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The seafood in Turks and Caicos is about as fresh as fresh can get — and there are plenty of restaurants the specialize delicacies from the deep. Here are Forbes Travel Guide editors’ suggestions for the five best places to eat in Turks and Caicos:
1. Magnolia Restaurant & Wine Bar. Located on one of the few elevated spots on the island, Magnolia offers unbeatable views of Turtle Cove Marina from its wood deck. As for the food, you’ll dine on seafood with Mediterranean and Asian flavors — think seared tuna with soy ginger salsa or covered in a black pepper and sesame crust.
2. Stelle. Come here to eat under the palms, by the pool or even on a private floating island in the Gansevoort’s pool. Stelle’s Chef Kevin serves up Mediterranean cuisine with local specialties like conch, grouper, snapper, mahi mahi and Caribbean spiny lobster.
3. Parallel23. This restaurant at Regent Palms sets the scene for romance with its elegant décor and French doors that let the ocean air in. The Caribbean fusion menu is delicious, highlighted by dishes such as crab rolls and sea bass to Moulard duck and veal tenderloin.
4. Anacaona. The adults-only restaurant at the luxurious Grace Bay Resort is one of the most elegant places to dine in Turks and Caicos. Chef Martin Davies uses exquisitely fresh fish to create an inventive, Caribbean spiced menu with dishes ranching from conch cannelloni with salmon mousseline to seared foie gras with banana bread and mangoes to jerked Chilean seabass. Naturally, there are tropical cocktails to match.
5. Coyaba Restaurant. Directly behind Grace Bay Club and next to Caribbean Paradise Inn, this posh restaurant serves up inventive creations from chef Paul Newman, who won the 2011 Canadian Iron Chef competition. If you like creative dishes such as whole yellow snapper fried in Thai spices, an updated version of lobster Thermidor or lemon meringue pie with an island twist, this is the place for you.