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What We Love

  • Every suite comes with a full-size kitchen and living and dining areas
  • The Reduit Beach location is one of St. Lucia’s nicest strands
  • Three on-site restaurants, including the well-regarded Trios — impossible to ever get hungry
  • The “stay at one, play at all three” policy for each of the properties in the Bay Gardens resort group
  • Aromatherapy massages on the gazebo at La Mer Spa
  • On-site laundry facilities make traveling with toddlers easier
  • Wired Internet is free

What To Know

  • A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
  • This is a kid-friendly resort
  • Beachside rooms tend to get the least noise
  • If you’ve rented a car, there’s free parking
  • Islanders love the resort’s Sunday brunch; expect a well-dressed crowd mingling with the bathing-suit set
  • George F.L. Charles Airport (SLU) is only 20 minutes away, as opposed to Hewanorra Airport (a two-hour drive)

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at Bay Gardens Beach Resort in Gros Islet (Rodney Bay), you’ll be minutes from Splash Island Water Park Saint Lucia and Reduit Beach. This 4-star condo is within close proximity of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and Rodney Bay Marina.

Make yourself at home in one of the 75 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a complimentary water park, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this Colonial condo include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to the surf and sand is a breeze with the complimentary beach shuttle.

Enjoy a meal at one of the condo’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. Relax with a refreshing drink at a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, or one of 2 beach bars. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Gros Islet? This condo has 1680 square feet (156 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Bay Gardens Beach Resort
Rodney Bay Village
Gros Islet, undefined St Lucia

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2404 Reviews
excellent hotel in an excellent location
Reviewed 3 days ago

one week all inclusive stay in which we could not fault the hotel at all. Rooms are excellent and can highly recommend the sea views from the top floor

1 week all inclusive stay gave access to the dine around program, for 3 nights, which was an added bonus as were the free spa treatments. Without the dine around option evening meals could have been a bit repetitive for a whole week

Excellent location
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am very pleased with the entire ambience of the resort.
I loved the variety of the breakfast.
I especially love the fact that it is located in close proximity to everything and i mean eveything; the beach, shopping area. supermarket, beach and public transport.
The most amazing part of my stay was the welcome i received from Darnnia, she is the absolute best.
i would definitely return and encourage my friends to stay here.

Relaxing on Reduit Beach
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited Bay Gardens Beach Resort in mid-February 2019 with my wife and two children (7 and 2). We arrived late in the afternoon, and were pleased to be greeted by Rum Punch, a speedy, efficient check in and an information packet setting out the details for orientation. We were in the top floor, but the bell hop service got our bags up efficiently. We were also amused to discover that the hotel was the Finnish Honorary Consulate (my wife is from Finland).

The room, a garden view, still looked out over the sea, bay, and Pigeon Island. Lovely sights. The interior was spacious, with a small fridge, good air conditioning, two large beds, and t.v. reception. They had forgotten to provide a crib for my youngest, but that was brought up within minutes of requesting it. The Wi-Fi quality was excellent, with only one drop in an entire week, and good enough for a bit of online gaming while the youngest was napping.

We ate at the main restaurant, as it was a Sunday and everything else was closed. We didn't do all inclusive, and the restaurant costs were quite high for the adult meals - the kids got good value for money on their hotdogs and chicken nuggets. We ate supper at the restaurant only one other time, and I'm glad we didn't go all inclusive as the food was good, but nothing special. There are lots of restaurants in the area that are similar in price, but with better food. The service was friendly at all meals.

The breakfast the next morning (and every morning) was tasty, with a wide selection of fruits, breads, cereals, and some local dishes. We particularly enjoyed the fried breakfast fish. My daughter immediately took us out to the beach, which was gorgeous, and a trip to the waterpark was mandatory. This is good fun, and if you get it included in your hotel rates, it is worth doing. There is also a small playground at the hotel, which my kids ran around at while I watched them from the balcony.

The beach was never overly crowded, and the chairs, towels and umbrellas were complimentary, which stops you from needing to worry about that headache. We arranged a water taxi on the beach, which was convenient, and also used the in-house excursion company to do a few excursions - very handy and helpful. The excursion company actually visited our room and helped us when an issue popped up with one of our trips due (not their problem). Great service.

My 7 year old also loved the pool area, spending many hours there. The pool is very clean, with lots of chairs. The only thing that I would really call out as a tip would be to either pay with a credit card or get some EC, as the exchange rate on the menus at the restaurants onsite for US dollar payments were quite poor.

I would definitely recommend the Bay Gardens Beach Resort to anyone looking for a visit to St. Lucia, and would especially recommend it for families.

Great location & hotel but poor breakfast
Reviewed 6 days ago

The location was near perfect for us, being directly on the beach but not isolated with many restaurants + a supermarket within close walking distance. The only thing that let it down was the breakfast buffet, normally a real holiday pleasure for us. Not only was it very expensive, but the food quality, selection and presentation were nowhere near the standard expected, and the staff clearly wanted to be anywhere but on breakfast duty. The L'epicure restaurant at the hotel next door was similarly priced but hugely better on all four counts.

Best vacation of all time!
Reviewed 7 days ago

Our new favorite place in the Caribbean! The resort and rooms were beautiful and impeccably manicured. We loved that it was smaller than most resorts.

The staff is by far the best part of BGBR. Everyone we came across was friendly, helpful and kind. Staff was willing to help out, even if it wasn't there designated "department". We brought our 10-year old daughter and felt very safe with her exploring the resort and beach due to watchful security and staff. A few helpful tips:
*Please splurge on an oceanfront suite. The ocean views and balcony are gorgeous and the fully stocked kitchen was very useful.

*Calculate how much you might drink/eat before deciding on AI. It was worth it for us, but for those that like to explore or light drinkers it might not be worth it. The nice thing about AI at BGBR is that you can go out to dinner at a few of the local restaurants. I loved that it was not mandatory to do AI. I hope they continue this! Seagrapes on property was fabulous!