Each of the "rooms" is a separate cottage, and each one is quite distinctly different, and very comfortably decorated in what I assume is the local style. The lodge is located at the end of a rocky dirt path, and each cottage branches off a path that meanders deep into the tropical forest. I'm no spring chicken, and taking that into consideration, I was given a cottage (Herb Garden) only a short distance from the reception/restaurant. I carry only one bag, but the taxi driver (Eddie) who took me there called the lodge and asked them for the ATV to come for my baggage. When I left, another visitor carried it out for me, over my protestations that I thought I could do it. The restaurant is highly recommended (Eddie was there for dinner for his wife's birthday the night I stayed), and the food was good, using locally produced food as much as possible. The real delight was climbing into a wonderfully comfortable bed, and falling asleep to the sound of tree frogs (even one in my bathroom) and rustling leaves, and a short shower of rain, and waking up to the songs of many different birds. The lodge has volunteers who come for periods of time to help out, and on my visit the volunteer was from Holland, and her parents were there to visit as well. There are not views of the sea, but the tropical forest is a treat in itself. Saba is not known for its beaches, anyway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travel to another world. The Ecolodge Rendez-Vous will be your rendezvous with nature. The hotel is situated at the edge of the rainforest in the middle of nature. Twelve lodges offer comfortable accommodation. The Rainforest Restaurant features gourmet cuisine and uses organically grown vegetables from its own vegetable garden. Your best idea for a relaxing vacation in the middle of nature. Dive, hike or enjoy the swimming pool, hottub and sweatlodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ecolodge Rendez-Vous Saba/Windwardside