St. Lucia

Restaurants in St. Lucia

Most resorts have one or more restaurants, ranging from more casual beachside bungalows to formal dining rooms with water views, but it's worth venturing farther to try local eateries. Not surprisingly, the daily catch appears on many a menu (often, as seafood curry). Freshly picked fruits and vegetables are equally popular, but so are the more savory rotis. Wherever you end up, be sure to order the island's go-to drink, rum punch, which is served at practically every St. Lucia restaurant. Ready to order? Here's our cheat sheet to the best restaurants on St. Lucia:

For authentic island fare, head to Anse La Raye, Gros Islet, the Coal Pot (Castries), Ti Bananne Bistro, or Dennery (on the east coast).
More international cuisine can be found at Anse Chastanet, Bon Appetit, or Jacques Waterside Dining (Castries).
Other standouts among restaurants in St. Lucia include Apsara at Trou au Diable Restaurant (located right below the Pitons), Dasheene (at Ladera resort), and the Rainforest Hideaway (on Marigot Bay).
For the best rotis on the island, simply ask a local.

Below the Pitons on the southwestern coast of St. Lucia, Trou au Diable Restaurant sits on the Anse Chastanet Resort's beach, and breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.

A beloved landmark in the capital serving mahimahi in lemon-butter sauce and a quintessentially Lucian callaloo soup.

A poolside restaurant at the Coco Palm hotel in Rodney Bay bears the Creole name of the small sweet banana commonly grown on St. Lucia.

Chef Orlando Satchell is a well-known proponent of Lucian cuisine; his Thursday night buffets are a local favorite.

A memorable meal begins with a ferryboat ride to this hidden open-air restaurant at St. Lucia’s Marigot Bay. In this tropical setting, dockside tables are configured around an illuminated lagoon.

The resort’s 14-table restaurant is open to non-guests by reservation only—worth it for the dazzling Piton views.