This is a wonderful resort on the ocean with great food and staff but there are a few oddities. My wife and arrived and check-in was easy. They upgraded us to a beach front suite from a seaside suite and that started our confusion. We were put on the 2nd floor, the view was great but the deck was small. One large round chair and you had to fit yourself on the deck. So I asked about going back to the seaside suite we booked and they showed us a room. The deck was great but it only had two plastic chairs nothing like the verandah suites with 2 lounge chairs and 2 regular chairs. So we opted for the beachfront.
The rooms had free wi-fi but no TV. We felt a little isolated from the world but figured out news could be found on the computer. Then we decided to get a drink from our mini-refrigerator but it was empty. We thought they forgot to stock it. Not true, if you want refreshments in the room you must go off site and buy them. No room service either. You always must adjust to a new hotel.
The beach was great and was large for a small island. You could beach walk 15 minutes one way and 20 minutes the other way. Very easy to enter the water with no rocks. Only minus was the water was always too cloudy for snorkeling.
The terrace bar and restaurant was phenomenal. So close to the ocean. We just sat back , listened to waves and relaxed. It made up for our small deck. The buffet was good but it had a relatively small selection which was great. No obligation to try everything. In fact we never bothered going to the fancy Trysting Place restaurant which was indoors.
The pools were warm and nice, the lazy river is the best if you want romantic privacy.
There is one alert I must put out. This is not a party hotel. The bars had no shot glasses. When my wife wanted a shot they gave it a regular drink glass. When we were there the average guest age was about 60 and the place was pretty closed up by 11PM. The house band was good but they only played slow music which tended to put you to sleep.
The entertainment staff was great especially Josie and they tried to keep you involved. Archery was excellent with good equipment. Volleyball was a bust because not enough guests would play. Most activities had prizes where you could win rum or a Rendezous T-shirt.
Overall this is a great resort and if the price is right I will be back
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rendezvous - The Boutique Hotel For Couples. Rendezvous is the only all-inclusive boutique resort in the Caribbean nestled in a tropical garden on a 2-mile stretch of beach, designed for couples who want to spend quality time together in an atmosphere of personalized care. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rendezvous Hotel Castries
- Rendezvous Hotel St Lucia
- Rendevous St Lucia
- Rendezvous Resort St. Lucia/Castries