Saint Barthélemy

In St. Barts, meal options change almost daily, as dishes are prepared fresh every day, made with local ingredients. Prices vary place to place, but quality and delicious French cuisine is always promised no matter where you go. Below, three restaurant locations are recommended, from least to most expensive.

If you’re looking for a quick bite before the beach or pool, Maya’s To Go is the place for you. Located in St. Jean, locals and travelers alike can pick up breads, rolls, pastries and coffees. Menu changes daily. Maya’s also sells wines, teas, crackers, and chocolates. It’s fast and easy to take items to go, or you can sit outside at their high-top bars. Maya’s is kid-friendly, too. All cards accepted/cash. (http://www.mayas-stbarth....) Les Galeries du Commerce, St. Jean, St. Barts FWI. Open from 7am-7pm closed Mondays Tel 590 29 83 70

The Hideaway is the perfect place for comfort and quality meals. The restaurant is very large and open, with a wrap-around porch and a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of seating at the tables or bar. Owner, Andy, greats guests warmly upon entrance. The Hideaway is kid-friendly and will accommodate orders to meet their needs. The restaurant features impromptu sing-alongs, impersonations, and discos. The Hideaway is non-smoking, although a smoking terrace is located outside. Menu features fresh dishes, from pizzas to fish dishes to l’escargot. Main courses: 16-24 euro. Cash accepted; Credit cards accepted: AE/MC/V (http://www.hideaway.tv) Vaval Center, St. Jean, St. Barts FWI. Tues-Sat, noon-2:30pm and Tues-Sun 7-10:30pm. Reservations recommended. Tel 590 05 90 27 63 62

Finally, if you’re looking for a special place to fine dine, La Langouste can’t be topped. Located in Flammands, the restaurant serves “the best lobster on the island.” It is just steps from the beach and offers a swimming pool to cool off before or after meals. La Langouste features traditional French cuisine and mainly serves fish dishes, as well as wine selections by the bottle or glass. Service is very attentive and friendly. Other than lobster and fish dishes of tuna, mahi, and Dover sole, they offer salads, creamy pastas, chicken brochettes, beef filet, and veal chops. All cards accepted/cash. (http://hotel-baie-des-ang...) Hotel Baie des Anges, Flammands, St. Barts FWI. Tel 590 27 63 61, Fax 590 27 83 44, Open every day, Lunch: Noon-2:30pm; Dinner: 7pm-9:30pm