Embrace the Magic: Spend Your Festive Season at StolenTime

The holiday season is a time of joy, reflection, and togetherness. And what better way to experience its magic than by escaping to a tropical paradise like Stolen Time? This stunning Caribbean destination offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and festive spirit that promises an unforgettable festive getaway. Explore the reasons why spending your holidays at Stolen Time is an excellent choice for a truly magical and rejuvenating experience.

Tropical Wonderland

Tired of snow and cold temperatures during the holidays? Stolen Time offers a refreshing change with its warm and tropical climate. Imagine celebrating under the swaying palm trees, surrounded by turquoise waters and golden beaches. Instead of bundling up in layers, you’ll be donning your swimsuit and enjoying the sun-kissed shores.

Exquisite Accommodations

StolenTime boasts a range of luxurious accommodations that cater to all preferences. Whether you’re looking for a cozy beachfront room or a private cottage, at this all-inclusive resort you’ll find the perfect option to suit your needs. Save yourself the hassle of having to find space for family and friends or buying extra pieces of furniture. These accommodations are designed to provide comfort and relaxation, ensuring a stress-free holiday experience.

Cultural Richness

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Saint Lucia during your holiday. The island’s unique blend of African, French, and English heritage is reflected in its music, cuisine, and traditions. Imagine waking up to waking up to rhythmic Caribbean-style festive melodies, attending local holiday events like the Festival of Lights to enjoying traditional Creole dishes, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a celebration unlike any other.

The Resort’s Festive Activities

StolenTime offers a plethora of festive activities for visitors of all ages. Participate in beachside bonfires, carolling, and tree-lighting ceremonies that infuse the holiday spirit into every moment of your stay. Save yourself the headache of having to research games/ activities to appear as host supreme and let us do the work.

What about those who couldn’t make it? You can also explore the local markets for crafted games, unique gifts, and delicious treats to take back home.

Adventurous Escapes

Though it’s the festive season, we can’t ignore the fact that you are on an island paradise and for those seeking adventure, StolenTime Saint Lucia doesn’t disappoint. You would be encouraged to go hiking through lush rainforests, discover hidden waterfalls, or embark on a snorkelling or diving expedition to explore the stunning marine life. The island’s natural beauty provides the perfect backdrop for exhilarating activities that will create lasting memories.

West Indian Flavours

Opting to stay at a resort offers a delightful escape from the holiday cooking hustle, allowing you to savour the festivities without the stress of preparing elaborate meals. With a resort’s culinary expertise, you can indulge in gourmet feasts and festive spreads curated by skilled chefs, ensuring that every bite is a tantalising journey of flavours. This liberating choice lets you fully immerse yourself in the holiday spirit, spending quality time with loved ones and creating unique moments, while the resort takes care of crafting delectable dishes that embody the essence of the season.

Choosing to stay at a resort offers a delightful reprieve from the time-consuming task of decorating. By immersing yourself in the resort’s festive ambience, you can fully embrace the holiday spirit without the need to set up lights, ornaments, and trees. Stolen Time’s expert decorators transform the resort into a winter wonderland, allowing you to relish in the enchanting atmosphere and cherish special moments with the people who matter most, all while leaving the intricate details of holiday adornment in capable hands. This choice grants you the luxury of indulging in the holiday magic and enjoy a stress-free vacation without the hassle of traditional decoration responsibilities.

Don’t lift a finger:

Opting for a resort getaway for season brings the added benefit of liberating you from the post-guest cleaning responsibilities. Instead of fretting over tidying up after festive gatherings, you can immerse yourself in the resort’s luxurious surroundings. The resort’s dedicated staff takes care of the meticulous cleaning, ensuring that you can relish the holiday festivities without the stress of tackling the aftermath. This affords you the freedom to bask in the joy of the season, share quality time with friends, and enjoy a truly carefree experience.


Going for a resort rather than staying at a family home offers a surprisingly cost-effective approach to the holidays. While a family home might entail hidden expenses, such as grocery shopping, decorations, and potential wear and tear, a resort provides all-inclusive packages that bundle accommodation, meals, and entertainment. With a clear upfront cost, you can budget more effectively and avoid unexpected expenditures. Moreover, the resort experience eliminates the need for expensive holiday decorations and elaborate feasts, as these are expertly provided, enabling you to revel in the festivities without the financial strain, making your holidays both memorable and economical.

Pre-Christmas Restorative Break:

December is a time for relaxation, and StolenTime offers the ideal setting to unwind. From December 11th – December 22nd pamper yourself with spa treatments, indulge in yoga sessions by the sea, or simply bask in the tranquillity of your surroundings. Led by experts, the team has created a restorative break before the festive season. During that month, you will be provided with ideas and experiences from the best health and well-being professionals that will get you ready for the season and the rest of your life! After a long year of ups and downs, this is your opportunity to recharge and start the new year with a fresh perspective.

Unforgettable Sunset Views:

As the resort seats on a pristine beachline, it is renowned for its breathtaking sunset views. As the sun dips below the horizon, the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colours. Imagine sipping on a cocktail with your loved ones, capturing the beauty of the moment as the sun bids farewell to another day in paradise.
Choosing to spend your holidays at StolenTime is an invitation to escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary. With its tropical beauty, rich culture, festive activities, and opportunities for both adventure and relaxation, this West Indian haven promises a unique and unforgettable holiday experience. So, if you’re looking to create cherished memories, bask in the warmth of the sun, and infuse your holidays with a touch of magic, StolenTime is the perfect destination for you.


Why you should spend an Autumn Holiday in Saint Lucia

Autumn is characterised by wet and windy weather but the West Indian island of St Lucia gloats tropical trimmings, with year-round daylight, sun-soaked bays and translucent, bathwater-warm beaches. There’s a bounty of things to do as the island offers many jungle-cloaked mountains, volcanic scenes and thick rainforest filled with bananas, mangoes and papayas (or paws paws, as the locals say).

As a top choice for families, honeymooners and explorers, here are a few things you shouldn’t miss.

It’s Beaches

Yes, the shorelines in St. Lucia are great! In truth, they are flawless and offer something for everybody, from the powder-soft white sand and calm Caribbean water to rough cliffs and dark volcanic sand, from calm separation to exuberant action.

Some of the most popular beaches to experience in Saint Lucia are Malabar Beach, Reduit Beach, Pigeon Island Beaches, Anse Chastanet Beach, Grand Anse Beach, La Toc Beach, Anse Cochon Beach, Marigot Bay Beaches, Anse Louvert Beach, Cariblue Beach and Cas en Bas Beach.

What about a Drive-in Volcano

Yes, driving into and even bathing in volcanic mud pools are possible. Allow us to explain 🙂. Saint Lucia offers a dormant volcano that last erupted in the 18th century. Visitors can take a tour of the crater, and bask in bubbling hot springs and clouds of steam as they make their way to mud pools. There, the dark grey mud helps detoxify the body and is said to help with sunburn, eczema and even joint pain. Plunge into the warm, mineral-rich pool and rub the mud against your skin for a baby-soft feel. But don’t wear your best bathing suit.

Visiting the Toraille Waterfalls

A popular spot to visit to wash off the mud from Sulphur Springs mentioned earlier is the Toraille Waterfall. This waterfall is one of the biggest waterfalls on the island, tumbling 8m (26ft) into a bracing plunge surrounded by jungle. In the event that you’d rather swim in a quiet pool, head on over to Piton Falls instead. A tranquil pool buried profoundly within the rainforest but still filled by a cooling waterfall. Bring water shoes if you’ve got them as the pool is a bit slippery as you get nearer to the waterfall.

Whether you just want to enjoy the spectacular scenery or just soak in the refreshing water, that’s fine. Here are some of the top waterfalls to visit in Saint Lucia.

● Toraille Waterfall
● Sault/ Errard/ Dennery Waterfall
● Diamond Waterfall
● Superman Waterfall
● Piton Waterfall

Hiking the Pitons

With your research and many pictures, you can tell that this beautiful island terrain is quite mountainous.
So why not hike it?

The unique Pitons are Saint Lucia’s most celebrated points of interest and a UNESCO-listed location. The two volcanic mountains rise steeply from the island’s south-western coast and are a magnet for bold explorers searching for a challenge and fantastic ocean views. Head out early so you’re back before late and consider employing a specialist once you go. In the event that that sounds a bit like an intense workout for a holiday, book a catamaran voyage to see this beautiful terrain from the water instead.

Splurging in the Castries Market

Discover everything from snacks to trinkets at the expansive, open-air market within the island’s capital. Slow down at stalls heaped with sweet-smelling organic products and vegetables whilst others are stocked with neckbands, locally made straw bags, bottles of extraordinary essence, gifts and the unique banana ketchup. Sip from a hand-picked coconut as you dance to the sounds of reggae within the setting and be sure to pick up some organic cocoa sticks to grind into bubbling water to try the island’s special cocoa tea – a healthy, chocolatey treat.

A Glimpse of History at Pigeon Island

Find out about St Lucia’s exhilarating past at Pigeon Island, joined to the main island by a causeway close to Gros Islet. The tropical islet was once the home of the Amerindians – the primary pilgrims of the island – which was afterwards invaded by pirates for some time and then safely transitioned into a military base amid the wars between the French and British. Guests can still spot the ruins of military buildings and climb Fort Rodney for a fabulous view of St Lucia and Martinique on a clear day.

At a minimum, we recommend spending the entire day at Pigeon Island National Landmark, a world Hertiage site renowned by UNESCO that offers you the opportunity to hike, experience a beautiful beach, and attend prominent events. There is also the option to have lunch at Jambe De Bois.

Whale and Dolphin watching on Cruises

We encourage you to leave the sun lounger behind and get out on the water, especially on the off chance that you’re going by St. Lucia between September to October. Those months are the most excellent for spotting whales as they move to the island’s warm waters to mate. Vessel trips ordinarily take off from Castries and, in the event that you’re truly fortunate, you could spot the magnificent spinner and bottlenose dolphins shooting through the tropical waters.

The marine expert/captain would often advise you of the behaviours and propensities of the water’s warm-blooded animals whilst you cruise. Keep your eyes peeled for other natural life species and if you decide to try it out, It’s always encouraged to book an early trip as it gives a better chance of spotting more exotic wildlife.

Jounen Kwéyol/ Creole Day

Saint Lucia is an island without a doubt endowed with exceptional beauty and a distinctive history. The mixed culture of the island, as well as the French/African dialect known as Kwéyol, are both celebrated in October. Jounen Kwéyol is a time when everyone in Saint Lucia embraces the island’s culture and takes some time to consider how important it is to preserve its history. With lots of music, dancing, drinking and food, the season offers a unique festive atmosphere.

Friday Night Street Parties

You will realise that islanders love to party and no visitor to St. Lucia ought to miss its weekly “jump-ups” – late-night road/ street parties where the music is boisterous, the drinks are ice cold, the fresh seafood and fiery chicken are served straight from the barbeque. On Friday evenings, head to the buzzing town of Gros Islet or Anse La Raye and on Saturday the party moves to the beach in Dennery where the streets are stacked with seafood[- and cocktails filled with the finest rums.

Lastly, Accommodation.

Situated on the crystal Malabar Beach, StolenTime by Rendezvous is the ultimate escape from the everyday. A wellness resort that provides everything in the world you may need from your trip and all the time to appreciate it. Additionally, for all the attractions mentioned, the resorts offer specialists who can accompany you there or at the least direct you to another certified professional.


Global Wellness Day at StolenTime

To inspire others, especially the younger generation. Every year, Global Wellness Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of June to promote healthier choices that will positively impact persons not only for the day but the rest of their lives.

“How can I live healthier and improve my life?” is the main question for the day as persons are tasked to take time to reflect and contribute in different ways.

Ultimately, the expectant end result is for persons to :

● Understand the importance of their life
● Focus on what’s important and truly priceless
● Get rid of stress caused by negative habits
● Self acceptance
● To inspire and educate others about living healthily, not just on this day, but all 365 days of the year.

In full support of this day, StolenTime by Rendezvous will be presenting a unique offering to guests for this occasion. Let’s take a look at the breakdown

Sunrise Meditation at 7:00 am
Meditation is a mind-body practice that focuses attention on one’s breath, mind, and spirit in the present to increase awareness, promote well-being, and reduce stress and anxiety. It comes in many forms and can be practised almost anywhere, especially on a beautiful beachfront.
Thanks to its many psychological and physical benefits, guests can expect an overall improvement in their quality of life.

Lower Stress Levels
Mindfulness-based practices, such as meditation, are beneficial for the development of brain health in particular with regard to stress. When faced with difficult or stressful moments, our bodies produce cortisol. Cortisol is the steroid hormone that regulates stress and responds to natural fight or flight responses, among other functions.

Anxiety Management
Meditation helps counteract the effects of anxiety (often referred to as overwhelming feelings of fear, worry, and tension) by controlling thoughts, regulating breathing, and calming the nervous system.

Regulates Mood
After learning the basics from this class and practising over time, meditation can change a person’s emotional response to situations. Elements of meditation, such as mindfulness and breath control in general, help reduce impulsive reactions. This means that people who meditate regularly may gain the ability to better regulate their moods, rather than reacting out of heightened emotions such as anger or panic.

Bicycle tour to Point Seraphine at 7:15 a.m.
Cycling is a low-impact aerobic exercise with many benefits. It also varies in intensity, making it suitable for all levels. Cycling can be used as a means of transportation or as a recreational activity but at this wellness resort, it is a bit of both!

How about a little shop and ride tour? Set out through Pointe Seraphine and bargain for a few souvenirs with the local vendors.

Walk through the Castries Market at 8:15 a.m.
The Castries Market has been the capital city’s local fresh food and flea market for the last century. Open every day except for Sunday, locals gather to sell homegrown produce and spices as well as St. Lucia-stamped souvenirs for everyone!

BodyStretch at 9:15 a.m.
The benefits of stretching are huge. Our bodies are made up of muscles and ligaments that are designed to be moved
daily, but overuse will cause injuries and no movement or very little could mean stiff joints, less flexibility or bad posture.

By now, you would’ve realised BodyStretch class at StolenTime is not one to miss out on as the day would be
followed by more energising activities. After BodyStrecth, guests can expect:

Calm Mind
Stretching regularly will not only increase your flexibility, but it will also calm your mind. As you stretch, focus on mindfulness and meditation practices that give your mind a mental break.

Helps to heal and prevent back pain
Range of motion may be restricted when muscles are tense. When this happens, the back muscles are likely to be overloaded. Stretching lengthens muscles to help heal existing back injuries.

Is Great for Stress Relief
Again, when stressed, our muscles may become tight. That’s because muscles tend to stiffen in response to physical and mental stress but stretching places focus on areas of our body i.e. Neck, shoulders and upper back to release tension.

Pilates Foundation at 10:00 a.m.
Pilates Foundation (or Pilates Method) is a set of exercises inspired by callisthenics, yoga and ballet. Pilates also focuses on the core muscles, promoting a balance of flexibility and strength in all of the body’s major muscle groups. Improves posture, flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness.
Even though the main focus of Pilates is on developing your core strength, it can also help you train your entire body. This ensures that certain muscles are not over- o underdeveloped and you can get the perfect lean physique you’re looking for.Did you know that 10 minutes of Pilates can significantly strengthen your muscles and improve your flexibility?

Authentic Cooking Class (Healthy menu) at 11:00 a.m.
Food and nutrition can be a different journey for each of our guests. At StolenTime, the team promotes mindfulness, sensible eating, and indulgence in moderation. To meet each guest on their personalised path to well-being and rejuvenation, the wellness resort provides opportunities to learn healthy eating habits and weight management.
With that, a healthy cooking class is certainly not one to miss out on as the resort’s highly sort after chefs create a sustainable meal that is equally healthy, nutritious, and organically grown—completely natural and filled with all the nutrients to fuel the body, mind, and soul.

Ultimate Circuit at 11:45 a.m.
Circuit training is a type of training that alternates between multiple exercises that target different muscle groups with minimal rest in between. Perfect for those looking for a quick and effective full-body workout.A circuit typically consists of 8-10 exercises, but this depends on the course goals. After completing all exercises, guests get to rest for 1-2 minutes and repeat the exercises. Most rounds are completed in 1-3 attempts.

Sip and Paint to wrap up your day
Paint and sip classes have become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. These classes offer a unique and enjoyable way to relax, socialise, and unleash your creative side.With such a power-packed day, there is no second-guessing a stay at StolenTime by Rendezvous for Global Wellness Day!


2023 Saint Lucia National Carnival Queen Show

The National Carnival Queen Pageant is one of the most anticipated events on the Saint Lucia Carnival Calendar. Traditionally 8 intelligent, beautiful, and talented young women compete for the title of National Carnival Queen.

For those who are yet to attend a Carnival Queen Show, it can be likened to a small-scale Miss America Pageant with a twist.

This year, the Carnival Planning and Management Committee (CPMC), in collaboration with the National Carnival Queen Pageant Committee, announced that for the first time, as opposed to eight, ten contestants will be competing in the pageant. The phenomenal young women will vie for the title of carnival queen by manoeuvring their way through various rounds including talent competitions, costume competitions, evening wear and more. The winner of the competition becomes an ambassador for the island and a representative at regional pageants. They also use the opportunity to shed light on a cause of their choice and have a range of prizes, including scholarships to study abroad.

The Saint Lucian National Carnival Queen Show has proven to be different and in fact, a beneficial endeavour for all contestants and here is why!

It Nurtures Confidence in Women

On many occasions, the ladies would be placed on a platform that requires them to demonstrate a high level of public speaking capabilities. Contestants are to deliver speeches, answer questions, and express their opinions in front of an audience. This helps improve public speaking skills, which can boost confidence not only on stage but also in various other areas of life such as academics, career, and social interactions.

The show also provides a supportive community where contestants can connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and receive encouragement. This sense of community and camaraderie helps boost confidence by creating a positive environment that fosters self-esteem, self-belief, and mutual support.

Provides professional development, and helps enhance their social advancement and economic growth.

The Saint Lucian National Queen Pageant provides a platform for achieving advancement. It is a good entry point into various arenas – glamorous as well as non-glamorous. Just participating in the pageant (even if you are not a winner) helps contestants stand out among lakhs of aspirants trying to enter these fields — movies, singing, tv hosting, news anchors, public relations, or politics, among many others. All past and present can contest that anyone who goes through this pageant will forever carry a presence that stands out from others.

Allows young ladies to explore hidden talents.

This pageant would require contestants to engage in self-improvement activities such as fitness training, talent development, and community service. These experiences help contestants develop new skills, gain knowledge, and expand their horizons, which can contribute to personal growth and increased confidence.

Provides opportunities to further their educational goals.

In general, pageantry continues to grow, becoming more beneficial to those who participate. Whether it’s large franchises like Miss USA or smaller local community shows, contestants gain much when competing, particularly, in their educational levels. Increasingly, many organisations offer these ambitious females scholarships so that they can continue their education and quickly start off high-end career paths. Statistics have shown that most successful pageantry contestants grow into successful and impactful leaders in their societies and around the world.

Presents a cash prize that can assist them in their personal goals.

This point speaks for itself, who wouldn’t want to make an extra 20,000 dollars in a day? Apart from the plethora of benefits, both tangible and non-tangible, the committee will be presenting to the winner a lumpsum for her hard work.

An opportunity to impact their own communities.

Additionally, it provides young ladies with an unobjective platform and seeks to find diamonds in the rough. Over the years, The pageant has seen skilled, talented and intelligent young ladies stemming from unpopular & unfavourable communities.

With that, these ladies automatically place a spotlight on their communities, inspire others to believe that their background should not dictate or limit them to who they can become and even influence investors’ efforts in their towns.

With so many benefits, it’s no surprise that many young ladies would audition including our own 23-year-old, Leana Lewis. Hailing from the tropically lush village of Dennery, Leanna was successfully chosen to be a contestant in the 2023 Saint Lucia National Carnival Queen Show.

She is employed at StolenTime by Rendezvous Saint Lucia as a fitness and activities coordinator. Her role mainly requires her to create programmes of leisure and fitness activities along with social events for guests.

Leanna shared that she is not a novice to pageantry as she has taken part in local ones such as “ Miss Mabouya Valley” where she walked out with The People’s Choice Award, Best Introduction, Best Evening Wear and Miss Photogenic. With her recent spike in popularity, opportunities have been presented to her but she remains passionate about sports, music, poetry and spoken word performing arts hence she prefers to remain committed to the StolenTime’s Activities team. Want to find out more about Leanna, check out her IG page @ _leewrld

By now, you would’ve concluded that you would like to be on island to attend this highly esteemed pageant and what better place to stay than at StolenTime by Rendezvous?

Overlooking the calming Caribbean Sea, StolenTime by Rendezvous is the ultimate escape from the everyday. It is a wellness resort that offers everything in the world you could want from a holiday.

Call it your own island oasis, StolenTime sits on a stunning beach where you will find secluded seaside cabanas stretched out along the sand. With a two-mile stretch of soft sand, you never feel crowded on Malabar Beach. Boardwalks meander through scattered cool sunbeds at which your tropical cocktail can be served in a blink of an eye 😉


StolenTime adds more value by offering Paint Classes to Guests

StolenTime by Rendezvous is now offering its guests the opportunity to experience paint classes in its beautiful gardens. Led by an experienced artist, this unique and tranquil painting class promises to give you a chance to express your creativity and explore the wonders of the island in a unique and unforgettable way.

Guests will be given the opportunity to sharpen their art skills or even discover hidden talents with every session. No longer confined to accomplished artists or retirees, more and more persons are encouraged to take the plunge and discover the joys of drawing and painting. With numerous benefits like stress relief to improved creativity, we believe that joining our art class is an experience no guest should miss out on.

In line with the St. Lucian wellness resort vision, the art class is one of the best excuses to switch off from the world for an hour or two. Not looking at your phone or answering an email immediately is good for you. It’s proven that physical and mental health is improved when people draw for set periods of time. In a similar way to meditation, blood pressure drops, tension fades away – and it’s fun!

Increased Creativity
Another benefit is that it compels you to unlock your creativity whilst improving your mental health. Our art class doesn’t require very much equipment. All you need is paint, a paintbrush, and a blank canvas. Also, we’re not telling you exactly what to do. We allow you to be free and let the sessions boost your imagination which inadvertently develops greater problem-solving and fine motor skills. We believe that this simplicity
makes the art class a good – no, a brilliant – option.

Stress Release
We understand that it’s not easy living an active, fulfilling, and healthy life but it remains essential to take the time to do things for yourself. Recent research has demonstrated that 45 minutes of creative pursuits dramatically reduces the stress on your body, regardless of age or experience. Our art classes allow adults to explore ideas and release weighed thoughts thus leading them to feel joyous, human and balanced again.

As well as learning a lot from how other people should use the pencil or paintbrush, joining our art class is a great way to meet new people with shared interests. Making the time to socialise and make new friends doing an activity you love can have countless benefits for your long-term mental health and happiness, giving you the much-needed emotional lift you need.

At this point, we can agree that art class at StolenTime St.Lucia is an exciting experience, so whether you’re new to art or advanced in your skills and seeking a creative challenge, art classes at StolenTime are a fun way to express your creativity, improve your technique, and meet other art enthusiasts! Ensure this is on your list as we introduce you to the fundamentals of drawing and the basic colour and composition of acrylic painting. Practice various approaches to drawings or painting from observation. Our lead artist offers a variety of drawings, paintings and many more techniques for everyone.


Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival 2023

Saint Lucians are rightly excited by the return after three years of its annual Jazz and Arts Festival. In previous years many global music icons have graced the Pigeon Island stage.

Performers have included George Benson, Mary J. Blige, Boyz II Men, Ciara, En Vogue, Herbie Hancock, and Lauryn Hill, India. Arie, The Isley Brothers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, John Legend, Mario, Branford Marsalis, Ne-Yo, Ocacia, Courtney Pine, Rihanna, Smokey Robinson, Santana, Trey Songz, Angie Stone, UB40, Luther Vandross, Amy Winehouse, American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. The event is ranked second in the Caribbean after the Trinidad Carnival.

This Year

For 2023, the lineup will be headed by global star “Sting,” performing with Jamaican reggae and rap sensation Shaggy.

Renowned as the biggest and best music event in the Caribbean for three decades, the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival returns from May 5-14, 2023, after a three-year hiatus. The 2023 Festival will include headline performances from Sting featuring Shaggy and many globally-recognized performers. Tickets go on sale February 15, 2023, at

Spanning classic jazz to world beats, the 2023 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival will again attract visitors worldwide as the lineup includes international, local, and Caribbean music. Genres include Afro beats, jazz, Gospel, Soca, reggae, Zouk, pop, and an array of cultural beats and exciting rhythms. The iconic and historic Pigeon Island National Park is the waterside backdrop for open-air performances.

The Lineup

As of January 25th, 2023, the musical lineup is as follows, with more details to come:

  • Friday, May 5 – Kick-Off: Caribbean genres with some of the biggest names from the region headlined by reggae superstar Shenseea and Kes the Band.
  • May 6-9 – Entertainment & Community Jazz: Explore authentic Saint Lucian culture and people through an eclectic mix of local events.
  • Wednesday, May 10 – Kingdom Gospel Night: A riveting, inspiring showcase of praise and worship with some of the best names in Gospel Music, to be announced later.
  • Thursday, May 11 – Pure Jazz: Grammy winner, pianist, and composer Gustavo Casenave and a special tribute to Saint Lucia’s Luther François, the godfather of Saint Lucia jazz.
  • Friday, May 12 – Caribbean Fusion: Featuring Buju Banton, Bunji Garlin, and Fay Ann Lyons.
  • Saturday, May 13 – World Beats: Journey the globe with the best Afro beats with Rema, Ayra Starr, CKay, and Kizz Daniel.
  • Sunday, May 14 – The Ultimate Celebration and Culmination on Mother’s Day: The most distinctive and influential musician of the century, 17-time Grammy Award winner Sting, will headline the evening with Shaggy.

About Sting

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born October 2, 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the frontman, songwriter, and bassist for the new wave rock band “The Police” from 1977 until their breakup in 1986. He launched a solo career in 1985 and has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age, and worldbeat in his music.

As a solo musician and a member of The Police, Sting has received 17 Grammy Awards: he won Song of the Year for “Every Breath You Take,” three Brit Awards, including Best British Male Artist in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and four nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2019, he received a BMI Award for “Every Breath You Take,” becoming the most-played song in radio history.

In 2002, Sting received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors and was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Police in 2003. In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording.

In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for music services.

He was made a Kennedy Center Honoree at the White House in 2014 and was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2017.

With The Police, Sting became one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Solo and with the Police combined, he has sold over 100 million records.

He introduced the North African music genre raï to Western audiences through the hit song “Desert Rose” with Cheb Mami. In 2018, he released the album 44/876, a collaboration with Jamaican musician Shaggy, which won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2019.

Saint Lucia Arts

Saint Lucia celebrates its arts scene at the Festival. Beginning May 5, community-based events will be across the island, emphasizing the jazz and arts scenes throughout key communities.

The Arts component of the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival will be held under the theme “Art and the City” from May 7-11. The Arts will include visual art, literary art, theatre, fashion, an Icon Series, craft and souvenir markets, and various events at Derek Walcott Square, William Peter Boulevard, Constitution Park, Pointe Seraphine, and Serenity Park.

From music and the visual arts to the theater, the creativity and vibrancy of Saint Lucia will delight visitors.


Four Activities for your 2023 StolenTime Vacation

We are confident that you have outlined your bucket list for 2023, but we would like to add a few more things. Here are a few things you should try to cross off your list if you ever visit this patch of Caribbean paradise, according to leaders of StolenTime Activities.

Many have heard of the renowned Pitons in St.Lucia and there is no denying its beauty, if scaling Gros Piton seems a bit intimidating, the team advises giving the Piton nature trail a shot. The beginning of this trail is situated halfway up Gros Piton, halfway between the two peaks. Since the team drives you there, you almost always get the same breathtaking view without having to climb. The walk is led by friendly, knowledgeable locals who will share with you some of their knowledge of horticulture, history, and culture as you go. You can see the Piton Mineral Falls after the walk, where warm water plunges 30 feet into a pool below. An authentic St. Lucian experience.

If the trail doesn’t entice you and you opt for something less demanding, the team suggests that you sign up for our Farm to Table experience. The name says it all; our in-house chefs will accompany you to a nearby farm or market where you can meet the farmer, view the produce, and choose and purchase fresh organic foods. Upon return, you will receive cooking instructions from our in-house chef on how to prepare a delectable meal. The best place to enjoy your creation is to sit outside by candlelight.

Considering that you desire to visit the West Indies, means you love being around nature and St.Lucia is just that. Known for picturesque views and warm farmlands, our activities team advises everyone to get a taste of the island (literally). St. Lucia was known to be a major Cocoa producer and some of the finest chocolatiers in the world still get their supplies here. For chocoholics, we offer many bean to bar experiences. With options of learning, walking through the fields to pick the best Cocoa pods, and culminating home with the chocolate bar you made.

“Time flies when you’re drinking rum” as a famous writer once quipped, and this is unquestionably true. At this all-inclusive luxury resort, we allow for both healthy and sinful indulgences, including rum. Rum is a key component of West Indian culture and is made from sugar cane plantations on Caribbean islands. Every island has its own name. Bounty Rum and its offshoots Chairman’s Reserve, Admiral Rodney, and The Forgotten Casks are the most popular rums in Saint Lucia and can all be sampled in our rum tour.

This adventure has the endorsement of our Activities Team because it includes a fun factory tour of the Saint Lucia Distillery in the Roseau valley. There is a surprise component to this experience, by the way. You drive to the distillery and then take a big catamaran back to Castries to get there.

The team has provided a bonus for you. The final recommendation is to go to “En Bas Saut,” which translates to “under the waterfall,” so be prepared for some spectacular scenery on the way. You can enter the Edmund RainForest and the island’s interior by using this well-traveled hiking trail. You will reach the waterfall after a 40–50 minute hike; keep an eye out for the Saint Lucian Parrot, which is quite uncommon. If you leave without going for a swim, you will always regret it.


What makes Christmas at StolenTime by Rendezvous unique

Christmas has always been a season to spend at home with your family, friends or loved ones, however, with its expectations of cooking, buying gifts and house cleaning, it can become tiring. Here are some reasons why one should look to travel to the West Indies to spend this festive season at StolenTime by Rendezvous.

The adults-only, all-inclusive resort focuses on relaxation and personal- wellbeing and goes all out to ensure that guests are physically and mentally relaxed. One of the ways to lighten your spirit is through interaction and at StolenTime the party always starts the day before Christmas. Guests are invited to celebrate in a St. Lucian-style tree decorating session then promising to save you the stress of preparing Christmas menus and meals, our chefs would also bring a head start to things at our Christmas Eve Gala Buffet Dinner.

Not straying away from the fact that you are in one of the best West Indian islands that is rich in culture, going from house to house to celebrate with neighbours and friends living nearby is a must! The camaraderie, the wholesome family feeling and joy in your heart is guaranteed to be felt as you spend time with the young and old. Shortly after, expect a special visitor from the north pole and a Colour Me Red beach party that will make your Christmas Day unique.

By now, you would’ve gotten a taste of what it means to “party like the locals”. If you are up for it, an invitation is extended to join yet another unique and authentic experience – Cast Your Net. We introduce you to Island-style fishing on the beachfront where you will find some of the most exotic species. The next day expect us to showcase a bit more of our heritage at the Creole Lawn Party, followed by a Sunset Cruise which will allow you to bask in views that are unrivalled.
With only a few days until Christmas, on Friday, December 23rd our Food and Rum Festival will take you on a gastronomic culinary journey. We are transforming our driveway to replicate the popular, Gros Islet Street Party, held every Friday night. Indulge in delectable, local food and rum, be amazed by live cooking demonstrations and dance to the latest hits from our local artists.
As we prepare for the season’s climax on December 30th, we celebrate all of the amazing moments of 2022 with a carnival-themed cruise.
Upon return, we advise that you relax as we switch things up the following day with a Glitz and Glam dinner and count down to the new year. Go into the New year in St. Lucia with a live band and a spectacular display of fireworks at midnight.


It’s our 50th Anniversary 16th July

The site of the original family home was once a vast coconut estate where in the 1950s, St Lucian planter, Dennis Barnard built his house on the Malabar Beach. Shortly thereafter, the family decided to extend the property. With 20 bedrooms, The Malabar Beach Hotel that catered to the needs of commercial transient traveller was opened.

In August 1982, Craig Barnard took out a franchise and began operating their hotel as “Couples” – the first all – inclusive resort for the holiday – maker on the island. The franchise, originally taken out for ten years, finally expired in April 1993 and “Rendezvous” – the most intimate, romantic all-inclusive resort for couples only in the Cariibbean was born.

50 Years of Commitment

Since Malabar Beach Hotel opened its doors in 1966, the aim was to provide a truly personalised, intimate and romantic holiday. That vision has never changed. Today, Rendezvous is still an escape for couples from the stresses and strains of everyday life. What better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than with our wonderful guests. On the 16th of July, 2016, join us in celebrating 50 years of continuous service to you!


Our Golden Anniversary

On July 16, 2016 Rendezvous celebrated its 50th Anniversary. With warm wind, white sand and special edition champagne flowing, it was an evening to remember. Guests from the hotel as well as the local business and government community were greeted by the Rendezvous’ senior management team and escorted to Malabar Beach where a bonfire was lit, food was served and drinks were poured.

Speeches were made by General Manager Yhasmine Remy-Hylton, Managing Director Andrew Barnard and Minister of Tourism Dominic Fedee before the onset of a spectacular fireworks show. Celebrations ensued with live music and a performance by a fire breather to cap the evening.

We would like to thank all those who came out to celebrate our Golden Anniversary as well as those who have supported Rendezvous over the years.