Stretching along the dreamy two-mile white sands of Malabar Beach and encompassed by a by an exquisite seven acre tropical garden, Rendezvous is calling all the couples with a case of wanderlust.
Although summer seems like a long way away, planning for summer 2017 with Rendezvous will make the cold months go by quickly. Named as 'The Boutique Hotel for Couples', the resort offers unadulterated joy for honeymooners or romantics looking for quality time and hoping to rediscover life's joys together in sensational St Lucia.
Rendezvous is a heavenly 100 bedroom Caribbean hideaway resort ideal for a wedding, honeymoon, or to escape from everyday life.
Rendezvous is the first “boutique” couples-only all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, owned and operated by the Barnard family who opened their Saint Lucian family home as a hotel 50 years ago.
Undertaking a $12.5m renovation in November 2015, the five-star hotel’s accommodation, resort facilities and food & beverage outlets were upgraded. Following the renovations, the resort’s Seaside Suites and Verandah Suites received significant interior design updates as well as a brand-new swim up pool bar and the addition of a new a la carte beachside “toes-in-the-sand” restaurant, Malabar Beach Club; with views overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
The revamped Seaside and Verandah Suites at Rendezvous overlook the pool, Caribbean Sea or tropical gardens from a 12 foot verandah, while inside four-poster king-sized beds and free-standing tranquility baths offer comfort in abundance.
In conjunction with its 50th anniversary this year, the idyllic Caribbean hideaway launched a new initiative, ‘Summer Tryst’, from July to September, to encourage guests to get away, connect and spend more quality time together through completely customisable experiences. Guests are encouraged to enjoy a holiday of ‘stolen time’ and rediscover what made them a great couple in the first place. Whether it's learning to Tango, a couple's Tai Chi class or the barmen mixing up a first date cocktail, couples at Rendezvous fall prey to an accumulation of magnetic experiences.
Complimentary classes include wine tasting, rum tasting, art classes, Yoga and Pilates classes, massage classes and cooking classes. Supplementary sessions are also available including photography classes with a scenic tour, a rum distillery tour, a cocoa plantation tour and chocolate making experience, marine park dives in the Caribbean Sea, local chef ‘cook-off’ dinner and wine pairing, as well as private couples sessions in Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, massage and sailing.
Day trips will also be available to Sulphur Springs, which is the world’s only drive-in volcano on the South-West of the island near Soufrière, and The Pitons, two mountainous volcanoes which are also located on the South-West of St.Lucia. Gros Piton is 2,619 feet above sea level, and coupled with Petit Piton, it is the hallmark of St.Lucia’s Western coast. Couples will be able to pre-book activities online, ahead of their stay
Accommodation is set amongst pretty gardens and winding pathways, so you can escape to your own quiet corner whenever you want to. Choose from 100 light and airy rooms and suites, all providing a comfortable Caribbean style with private patios or balconies. The Luxury Oceanfront Cottages have an enviable location enjoying direct access to the beach.
There are three fabulous restaurants: The Terrace offers elegantly casual open air dining right at the water’s edge while The Trysting Place offers elegant dining from a French classic à la carte menu and brand new Malabar Beach Club offers the ultimate ‘toes in sand’ experience’.
Rates at Rendezvous over summer start from £258 per person, per night, all inclusive. For further information visit: www.theromanticholiday.com Rendezvous is the sister resort to leading health and wellness resort, The BodyHoliday, which is also located in the North West of the Caribbean island of St.Lucia.