The 8 best restaurants on the beach in St Barts

Obviously, the island of St Barts is surrounded by cristal waters. If you haven’t had enough during the day after diving, swimming or sun tanning, you can still have lunch or dinner in a restaurant located on the beach. The Smart Guide Team made a special selection of the 8 best ones to test… and to taste!

Eat feet in the sand in St Barts!


We love St Barth for its beaches, with different exposures to sun and wind, different sands, and different seas, as some of them are located on the Atlantic Ocean, and some others face the Caribbean Sea. And we love St Barts for its tasty cuisine, sometimes influenced by renowned international cuisine like Italian, South-American, Portugese or French, and sometimes inspired by the spicy, flavoured and exotic local Creole cuisine. What is paradise? A place gathering these two delights in one single location!


The Sand Bar

Ideally located in St Jean Bay, the Eden Rock’s restaurant, the Sand Bar welcomes you for breakfast and lunch, and turns into a cosy lounge, now called the Sand Bar Night, for dinner. A wide choice of fresh salads, local fish, pastas and pizzas, but also caviar, are prepared by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Executive Chef Éric Desbordes. The deck is right on the sand, and the musical waves of the Caribbean Sea will perfectly fit your meal.



Recently and newly open, the Shellona is on Shell Beach, a less than 5-min walk from downtown Gustavia. The spectacular view on the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Yiannis Kioroglou offers a mediterranean cuisine, a perfect match between South of France, Italian backcountry and tasty hints of Greece. The warm and festive atmosphere, with music and live DJs, is the best way to have a wonderful time with family and friends, overlooking thousands of shells.


La Plage

Located in St Jean Bay and facing the Caribbean Sea, Tom Beach’s restaurant La Plage and his French Chef David Sendron are inviting you to a unique culinary experience. The menu is a clever blend of French cuisine, influenced by South-American, and flavoured with the local inspiration: tuna carpaccio, wahoo tandoori, maracuja mahi-mahi, grilled lobster… La Plage is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers festive events and shows: fire spinners, artistic pole dance, international DJs, bikini shows… “Chic” posh Sunday lunch or festive local “Lolo De Luxe” dinner barbecue: choose your favorite!
La Case de l’Isle
The signature restaurant La Case de l’Isle, from palace hotel St-Barth Isle de France, is one of the most sought-after spots to delight in a gourmet lunch or in a romantic dinner. From breakfast to dinner, this al-fresco restaurant serves an exquisite locally-inspired French cuisine, imagined by Executive Chef Yann Vinsot. A selection of more than 150 French wines and champagnes harmoniously complement these elegant, light and colorful dishes. Facing the North of the Caribbean Sea, the Flamands Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.


Nikki Beach

Nested on St Jean Pelican Bay, the Nikki Beach is a haven of luxury for the worldwide jet-setters. Reknowned for festivities, sophistication and excitation, you will never be disappointed if you are looking for a convival and fun atmosphere, with a non-stop service from lunch time to early evening aperitif. World cuisine, sushis, sashimis, makis, and of course, caviar, will accompany your cocktail or your champagne!


Le Sereno Restaurant

Restaurant of the eponymous intimist hotel located in Grand Cul-de-Sac, facing an amazing and turquoise harbored cove of the Atlantic Ocean, Chef Alex Simone prepares a casually elegant Mediterranean cuisine, taking advantage of the richness of the Caribbean Sea while incorporating an Italian flavor, due to the closeness with its sister property in Lake Como and the nationality of the chef and owners. The fresh ingredients fit perfectly with the restaurant’s beachfront setting. The Italian accent will be seen and tasted throughout the menu.


Le Barth & Aux Amis at Le Barthélemy

Sheltered at the end of the Grand Cul-de-Sac bay, facing the Atlantic Ocean, the restaurant of the Barthélemy is a gourmet journey and changes its atmosphere regarding the time of the day. For lunch, “Le Barth” offers a light and tasty cuisine, fully flavored, ideal before a day at the beach. At sunset, “Aux Amis” suggests a gourmet interlude with a mix of French, Creole and international flavors, in an elegant but relaxed atmosphere.


Indigo at Le Guanahani

The restaurants of the hotel Le Guanahani, influenced by a wealth of French tradition and the exceptional culinary heritage of St Barth itself, offer a refined Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with understated service in two distinct al fresco settings: within the voluptuous gardens at Bartolomeo, or at the poolside with stunning views of the cove at Indigo. The hotel’s main restaurant overlooks the pool and the beach of Grand Cul-de-Sac, facing the Atlantic Ocean. The all-day dining venue offers a superbly fresh and continually-evolving menu with seafood and grilled dishes prepared with subtle around-the-world influences.

There is something for every taste here in St Barth: facing the restless Atlantic Ocean waves, or enjoying the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea; festive atmosphere or romantic mood; but remember, as is St Barths: always sophisticated and still relaxed.

If you have suggestions please write us an email here, Bon appétit in St Barts !


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