The locally-owned and operated resort chain, Bay Gardens Resorts, has rewarded West Indies and Saint Lucian-born cricketers Darren Sammy and Johnson Charles with the keys to Bay Gardens Resorts which includes Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa, Bay Gardens Hotel, Bay Gardens Inn and the Caribbean’s first ever open-water park, Splash Island Water Park. This reward is to honour their achievements at the 2016 World T20 Cup in India, in which the West Indies Cricket Team captured the championship. Bay Gardens Resorts has been home of West Indies Cricket, hosting the team for 21 years during cricket fixtures, and continues to show support and appreciation for the team and players alike. The resorts have also been home to a number of international and regional teams.
“We are proud to be associated with West Indies Cricket and were thrilled with the team’s performance. Sport, and especially athletics, is one of the most important brand builders for Saint Lucia and, as such, it is in the spirit and fulfillment of our promise that we have rewarded both Darren Sammy and Johnson Charles for their achievements in the recent World T20 tournament,” said Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts, Sanovnik Destang.
Bay Gardens Resorts’ promise is an example of the organization’s keen interest in supporting and working with young Saint Lucian icons who inspire others to achieve the same.
Darren Sammy, who has showcased his leadership on many occasions, was the first Saint Lucian-born cricketer to be named captain of the West Indies, in October 2010. He went on to lead the West Indies team to its first world title since the 1979 World Cup with a stirring victory over hosts Sri Lanka in the 2012 World T20 final and repeated the same in 2016 defeating England in the final.
Johnson Charles is a right-handed top order batsman who first made his mark in the 2012 World T20 squad where his 84 against England, incredibly, was his highest score in any form of the game. He then achieved his first ODI hundred a few months later in Australia. His performance, scoring 52 in the semi-final of the 2016 World T20 was a big asset to the team’s victory and advancement to the final.
The directors, management and staff of Bay Gardens Resorts would like to wish both athletes and the West Indies cricket team good luck in their future endeavours.
Bay Gardens Resorts is a group of award-winning, locally-owned hotels located in Rodney Bay Village, Saint Lucia’s entertainment capital. All three of Bay Gardens Resorts properties – Bay Gardens Inn, Bay Gardens Hotel and Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa – are within walking distance of over 40 restaurants, entertainment, duty-free shopping malls, and Treasure Bay Casino. All properties offer superior accommodations, traditional Caribbean cuisine, and the finest in service and hospitality. The first ever open-water sports park, Splash Island Water Park is the new addition to the Bay Gardens Resorts brand.