Even if you’re staying at a hotel with multiple dining options during your vacation, you’ll probably want to go out to eat at some point. For many travelers, trying food at various restaurants is an important part of their experience. They like to try different establishments to enjoy new surroundings and try a variety of different cuisines. It is also important for many people to enjoy the local dishes as it adds to the authenticity of the experience. If you visit Saint Lucia, you will find a wide variety of excellent restaurants to enjoy. To help you find some amazing dining options, here are the 10 best places to eat in St. Lucia.
10. Jade Mountain Club
Although Jade Mountain Club is a hotel, its restaurant is open to the public. The restaurant is set around an infinity pool and there is often live music from local jazz or acoustic guitar musicians. The menu consists of seasonal Caribbean dishes created by Chef Allen Susser, who won the James Beard Award. The food has a modern fusion flair that you won’t find anywhere else on the island. Before enjoying your meal, head to the rooftop lounge to work up an appetite with a pre-dinner cocktail and admire the spectacular views.
9. The charcoal pot
Sitting on the Vigue Marina waterfront is The Coal Pot, which is a family-run restaurant that was established in 1966. Its cozy dining room and cozy bar have the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a romantic meal. Chef Xavier Ribet runs this restaurant and creates an extensive menu of poultry, meat and seafood dishes with a French twist. If possible, take a seat at one of the tables by the water to enhance your dining experience. The Coal Pot is known for its generous portions and stunning shipyard views.
An excellent place to enjoy a romantic meal while visiting St. Lucia is Orlando. It is an open-air restaurant at the end of Soufriere, where you can eat in the courtyard garden. The restaurant serves small plates of Caribbean cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Many of the dishes contain seafood from the area. There is a selection of gourmet tasting menus that allow you to sample various flavors of Saint Lucia.
7. Masala Bay
Fans of Asian cuisine should enjoy at least one meal at Masala Bay, which is located at the Hotel Capella in Marigot Bay. It is a beachfront restaurant with an extensive menu of Asian fusion dishes, including Indian and Hakka delicacies. Masala Bay is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. At lunchtime, they offer a tasting menu so you can taste many different flavors. Try to get a table on the balcony so you can enjoy the views of the bay while you dine. If you are closer to Rodney Bay, an alternative place to visit is Masala Bay’s sister restaurant, Spice of India.
6. Pink Plantation House
Locally sourced ingredients are used to create Caribbean dishes that are visually appealing at Pink Plantation House. It’s a great place for vegetarians and vegans to eat as there are so many options on the menu. The restaurant’s famous rum punch and friendly customer service add to the dining experience. You will find this restaurant in an elevated position overlooking Castries Harbor.
5. The Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill
A great option for seafood enthusiasts is The Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill, which is a casual beachside option that’s open for both lunch and dinner. Some of the seafood you’ll typically see on the menu include locally caught snapper, lobster, halibut, and dorado. Seafood isn’t the only option on the menu, as this restaurant also serves burgers, steaks, plates, and ribs. Another reason to visit this restaurant is that the sunset views from the bar are spectacular.
4. Big Chef Steakhouse
Steak fans should consider dining at Big Chef Steakhouse, as this restaurant serves the best steaks on the island. It is also a great place to eat for seafood lovers, and lobster is one of their specialties. Everything is cooked to order and served to your liking. In addition to excellent food, this restaurant is known for its extensive cocktail list.
3. The cliff of Cap
For a great dining experience, Inspiring Travel Company recommends The Cliff at Cap. Perched on a private oceanfront bluff, the views of Martinique and Pigeon Island from this restaurant are spectacular. It’s an elegant …