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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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For more information, contact Spice Island Beach Resort at tel: 1-800-501-8603, fax: 1-473-444-4807, e-mail:, or visit

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St. Maarten Auction Site Features 2-Night Stay at Oyster Bay Beach Resort

March 20, 2012

The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association recently launched its travel auction site to drive tourism to the destination by offering vacationers the option to bid on hotel stays and activities to create the most of a St. Maarten vacation. Beginning March 19 through April 2, 2012, Oyster Bay Beach Resort is on the bidding block with a three-day stay for two in a studio apartment with the vacation starting at $50.

This month’s deal includes hotel accommodations for two at Oyster Bay Beach Resort in a studio apartment, welcome and farewell cocktail party, two VIP tickets for the 12-metre regatta (where guests will enjoy the journey of a lifetime where they can participate and become a crew member as they are assigned positions onboard a retired racing ship for a mini-race); shopping trip courtesy of AMA Jewelers including a $50 AMA voucher, professional shopping guide, transportation to and from the hotel, unlimited beverages and raffle for a bottle of wine.

This offer is valid through Dec. 15, 2012 (blackout dates of Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve).

St. Maarten is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, Kingdom of the Netherlands and France, creating a European-influenced vibe with a Caribbean flair. As “the culinary capital of the Caribbean,” St. Maarten offers an eclectic array of cuisine for food lovers with more than 365 restaurants to satisfy the tastes of every palate and pocketbook.

Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island’s 37 square miles has 37 breathtaking beaches and is home to both historical and family-oriented attractions. During the day, watersport enthusiasts can enjoy the island’s scuba diving and snorkeling facilities while the capital of Philipsburg offers true duty-free shopping in a bustling Caribbean city atmosphere and 14 casinos and numerous nightclubs provide endless evening entertainment.

Accommodations are varied and include elegant private villas, family oriented resorts, quaint cottages and luxury spa resorts. Air service to Princess Juliana International Airport is available from numerous U.S. and Canadian cities as well as from Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

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All-Inclusive Mango Bay Barbados Offers Free Wedding on 14-Night Bookings by April 15

March 16, 2012

Couples who tie-the-knot at Mango Bay Barbados can get a free wedding package with a 14 night vacation at the all-inclusive resort; guests booking 7 nights are given 50% off the 'Nuptials Package.' Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by April 15 for travel June 1 - Oct. 31, 2012.

Couples looking to tie-the-knot at the boutique Mango Bay (, Barbados, will receive a FREE wedding package (valued at US$1,025) with a two-week (14 nights) vacation at the all-inclusive, 76-room, property. Additionally, guests booking a minimum of seven nights are given 50% off the resorts ‘Nuptials Package.’ This offer is valid on new reservations made directly with the hotel by April 15, 2012 for travel June 1 – Oct. 31, 2012.

The soon-to-be-betrothed can say ‘I Do’ amidst a picture-perfect setting with the help of a personalized wedding coordinator to make the big day extra special.

Every little girl has an idea of her dream wedding and the staff at Mango Bay will see the vision to the end. The resort offers the bride and groom a Nuptials Package that includes the following:

© Wedding arch with decorations

© Boutonniere for the groom

© Wedding bouquet for the bride

© One bottle of sparkling wine

© One-tier 12″ sponge cake

© Services of a clergymen to perform the ceremony

© Administration and marriage license fees

© Roundtrip transfers to obtain the marriage license

In addition, couples can include the following services for an added cost to the package (all prices given are a guide only and are subject to change):

© Photo album with 24 photos (US$475)

© Photo album with 24 photos and 40 digital images (US$675)

© One hour of live steel pan music (US$300)

© Champagne (US$100 per bottle)

© Video (US$750)

© Boutonniere for groomsmen (US$25)

© Additional bouquets for bridesmaids (US$55)

© Hair accessories (US$30)

© Hair stylist services (starting at US$75)

Setting Mango Bay apart from other wedding destinations is that the resort understands that each wedding is as unique as each couple. Each ceremony is personally arranged so that the idyllic vision of the couple is met and carried out to perfection.

“Mango Bay guarantees that each wedding receives the utmost in attention and detail and only allows two weddings per week allowing the resort to focus solely on those two and those couples,” said Peter Odle, Chairman.

All-inclusive nightly rates start at US$535 per room, per night, based on double occupancy and include hotel accommodations, all meals, afternoon tea, all local and brand name drinks including wine with dinner, use of the resort’s gym, watersports (waterskiing, hobiecat sailing, kayaking and snorkeling) and nightly entertainment. Spa treatments are available for an additional fee at Elements Spa located at the resort.

Couples who want to marry in Barbados must have valid passports or birth certificates (original or certified), death certificates if widowed, marriage certificate if previously married, and decree absolute or certified copy of the final judgment if either party was divorced. All documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. For Jewish weddings, the couple must arrange for a Rabbi to perform the ceremony.

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.

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

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Lighthouse Bay Resort, Barbuda, offers ‘All in the Family Together Reunion’ Package on Private Island

June 24, 2011


Family and friends looking for the ultimate private vacation escape will enjoy the getaway of a lifetime at Lighthouse Bay Resort ( in Barbuda with the seven-day/six-night “All in the Family Together Reunion.”  Privacy is paramount with only nine suites allowing groups of up to 20 people to virtually “own” a private island for a week with luxurious accommodations, superior service and 17 miles of pristine pink sand beach.

The seven-day/six-night “All in the Family Together Reunion” package includes the entire island buyout of Lighthouse Bay Resort which features nine suites, all meals and drinks, and use of a private fresh water pool.  In-room amenities include: flat screen satellite televisions, iPod alarm clock CD players, complimentary international telephone calls, personal laptops and iPads for guests’ use while on property, and Wi-Fi Internet connection.  For added convenience, complimentary laundry service is available for all guests.

Other highlights of this package include the following for all members of the group (except where noted):

  • Day charter complete with lunch, snorkel and sail gear
  • One hour of horseback riding
  • Group cooking class with Chef Lennox
  • Beach BBQ and bonfire
  • Personal photographer and commemorative album with photos


The “All in the Family Together Reunion” package is available through Aug. 31, 2011 and Nov. 1 – Dec. 17, 2011 with all-inclusive package rates starting at $114,999 for up to 20 people.  Transfers to the resort can be arranged for an additional cost to the package.

Exclusivity and seclusion take on new heights at Barbuda’s five-star Lighthouse Bay Resort.  Situated on its own private island upon a narrow stretch of land between 17 miles of unspoiled pink sand beach and the clear turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea to the front and the blue-green serenity of the Codrington Lagoon to the rear, privacy is guaranteed as the property is only accessible via S.V.G. (St. Vincent and The Grenadines) Airlines or helicopter.  With only nine beautifully appointed suites, guests enjoy unparalleled pampering and comfort with virtually no interruptions.

Gastronomic pleasures are unrivaled at Lighthouse Bay as fresh, innovative cuisine and personalized daily menus include homemade breads and pastas, seafood and seasonal foods, all combined by the resort’s highly-trained executive chef to create a truly inspired dining experience at each meal.

Lighthouse Bay’s location on a private island is ideal for relaxing and renewing at the beach or by the freshwater pool while taking in the spectacular scenery.  Guests who want to venture off-property can visit the world’s largest frigate bird sanctuary or enjoy sailing, fishing, horseback riding and other active pursuits arranged by the hotel staff.

For more information about Lighthouse Bay, call 1-888-214-8552 or 1-646-688-2903 or contact the resort’s USA Representative, Wendy Friese, at 212-616-5032, visit and, or e-mail:

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