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BAY GARDENS RESORTS

NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2016

The Key to your Ultimate Caribbean Vacation getaway Ideally nestled in the midst of the Rodney Bay Village, home to Saint Lucia’s pulsating night life, hip bars, a caisno, shopping malls and gourmet restaurants, Bay Gardens Resorts has a beautiful collection of three unique properties. These award winning resorts are renowned for fantastic service, friendly staff and quality accommodations. Featuring a total of 196 rooms, five conference centers, three restaurants, and five bars, our resorts are the perfect choice for a Saint Lucian getaway for families, couples, honeymooners, wedding parties, business travelers, groups, and more. Guests can stay at the property that suits them best and can still enjoy luxurious amenities from each. Click here to read more about our beautiful properties.

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Island WiFi by Bay Gardens Resorts

Restaurants featured on Open Table Tour Feature - Anansi’s ATV Adventure

Christmas Program/New Year’s Eve Themes Holiday Sale at Bay Gardens Hotel La Mer Spa Feature - Tropical Escape

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale New Online Booking engine Experience

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Island WiFi by Bay Gardens Resorts

The locally owned and operated award-winning resort chain, Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia,

has introduced an innovative new service for guests who want to stay connected on the go: “Island WiFi”.

The popular and forwardthinking resort chain has been the first to offer many new initiatives in the Caribbean, which include their “The Taste of Rodney Bay” Dine around Program, which has been credited with reinventing the All Inclusive concept. The resort chain also introduced the Caribbean’s first ever openwater sports park, Splash Island Water Park in August 2015 and has now introducing Island WiFi, a portable wireless device that will provide guests with an island wide connection for sharing pictures on popular sites like Facebook or Instagram, browsing the world wide web, take instant videos to share on Snapchat or even just

staying in contact with popular messaging apps like Whatsapp. As long as it requires a data

connection, Island WiFi by Bay Gardens Resorts will be there to provide it.

This new feature gives guests the opportunity to share the beautiful sights and sounds of Saint Lucia when going on tours or visiting popular attractions. It also helps with keeping them entertained on long drives from the airport. This can be a big help with guests who have kids as the device can also be used to provide connections for games, YouTube and Netflix. The savings alone on data-roaming charges is a significant benefit for those who love to share their travel experiences with family and friends. Guests who wish to use this feature can request an IslandWifi device during their check-in process or with the pre-arrival concierge service. One portable

wireless device will allow for up to 10 connections, permitting guests to use their tablets, cell

phones or portable computers anywhere they desire, as long as there is a signal. The daily cost for this feature is US$10.00 inclusive of taxes per device but guests who book a Bay Gardens Experience directly with the company will receive this service absolutely free. Bay Gardens Resorts remains committed to providing comfortable experiences coupled with great services for all guests and Island WiFi does just that. Guests now have the chance to have a worry-free stay, share their memories with the rest of the World and keep their family entertained. To check out all the book direct benefits including Island WiFi by Bay Gardens Resorts, click here.

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Restaurants featured on Open Table

Bay Gardens Resorts in keeping with its vision of providing exceptional service to its guest has now signed an agreement with well renowned restaurant reservation company Open Table. Open Table has seated over 19 million guests each month and has 37,000 affiliated restaurants globally. Bay Gardens Resorts three restaurants namely, Spices located at the Bay Gardens Hotel as well

as Hi Tide and Sea Grapes Beach Bar and Grill located at Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa are now all featured on its site OpenTable.com. Guest can now easily reserve their dinner reservations at their convenience saving them time and money as well as eliminates the possibility of reservations mishaps. With Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations in order at our properties wait no further and reserve your table today.

Tour Feature - Anansi’s ATV Adventure Anansi’s ATV Adventure is definitely one of the most exhilarating ways to experience the island of Saint Lucia. This exciting adventure gives you the opportunity to witness the stunning vistas of this majestic isle, catch glimpses of country life in action, ride through farms, plantations and revel in the scenery of the lush mountainside views.

Journey into Saint Lucia’s rich history while you take peek back in time going past a water wheel, the ruins of an old plantation and to top this off, a magnificent view of the Atlantic shore at Grande Anse where tropical paradise lies at your feet.

This tour operates daily with a duration of 3 hours which includes transfer time from hotels located in the north. Visit our website to book your Anansi’s ATV Adventure tour today.

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Christmas Program/New Year’s Eve Themes

It’s nearing that festive time once again this year and Bay Gardens Resorts is gearing up for another wonderful holiday season.

The Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa will kick off with a special Christmas Eve Dinner featuring a delectable Caribbean buffet which will include Spiced Bread, Ginger Pumpkin Soup, baked turkey and more. This will be followed by an extraordinary Christmas Day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, featuring an array of Caribbean and Festive dishes.

To end the year with a bang, the Beach Resort will host a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with a themed Black Light event at Hi-Tide Beach Side Restaurant on December 31, 2016. This event starts off with a welcome champagne cocktail at 6:30pm, following by an unforgettable Caribbean buffet dinner with pulsating entertainment and ending 2016, bringing in 2017, with party favors and champagne. The Bay Gardens Hotel and Inn will also feature a special

Holiday Sale at Bay Gardens Hotel

Holidays are even more fun with your toes in the sand. Book a Bay Gardens Hotel getaway and celebrate the season in style

in St. Lucia. Enjoy up to 30% savings on accommodations plus receive breakfast for two daily, complimentary non-motorized water sports, complimentary Splash Island Water park passes and if you stay a minimum 5 nights, you will receive a special holiday treat on us.

Christmas Eve Dinner followed by Christmas Day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. To end the year, the Hotel and Inn will host a “Wild Masquerade” themed gala dinner at Spices Restaurant on December 31, 2016 starting at 7:30pm. The event will kick off with a welcome cocktail, followed by an al a carte dinner, while DJ Delory and the band “Legal 4” provide entertainment for the night.

For more information on these events click here.

Rates starting at US$155.00 a night TRAVEL DATES Dec 20, 2016 - Jan 02, 2017 BOOK BY Dec 19, 2016

Check Availability

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Spa Feature - Tropical Escape A rejuvenation haven awaits you at La Mer Spa located at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa. Make it a combo and spend the day with us with our Tropical Escape package. This experience features a tranquility massage, Island Body Spice Scrub & Hydrating facial.

Created with you in mind this two hour long package is the ideal personal spa experience to create a sense of overall body healing. The tranquility massage is deeply relaxing with soothing medium pressured strokes, our unique body scrub invigorates and revitalizes your skin’s natural beauty, whilst the hydrating facial refreshes and cleanses the skin. At only US$154.00 per person you can’t miss out on this deal. To secure your desired appointment, we recommend that you pre-book treatments via email at [email protected], call 758 457 8881 or visit our website. Deluxe Tranquility Massage 50 mins US$77.00 Facial & Coffee Body Scrub US$66.00 Classic Manicure & Pedicure US$66.00 Back Massage & Facial US$66.00 Deep Tension Massage 50 mins US$88.00 La Mer Hot Stone Massage 50 mins US$99.00 Tranquility Massage & Scrub or Facial US$99.00 Deep Tension Massage & Paraffin Pedicure US$154.00 Tranquility Massage, Scrub & Pedicure or Facial US$154.00

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

Your best Black Friday/Cyber Monday buy is finally here.

From Friday, November 25 to Monday, November 28, book a

Bay Gardens Resorts getaway and save up to 45% on stays of five nights or more from January 03 to May 11, 2017. We’ll even treat you to complimentary non-motorized water sports and access to Splash Island Water Park as well as up to US$100 resort credit towards food and beverages!

Bay Gardens Beach Resort Starting at US$220 a night Check Availability Bay Gardens Hotel

Starting at US$120 a night Check Availability Bay Gardens Inn Starting at US$112 a night Check Availability

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Fifth Night Free Sale

Save up to 45% off on accommodations in the New Year! Book a 5 night or more Bay Gardens Resorts experience and get the 5th night on us when you travel in January 2017. This promotion also includes complimentary passes to Splash Island Water Park and Free Non-Motorized Water Sports. There has never been a time to lock in an authentic St. Lucia vacation with getaways filled with sun, fun and fantastic savings! Sale ends December 17, 2016.

BAY GARDENS BEACH RESORT

Rates starting at US$220 a night Check Availability

BAY GARDENS HOTEL Rates starting at US$120 a night Check Availability

BAY GARDENS INN Rates starting at US$112 a night Check Availability

Ninja Warrior/Mannequin Challenge The Caribbean’s ultimate playground, Splash Island Water Park, held its second annual Ninja Warrior Contest on Saturday, November 19, 2016 with great success. Several teams participated in the various events which included Individual Time Trials, Relays and the Ultimate Water Volleyball Tournament. The event was the first on island to be covered with not one but two drones in the air, making for great shots of the thrills and spills of the contest. Kerwin Bisette of Team Sea Adventures had the fastest time in the individual time trials clocking 1 minute and 33 seconds, a new course record. Team Sea Adventures had the best time of 2 minutes 18 seconds in the team relay competition, which also was a new course record. Flow communications Saint Lucia secured the top prize in the water volleyball competition and Team Sea Adventures won the overall competition with an outstanding 35 points, which was double of the 2nd place winners. Prior to kicking off the contest, a few of the contestants participated in the trendy mannequin challenge. This was no easy task as this was the first attempt of this challenge on sea and shot by a Drone for dramatic effects. To see this finished product click our Facebook, YouTube or Instagram pages. Be sure to also catch the Ninja Warrior Episodes in the near future on Splash Island’s Facebook page.

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New Online Booking engine Experience

The award winning Saint Lucian chain of properties, Bay Gardens Resorts, introduced a new booking experience on their website on November 01, 2016.

This new experience makes it much easier for a potential guest to get quick information on specials, and calculate their savings immediately. It is much easier to select dates, find out the total cost of your accommodations and also pre-book some amazing extras. Some of these extras include airport transfers, dive packages, additional upgrades of meal plans and various gift vouchers you can use towards food, beverages or spa services during your stay. The checkout process has also been updated for seamless transactions, leaving you to have a stress free stay at the resort properties. Be sure to check out the various specials available now by clicking here and start saving on an authentic Saint Lucian stay today!

Featured Employee - Donald Alexander

Our featured employee for the month of November is Mr. Donald Alexander, bartender at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa. Donald has been employed with the company for the past three years and enjoys having conversations with everyone he meets. He especially loves the festive Christmas season where he is able to reconnect with returning guests reflecting of past experiences and creating new memories with his new-found friends.

Although Mr. Alexander has a very energetic and fun demeanor he admits that he is actually a secretly shy person and loves relaxing at home with family or at the beach when off duty. He enjoys the skill of mixology and is very enthusiastic about the possibility of having more friendly competitions amongst colleagues’ with guest forming the judging panel. With his friendly personality and infectious smile Mr. Alexander is a great asset to our team.

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Recipe of the Month - Mango Splash

INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz Mango Mix 1.5 oz Orange Juice 1.5 oz Coconut Cream 1.5 oz Rum 1 oz Peach Tree 1 cup Ice GARNISH 1

METHOD 1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend for 30 seconds. 2. Pour mixture into a cocktail glass and garnish with orange slice.

Orange Slice.