The island of St. Kitts takes its dining scene seriously and sustainably. The tiny Caribbean island is growing its own ingredients, often organically, and hungry visitors can sample them in tandem with the surrounding waters’ fresh seafood. Imbibe a luxe Kittitian experience at one of these 10 restaurants that are elevating the island’s farm-to-table fare.
The Pavilion Beach Club at Christophe Harbour
Sandy Bank Bay hugs a beautiful crescent beach and The Pavilion Beach Club provides exclusive access to it. While you’ll need to have a club member bring you for breakfast or lunch, non-members are welcome for dinner, Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Pavilion serves Caribbean cuisine using the island’s seasonal ingredients.
Stone Barn at Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour
Also on Sandy Bank Bay is Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, a 174-room luxury resort with two pools and three signature restaurants. The Great House features all-day dining and its two specialty restaurants are The Stone Barn and Fisherman’s Village.
The Stone Barn is an adult-only dining salon focussed on tasting menus served alongside an extensive wine list. Executive Chef Justin Taylor says, "The Stone Barn is our elevated culinary experience complete with a multi-course tasting menu and optional vintage wine pairings. At The Stone Barn, we fuse traditional Kittitian ingredients with European techniques for a truly unique and inspired dining experience that delights even the most discerning palates."
Fisherman’s Village at Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt’s semi-casual Fisherman’s Village sits beachfront, welcoming families and adults for both lunch and dinner. The over-water bungalow is modelled after the traditional huts that used to line the Kittitian coast; it’s designed to emulate both an open-air fish market and a restaurant. The menu is best known for its fresh local seafood and tide-to-table cuisine. Executive Chef Justin Taylor calls it a "breezy bungalow-style setting” and notes “recently we introduced Kittitian All The Way, a special dining experience that features traditional Kittitian favorites set to traditional music. It has quickly become a guest favourite as it allows them to try traditional local dishes that they can't find anywhere else."
This iconic spot has been named by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the world’s best beachside cafés. At Christophe Harbour in Whitehouse Bay, SALT Plage is an ideal spot for a craft cocktail accompanied by light meals, perhaps while watching the sunset from one of the hammocks strung over the sea. There’s often live music and travellers won't want to miss the full moon parties.
Edward Nightingale, SALT Plage's manager, describes the architecture as “[paying] homage to St. Kitts history” and notes the “amazing unobstructed ocean views, very satisfying unique cocktails from resident mixologist Andrel, and our famous beef burger along with delicious grilled fish, chicken and local lobster.”
Belle Mont Farm’s farm-to-table tasting menu in the fields
Belle Mont Farm is a 92-room luxury boutique resort on an organic farm in St. Kitts’ highlands on Mount Liamuiga. The resort grows its own produce and works with other sustainable and organic farmers on the island to ensure guests eat well. Belle Mont Farm offers an optional farm-to-table meal plan which includes a communal FarmTable al fresco dinner in what the resort bills as their “edible landscape.” Sit with 30 fellow guests and watch Head Chef John prepare a meal to write home about.
The Kitchen at Belle Mont Farm
Within Belle Mont Farm’s Great House is The Kitchen, a relaxed restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. The property has a hundred varieties of mangos and other tropical delights like passionfruit and avocado to delight your taste buds. What’s isn't growing found on-property is from the efforts of island fishers and foragers.
Carambola Beach Club
Named for the yellow star fruit grown on the island, elegant Carambola Beach Club sits beachside at South Friars Bay Beach. Look for the lime green umbrellas and an Ibiza-like atmosphere. The restaurant is popular for cocktails, international and Caribbean cuisine (and for fusion of the two), such as their pineapple tart tatin. Save room for the bread pudding.
St. Kitts Tourism dubs The Strip the island’s “number one hot spot.” This beach in Frigate Bay is lined with bars, lounges, restaurants, live music, DJs, karaoke and dancing. At the unofficial Strip headquarters, Mr. X’s Shiggidy Shack, there’s even the occasional fire-eating show. A few spots, like the Vibes Beach Bar, are open for breakfast, though most serve lunch, dinner and late-night visitors.
With views of Frigate Bay, sister island Nevis and a blue swimming pool, Marshall’s offers a romantic atmosphere to enjoy their international and regional cuisine. The menu features local ingredients like conch, lobster and greens from Nevis. Diners can sample Caribbean specialties like ackee and saltfish, curries and jerks, as well as international classics like Chateaubriand, New Zealand rack of lamb and Scottish salmon. The executive chef and owner, Verral W. Marshall, says that “Marshall’s has been operating for 23 years and counting” and he welcomes guests to “‘a new world of dining’ where delightful culinary experiences await.”
Spice Mill Restaurant
On Cockleshell Beach, with views of Mount Nevis, Spice Mill Restaurant is ocated on St. Kitts’ southeast peninsula. Open for lunch and dinner every day except Thursdays, the restaurant has a special Sunday buffet with live music. The cuisine takes the best from around the Caribbean and international influences, offering a menu that changes depending on what’s available from local purveyors. Ask for anything that has their coffee chili rub.
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