The management team at Bay Gardens Resorts:
Joyce Destang, O.B.E. – Owner and Managing Director
Joyce Destang is owner and managing director of Bay Gardens Resorts. As such she plays an ongoing senior management role in all three properties. Her entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen have made her a trusted authority in local tourism and mainstay in Saint Lucia’s community and economic development.
Sanovnik Destang, CPA, CA, CFA – Executive Director
Sanovnik is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) by profession. He has been at the helm since 2008 when he became the executive director of Bay Gardens Resorts. Under Sanovnik's watchful eye, the property group has won several awards from TripAdvisor and Virgin Holidays and was rated as one of the top “100 Hotels in the World” by Fodors and Expedia. Sanovnik has also been recognized as the winner of the 2014 Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) Rising Star Award by the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC).
Julianna Ward-Destang, CPA, CA – Managing Director, Splash Island Water Park
Splash Island Water Park St. Lucia is the brainchild of Bay Gardens Resorts director, Julianna Ward-Destang. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Julianna spent the last decade plus gaining valuable business and finance experience at Deloitte and Touche in Canada, then as the Director of Finance for Bay Gardens Resorts. Ever the innovator, Julianna conceptualized Splash Island in March of 2015 and her dream of introducing the Caribbean's first open-water sports park became a reality on August 1, 2015.
Berthia Parle, M.B.E. – General Manager, Bay Gardens Beach Resort
Berthia Parle, is a veteran of the hospitality and tourism industry. She served as General Manager of the award-winning and very successful Bay Gardens Hotel for 13 years, before moving to Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa as their General Manager. During her tenure, with Bay Gardens Resorts, Berthia has been responsible for building high levels of repeat business, exceptional customer satisfaction, and maintaining well-trained staff.
Waltrude Patrick – General Manager Bay Gardens Hotel and Bay Gardens Inn
An industry professional with nearly three decades of hands-on experience, Waltrude is diligent, has impeccable integrity and a naturally welcoming spirit. Under Waltrude’s stewardship the Bay Gardens Inn has quickly developed into one the Caribbean’s most successful boutique small hotels.