There’s no denying that British Virgin Islands are among the top Caribbean sailing destinations. The appeal is instant and you don’t have to be looking far to find something that will excite the senses. The food here is incredibly succulent. The generous seafood offering is the main draw. Time-honoured Caribbean recipes are not to be missed but there’s also a lot of fusion going on, too. Think a bit of Italian, French, and Mediterranean as well as Southeast Asian flavours that combine so well with the Caribbean flare. Make a reservation and enjoy a world-class meal in one of these five establishments.
The Sugar Mill restaurant is a part of the Little Dix Bay resort which is certainly one of the most prominent ones in the region. The half-mile of pristine beach on the island of Virgin Gorda was acquired by Laurance Rockefeller in 1958 and since then this place has always enjoyed 5-star prominence – even Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Phillip have stayed here. The resort became a part of the Rosewood Hotel group in the 90s and kept its prominent status until Hurricane Irma caused havoc in 2017 destroying everything in its way. Now, after a complete renovation, the resort has opened its doors again to the public and so has its remarkable restaurant Sugar Mill. The restaurant is your number one go-to location for a romantic dinner for two or a more vibrant evening with friends. Sugar Mill enjoys an unmatched location – the beachfront setting is as dreamy as you could imagine. Caribbean cuisine plays a leading role on the menu – traditional and modern tapas are prepared using time-honored recipes and locally-sourced fresh ingredients. The irresistible raw bar with fresh lobster, ceviche, and many more succulent delicacies will have you coming back night after night to order a cocktail and treat your senses.
Mere minutes from Virgin Gorda’s iconic Baths, CocoMaya is nestled between giant granite boulders, a white sand beach and the shimmering waters of the Sir Francis Drake Channel, a paradise-like destination oriented towards the sunset. CocoMaya is the perfect place to relax and enjoy either a slow lunch with a chilled bottle of wine, or sip on a skilfully crafted cocktail and watch the sun dip into the ocean as the beach fire pit shoots its fiery tongues into the dark night sky. The restaurant fuses South East Asian & Latin American flavours with a touch of Caribbean. CocoMaya menu is exotic, fresh, and vibrant and the dishes are truly delightful. Start your culinary exploration with signature dishes such as Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, CocoMaya House Ribs or the deep-fried CocoMaya Roll with Tempura Shrimp, Avocado, and Spicy Mayo. There are also some larger sharing plates like the delicious Pad Thai and the Skirt Steak with Crispy Tempura Onions and Chimichurri Sauce.
Cardamom & Co
Scrub Island Resort is a remarkable 5-star luxury resort on the British Virgin Islands and its signature restaurant – Cardamom & Co – delivers nothing less than a pristine dining experience whether you are a guest of the resort or someone eager to have the most memorable meal possible. The restaurant offers fine cuisine accompanied by panoramic vistas. The freshest local and imported ingredients are put together to offer guests refreshing modern Caribbean cuisine with an American twist. Seamlessly blending a gourmet fare with casual dining, Cardamom & Co leaves a lasting impression. Feast on delightful Caribbean staples or opt for a hand-cut premium aged steak or chop. Dining here is an experience in itself.
Tradewinds at Peter Island Resort and Spa
Tradewinds is the signature restaurant at Peter Island Resort and Spa serving Asian-Caribbean inspired cuisine that has been prepared by some of the most renowned chefs in the Caribbean. The laid back atmosphere here can be easily enjoyed in casual resort wear as you take in the beautiful ocean vista. When it comes to the menu, everything here has a lovely Caribbean twist to it – from salads to fresh cuts of meat at the carving stations. Of course, abundance of seafood is to be expected. Grilled options like octopus and ahi tuna are accompanied by pan-seared grouper as well as shrimp and lentil fritters. The desserts are equally stunning and Tradewinds even has a special wine room to offer only the finest wine pairings with your remarkable meal.
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
The restaurant at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda oozes elegance and luxury. With dazzling views of the marina, the refined interiors has floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the view and gorgeous hardwood accents throughout to truly emphasise the grand feeling that overwhelms you once you step through the doors. It’s an unparalleled dining experience in the region. The menu focuses on international cuisine with highlighted Caribbean and Italian accents. Both the lunch and dinner menus are all about locally-sourced seafood with additional regional vegetables and fruit. If you want to dine with the Caribbean breeze gently sweeping through your hair, you can also choose an outdoor seating option with the stunning views of the marina.