rendezvous-st.lucia

Jun 8th, 2000, 07:39 PM
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islandboy
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rendezvous-st.lucia

just booked a trip to rendezvous,please give any info available,is the hotel one building or not-which rooms are better?
 
Jun 18th, 2000, 07:25 AM
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Emma
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Hi
Haven't been to Rendezvous myself yet, buut am going in December for my 'weddingmoon,' so I have been researching it. I have heard mixed reports, but from what I have heard it isn't just one building, because the beachfront cottages are separate. From what I have heard, the standard rooms are perfectly nice, but I have been warned to stay away from the cottages because they are in need of renovation. This could be old news, they may have been done by now, but I am just relaying to you what I have heard!

When do you go to Rendezvous? If it is after me I will happily send you a travel report when I return. Feel free to email me.

Emma
 
Jun 18th, 2000, 07:38 PM
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Daniel Fusco
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I stayed at the rendezvous for my honeymoon December of 1998. We booked a deluxe room for the first few nights, and then had a standard room for the remainder of our trip. The deluxe room is by far the best, and well worth the money. You will hear the water, and it is very tranquil at night. The standard rooms, which are in a different building are not as nice, although they are adequate.

I suggest that you make certain that they give you the correct room - the one you paid for. They tried to stick us in a standard room, right by a common area when we arrived. I had to argue with them to get the deluxe room I paid for. Otherwise, the staff is friendly and fun.

The beach is adequate, and the pool is nice. Make sure to do the rainforest land and sea tour. Do the boat portion at the end of the day!!

Don't bother going in to Castries. There's nothing worthwhile except a very small shopping strip. If you would like any other information, feel free to e-mail me.
 
Jun 18th, 2000, 07:58 PM
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Daniel Fusco
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By the way, the cottages are a short walk from the main dining areas and beach. It seemed a bit inconvenient to walk back and forth, while the deluxe rooms are more convenient and very nice.
 
Jun 19th, 2000, 09:53 AM
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I was married and honeymooned at Rendezvous. We were in a deluxe ocean front room while our family had cottages. There is no comparison. The cottages were a longish, dark (at night) walk away from the main areas and were not nearly as nice. Our room was still far enough away from the commons as not to hear excessive noise, but close enough to not be a long walk. We could hear the ocean and tree frogs at night to put us to sleep. While I'm glad to have seen St. Lucia because I had not been there before, I will not go back. There is a guard walking the beachfront at all times for the protection of the guests. It was needed a few times to ward off the locals who were begging or trying to sell things. I have been all over the caribbean and chose St. Lucia for its scenic beauty, but it is by far the island where I have felt the most insecure. Just be careful. There are alot of drugs on the island and it is very evident. We are in our late 20's and I guess we looked like we needed drugs because they were offered to us everytime we turned around, which upset me a great deal. We like to leave the resorts we are staying at and check out the local culture. We were warned by staff at Rendezvous not to do this as it is unsafe. We did it anyway and luckily nothing happened to us, but we were very careful as to were we went. I don't want to make you apprehensive about your trip, but no one told us these things before we arrived and I would have liked to have had known all of this before I arrived. We are leaving again for the caribbean in 5 weeks (St. Kitts, where it is safe to walk around at night, our 4th trip there). Good luck, and any questions, feel free to email me.
 
Jun 20th, 2000, 09:27 PM
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I was there in December. It is a rather large property. The restaurant was excellent and the rooms were very nice. You can see the rooms and the rest of the property in virtual reality at www.travelhop.com they have virtual tours of all the hotels in St. Lucia
 
Jun 22nd, 2000, 09:33 PM
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Just a quick note... I don't doubt that the one individual who mentioned safety concerns felt them, but I, too, just returned from St Lucia & did not experience those issues at all. We stayed a bit up the road that the Wyndham Morgan Bay & had no problems with local vendors bothering us. We found that a quick no thanks seemed to satisfy them. Also, as someone who works in the AOD field, St Lucia's AOD rates are no different than most of the Carribean islands. Neither I, nor my husband (early & mid 20s) were offered drugs. According to the crime reports I read (okay, so I'm a big geek!, St Lucia's about the same as the other islands nearby, albeit better off than the Jamaica. It sounds like Erica (I think?) had a bad experience with the locals -- I really wish she had had our's! All the locals we met were generally pleasant, friendly & more than happy to answer questions, or leave us alone. Oh well... Good luck & have a wonderful time.

Tracey
 
Jul 8th, 2000, 08:16 AM
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We just returned from Rendezvous last night. We had a wonderful trip and would reccommend it. The resort is lovely. We stayed in a seaside suite. This room was very nice. Regular rooms look like regular hotel rooms. You get what you pay for. We did many excursions on the island. The St. Lucian people were by and far some of the nicest people we have ever met. We were there for two weeks and not once were we offered drugs. Not on the resort or off. The locals did not bother us at all. Shopping is not all that in Castries. As far as the planes go, They are kinda small prop planes. Not very loud maybe 2 an hour. Please note : All the beaches in St. Lucia are public. Rendezvous does have security people on the resort at all times. we never saw them do anything. Locals walk up the beach, some sell things but we never saw anybody being hassled. I like the fact that there are security walking around 24 - 7. All resorts should have that. Bare in mind St. Lucia is a third world country. When we took our safari trip we saw some very poor people. All in All we loved our trip, The St. Lucian people were very nice, Rendezvous was great, Food was good, Loved it.
 
Nov 15th, 2000, 12:11 AM
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We have stayed at Rendezvous before and are returning in Feb 2001! We loved it!! All inclusive is the way to go!! Great pool bar and beach bar and dining room on the beach is the best! Great entertainment at night! No safety problems EVER experienced. We love to go into Castries and go into the market area and but the local spices!! Great souvenirs. Definitely go South by boat for the day to Pitons and Rainforest. Most romantic place. Do stay in the Seaside Jr Deluxe Suites. You can walk on to your patio and walk three steps to the pool (w/bar? and see the sea just beyond! Great place to stay! Close to airport. Take American Eagle into SLU.
 
Nov 22nd, 2000, 10:52 AM
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My wife and I went to Rendezvous last year. I suggest getting a beach front or room near the beach pool. Others were like motels in the back. I suggest taking the off resort tours offered at the resort especially the catamaran which goes to the Pitons, sulfer Springs, rain forest scuba diving in a secluded bay on a nice coral reef and the horse back riding which brought us to a breath taking beach for bare back swimming on the horse. Bring some cash as a small stand sells beer, snacks ect. Also tip the guide. Back to the resort, if you walk to the right (facing the water), a small coral reef is found down near the end where a rocky area begins. Several sea shells gather in one area of the beach for some reason. I took small sea shells and sea glass and super glued it around a plain picture frame when we arrived home and it came out nice.!!!! Not a 5 star resort by any means, but well worth the money........
 

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