What do your Caribbean dreams look like? Chances are your fantasies aren’t a million miles from the golden sands and palm-fringed coasts of Gros Islet in St Lucia. If you’d like to make those dreams come true – and come true in quite some style – then the Bay Gardens Beach Resort should be on your holiday radar.
The landscape certainly lives up to the classic West Indian stereotype, and the facilities at Bay Gardens Beach Resort are what you’d expect in a luxury resort, too. Pools, hot tubs, pool bars, kids’ playgrounds… While the service and facilities are modern, you’ll find a welcome reminder of the area’s history in the French colonial and Georgian plantation-style architecture of the buildings.
You could just sit back and soak up the sunshine, but if you want to have a more active stay then the staff at Bay Gardens will be able to help you out. There’s a great gym, windsurfing or snorkelling out on the local waters, and back at the hotel a fantastic spa and wellness centre.
The Rodney Bay area around Gros Islet is full of resorts, including some smart marinas and lots of tourist-friendly bars, restaurants, and other amenities. Gros Islet itself – which is home to a water park, among other attractions – has a bit more traditional character, especially if you head out into the traditional fishing village, stopping at a rum shack for the perfect tonic on a hot Caribbean day. Whale watching and water sports are big favourites on the coast.
The nearby St Lucian capital of Castries is also certainly worth a trip. If you have the energy, Morne Fortune, the mountain which can be seen so clearly and beautifully from the coast, is a challenging way to spend an afternoon, but will give you unrivalled views across the vista.
Most of us dream of a Caribbean holiday. Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience or a regular trip – made easier with the great prices at Loveholidays.com – Bay Gardens Beach Resort lives up to all the expectations.