Antigua is not only home to 365 white sand beaches but also to many superb restaurants and laid back beach bars. Below are our Top 5 Recommendations for the foodie to savour & enjoy.
1.CATHERINE’S CAFÉ is in our view the best all around restaurant on the island. It serves excellent French Caribbean cuisine with polish and pluck and the service is attentive, friendly and personal. Best of all it is located on the beautiful Pigeon Point beach so this is a perfect place to enjoy a long leisurely lunch moments from the sea while sipping the great selection of wines. In the evening the venue also comes alive with jazz nights and great ambiance. We highly recommend a visit.
Pigeon Point Beach, English Harbour
Tel: (268) 460 5050
2. JACQUI O’S BEACH HOUSE is a stylish Caribbean restaurant right on the beach – think turquoise Caribbean Sea and swaying palm trees. Super friendly staff and delicious fresh food make this a must during your stay. Lance, the owner, is extremely hospitable and nothing is too much trouble. The Sunsets right in front of your view and are to die for. In the later afternoon the music gets turned up and the mood becomes even more relaxing. It is famous for the Sunday Fun-day parties. Think St Tropez vibe in Antigua! Beach loungers are also available so feel free to go for lunch and spend the entire day there are the beach is stunning and the water crystal clear.
Crab Hill Beach
Tel: (268) 562 2218
3. LE BISTRO RESTAURANT – No list of Antiguan restaurants would be complete without this, the old dame of Antiguan cuisine. Le Bistro was started 30 years ago and has stood the test of time, serving wonderfully tasty food which is always of a very high standard. It is a French Restaurant, as the name suggests, where the atmosphere is a little more formal than your average Caribbean restaurant – you can even spot people wearing smart jackets! Only open for dinner, it is located in lovely breezy garden and the staff are very well trained and friendly. It was awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of excellence in 2014 – high praise & an award it definitely deserves.
Hodges Bay, St Johns
Tel: (268) 462 3881
4. SHEER ROCKS RESTAURANT is a trendy hangout for guests to relish. Perched into the hillside of Cocobay Hotel the restaurant has some of the best views available from any dining spot on the island. You can while away the afternoon with a long lunch complete with day beds & plunge pool watching the sun slowly creep down to the water. In the evening, it transforms to a very romantic place to dine, by candlelight and watching the silvery moon reflect off the sea. A Travellers Choice Winner 2015 it deserves its reputation as a wonderful place to dine.
Cocobay Resort, St Mary’s
Tel: (268) 464 5283
|5. CECILIA’S CAFÉ is a chic restaurant / cafe situated on the water’s edge with magnificent sea views and easy access to a soft sandy beach. The vibe is super chilled, typically Antiguan, and has a diverse menu which changes every day and focuses on local produce. Run by a former Swedish model it has a great breeze and a good wine list. Try their Old Fashioned rum punch and fish. It is also close to the airport so is the perfect way to end your holiday enroute to the airport.|
Dutchman’s Bay, Coolidge, St George
Tel: (268) 562 7070
Other restaurants/beach bars worth a visit are the institution that is Cloggy’ Café in Falmouth Harbour and any of the restaurants at the Carlisle Bay Hotel, where you can combine lunching and Spa-ing for complete relaxation.