Beautiful St. Barthelemy, (or St. Bart’s) is known for its beautiful white beaches, turquoise waters, and consistent sunshine.  It’s a favorite among the elite combining the relaxed charm of the Caribbean with the sophistication of Europe.  With a variety of fresh ingredients both locally sourced and grown, as well as French and Caribbean inspired cuisine, St. Bart’s flavors are as striking as are its sunsets.   Here are a few of our favorites:

Black Ginger

With chefs that trained in Bangkok, it’s no surprise that the Black Ginger is a perfect restaurant for Thai food.  It’s creative, fresh, and delicious.  The restaurant features open-sky architecture, modern furniture and bold pops of red.

 Le BAZ Bar

If you are looking for a place to listen to live music and enjoy some hand-crafted sushi, then this is the place for you. Le BAZ Bar is a place where seasonal catches and fresh ingredients are combined in incredible, colorful and flavorful rolls.

de Gaiac

de Gaiac is renowned to be one of the best fine dining restaurants in the Caribbean1. This open-air terrace restaurant serves French cuisine with Caribbean flavor. The head chef, Jean-Christophe, brings nearly 25 years of experience which is showcased in meals such as beef fillet served Rossini style with potato truffle risotto.

The Pearl Beach (formerly La Plage Restaurant)

The Pearl Beach’s dishes are a melting pot of French, South American, and local flavors. The restaurant features locally sourced fish and seafood and adds a creative spin to create unique dishes with a French, Caribbean and South American flare.


Located on the beautiful beaches of St. Bart’s and facing the lagoon, this restaurant is certainly an experience.  It’s extremely casual but with extraordinary views of the Grand Cul-de-Sac.  From fresh burgers to local fish or lobster the food is extremely fresh and tasty.   Be sure to try the Crème brûlée with passionfruit.

Located on the Gustavia Harbor Maya’s restaurant has simple foods with big flavor!   It’s an elegant restaurant with a relaxed, beach vibe and popular with celebrities and locals alike.  End your meal (or have an afternoon snack) with orange cake or a tropical sorbet in flavors such as passion fruit or mango!

Enjoy a meal in a tropical garden or indoors in French Polynesian style.  Eddy’s has been a stable in St. Bart’s since with exotic locally inspired cuisine and timeless wines, cocktails and spirits. 

 Francois Plantation

Whether it’s a lunch break under the shade of the palm trees or an evening of French dining, the Francois Plantation restaurant is a perfect dining option.  The fresh ingredients combined with the atmosphere of the tropical plantation transport diners to Provence or the Mediterranean Sea.


A refined, and sophisticated restaurant, L’Esprit, provides far more than a delicious dinner.  Set in a tropical garden near Saline Beach, Chef Jean Claude Dufour’s culinary talents are exquisite – from the visual plating to complex flavor combinations to decadent desserts!

Le Tamarin

Hidden among lush gardens, and named after a century old tree, the Le Tamarin is located near Saline Beach.  The incredibly friendly staff serves French cuisine with influences of the Caribbean.  It’s a great alternative to the more busy, and popular restaurants.  Reservations are recommended.

Whether it’s a casual lunch by the beach, or dining in relaxed elegance, St. Bart’s dining scene offers something for everyone.  From simple ingredients to complex flavors travelers will find themselves in love with cuisine options available on St. Barthelemy.

Planning a travel incentive to the Caribbean island of St. Barts?  Contact Gavel International to learn more about our outsourced programs.



Michael Richardson

As one of the four partners at Gavel International, Michael Richardson helps lead a world class team of travel specialists.Michael has over 41 years of experience in the travel industry dating back to 1978, when he became owner of an international tour operation.His other accomplishments include managing the transportation system of a large coach company in Europe. Michael has been a major player in the meeting planning, incentive and events industry since 1985 with roles in operations and sales.
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