Six Senses resort planned for St. Kitts

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The site of the Six Senses St. Kitts.
The site of the Six Senses St. Kitts.

St. Kitts will be home to a Six Senses resort that is scheduled to open in 2021. The brand currently does not have a Caribbean resort.

Ground will be broken later this year in La Vallee on the site of a former sugar cane plantation on the northwestern coast of the island.

The Six Senses will be a 30-minute drive from the capital of Basseterre and the international airport.

In line with Six Senses' commitment to the environment, the resort's 70 villas will be built with sustainable and repurposed materials. Each villa will have a private plunge pool. Accommodations will feature Naturalmat mattresses and energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning that can be adjusted with the touch of an iPad. Arriving guests will be transported to their villa by electric buggy.

Dining venues will highlight Caribbean seafood and produce from local growers and the resort's fruit, vegetable and spice gardens.

Other facilities: the Rum Shack, a swim-up bar at the main pool, the Grow With Six Senses teen center and kids' club, the Six Senses Spa with a yoga pavilion and gym, and an on-site dive center.

Range Developments is constructing the resort. Range also built the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, which opened last November. Its other Caribbean projects in development are the Cabrits Resort Kempinski in Dominica and the Ritz-Carlton St Lucia.

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