Malabar Beach, Castries, Saint Lucia
USA and Canada
Tel: (Toll free) 800 544 2883 or 973 940 0441
Fax: 973 940 0551
United Kingdom and Europe
Tel: +44 (0) 203 096 1602
Fax: +44 (1) 403 243 242
Saint Lucia, West Indies
Tel: +1(758) 457-7900
Fax: +1 (758) 452 7419
All other inquiries:
PO Box 190
E-Mail : email@example.com
Distance to UVF Airport : 60 minutes
Distance to SLU Airport : Five minutes
Helipad: (Vigie Airport)
Number of Hotel Rooms: 100
Room Rate per Night: 400 – 630 US$ pp/pn
All- Inclusive Plan available: Yes
Onsite Wedding Services: Yes
Meeting Room: NA
Craig Barnard, President of SunSwept Resorts
Andrew Barnard, Deputy Managing Director
Yhasmine Remy-Hylton, General Manager
Languages Spoken: English, French. Management team also speaks German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Date of most recent renovation: 2015
Credit Cards: Amex, Visa, Master Card
Check In/ Check Out: Check-out: 12 noon Check- in: 3:00 p.m.
Property Rating: Four star
Rendezvous – the place of stolen time. Nestled in seven acres of lush tropical gardens on the two-mile stretch of Malabar Beach, the couple can experience the intimate surroundings of this elegant all-inclusive resort.
The site of the resort was once a vast coconut estate where over half a century ago St. Lucian Planter Dennis Barnard built his family home on Malabar Beach. Shortly thereafter, the house was extended to include twenty bedrooms catering to the transient commercial traveler and was named the Malabar Beach Hotel. Over the years, the hotel grew and in August 1983 the Barnard family took out a franchise and the Malabar Beach Hotel became Couples St Lucia, an all-inclusive resort. In April 1993, the Couples franchise ended and the resort reverted to the direct leadership of Craig Barnard at which stage Rendezvous was introduced.
Rendezvous enjoys a stunning location. Walk along Malabar beach and enjoy two miles of soft white sand in which to sink your toes. Stop and listen to the Caribbean Sea gently ebb and flow, and listen to the sounds of the birds as they swoop and dive.
The bar sits on the edge of the beach so settle down, sip your drink and watch the world pass you by.
At the centre of the resort is the 150-year-old giant Saman tree; at night, its huge branches are lined with tiny lights that cast a romantic glow and you can hear the tree frogs trill a lullaby while you sip your drink on the deck by the sea.
There are one hundred rooms and suites; 18 Garden View Rooms, 18 Premium Garden Rooms, 24 Verandah Suites, 8 Seaside Suites, 21 Luxury Beach Front Rooms, 8 Beach Front Cottages and three Luxury Beach Front Suites.
Premium Garden View Rooms – these rooms are tastefully furnished with king sized beds with built in and bedside reading lamps which make catching up with your favorite novel possible at any time. The rooms feature a day bed, hardwood furniture and turquoise accents; which fit the property’s Sleep-Well Design concept and also help to evoke a sense of tranquility, high-speed WiFi, electronic mirrors featuring LED lights. They are also outfitted with noise cancellation walls, as well as built-in Bluetooth sound systems that offer music of your choice. The ground floor Garden view rooms feature large bay floor-to-ceiling glass doors which maximize natural light and feature a furnished sun terrace with loveseat. All rooms are equipped with coffee making facilities, REN Amenities and mini refrigerator.
Verandah Suites – These spacious suites with sitting areas and large verandahs are located in a two-storey building that overlooks the tropical gardens. All the rooms have fine detailing, hand carved in the traditional Caribbean style. The mahogany king sized four-poster bed is complemented by sumptuous fluffy down cushions whilst the sitting area has an oversized loveseat with accompanying ottoman. The suites are well equipped with a mini refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, a CD player and clock radio.
Seaside Suites – The Seaside Suites are all situated on the ground floor and provide access onto a private deck that overlooks the seaside pool, the Caribbean Sea and the gardens. Each suite is fitted with Italian marble floors throughout and a truly spacious bathroom boasts a double vanity unit and dressing table. The bedroom accommodates a four-poster king sized maple bed, draped with canopies of sheer fabric. To make your stay even better we provide tea and coffee making facilities, a CD player and clock radio.
Luxury Beachfront Rooms – The Luxury Beach Front Rooms enjoy an enviable location situated in a vine covered three-storey traditional Caribbean building located on the beach front. The bedroom furniture is made from hardwood and there is a large dresser, a desk and Durban side chair, lounge chair and ottoman. The soft furnishings are of soft colours with bright Caribbean accents. Every room is furnished with a mahogany four-poster king sized bed and a superior sleep-comfort mattress. The large bathrooms have a glass block wall, shower, bath and marble vanity unit. The rooms are equipped with a mini refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and a CD player and clock radio. Each room has a private terrace or balcony with a sitting hammock, perfect to laze away the day.
Beachfront Cottages – These pretty Cottages are set right on the beach and are decorated with local gingerbread fretwork. Surrounded by lush gardens the cottages offer real privacy with the Caribbean Sea only a few feet away. The bedrooms are set on bamboo floors, looking up into cathedral ceilings with ceiling fans. The king size four-poster bed is made of maple whilst the rest of the furniture is rattan with a driftwood finish. There is a chaise lounge, loveseat, bedside tables and a dresser, all from the Laura Ashley collection. Each cottage is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and a CD player and clock radio. The patios are furnished with comfortable steamer chairs and teak coffee tables and chairs with stunning views of the sea. The Beach Front Cottages are a fabulous reminder of the resort’s history.
Luxury Beachfront Suites – The Luxury Beach Front Suites are our largest rooms and are located in the same building as the Luxury Beach Front Rooms. Designed with a split-level bedroom/sitting area these Suites are furnished with mahogany four-poster king sized beds and superior sleep comfort mattresses. The furniture includes a grand sectional sofa and a wet bar and comfortable vanity. The bathrooms offer a beautiful shower enclosed by frameless glass shower doors as well as an elegant stand-alone claw foot bathtub. These suites also offer a mini refrigerator, coffee making facilities and a CD player. Outside on the balcony or terrace is a sitting hammock with great views overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Each room is equipped with a hair dryer and a plentiful supply of toiletries. You’ll receive a white cotton robe for lounging and wearing on the way to your daily appointments at the The Spa in the Water Garden.
All rooms are air conditioned, with direct dial telephone, voice mail facility, iPod docking stations, a clock radio, in-room safe, private bath or shower and razor ports. All rooms have dual 110/220 voltage.
Guests of our St Lucia resort have wireless internet access available from their rooms, in addition to wired internet ports. Complimentary WiFi service is also available in the Resort lobby, the Games Room, and the Library.
Malabar Beach Club
Malabar Beach Club – Rendezvous has recently launched Malabar Beach Club offering a unique, intimate dining experience with views overlooking the Caribbean Sea. You can now enjoy dinner under an open sail, with furniture made from the local Samaan Tree and local drift wood. The a la carte restaurant offers light cuisine, using local island ingredients and fresh produce from the local market. With a capacity for up to 40 guests, Malabar can accommodate parties of two, four or eight.
The Terrace Restaurant
The Terrace Restaurant is open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Meals are served buffet style in this lovely open-air restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea. To get even closer to the water, dining on the boardwalk is ideal. Evening dining is characterized by a nightly theme including the ever-popular Beach Barbeque and Caribbean theme nights. Dress is elegantly casual.
The Trysting Place
For those very special nights, The Trysting Place, the air- conditioned fine dining restaurant, provides an elegant alternative, with a French classic à la Carte menu that changes twice a week. The silverware, crystal glassware, damask linen, fine service and the solo guitarist singing in the background all add to the romantic experience. Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers and shirts with collars. Open six nights a week from 7:00 pm with the last sitting at 9:00 pm, reservations are required (maximum party size is eight guests).
Rendezvous operates a dining exchange programme with its sister resort, BodyHoliday Saint Lucia.. This allows guests to sample the excellent cuisine and atmosphere of the SunSwept Resorts. Transfers between resorts are not included.
The Terrace Bar
The Terrace Bar opens daily from 12:00 Noon – Midnight offering local favourites and premium brand liquors. The bar overlooks the Caribbean Sea, just the place to watch the sun go down…
The Pool Bar
The Pool Bar opens from 9:00 am until sunset with its swim up bar serving a full range of cocktails to those around the pool and on the beach. Drink service extends to the beach and the lounge chair. One just has to place the red flag in the sand and a beach waiter will assist! This service is available from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
The Champagne Bar
The air-conditioned Champagne Bar opens from 7pm to 8pm for bubbly hour and then from 9:00 pm until the last couple leaves. Every night the resident pianist entertains from 9:30 pm until 1:30 am. Late night snacks are available at the Champagne Bar from 11pm until. This is the perfect place for a quiet evening.
Each night enjoy live entertainment on the Terrace. Whether it’s dancing to the live band, listening to a steel band, watching one of the cultural floorshows or joining the renowned staff and guest show, a great time is guaranteed! The couple in search of a quiet evening will find the serene air-conditioned atmosphere of the Champagne Bar ideal. The soothing notes of the resident pianist from 9:30 pm – 1:30 am create the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening.
For those of our guests who like to keep active on their vacation, we offer great choice. As the resort literally sits on the beach, we make good use of the sea. We offer great equipment and tuition to learn, improve or just play about. Our list of watersports includes:
Water-skiing (mono/double skiis, knee boarding, wakeboarding and tubing)
Sailing (Hobie Cats)
St Lucia is as exotic underwater as it is above. Enjoy a new world with the Rendezvous dive team and enjoy a stunning SCUBA diving vacation. Experience the romantic side of SCUBA diving as a couple and you will enjoy first-hand the wonders of the deep ocean with our PADI certified dive team. They will take you to the most remarkable dive sites for a truly spectacular look at St. Lucia’s amazing underwater world.
New divers can take advantage of the Discover Scuba Dive course which serves as an introduction to diving. Our PADI certified dive centre offers full PADI courses and certification (at an added cost).
For guests who want to take a break from relaxation, Rendezvous offers a variety of fun activities including:
Tennis – two floodlit courts with personal tuition from the resident tennis pro
Golf Clinic with the golf pro (weekly)
Selection of board games – Chess, Backgammon, Scrabble, Monopoly
Daily Activities – Calypso Dance Class, Classical Hour,
For maintaining hard earned sculpted physiques, kick starting a new regime or just taking the chance to do a little exercise, our state of the art gym can help. It is packed full of all the latest equipment including treadmills, bikes, cross trainers and a large selection of free weights. In an air-conditioned open plan gym guests can work out at any time of the day. Personal instruction is available for guests who need it; the right programme can be created with the help of our gym coordinator.
Other fitness activities include:
Aerobics, Tone & Stretch and Tai Chi classes
Aqua Aerobics – Aquatone and Aquafitness
Guided morning walks
Nearby Attractions: Vigie lighthouse, Castries Market and Vending Arcade, Pointe Seraphine Duty Free Shopping Complex, Derek Walcott Square, the Cathedral, Vigie Beach.
Target Groups: Honeymooners, Escapists, Nature Lovers, Scuba Divers, Birdwatchers, Couples, Spa Finders
Children Policy: Couples Only
Top Reasons to Stay Here:
- Romantic ambiance that can only be found at a couple’s only resort
- Beach front property
- All inclusive experience
- Motorized and non-motorized water sports included
- Exceptional service and staff
Trip Advisor 2014 Travelers’ Choice Award
Rendezvous was voted one of the top 25 Hotels for Romance in the Caribbean
Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Award
Rendezvous voted one of the top 25 All Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean in 2013
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2013
Rendezvous is honoured to have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013 for consistently excellent reviews.
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Rendezvous, Malabar Beach, PO Box 190, Castries, St. Lucia W.I.
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