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Where to eat out

Dining in style

After a long day spent exploring rainforests or sprawled out on the beach, you’ll want to top it off with a five-star meal...

The Coal Pot, Vigie Marina
Ask anyone for their top restaurant in St Lucia, and the majority will mention this elegant, vibrant eatery in Castries. New World cuisine married with a stone and wood open air design and the water from the marina just a few feet away create an ambient dining experience at both lunch and dinner.

The Lime, Rodney Bay
Like many restaurants in Rodney Bay, the Lime’s food is reasonably priced and varied. From fresh seafood to pork and steaks, service is quick and often accompanied by live music.

Rainforest Hideaway, Marigot Bay
Surrounded by lush greenery and with a stunning view of the bay, the Rainforest Hideaway is one of St Lucia’s most intimate restaurants. The menu is a fusion of Caribbean, Asian and Oriental and the food can be washed down with a little help from the Champagne bar. Reservations recommended.

Ti Bananne, Rodney Bay
If you’re after fine French Caribbean dining at good rates, Rodney Bay’s spacious Ti Bananne (small banana) is ideal. With alfresco dining by the Coco Palm swimming pool, it is best appreciated at lunch.

The Great House Restaurant, Cap Estate
Perfect for large parties, the Great House Restaurant combines international and Caribbean cuisine to startlingly good effect. If you’ve had a hard day swinging a golf club at the near-by course, there’s no better place to recuperate.

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