Maya’s is one of the restaurants where you can clearly tell that the tables around you have always been dining there. A staple of the island since 1984, the menu changes depending on what the fisherman brought that day, and it offers lovely views of the waterfront. Go with family or for a hearty dinner with friends .
Dining at Tamarin is like feeling like you’re doing it in the middle of a tropical oasis – if, well, the jungle had glamorous guests dining in glitter and feathers, as well as guests playing games. of backgammon sprayed on his ground. Serving up French island-style cuisine (think ceviche but also foie gras) and a huge selection of fresh caught fish, you’d be remiss not to order their signature cocktail, Tamarini, before heading into town.
Perhaps the best word to describe Bonito is the simplest: amusing. The drinks are served in ridiculous glasses (think a copper tub with a rubber duck), the music is blaring, and the entire restaurant crowd is there to have a good time.
Much like Bonito, Bagatelle is the place to go when you want to dine scene. It’s always packed and always defined by a DJ. Stay late enough and people will start dancing on the tables, bottles of champagne in hand.
Are you looking for a more romantic and less exuberant dinner? Head to L’Isola in Gustavia, which offers fine Italian cuisine in a dark and whimsical setting.
Beach clubs to book
Shellona, ââHotel BarriÃ¨re Le Carl Gustaf’s beach club, always draws a stylish crowd, thanks to its innovative Greek cuisine, vibrant music, and position on a pearly white sand beach.
A newcomer to the St. Barts scene is Gyp Sea, a lively bohemian club on Pelican Beach that offers âsea, sun, rum and barbecueâ. Drinks are fun in parrot-shaped glasses, and everything edible, from fish to pineapple, corn and meat, is tossed on the grill.