Bay Gardens Inn

St Lucia, Caribbean

The hotel

Slipping into island life’s never been so easy — Bay Gardens Inn delivers the authentic St Lucia experience you can only find at a small inn, but all the fun and features of a big resort hotel. That’s because it’s three hotels in one. You’ll stay at the intimate 33 room inn in Rodney Bay Village, but get complimentary travel to its two ‘big sister’ hotels, including one on Reduit Beach. So you can spend days enjoying free water sports, sunbathing, and taking on the challenge of Splash Island Water Park — an open water adventure course just off shore. You can also use their other facilities, from the kids’ club to the spa. The inn’s got surprises up its own short summer sleeves too, including a sun-trap of a pool, complimentary WiFi, and the tavern treats of its Ti Ponche Bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Great For A Base
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

Perfectly located on the North of the island. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

32 rooms. All with individual climate control, ceiling fan, cable TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, clock radio/alarm, mini-fridge, kettle and coffee maker, safe, iron and board, shower or bathtub and hairdryer. Standard Rooms feature authentic wicker and wooden furnishings along with a private balcony or terrace, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. House drinks by the glass. Supplement chargeable for top shelf food and beverage options, e.g steak, lobster and premium branded drinks. Unlimited complimentary passes to Splash Island Water Park. In-room starter pack including water, soda, fruit punch, liquor and fruit and cheese plate/snack tray. Guests staying seven nights or more receive added privileges, including:

  • Exclusive Dine Around programme, which offers access to six additional restaurants in Rodney Bay Village (transportation included)
  • Free non-motorised water sports
  • In-room Starter Pack
  • One free spa treatment per day at La Mer Spa
Please note: supplements will apply to select food items at the Bay Gardens Hotel or Inn; house brand beverages only are covered under this plan at the Bay Gardens Hotel or Inn. Added privileges are subject to change.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner (includes 1 glass of wine per adult, with dinner). Unlimited complimentary passes to Splash Island Water Park.

Superior Rooms benefit from lovely views across the lush tropical gardens or pool from the private balcony or terrace, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms feature French doors leading to a private furnished balcony or terrace, overlooking the pool. With 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Kids Stay and Eat Free: Two kids (4-12 years) stay and eat free from the kids menu when sharing a room with two adults, for travel completed between 20 Dec '19–19 Dec '20. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Creole Pot Restaurant serving Caribbean cuisine (open daily 7:00am-11:00am). Ti Poche Bar serving classic cocktails, wine and local brews as well as soft drinks (open daily 10:00am-10:30pm). Guests can head next door or hop on the complimentary shuttle to sample the cuisine and cocktails of the sister resorts, Bay Gardens Hotel and Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa. Room service*.

Thursday Night Manager's Cocktail party with complimentary rum punch. The hotel also has regular barbecues and weekly live entertainment.

Freshwater swimming pool with terrace and loungers. La Mer Spa* located at Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa. Complimentary access to a range of fun fitness and wellness activities offers at the flagship Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, including pilates, yoga, beach volleyball and aqua aerobics. Motorised* and non-motorised water sports on Reduit Beach with the Saluna Water Sports team include, Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, paddle boats, wake-boarding and water-skiing. They can also arrange water taxi trips to Pigeon Island* or snorkelling trips*. Scuba diving* is available with Dive Saint Lucia, the island’s premier scuba diving centre. Splash Island Water Park*. Coral Kidz Club featuring fun, supervised activities for children aged 4-12 years (Tue-Sun, 10:00am-4:00pm). Based at Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, the club welcomes guests of all three hotels for a wide variety of activities, including crab hunts, arts and crafts, nature walks, table tennis and beach games. Nearby golf course*.

Please note: the pool at Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa is not accessible to Bay Gardens Inn guests.

The hotel offers a free shuttle service to sister hotel, Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, situated on Reduit Beach. Complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas. Babysitting services*. Tour desk* located at Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa. Concierge service. Laundry services*.

Please note: from the 1 Apr ‘20 a Tourism Accommodation Fee will apply. This mandatory fee will be $6 per person (16 years and over) per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: all guests staying across the Bay Gardens Resorts Group benefit from access to Bay Gardens Beach Club, situated on the prime beachfront location of the 4-star Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, Reduit Beach. The facilities include:

  • Complimentary shuttle service which runs every hour – applicable for guests staying at Bay Gardens Hotel and Bay Gardens Inn
  • Sun loungers 
  • Dinning options* Sea Grapes Beach Bar & Restaurant, Hi-Tide Restaurant, Pebbles Bar and Waiter Service on the Beach
  • Wash Rooms
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Motorised and non-motorised water sports*
  • Splash Island Water Park
  • La Mer Spa* 

Please note: guests receive unlimited complimentary passes to Splash Island Water Park.

**Reduit Beach is a 15-minute walk away or take advantage of the hotel's complimentary shuttle service which drops you to the sister property so you can use the Beach and other facilities (except the pool) and charge anything you eat or drink back to your room at the Bay Gardens Inn, so there is no need to take any money with you (once you leave an impression of your credit card at Bay Gardens Inn).

Please note: in order to sign any food and beverage items, spa treatments or additional tickets for Splash Island Water Park back to your room, you are required to leave a copy of your credit card on file at reception. For clients staying on AI at the Bay Gardens Hotel or Bay Gardens Inn there maybe supplements on menu items at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort restaurants. Charges apply to motorised water-sports.

Please note: the swimming pool at Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa is strictly for use by guests of the resort only.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (204)
  • Very good (185)
  • Average (46)
  • Poor (15)
  • Terrible (9)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location and good amenities

Apr 11, 2020 Donna G

We stayed at the Bay Gardens Inn for 10 days in March. The staff were great! The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The shuttle to the beach is very helpful but it’s a very easy walk as well. The breakfast was great with a good variety to choose from.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place for a budget holiday on St Lucia....

Mar 20, 2020 Camel123 Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

We were looking for a budget hotel on the island of St Lucia, and this one from the Virgin Value collection fitted the bill perfectly. I always do a lot of research so it was as I expected. Esther on reception gave us a warm welcome when we arrived, and was very helpful and friendly throughout our 10 day stay. The room was very spacious,… Read more
We were looking for a budget hotel on the island of St Lucia, and this one from the Virgin Value collection fitted the bill perfectly. I always do a lot of research so it was as I expected. Esther on reception gave us a warm welcome when we arrived, and was very helpful and friendly throughout our 10 day stay. The room was very spacious, bright, overlooked the pool as i believe all the rooms do. Plenty of storage for our clothes which I liked so we could unpack properly. We had 2 welcome meetings on our first day, the first with Leeandy who represents the hotel. She was very warm and friendly and gave us the different hotels schedules and suggested things to do etc. The second was with the Virgin representative Natacha, who was also very warm, helpful and friendly, it was like sitting down having a natter with a friend. There is no bar or restaurant on site and nowhere to buy drinks. We knew this beforehand so were forewarned. You have to walk across to the Bay Gardens Hotel, a 2 minute walk, where they have a bar and restaurant. This is also where you will have your breakfast. Breakfast was good, nice setting overlooking the pool. Huge variety to chose from which varied daily. There’s cereals, fruits, bread, bagels, English muffins, yogurts, cooked breakfasts (items changed daily). They will happily make you an Omelette up fresh, we had these twice and enjoyed them. I also particularly enjoyed the Cheese Scones and Banana cake. We had a meal at the Bay Garden hotel across the road, unfortunately I really didn’t rate it. There are plenty of places within 5-10 min walk though, so this isn’t a problem. I liked the pool area as there is no music, so it’s just very quiet and peaceful. The pool isn’t very deep though. Just remember to stock your fridge up with drinks and snacks, unless you don’t mind walking across the road to the Bay Garden hotel. The supermarket is a 3 minute walk and has everything you could possibly need. The hotel has a shuttle with runs every hour to its sister resorts. We caught it down to the Bay Gardens Beach Resort regularly, as you are allowed to use all there facilities. The beach is lovely, they have a really nice pool too, with a bar and several restaurants too, which we ate at and enjoyed our meals. Would I go again? Yes I would, the hotel was as I expected. I would prefer it if they made the shuttle bus every 30 minutes, because at peak times not everyone could fit on and had to wait for the shuttle to come back again, if you were first in the queue and couldn’t get on it was annoying. St Lucia is a beautiful island, there are lots of things to do and we didn’t have time to do them all. The people are friendly so I would return. Read less
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Mar 13, 2020 DuncanR144 London, United Kingdom

Near all amenities, nice room, good pool. Shuttle service to beach,staff friendly and helpful. We stayed in the Inn which is just across the road from the main hotel, shuttle serves it as well. Used local buses much cheaper than taxis
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Mar 12, 2020 Janice_10_10 Bon Accord, Tobago

This is a great place to relax. The rooms are clean and extremely comfortable and the staff are very helpful. Breakfast caters for everyone and is plentiful and the evening buffets were tasty and varied. Lovely place.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Long overdue holiday

Feb 22, 2020 MalaL_13 Bletchley, United Kingdom

I had stayed at The Bay Gardens hotel many years ago, but chose the Inn for this visit as it is quite small but you get to use the facilities of the wider group of hotels. The room was basic but comfortable, but for its size it would have been nice if there was a sofa or armchair as an alternate place to sit. I loved the fact that we practically… Read more
I had stayed at The Bay Gardens hotel many years ago, but chose the Inn for this visit as it is quite small but you get to use the facilities of the wider group of hotels. The room was basic but comfortable, but for its size it would have been nice if there was a sofa or armchair as an alternate place to sit. I loved the fact that we practically had pool to ourselves and it was nice and quiet. For meals and entertainment we had to walk next door to the hotel, but I liked that as it meant our room was quiet in the evenings. The food and service were good. For the breakfast buffet a nice mixed of foods to try plus the basics of scrambled eggs sausage etc. There was a shuttle service to the Bay Gardens Beach Resort, one an hour but it was only a 20 minute walk. More restaurants here, a spa and it was right on the beach. It was great to be based at the Inn, right in the heart of Rodney Bay with plenty of choices to eat out, but able to access what was on offer at the other hotels and the beach. Read less