Re-opening of Spice Island

16 Jun
Written by Khyesha Brooks

Grenada’s Spice Island Beach Resort has announced this week that things are getting put into place to re-open this coming November of 2020. They originally closed due to COVID-19 but because it is believed that the resort plays an integral role in the economic recovery of Grenada, they feel that they must re-open.


Janelle Hopkin, president and managing director of the resort says,

In September of 2017 Hurricane Maria hit Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico. Many people evacuating and fleeing their homes in fear of the storm could not take their pups with them. Now the island has a very obvious stray dog problem until The Sato Project stepped up to the plate.
Sato usually means a dog under 30lbs. Being in such a dense area most of the dog have terrier in them in some way. These small big eared dogs are very smart but even for a smart dog life on the beach
and even the streets can be hard. Most of these pups don’t make it to 2 years of age. It’s like Mother Nature is listening, therefore females seem to be having larger litters.

“The management and staff will make the necessary adjustments to the resort’s operations in order to adapt to the new normal that will be required once travel and social restrictions have been eased by the Government of Grenada. We will be back, and we can hardly wait to welcome our new and returning guests. Just the thought of their smiling faces and creating memorable experiences for them, keeps us going!”


Knowing that it’s very important to follow the guidelines of the local and international health officials they are not in a big hurry to open, but they do believe that the time is in the near future.
The founder Sir Royston Hopkin, KCMG, who was a native to Grenada, passed away just this past February 22nd, 2020 at the age of 75 years old. He created this resort with poetry and modernity in mind that would blend with the island that surrounds it. There is no doubt that when this lovely place opens again there will certainly be a line at the entrance to get in.