Intimate, candlelit dining rooms. Breeze-kissed, open air bistros. Charming neighborhood cafes. Small, aromatic beach-side grills. It should come as no surprise that dining in St. Martin is an exceptional experience, given its French heritage, fresh island ingredients and the variety of cultures that inform its culinary style. In fact, with 400-plus restaurants in St. Martin, the island enjoys an enviable reputation as the dining capital of the Caribbean. While Philipsburg offers great standards and is becoming increasingly rich in its offerings, Marigot maintains a respected and long-lived collection of excellent St. Martin restaurants. However, the island's true gourmet gem is Grand Case, a northern town that is home to many of St. Martin's finest, most practiced and innovative establishments. No matter where you choose to take a repast, count on a leisurely evening, frequent ocean views and a cuisine lush with satisfaction, rife with delight. The Saint Martin dining experience is sure to be one of the true highlights of your vacation on the island.
Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.