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
Fried fish and fungee, a type of polenta made from cornmeal and okra, sits alongside American-influenced fare. The Bushwacker cocktail was born on St. Thomas, while St. John Brewers are making a name for themselves with their locally produced craft beers.
Where to go
Downtown Charlotte Amalie and the Marriott and Ritz-Carlton resorts have some impressive local and international restaurants. In St. John, Cruz Bay offers the best collection of dining.