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Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in Barbados, Jamaica and Martinique

Discover some of our favourite spots in the West Indies.

Barbados

John Moore Bar

John Moore Bar

Ocean breezes and local gossip keep folks coming back to this bare-bones rum shop. Order a half-bottle, take a cola from the fridge and pull up a bench.

Hwy. 1B, Weston, 246-422-2258

The Crane Resort

The Crane Resort

This low-key luxury resort on the restless southeast coast is the oldest continuously operating hotel in the Caribbean. The cliffside setting conceals one of the island’s best swimming spots, on the beach below.

What we loved Catching a sunrise from our historic suite in the original 1880s building.

St. Philip, 246-423-6220, thecrane.com

Jamaica

The Villas at Half Moon

The Villas at Half Moon

On the beach a 10-minute drive east of Montego Bay’s airport, these newly renovated villas make a secluded base for your next family getaway, company retreat or rum-hunting expedition.

What we loved Paddling, snorkelling and sailing along the hotel’s three kilometres of beachfront.

Rose Hall, Montego Bay, 876-953-2211, halfmoon.com

Scotchies

Scotchies

Locals line up alongside tourists to fork down jerk fish, chicken and (especially) pork at this family-owned roadside restaurant. An essential stop for those in search of both heat and flavour.

Falmouth Rd., Montego Bay, 876-953-8041

Martinique

Point de Vue Restaurant

Point de Vue Restaurant

This casual, open-air spot – cats are underfoot and hummingbirds are everywhere – overlooks Anse Charpentier Beach and the Atlantic Ocean and serves up a stellar octopus fricassee.

Anse Charpentier, 596-596-69-05-22

The Simon

Photo: Michael André Ankermüller

The Simon

The new, upbeat contemporary Simon Hotel in downtown Fort-de-France demands your attention with La Table de Marcel, its sophisticated restaurant run by hometown hero Marcel Ravin, whose Monaco restaurant Blue Bay nabbed a Michelin star.

1, avenue Loulou Boilaville, Fort-de-France, 596-596-50-22-22, hotel-simon.com

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BARBADOS     JAMAICA     MARTINIQUE     SUN DESTINATIONS