Air travel has come a long way but layovers are an unavoidable occurrence especially if not travelling non-stop, unforeseen weather or the aircraft has experienced some technical difficulties. Gone are the days when layovers were long hours of sitting in an airport terminal with your crossword puzzles in uncomfortable chairs people watching and counting down the minutes to your departure.
I’m sure many of you have seen Anthony Bourdain’s travel show “The Layover” in which he takes you on amazing journeys all over the world exploring local culture, food, attractions and much more. Just like Bourdain you can make your layover one of the highlights of your trip. Think of your layover as a “travel bonus”. When booking your travel include your layover in your travel activities, make a plan to get out and explore, do some shopping, dine at a local restaurant, if travelling on business schedule a meet-up with a potential business client.
The Trade Winds Hotel & Bayhouse Restaurant is the perfect layover escape for both the vacationer and business travellers alike. Located ten minutes from the airport and St. John’s City we offer all the amenities you need to help rejuvenate for the next leg of your journey. Perched overlooking Dickenson Bay indulge in the panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea from the deck of Bayhouse Restaurant with a glass of wine as soft cool breezes caress you face as you watch the most breathtaking sunsets on earth. Lounge poolside or if time permits enjoy a picnic on one of our 365 beaches. Travelling with that special someone do not forget to ask about our 2 for 1 room rate specials.
For the business traveller our fully equipped business centre allows you to reconnect with the office or home with FREE hi-speed wi-fi throughout the entire hotel. Connect with a business colleague over a meal at the Bayhouse Restaurant, or just take some time to recoup in one of our comfortable suites.
So capitalize on your travel bonus and as Anthony Bourdain says: “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful.”
Travel well and see you soon!