Unique Caribbean Restaurants: Not Your Average Dinner Table
- September 14th, 2015
- in Lifestyle
Aside from breathtaking ocean views, a few Caribbean restaurants are taking the dinner concept to a whole new level!
The Caribbean is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, so it’s no surprise that the food scene in the region is rich with all kinds of flavours. The next time you’re island hopping and get hungry, check out these unique Caribbean restaurants for a truly unforgettable experience.
A day on the blue water of the Caribbean is the best way to see some of the islands, but you’re bound to get hungry, right? If you’ve got a hankering for pizza but can’t imagine getting off the boat, head to Christmas Cove near Great St. James island in the USVI and experience the Caribbean’s only food boat: Pizza Pi. Serving up hot pizza with delicious flavour combinations like red curry coconut sauce, flake coconut, red bell peppers, mango and snap peas for the Rasta Mon and lemon aioli, leeks radicchio, blue cheese and honey for the Blumin Onion pie, your craving for pizza will be conquered in this once-in-a-lifetime location.
If your Jamaican vacation takes you to Montego Bay, dinner at The HouseBoat Grill should be on your list of dinner reservations. Located in a converted (and still functioning!) houseboat in the Montego Bay Marine Park Fish Sanctuary, dine under the stars on the upper deck, enjoy a delicious lobster dinner in the main dining room or take in the waterfront view from the wraparound porch. A piece of Jamaican history since the 1970s, The HouseBoat Grill gives “waterfront dining” new meaning.
Perched high above Port-au-Prince on Haiti’s Mount Boutilliers, a sky-high dining experience awaits at L’Observatoire. More than 3,000 feet in the air, this beautiful and unique restaurant offers stunning views of the harbor and island beyond. The restaurant is serving traditional Haitian dishes, with a few international culinary bites as well, and the well-stocked bar is sure to have your cocktail of choice, perfect for watching the sunset.
Ever wanted to stay in bed and have dinner delivered to you? How about dinner in bed in Aruba? Screaming Eagle is a cutting-edge restaurant on the north west shore just 20 minutes from Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad. Guests can dine in both indoor and outdoor terrace settings, but for a really unique meal, try one of the elegant canopy beds. Kick off your shoes and cuddle up with your special someone for a meal you won’t soon forget. With a global menu and impressive wine and cocktail list, Screaming Eagle will provide a memorable meal which is sure to impress.
The island of Nevis is a charming place to get away from it all, and no dining experience is more romantic than at Mill Privee at the luxurious Montpelier Plantation hotel. Dine by candlelight inside a 300 year-old sugar mill on a five-course gourmet tasting menu. With an antique mahogany gear wheel suspended from the ceiling and food to please any palate, your meal at Mill Privee is nothing short of romantic island bliss.
For local Caribbean flavors with an at-home feel, look no further than Vivine’s Kitchen on Grand Cayman. When you pull into the parking lot that feel’s like someone’s driveway (because it is), you’ll order at a window looking into someone’s kitchen and feel like family (because you are)! Serving classic West Indian dishes with seating overlooking a small, quiet beach, you’ll figure out why locals and tourists alike come to Vivine’s for a truly Cayman culinary experience.