Rendezvous Bay

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Rendezvous Bay is a popular beach with a lot of character. There are a few resorts, but also an old abandoned hotel and a kitschy beach pub. It's long and curved with silky soft sand and turquoise water. Beach equipment rentals are available, as are food and drinks.

Located in Rendezvous Bay, this beach is on the South West coast of Anguilla. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Rendezvous Bay is the sort of place where everyone from families to honeymooners congregate, and there is plenty of beach action to keep them busy - it's certainly not the place to go to be alone.

How to Access The Beach
With just a few resorts on a long stretch of beach, this is great beach for the public. It's just west of Blowing Point.

Amenities and Ambiance

After looking out towards the mountains of St. Martin, you can take a nice, long stroll on this mile and a half long beach, which curves out gently towards the ocean. It's a sometimes busy beach, but clean and refreshing.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are plenty of dining experiences in Anguilla that visitors can partake in, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Anguilla's famous street food along the way.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Rendezvous Bay is the ultimate convenience. If available, you could also order some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. Rendezvous Bay is a popular beach in Anguilla, so there's always someone around. Whether you're single and looking to make new friends or a couple seeking romance, this beach has enough room for both.

Keep in mind that Rendezvous Bay's location is an urban area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Rendezvous Bay is on Anguilla's South West coast. CuisinArt Resort Golf Course is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Wallblake House (positioned four and a half miles to the east-northeast) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of Anguilla.

If you want to see as many of Anguilla's attractions as possible, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Rendezvous Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 0.2 mi. W Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 1.1 mi. W Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 1.3 mi. ESE Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 1.4 mi. E Anguilla
L Bernbaum Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 mi. NE Anguilla
Devonish Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. W Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 2.3 mi. NE Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 4.4 mi. NE Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 4.4 mi. NE Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 4.4 mi. NE Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 4.5 mi. ENE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 5.0 mi. NE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Rendezvous Bay is in the Blowing Point area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town is Blowing Point, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Blowing Point isn't far off, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests hoping to find a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from nearby. Find the closest, most convenient booking options by perusing what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Rendezvous Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 0.1 mi. ENE Resort
CuisinArt Resort & Spa 0.2 mi. W Resort
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Callaloo Club Villas 0.9 mi. SE Villa complex
The Reef 0.9 mi. WSW Resort
Paradise Cove Resort 1.2 mi. WSW Hotel
Ferryboat Inn 1.2 mi. ESE Hotel
Patsy's Seaside Villas 1.3 mi. ESE Villa complex
Villas at Long Bay 1.3 mi. NW Villa complex
Twin Palms Villas 1.4 mi. WNW Villa complex

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Rendezvous Bay; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Sun Shine Shack. This restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. Many guests rave about their barbecue and seafood.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Rendezvous Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sun Shine Shack (264) 746-0649 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
Olde Caribe (800) 583-9247 Caribbean, Eclectic Very Casual 0.1 mi. ENE
Mosaic at CuisinArt (264) 498-2000 International Informal 0.2 mi. W
Santorini at the Clubhouse (264) 498-2000 Fusion, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.2 mi. W
Tokyo Bay (264) 498-2000 Japanese Informal 0.2 mi. W
The Place (246) 584-6501 International Very Casual 0.5 mi. E
Faustina's Kitchen (264) 729-4102 Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. WNW
The Yacht Club Restaurant (264) 498-2300 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.9 mi. WSW
Island Crave Ice Cream & Desserts (264) 476-9419 Café Informal 0.9 mi. WNW
Garden Terrace Café (264) 497-6603 Caribbean Informal 1.2 mi. WSW
Sharky's Restaurant (264) 729-0059 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. W
The Ferryboat Inn Restaurant and Bar (264) 497-6613 Caribbean, French Informal 1.3 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Anguilla has many nice beaches, so Rendezvous Bay is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Sandy Island Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located two and a half miles to the north. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might enjoy Merrywing Bay Beach. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another location you may want to try is Sandy Point Beach, located one and a quarter miles away.

While Anguilla has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Rendezvous Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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