he Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association congratulates Spice Island Beach Resort, Lance Épines Cottages and Maca Bana Villas on the honour bestowed upon them through the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Award for 2013, in the following categories.

  • Spice Island Beach Resort – Top 25 Best Hotel in the Caribbean and Top 25 Hotel for Service in the Caribbean
  •  Lance Aux Epines Cottages –Top 25 Bargain Hotel in the Caribbean
  • Maca Bana – Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean

Unlike other hotel awards, these most desirable honours, announced and awarded by TripAdvisor, Inc., the world’s largest travel site, are calculated based on millions of reviews posted on TripAdvisor by travellers from around the globe.

Honours are awarded to premier properties worldwide, in Top Hotels, Luxury, Bargain, Service, Small Hotels, Bed & Breakfast and Inns categories.

In excess of 6,000 properties from 82 countries and 9 regions received awards and GHTA winning member properties have every reason to be proud to be placed in the top 25 of their categories.

Well done to all three properties.

Spice Island Beach Resort – Top | Best Service

Spice Island Beach Resort has added to its award bank two awards from TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2013. The award-winning hotel was honored as one of the Top 25 Best Hotels in the Caribbean and Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Caribbean.

Notwithstanding that fact that the Trip Advisor awards were bestowed to the Spice Island Beach Resort for Top & Best Service for Caribbean vacations, the hotel was previously awarded AAA 4 Diamond Award Winning Resort, Virgin Holidays’ Platinum Collection seven time Gold Award, winner of Conde Nast Johansens 2011 & 2013 Most Excellent Service Award and the 2012 Most Excellent Resort for the Atlantic, Caribbean & Pacific Islands.

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.

A private stretch of powder-fine sand is captivatingly framed by 32 beachfront suites featuring breezy exterior terraces and private lawn gardens. Presiding over these golden sands are the new Cinnamon and Saffron Suites. The lazy hammocks on the private porches of these elegant one-bedroom suites allow guests to languish in the spice-scented breezes. Custom-furnished, and available as one or two-bedrooms, these are a beach lover’s dream.

Seventeen additional pool suites have their own private swimming pools and gardens just steps away from the ocean. The Royal Collection, Luxury Almond and Anthurium Pavilion Pool suites are all private oases that offer guests an intimate experience like no other. With modern luxuries such as flat screen televisions, Italian Frette™ Linen, Molton Brown® amenities and en-suite bathrooms featuring whirlpool tubs and double vanities

Lance Aux Epines Cottages | Top

In addition to receiving a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2012, Lance Aux Epines Cottages is the proud recipient of the coveted TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2013. Launce Aux Épines Cottages has been awarded the Travellers’ Choice Award Top 25 Bargain Hotels in the Caribbean.

“The entire Lance Aux Epines Cottages team is so pleased and proud to have been given our first Travellers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor! It’s good to know that our guests are happy and we really appreciate everyone who took the time to write a review.” said Timothy Brathwaite, Manager/Partner.


Successfully owner-operated for over 30 years, the cottages and apartments are directly on the beach and because the bay is well protected, the sea at this location is always perfect for swimming. Water-sports include Ocean Kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboat. A dive shop is located just a minutes walk away. Seasonal Beach Bar and BBQ “Sand Bar” is available Sundays from noon until sunset.

All units are roomy and offer much more space than the average hotel room; most units are two or more bedrooms making the setting ideal for families. All cleaning and light laundry is included and staff can also prepare local meals on request. Four Restaurants and a Mini Market are within easy walking distance. The accommodation is equipped with everything you need to relax and enjoy your holiday; a virtual “Home away from Home”…

Maca Bana | Top

Maca Bana has been chosen for the first time as one of the winners in the Travellers’ Choice a Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean.

Maca Bana is a unique luxury getaway with 7 fully equipped ‘banas’ in lush gardens with infinity edge swimming pool, overlooking the property’s Aquarium Restaurant and secluded Magazine Beach. An intimate boutique villa-hotel with 5 deluxe two-bedroom banas and 2 one-bedroom banas, each named after a tropical fruit and individually designed accordingly with artistic details by resident fine artist Rebecca Thompson. Relaxed chic, unrivaled privacy and spectacular views.

Maca Bana is ‘green luxury’, not only are guest surrounded by banana leaves and fruit trees but all electrical needs are powered by the sun. With a variety of relaxing and inspiring activities available on site, this retreat is for the discerning traveller looking for a different, sensual & inspiring holiday experience… lazy luxury and soulful relaxation in a warm and personal atmosphere, – enhanced by private art lessons, private lessons in yoga, pilates or meditation, and beauty, health & holistic spa treatments in the privacy of the villa or on its sun deck in the soothing sea breeze, private cookery lessons in the villa’s kitchen and private chef’s service.

Maca Bana can be described as the perfect romantic haven for wedding couples and honeymooners with ultimate privacy and the most gorgeous ocean views from four-poster beds and private massaging hot tubs.

Thanks you to everyone who have posted reviews, we look forward to your continued support for Grenada’s unique properties on TripAdvisor.

To view the complete list of winners of the 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards please log on to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice .



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