Six Senses eco-resort revealed for South Carolina

Resort to be spread across three islands including Hilton Head and Daufuskie

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has inked a hotel management agreement with Whitestone and Redrock Portfolio to open a resort, spa and residential community on the shores of South Carolina on the US Eastern seaboard.

Flagged to open in 2026, Six Senses South Carolina Islands will be located a short distance from Savannah, Georgia (on the border of South Carolina), incorporating Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island and Bay Point Island.

Hilton Head Island is known for its small-town charm, tidal creeks, white-sand beaches, and protected wildlife. This will serve as the main welcome hub and entry point to the resort and residences, offering a bespoke restaurant and retail outlet. The destination will also serve as an embarkation point for Six Senses guests and residents to hop aboard a hybrid yacht or electric boat to begin their adventure on the Intercoastal Waterway.

The eco-conscious property will span multiple coastal locations, conveniently located just a short distance from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

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Daufuskie is the southernmost inhabited sea island in South Carolina. The ethos of the 460-acre Six Senses South Carolina Islands is regeneration, which is central to the masterplan for the guest rooms and private suites, as well as the cottages dotted along the beachfront and the maritime forest. There will be a limited number of branded guest residences, ranging from two to five bedrooms.

The all-day restaurant will be joined by a specialty eatery and bar, beach club, pool grill, and more. Cuisine will showcase the best of the region, focusing on seasonal and local food.

Along with water sports, sailing, and fishing, adventures continue on land to encompass Daufuskie’s culture, including studios to showcase local artistry. Beyond the resort, guests can enjoy the campus’s integrated farm and championship golf course.

Daufuskie will also be the location of the Six Senses Spa where programming will include yoga, meditation, mindfulness and more.

With its “Southern Island Coastal” inspiration, the modular, category-5 hurricane-resilient, biophilic, and self-contained branded residential villas of Bay Point Island will feature state-of-the-art infrastructure and waste handling, renewable energy, reverse-osmosis water supply, and helical piling to limit soil disruption and lighten their footprint. The villas will be a year-round home-away-from-home, whether gathering on the porch to enjoy the breeze or spending afternoons sun-soaked and sandy. A limited number will be available for sale in 2024.

Timothy Pitcher, President of Whitestone said “This project is a celebration of Six Senses and Whitestone’s shared vision to seamlessly blend integrated wellness with the untamed beauty of the natural world, redefine living spaces with a commitment to ecological mindfulness, quite literally sowing the seeds of a new era.”

Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses said “After a few years in the making, we’re delighted and excited to be partnering with Whitestone and Redrock in the creation of two special connected communities that speak to the beauty of their environments and honour the people and culture of the area.”

“We have the right elements and energy in place to marry these incredible coastal landscapes with a wellness and sustainability formula that rewilds people back to a connection with nature, each other, and ultimately themselves,” Jacobs added.

Six Senses South Carolina Islands is one of the first properties for IHG’s ultra-luxury brand with another project in Napa Valley, California, slated to debut in 2026. The previously proposed Six Senses New York in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighbourhood overlooking the Hudson River was shelved in 2022.

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