Six Senses Grand Bahama will offer branded hotels, villas and residences with an emphasis on sustainability and regeneration

Six Senses is coming to Grand Bahama as part of a project that will boost local tourism, development and investment. With social and environmental responsibility at its core, the new resort and residences will create employment opportunities for residents of Grand Bahama, encourage sustainability and regenerative activity on the island, and engage the surrounding community while protecting the land for future generations of residents and visitors to Grand Bahama. .

Village resort

Designed by 3XN architects, the resort village will include 45 waterfront and canal villas with 2,400 feet (732 meters) of beach and water frontage on three sides. In addition to guest accommodation, plans are underway for an exclusive restaurant, beach venue, boathouse and pool bar. Future development of the 36-acre site will see direct access to a new marina.

Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs said, “We look forward to reflecting the authenticity of the Bahamian lifestyle, culture and landscape through organic pathways and architectural design to create a community blended with our philosophy of well-being, sustainability, designed customer experiences and emotions. hospitality.”

Units are planned to be modular and pre-engineered to minimize site impacts and meet high sustainability goals. Commenting on the design, 3XN Founder Kim Herforth Nielson said, “This is a great opportunity to explore new construction methods and define a specific and novel approach to sustainability in the Bahamas – both for buildings and to respect the exceptional local nature.

The resort village will host an experience center as well as artist studios, casual meeting spaces, a fitness center and a Six Senses Spa. In addition to the Earth Lab, there will also be a marine research and diving center focusing on coastal resilience, native plantings and land restoration. Additional land and sea areas will be designated as reserves, further enhancing the local biosphere.

Transformative model for projects in the Bahamas and the Caribbean

Today’s challenges are solved by actions, not words. At Six Senses Grand Bahama, a team of experts in coastal resilience, marine ecology and sustainable design will collaborate with Bahamian consultants to ensure their wealth of knowledge is integrated and applied to all aspects of development.

The development and investment team, led by Weller Development Partners and Pegasus Capital Advisors, has a track record of environmental sustainability and a reputation for delivering transformative projects. One of the priorities is to recruit from the communities directly surrounding the project and the aim is to partner with Blue Action Lab to collaborate with the local community on job training and skills improvement. With an official launch expected to kick off in a few weeks, the project will create hundreds of jobs for Bahamians, both in the construction phases and when the resort opens. Marc Weller, Founding Partner and Chairman of Weller Development Partners, said: “We are committed to ensuring that our developments have a positive social impact on surrounding communities. Our team uses sustainable practices that reduce our carbon footprint, build resilient and healthy communities, and preserve our natural environment. We want to build trust and work with the people of Grand Bahama to realize their priorities and realize the potential of this incredible island.

The development will receive investment from the Global Coral Reef Fund, to provide capital and technical assistance leading to increased resilience of reefs and the communities that depend on them. Creating a resort town with a coastline that insulates from hurricanes, while minimizing environmental impacts through energy and waste self-sufficiency ambitions, will also set an example for future sustainable tourism models in Grand Bahama and the Caribbean. Dale Galvin, partner at the Global Coral Reef Fund, adds, “There is a wealth of knowledge and data within organizations and local communities in the Bahamas, and we look forward to partnering with these institutions to create a symbiotic relationship. between development and the sustainable protection of the marine environment.

Brand residences

Less than an hour by plane or 2.5 hours by boat from Miami or Fort Lauderdale, Grand Bahama is the gateway to the Bahamas and a short trip to and from South Florida and major international hubs . Designed by world-renowned architect Olson Kundig, there will be around 20 branded residences for homeowners looking for a home near the cosmopolitan, family-friendly capital, Freeport. One of the last islands to develop in the mid 20e century, Grand Bahama is a laid-back, accessible community that balances modern infrastructure, restaurants and hotels with golden beaches and turquoise waters. Outside of town, the island is an explorer’s delight with its vast mangrove forests, sea caves and sandy cays.

Speaking of the partnership, Olson Kundig Director, Owner and Founder Tom Kundig said, “Six Senses’ immersive approach to hospitality, travel and wellness offers guests the opportunity to experience something extraordinary on all levels. I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with them in the design of their new resort on Grand Bahama and support our shared agenda of wellness, sustainable design, community, connectedness with nature, and transformative experiences. .”

Summarizing the project, Pegasus Capital Advisers Founder and CEO Craig Cogut said, “Our goal is always to create nature-based solutions and sustainable infrastructure while driving intentional, material, and scalable social and environmental outcomes. Pegasus Capital Advisors specializes in investments in sustainable ocean production, ecotourism and infrastructure.

Six Senses Grand Bahama is expected to open in 2026.

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Six Sens Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama, Bahamas

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