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BAY GARDENS RESORTS

NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 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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BGR Rewards Levern Spencer Bay Gardens Holiday Sale

Splash Island Ninja Warrior is back! Tour Feature - Hot Wire Piton Zip

Spices Restaurant New Dinner Menu Jounen Kweyol Celebrations

La Mer Spa Feature - Classic Mani & Pedi Wow Bucks Top Prize Winner

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BGR Rewards Levern Spencer

The locally owned and operated resort chain, Bay Gardens Resorts, has rewarded Saint Lucian Sports Hero, Levern Spencer, with an all-inclusive weekend experience at the award winning Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa.

This reward is to honour her recent achievements at the 2016 Rio Olympics, in which she placed 6th in the High Jump competition, the highest

placement for any athlete from the island. Bay Gardens Resorts continues to support Saint Lucian athletes who achieve great heights in their various sporting categories.

Bay Gardens Resorts’ promise is an example of the organizations keen interest in supporting and working with young Saint Lucian icons who inspire others to achieve the same.

Bay Gardens Holiday Sale

Celebrate the holidays with us at Bay Gardens Hotel. Save up to 30% off accommodations

between December 20, 2016 and January 02, 2017 and receive complimentary breakfast for two, six 1 hour passes to Splash Island Water Park and unlimited non-motorized water sports. That is not all, stay 5 nights or more and receive a special

Leven Spencer recently placed 3rd in the 2016 Zagreb IAAF World Challenge, as well as

earned a silver medal at the Van Damme/Brussels Memorial Diamond League, soaring over the bar at 1.93 meters. This marked the 18th time that the star high jumper has jumped 1.90m or higher this past season and her 13th medal overall. She was the first Saint Lucian to qualify for an Olympic Final this past year.

holiday token on us. Deadline to book this amazing deal is December 19, 2016, so what are you waiting for? Book a Holiday getaway and save with Bay Gardens Hotel today! For more information Holiday Sale, click here.

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Splash Island Ninja Warrior is back!

The exciting and thrilling Splash Island Water Park course event is back once again this November!

Splash Island’s Ninja Warrior will be held on November 19, 2016 with several participating teams looking to win the trophy and lay claim to the title “Best Ninja Warriors on Island”! This year’s competition will feature a relay course, in which 5 member team will look to conquer

the many features on the park, an individual time trial, which is the ultimate test of endurance, and a volleyball competition.

Sponsors that have come on board this year include the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA), KFC, Domino’s Pizza, Blue Waters, Voyager Gift Shop, Fernand’s Dairy Ice Cream, and a popular radio station, The Wave 94.5/93.7 FM.

This year will be the 2nd annual event and is expected to have the same thrills and spills as the first! For more information or to sign up click here.

Tour Feature - Hot Wire Piton Zip Looking for an extraordinary exhilarating experience? Look no further as this unique hot wire piton zip tour promises to be one with a difference. Offering a fun packed day for the entire family, explore a real Saint Lucian Plantation with a working mill and learn its history as you walk the grounds alive with tropical wildlife, flora and fauna.

View the key steps in making sugar cane syrup, producing cocoa and coffee, and processing coconuts for food products. Then visit the historical features of the estate, including authentic huts set within traditional village settings. Climax your tour while Zip lining on the estate with the majestic Pitons as the backdrop for the perfect photo! This tour operates daily at 8:30am, 11:00am and 2:00pm. Visit us at www.coxcoltd.com to book your Hot Wire Piton Zip tour today.

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Spices Restaurant New Dinner Menu

Spices Restaurant located at the Bay Gardens Hotel is pleased to announce its new dinner menu effective October 24, 2016. This intimate poolside retreat is renowned for its legendary service and a well balanced mix of mouthwatering authentic Caribbean and West Indian cuisine. Opened for dinner daily between the hours of 7:30pm to 10:00pm its new A la Carte menu features an array

of delectable dishes at very affordable prices.

Our featured theme nights are Monday live Pasta Station, Barbecue Night on a Thursday and a live Oriental Stir-Fry station on a Saturday evening. Come join us for a culinary journey of excellence with family and friends in paradise. Don’t forget you can join us

Jounen Kweyol Celebrations

for your straight, on the rocks, chased, blended or shaken drinks with our amazing double happy hour specials at Cinnamon Bar at the Bay Gardens Hotel and Ti Ponche Bar at the Bay Gardens Inn from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:00pm* (closed on Thursday evenings). Click here to view our new a la carte menus.

Bay Gardens Resorts celebrated Jounen Kweyol 2016 with two amazing events under the theme Kweyol in the Gardens. The Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa hosted its first ever Pre Jounen Kweyol celebrations on Sunday October 23, 2016 with the Bay Gardens Hotel celebrating the activity with its annual street party on Sunday October 30, 2016. Click here to see all the highlights from both events

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Spa Feature - Classic Mani & Pedi Pamper yourself without guilt and make a statement with well groomed nails from La Mer Spa. Our Classic manicure and pedicure services start with a soothing warm neck pillow, followed by our gentle nail rejuvenation ritual which consists of cleansing, filing, shaping, cuticle maintenance, moisturization and a polish of your choice for the hands and the removal of unwanted dry cuticles, toenail trimming, buffing away of dead calloused and polish for the feet.

A skin exfoliation and a hydrating massage are extended to the elbow for manicures and to the knee for pedicures, which also include a customized foot bath with essential oil. Our Classic nail services are guaranteed to leave you feeling blissfully satisfied and refreshed. To secure your desired appointment, click here to visit our website, email [email protected] or call 754 457 8881.

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

Wow Bucks Top Prize Winner

Join us in congratulating Mr. Richardson Lucien affectionately known as Al from the housekeeping department of the Bay Garden Hotel and

Inn. Al is first team member to redeem a weekend for two at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa with breakfast through our wow bucks employee incentive initiative. Mr. Lucien amassed a total of five hundred wow bucks tickets over a period of a year.

The Wow bucks program is the brain child of Mr. Joseph

DuBois, group Human Resource and Training Manager and was created to recognize and reward the exceptional efforts of our of Bay Gardens team members thereby motivating them and encouraging them to habitually make the decision to do what is positive and right, so as to exceed guests expectations at all times.

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Dine Around featured on CaribJournal

Bay Gardens Resorts’ “A Taste of Rodney Bay” dine around program was featured in the CaribJournal! Bay Gardens Resorts is one of the only hotel chains in the Caribbean actively promoting a new brand of an All Inclusive plan which includes dining at several external gourmet restaurants with various cuisines.

Guests who stay at any of the three award winning properties for 7 nights will have the opportunity to experience 9 different restaurants, 3 out of the 7 nights. Cuisines include Japanese (Sushi), Indian, Chinese, Tapas (Spanish), French and of course Caribbean. For 14 night says, guests get 6 nights to eat out. Bay Gardens Resorts even takes care of the transportation to these restaurants, so all guests have to worry about is deciding what is for dinner. This unique enterprise has seen tens of thousands of dollars paid to participating independent restaurants. A collaborative approach to tourism that resonates out of the popular resort group and into the winder community. To read the full article on CaribJournal click here.

Featured Employee - Ms. Gail Harris

Our featured employee for the month of October is Ms. Gail Harris, senior front office agent at the Bay Gardens Inn and Hotel. Gail has been employed with the company for the past five years and is all about enhancing guest experiences.

She enjoys interacting with people, learning a bit about each individual while sharing her knowledge about the Bay Gardens product and our beautiful isle. Ms. Harris embodies the Bay Gardens legacy of providing unmatched customer service, being a self starter, paying careful attention to detail and addressing guest concerns with her dynamic personality and welcoming smile. In her leisure time she takes pleasure in traveling, watching television and attending family gatherings. It is her hope that with the support of her valued colleagues and management team that Bay Gardens Resorts will expand to other parts of the island while continuing to win accolades locally, regionally and internationally.

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Bay Gardens Resorts welcomes Romance FAM

Bay Gardens Resorts welcomed 25 agents from North America and the UK who were on a Romance FAM of Saint Lucia in October. They were treated to a full tour of our properties as well as the many romantic experiences available for our guests. The resort chain offers candle light beach dinners, fully decorated rooms with flower petals, chocolate coated fruit and strawberry plates, picnics in the park , customizable wedding and honeymoon

celebrations and much more. For more information on your next romantic stay, click here.

Recipe of the Month - Breadfruit Balls

INGREDIENTS 1 medium Breadfruit 1 Egg ½ cup Finely chopped onions 2 cloves Finely chopped garlic 2 stems Celery and parsley (finely chopped) 2 cups Grated cheese 2 cups Bread crumbs Salt to taste

METHOD 1. Cut the breadfruit in four and clean it by removing the skin and the center stalk. 2. Boil the breadfruit in water with salt until it is soft. 3. Drain the excess water and place the breadfruit in a bowl. Mash it with a potato masher. and allow it to cool down. 4. Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix it thoroughly. Allow it to cool. 5. Make balls with the mixture at the sizing of your choice. Roll in bread crumbs and they can be fried or baked. 6. If you are baking the dish, then place in oven for approximately 35 minutes at a temperature of 200*c.