When planning a vacation, there are many things to consider, and with the hundreds of options of hotels, finding a place to stay can seem overwhelming. Are you seeking a grand resort or a charming bed & breakfast? Do you prefer a city or beach destination? With all of these different options, let’s support Black-owned hospitality in the meantime.
Below is a list of five astonishing Black-owned hotels around the world that will undoubtedly impress your friends and family!
1. Spice Island Beach Resort
Firstly, located on the beach of Grand Anse on Grenada island, Spice Island Beach Resort is home to an 8-acre resort oasis! Sir Royston Hopkin owns this luxurious beach resort, and the Hopkin family operates it. With decades of experience in top-of-the-line hospitality, the Spice Island Beach Resort received the AAA Five-Diamond rating. Savor the Spice Island flavors at the resort’s exceptional restaurants and relax at one of the finest spas!
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2. Salamander Resort & Spa
Beautifully located in the Horse and Wine Country of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find Salamander Resort & Spa, boasting an incredible 340 acres of serene countryside. This luxury resort, owned by Shelia Johnson, offers its guests D.C’s only 5-star resort equipped with wineries, equestrian programs, art classes, numerous sports programs, and much more. Lastly, all 168 give nods to the equestrian aesthetic the resort is known for. Escape to these mountains for a getaway filled with the best wine and countryside views!
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3. La Creole Beach Club
Are you looking for a beach getaway with picturesque beaches, palm trees, an infinity pool, and breathtaking views? Look no further than La Creole Beach Club of Guadeloupe! Owners Daniel Arnoux and Patrick Vial Collet were born in Guadeloupe and have thoughtfully curated this 211 room resort to have the perfect French Creole vibe. Further, with concerts every Thursday through Saturday night, kayaking, deep-sea diving, boat rentals, and a piano bar, this resort offers something for everyone!
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4. Jnane Tamsna
If you’re looking for more of a quaint experience, choose the Jnane Tamsna boutique hotel located in Marrakesh. Owner Meryanne Loum-Martin curated interior design masterpieces, and Meryanne’s husband, Gary Martin, created the serene nine-acre garden. The Jnane Tamsna offers 24 rooms that give nods to beautiful Moorish design and make staying at this hotel an exquisite experience. Additionally, the hotel is also home to five houses, pools, a tennis court, and a private villa.
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5. ikhaya Lodge
Lastly, the ikhaya Lodge, owned by Ruth Kamau, sits in Dunkley Square, Cape Town. The safari-themed Lodge features one-of-a-kind artisanal artwork and furniture. As a result, ikhaya Lodge makes for an unforgettable stay. For a truly gorgeous experience, stay in one of the Lodge’s apartment-style rooms that offer views of Table Mountain.
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Whether you choose to escape to wine country at Salamander Resort & Spa or travel to the charming boutique hotel, Jnane Tamsna, you’ll have the experience to cherish for years to come. It’s essential to continue to support Black-owned businesses around the world. In conclusion, when you’re planning your next vacation, keep in mind Black-owned hospitality!
By: Maria Machgan