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Caribbean Beaches Guide – Rendezvous Bay, Antigua

by Angela Braun, GoGirlfriend correspondent

Beach 411 ~ Rendezvous Bay

  • Beach type: Secluded – honeymoon.
  • Beach geography: Excite yourself with this half-kilometer of white, windswept sand caressed by indigo waters.
  • Ease of access: Ditch the car keys, lace up your runners and prepare for a hike on foot to Rendezvous Bay. Begin your adventure from the Fig Tree Hill, Carlisle Bay or the English Harbor area. Make note that travel times will change depending on which starting point you choose; either way, you will be faced with a walk of approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Boat access is possible but heavy swells can make this difficult or altogether impossible.
  • Extra costs: No extra costs.
  • Beach amenities: Due to the naturalness of Rendezvous Bay, there are no beach amenities. Make sure to bring what you need before making your way to the bay.
  • Special note: Rugged, underdeveloped and unspoiled. Rendezvous Bay is a nature lover’s paradise where the only signs of human life are your footprints in the sand.
  • Geo-locator: Where is Rendezvous Bay Beach?

Rendezvous Beach ~ courtesy of antiguanice.comA short hike to seclusion

Look no further than Rendezvous Bay if serious amounts of privacy are in your sights. Once you challenge yourself with the hike to the beach, you can cool down in the water and call the beach your own for the entire day. Due to the fact that this bay has managed to escape all forms of urbanization and consumerism, it’s utterly breathtaking. If you’re key intention is to get away from it all – whether traffic or the regular hustle and bustle of the city life, you’ll find that this bay suits all those wishing to escape, rest and refuel.

Local activities in Rendezvous Bay

Become one with nature as you soak up the sun on your adventure to Rendezvous Bay. Relish in solitude and the company of your friend or lover as you make this beach home during your stay on Antigua. Throw down your towel – then enjoy all the sun, swim, relax and enjoy the solitude that Rendezvous Bay has to offer you.

Area attractions & nightlife

take in the spring Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta To continue with the theme of underdevelopment, attractions and nightlife are sadly non-existent. Not to worry though – The English Harbor, just a short twenty minute drive will offer you everything from drinks, to dancing, live music and entertainment. Hit up the Mad Mongoose, Shirley Heights Lookout, Galley Bar, Cloggy’s at Antigua Yacht Club or Abracadabra to become one with the setting sun and nightlife in Antigua. For daily fun, rent a car and travel around the island.

Area events

  • Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (April): Continually growing in popularity, this event features runs for both classic and cruising classes as well as for ketches, sloops, schooners and yawls. Plan your vacation to Rendezvous Bay for the month of April, travel over to English Harbor and become witness to races involving an abundance of yachts during the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.


coming soon the luxury Papaya Hotel and Spa Since Rendezvous Bay has yet to be touched by all forms of urbanization, there are no accommodations in the area. However, plans for a resort and spa have been put in place for completion expected in the year 2016. The Papaya Hotel and Spa promises to provide you with access to the organic farm, tropical forest hiking trails, sports facilities, and the nature park behind the renowned Rendezvous Beach. With hotel operation placed into the hands of world-class boutique hotel operator Angelo Zaragovia, your stay at Papaya Hotel and Spa in the near future is sure to be one of luxury and leisure.

For where to stay in Antigua otherwise, check out other options on Booking.com.

Weather in Antigua

sun, sand and relaxation ...With an average temperature of 82°F, June is the hottest month in Antigua. The coldest month in Antigua, with an average temperature of 76°F, is January. You’ll want to avoid travelling to Antigua during the month of October if you don’t like the rain because it’s the wettest month with an average of 110mm of rain. Plan your vacation in September and you’ll enjoy the best temperatures for swimming in the sea; when the average water temperature is 84°F.

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