian Frette bathrobes and linen, Molton Brown bath and body amenities, fully stocked mini-bar, LCD flat panel televisions, iPod docking stations, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, direct dial telephone and Internet access, safe, coffee/tea facility, toaster, chaise lounges and patio or balcony.

About Spice Island Beach Resort

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 recipient of the 2014 Six Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and was ranked the # 1 property in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor according to traveler reviews in 2013. The resort has also received Virgin Holidays’ Gold Award as the #1 property in its exclusive worldwide Platinum Collection for nine consecutive years from 2006-2014. Spice Island Beach Resort has been recognized with the Condé Nast Johansens2011 & 2013 Most Excellent Service Award & the 2012 Most Excellent Resort for the Atlantic, Caribbean & Pacific Islands.

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 and Signature Hotels & Resorts Collection.

For more information, contact Spice Island Beach Resort toll-free at 1-800-501-8603, tel: 473-444-4258, fax: 473-444-4807, e-mail: reservations@spicebeachresort.com, or visit www.SpiceIslandBeachResort.com.