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Grenada Is One of My Favorite Caribbean Islands — and It Just Got an Incredible New Resort



It’s safe to say that Grenada is having a moment: From celebrating 50 years of independence to reaping the rewards of a strategy that promotes authentic tourism, 2024 has been Grenada’s year to shine. 

“We’ve spent a lot of time introducing, or re-introducing, Grenada to the world post-COVID-19,” says Petra Roach, the CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority. “Sometimes people think it’s going to just be sun, sand, and sea, but it’s so much more. Grenada is where you can recalibrate and ground yourself,” she told me during our chat. 

While Roach’s sentiments may surprise some, I was already very familiar with Grenada’s charm. The captivating island, known for its large production of spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, is nestled in the heart of the Caribbean between Trinidad and Tobago to the south and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the north. With world-class beach resorts, stunning views, welcoming locals who end up feeling like family, laid-back vibes, and, of course, the annual Spice Mas celebration, everyone knows that if they’re looking for me, they can find me on the “Spice Island.” 

So when I heard the ultra-luxe Six Senses brand was opening in Grenada in May, I booked the first JetBlue flight I could find (the airline offers nonstop flights from New York and Boston), ready to escape New York’s recent rainy weekends and for an overdue birthday celebration.

Six Senses La Sagesse sits perfectly with Roach’s vision of Grenada as a place to nourish the soul by combining the brand’s six pillars, which include local sensitivity and crafted experiences with Grenada’s distinct charm and beauty. 

Located on the island’s southeast coast in the parish of Saint David, the property is enveloped by two pristine beaches and a lagoon. From the minute I arrived, the gentle Atlantic breeze encouraged me to drop my shoulders and relax. Staff, all local to the island, welcomed me and began the stay by opening my senses to spices, naturally. They walked me through the health benefits of various spices like ginger, nutmeg, bay leaf, turmeric, cinnamon, and soursop before allowing me to choose a blended tea and a freshly made juice. (Get the soursop, trust me!)

From there, I was whisked away to my suite on a golf cart along the winding roads of what looked like a picturesque Caribbean village, passing lush gardens filled with indigenous plants that help maintain the brand’s harmony with the local nature. For example, I noticed empty, dried nutmeg shells acting as flower beds and adding a pleasant smell to the air — and that was just my first few minutes in heaven. Here’s everything you need to know about how you, too, can fall in love with Six Senses La Sagesse and Grenada, the magical duo you didn’t know you needed but won’t ever want to live without. 

Six Senses La Sagesse

  • The 56 pool suites and 15 villas all have plunge pools, making it easy to go for a dip, even if you can’t tear yourself away from your room. 
  • Panquai Restaurant’s wood-fired menu with a tropical twist is sure to be a guest favorite, with delicious dishes like mahi mahi-topped pizza.
  • The Earth Lab, run by sustainability director Krisma McDonald, is an interactive space designed to interest the entire family in sustainability through fun projects like paper-making and composting. 

The Rooms

Accommodations at Six Senses La Sagesse feel like an oasis, with tranquil views, a neutral color palette, and natural, renewable, and repurposed materials. Pool suites start at just under 600 square feet and offer yoga mats, organic cotton bathrobes, pillow menus, and fully stocked minibars with locally sourced and homemade snacks. The villas have beachfront or hillside locations ranging from 940 square feet to just under 6,000 square feet, with one-, two-, and four-bedroom options. The five four-bedroom villas offer a 270-degree view of the property and the Atlantic Ocean.

My pool suite was perfectly situated on the hillside, with views of the calm bay to the left and the waves of the Atlantic to the right. Waking up to the picturesque Grenadian sunrise every morning helped me usher in the day with ease and gratitude.  

Ocean View Pool Suite at Six Senses La Sagesse.

John Athimaritis/Courtesy of Six Senses La Sagesse


Food and Drink

At La Sagesse, the brand’s wellness-focused Eat With Six Senses philosophy has been infused with the island’s fresh produce. The result is unique dining experiences that highlight community partnerships and local flavors without doing too much damage to your waistline.

Farm-to-table lovers will enjoy all-day dining at Callaloo, where freshly baked bread at breakfast and dinner’s catch-of-the-day are prepared with locally grown, seasonal, and responsibly sourced produce. The poolside Panquai serves up flavorful pizzas from a wood-fired oven (try a slice topped with the fish of the day) and South American churrasco served with flatbreads and sauces. At the signature restaurant SeaFire, dishes like conch ceviche and spiny lobster are designed to be shared. Looking for a sweet treat? Scoop Café offers only-in-Grenada ice cream flavors like nutmeg alongside freshly baked banana bread and iced cold brew coffee. 

SeaFire al fresco dining at the Six Senses La Sagesse.

John Athimaritis/Courtesy of Six Senses La Sagesse


Activities and Experiences

The Spice Island is full of experiences designed for travelers of all ages. Six Senses La Sagesse’s weekly calendar allows guests to choose from aqua fitness, group walks, yoga, and stretch classes, and family-friendly activities like paper and beeswax wrap making in the Earth Lab. Older children can enjoy foosball, pool, and table tennis tournaments in the Teen Center, and adults can indulge in complimentary happy hours at one of the restaurants on the property or cooking and mixology sessions for an additional cost. And that’s all in addition to traditional water activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding in the Atlantic Ocean. 

Interior of the Alchemy Bar at the Six Senses La Sagesse.

John Athimaritis/Courtesy of Six Senses La Sagesse


If you can tear yourself away from the tropical grounds, the resort also offers offsite experiences that introduce you to the cultural side of Grenada and its people. Head 45 minutes away to Saint Andrew Parish to spend a few hours in the Reggae Fields, a family-owned and operated farm, where you’ll learn all about the island’s unique agriculture. There, you’ll drink fresh coconut water and sample locally grown fruits and vegetables, all while learning about the country’s history. Head back towards Saint George’s for lunch at Coconut Beach Restaurant (get the conch and saltfish fritters) on famed Grand Anse Beach before heading out for a sailing trip into azure waters, where you can snorkel to the famous Underwater Sculpture Park, sip local rum, and watch jaw-dropping sunsets. 

The Spa

Since wellness is a hallmark of Six Senses resorts, it was no surprise that the spa went above and beyond the traditional offerings. Set over two floors, overlooking a peaceful lagoon, the space is designed to help you feel your best from head to toe. The top floor offers a state-of-the-art gym and yoga pavilion, while the lower floor provides integrated wellness treatments, including hot and cold plunge pools and a Kneipp hydrotherapy pool. Treatment rooms showcase therapies like the Journey to Repose, which helps guests experience deep relaxation and a complete energy reset. Wellness screenings give guests 40 key biomarkers relating to their overall well-being, sound journeys, and breathwork meditation calms the mind and body, and the Biohacking Recovery Lounge targets specific concerns like jet lag, aging skin, and muscle tension.

My personal favorite was the sleep-tracking program. An in-house professional guides you on using the provided SLEEPON Go2sleep tracking ring (best used for at least three days) and sends you off to, hopefully, get a restful night’s sleep. The following day, I returned to show off my results, and he was far from impressed. The app showed that on a scale of 1 to 100, my sleep health was below average at 43, and only 10 percent of my slumber was deep sleep. However, my heart rate, oxygen, and movement were normal. 

Interior of a spa treatment room at the Six Senses La Sagesse.

John Athimaritis/Courtesy of Six Senses La Sagesse


After a few tips, such as no alcohol, using an eye mask to darken the room completely, and some pre-sleep meditation, he sent me off again. The next day, my scores drastically improved. My sleep health went from 43 the previous night to 87 out of 100 and 29 percent deep sleep. By the third night, I improved to 89 out of 100, but the app showed that I could benefit from an hour more sleep (couldn’t we all!). By the end of my stay, I had learned a lot about my sleep habits and walked away with plenty of advice on keeping up the progress until my next visit. 

Family-friendly Offerings

Six Senses La Sagesse loves the Earth and the kids, making it the perfect family getaway. The Nest, a kids’ club for ages 5-12, is a haven for imaginative play. Children will have more than enough to keep them entertained, from life-like kitchens to art easels, slides, and even costumes for mini-performances. At Far Out, the teen lounge, older children can indulge in various activities (games, TV, board games), a choice of indoor and outdoor spaces, and, of course, snacks.

Interior of The Nest kids’ club at Six Senses La Sagesse.

John Athimaritis/Courtesy of Six Senses La Sagesse


Accessibility and Sustainability

Sustainability is deeply woven into the property’s ethos and is visible everywhere, from the 3,000 native trees incorporated throughout the resort and the repurposed natural stone used for the walkways to the solar panel-equipped suites and villas and the packaging take-back programs established with local suppliers to improve the sustainable delivery of produce. 

Six Senses La Sagesse also runs a dedicated Sustainability Fund which, according to Kered Clement, the resort’s director of marketing and communications, “supports local organizations that make a positive social and environmental impact with a fixed percentage of total resort revenue, and all proceeds from donations and sales of certain gift shop items being used to conserve biodiversity and cultural heritage in the community of La Sagesse and the Island of Grenada.”

Six Senses La Sagesse will have two accessible accommodations — these were still under construction during my visit. For now, all restaurants and public areas are barrier-free and accessible, and the resort has a dedicated golf cart that is wheelchair accessible so guests with mobility issues can easily get around. 

Aerial view of four bedroom cliff retreat villas at Six Senses La Sagesse.

John Athimaritis/Courtesy of Six Senses La Sagesse


Location

Six Senses La Sagesse is located on the untouched hillside of Saint David parish, about 40 minutes from Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport, in the island’s capital city and town of Saint George’s. 

How to Get the Most Value Out of Your Stay

As a new resort, Six Senses La Sagesse has various offers, including 20 percent off their best flexible rate, plus credits for spa treatments and dining.



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