Rendezvous

St Lucia, Caribbean

The hotel

Steal precious time together at Rendezvous, exclusively for couples. This all-inclusive boutique resort is set on a magnificent 2-mile stretch of unspoilt beach where couples can take a break from from the stresses and strains of everyday life and concentrate on each other. With two pools, a lazy river and a beautiful rockery garden as well as a Spa in the Water Garden, couples can indulge in some well-earned relaxation. They call Rendezvous 'The Holiday of Stolen Time' and it's easy to see why. You'll find plenty of spots to lie back in a hammock, one of the double beach cabanas or in the secluded water garden with lazy river and water waiter service.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Anniversary and special occasions

Where is it

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 15. For those who want to arrive in style, helicopter transfers* are available from the International Airport in the south to the nearby domestic airport, Castries.

Hotel information

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, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals including afternoon tea and snacks, all drinks by the glass (premium brands) and selected wine by the bottle. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated.

Verandah Suites are spacious garden view rooms with seating area (love seat and Ottoman), large verandah and mini-fridge. Bathrooms have body showers with 3 shower heads and a bath. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Seaside Suites are located on the terrace level with pool and garden views. These have a seating area and bathroom with double vanity unit and dressing table. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Beach Front Rooms are located in a 3-storey building on the beachfront, with terrace or balcony. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Beachfront Cottages are semi-detached with attractive gingerbread fretwork and are located on the beachfront at beach level. Sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Beachfront Suites are in the same building as the Luxury Beachfront rooms, the suites are larger and have a split-level bedroom/sitting area. Sleeping maximum 2 adults.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Apr '20 to receive up to 45% off the accommodation cost for travel between 06 Apr - 24 Oct '21 minimum stay of 7 nights required. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Apr '20 to receive up to 35% off the accommodation cost for travel between 06 Jan - 05 Apri '21 . Stay a minimum stay of 7 nights required. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 5 Feb '20  to receive up to 45% off the accommodation cost between 15 Dec '19–24 Oct '20 when staying 7 nights or more.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Whether it's relaxing or a wide range of activities you need you are sure to find it all here

Luxurious rooms with private balcony/terrace are great for those romantic evenings

Don’t miss bubbly hour at the Champagne Bar, where you can sample high-end Champagne at no supplement!

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Free bottle of Champagne in room on arrival
  • A complimentary mini-facial per person with any couples massage or couples scrub booked

3 restaurants: The Terrace, Trysting Place (reservations required) and Malabar Beach Club, a "toes in the sand" restaurant serving casual Caribbean a la carte lunch and dinner. 3 bars including the Champagne Bar, the Terrace Bar and the swim-up bar. Dining exchange programme with sister hotel, BodyHoliday St Lucia (transport is an additional charge).

Regular evening entertainment.

2 swimming pools, lazy river, wading pools, newly upgraded pool area with swim-up pool bar. Spa in The Water Garden with treatments*. Gym. Floodlit tennis court. Whirlpool. Archery. Aerobics, aqua aerobics, couples Tai Chi, yoga and pilates. Spin classes. Giant chess. Table tennis. Golf clinic (weekly clinic with golf pro and practice net). Beach volleyball and beach badminton. Bicycle tours*. Board games. Water sports including water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, Sunfish sailing, pedalos, Hobie Cat sailing and scuba-diving (daily except sundays). One complimentary dive per day for certified divers or a try dive for beginners and certification available at extra charge.

Complimentary WiFi access. Boutique. Gift shop. Vendor's market. Visit BodyHoliday, the sister resort, for use of their facilities (some of which may be at an additional charge, transfers not included).

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

2 nights at all times.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: Trysting Place – trousers, collared shirt and closed-toe shoes for men. The Terrace – smart attire is required at dinner times. Malabar Beach Club – Elegantly casual, shoes are optional.

Please note: adult couples over 18 years only.

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Jan 20, 2020 MaltonNorthampton Northampton

Well worthy of 5 stars. Just returned from a relaxing week at the hotel. The room, ambience and service could not be faulted. I was particularly impressed with the booking in procedure on arrival after a long journey. A quick introduction with the keys to the room in an envelope, shown to the room with the bags already waiting. I would recommend a… Read more
Well worthy of 5 stars. Just returned from a relaxing week at the hotel. The room, ambience and service could not be faulted. I was particularly impressed with the booking in procedure on arrival after a long journey. A quick introduction with the keys to the room in an envelope, shown to the room with the bags already waiting. I would recommend a high floor -we were on the third floor which was very quiet rather than a room overlooking the pool or beach since it is very private. Especial mention for Jordan [the fitness instructor] who was very friendly. Enjoyed my morning jog with him even though he was fitted with sand bags to slow him down! The two restaurants Trystin and Malabar were exceptional. We made a second booking at the Trystin it was so good. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating VIP treatment* in Caribbean paradise (*especially if you are paleo/AIP!)

Jan 18, 2020 Nicola S London, United Kingdom

We are not usually people who would go all inclusive, but this place changed our minds! We loved our time at Rendezvous and would highly recommend it. I won’t dwell on all the positives though as I’m sure other reviews cover these, whereas I have a more specific experience to comment on. For medical reasons I follow a broadly paleo/ autoimmune… Read more
We are not usually people who would go all inclusive, but this place changed our minds! We loved our time at Rendezvous and would highly recommend it. I won’t dwell on all the positives though as I’m sure other reviews cover these, whereas I have a more specific experience to comment on. For medical reasons I follow a broadly paleo/ autoimmune protocol diet, which is fairly restrictive. Generally it makes eating out anywhere extremely difficult and not much fun. But I was treated so well at Rendezvous. I gave the head chef, Peter, my long list of requirements, and he really understood it. Other members of staff (Dawn and Veronica at the Terrace, Eli at Malabar) were extremely helpful too. They often made me special meals to ensure compliance, and would keep special food for me aside, in case I dined at the Terrace restaurant (in the spirit of a fully rounded review, I’d say the understand and helpfulness the one time we ate at Trysting restaurant was not as good). But my absolute heartfelt thanks must go to Shalil at Malabar. What an exceptionally talented chef. Each night I ate there he created a special menu just for me, and it was like eating in a Michelin starred restaurant with a menu designed especially for my requirements. One night he managed to bake a delicious cake for me (good cake that actually tastes of cake being something I haven’t been able to eat for some time) and it actually made me cry I was so touched and it tasted so amazing. I cannot thank him enough, for some of the best meals of my life, but also for treating my requirements like an exciting challenge rather than a huge inconvenience. So if you are following AIP or paleo and are wondering if there is a resort in the Caribbean where you won’t starve, go to Rendezvous and feast! Equally, if you have other dietary requirements eg gluten free or lactose free, most buffet items are clearly labelled, and if you’re unsure you can always ask, and staff do understand cross contamination issues etc. One final and unrelated point to make in case others considering booking have the same thoughts I had: before we went I was a little worried about noise and air pollution from the little airport that is literally next door, but once we were there it really didn’t bother us. It’s noisy for about 30 seconds while the plane is flying directly above, but this is just several times a day, not several times an hour. There are so many reasons to love Rendezvous, and other than a couple of niggles, the only thing that would improve Rendezvous in my view would be if it were near Soufriere rather than Castries! Castries is okay for one visit to the market, but there’s not much else going for it, whereas we found Soufriere to have a lot more charm and it has more of the things you’d want to be doing on the island nearby. Read less
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Jan 16, 2020 Martin0x9 Thame, United Kingdom

After spending our honeymoon here we decided to return for our 5th anniversary and my 50th. Of course if you’ve been somewhere once you always compare when you return, Rendezvous didn’t let us down. The Malabar beach restaurant is a new addition and a big plus , we loved lunch on the beach and a couple of evening dinners there. The booking… Read more
After spending our honeymoon here we decided to return for our 5th anniversary and my 50th. Of course if you’ve been somewhere once you always compare when you return, Rendezvous didn’t let us down. The Malabar beach restaurant is a new addition and a big plus , we loved lunch on the beach and a couple of evening dinners there. The booking system for evenings does make it difficult to get a preferred time but we have since discovered an online booking system which we’d use in advance when going again. Pretty much everything else has been said about the staff , many we recalled from our previous visit . Jacinta who greeted us on arrival remembering us like long lost friends, Frances too who served us for our romantic dinner on honeymoon and wanted to do the same again for our anniversary. The bar staff are also great too, Tash ..’nice’ and Gilford who always went the extra mile in the terrace bar. Veronica the ‘egg lady’ who’s a permanent fixture it seems even managed to rescue about a dozen of us when the automatic doors failed in the buffet at breakfast one morning! We have taken a shine to the Verandah Suites with those lovely large balconies and steamer chairs , though the upstairs ones do give more privacy. It must have made a good impression as we’ve booked to return in December. Read less
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Jan 11, 2020 Linda A Bath, United Kingdom

As many other reviewers have said, the Rendezvous is excellent, the service, the effort and the thoughtfulness of the staff is second to none. They really made our stay for a week from New Year’s Eve wonderful. Champagne awaited us in our room for up our 30th Wedding anniversary. We had a verandah room which was impressive, wonderfully fitted out… Read more
As many other reviewers have said, the Rendezvous is excellent, the service, the effort and the thoughtfulness of the staff is second to none. They really made our stay for a week from New Year’s Eve wonderful. Champagne awaited us in our room for up our 30th Wedding anniversary. We had a verandah room which was impressive, wonderfully fitted out with a walk in shower and free standing enormous bath and REN toiletries as well.😍 we used all the restaurants but loved the Malabar, we had lunch there every day and a couple of dinners as well. The 2 other restaurants were great as well. The water sports guys were very friendly and we had a sailing lesson and then took a hobby cat out! Lots of varied live music bands most evenings which was great. Loved the atmosphere in the piano bar and the champagne tasting every evening before dinner. Aquafit every day in the garden pool, what a great location and a fun team of fitness staff. The garden pool is a beautiful location with impressive double sun beds and butler service for drinks, wonderful. The spa staff were very friendly and we enjoyed the Garden Walk with Joe, there are some amazing flowers! We loved our stay and would go back to Rendezvous resort if we return to the beautiful island of St Lucia. Finally I must just mention New Year’s Eve. The staff had transformed the terrace dining area and it looked amazing, the dinner, the staff and the entertainment were very impressive, we had a ball and managed to stay up until 05.00am UK time. It was such a great night! And the spectacular fireworks were wonderful. Not forgetting the St Lucia Police Band who were brilliant. Couldn’t have asked for more. Read less
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Jan 11, 2020 plodders Tiverton, United Kingdom

This was our first time visiting St Lucia and were recommended the Rendezvous resort by a friend. St Lucia is beautiful, the drive from the airport to the resort took over an hour and a half but the scenery was gorgeous. The rendezvous resort is on the edge of Castries. Before our arrival I was slightly concerned about the airport and cemetery… Read more
This was our first time visiting St Lucia and were recommended the Rendezvous resort by a friend. St Lucia is beautiful, the drive from the airport to the resort took over an hour and a half but the scenery was gorgeous. The rendezvous resort is on the edge of Castries. Before our arrival I was slightly concerned about the airport and cemetery being so close but neither had an impact on our stay. The resort itself is beautiful and has everything to hand to make the prefect relaxing holiday. Our room overlooked the beach and sea beyond and was immaculate and comfortable. The food in the three restaurants was superb, however, make sure you book the beach restaurant as soon as you arrive to ensure a table in the evening as this is extremely popular and the food is outstanding. The facilities at the resort are plentiful and there is lots going on to suit everyone. The staff are all extremely friendly and take the time and trouble to ensure your stay is perfect. It doesn’t get 5/5 because there were a few niggles, however, we would definitely recommend this resort to our family and friends and if we go back to St Lucia would definitely book to stay here again. Read less