Bay Gardens Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Gros Islet
... and bathed in its cascades, dipping in pools among the rock and standing beneath the fall for a massage like no other. We all could have happily stayed here for the entire day but Mishanna promised they had more awesome to show us. We pressed on to the famous Pitons and sat at an outside restaurant at their base staring up at these beautiful volcanic formations some 2,600 feet high, enjoying frozen cocktails, local cuisine and great company. Driving up into clouds ...
... I met yet another English couple from Mesa, Arizona. This couple were older, named Brian and Anne and celebrating their 50th anniversary. They had already met up with Brian and Angela from the same town, turns out they live quite close to each other. Small world!!
... There are some good-looking beach areas that I didn't try. It has some historic sites that were nice to explore. Historic is a relative term here, some of the sites were only from the late 1900s, but they were already in ruins. Those didn't impress me so much, but Fort Rodney had some cannons and a great view. There were also barracks and other reminders of the former-island's former military use. In ...
... in the Sunset Bar on deck 10 for the Pub Crawl, which takes us to the various bars on the ship for a drink at each. The highlight was the Martini Bar, where there was an offer of 5 sample size Martinis of various flavours going at a special rate of US$12. We were smart enough to have one between us. The classic martini was pretty hard going, but the flavoured ones were quite good, if a little savage. One of the women had the sampler to herself, and had to be ...
... lie a host of smaller islands, the Grenadines, some of which are mountainous and others which are tiny and sand covered.These latter tend to be drier with white, sandy beaches and colourful reefs.
St. Lucia is the largest of the English speaking islands, although like the other islands it has been fought over numerous times in the past; predominantly by the French! The main sources of income here are from banana export and tourism. Rum is also ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bay Gardens Beach Resort Gros Islet
My friends and I stayed here recently in December. It is definitely relatively brand new. Decor and furnishings are very fresh, and location is great--right on the end of Reduit Beach, which as I understand is the nicest beach in St. Lucia.
In all honesty this was not our first choice hotel for our holiday to St Lucia, however using this as a stopover (before moving to our preferred hotel) we were advised it would be very good.
I knew absolutely nothing about this hotel before i arrived,i was visiting St Lucia for 3 days at the end of a business trip round the Caribbean and a customer booked it for me,i just asked for something fairly nice and right on the beach so it was pot luck time.
Ich wusste überhaupt nichts über dieses Hotel bevor ich ankam. Ich war gegen Ende eine dreitägigen Geschäftsreise in der Karibik hier und ein Kunde buchte es für mich. Ich hatte einfach um ein schönes Hotel direkt am Strand gebeten - und habe Glück gehabt.
The Bay Gardens Beach Resot in Gros Islet was outstanding!
We stayed at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort Hotel for 6 nights. The accommodation is excellent - very comfortable, well equipped, very clean and well maintained by the housekeeping staff.
We ate in the hotel restaurant several times - food was good, good choice and two of our friends who are vegetarian had ample choice on the menu.
Every member of staff was fantastic - polite, friendly, helpful, always smiling and happy to help. Water sports very good - beach was lovely and it was great being so close to the beach and not having to 'fight' for a sun lounger!
This was my first time visiting St Lucia and I would go back in a heartbeat!
The hotel with the view !
From: A well travelled worldwide citizen.
Date: August 2007
From the first minute I stepped into their beautifully decorated lobby I knew I was in the right place. It has this very tipycal caribbean style and colours, which I personally love.
Their rooms are bright, brand new and have a beautiful view to the Caribbean Sea. The ideal place to stay in St. Lucia really!
I would like to highlight the friendliness of the staff. They really made me feel at home! and for those of you with family, I believe this is a good option as they have a big free shape swimming pool.
I highly recommend the hotel and I hope you will also feel at home!!
Bay Gardens beach resort is truly a miles above the rest. The Hotel and its Staff are truly amazing. Bay gardens beach resort is set on the most idillic beach in St. Lucia with its calm clear waters making it excellent for honeymooners and families. Unlike any other spot in St. Lucia its beaches enable you to relax and wade in waist high water or walk gradually further out in deeper water. This made it even better as my wife was no great swimmer.
We had the Mc Hugh/Peterson reception in the hotel on Sat 7th July - at, may I add, 24 hours notice as the hotel we had previously booked let us down - & it was nothing short of a miracle the show that was put on for us. The reception area, the food, the service & the hospitality shown to us was second to none. The setting was excellent. We watched the sunset from where we dined. I would very strongly recommend this hotel to any visitor to St. Lucia. Keep up the good work & a THOUSAND THANKS.
Norah Sweeney (aunt of the bride)
Some friends and I stayed here May 2007 for the St. Lucia Jazz Festival. The hotel was very nice and the staff very helpful. We stayed in a standard room across from the lobby, with a poolside patio. The room was large with a nice sized closet and fridge. The bathroom was also huge, with a vessel sink and multi function shower. The shower was nice but had a glass panel missing, and didn't completely go to the floor, so it was open, and water would get all over the bathroom floor whenever you took a shower. This was a negative because we had to use so many towels to prevent us from falling on the floor, and I wasn't able to use the jetted shower nozzles, as the mess would have been worse. Also the shower water could get scalding hot at times.