Bay Gardens Beach Resort
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With an ocean front upgrade, this was a great place to stay Aug 06, 2010
Instead of using a third party booker, we contacted the hotel directly and got a great package. We had some free services included in our Girlfriend's Getaway package and we got an upgrade to an ocean view room for just a few bucks more-it was great! If you're looking to save a few bucks, stay at the hotel (instead of the resort) which is in the town, not near a beach, but they offer shuttle service between the resort, the hotel, and the inn).
We walked in and our room was great. Wonderful patio, updated bathroom, double sinks, huge bed, stocked kitchen, nice half-bath, comfy pull-out sofa, and WONDERFUL and ACCOMMODATING staff.
The front desk staff are great,great, great; the restaurant staff are OK; the spa staff were pretty good; and the beach security are pretty on-point. The Resort is steps from the beach, but it is a public beach and the security guard does a fairly good job of keeping the hasslers at bay, but you really have to know how to politely say "no-thanks" and then continue your conversation with your friends/family so the vendors walk away and off to the next client.
The funniest thing is that everyone kept asking us if we were English. Um, an American accent sounds NOTHING like an English one. First, we thought the guys were just trying to hit on us, but women asked too and then we were just confused.
We got the breakfast plan and it is a worthy buffet with an omelet station and a variety of foods. We didn't get a full meal plan because there are lots of restaurants in walking distance and if you really like walking, the supermarket is about a 20-25 minute walk straight down the road and behind the Burger King.
The taxi cab ride from UVF was over an hour and was $80 US for 3 people. If you know the ride is gonna be an hour, you can enjoy the scenery. Hmm, lemme see, what else-bring your own snorkel gear. I recommend the Resort over the Inn and Hotel (which are not right on the beach)-but there is some sporatic shuttle service between all the buildings.
The resort is on the west side of the island and sunset every evening is a beautiful site.
I recommend this place. We ran into a couple staying somewhere nearby and they are not happy with their accommodations. I also ran across someone else who was staying at a resort more on the northern side of the island, and she was very disappointed in her accommodations, so this is the place to stay.
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Bay Gardens Beach Resort Overview
The friendly Bay Gardens Beach Resort rests in lush tropical gardens set on a stunning stretch of beach with breath-taking views of the Pigeon Island and Caribbean Sea in the heart of Rodney Bay Village on the island paradise of Saint Lucia. Situated right on the pristine Reduit Beach, the 4 Star Bay Gardens Beach Resort is the flagship property of the Bay Gardens Resorts chain and is designed with French Caribbean and Georgian Plantation style that exudes timeless charm. All 75 deluxe rooms and one-bedroom suites have modern amenities and everything needed for a luxurious holiday getaway at affordable prices! Bay Gardens Beach Resort is 7 miles from George FL Charles Airport [SLU] and 38 miles from Hewanora International Airport [UVF].
Local Tips: Rodney Bay Village is the entertainment capital of Saint Lucia, and one of the Caribbean's most sought-after destinations. Sparkling waters and white sandy beaches are just minutes away, and gourmet restaurants, entertainment and shopping are within walking distance of all Bay Gardens properties.
Food, drink and entertainment: Room Only accommodation with options for Bed and Breakfast Half Board, and All-Inclusive. Guests have a choice of exquisite cuisine at the hotel restaurants including Hi-Tide Beachside Restaurant and Trios Caribbean Fusion Restaurant (with Red Room Piano Lounge) and guests can also enjoy a friendly sunken chaise lounge area, a lobby terrace, and the Aqua Vista Martini & Wine bar. For casual dining try Pebbles Beach bar, and the Sand Bar.
Sports, games and activities: Large lagoon-style pool with Jacuzzi, sun terrace with sun loungers and umbrellas, La Mer SPA, fitness centre (open daily from 6 am to 9:30 pm) dive shop, available on-site water sports with Pool Dive Centre. For total relaxation and beauty treatments try Illuminesse, the only Medical Rejuvenation Clinic in Saint Lucia.
Additional: 24-hour reception, Concierge service, on-site car rental, tour desk, 24 hour security service, wheelchair accessible facilities, express check-out, complimentary. High-speed wired Internet access in rooms and free Wi-Fi in all public areas including the beach, babysitting service, laundry service, disabled access in some rooms, gift shop, banquet and conference facilities, Wedding Gazebo and Arch, business centre, room service, honeymoon added value with bottle of wine and fruit basket, free parking, valet services.
Book by 15 May 2012 and receive free breakfast for 2 people, complimentary non motorized water sports for 2, 100USD resort credit, for a 7 night min stay or 150USD for a 9 night min stay.
For Arrivals between 20 Dec 11 - 19 Dec 12 only.
Free bottle of wine in room and fruit basket.
Bay Gardens Beach Resort Amenities