The only restaurant on the east side of the island, casual and friendly Loutier Coco serves an extremely tasty lunch buffet of the usual Creole favorites. Expect items like a beautifully spiced octopus curry in coconut milk, delicious grilled fish, roast pork, veggie curries, several piquant salads of mango or papaya, and dessert. Located just off Grande Anse beach, the sand floors, coconut-frond and hibiscus-flower decor, and brightly painted rustic murals invite dining
in one's swimsuit. Try to arrive early, as items like the grilled fish tend to dry out a bit towards the end. Open for lunch only from 12:30–3, and serving drinks from 8–5. If you call a day ahead, you can organize a lobster feast.