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The last day

On our last full day the highlight was an invite to the home of hotel owner Sir Royston Hopkin. He is quite a guy. After leaving school he joined British American insurance company but moved into the family business at Ross Point Inn.

In 1969 he was appointed to the board of Spice Island Hotel which he – notwithstanding Hurricane Ivan in 2004 – built up to its present eminence, comprising 66 suites, 2 restaurants and employing 215 people.

Best of all, the hotel combines local flavours and culture with 5 star luxury.

He was ennobled by the Queen in 1994 for his contribution to the hotel industry and his Scholarship Fund for the needy children.

His home on a sea point was stunning.

I’m not the greatest lover of drinks parties. I don’t like being on my pins, am invariably interrupted in full flow and the idea of working the room nauseates me.

However there are worse places to be on a warm Caribbean evening with a rum punch …

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