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St Martin St Maarten – Food and Drink 

Your personal preferred guide to the most memorable food and drink experiences in St Martin / St Maarten


One of the most wonderful things about St Martin / St Maarten are the incredible food and drink experiences to be enjoyed in this Caribbean paradise. St Martin in particular is well-known for its cuisine and is one of the few places in the Caribbean where you can get an authentic ‘taste of France’ at reasonable prices. The availability of fresh fish and shellfish makes delicious seafood a prime menu item.

Dining is certainly one of life’s great pleasures, and this lovely island boasts more than 300 restaurants, including dining with a view (or even on the beach) at some of the top luxury hotels to be found anywhere in the Caribbean. In fact, the island’s rich multicultural heritage has led to its being called the ‘Dining Capital of the Caribbean’. 


Exceptional Caribbean Food and Drink Experiences


From its local lolos (barbecue stands), its petite boulangeries (bakeries), and intimate brasseries, to its astonishing range of regional French cuisine, along with Italian, Indian, Creole, Vietnamese, Moroccan, Brazilian, and Chinese inspired dishes – not to mention its good old-fashioned island cooking – there’s exceptional choice in dining options for adventurous gourmands.

Both the French and the Dutch take dining very seriously. In fact, multi-course meals can typically last all evening, and many master chefs from around the world now call this island home. Here, too, one can also find some of the best wines produced in the world.

To help you on your way during your Caribbean culinary adventure, be sure to return often to LuxuryStMartinStMaarten for the latest news, reviews, and recommendations for dining around the island.