Best Caribbean Restaurants to Discover

The range of islands on offer in the Caribbean could keep travellers happy and entertained for months on end. From beach paradises that are perfect for doing nothing more than laying on with a cocktail in hand, to windswept vistas that are perfect for water-sports, the Caribbean has something to offer for everyone.

With such variety on hand, where to dine can be difficult to decide, so here we round up some of the best and brightest of the Caribbean Islands’ foodie offerings, to help with those all-important gourmet decisions.

 

Dune, The Bahamas

Few restaurants offer diners a prettier view than Dune, perched at the edge of a gently curving, white sandy beach with the ocean sparkling in the sunlight. Even the delights of the scenery are forgotten though, once the food has been tasted.

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Blending French and Asian flavours and techniques, Dune offers a distinctly different dining experience, accompanied by an extensive wine menu. Be sure to leave room for at least one of the fabulous desserts on offer.

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Yantar, Puerto Rico

With some of the most modern and inspired cuisine in the Caribbean, Yantar in San Juan is contemporary Caribbean dining at its best. The setting is elegant and intimate, with stunning waterfront views, while each plate is carefully constructed and balanced to maximize local flavours. As with many Caribbean restaurants, the seafood is very much the speciality, but be sure to try at least one of the range of creative cocktails before or after dinner as well.

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Restaurant Le Gaiac, St Barth

When it comes to fine dining, few Caribbean restaurants do it better than Restaurant Le Gaiac on St Barthelemy. Culinary artistry is the key behind the concept here, with dishes that will delight the senses, while being seated overlooking the infinity pool that seems to drop away to the ocean’s edge also adds to the experience.

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Sunday brunch and Tuesday’s fish and seafood-themed experience dinner come particularly recommended.

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Parallel23, Turks and Caicos

Diners at Parallel23 are hard-pushed to choose between being seated on the fabulous al fresco terrace or indoors with a view of the high-tech display kitchen. Whichever they opt for, they are in for a treat. Turning traditional Caribbean flavours into contemporary delights, Parallel23 has a well-deserved reputation for its fabulous food, from the freshest of crab rolls that taste of the very essence of the sea, to rich Moulard duck that melts in the mouth. Be sure to explore the boutique wine list to truly make the most of each mouthful.

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Veya, Anguilla

Over on Anguilla, Veya serves up generous portions of inventive and sophisticated food that have diners coming back time and again. The playful use of spices sees global influences incorporated into the culinary treats available at Veya, such as the jerk-spiced tuna with rum-coffee glaze, or the Vietnamese-inspired calamari.

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Flavours fuse together beautifully in ways that will both surprise and delight the palette. This is contemporary and creative cooking at its very best.

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Louise Taylor

Louise is a travel writer with a passion for exploring the unknown. She loves visiting new places and has a particular interest in exploring local cuisine wherever she travels. Louise has lived in the UK and Portugal and is currently considering where to base her next adventure. Follow her travels at http://www.movingtoportugal.org/

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