Six Senses La Sagesse Grand Opening Celebrated

Last month marked the eagerly awaited opening of Six Senses La Sagesse, the brand’s first resort in the Caribbean. Nestled in a beachfront paradise with lush rolling hills, the resort offers easy access to Grenada’s sparkling reefs and enchanting rainforests. Grenada’s breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural experiences set the perfect scene for a journey of exploration, rejuvenation, and celebration.

Thomas Fehlbier, General Manager, remarked, “Grenada is divided into six parishes, and La Sagesse, located in the southeastern parish of St. David, has seen remarkable transformation in recent years. It is brimming with vibrant energy, and we are thrilled to welcome our first guests to this unique location. Our hosts, many of whom grew up just minutes from the resort, along with the local community, are proud and welcoming. We are grateful to introduce the world to a side of Grenada that remains wonderfully pure and somewhat undiscovered.”

Six Senses La Sagesse, the newest addition to IHG’s luxury and lifestyle portfolio, features 56 pool suites and 15 villas, ranging from one to four bedrooms, each with spacious outdoor terraces and private plunge pools. The resort’s design focuses on guests’ well-being, utilizing abundant light, space, and natural, repurposed materials for the interiors.

Grenadian Farm-to-Table Experiences

The resort’s Experience Center connected guests with Grenada’s Spice Island heritage and local culture through unique activities such as farm-to-table cooking, Caribbean-style high tea, waterfall dips, rainforest hikes, and coastal excursions. These experiences blended tradition, sustainability, culture, and community, catering to visitors of all ages.

A bespoke tour included a behind-the-scenes farming experience with Theresa Marryshow, Head of Grenada’s local women’s farming organization, Grenrop. Guests could learn about Grenrop’s community development initiatives while savoring culinary delights that embodied Grenadian cuisine.

Grenada is renowned for its world-class cocoa beans. A visit to the island was incomplete without exploring its award-winning organic dark chocolate. This excursion provided a deep dive into Grenada’s chocolate-making tradition, culture, and history from a farmer’s perspective.

Authentic Culinary Delights

With three restaurants, two bars, a bakery, and destination dining, Six Senses La Sagesse offered menus inspired by Caribbean and South American cuisine, emphasizing well-being. Led by Executive Chef Jason Miller, the dishes featured bold flavors and local produce grown in Grenada’s fertile volcanic soil. The resort focused on sustainability, growing ingredients on-site and collaborating with local suppliers to reduce its carbon footprint. A curated selection of cocktails, local and international wines, and Grenadian specialty rums enhanced the dining experience.

Traditional and Modern Wellness

The spa at Six Senses La Sagesse leveraged Grenada’s fragrant spices, medicinal plants, and local traditions to create innovative wellness programs focusing on sleep, movement, yoga, and longevity. High-tech and high-touch therapies, guided by in-house experts and visiting practitioners, helped guests embark on a personal path of growth and reconnection.

Guests could enjoy bespoke treatments, such as the Caribbean Cleansing Ritual, which promoted balance and concluded with a refreshing cup of local bush tea. The Alchemy Bar allowed guests to create their own potions and remedies using Grenadian spices and herbs.

Eco-Conscious Lagoon Transformation

Six Senses La Sagesse was committed to conserving local ecology while offering a world-class guest experience. The resort was designed around a natural lagoon, providing a habitat for various species, including birds and marine life. During development, the lagoon was deepened to allow small marine animals to access its safe waters. It now ebbs and flows with the tides, creating a sanctuary for wildlife.

The resort planted fruits, nuts, and seeds to attract migratory birds and local fauna and promoted the growth of indigenous grasses, shrubs, and trees. Native trees like White Cedar, Rock Fig, Bluggoe, and Plantain enhanced the resort’s resilient biosphere, harmonizing with the natural seasons.

Six Senses La Sagesse is a 35-minute drive from Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport, serviced by year-round flights from North America, Canada, and Europe.