Our History – StolenTime by Rendezvous

StolenTime by Rendezvous is the premier adults-only, all-inclusive resort in St Lucia, welcoming solo travelers, families, friends, and groups from around the globe. At StolenTime, we have always been about offering exceptional hospitality at an exclusive location. Over time, our commitment has never wavered, and we still demand the highest standards for our guests. So come and experience authentic West Indian hospitality and culture, learn the delights of local cuisine, relax and create island inspired art and sculpture all in our tropical haven of wellness and relaxation.

The Early Years

In the 1950s, Denis Barnard (Father and Grandfather to the current owners), urged on by his wife Marguerite, bought a plot of land to build a small getaway. Sitting on Vigie Beach, the new house, “Malabar”, nestled amongst the palm trees and looked gracefully down onto the Caribbean Sea.

The house he built had a sizable tiled bar that opened up onto the beach. Denis was quite a character, and his fondness for the company of others meant that he invited many of the tourists walking on the beach in for lunch or dinner, served by Lionel, his butler, who would also prepare them signature cocktails. Imagine their surprise when they asked for the bill only to be told that they were actually in someone’s private house and there was no charge!

The Beginning of Something Special

In the 1960s, driven by his passion for hospitality, Denis Barnard converted their residence at picturesque Malabar Beach into a resort destined to become a beacon of warmth, elegance and ultimately wellness in the West Indies. Over the decades, StolenTime by Rendezvous has evolved into an extraordinary place for vacationers to relax, reconnect and rediscover life’s pleasures together.

Situated on the tranquil coast and in close proximity to central locations, StolenTime is the ideal place to explore the best the island has to offer. Our charming resort by the Caribbean Sea is still owned by the Barnards and staffed by a devoted and long-standing team. There’s simply nowhere better to experience the true beauty and genuine spirit of Saint Lucia. When you stay with us, it’s like staying with family.

Our Evolution

In recent years, the resort has undergone an impressive transformation to upgrade all of our facilities. We have invested over US$15 million to ensure that StolenTime by Rendezvous is still the best all-inclusive resort in St. Lucia and one of the most intimate and authentic.

Now, you will be able to indulge yourself in our new spa treatment centre, The Spa in the Water Garden. Enjoy the fabulous and exotic food on offer in the buffet restaurant, the Thyme Restaurant, and the Malabar Beach Club and then burn off those calories in our state-of-the-art gym and fabulous array of activities and excursions.

We have always boasted that StolenTime by Rendezvous was the world’s first boutique couples resort and the finest anywhere, providing the opportunity to connect and spend quality time with each other. In 2022, our concept expanded to provide an adults-only getaway that pays special attention to your mental and emotional well-being. We pride ourselves on fulfilling every possibility, so you can fill your days in any way you choose.

Private, peaceful and unspoilt, it’s hard to imagine a more idyllic setting–or a better place to connect, experience and celebrate with loved ones, family, and friends.