Sometimes the dining on vacation can be the most memorable aspect, even when held up to the other wonders of the Caribbean. There’s something about the sensual experience of good food, that we’re sure we don’t have to explain to you. So when you’re choosing your destination and the restaurants matter – choose from these, our top choices for best dining resorts in the Caribbean.
Turks and Caicos
On the private island super-luxury resort of Parrot Cay, the alfresco poolside restaurant called Lotus is nothing short of pure bliss. Enjoy fresh and healthy sophisticated cuisine in a non-pretentious atmosphere. It’s fine dining done laid back and in such cool style, helping to ensure it’s title as one of the greatest in the Caribbean. The ingredients are maximum vibrancy and creativity, facilitating taste sensations from the best of the globe – all with that Caribbean flare. You’ll be nourished in mind body and soul here, which will contribute to a perfect vacation.
The Beach House Restaurant is out of this world good, where extreme innovativeness and passion merge to create a unique dining experience you’re sure to adore. The chef is obsessed with flavour and it shows in his dishes, where it’s not just a dining room, it’s a culinary adventure: something called the Laboratory Table is where guests embark on a themed taste journey based on, say, a certain country or spice, then travel through sensory dimensions together. Join the Beach House Movement.
Get down at the Firefly Restaurant and Bar for some primo poolside patio entertainment and excellent eats. Theres a delicious buffet that sometimes includes a full pig roast with all the trimmings so you can dig in and gorge on the good stuff. Theme nights make for a unique experience each night of the week of your vacation, including Chinese Feast Night; Latin Night; and traditional Anguillian feasts set to the local Mayoumba Folkloric Theatre choir group recounting the history of the island through song and comedy. There’s always a fun time going on at Anacaona.
This resort is an absolute dream and the dining is a big part of that, with not one but four of the greatest restaurants around. You’ve got Pimms for Euro-Carib specilaities with a massive wine room; Spice for lounging and vibing with impressive light fare; Blue Beachfront Bistro for some of the best breakfasts and lunch you’ll ever eat in your life; and Maundays for classy lounge scene with cigars and scotch. All this plus a wonderful complimentary continental breakfast and the trademark Juluca allure.
US Virgin Islands
Rosewood Caneel Bay
Yet another amazing dining experience is to be found here with another four excellent choices to eat at and make your way between, with all-inclusive dining options available. The Beach Terrace is the place for buffet style eats; Zozo’s Ristorante is some of the most romantic Italian dining in the Caribbean, perched in the open-air ruins of an 18th-century sugar mill on high; Turtle Bay Estate House is another romantic spot (heck, the whole resort is) with an innovative spin on the American steakhouse; and the Caneel Beach Bar & Grill is the place to find the only TVs on the island and eat some quality sushi or burgers.
Here in the jungle, the food is as fresh and vibrant as its environment. Growing from its very own mountain garden, the organic cuisine at Kanopi House is a fantastic take on traditional Jamaican fare. Enjoy your phenomenal meals in the Great House or on the pink limestone terrace beneath the sprawling rainforest canopy. Or head out on a picnic across the lagoon to the bliss of Monkey Island. And if you’re looking for a night out of the forest, the nearby town of Port Antonio offers a wide range of premium dining options.
This resort is one of the most gorgeous in the Caribbean and its award-winning restaurant Dasheene is tops too. The majority of the ingredients are locally sourced and harvested and the menu is as innovative as it is eclectic. There are many perfectly dreamy spots around the resort to take a private dinner for you and your love, and really make the experience next level.