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All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

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All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

Hi all

Looking to stay at Bay gardens Hotel next summer 2015 and looking for advice should we go All inclusive or bed and breakfast?

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1. Re: All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

hi,

definitely go bed and breakfast unless you are going to drink bucketfuls, and even consider room only depending on how much the b+b deal works out for breakfast. Loads of places to eat and drink nearby at all price ranges. So B+B/RO will give you better variety and quality and will save you money.

STEVE

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2. Re: All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

hi,

definitely go bed and breakfast unless you are going to drink bucketfuls, and even consider room only depending on how much the b+b deal works out for breakfast. Loads of places to eat and drink nearby at all price ranges. So B+B/RO will give you better variety and quality and will save you money.

STEVE

Edited: 26 April 2014, 13:16
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3. Re: All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

Also check out Air BnB. Great prices. Like Steve said loads of places to eat and drink..

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4. Re: All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

I'd say definitely B&B or RO. Rodney Bay has so many great restaurants it would be a shame to limit yourself to eating in all the time. Plus it's worth remembering that St Lucian All Inclusive is not normally like it is in the massive resorts in Mexico etc. where they have 4 or 5 Restaurants & 5 or 6 Bars, They have 1 Bar & 1 Restaurant at Bay Gardens Hotel & while I know you can use the facilities in the other Bay Gardens properties it is stilled limited whan you look at what else is available.

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5. Re: All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

Definitely bed and breakfast unless you drink loads. There are so many restaurants near you. h check out Jacques for Sunday Brunch. Really good value and fresh cooking with a mixture of local and French influenced food. They also have a good evening menu. Only 5 minutes walk from BGBR. jerk pit does great chicken and Elenas for awesome ice cream. Try the Soursop. Spice of India does great authentic Indian food and there are some good pizza places about. Also take a water taxi to the other side of Rodney Bay marina and try some of the places there. Great Sushi at the Edge and Rituals/Rumours. The Rehab bar gets very lively from Thursday onwards and Delirious has some great cocktails and atmosphere. try Cliff at Cap restaurant for amazing views and food. Get there for cocktails at sundown if you can. Go down South for the day for sheer beauty and peace and quiet. Lots to do ;-)

Edited: 03 May 2014, 11:58
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6. Re: All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

It would depend primarily on your dining style and exactly what sort of experience you're looking for during your visit to the island.

Many visitors like to stick with the reputable restaurants rather than eating street food or going for local options. So let's be honest, dining out in St. Lucia is very expensive. Thus, if you were planning to have lunch & dinner out at proper restaurants, it will run you a pretty penny indeed.

If you like substantial booze with your meals then you may end up paying more for meals than the all-inclusive rate at the hotels.

Unless you're renting a car, you may find getting around outside of Rodney Bay abit challenging, though the public transport is good. If you prefer the convenience of a taxi, then you need to consider this cost on top of your meal bills.

If you're coming from England, you honestly have the best deals with the airline packages where you can end up spending about half the rate than if you booked it on your own/directly with the hotels, so do check out the holiday packages from London. This may make it both affordable to have your all-inclusive and not feel bad about the days that you'd have outside of the hotel.

On the note of the experience you're looking to have when you land....a good portion of visitors are looking for total relaxation which means just grabbing that beach lounger and working on getting a nice tan while drinks are delivered pool or beach-side and food is available throughout the day by just walking a few steps to the hotel's restaurant.

Some tourists never leave their hotels since they have everything they need on an all-inclusive package. However, if you're looking to explore the island, take tours, be active; then it makes sense to just have breakfast at your hotel.

I personally like a mix of both, so why not consider this during your planning? A few days at a hotel with just breakfast to enable you to see the sights and then wind down your stay with a few nights at an all-inclusive where you can just chill and not have the hassle of money, finding your food, taking a taxi or renting a car and so forth.

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7. Re: All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

Thanks Steve, and everybody else have also managed to get some other info from all your previous posts

Thanks again

Mark

Edited: 04 May 2014, 08:41
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8. Re: All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

Why Rodney Bay? Have you considered staying in Soufriere? Soufriere, the original capital, home of the iconic Pitons, is astoundingly beautiful and scenic, offering an abundance of activities and attractions in the region, more than any other quarter - http://www.soufrierefoundation.org

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9. Re: All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

Because not everyone wants to stay in Soufriere maybe? After my personal experience the first time we visited Soufriere, I wouldn't stay there if you paid me!!

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10. Re: All inclusive or Bed and breakfast

@ travelfanfromUK... Since you mention your "experience" in almost every one of your TA posts... Why didn't you file a formal complaint with the RSLPF when it happened?

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