Best Bars and Restaurants in St. Maarten

While on a yacht charter or even just vacationing in and around St. Martin, St. Barts and Anguilla, you’ll want to find time in your schedule to explore the area’s diverse restaurant and bar scene. In general, you’ll discover that the local cuisine, particularly in St. Martin, is made up of an elegant blend of Caribbean flavors infused with French-Creole traditional cooking styles. You can enjoy everything from fresh seafood, brought straight from dock to table, along with fine, island spices, delicious fruit, and unique recipes that will make your taste buds dance.

There are a number of world-renowned fine dining establishments as well as popular bars and nightlife venues to choose from. Below, you’ll find a list of just some of our favorites in each location.

Best Restaurants in St. Martin

Le Pressoir

Location: 32 Boulevard de Grand Case, Grand-Case 97150, St Martin. Learn more. Photo by @jared_jamess.

Le Pressoir is an award-winning creative French cuisine restaurant, known best for using the finest ingredients sourced from all over the globe. Restaurant guests can look forward to experiencing exceptional focus on attention to detail, which helps to please all your senses no matter what dish you have ordered.

Bistrot Caraibes

Bistrot Caraibes

Location: 81 Boulevard de Grand Case, Saint Martin 97150, St Martin. Learn more.

Led by Chef Dimitri, Bistrot Caraibes was founded in 1993 by the Mezière brothers—who enjoy greeting all their guests upon arrival. In terms of atmosphere, this French gourmet establishment delivers the perfect blend of relaxing, romantic and casual. The menu is designed to deliver fresh products while never sacrificing quality.

La Villa

La Villa Saint Maarten

Location: 93 Boulevard de Grande Case, Saint-Martin 97150, St Martin. Learn more.

La Villa is located in the heart of Grand Case, known as the gourmet capital of the Caribbean. The cuisine combines French and European styles with a variety of seafood selections. Many guests enjoy the well-portioned, pre-fixed menu, that provides an elegant three-course dining experience.

Best Restaurants in St. Barts

Le Ti

Location: Pointe Milou 97133, St. Barthelemy. Learn more.

Positioned in the heart of St. Barts, Le Ti is a restaurant cabaret, that provides excellent cuisine and a delicious cocktail list, along with live entertainment, a resident DJ, an outdoor bar and terrace, and so much more. Chef Pascal Giglio is the mastermind in the kitchen, with top dishes including mahi mahi and calamari.

Nikki Beach Restaurant & Beach Club

Location: PLage de St. Jean, St Barthélemy. Learn more. Photo by @joyuma.w.

A popular getaway for celebrities and elite socialites, Nikki Beach “defines barefoot chic, with oceanfront dining and warm Caribbean breezes.” Ideal for visiting during the months of November through August, guests love the French charm and cuisine mixed with white sandy beaches and ultra-comfortable sun beds.

Le Tamarind

Le Tamarind SXM

Location: Saline Saint-Barthélemy BL 97133, St. Barthélemy. Learn more.

At Le Tamarind, Chef Charley Bouhier goes above and beyond to make your dining experience exceed expectations, with ambiance and atmosphere that is extraordinary. With an open-air, outdoor venue, guests can enjoy the true spirit of the islands. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are also available on the menu.

Best Restaurants in Anguilla

Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita - Anguilla SXM

Location: Sandy Ground 2640, Anguilla. Learn more.

Dolce Vita is infamous as an Italian beach restaurant and bar, which just so happens to be located in the center of Anguilla’s vibrant nightlife. The kitchen is led by Abbi Ibrahim and Christopher Bacchiega, who are well-known for beginning their work together in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Mantova, Italy.

Veya Restaurant

Veya Restaurant St Barths

Location: North Hill Village 2640, Anguilla. Learn more.

With rave reviews from expert publications like The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and The London Times, Veya Restaurant is known to serve the “cuisine of the sun.” Owners Chef Carrie Bogar and Jerry Bogar, to describe their “minxy fusion of exotic flavors from hot spots around the globe.” Guests won’t want to miss the winning combination of local Caribbean cuisine mixed with contemporary décor and style.

Mango’s Seaside Grill

Mango Seaside Grill St Barths

Location: Barnes Bay 2640, Anguilla. Learn more. Photo by @william_cheyney.

Positioned almost directly on the beach, there is no better oceanview dining available in Anguilla than at Mango’s Seaside Grill. The dinner menu is delectable, and all desserts, including ice cream and sorbet, are made right on the premises. Popular dishes include lobster cake, creamy New England style conch chowder, and fresh snapper.