Lodging at LaSagesse (Grenada)?

Jul 21st, 2006, 11:52 AM
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Lodging at LaSagesse (Grenada)?

I am considering LaSagesse in Grenada for next November. Does anyone have any information on the rooms? I know they're in different buildings - are there any advantages of one building/set of rooms over another? Also, I know there's a restaurant on-site - I trust that also means there's a bar? (I mean, my trips to the Caribbean just aren't complete without a beach and a bar!)
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Jul 21st, 2006, 01:14 PM
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We were there on a day visit. Don't remember the bar on way or another, but they have a website to check. Hotel looks nice, and the beach is wonderful--no development. It looks like the beginning of time.
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Jul 27th, 2006, 10:23 AM
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I just got back from Grenada, having spent 2 of my days at La Sagesse. The beach is lovely, a golden brown sand ringed with plentiful palm trees for shade. We had two meals there (lunch) and thought the food was very good, especially for the fresh fish. We could see some of the fish being cut up by machete one day for tuna steaks--that's how fresh it was!

We took a look at 2 different rooms, one in the manor house and the other in the little green addition. Both had excellent breezes, good ceiling fans, and a mini-fridge in the room.

Yes, there's also a bar in the restaurant. They didn't offer beach service, but it was definitely not a hardship walking to the bar for a drink from the beach.

There are two dogs on the property who may follow you around if you demonstrate you're a dog person. My husband and I adopted them for our two days there, and they followed us around when we were walking, or occasionally stood guard over our bags when we went swimming. The dogs could be a little agressive, however, towards newcomers.

La Sagesse is a nicely situated small inn on a lovely beach, but it is REALLY isolated. It was a 20 minute drive from the Lanse aux Epines area, and closer to 30 from the Grand Anse area. It's not that far from the Bel Air Plantation as far as other restaurants go, and there's a little snackette type place just a short ways away, but beyond that there's not much choice in the area. If you're prepared for that, it would be a lovely place to stay.
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Jul 27th, 2006, 11:38 AM
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Thanks, ejcrowe - I was hoping you'd have some helpful comments (you have on so many other threads!), but was trying to be patient and let you settle back in before calling on you - and her you beat me to it! LaSagesse sounds like heaven to me. Can't wait for your trip report.
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Jul 27th, 2006, 12:16 PM
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hey there--do you have any other specific questions? I'd be happy to try to answer them...but what else can I tell you for now? The owner's name is Nancy, and she's a naturalized American from Poland--we got into a wonderful discussion with her about my husband's favorite poet, Wislawa Szymborska. Like so many people, after she visited Grenada she fell in love with it and bought the old manor house and then added on the restaurant and other buildings.

Non-guests can rent beach chairs there for $10/day, kayaks or boogie boards as $10/hour, all in EC. I assume that guests can use these things as part of their accommodation costs.

Both days we were there the surf was up a little bit and I felt like a kid again doing some body surfing. The waves weren't big and they crested right at the shore, so swimming was still pretty easy offshore. There were some goats and cattle on the far end of the beach on our second day, but they didn't stray anywhere near us on the hotel end of the beach.

I don't have my notes right now about menu and prices, but I'll include those details in my trip report when I get to it.
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Jul 27th, 2006, 01:07 PM
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Hi, EJ,
Isn't there a third type of room? When we were there last year, we took a left at the beach and headed toward our favorite shade tree. Behind us, there was a cabin that, I believe, was shared by two rooms. Each room had sort of a wraparound deck that I thought was quite appealing.
I'd consider staying there, but only for a few days just because it is a distance from everything else. We didn't stay there (we were closeby at the Bel Air), but we spent 3 or 4 afternoons there. The restaurant has a barbeque on Sundays --- verrrrry good food. I can recommend the chicken. I love that beach.
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Jul 27th, 2006, 01:44 PM
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islebethere (like your screen name!), the building you're referring to has 3 rooms in it, and you're right, they each have an outdoor patio. We saw the smallest one, on the far left if you're facing the water, and even so it felt roomy enough. There is definitely another room category, but I don't know if it's at the back of the manor house or in another building altogether--but those rooms wouldn't have a sea view.

If you like seclusion, for the value La Sagesse cannot be beat.
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