One of the TOP TEN fine Dining Restaurants in the Caribbean
Rainforest Hideaway in Marigot Bay won a coveted TripAdvisor ’Travellers‘ Choice‘ award for 2013, listing it as one of the Caribbean‘s Top Ten Fine Dining Restaurants, The award puts Rainforest alongside such famous restaurants as The Cliff in Barbados, L’Estraminet in St Maarten and Pikayo in Puerto Rico - and it’s not for the first time! Rainforest made the same list five years ago and the team is delighted to have done it again.
But according to Jean-Rene Du Boulay, Rainforest’s Manager for the last seven years, Rainforest is not about awards and certificates. ‘It’s nice to be Number One, but our motivation is making people happy. For us it’s about delighting and surprising our guests, it’s about exceeding their expectations and giving them an enchanted evening with fabulous food, fine wine, impeccable service and a magical ambiance.‘
And even the little ferry that brings guests across the bay (free to diners) makes the two minute trip a part of that magic . As one guest recently said ‚‘we had seen pictures on the internet, but when we actually stepped on the boat and the twinkling restaurant lights were coming nearer and nearer, we felt like we were being transported
into a different world. And then when we arrived on the dock with the Maitre D waiting to greet us we felt like VIPs!‘
Many regular visitors to Saint Lucia, especially the ones who have their own motor yachts and sailboats, make an annual pilgrimage to Rainforest; they look forward to greeting the team they’ve got to know over the years and Jean Rene, Tessie the barman, Rachel and Chef Myron love to see old friends returning. Visiting celebrities who come into the bay on their mega yachts always add a touch of glamour too, but Rainforest, right from the beginning, has been a favourite hideaway for St Lucians and visitors alike.
Rainforest has a lovely waterfront bar, right on the lagoon, so drop in for a drink while you browse the sophisticated International/Caribbean fusion menu prepared by our impressive kitchen crew - who are always creating new and exciting dishes. Right now, Rainforest is one of very few local restaurants doing its bit to save the reefs by serving lionfish; a delicious, delicate white fish which is becoming very popular, especially with diners from New York. And when you’ve made your choice, you can take a little more time to relax, watch the fish dancing in the lighted lagoon and sip champagne under the stars – and sometimes with the stars. Rainforest is open every night in the winter season and on Wednesdays and Saturdays there‘s live jazz with Emerson and the Empress, a cool and very unusual musical duo.
Call 451 4485 or 286 0511 for reservations at Rainforest Hideaway.