Rendezvous Bay can be found in the south-west of the US Virgin Island of St John. The area is only a few miles from Cruz Bay, which is the largest settlement on the island. St John has been given the moniker ‘the Beverley Hills of the Caribbean’ and this is primarily down to the fact that many affluent tourists here from the US. If you fancy enjoying your next holidays in Rendezvous Bay, you will have a good range of facilities to keep you entirely happy, however, importantly, you will be on a less-developed island in the Caribbean that really is little taste of paradise.
There is never any excuse for you to feel bored during your holidays in Rendezvous Bay. St John island has a great tourist infrastructure, even if it is a little more understated than neighbouring islands in the region. The southern coast of St John, where Rendezvous Bay is actually located, is known to be more remote than the north. Nevertheless, there are some quiet coastal walks to enjoy here and the beaches are perfect if you like to be undisturbed while sunbathing. Much of the inland part of the island is dedicated to the Virgin Islands National Park and this undeveloped countryside is great for nature walks, horse riding and ornithology.
Your first port o’ call (literally, because it is the main port on the island!) should be Cruz Bay which is the largest town on St John. This is where you will find all of the main tourist facilities you expect from a Caribbean destination, such as shops, bars, restaurants and cafés. If you fancy doing a little island-hopping, ferries leave regularly from the port for the neighbouring island of St Thomas. If you are keen to discover the best beach on the whole island, and indeed one of the top 10 ranking beaches in the whole world, head to the north coast for the gorgeous beach at Trunk Bay.
The icing on the cake for your holidays in Rendezvous Bay will be the fantastic sub-tropical climate that can be expected in this part of the world. This will mean that temperatures are warm all year round, regularly hitting the high-twenties or even low-thirties degrees Celsius. Even during the night, the minima will still be a very warm 23 degrees. Rainfall is at its heaviest during the months between August and November.
The nearest airport for your holidays in Rendezvous Bay will be situated on the island of St Thomas. There is an hourly ferry service from Cruz Bay. Cyril E. King Airport (STT) has a number of services to the US and it is probably best to fly from Miami, after reaching the city from the UK. You can fly with American Airlines to The Virgin Islands from Miami. Airlines such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both operate out of London Heathrow (LHR) to Miami.