Rendezvous, an idyllic and intimate Caribbean hideaway designed exclusively for couples, announces a $12.5 million renovation that unveils significant interior design updates to its Seaside Suites and Verandah Suites, including brand new bathrooms, room layouts, furniture and colour schemes, as well as the addition of an á la carte beachside restaurant, Malabar. SEASIDE SUITES
Situated on the ground floor, Rendezvous’ popular Seaside Suites allow guests access to spacious decks with views of the beachside pool, the Caribbean Sea, and the property’s tropical gardens. Each suite has been fitted with new wardrobes, and new furniture, including fine hardwood pieces and a king-sized bed, in addition to a new open bathroom, featuring a spacious bathtub and his-and-her amenities. Additionally, the suites now feature large floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to the outdoors, letting in the ocean breeze and maximising natural light in the space. The outdoor terraces feature new furniture, including a sofa and an outdoor cantilever umbrella. The suites are decorated in white, mint green and blue pastels, inspired by the Caribbean Sea’s soothing colours.
The two-story Verandah Suites with views of the exotic on-property gardens also underwent a full refurbishment, including the addition of an open bathroom and new layouts to the room and veranda. Each bathroom now boasts porcelain tiles, a free-standing tranquillity soaking tub, a walk-in shower featuring frameless glass shower doors, and a new vanity, while the room refresh includes new Oak closets, a set of sliding doors in lieu of the former windows, a king-sized bed, and bedding and décor in rust, pearl and coral tones. The renovation refreshed the large 12-foot deep verandas overlooking the island with a love-seat and a coffee table to provide a more intimate setting. Both Seaside and Verandah Suites have amenities such as a mini refrigerator, tea and coffee appliances, and docking station.
MALABAR, A TOES–IN–THE–SAND EXPERIENCE
Expected to open in autumn 2015, Malabar continues Rendezvous’ commitment to enhancing their guests’ experiences, by expanding the resort’s current dining options to include an on-the-beach seaside á la carte restaurant that will be partially surrounded by St. Lucia’s exotic greenery. The dining room will rest under an open sail, exposing guests to a soothing ocean breeze and soundtrack, and its décor will include dining tables and chairs hand crafted from the local Samaan tree and drift wood making for a great indigenous eco-friendly restaurant. With a maximum capacity of 40, Malabar will be able to accommodate parties of two, four or eight, and reservations will be required. Guests will be able to enjoy light cuisine made from local island ingredients and daily hand-picked items from the market.