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December 30, 2009

Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada, Delivers An Oasis Of Pleasure And Pampering

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

GRENADA — For a new spin on beachside luxury, Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada has debuted super-elegant beachfront suites situated literally right on the beach at the edge of the Caribbean Sea. To add to the elegance of the experience, Spice Island Beach Resort opened Janissa’s Spa, a truly special facility for pampering guests.

Boasting a style and elegance befitting royalty, the palatial Cinnamon and Saffron Suites (one on either side of the resort public areas) measure 1,440 sq. feet each and feature a romantic canopy bed, rich fabrics, marble bathroom, spacious living room with a wetbar and dining area set for six. Click to view a floor plan of these ultra-elegant rooms and take a virtual tour.

All rooms are outfitted with spectacular amenities, making them five-star quality. Attention to detail is found in each luxurious suite with contemporary Caribbean décor, large whirlpool, LCD flat panel televisions with cable, Italian Frette bathrobes and linens (some of the softest and smoothest around), DVD and CD players, Molton Brown bath and body amenities, mini-bar, clock radio, hair dryer, air conditioning, ceiling fan, iron and ironing board, direct dial telephone with Internet access, safe, coffee/tea facility, toaster, chaise lounges and patio or balcony.

Fully-inclusive rates are $2,000 per room, per night, based on double occupancy Jan. 16 – April 15. Fully-inclusive rates include accommodations; breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; afternoon tea; beverages including house wine at dinner; use of non-motorized watersports such as snorkeling, kayaking and Hobie cat sailing; golf greens fess at the nine-hole Grenada Golf Club; and concierge and room service.

As if the smooth sand of Grand Anse Beach and the calming hum of the Caribbean Sea’s rolling waves weren’t enough to relax guests, Spice Island Beach Resort presents Janissa’s Spa to pamper visitors in paradise.

The luxurious, full-service, 5,600 square foot spa and fitness center encompasses the same elegant, tropical feel found throughout the entire resort complemented by soft colors, natural materials such as pebble stone inlays, and stunning views of the surrounding hills and lush flora and fauna.

For guests who want to pamper themselves with massages, body wraps, facials and much more, Janissa’s Spa features the following:
-Four air-conditioned indoor treatment lounges, each with its own outdoor shower bordered by fragrant flowers and rich greenery
-An exterior treatment room in a garden setting, also with an open-air shower area (this room is often used for Couple’s Massages)
-An outdoor relaxation lounge for reading, quiet reflection and general rest post-treatment
-One outdoor sunken whirlpool bath
-An exterior courtyard within the facility highlighted by a cool water reflection pool

-A salon for hair styling, manicures, pedicures, waxing and other services
-Separate men’s and women’s lockers and a sauna

“Janissa’s Spa is our special ‘Spice Island’ sanctuary where guests can unwind, relax and re-energize their body, mind and spirit,” said Sir Royston O. Hopkin, KCMG, Owner and Chairman of Spice Island Beach Resort.

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The menu of available spa and salon services is as follows:
-Massage Therapies: Swedish, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Deep Tissue, Back, and Janissa’s Signature Massages

-Skin and Facial Treatments: Janissa’s Face Treatment where skin is analyzed, cleansed, exfoliated, steamed and moisturized, and a Men’s Facial to condition and balance the skin’s natural oils

-Body Treatments: Purifying Back Treatment and Enzymatic Sea Mud, Body Hydro and Janissa’s Signature Body Wraps

-Nail and Waxing Services: Classic and Janissa Luxury Manicures and Pedicures, Change of Polish, Paraffin Treatments for Hands and Feet, and Depilatory Waxing and Tinting

-Salon Services: Shampoo, Condition, Blow Dry, Haircut, Flat Iron, Curling Iron, Braiding and Relaxing Scalp Treatment

Treatments performed at Janissa’s Spa are as natural as the facility’s surroundings, providing guests with an extensive menu of services that incorporate local Grenadian herbs and spices. Using natural oils such as orange, grapefruit, cinnamon, aniseed and lemongrass soothes the body while adding exotic aromas to the air. Ginger, cinnamon and honey are essential elements combined to hydrate the skin during the spa’s body scrubs and signature body wraps, Corn meal forms part of the granular blend for exfoliation in the homemade body polish. The key ingredient in the deep tissue massage is local Caribbean coconut oil, while citrus grapefruit oil adds zest to the Swedish massage.

Also available at Janissa’s Spa are five packages for guests looking to combine several treatments and enjoy a cost savings. Packages include:
-Janissa’s Spa Welcome (2 hours) – Swedish Massage and Janissa’s Manicure – priced at $125 plus tax and service charge

-Head To Toe (2.5 hours) – Janissa’s Face Treatment, Janissa’s Luxury Manicure and Janissa’s Luxury Pedicure – priced at $170 plus tax and service charge

-Escape to Harmony (3 hours) – Aromatherapy Massage, Janissa’s Signature Body Wrap and Hand Paraffin Wrap – priced at $250 plus tax and service charge

-Spa Indulgence (4 hours) – Swedish Massage, Body Hydro Wrap, Purifying Back Treatment, Classic Manicure and Janissa’s Luxury Pedicure – priced at $315 plus tax and service charge

-Body Oasis (7 hours) – Janissa’s Signature Body Wrap, Janissa’s Face Treatment, Enzymatic Sea Mud Wrap, Back Massage, Purifying Back Treatment, Relaxing Scalp Treatment, Exfoliating Body Treatment, Hand Paraffin Wrap, Foot Paraffin Wrap and Classic Pedicure – priced at $610 plus tax and service charge

The spa director is Tricia Thomas, who brings to Spice over ten years of experience in numerous high-end luxury chains in both London and the Caribbean. Thomas, a Grenadian, oversees all operations at Janissa’s Spa and is working on growing the spa’s list of in-house and local clientele by presenting new and inventive spa therapies.

Within the spa is the fitness center with all new, top-of-the-line equipment including treadmills, stationary bikes and a wide selection of free weights.

Guests can keep up with their fitness routines while away from home by mixing indoor and outdoor activity. They can enjoy a morning workout in the fitness center, a round or two of tennis on the new world-class Omnicourt® artificial turf surface court or a refreshing swim in the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Top off with a Swedish massage, a soak in the jacuzzi and then some quiet time in the spice-scented relaxation lounge.

Janissa’s Spa is open daily, 7 am – 7 pm (off-season hours sometimes vary). Reservations are recommended for all spa services. Spa services are priced accordingly (and are outlined in brochures placed in the hotel rooms). The menu of spa services is subject to change. Treatments at the spa are not included in the resort’s rates.

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 member of the esteemed Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) collection and the exclusive Virtuoso network’s Hotels & Resorts Program. Spice Island Beach Resort is the first and only Virtuoso preferred hotel in Grenada.

For more information, contact Spice Island Beach Resort at tel: 473-444-4258, fax: 473-444-4807, e-mail:, or visit

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