Savour fresh island flavours in St. Kitts—a food lover’s paradise

Savour fresh island flavours in St. Kitts—a food lover’s paradise

Plan your next vacation to this culinary hotspot in the Caribbean

Imagine feasting on fresh lobster and sipping a tasty craft cocktail at a beachfront restaurant overlooking a dormant volcano as the golden Caribbean sun dips into the deep-blue ocean.

Towering green palm trees softly rustle in the breeze, soca and reggae rhythms float through the air, sweet aromas waft from the kitchen—the sights, sounds and tastes of St. Kitts intrigue all the senses.

When the Canadian winter is in full swing, St. Kitts makes the ultimate tropical getaway—especially for adventurous foodies—offering an abundance of fresh seafood, colourful local produce and incredible experiential dining.

This sought-after island is an emerging culinary hotspot with its wide selection of fine dining restaurants, casual pubs serving traditional Caribbean grub and eclectic eateries for intimate evenings—all with a sumptuous view.

With St. Kitts’ friendly, welcoming vibe, it’s also the ideal place to embrace the art of limin’ (chilling, Caribbean-style).

Farm-to-table feasts

Tucked deep in the jungle on the side of a mountain that overlooks the ocean, you’ll find Belle Mont Farm—an idyllic sustainable farm resort.

Reserve a spot at the 30-foot Farm Table for a truly unforgettable alfresco meal made from the “edible landscape” that surrounds the property. Sample handmade loaves of bread with sweet-mango relish, succulent lamb lollipops, lemongrass-poached spiny lobster and more—all passed around the table family-style.

Intrepid travellers will enjoy Liamuiga Natural Farms, too, a family-owned citrus and coffee plantation set high in the rainforest.

Tour the farm to see the wide variety of fruits and vegetables grown on the property, then enjoy a three-course lunch created entirely from the farm’s own produce. Bonus: you might catch a glimpse of a wild green vervet monkey.

Relax and indulge

Ready for a romantic evening? Sit back, unwind and enjoy a candlelit dinner with stunning views of the constellations at one of three diverse restaurants at the five-star Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour.

Or participate in the resort’s Destination Dining program to indulge in an intimate tasting menu created just for you, served in a private pavilion surrounded by the soft sounds of a waterfall.  

For the ultimate in beachside pampering, book a table at Carambola Beach Club in South Friar’s Bay. This fine dining restaurant is beloved by foodies for its fresh Caribbean and international cuisine, and for the island’s largest wine cellar with over four thousand bottles to choose from. 

Drop Anchor Grill, located at the new luxury boutique hotel Sunset Reef St. Kitts, is another must-visit for its spectacular views—one of the best sunsets on the island. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients shine in every dish, from caramelized duck breast and flame-grilled rib-eye steak to beetroot-cured salmon and cocoa-and-coffee pork filet.

Spirited ventures

Anyone can go to an island and drink a piña colada. In St. Kitts, you can become a certified rum expert. The Kittitian RumMaster program invites you to explore the history of rum distillation and develop your own rum-based cocktails.

The first stop is the historic Wingfield Estate and Old Road Rum Company—site of the Caribbean’s oldest surviving distillery—where you’ll learn about rum flavour profiles and take part in a tasting. Then head to Spice Mill Restaurant—home of Hibiscus Spirits—to try your hand at rum blending and creating your own spirited concoction.

Local flavours

Come socialize with friendly locals at St. Kitts’ many bustling beach bars and restaurants. Reggae Beach Bar & Grill is an iconic spot for limin’ with Kittitians on beautiful Cockleshell Bay—don’t miss Lobster Fest on Fridays.

On The Strip in Frigate Bay, check out other hotspots like Boozies and Vibes for top-notch food, frosty cocktails and island sounds played until the wee hours.

Other favourites include the rustic Sprat Net Bar & Grill for fresh seafood and music on the beach, and Arthur’s, a sweet seaside canteen overlooking the volcanic black-sand shoreline of Dieppe Bay.