Dining out is part of the island’s true Cultural experience. With our mix of French and Dutch cultures and the many other nationalities that have influenced St. Maarten’s culinary offerings dining is truly the national sport of St. Maarten.
Even our casual offerings have racketed up a notch, such as the restaurants along St. Maarten’s famous Orient Beach where you can dine on the best French and international cuisine, with your toes in the sand. Taking dips in the blue Caribbean Sea between courses. Or relax by the freeball well into the night, on Kim Sha beach while sampling some of the best burgers on the island.
St. Martin restaurants are known to feature top chefs, many of whom have signifcant training in contemporary continental cuisine. They are known for their creativity as well as their efforts for perfection.
Grand Case, “the gourmet capital of the Caribbean”, should not be missed, this small French Caribbean town has the most restaurants per capita than any other in the Caribbean. Experience Harmony Nights every Tuesday in season and seek out the most appealing option for your taste. You can fnd some of the best international chefs preparing several styles of gourmet food including American, Italian, and French. You can enjoy the extreme casual ambiance of the lolos or go for the very high end. Either way dining on the French side is sure to be a delight.