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St Lucia

5 best restaurants in St Lucia

Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor

1 Malabar Beach Club at Rendezvous

Beauty on the beach

A relatively new restaurant set within the couples-only Rendezvous Hotel, Malabar Beach Club is a 'toes in the sand' venue offering a uniquely intimate dining experience on the water's edge. There's also an area under an open sail roof, decorated with furniture made from local Samaan trees and driftwood. A mouth-watering menu of dishes prepared using island ingredients and fresh produce from the local market features the likes of bistro-style steak and seafood accompanied by fine wines.

Malabar Beach, Rendezvous Resort        +758 4577900

2 Pink Plantation House

For authenticity and art

A French colonial home perched in a remarkable setting, The Pink Plantation doubles as an art gallery. It houses the ceramic creations of Michelle Elliot as well as other works, while also offering local cuisine on a veranda with exceptional views. The unmissable Sunday lunch buffet will satisfy any appetite, while other specials include rack of lamb and grilled fish. What's more, the rum punch and other cocktails will really get you in the St Lucia spirit as you dine beside this pretty pink house.

The Morn, Chef Harry Drive, Port Castries, Castries        +758 452 5422

3 Jardin Cacao Restaurants at Fond Doux

A perfect pairing

The combination of two charming restaurants at the stunning Fond Doux Plantation may mean you never want to leave the grounds! The Cacao is open for a la carte lunches and dinners and has a full bar, while the Cocoa Pod serves breakfast and lunch. Set amidst lush gardens, both venues boast tropical breezes and bright surroundings, and serve St Lucian and international fare in traditional Creole earthenware.

P.O. Box SF 350, Soufriere Post Office, Soufriere LC09 101        +758 459 7545

4 Naked Fisherman at Cap Maison

A stunning spot for R&R

Tucked into a natural cove surrounded by high rock walls on Cap Maison's private beach is The Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill. If you need to relax and free yourself from the daily grind, this is the place for you. Turn up and find a spot on the beach, the deck or at the bar and unwind with a drink and no time constraints. Listen to the waves sweep along the shore while you sample succulent snow-crab claws or pulled pork, accompanied by wine or a cocktail from a tempting list.

Smugglers Cove, Cap Estate        +758 457 8696

5 Big Chef Steakhouse

Surf and turf

The relaxed yet chic setting of Big Chef Steakhouse draws in locals and tourists alike, to taste the tenderly cooked Angus beef and fresh local fish and seafood. Located in Rodney Bay Village, the restaurant is packed every night thanks to the guarantee of excellent food and efficient, friendly service. Steak-lovers will go for the mouth-watering filet mignon or surf and turf, while the fresh dorado and mahi mahi are popular seafood choices.

Reduit Beach Avenue, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet        +758 450 0210

St Lucia

5 hottest bars in St Lucia

Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark

1 Delirius

Happiness on tap

The perfect place to begin your night out, Delirius is one of Rodney Bay's most popular hangouts. A brand-new concept back in 2008, it combines a chic and contemporary cocktail bar with an open-air restaurant. The new garden area gives a rustic vibe with a dash of sophistication, thanks to furniture made from old pallets painted in bright colours, and twinkly hanging string lights. Choose your poison from the long list of classic cocktails or go for a unique creation.

Reduit Beach Ave (opposite Scotiabank), Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia        +758 451 3354

2 Spinnakers

Sunset paradise

Spinnakers at Reduit Beach is situated on Saint Lucia's whitest sand beach with views of Pigeon Point and Martinique, and is run by British ex-pats who wanted to create a beach bar with a relaxed vibe. In the evening, the lights are dimmed and Happy Hour hits from 5-6pm, drawing in tourists looking for a romantic setting. A lovely spot to watch the sun go down while sipping on a cocktail and enjoying tempting snacks or a satisfying dinner.

Reduit Beach, Rodney Bay        +758 452 8491

3 Boucan

A chocolate-lover's dream

Set within the boutique Hotel Chocolat, Boucan is a restaurant and bar boasting a spectacular setting in Soufriere, and offering a pioneering menu of cacao cuisine and drinks. Absolutely everything here is themed around chocolate grown on the hotel's Rabot Estate, so prepare to put your taste buds to the test! Don't miss the fresh Cacao Bellini and other chocolate-infused cocktails, as well as perfect wine pairings. The stunning terrace with its mountainous backdrop makes this a stylish, sophisticated venue

Rabot Estate, Soufriere 312, St. Lucia        +758 572 9600

4 Coal Pot

A bayside beauty

Set on the bay at Castries, the Coal Pot is set right alongside a quiet marina in an unrivalled location. Ideal for honeymooners and couples enjoying a romantic night out, it serves an array of tempting drinks from the bar, a long list of wines, and a delectable menu of food dishes. A relaxed ambience in a stone and wood building combines with a history dating back 50 years to create one of St Lucia's most classic venues.

Seraphine Road, Castries 00124        +758 452 5566

5 Jambe de Bois

A beach oasis

Treat yourself to a refreshing stop at Jambe de Bois, set within the Pigeon Island National Park, after an invigorating walk up Fort Rodney. With beautiful views across Rodney Bay, this hideaway is a well-kept secret, offering a menu of delicious food and a range of unique cocktails. Try the mango daiquiri or a classic rum punch, and enjoy live jazz on weekend evenings for a relaxing experience in a charming and intimate venue decorated with colourful artwork.

Pigeon Island National Landmark, Pigeon Island, Gros Islet        +758 452 0321