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Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada, Voted Among 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts by Fodor’s

December 2, 2012
Seagrapes Suites at Spice Island all-inclusive resort on Grenada

Seagrapes Suites at Spice Island all-inclusive resort on Grenada

Grenada’s luxurious Spice Island Beach Resort (,s consistently recognized as a top destination for travelers around the world, was just named one of 10 “Best All-Inclusive Resorts” in Fodor’s 100 Top Hotel Awards. The resort also received the  2013 Condé Nast Johansens award for “Most Excellent Service” and distinction as the #1 property in Virgin Holidays’ exclusive Platinum Collection.

“We are extremely honored to be named as one of the 10 ‘Best All-Inclusive Resorts’ in the world by Fodor’s 100 Top Hotel Awards,” said Sir Royston O. Hopkin KCMG, owner and managing director of Spice Island Beach Resort. “The credit, however, belongs to our dedicated staff and management team who go out of their way on a daily basis to ensure a great experience that is second to none.”

The Fodor’s 100 Top Hotel Awards are chosen by Fodor’s editorial team, in conjunction with the outlet’s seven hundred writers from around the world, who live and work in the destinations they cover. What makes the Fodor’s 100 different from other hotel awards is that no hotel or resort can nominate themselves. The chosen 100 properties represent the best in class in nine categories.

Tucked away on spectacular Grand Anse Beach, just 10 minutes from the airport, Spice Island Beach Resort has also achieved “Gold”standing in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 and 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as at the Virgin Holidays Awards, where the resort was ranked #1 in the tour operator’s Platinum Collection from 2006-2012. The resort is also the recipient of the coveted AAA Four Diamond® Award, which it received for the last eight consecutive years.

Spice Island Beach Resort is surrounded by pristine tropical gardens and offers a world-class spa and culinary program, and a wide choice of elegant beachfront suites situated right on the beach at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.

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 breathtaking Caribbean sunset.

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. The Royal Collection Pool Suites also feature a Cedar Sauna.

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 linen, 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.

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 Programme and Signature Hotels & Resorts Collection.

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New Life Hiking Spa, All-inclusive Destination Spa in Killington, Vermont Offers “Early Fall” Specials

August 21, 2012

New Life Hiking Spa, in the Green Mountains of Vermont, recognized as one of North America’s top destination spas, is currently offering all-inclusive nightly rates ranging from $196-$242 per night, until it closes for the 2012 season, September 28.

New Life Hiking Spa is frequently listed as one of the country’s most affordable destination spas by SpaFinder and Frommer’s Magazine. All-inclusive packages offer guided hiking along the Appalachian Trail each morning and healthy, fresh meals throughout the day. A variety of fitness classes, yoga, and cooking demos are offered each afternoon and one massage is included for each three night stay. Prices are always affordable at New Life Hiking Spa, but combined with the fact that foliage season is starting; the discounted prices are even more of a value.

Located in Killington, which is Vermont’s second highest peak at 4241’, signs of the famous New England foliage are beginning and increasing each day. Beautiful autumn hikes include beginner hikes that take guests along picturesque country settings, mountain streams, and working farms. Intermediate hikes lead guests along the diverse terrain of the famous Appalachian and Long Trails. Advanced hikes challenge guests further up some of the highest peaks in Vermont with breathtaking views and incredible opportunities to see autumn’s beautiful rainbow of foliage. New Life Hiking Spa offers hiking for all fitness levels and plenty of opportunities to take photographs.

About New Life Hiking Spa:

New Life Hiking Spa is a destination spa in Killington, Vermont, celebrating 35 summers in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Founded in 1978, by Jimmy LeSage, M.S., New Life is an award-winning weight loss and hiking spa vacation.

Since 2005, New Life has been selected as a top ten fitness vacation by MSNBC, and a top weight loss spa by Shape Magazine and Health Magazine. For the 19 weeks a year New Life Hiking Spa is open, approximately 600 guests from all over the world come to visit New Life in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

SpaFinders has selected New Life Hiking Spa as one of the 25 Pioneer Spas which have shaped the spa industry as we know it today. New Life is consistently picked as one of the top ten spas in the world by SpaFinders Readers Choice Awards for hiking, solo travel, weight loss, affordability and fitness classes. In addition, in 2011, Jimmy LeSage, M.S., was chosen as one of the world’s top ten best spa managers.

New Life Hiking Spa was chosen in Yankee Magazine as the 2012 Editor’s Choice for “Best Place to Rejuvenate” and has been listed as New England’s top spa by Spas of America for the past two years.

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‘Summer Family Free Night Special’ at Mango Bay Barbados Goes Beyond Typical All-Inclusive

May 4, 2011

A Mango Bay all-inclusive experience also includes hotel accommodations, all meals, afternoon tea, all local and brand name drinks including glasses of wine, use of the gym, watersports (waterskiing, hobiecat sailing, kayaking and snorkeling) and nightly entertainment.

Mango Bay ( in Barbados invites families to plan their summer vacation at the boutique-style property by affording guests one free night when booking seven, and four free nights when reserving 14 through the Summer Family Free Night Special.  In addition, children 12 years old and under stay free and teens (13-17) receive a special rate of $100 per person, per night when sharing a room with two adults.

The Summer Family Free Night Special is valid on new bookings made through July 31, 2011 for travel through Dec. 18, 2011.  All-inclusive rates start at $350 per room, per night, based on single or double occupancy with government tax included.

For added-value, Mango Bay will maintain its current rates through 2012 despite the Barbados government increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate on hotel rooms from 7.5% to 8.75% effective May 1, 2011.  Mango Bay will also absorb the tax increase so travelers do not need to pay it.

Guests have the option of exploring the shopping centre of Bridgetown on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with complimentary transportation leaving from the hotel, where they can walk along Broad Street, the main street of Bridgetown, discovering duty free shops, department stores and local restaurants.

Shopping enthusiasts will enjoy in Mango Bay’s hometown of Holetown with the opening of the new Limegrove Lifestyle Centre boasting high-end stores such as Ralph Lauren, Armani Exchange, Agent Provocateur, Cartier, and MAC Cosmetics, with Louis Vuitton opening in the coming months.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays families can embark on a catamaran trip off the resort’s coastline.  Guests sail for two hours and enjoy snorkeling and sunbathing on the open sea.

A Mango Bay all-inclusive experience also includes hotel accommodations, all meals, afternoon tea, all local and brand name drinks including glasses of wine, use of the gym, watersports (waterskiing, hobiecat sailing, kayaking and snorkeling) and nightly entertainment.  Spa treatments are available for an additional fee at the Elements Spa located at the resort.

For more information on Mango Bay, Barbados call 246-432-1384; fax: 246-432-5297; e-mail; or visit

Mango Bay Barbados — Uncomplicated, Unencumbered, Unforgettable 

Located in the historic Holetown area on the famed Gold Coast of Barbados, the 76-room Mango Bay is known for its casual sophistication and all-inclusive value.  This beachfront, boutique-style property is the ideal tropical retreat for travelers seeking an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle – an oasis where warm breezes, delightful Caribbean sunshine, and picturesque beaches are refreshing and revitalizing.  Spacious accommodations, a centrally-located swimming pool, delicious dining and tremendous all-inclusive value make Mango Bay a truly exceptional “Uncomplicated, Unencumbered, Unforgettable” vacation paradise.

The property is within walking distance of many shops in Holetown, 25 minutes from the capital city of Bridgetown, and 45 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport.