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 might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Active couples and families who thrive in busy, social environments will likely enjoy the atmosphere at Rendezvous Bay.

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.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Rendezvous Bay, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Every destination has its own unique cuisine, and Anguilla is no different. One truly memorable place to enjoy delicious local specialties is right on the water. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. 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.

Bear in mind that Rendezvous Bay's location is an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Rendezvous Bay on the South West coast of Anguilla. It is near some interesting sites like Anguilla Tennis Academy, which is one of a number of attractions in the area.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

Blowing Point is the closest town and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Blowing Point isn't far off, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels that are within a short car ride, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

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

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is Sun Shine Shack. This restaurant features Caribbean food. They are also known for their barbecue and seafood.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Rendezvous Bay.

Another location you might enjoy is Sandy Island Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it two and a half miles to the north. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Merrywing Bay Beach may be a good choice. It is located just a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Sandy Point Beach, located only a short distance away.

Perhaps Rendezvous Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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