St Lucia food and restaurants may not be among the most instantly recognised in the world, but Cap Maison is on the forefront of bringing this tropical island to the attention of foodie travellers.
Nestled among lush greenery on the shore of one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, Cap Maison is a true slice of heaven in St Lucia. However, don’t underestimate its status as a top destination for foodies. As much of a gastronomic paradise as it is a tropical hideaway, Cap Maison boasts one of the best St Lucia restaurants, plus an array of tasty food and drink experiences to be savoured. Read on to discover the reasons why Cap Maison has started a St Lucia food revolution…
Why You Should Visit Cap Maison For the Best St Lucia Food Experiences
1. It has one of St Lucia’s top gourmet restaurants
The flagship restaurant, Cliff at Cap, has made a name for itself as one of the best restaurants in St Lucia. On your arrival, you’re first wowed by its sensational setting; perched high up on a rocky bluff, you are welcomed with stunning sea views towards Pigeon Island and Martinique that few other dining spots in St Lucia can rival. The real showstopper, though, is the food. The innovative French West Indian cuisine is created using the finest local ingredients by Head Chef, Craig Jones, who was named ‘Caribbean Chef of the Year’ in 2016. Stop by on Tapas Saturdays or Creole Tuesdays for further flavours from around the world.
2. It has added a new pop-up restaurant
While the setting of Cliff at Cap is simply breathtaking, the new pop-up dining experience, Le Table, also offers diners the chance to enjoy the menu across the resort and Rodney Bay. The Head Chef and his team personally hunt out some of the most scenic spots for an intimate alfresco experience. Perfect for both couples and parties of up to twelve people, you will be treated to a two-course dinner, complete with crystal stemware, elegant china, candelabra and fine linen – ideal for a special occasion, this really makes your St Lucia stay stand out!
3. It boasts award-winning rum
On an island known for its fantastic rum offering, Cap Maison still rivals the rest. The Cliff Bar features over 50 different types of this typically Caribbean tipple, with daily tastings held by the in-house rummier, who will guide you through six samples of unique rums. It also boasts its own exclusive, extra aged, 10-year-old rum which won a bronze medal at the International Spirits Challenge in 2016. Named Solera Cask Rum, it is distilled by St Lucia Distillers for an aromatic result – if you really like it, you can buy a bottle to take home to share your new-found St Lucia flavour with friends.
4. It will surprise you with its wines
As well as taking on a St Lucia food revolution, Cap Maison is also bringing the world of fine wines to the Caribbean. With St Lucia’s first bespoke wine tasting programme, you can head to Cellar Maison to see the collection of over 2,000 bottles, including rare Champagnes, Bordeaux, Burgundies and organic and biodynamic wines. The weekly Foodelicious experience, hosted every Friday, offers up to twelve guests the opportunity to sample some hidden delights, alongside plates of artisanal cold cuts and cheese, for a casually social introduction to the exquisite bottles available.
5. It has its own craft beers
If the rum and wine still don’t tickle your fancy, or if all you crave while on holiday is a cold beer in the sun, Cap Maison still has you covered. Partnering with St Lucia’s award-winning brewery, Antilla Brewing Co., the hotel’s own India Pale Ale, named ‘Improper’, was released this year in celebration of Cap Maison’s 10-year anniversary. Available on tap at all of the hotel’s restaurants, be sure to savour one down on the sands as you relax!
6. It features the perfect proposal spot
Cap Maison is home to what is, possibly, the most romantic dining table in the world. Built on a private wooden deck below the Cliff at Cap, Rock Maison sits in a spellbinding setting that has so far hosted 15 magical marriage proposals. With glittering coves in the distance, you and your partner can savour the finest St Lucia food from the flagship restaurant, as ice-cold bottles of Champagne are ziplined down to you from the Cliff Bar. You can even order a Cliff Diamond Martini, where a pre-selected diamond from Harry Edwards Jewellers is dropped inside a Swarovski crystal glass for you to surprise your unsuspecting partner with!
7. And one of the best beach-side dining spots
At Cap Maison, you can combine the best St Lucia food with the island’s breathtaking beaches for a divine experience. Named after the three local fisherman who used to dive into the bay ‘au naturel’ before the hotel was built, the cheeky-sounding Naked Fisherman bar and grill is a true Caribbean dream, where the vibe is relaxed but the food is serious business. Located right on the sand, with the lapping waves just steps away and lanterns illuminating the deck, you can savour food from the barbecue including juicy steaks, ribs and freshly caught fish. To learn your own kitchen secrets, you can also take a tour out to Castries market to find ingredients and return to cook them for lunch at the Naked Fisherman kitchen.