Rendezvous Bay

If you like to feel secluded on your beach trip, it might be worth it for you to find your way to Rendezvous Bay. You're not likely to find a crowd here, because it's off the beaten path.

Situated near the middle of the island of Antigua, Rendezvous Bay is on the South coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Rendezvous Bay make great places to spread out and relax.

How to Access The Beach

Access to Rendezvous Bay is not simple. There is a footpath there, not a road and it requires a thirty to forty minute hike to access. Some tour companies will walk you there from Wallings Dam.

Amenities and Ambiance

Rendezvous Bay's white sand beach is set against a beautiful backdrop of lush greenery and crystal clear bay waters. It's a beautiful, quiet spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want to see the underwater world.

If you tend to like beach days which offer visitors an idyllic haven, then maybe head on over to Rendezvous Bay; it is tucked away within a less urbanized part of Antigua.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Rendezvous Bay on the South coast of Antigua; it will be near other attractions like Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions like Nelson's Ruins West provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Rendezvous Bay, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Antigua's past, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, this shore is two and a half miles from this place of historical interest.

If you can't wait to see as many of Antigua's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Rendezvous Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. NNW Antigua
Monk's Hill Park Park 2.4 mi. ENE Antigua
Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 2.5 mi. N Antigua
Shell Shot Photographers and Photographic Portrait Studios 2.5 mi. E Antigua
Nelson's Ruins West Historical Site 2.7 mi. E Antigua
Sweets Windmill Ruins Historical Site 2.7 mi. N Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Northeast Historical Site 2.8 mi. E Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Southeast Historical Site 2.8 mi. E Antigua
Rhythm Of Blue Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.9 mi. E Antigua
Admiral House Museum 2.9 mi. E Antigua
Dockyard Museum Museum 2.9 mi. E Antigua
Things Local Gallery Art Gallery 2.9 mi. E Antigua

Cities and Towns

Falmouth Harbour is the closest town and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is located in a pretty touristed area, it is not typically much of a challenge to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For vacationers looking to book a place that's near the beach, the table below lists the closest accommodation options to Rendezvous Bay.

Accommodations near Rendezvous Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Carlisle Bay 1.6 mi. W Resort
The Catamaran Hotel 2.1 mi. E Hotel
Curtain Bluff 2.2 mi. W Resort
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort 2.7 mi. E Resort
Admiral's Inn 2.9 mi. E Hotel
The Ocean Inn 2.9 mi. E Hotel
The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Inn At English Harbour 3.3 mi. E Hotel
Oceanic View Cottages 4.6 mi. N Cottages
St. James's Club 4.9 mi. E Resort

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is East. This restaurant offers both Fusion and Japanese menu items. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Rendezvous Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
East (268) 484-0000 Fusion, Japanese, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim, Thai Informal 1.6 mi. W
Indigo on the Beach (268) 484-0000 Caribbean Informal 1.6 mi. W
Ottimo! (268) 484-0000 Italian Very Casual 1.6 mi. W
Captain's Quarters (268) 460-1036 International Informal 2.1 mi. ENE
Bumpkins (268) 562-2522 Caribbean -- 2.2 mi. E
The Sea Grape -- Italian Informal 2.2 mi. W
The Tamarind Tree -- Eclectic Informal 2.2 mi. W
Cambusa Italian Restaurant (268) 562-2226 Italian -- 2.2 mi. E
Pasta Rite Ya (268) 764-2819 Italian -- -- --
Sweet T's (268) 460-1854 -- -- 2.3 mi. E
Skullduggery Cafe (268) 463-0625 -- -- 2.5 mi. E
Cafe Club -- -- -- 2.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Antigua, of course, so if Rendezvous Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Carlisle Bay East, another place which offers sufficient peace and tranquility. Carlisle Bay is a secluded ocean oasis for travelers seeking a quiet and private vacation experience. Snorkeling is fabulous at this beach and the locals are friendly. Though there aren't many activities, the pristine beach and warm Caribbean waters are all you need for a tranquil Antiguan vacation. On the other hand, Windward Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's found two and a half miles to the east.

Travelers may also want to consider Pigeon Point, another great Antigua beach site.

You may find that Rendezvous Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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