Having chosen to get married abroad my (now wife) and I done a lot of research on finding a place that would tick all the boxes for a dream wedding.
Having just returned from the Rendezvous I can honestly say that not only were our dreams fulfilled but in many ways exceeded. Having arrived at the hotel we were personally welcomed and immediately taken for a drink in the bar lounge and they knew immediately that we were there for a wedding and put at ease straight away. Being couples only, everything is geared to romance and true relaxation. I cannot honestly recommend enough the hotel and the memories will live with us forever. Therefore in summary:
The Rendezvous Resort is situated right on the beach. It has 3 wonderful pools including a secluded lazy river pool that allows you to find a secluded sunbathing spot with for all intents your own personal bathing pool surrounded by exotic plants and trees with humming birds and the sound of gentle running water. Drinks from the bar are no problem as a barman comes around every 15 minutes to ensure you are topped up with drinks.
The beach has beautiful sand with sun beds that have their own flags to signal that you want another drink from the bar. Again simple waiter service. Some of the people still insist on getting up early to put a towel on the sun beds but we found there are still plenty to go round. There are also several spots for getting dry towels and placing your old ones when used. Again a nice touch.
There are beautiful gardens to walk around, randomly placed hammocks and the place is exceptionally clean.
The staff are exceptionally friendly and if it is within their power to do something for you they will. They knew our names within the hour and always had a smile and a hello. Whenever you said thank you, they always said 'no problem' which seemed an automatic response and a very nice touch.
Our room was Huge. We had room 346 which is one of the three largest rooms. It had a four poster as well as a huge corner suite. The bathroom had a stand alone bath and a shower. There is a safe as well as ample space for clothes etc. The balcony overlooked the beach and had its own hammock as well as a couples round lounger it was idyllic. Again exceptionally clean.
Every night there was something on in the bar area and the entertainment was adequate with some good groups and some dancing to be had. You could always slip into the piano bar for some free champagne or any other drink you wanted.
We worked out that during daylight hours there was only two hours where you could not get food. Also the food was of superior quality the only problem being was what to have. Breakfast was buffet style and covered everything from fruit to a full cooked breakfast, handmade pancakes or the chef’s special of the day cooked in front of you. Lunch was another huge buffet with everything from hot or cold meals, afternoon tea was sandwiches and cakes and dinner was another huge buffet. For that extra special evening you could go to the restaurant and have a sit down 5 course meal at no extra charge. All you had to do was book in the morning. Needless to say I came back larger than I arrived!
The wedding co-ordinator took away all the hassle and stress and made our day really special. She accommodated where we wanted to get married (on the beach gazebo) arranged the flowers, the drinks and all the legal stuff. All we had to do was turn up enjoy the experience and sign a few documents. My wife had a hairdresser come to her room in the morning and help her get ready. The Minister gave us a wonderful service that will stick in our minds forever and we felt like the most important people at the resort for that day. We were applauded when we went into the restaurant, serenaded by the guitarist during our meal and went back to champagne in our room and a bed decorated with flower petals. We even had a tray with a huge breakfast brought to our room the next day. An absolutely perfect day.
The Rendezvous has left a memory in our minds and hearts that will live with us forever. I cannot find fault with anything and would recommend the experience to anyone. If you want a perfect wedding with no hassle, a perfect location, great food and wonderful staff book your ticket now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on two miles of powdery sand, surrounded by acres of exotic tropical gardens, it’s easy to why Rendezvous has been called “the romantic holiday.” It’s hard to imagine a more alluring corner of the world for two people to escape to. A world away from the everyday, it’s a uniquely intimate island retreat. From the long stretches of deserted beach to the lazy-river pool that winds its way through quiet nooks and secret hideaways, every aspect of this all-inclusive luxury resort has been created to give couples the space and time they need to be alone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rendezvous Hotel Castries
- Rendezvous Hotel St Lucia
- Rendevous St Lucia
- Rendezvous Resort St. Lucia/Castries