Set on the sands of Malabar Beach, this couples-only all-inclusive unabashedly touts its romance cred. From honeymooners to boomers to midlifers here to "recharge their relationships away from the distractions of work and family," Rendezvous is, as they like to say, a "harbor" for couples. That means lots of creatively customized couples' experiences like candlelight beach dinners, flower petals scattered on beds, and shared spa treatments. Choose from garden view or beachfront accommodations; among the garden units, the Verandah Suites have 12-ft.-deep terraces that look out over tropical greenery. Many rooms are done in classic colonial décor, with hardwood furniture and fourposter beds; the Beach Front Cottages have a more contemporary look, with bamboo flooring and beach-facing terraces framed in dollhouse fretwork. Note that none of the rooms have TVs (you're recharging your romance, remember), and only two room categories, the Verandah Suites and the Luxury Beach Front Suites, have fridges. The resort has a fetching river pool that meanders through the property as well as two swimming pools. And this is one all-inclusive that doesn't cherry-pick your choices: At Rendezvous all food and drink (including premium brands and wines by the bottle) are included. Plus, you get unlimited time with the Rendezvous tennis pro and full use of the resort's land and watersports toys, including personalized scuba instruction and boat dives.
St. Lucia› Hotel
Malabar Beach, Castries
Our Rating Neighborhood Castries Phone 800/544-2883 in the U.S. and Canada or 758/457-7900 Prices Year-round double $938–$1,112 suite, $1,000 beachfront room, $1,076 beachfront cottage; rates are all-inclusive (including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all restaurant and bar beverages); children not permitted; check for web packages and seasonal promotions Units 100 Amenities 2 restaurants, 3 bars, archery, bike tours, dive center, exercise room, 3 pools, 2 tennis courts, watersports equipment/rentals, Wi-Fi (free) Web site Rendezvous Resort