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 7 Jun '19 to receive up to 55% off the accommodation cost for travel between 24 Apr '19 - 2 Jan '20, 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 23 Dec '19 to receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost for travel between 25 Oct - 22 Dec '20 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 23 Dec '19 to receive up to 45% off the accommodation cost for travel between 06 Apr - 24 Oct '20 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 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 Sep '19 to receive up to 35% off the accommodation cost for travel between 06 Jan - 05 Apri '20 . 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 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. 

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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice but not Wonderful

May 18, 2019 Finlaysathome Corby, United Kingdom

This hotel has a lot of positives but a number of things that could be improved. Starting with the good stuff....The majority of the staff are wonderful and go out of their way to make your holiday memorable, in particular Stretch, Guilford and Glen who work around the pool/beach areas and Shaun in the Champagne bar. Glen is the smiliest guy and… Read more
This hotel has a lot of positives but a number of things that could be improved. Starting with the good stuff....The majority of the staff are wonderful and go out of their way to make your holiday memorable, in particular Stretch, Guilford and Glen who work around the pool/beach areas and Shaun in the Champagne bar. Glen is the smiliest guy and so helpful; if he hasn’t been employee of the month yet then he certainly should be! Food isn’t bad with some decent choices on offer every night. Not fine dining but pretty good. The spa is also worth a visit. Avril is a fab therapist and my reflexology treatment was excellent. The rooms are well equipped and very comfortable. We had a garden veranda room and apart from the overgrowth of foliage outside we really liked it. Finally, I loved the lazy river area. A very innovative use of a small space alongside the spa with some little quirky areas where you will find double sun beds with a level of privacy. Not so great was the foliage I’ve mentioned above which made the room dark and we had to use lights at all times of the day and we got very little sun in the terrace, so my advice is avoid room 124 if you can! We found the restaurant and reception staff polite but not particularly friendly and there was one evening when we sat in the restaurant for 1.5 hours and were never offered drinks. Not the best service. On our last day we chose not to ask for an extension on our check out time as it stated $53 US dollars in the room information but the check out letter from the hotel increased this to something like $105 US and we were advised there were changing facilities in the gym which we thought would be fine in any case. Well it wasn’t fine. The lockers are exceptionally small - handbag size with nowhere to hang your clothes - and there is no air conditioning which meant within minutes of coming out of the shower you felt like you needed to go back in again. The hotel really needs to sort this out. Also the hotel is next to the airport and I found the noise disturbing so if you are looking for complete peace and quiet you won’t find it here. My final comment is we have stayed at the BodyHoliday a number of times and it is the sister hotel to this one. When we visit the island next time we will be going there again. It has much better facilities, a private beach, much more comfortable decking furniture no planes taking off right next to you. I just feel overall is the better hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Special birthday

May 11, 2019 simonlowe69 Dudley, United Kingdom

This place is paradise from start to end ( 14nights) we were waited on all the time and nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff a special mention to GIO and NISA the beach babes who look after you from early morning to late afternoon The waiting staff in all restaurants are also helpful and polite too a special mention to Ranford Gilford… Read more
This place is paradise from start to end ( 14nights) we were waited on all the time and nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff a special mention to GIO and NISA the beach babes who look after you from early morning to late afternoon The waiting staff in all restaurants are also helpful and polite too a special mention to Ranford Gilford Denton and Glynn also Tasha the pool bar staff xx we don’t normally say we would return to a place but this is on our list for the future I would have given this 5 stars but as in previous reviews I think it’s in need of some updating in certain areas I would also like to mention that the locals are no trouble at all on the beach and at times are very entertaining and if you feel like walking past the cemetery to the very end of the beach you can get a cold beer ( strongbow cider ) in one the bars there and sit with the locals Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great beach location.

May 11, 2019 zimmy73 london

The hotel is located on a lovely beach with two nice pool areas , one also has small hidden areas where there are double sunbeds in the tropical bush surrounded by water. The rooms and restaurants are standard , very comfortable beds, very clean 3/4 quality you would expect in the Caribbean. Sounds a cliché however the staff are mostly… Read more
The hotel is located on a lovely beach with two nice pool areas , one also has small hidden areas where there are double sunbeds in the tropical bush surrounded by water. The rooms and restaurants are standard , very comfortable beds, very clean 3/4 quality you would expect in the Caribbean. Sounds a cliché however the staff are mostly excellent , (reception staff were professional and corporate). Tasha and Denzil at the beach bars deserve a mention as they were both genuinely great personalities and made our days bright, (management please note , you have employees that have great potential for development ). The hotel has great overall atmosphere and is very enjoyable in all ways.The food and drink were very good, the hotel does a good job trying to provide a varied selection with different themes, (to the complainers of the menus , its not a Michellin star restaurant ). The only thing that I didn't like was the dreaded sun bed issue ,although in fairness there was enough sunbeds, from about 7:00am guests were claiming their sunbeds with towels. I have to admit, I joined in and did the same thing as it was dog eat dog scramble. I really dislike this practice and although I know it is difficult the hotel management should monitor this practice. Rendezvous is a nice hotel in a lovely location , great staff with good food and drink. The three restaurants and two bars are very good , although the French restaurant is a little dated. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Nice Time at Rendezvous

May 10, 2019 Fearless55195

We just returned from a seven-night stay at Rendezvous. Overall, we are very pleased with our vacation. The high points would be the staff, the grounds, and the meals. The staff members were exceptional, almost every one of them. Very gracious, friendly, and welcoming. The resort grounds were also very nice and very well maintained. The food was… Read more
We just returned from a seven-night stay at Rendezvous. Overall, we are very pleased with our vacation. The high points would be the staff, the grounds, and the meals. The staff members were exceptional, almost every one of them. Very gracious, friendly, and welcoming. The resort grounds were also very nice and very well maintained. The food was actually pretty good. A nice variety for most meals and well prepared. We personally didn't think dinner at Trysting Place was that much different than dinner at the Terrace. Not that Trysting was bad but rather that dinner at the Terrace was almost as nice. The same could be said for Malabar. More hype than substance for both places was our opinion. The resort had a good variety of activities everyday and we very much enjoyed the poolside bar and the professionalism and friendliness of the scuba shop pros. A couple of small negatives; we upgraded to a beachfront cottage but found it to be kind of old and a little rundown. Especially the bathroom. The beachfront location is nice but if we did it over we would have stayed in a luxury beachfront room instead. Also, for us, we like to go off the resort and experience the community and local restaurants. If you visit Rendezvous you should really plan on staying the entire time at the resort. Travel off to further away towns is neither cheap nor convenient and we didn't really see anything in Castries which made the trip there worthwhile. Also, our visit to the Castries market lasted all of about five minutes because of very aggressive vendors and panhandlers. Not a pleasant experience. As a side note, we booked this trip through Ruth DeMuth at TripGuy Travel (TripGuy.com). Ruth was amazing! Excellent to deal with and she provided great advice, service, and value in booking our trip. We will definately use Ruth for our next vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Enjoyable Holiday

May 7, 2019 148sunlover Sheffield, United Kingdom

We were very impressed on arrival. The hotel is right on the beach. We were shown promptly to our room which was on the 3rd floor the Garden rooms. The room itself was lovely well equipped and clean with a lovely view of the gardens and the wildlife. We had a Black finch that visited us every day for a snack and would be there every morning and… Read more
We were very impressed on arrival. The hotel is right on the beach. We were shown promptly to our room which was on the 3rd floor the Garden rooms. The room itself was lovely well equipped and clean with a lovely view of the gardens and the wildlife. We had a Black finch that visited us every day for a snack and would be there every morning and evening when we got back from the beach. We saw lots of humming birds too which were stunning to watch when you got to see them. So beautiful so I am glad I got to see them. Some of the areas were a bit tired and needed an upgrade but sure these will be upgraded in the near future. What makes this place is the staff. Most (but not all) are fantastic. Too many to name but the ones that are happy are the best. My fave was Francis. She was a delight always with a flower in her hair what a lovely lady. They all remembered your name too. Thought the reception staff could be a bit off sometimes when you asked them a question it was a straight no and no help. That being a minor thing. The food was fabulous but as other reviews the sit down menu in the evening was the best. The breakfast and lunch was brilliant and no complaints so the evening change was very welcome. Clientele a bit on the older side when we were there. We were fine with the drinks premium doesn't bother us and we probably wouldn't notice the difference anyway. We didn't try the champagne bar it wasn't our thing thought tried the 2 other restaurants and they seemed to have the same menu as the Terrace when it was the sit down service. Overall a lovely holiday. Would recommend. Read less