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 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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Honeymoon Resort Ever!

Jul 20, 2019 AlexO1253

We arrived at Rendezvous for our honeymoon on a 10 day stay. We wanted a couples all inclusive luxury experience to chill and opt for activities if and when we wanted to. When we arrived at Rendezvous we were greeted by a member of staff who instructed us to leave our bags and we were greeted with champagne and cold towels which was delightful.… Read more
We arrived at Rendezvous for our honeymoon on a 10 day stay. We wanted a couples all inclusive luxury experience to chill and opt for activities if and when we wanted to. When we arrived at Rendezvous we were greeted by a member of staff who instructed us to leave our bags and we were greeted with champagne and cold towels which was delightful. We then had a brief introduction to the resort and they instructed us there was no lengthy check in process, we literally just had to fill in a form and drop off at any point during our stay which was great because there’s nothing worse after a long journey! We were then escorted to our room. Bags were already situated outside our room. We were staying in a garden view room. The room was perfect for us, it was clean, air conditioned comfy and had a great balcony with a view of the amazing botanical gardens and the lazy river. The room had clean water and water was topped up in the fridge daily. Rooms were cleaned twice a day. The evening turn down service would leave a candle lit, classical music playing and sometimes petals were placed throughout the room. A lovely touch! We were also given a complementary couples message one evening which we did 2 days later which was lovely and really relaxing. The meals at Rendezvous were fantastic. I especially got addicted to the carbonara at the malabar restaurant for lunch. We ate at the Terrace most nights because we liked eating outdoors. Trysting Restaurant wasn’t really for us so we did not try. The food choice and setting was different every night -my particular favourite is the BBQ night which was on the beach! Breakfasts were also a real treat with a wide range of options. The setting of Rendezvous is perfect also. The gardens and beaches are clean, locals friendly, close to activities. Taxis are also super easy access. Activities at Rendezvous we’re non stop all day and completely optional. We took part in tai chi, Castries markets visit, Pool aerobics, water sports, and archery. All were great fun and the instructors really look after you. The pools were lovely too, our favourite was the lazy river which was nice to chill around and you felt like you’d found your own private pool area. The bar staff would come round regularly with drinks and cold towels. Hands down the best part of Rendezvous are the people. They made efforts to know your name, and have a laugh and joke. Nothing you asked for was too much. Thank you to everyone who made our honey moon so special. We will be returning very soon and will be bringing others with us. Highly recommend this resort! Read less
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Jul 20, 2019 TracyandJulieS Southampton, United Kingdom

What a fantastic holiday. The hotel was beautiful and our room lovely. The view was amazing over the beach. Midweek there was a rainstorm and our bathroom developed a leak. Staff sorted the problem quickly and we were moved and upgraded to a beach front cottage. Again awesome. The room was cleaned and tidied daily and evenings found the bed turned… Read more
What a fantastic holiday. The hotel was beautiful and our room lovely. The view was amazing over the beach. Midweek there was a rainstorm and our bathroom developed a leak. Staff sorted the problem quickly and we were moved and upgraded to a beach front cottage. Again awesome. The room was cleaned and tidied daily and evenings found the bed turned down and room ready. One of the evenings the hotel had a romantic evening on the beach, later returning to the room we found chocolates on the pillows and candles lit. The staff were all friendly and so attentive to our needs. On the beach, fresh iced water was brought round regularly along with fresh fruit and drinks. When leaving for lunch we returned to fresh towels in our chairs. The room cleaners ensured we had everything, again water in the fridge and fresh linen. Restaurant staff were great, always ensuring the tables were laid correctly and we never waited long for food. The main restaurant food was lovely with plenty of choice. We tried The Trysting restaurant and the service and food was out of this world. The Malabar restaurant on the beach was also fab. Bar staff again were lovely. As soon as one drink was empty another appeared. There was plenty to do if you wanted. We went on the day trip..(paid extra) Catameran and lunch out with a visit to the gardens and volcano. Awesome. Ended with a snorkel or swim off the cat. We did think all the land and sea sports were included. But had to pay for snorkelling, just be aware. Everything else was free though including scuba diving. As previous comments have said the staff were great, can’t name them all, but thanks to Tasha, Frances,Liz, Stephanie, Jo and Pauline. All in all a fabulous hotel for couples. Will definitely like to return in the future. Thank you Secret Escapes and Bluebay Travel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Wedding at Fabulous Resort

Jul 16, 2019 LinTel2013 Princes Risborough, United Kingdom

We booked The Rendezvous back in January with Virgin Holidays and booked our Wedding there also through Virgin at the same time. Firstly our Wedding. From the time we arrived we were treated so well, even the young lad who collected our bags knew that we were getting married - very impressive. The wedding team headed by Sandra organised the whole… Read more
We booked The Rendezvous back in January with Virgin Holidays and booked our Wedding there also through Virgin at the same time. Firstly our Wedding. From the time we arrived we were treated so well, even the young lad who collected our bags knew that we were getting married - very impressive. The wedding team headed by Sandra organised the whole event from taking our outfits to be refreshed, ordering the lovely bouquet and buttonhole, cake etc. nothing was too much trouble even changing the position of our wedding arch on the beach to a different location at the last minute. Sandra was so calm and organised, all we had to do was relax and enjoy the day. The photographers, Ashley and Anderson - well what can we say! they were so professional and captured the most amazing moments right into the sunset. We had a video as well as photographs as our family wasn't there and it was definitely worth having to share the memories with family and friends back home. Thank you Sandra, Tamara and everyone who helped with the day. Now onto the hotel and the honeymoon - all the positive comments that have been said before are so true - fantastic staff, food, location and facilities and we were made to feel as nothing was too much trouble with no false smiles from anyone. The beach staff were great, they kept popping up with cold drinks, cold towels, cocktails, fruit kebabs and real fruit ice pops which were delicious and most welcome. They even swept the sand off the sunbeds and replaced the towels at intervals. There was never any problem getting a sunbed at anytime of day. My wife asked for a fresh coconut and a member of staff went up a tree to get one. How fresh is that? We had a premium garden view room which was fine and liked the birds which visited our balcony for titbits. There are 3 restaurants which people have mentioned before - our favourite was the Trysting as it was air conditioned but had to be booked but no problem doing that. The Terrace restaurant had theme nights with the BBQ being the best (in our opinion).The food was always hot, plentiful and never cold. Again don't pay any attention to the moaners regarding the small number of light planes or the boat moored around a mile away - some people have to moan about something!!! The hospitality suite which can be used on the last day after leaving your room is a nice touch with great showers, drinks facilities and also being air conditioned. so to sum up - if your looking for a smallish hotel (only 100 rooms) and no children around, great food and fantastic staff and attention to detail, this is the place for you. Yes we would and may go back for our 1st Wedding Anniversary and we don't normally go back to the same hotel but this place is exceptional. Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 taylorr693 Dallas, Texas

My Wife and I just spent 7 nights at the beautiful Rendezvous Resort in Castries. This resort came highly recommended by Ruth at TripGuy Travel (Highly Recommend Using her) From the moment we arrived at the resort we felt like family. Many of the staff remembered our name after just the first or second day, checking in on us, making sure our… Read more
My Wife and I just spent 7 nights at the beautiful Rendezvous Resort in Castries. This resort came highly recommended by Ruth at TripGuy Travel (Highly Recommend Using her) From the moment we arrived at the resort we felt like family. Many of the staff remembered our name after just the first or second day, checking in on us, making sure our drinks were never empty and truly doing whatever they could to ensure we didn't have to lift a finger on our honeymoon. The food was to die for. 3 restaurants all serving different fare. I highly recommend making reservations at Malabar for the toes in the sand experience, and the Trysting place for a fancier dinner (Men have to wear pants). The resort is the perfect balance between intimate, but not too small. We made friends with a number of couples, and spent time with them both at the beach and the pool, but there is also plenty of time to just relax and be alone. This definitely isn't a party resort, while some people stay up and have some drinks after dinner, the night life isn't something that you would get at a Sandals Resort. Highly recommend early morning walks down the beach, it is beautiful and virtually no one will bother you, and if someone tries to sell you something a simple "No Thanks" Worked in our experience. Cannot recommend this place enough if you are looking for great food, great drinks, personable and kind staff, and true relaxation. Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 Richard L Aldington, United Kingdom

Firstly, I’d like to say the person below who’s complained about the ships moored off St Lucia needs to get with the programme. Having been there at the same time I reckon I could pick them out of an identity parade as there was always something wrong (which was annoying if you ended up next to them in the restaurant that incidentally offers an… Read more
Firstly, I’d like to say the person below who’s complained about the ships moored off St Lucia needs to get with the programme. Having been there at the same time I reckon I could pick them out of an identity parade as there was always something wrong (which was annoying if you ended up next to them in the restaurant that incidentally offers an amazing range of food for all tastes) and their review is, at best, clutching at straws, almost as if they’ve got to complain about something. Only thing I would agree with is the comment about the minibar. So on to our thoughts... Stunning resort, stunning location, stunning staff - it’s that simple. The staff go above and beyond to look after you morning, noon and night and the food offering never became tiresome. I’d suggest picking your Malabar and Trysting Place dates to coincide with what you don’t fancy in The Terrace but don’t miss the BBQ evening as that’s very good. We had a beach front room that was worth the extra few quid and were lucky to have a ground floor room that walked straight out onto the beach so again, we’d recommend upgrading. Don’t pay any attention to the haters comments about the cemetery and airport, yeah they’re close but I actually enjoyed seeing the planes go up and there are between 6 and 10 a day so it’s not like being near Heathrow and as for the cemetery, it’s got to go somewhere hasn’t it and you almost have to go off the complex to see it. If I had to find fault with anything, the watersports place is a bit disorganised but I think it just has an air of the St Lucian outlook to life and once I’d got my head round that it was actually okay. So, if you’re reading this whilst considering a visit, don’t listen to the negativity associated with Rendezvous, it really is something special. We always vow to go elsewhere as we want to travel but we will definitely be returning as it would want some beating. Read less