The Caribbean’s Newest Water Park Gives Back After a Successful Opening Month Splash Island Water Park Focuses on Rewarding Community and Customers
Splash Island Water Park St. Lucia, the Caribbean’s most exciting water-based attraction recently completed a successful opening month, welcoming more than 4000 patrons in August 2015. Splash Island is the Caribbean’s first floating open water sports park and is one of over 200 around the world manufactured by Wibit Sports out of Germany. It was conceptualized in March 2015 by Bay Gardens Director, Julianna Ward-Destang, a Chartered Accountant turned theme park entrepreneur who in addition to having the vision to create the Caribbean’s most exciting beach attraction in years, also has a desire to give back to her native St. Lucia and provide quality time and hours of fun for kids and kids at heart.
“In the month of August alone, we provided over 100 complimentary tickets to kids from the nearby Gros Islet community,” explains Julianna Ward-Destang, Splash Island Water Park Managing Director. As the newest member of the Bay Gardens Resorts family of companies which also includes Bay Gardens Beach Resort, Bay Gardens Hotel and Bay Gardens Inn, Splash Island has continued the Destang family’s tradition of giving back to the community.
September has so far been a month of giving and started with providing complimentary use to the water park for 20 wonderful young men from the Boys Training Centre, a Juvenile Rehabilitation facility located just 10 minutes away from the water park. “We wanted them to know that society has not forgotten them and to allow them to have some fun,” states Julianna.
The Holy Family Children’s Home also benefitted from free use of the water park that same week and the giving to the local community has not stopped there. Later this month, some lucky boys and girls who placed in the top 10 in the island’s Common Entrance Exam will receive two complimentary tickets each as a reward for their hard work.
Splash Island is also grateful to its many patrons and customers, 70% of whom have been St. Lucian residents so far. The park’s Facebook page now has over 20,000 fans and is the place to find out about the latest giveaways including:
- A recently completed Corporate and Conference draw provided complimentary use of the water park to two loyal Bay Gardens Resorts Corporate clients who booked a conference at a Bay Gardens property during the months of June, July and August.
- In celebration of achieving the 20,000 Facebook fan milestone after just 4 months, Splash Island Water Park St. Lucia is hosting a Facebook giveaway for 4 free Day Passes to its sister property Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa.
- Last but not least, Splash Island Water Park is hosting St. Lucia’s first ever Paradise Photo Contest during the month of September. Contestants simply have to Shoot It (a picture of themselves on Splash Island), Tag It (upload and tag the picture on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) to Win It (A Samsung Galaxy S5 compliments Digicel St. Lucia).
With great fun, great service and great, affordable local food and drinks at Seagrapes Beach Bar, Splash Island Water Park has completely transformed St. Lucia’s Reduit Beach into the ultimate aquatic playground for visitors and locals alike.
And with each community outreach Splash Island Water Park continues to bring joy to the lives of St. Lucians from all communities and walks of life.
About Bay Gardens Resorts
Bay Gardens Resorts is a group of award winning, locally owned hotels located in Rodney Bay Village, St. 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 the recently opened Treasure Bay Casino. All properties offer superior accommodations, traditional Caribbean cuisine, and the finest in service and hospitality.
About Splash Island Water Park St. Lucia
Located on the Northwest coast of St. Lucia, on the popular Reduit Beach, Splash Island is the Caribbean’s first open-water sports park. Opened in August 2015, Splash Island is located in front of the multi-award-winning Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa located in Rodney Bay Village, Gros Islet, St. Lucia.