For our Wedding Anniversary we returned to the beautiful Rendezvous Hotel, not far from Castries.
Most of the guests are British, all are couples, as that is what the hotel was created for and most are on honeymoon or celebrating some special occasion. It is set in lush grounds and most people are there to relax but you can play tennis, use the 2 pools and gym and there are countless activities every day if you feel energetic.
Our taxi driver, Linus, arranged a day pass and picked us up at 0830 for a luxurious day being totally spoilt.
Not too much has changed in the 6 years, except for a new decking area with sofas under a sun canopy. Pauline, the head of gym, is still there and I attended her aqua exercise class at midday whilst Rob sat watching, sipping a rum punch.
The red flags are still by the sun loungers on the beach and we didn’t waste much time in sticking them in the sand and sampling some delectable cocktails.
I beat Rob at table tennis, much to his annoyance and we spent an hour speeding out to sea on the hobie cats. The hotel gave us the use of a room to shower and change. The rest of the time it was just breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner, cocktails in the bar and champagne in the air-conditioned ‘Champagne Bar’, with pianist. The food is superb and there is also the ‘Trysting Place’ restaurant insidewhich you need to book but it is still included in the all inclusive package.
A soulful saxophone accompanied a gourmet dinner and a disco finished the night before Linus picked us up at 2300. Wonderful day.
Since then we have painted the entire hull, props and put more white antifouling on the stern. Rob fixed the hole in the stupid locker this morning and being ahead of schedule enables us to have an iced coffee in Cafe Ole as a reward. Our friends on ‘Nemo’ are back from a very quick trip to Martinique and are now awaiting a weather window for heading south. We hope to see them again in Bonaire next month.