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5 Beautiful Black Owned Hotels

The African diaspora consists of the worldwide collection of communities descended from native sub-Saharan Africans or people from Sub-Saharan Africa, predominantly in the Americas. Historically, ethnographers, historians, politicians, and writers have used the term particularly to refer to the descendants of the West and Central Africans who were enslaved and shipped to the Americas via the Atlantic slave trade between the 16th and 19th centuries, with their largest populations in Brazil, the United States, and Haiti. So, as you can see, people of African descent, or in the common vernacular People of Color (POC), we are everywhere. We live and thrive in pretty much all regions on this big beautiful planet Earth. But we are not just consumers, we are also business owners. When it comes to traveling, these are some of the most beautiful hotels owned by members of the African Diaspora.

Spice Island Beach Resort – Grand Anse, Grenada

On Grand Anse Beach, this posh all-inclusive resort is 6 km from both Maurice Bishop International Airport and Fort George. Chic suites provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers, plus sitting areas, and balconies or patios; some have gardens. Upgraded suites offer living rooms, private pools and include airport transfers; some have beachfront settings, wet bars and/or saunas. Room service is available. Golf, tennis, water sports and loaner bikes are included, as are meals and drinks in a fine-dining restaurant and a casual bar/grill. There's also a luxe spa, an outdoor pool and an open-air yoga studio.

Spice Island Beach Resort
Spice Island Beach Resort Photo: spiceislandbeachresort.com

Jnane Tamsna – Marrakech, Morocco

Surrounded by 4 hectares of lush gardens, this plush hotel is 7 km from the picturesque Jardin Majorelle, 9 km from the lively Jemaa el-Fnaa square and 12 km from Marrakesh Menara Airport.

Set in 5 houses, the refined TV-free rooms feature traditional Moorish furnishings and vintage wall art, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and sitting areas. Airy upgraded rooms add fireplaces, and some also have verandas with garden views. Villas come with living rooms and private pools.

A breakfast buffet is free. There's a sophisticated restaurant, a furnished terrace and a warm lounge, plus 5 outdoor pools. An airport shuttle is available (fee).

Jnane Tamsna – Marrakech, Morocco
Photo: invillas.com/villa/africa/morocco/jnane-tamsna-villa-marrakech-morocco/

Ikhaya Lodge – Cape Town, South Africa

On a residential street in central Cape Town's Gardens district, this relaxed B&B is an 8-minute walk from the Iziko South African Museum and 4.6 km from the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Decorated in earthy tones, the airy rooms feature African-style furnishings, TVs and en suite bathrooms. All have private balconies, some with views of Table Mountain. Loft apartments offer private entrances, living areas, and kitchenettes. WiFi is available.

Amenities include a breakfast buffet and a rustic African restaurant with sandstone columns and patio seating. There's also a meeting room and free secure parking.

Ikhaya Lodge – Cape Town, South Africa
Photo: Booking.com

Paradise Cove – Anguilla

Set in a secluded garden next to a beach, this relaxed waterfront hotel is 1.7 km from Cuisinart Golf Club and 11 km from Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport.

The relaxed suites offer living areas, kitchenettes or kitchens, and terraces. All also provide screened patios and dining areas, plus cable TV. Some have beamed ceilings, washer/dryers and/or whirlpool tubs. In-room dining is available.

Amenities include an open-air cafe and a bar specializing in piña coladas, as well as beach access, an outdoor pool, and 2 hot tubs. There's also a fitness room, along with spa services, a croquet court, a playground, and a BBQ area.

Paradise Cove – Anguilla
Paradise Cove – Anguilla Photo: www.onlyanguilla.com

La Maison in Midtown – Houston, Texas

This upscale B&B is 1.4 miles from the Theater District and 1.8 miles from the Menil Collection art gallery.

The 7 elegant rooms are individually decorated and offer private bathrooms (some with whirlpool tubs), free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docking stations. Suites add separate living spaces and private verandas.

Breakfast is served in the cozy kitchen. Other common areas include a lounge and a living room. There’s also free parking and access to a nearby fitness center.

La Maison in Midtown – Houston, Texas
La Maison in Midtown – Houston, Texas Photo: BedandBreakfast.com