|Click to play video featuring Joyce Destang, OBE.
ST. LUCIA (February 17, 2019) - In celebration
of St. Lucia's 40th anniversary of independence on Friday, February 22, 2019, Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia is offering St. Lucian residents 40 percent off food and beverage all day long on Independence Day.
Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director of the St. Lucian family-owned and
-operated group of hotels, said Bay Gardens' award-winning culinary team was gearing up to roll out the red carpet to treat their fellow nationals to "an authentic St. Lucian dining experience which reflects the island's diverse cultural and Creole influences."
At its five distinct properties - Bay Gardens Inn, Bay Gardens Hotel,
Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, Bay Gardens Marina Haven and the new Waters Edge Villas - the restaurants pay homage to authentic Caribbean food while incorporating an international twist in signature dishes.
SeaGrapes Beach Bar & Restaurant at Bay Gardens Beach Resort specializes
in fresh seafood prepared utilizing mini coal pots. Hi Tide, Bay Gardens Beach Resort's main restaurant, is famed for elevating Caribbean fusion to lofty levels. At Bay Gardens Hotel, Spices restaurant features cuisine from around the region, while Anchor Restaurant
at Marina Haven is popular for its Creole breakfast, three-course lunch and vegetarian dishes.
"We are thankful for the past 40 years and look forward to our continued
progress as a nation," reflected the resort group's Managing Director, Joyce Destang, who distinctly remembers the joyous day when St. Lucia received its independence from Great Britain.
"We were all excited - whether you were for or against, whether you were
pro-government or anti-government, Independence meant so much to all of us," she recalled. "And on that day, I remember we went down to the wharf ... everyone was jostling to get to the front row so that they can see Premier John Compton and Princess Alexandra
who came from England to represent the Queen. ... we were all excited and anxious ... it felt like a teenager turning 18 ... and what I recall the most was when John Compton came out with this booklet and held it up to us and everybody applauded .. and it was like shivers going down our spine."
Sanovnik Destang said that as both a private and corporate entity, Bay Gardens
feels privileged to give back to the people of St. Lucia, and the reduced food and drink pricing was only a small gesture to celebrate four decades of independence with fellow nationals.