The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

It’s the holidays and Christmas is less than two {2} weeks away and I’m ecstatic, because I get to spend it with my family in Antigua! I haven’t spent Christmas in the islands for over a decade and my little cousin getting married is the perfect reason to do so. Of course in true foodie style though, I had to explore as many restaurants as possible. Which also gave me the chance to create this list of the 11 best places to eat and drink in Antigua. Plus it didn’t feel like work at all as most of the spots were footsteps away from the beach.

Known for its 365 powdery white sand beaches and beautiful weather year round, it’s no surprise that Antigua is a popular Caribbean destination. Located in the Leewards Islands, close to neighboring islands like Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua is a gem waiting to be discovered. As Antiguans say “the beach is only the beginning”, which is absolutely true in my book. After all Antigua is home to the famous Wadadli beer and some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean.  Let’s explore the fabulous beach restaurants, shall we?

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

-Market in St. John’s

Beach Limerz

Tucked away on Fort beach, you wouldn’t find Beach Limerz unless you went looking. It’s my absolute favorite chill place to go to while in Antigua. Hence why it made it to the 11 best places to eat and drink in Antigua list. Plus the fact that it’s one of the best beach restaurants close to my family’s home certainly helps. It’s really laid back and the ambiance of the waves crashing against the shore definitely calms you. It’s no coincidence that their tagline is “where food and drink make waves”. Beach Limerz is open everyday, but Thursdays through Sundays are the best nights to be entertained. From karaoke to the classic sounds of the steel band, you’ll be sure to have good time. I took my mom, cousin and a good friend of mine along for some much needed entertainment and of course food and drinks.

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Now about the food and drinks. We had the Fungee Balls which is made from corn meal and stuffed with sailfish and then deep fried. They were delicious and I enjoyed the texture of the fried cornmeal. By the way Fungee is Antigua’s national dish. We also had the Conch Fritters, which is conch mixed in a flour based batter and fried to yummy perfection. The coconut flaked Butterfly Shrimp was very well seasoned and tasted delicious. Although I didn’t have the Chicken Alfredo Pasta this time around, I can tell you that it’s a must-have!

Where: Fort Beach

Price: $$$

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

Coconut Grove/ Kon Tiki

Coconut Grove restaurant is located in Dickenson Bay and shares the beautiful turqouise beach with Sandals and a few other restaurants. Yet they stand out as one of the most relaxing places to catch some rays, share a few laughs with your bartender, be super casual and chill and especially enjoy great food. You can start your day there with a really early fully loaded breakfast, or even enjoy a lovely candle dinner at nights.

Our Pina Colada and Rum Punch were the perfect way to kick off the afternoon. Pina colada had a flavorful blend of coconut cream and rum, that you’d expect to get. My rum punch was exactly that, a punch of rum with a small amount of juice, just the way I like it lol. We enjoyed the rather creamy and delicious seafood pasta, which was packed with calamari, crab meat and shrimp. A mouthful of goodness indeed. Best part of all is that one serving can be split between you and a friend during lunch time! This was certainly another great meal on the beach.

Where: Dickenson Bay

Price: $$$

Where To Eat In Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

Next up is Kon Tiki, my favorite bar in the middle of the ocean. Well to be fair it’s the only bar in the middle of the ocean that I’ve ever been on. Though the owner may be a bit cuckoo it’s definitely worth the experience. Surprisingly this time around they had small finger food being grilled to have with your cocktail of choice. It’s a definite must-visit spot!

Where: Dickenson Bay

Price: $

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

Castaways

Casual, laid back, on the beach? Yes please.

That takes us to the beachy fun, beautiful calm beaches, true Bohemian Rhapsody served with cool beverages and delicious food at Castaways. Fun, sun and ever changing  groove moving beats to keep you busy.

Castaways is another great place to work on being the next American idol, during karaoke. Or you can chill and enjoy the live band and other entertainments during the evenings there.

Where: Jolly Harbour

Price: $$$

Where To Eat In Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

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Sheer Rocks

Sheer Rocks made it to the 11 best places to eat and drink in Antigua list, because I don’t believe I’ll ever get over the beauty of it. My first time during the summer time, truly made me feel like I was on vacation. The pristine location overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea just has a way of taking your breath away. There’s nothing quite like being in a pool on a cliffside, enjoying a cocktail while watching the sky turn into beautiful shade of orange. That’s the magic of Sheer Rocks. This time around we only had cocktails and enjoyed the pool. but you can check out the tapas dishes from my last post.

Where: Ffryes Beach

Price: $$$$

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Tapas Lunch at Sheer Rocks in Antigua

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Rum Bus Beach

Rum Bus is just a few minutes drive from the popular Jolly Harbor area. As the name suggest, the aesthetics is that of a bus on a beach, plus the fact that they are known for having Mount Gay Rum. In addition there’s a unique pool made out of a boat, hammocks, cabanas and most importantly the view of the beach which is a stones throw away. We enjoyed a few drinks including the RBM and other rum infused cocktails. We split a couple burgers and fries, my favorite being the Limbo fish burger. Rum bus is the spot to go to for a nice rum filled get-away with bae or your girls.

Where: Crabbe Hill

Price: $$$

Where To Eat In Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Jacqui O’s Beach-house

With a name like that, can you expect anything short of a chic vibe at a beachfront restaurant? Go for the modern French cuisine fused with Caribbean cuisine and great cocktails. Afterward, digest your meal while lounging on one of the relaxing white chic daybeds. We went for the champagne, beach and a few cocktails, all the things great vacations are made of. The staff and owner were very warm and welcoming.

Where: Crabbe Hill

Price: $$$$

Where To Eat In Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Xcape

The perfect late night spot in historical Redcliffe Quay for cocktails, finger food and my absolute favorite; karaoke! This may be hard to believe, but during the week, there isn’t much to do on the island, but that’s where Xcape comes in. It seems like they are always open, which makes sense since they are open “until”. The staff is really great and funny, and best of all is drinks and food are really inexpensive!

Where: Redcliffe Quay

Price: $

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Donut Ace

Of course Donut Ace Antigua’s only donut shop made it to this list. After all I did write an entire blog post about them during my last visit. However this time around, my friend did the honors of picking up their holiday donut for me. For one thing it was a pretty sweet favor {pun intended}, considering it’s the most festive thing I’ve done on my trip. As you can guess, I couldn’t wait to take a bite of the delicious donut.

Where: Redcliffe Quay

Price: $

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Ana’s on the Beach

The sense of style, the atmosphere, the location all lends to a perfect moment at Ana’s on the Beach. As the brilliant light of day hits the turquoise of the Caribbean Sea, or the sun’s sultry rays set on the distant horizon. Whether you choose to visit for lunch, tapas or dinner your senses will explore the taste of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. All ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. Drinks are strong and the food is exquisite. I recommend the Curry Pumpkin Soup and Seafood Pasta.

Where: Dickenson Bay

Price: $$$$

Where To Eat In Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Fred’s Belgian Waffles and Ice Cream- Redcliffe Quay

Have you ever had ice cream so good that you keep playing the taste on repeat in your head? No, just me? Well there’s no shame in my dessert eating game, so I can admit that I’m addicted to ice cream. I can still remember the rich fruity taste of both the strawberry and mango flavored ice creams at Fred’s. I enjoy their ice cream so much that I risked being late for my flight for one more scoop!

Where: Redcliffe Quay

Price: $$

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The Wedding

What better way to celebrate the holidays than having a big wedding? The red wedding as I like to call it {GOT fans knows what I mean lol} was beautiful to experience. Not only did I have the joy of witnessing my cousin marry the love of his life, but also I did as a bridesmaid. Cheers to unconditional love!

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

-Turner’s Beach

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-Coco Rose Hotel

Boxing Day

The best last day ever, thanks to my friends! Delicious home-made lunch, a cruise on the boat, last call drinks and great convos were just what I needed.

Thank you again Antigua for being so beautiful.

Thanks for reading this blog post and should you ever find yourself in Antigua, be sure to check out a few of the 11 best places to eat and drink in Antigua.

Have a fantabulous day! Love, Atalee.

-Jolly Harbour

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

Where To Eat In Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Antigua

-West Point Bar

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