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 edge of Anguilla. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. The beaches found throughout Anguilla tend to be somewhat quiet, but Rendezvous Bay is decidedly different.

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'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own style of cuisine, and Anguilla is no different. One of the most memorable places to experience delicious local dishes is right next to the coast. 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.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. 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.

Don't forget that Rendezvous Bay's location is visited by quite a number of tourists, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Anguilla's South West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Anguilla Tennis Academy, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, 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
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 1.3 mi. E Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Attraction 1.3 mi. ESE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Rendezvous Bay is very close to Blowing Point, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The city of Blowing Point is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Rendezvous Bay, Blowing Point is not far away, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within a several miles, the ones found nearest to the water are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Rendezvous Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Reef 0.1 mi. NW Hotel
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 0.1 mi. ENE Resort
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Ferryboat Inn 1.2 mi. ESE Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Sun Shine Shack. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also known for serving barbecue and seafood.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Rendezvous Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sun Shine Shack (264) 746-0649 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
Old Caribe Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6061 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 0.1 mi. ENE
Olde Caribe (800) 583-9247 Caribbean, Eclectic Very Casual 0.1 mi. ENE
Café Mediterraneo (264) 498-2000 Mediterranean Very Casual 0.2 mi. W
Italia (264) 498-2000 Italian Informal 0.2 mi. W
Le Bistro at Santorini (264) 498-2000 Fusion, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.2 mi. W
Tokyo Bay (264) 498-2000 Japanese Informal 0.2 mi. W
Dune Preserve (264) 497-6219 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. WSW
The Place (246) 584-6501 International Very Casual 0.5 mi. E
Cha Cha San (264) 583-1988 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.8 mi. NE
Cafe de Paris (264) 497-0069 French Very Casual 0.9 mi. W
A Burger (264) 497-3535 American Very Casual 1.0 mi. NE

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Anguilla, so if Rendezvous Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Sandy Island Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it two and a half miles to the north. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Merrywing Bay Beach may be a good choice. It is located not far off the beach at all.

You may also enjoy Sandy Point Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Anguilla has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to Rendezvous Bay could end up a family favorite.

 

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