My wife and I honeymooned at La Saggesse from May 2013 to June of the same year (quelle surprise). We will never forget it, so thank you Nancy and team.
This is a 5 star review but to put it in context I will start with what we didn't like. Sand Flies. I grew up in the tropics and was somewhat blaze about the little black dots on my legs on the 5 am walk down the beach on our first jet lagged morning. These little */$"#! leave an irritating welt that takes 5 days to subside. My foot actually swelled up like a blown up marigold glove and my wife fainted (Jane Austin eat your heart out) as I applied antihistamine to her bites. It did give us a rather fetching, 'just arrived' vulnerable tourist chic for the remainder of the honeymoon.
That's it - that was what is wrong with this place.
You can read about what is right about La Sagesse in the other reviews. The beach to your self. Picture perfect as it is. The sea at your veranda. The beautiful staff. The personal calm, blah blah blah. It is all of this and more.
So some tips.
Rainy season - it was the start of the rainy season which meant no cruise ships and lower prices, it rains for an hour or two each day - lower prices Vs 1hrs rain? Worth it.
Do take up Boney trips and Telfour too. It gives you a context for Grenada. It also gives you a context for La Sagesse as a place to stay and local institution and what a positive effect your tourism has on the local area and populace.
If you are staying longer than a week hire a vehicle. La Sagesse is isolated and Grenada is an incredibly rewarding place to explore. The van/bus network is effective but be prepared to walk and wait for vans and there is no getting away from the fact that driving standards on the island are not rigorous. I'm afraid for our decadent purposes having a hire vehicle allowed us to go when and where we wanted and probably represented a saving compared to taxis and organised trips. Further the food at the restaurant is lovely - the drinks even better, but again over a weeks stay variety is needed. Plus the local cuisine is worth rooting out.
May through to early July is Leather back turtle laying season. Seeing the fourth largest reptile on the planet up close and personal whilst your fee contributes to their conservation is nothing short of a spiritual experience (and all that hippy crap). Seriously though so worth it.
Lastly if you are staying a while we would suggest breaking up your stay with a trip to the Grenadine islands and Carriacou in particular. Don't do a day trip. This island is breath taking and the ferry is long and arduous (a larger boat runs in the peak season cutting travel time and nausea). Take the time to book a b&b here for a day or two - holiday in a holiday.
Thank you to Nancy and her team. We are more than a little jealous of the lives you lead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treat yourself to the ultimate Caribbean getaway at La Sagesse, a small, intimate boutique hotel situated on the beautiful and secluded island of Grenada.Our lush tropical gardens, warm sand, Caribbean calm waters, exquisite dining and accommodations are the ideal location for the perfect holiday in Grenada.Whether you're planning a Caribbean family vacation, a romantic getaway, a business trip, a wedding or honeymoon, La Sagesse offers the perfect setting for whatever occasion brings you to Grenada. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Sagesse Hotel St. David
- La Sagesse St David
- La Sagesse Hotel, Restaurant & Beach Bar Grenada/Saint David Parish