It only takes minutes after landing on this caribbean Paradise called St. Maarten to realize that it is culinary territory with dozens dining options to choose from: fresh St. Maarten seafood, typical Caribbean local food, American style classics such as brasseries, tex-mex and grills, Italian pasta & pizza places, French and mediterranean haute cuisine, Arab, middle-east world-class cuisine, Latin American typicals, and much more. From quick grab and go options up to the most exotic, avant-garge gourmet dining, the options are almost never-ending. There are dozens of quality restaurants all along the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean”, as prestigiously known over the world.
As multicultural as its own population and territory, many of our restaurants are located in the most naturally blessed spots St. Maarten/St. Martin. All kinds of food in all kinds of ambiances available on the island. Look below for the best restaurant options around the island and start preparing your dining schedule during your vacation. (Hurry, for some you have to reserve with enough time in advance!)
This restaurant is filled with a classy ambiance. The food is outright delicious and packed full of flavor.
According to many people Big Fish is the best fish restaurant on the island. The atmosphere at Big Fish is casual and relaxed.
Buccaneer is a child friendly beach bar. It has a stunning sunset view, good food and a friendly atmosphere.
BZH creperie, is a village square where everyone comes to relax and have a good time. The creperie serve crepes, meat, salads, pastas and pizzas. The BZH creates the atmosphere of Brittany through its food, but adapted to the context and climate of the Caribbean.
Canoa is a Restaurant that mixes the international cuisine with a Caribbean twist. While you overlook the small harbor of Oyster pond you can enjoy their different seafood or meat dishes.
Izi is an all-new class of restaurant. They work with fresh ingredients and they focus on culinary excellence.
Auberge Gourmande, is in the center of restaurant row in Grand Case. They serve fine French cuisine in an intimate dining room in one of the oldest Créole houses on the island.
Martine the hostess is running it divinely together with Yves, the chef and the rest of her team. She invites you to discover her menu in a serene and amiable atmosphere.
La Villa is a French Restaurant knows for their great food and service. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is relaxed, with a touch of romance, and the staff is lovely.
Le pavillon is a Five-star hospitality restaurant, which provides renowned French influenced and pan-Caribbean food. The restaurant has a magnificent Ocean front setting.
Le shambala is a luxury lodge and Gourmet Restaurant which is located on the sea. Le shambala offers a Romantic dinner in an exceptional setting with direct access to a white sand beach, where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset over the Caribbean Sea.
Le Tastevin is a restaurant that will charm you with the care that its owners have place into each detail of the decoration as they have into the delicious cuisine.
Mama Pizza is best known for its Italian-style pizza and wide assortment of toppings. The menu also includes pasta’s, meat and fish dishes. The pizzas will be prepared in front of your eyes.
During the day this bar is called Mr. Busby’s, they offer breakfast and lunch. Their lunch has a wide range of beverages to enjoy. You can even enjoy your lunch on one of the beach chairs that you can rent. In the evening Mr. Busby’s transforms into Daniels by the Sea. It is a casual restaurant with a stunning ocean view of St. Barths.
Blending simplicity with chic design, Ocean 82 is a French restaurant mixed with tastes of the sea.
Pineapple Pete is a restaurant that offers American, Italian and a lot of seafood. Their motto is ‘great Food, great service’. The extremely helpful staff did even think about the little ones with their own children’s menu.
Spiga is an Italian restaurant, which provides fine food and attentive service on a beautiful place. You will dine in serene comfort in their authentic Caribbean Creole-style building.
Taloula Mango’s is a restaurant on the boardwalk of Philipsburg. Taloula Mango’s is a Café; they offer something for every taste, Sandwiches, Seafood, beef and pasta.
Temptation is one of the most luxurious and exclusive restaurants of the island. They have won several awards such as ‘Best restaurant of St. Maarten’ in 2014.
The Westin has three restaurants where you can go for dinner. They have Ocean Blu, this is a sushi and tapas Bar Menu, the atmosphere is relaxed.