I have booked the simply wonderful Spice of Life 3 times over the last 5 years (once at Christmas, in July 2014 and once for Carnival in summer last year). I am hoping to book again for this Christmas, hence coming here to look at dates and decided to leave the review it deserves!
The location is perfect, in the upmarket neighbourhood of Lance aux Epines, only 15 minutes from the airport, beaches and shops. It is quiet and refined here, and the villa is like a home from home.
Spice of Life is spacious, well appointed and oh my! The views from the pool over the bay are unbelievable. You will definitely want to enjoy a cocktail and evenings here on the lovely terrace! The beautiful wrap around windows in the large lounge are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery and cooling breezes.
I find the villa extremely welcoming and comfortable, from the sumptuous master suite, to the shelves full of books and the well equipped kitchen. There is car parking, a lovely garden, terrace and the pool on different levels. It has a tasteful and relaxed feel, and I really enjoy spending time here.
The local management company went out of their way when we locked ourselves out during one visit, and were always on hand to answer questions and help. The owners themselves responded quickly to my various queries and couldn't have been nicer. It seems every reviewer raves about Miss B - the enigmatic and charming housekeeper. She looked after us beautifully on each visit, such a warm and friendly person (and yes, ask her to make you the local speciality oil down - yum!).
The house and grounds were well looked after, and kept immaculate during each of my stays.
Grenada itself is a wonderful island, a true taste of the Caribbean, relaxed, friendly, authentic and beautiful! There is so much to see and do. I can't rate it highly enough, even having visited other islands, I keep coming back here, and to the Spice of Life. Both are extremely special, and if you are lucky enough to visit you will see why!
Located in a great place on the island in Lance Epines, an affluent area with security patrols. Would recommend hiring a vehicle to make the most of what the island has to offer. Beware the mosquitos!
The villa has the wow factor, better in real life than in pictures. The view across Mt Harman bay was spectacular, I could have sat in the window seat for hours just admiring the view. The villa had everything we could have asked for and more, my son particularly enjoyed the pool which was so warm and inviting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return around the same time next year if the villa is available.
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My sister, son and I stayed here the week of March 22-28 2015. We were there to visit my daughter who is in her last "term" of veterinary school at St. Georges University. I was a little apprehensive about booking a house online...sight unseen. The pictures look beautiful but they don't even do it justice! Fabulous house, fantastic location, extraordinary views!! Immaculately clean and everything in working order. Every amenity you could ever possibly need! Sparkling clean pool...tons of beach towels and the housekeeper, Ms. B (Bernadette) was a doll. She took such good care of the house and us! Even got her to make us some traditional Oil Down because none of us had ever had it. It was delicious!! Would definitely stay here again and again and recommend it to everyone!!
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We are fortunate to have friends that have visited Grenada , and passed on the secret, a largely unspoilt Caribbean beauty. We enjoy our well earned holidays and to have views like the ones in spice of life give an extra dimension to your break. Well located for wonderful beaches or just a BBQ by the pool. Superb
Just got back from a weeks stay with friends at this wonderful villa. What a fantastic week we've had, we hired a car for the 6 of us to tour the island, what we didn't do was no ones business ! We arrived on Easter Monday, as it was a bank holiday it was like a Sunday with most shops shut, however we found a supermarket open within minutes of shutting ( lucky!) We did the turtle watching tour( amazing) , the snorkelling trip where the statues are under the water was my favourite, we did go on a whale and dolphin trip but didn't see anything , (shame). Went to the National Park and saw some lovely monkeys,the waterfalls at Annandale , and did a complete tour in the hired car of the island . The restaurants are amazing our favourites were Gary Rhodes place (Calabash), the Aquarium , the Red Crab and had 3 lunches at Dodgey Docs. The villa itself had it all , each room has an e suite, the kitchen was great ,had a huge fridge ad freezer section for making ice cubes!!! The pool was just lovely , like sitting in the bath , Bernadette our housekeeper was lovely, she kept the villa spotless. Did bits of our washing for us,advised us on the fruit we bought from the roadside , beware of buying green bananas !!! They take ages to ripen! The little baby ones are the best :-) By the way went to a couple of beaches fir a swim in the turquoise sea , the BBC beach and the Anse beach , be aware of the sellers on the beach they walk up and down selling their work , they do become a nuicence but if you just say no thank you , or I've already bought some they move on , this sort of thing happens at all of the touristy things ( bit of a pain) hope the review helps you decide to visit this lovely villa , you will not be disappointed great place for friends/ family as it it very spacious , and if you didn't want to hire a car, restaurants are in walking distance, you must try Gary's place thou we all agreed it was our favourite!
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