We spent 10 incredibly relaxing days at the hotel for our honeymoon. Total bliss! The hotel is in a beaufiful spot, hidden away on the edge of Castries. Facilities are incredible & had more than we expected. The staff are outstanding and bend over backwards to accommodate your every need. We never had a 'no' to anything - not that we had to ask for much because they think of everything before you even realise you might want or need it! The hotel & staff really do focus on ensuring you have a relaxing and luxurious holiday. For our honeymoon they put a lovely bottle of champagne in our room, scattered petals on the bed and gave us a brilliant couples massage in the spa (1 hour of complete luxury & relaxation). It was so good and the Spa facilities & staff were so fantastic that I booked to go back for other treatments!
The food is very good and they cater for everyone tastes. In fact, we even heard the chef come out and talk to a guest who was pregnant so he could accommodate her cravings!!
We were originally going to stay in a Verandah Suite but having read reviews, decided to upgrade to Luxury Beach Front Room. The best decision we made and would highly recommend. The Beach Front suites, cottages and rooms are on the other side of the hotel to the garden, verandah and seaside rooms so you really feel like you are in a more secluded & quieter bit of the resort. You have hotel sun loungers on the beach within only a few lazy steps - bliss. In fact, they have dedicated staff who give you a flag to stick in the sand anytime you want a drink! The other side of the resort also has a bit of beach with sun loungers as well as the swimming pools so plenty of options if you want to be a bit more involved & central to everything going on e.g. volleyball on the beach etc. All watersports are also included & the staff couldn't have been more helpful and willing for you to try anything & everything (sailing, water skiing, wind surfing, ringo, wakeboarding, kayaking, scuba diving etc). Lessons also included.
The only criticism we have is the evening entertainment. Most evenings it was fantastic, very relaxing and fitting to the romantic nature of the hotel e.g. piano player, saxophonist. However, some evenings we felt it turned into a bit like Butlins and was very intrusive which is not what we expected from a 5 star, romantic hotel. The entertainment is held right next to the Terrace restaurant and a couple of evenings everyone was still sitting having a relaxed meal but then the entertainment co-ordinators jump on the microphone at 8.45pm and loud music is blaring out of the speakers which ruined the end of the meal & there is no way of escaping it. The only option if you don't want to be involved is either the Champagne Bar (inside, very quiet and can lack atmosphere) or going back to your room. It therefore feels like the hotel is a bit confused on what it is trying to offer. It says it is focused on being very romantic and quiet which 95% of the time it is but then they arrange intrustive themed nights which completely take over the hotel and with over-enthusiastic co-ordinators who walk around trying to drag you onto stage or get you involved. Cringe! We are sociable people and enjoyed casually chatting to other guests but the reason we avoided the bigger hotels is so we could avoid things like cheesy themed nights. During the day the hotel is fantastic at letting you do whatever you want to - group activities are just posted on a blackboard so you can go along & join if you would like to (e.g. fishing trip, beach volleyball, beach cricket, yoga) or you can just do your own thing, quietly relaxing on the beach or by the pool. So it is just the evenings when it can get a bit much. This does only happen a couple of times a week though so just be prepared to either get involved or have a quiet & early night in your room on those nights!
- 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