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 on the island of Antigua, Rendezvous Bay is on the South coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. This beach is not just beautiful, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Antigua. While Rendezvous Bay may be a little harder to reach, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you happen to prefer beach days which bring guests a peaceful place to escape, then maybe head on over to Rendezvous Bay; it's found in a less urbanized area of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Antigua; the area is home to other attractions such as Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Admiral House, a lovely museum found three miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Rendezvous Bay is in the Falmouth Harbour area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Falmouth Harbour is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Those looking for a place to stay not far from the beach won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the vicinity. You can find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's listed in the following table.

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

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is East. The restaurant offers both Fusion and Japanese cuisines. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Rendezvous Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is Carlisle Bay East, an additional spot which offers ample opportunities to relax. 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. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Windward Beach may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it two and a half miles to the east.

You may also enjoy Pigeon Point, which is an additional nearby Antigua destination.

While Antigua has many alluring attractions, Rendezvous Bay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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