Construction starts on Six Senses resort in St Lucia

Hermisha Rolle, SNO Reporter

Construction has begun on a Six Senses resort in St Lucia, making it the company’s first in the region.

According to an article in Travel Weekly, written by Gay Nagle Myers, ground has already been broken for the facility and the opening is set for March 2015.

The 60-acre development will be located at Freedom Bay near the Pitons, the article said. It will feature 53 one-and two-bedroom hotel villas along with a residential estate of 48 luxury homes and villas and 62 apartments, all with hotel concierge services.

It will also include a rainforest spa and wellness center, three restaurants, an outdoor cinema and private beach, three restaurants, a library, kids club, cocktail bars and a private beach.

The article states that Freedom Bay will be relying on solar and geothermal techniques for energy usage and will engage in rainwater irrigation.

 

 

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19 comments

  1. Well well well what can we do we are just host to the wealthier nation.though ill say we need the jobs, its also true dat the natural beauty of the helen west is being taken away for he worlds majority especially wen we hear of "private beach" its jus a phrase i hate. But to many its a bright side unless our government and not only our government but the business men and wealthiest of st.lucians create orppotunities for innovation and entrepreneauship we doom to face this catastrophy.

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    • and the slaughter continues...now our very little trouya bay beach is also under threat! can u believe it??? sign the trouya beach petition against construction in a residential area.....save our nation's last public beach!!!!

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  2. we are just a bunch of cowards hiding behind our keyboards, talk shows with all our blah blah blah. When are we going to stand up for St.Lucia. History will not be kind to us.

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  3. Rochamel/Hyatt sold under Kenny, Sandals under Kenny, Jalousie under Kenny, now this???LUCIANS WAKE THE HELL UP

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  4. This is not good. – Private beach becoming the norm.
    Sugar beach is basically ‘private’, by making it so hard to get to, now this.
    Slippery slope, why we even have a law against private beaches if it going to run around.

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  5. Finally a decent hotel development after a drought of 7 years or so with not one new hotel construction... hotel chocolat doesn't count ( 8 rooms) is no big deal.. u know st.kitts is booming with 7 NEW -medium hotels/condominiums... barbados also has several new hotels on stream .. what happen to Sandals 200 rooms expansion hotel or cap estate proposed condos development ?? Does anyone hav

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  6. It is sad that our government(both SLP and UWP)feel the only type of jobs they can bring is by building hotels, and doing STEP. What happens to building agriculture back, and teaching young people to be entrepreneurs and build a business for themselves.

    Sad for the desecration of our Pitons

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  7. my sweet iyanola ......they keep taking away your beauty what makes you peculiar .Man made creations could never enhance nature.

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  8. lucian to the bone

    If we continue in this vain, we will lose the "World Heritage " Status we obtained for our Pitons in 2004. Why does the government continue to approve hotel construction in this area. I do not care if it is the PMA. Jalousie was enough already. The Kenny Anthony administration has disappointed me tremendously with this development since their reign in 1997. UWP came in and continued and now this AGAIN. These politicians don't give a damn about our country and the preservation of areas like these for future generations. The Diamond falls remains a travesty with water flowing from a rusty looking plain all because of the geo-thermal pipes that are embedded in the ground. STOP IT STOP IT we have had enough already. STOP the desecration of our country's landscape.

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  9. I hope this is not another ponzi scheme like Buccament (harlequin resorts). I am assuming that Kenny and company have done their homework and have not been brainwashed like Ralph and company in SVG.

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  10. Sell your soul for a dollar. No sense of patronage, nationalism or critical thinking into how sustainable the investment will be. How profitable will it be if we lose ourselves and country in the process. Le Paradis promised jobs jobs jobs!!! I see nothing but a paradise raped and barren, all eco life destroyed.

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    • I agree with you. I am an American that has been coming to Soufriiere for many years. I think it is dreadful that they are taking your beach away. It will just be another Sugar Beach and you will be pushed to the side. You need to elect new Government officials that have your interests at heart. They are ruining The Pitons and St Lucia.

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  11. "Private Beach" Interesting. Is such a concept possible in St. Lucia? they can't fill existing hotel rooms yet they build new ones. Haha. Idiots.

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  12. That's Me Alright

    St.Lucia for sale.

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  13. Great incite but a concern....it mentioned 'private beach'.....are they gona take away malgretoute beach from us?

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  14. Come on people this property was waste this brings jobs to this part of the island and a little beautification around that area .job's jobs jobs we need it to stabilize the country.

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    • This are was not waste land! It was left to the Malgretoute home, in trust!!!! This is NOT a private beach, all beaches are queens chane, (except man made) these are everyone's beaches. When you sell out and the money is gone WHAT DO YOU HAVE? Not a bloody thing. The island also needs the tourist to feel safe on the island, which some people are chasing the tourist away, with the robberies and attacks. Yes the travellers watch all this world wide, this thing called the computer age everything is WORLD WIDE READ. STOP SELL OUR ISLAND.

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  15. Yeah, like Derek Walcott said, another 'plantation on the beach.' Don't get me wrong though, I just wished we had an alternative to tourism...but we don't. They keep taking, because they were given the fairest areas of Helen. But there's a bright side, the price is high enough to keep away every trailer trash 🙂

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