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Antigua’s superb cuisine is simple and fresh, caught daily by local fisherman or incorporating on-island fruits and vegetables. Forbes Travel Guide’s editors’ list of the five best places to eat in Antigua includes:
1. Carmichael’s. Perched high atop the rolling hills at Sugar Ridge resort, this fine dining restaurant offers open-air dining and some of the best views on the island, particularly at sunset.
2. Sheer Rock. A walk from Cocobay Resort, Sheer Rocks is known for its spectacular water views (dine at sunset) and an equally stylish setup of six tiered pavilions set out over – guess what – rocks.
3. East. We love all of the restaurants at the intimate Carlisle Bay resort (don’t miss the locally made yogurt at Indigo on the Beach at breakfast), but the fresh Asian flavors of East are a nice departure from traditional Caribbean jerk seasonings.
4. The Estate House. The fine dining restaurant at Jumby Bay, this Mediterranean-inspired eatery is set in a separate Spanish Colonial house on the western edge of the private island. It serves dinner and afternoon tea Monday through Saturday.
5. The Bay at Nonsuch Bay Resort. In a peaceful open-air setting, award-winning chef Mitchell Husbands serves a refined menu of classic Caribbean and international fare.