We’ve long hailed the wonders of the Caribbean’s gastronomic scene, and in many ways it’s never been better, with culinary capitals in places like St. Martin, Puerto Rico and Anguilla, to name a few. But there are so many more great spots to indulge in the Caribbean that you may not have heard of, places with rich food cultures, happening restaurants and world-class chefs. These are five “secret” foodie hotspots in the Caribbean that need to be on your radar. Now.
Marigot, St. Martin
While Grand Case deservedly gets high praise as the Caribbean’s culinary capital, French St. Martin’s tiny waterfront capital has a robust culinary scene, with great eateries both in the heart of town (like La Vie en Rose) and, more importantly, the terrific collection of restaurants inside Marigot’s Marina Royale like Tropicana, Le Galion and the seafood Mecca La Petite Auberge Des Iles. (Make sure you lunch at the creole stalls near the ferry terminal like Sandy’s.)