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Rendezvous boasts a lazy river pool with wading pools, a beautiful rockery garden and a lovely Spa in The Water Garden where couples can indulge in some well earned pampering. They call Rendezvous 'The Boutique Hotel For Couples' and it's easy to see why. The Trysting Place restaurant offers candlelit intimacy in the indoor, air-conditioned dining room and in the Terrace Restaurant you can dine, buffet style, overlooking the sea. You'll find plenty of spots to lie back in a hammock or whirlpool. The Rendezvous’ team make you feel more at home and more looked after than you can imagine, an amazing atmosphere, and there's a bucketful of activities if you want them.
On Malabar Beach. A small airport for domestic traffic is located nearby, thus some aircraft noise can be heard. Transfer time from International airport: 1 hour.
100 rooms on up to 3 floors in 6 buildings with no lifts. Premium Garden View Rooms have a luxurious bedroom and a private, furnished balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, iPod dock, mini fridge, safety deposit box, iron and board, hairdryer, 1 king-size 4-poster bed, sleeping max 2 adults.
Verandah Suites – spacious garden view rooms with seating area (with love seat and Ottoman), large verandah and mini-fridge. Bathrooms have body showers (with 3 shower heads) but no bath.
Seaside Suites – at terrace level with pool and garden view. These have seating area and bathroom with double vanity unit and dressing table.
Luxury Beach Front Rooms - located in a 3-storey building on the beachfront, with terrace or balcony.
Beachfront Cottages – these are semi-detached with attractive gingerbread fretwork and are located on the beachfront at beach level.
Luxury Beachfront Suites - in the same building as the Luxury Beachfront rooms, the suites are larger and have a split-level bedroom/sitting area.
All room/suites sleep max 2 adults.
2 restaurants: The Terrace and Trysting Place (reservations required at Trysting Place) and 3 bars including Champagne piano bar. Dining exchange programme with sister hotel The BodyHoliday (travel extra).
2 swimming pools, lazy river, wading pools, Spa in The Water Garden (treatments*), 2 floodlit tennis courts, whirlpool, archery, gym, aerobics, aqua aerobics, yoga and Pilates, giant chess, table tennis, golf clinic (weekly clinic with golf pro and practice net), beach volleyball, beach badminton, daily bike tours and board games. Water sports: Water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, Sunfish sailing, pedalos, Hobie Cat sailing, scuba-diving, 1 free dive per day for certified divers or a try dive for beginners and certification available at extra charge.
Regular evening entertainment.
Dress code: Trysting Place - trousers, collared shirt and closed toe shoes for men. The Terrace - smart attire is required at dinner times.
Adult couples over 18 years only.
All meals including afternoon tea and snacks, all drinks (premium brands). All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated.
Good general access around the property.
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Booked for one week for the end of November with another couple as part of ongoing 50th birthday celebrations. Wow it was the best hotel I have been to. The staff were absolutely lovely, nothing was... Read more to much trouble and they were all so friendly. The food was absolutely lovely fresh, full of flavour and so much choice. We had a veranda room, which although it could do with a update was perfectly clean and had everything we could need including a lovely balcony which we used early evening. Activities were held during the day, but they were not forced on you, if you wanted to join in then fine if not no problem. Big thank-you to the water sport guys who kept the men busy all day with water skiing and other water activities. Other hotels should take a leaf out of this hotel. Would I go back yes please. Read less
Have been to the Caribbean three times and this was definitely the best hotel of them all. The first time I was not ready to come home. Staff were fantastic, nothing too much trouble. Meals in the... Read more restaurant very good, only criticism was that it would have been nice if dinner could have been waitress service instead of buffet, but loved the Trysting restaurant which was waiter service. Very tranquil no imposing music.The beach area was not crowded , and such a nice beach. Wonderful to walk first thing in the morning. Would certainly go back. Read less
My wife and I stayed here at the end of October. We deliberately chose a couples only resort as we knew it was the half term holiday. As others have said the entrance to the hotel is at the end of... Read more the runway, but aircraft movements are few and after a few days you hardly notice them. We had one of the beachside rooms and we were on the ground floor which I was initially unsure about. However being able to pop back to the room from the beach was very useful. The rooms are a a good size, the decoration was not our tastes, but it was fine. I suggested to my wife that the rather random sculpture of Rodin's kiss and Georgia O'Keeffe paintings were specially designed to put you in a loving' mood! There was some restoration going on, they were replacing some of the balconies and renovating all the beachside bungalows, but it was fairly low key. I imagine if you had wanted to spend the day in your room it would have been noisy, but from the beach it was fine. I would also agree that some of the reception staff are a bit unfriendly (apart from Anthony). And silly things like only giving change in East Caribbean dollars (when a few days before they were easily able to change a large dollar note for me) seem unnecessary at the end of our stay when we were settling the bill. I'd booked a dive with Steve's Scuba and the guy in the Scuba school was very offhand with me when I went to ask about where they might pick me up. I hadn't realised diving was included (only off the beach) and although I did one dive the pre-dive briefing was a bit rushed, there was poor visibility and not very interesting. If you want to visit a good dive site in the South of the island then there is an extra charge (similar to Steve's). They also make a charge for wetsuits... I thought the food was OK, lunch could be a bit hit or miss, but I liked being able to get a simple toasted sandwich (but not every day?). The Trysting place is a bit odd, food is fine but some dishes are very rich. The guitarist is superb. I'm not sure what the other reviewer means about cats spraying? There is a cat called Ginger who patrols the dining room and asks in a very pleasant manner if you could spare him a bit of bacon, he is not annoying and will move away if you make it obvious you don't want to be bothered. The birds do come down at Breakfast and lunch and you need to not leave things unattended. I noticed that the hotel put a feeding station out for the birds in a tree to the right of the dining area, but some of them still want to steal leftovers. Drinks were generally fine, nice to able to get a Mojito for a change (normally there is no mint), but the bar staff are a bit sullen. There is little attempt to chat to customers or engage them in conversation. I'm not one for entertainment but the staff do a good job of trying to get everyone involved and it's not too intrusive if you just want a drink in the evening. The fellow guests were very friendly and we were on nodding and chatting terms after a few days, but all low key and not intrusive. I was persuaded to play volleyball a few times (having played a lot in my 30's) and by the end of the week we were starting to have a decent game The beach is excellent to walk along, we walked to the lighthouse on our own one day and it was pretty hot, good view but nowhere to sit at the top. The weather was changeable when we were there with some really vicious rain storms, these would only last about 15 mins before the sun came out again though. The sunsets were not brilliant as the headland with the lighthouse was in a direct line with the setting sun when we stayed. Note for the management - As it's an all inclusive resort I do think it would be good for the hotel to stock the mini bar fridges with some beers and soft drinks, it seems a bit mean not to? Overall we had a nice relaxing holiday (which was why we went) and I would be happy to recommend it to others. Read less
My husband and I spent three relaxing nights at Rendezvous, and wanted to stay longer. The resort is beautiful; it has great gardens and tropical plants everywhere and is right on a wonderful beach... Read more . We were a little worried about being constantly bothered by vendors on the beach, since all the beaches in St. Lucia are public, but the few vendors who did visit were totally unintrusive, as were the locals walking or exercising on the beach. We also weren't bothered by the abundance of nature as some of the other reviewers were, I found the little birds hopping up on the table to try and share your breakfast pretty cute. The insects and birds were noisy, but that's nature! We spent most of our time at one of the resort's three pools. The pool by the beach was our least favorite, it has a swim-up bar but there were no floats in the pool, so it wasn't very comfortable to just hang out in. The pool by the spa is more beautiful, surrounded by palm trees, and has lots of nice seating areas, including some couch-type things in addition to the usual chaise lounges. There are also plenty of shaded and partially-shaded sitting areas, which is nice if you don't want too much sun. Finally, the "lazy river" pool is even more secluded and serene, it has private seating areas in little nooks along it (and some on islands). I thought getting seats by the lazy river might be competitive, since there are only a handful of seating areas, but it wasn't at all. Actually, finding a nice spot to lounge, whether a beach cabana or a couch by the pool, was pretty easy in general, maybe because the resort is quite small. If you like feeling like you have days and days of different things to see and do, the smallness might be a drawback, but I thought it gave the resort a nice sort of boutique-y, un-corporate feel. We thought the food was pretty good for an all-inclusive place. As other reviewers have mentioned, most of the guests here are British, so some of the buffet items to cater to British tastes (like mayonaise-y salads), but we found plenty of good things to eat. They could do a bit better on the vegetable sides and salads though. Our first night there was a Caribbean-style BBQ on the beach, which was great. In general, the Caribbean-influenced dishes, like grilled fish, were the best. Bottles of wine with dinner are included in your package, which is nice. The mixed drinks were generally a bit sweet and not very strong, but the drink service is prompt and always comes with a smile. Even when you're hiding away on an island in the lazy river, someone will come find you and bring you another round, often without you having to ask for it. The least impressive part of the resort are the rooms. We booked a Garden View room but were upgraded to a Veranda Suite, and while the veranda was nice, and the room was clean, the decor was pretty unimpressive. The bathroom was particularly dated, with lots of worn-looking pink marble. The mini bars in the rooms also aren't stocked, which is okay since you can get all the drinks you can drink elsewhere, but I've been to other all-inclusive resorts where the mini bar was stocked with bottled water and canned beer, and it can be nice to have. Our bed was huge though. Finally, the staff were all very friendly and helpful (except for a couple people in reception), especially the activities staff and bartenders. Read less
We chose Rendezvous as our honeymoon destination. We were welcomed with drinks and luggage help. There was a bottle of Champagne, flowers, fruits and voucher for professional massage on entrance in... Read more our garden view apartment. The room was modern with beautiful tropical trees and birds view - very close to the beach and restaurant. We received an introduction to get to know the hotel in whole. We were offered to use water sports equipment. There could be a queue but it was worth of waiting. The location was quiet, food good and a very comfortable king size bed. You may find mosquitos and frogs to be annoying slightly. There was saxophonist or pianist playing the music in evening time. The smart dinner clothes made the place smart and classy. We had a bicycle tour guide to ride to Castries city. Took Lighthouse walk with hotel group. It was very clean and of high standard.There were music bands playing in the evening, the only minus was they didn't always play Caribbean music. Not all terraces are sunny but it is not an issue as everything other was just perfect for us. Highly reccommended. Read less