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
Officially, chicken leg and Johnny Cake is the national dish, but the combination is hardly one to set the pulse racing. The island’s cuisine is distinctly multicultural, though. Heineken beer fuels the nighttime, while Guavaberry is the national tipple.
Where to go
Maho and Simpson Bay have supplanted French-side Grand Case as the island’s dining capital. You could sample a different national cuisine every night of your trip during your stay.