You might not expect the Turks & Caicos islands to be an epicurean paradise. However, this out-of-the-way chain of islands has a range of restaurants with award-winning chefs & innovative menus that could satisfy any tastes. From authentic Caribbean cuisine to gourmet Italian & Indian fusion fare, there is a wide array of different spots to fulfill whatever craving you might have.
On your next luxury vacation, hit up these restaurants in Providenciales, where the meals are straight out of a foodie's fantasies:
Coco Bistro Imagine savoring a rich island-inspired dish underneath a starry sky, enveloped by a canopy of palm trees in the middle of a breezy coconut grove. Sound like a dream? It's actually a reality at Coco Bistro, an eatery with awe-inspiring Mediterranean architecture & a menu that will tantalize your taste-buds. Lobster lovers will delight in the Caicos Bisque flambéed with cognac or the avocado & lobster spring rolls with Thai mango salad & sweet chili sauce. Entrees are just as unique, like the herb-crusted roast lamb rack with sweet potato mash, a beet root glaze & Caicos lager onion sauce. You'll have an extensive list of international wines & sipping rums to choose from, any of which pair perfectly with the succulent dishes here.
Sapodilla's For a truly romantic experience, head to Sapodilla's, an adults-only restaurant at Beaches Turks & Caicos. Whether you sit in the elegant dining room under the sparkling chandelier or outdoors on the breezy terrace with a view of the tropical gardens, you're bound to have a memorable meal here. The menu offers traditional gourmet dishes, like a Cajun-spiced Chilean sea bass, but you can also step outside your culinary comfort zone with interesting options like the ostrich steak or conch & crab angellati. The best part? Dining here is included if you stay at the Beaches resort.
Via Veneto You might be surprised to find authentic Italian food in Turks & Caicos, but that's exactly what you'll get at Via Veneto, which is situated in the heart of Grace Bay. Chef Matteo Carbone only uses ingredients from various regions in Italy to whip up family recipes that have been passed down through the generations. Start with antipasti like prosciutto with cantaloupe or a tuna tartare in citronette & Umbrian extra virgin olive oil. All of the pasta is made in house, including the Fettuccine with cherry tomatoes, tuna & mint. Don't miss the happy hour every day at 5 p.m., which includes complimentary Italian snacks with every drink order, or the Pizza Night specials once a week. Be sure to save room for decadent Italian desserts like a Capri-style chocolate tart & homemade gelato.