At the top end, Caribbean dining stands toe to toe with anything on offer in major North American or European cities, not least because a trail of renowned chefs have made their way to the Caribbean to take charge of restaurants in the luxury resorts. The real joy, however, is discovering those unannounced roadside stalls and beach bars where the food combines with the surroundings to deliver the perfect experience.
Dine like a local
Saltfish with boiled green banana will take care of hunger pangs for a couple of weeks, while Piton beer pays fitting tribute to the island’s most distinctive natural feature.
Where to go
Go to Anse la Raye for barbecue and jump up, or Rodney Bay for hearty local food. Food and Wine magazine tips St. Lucia as the next “It” island, not least for some outstanding restaurants in the top hotels.