Formerly known as Anacaona of Grace Bay Club, this chic palapa-style, open-air restaurant has the most romantic setting along Grace Bay, and for most, in all of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Despite its elite clientele and high prices, the restaurant continues to offer a memorable dining experience minus any formality or attitude, even though men are expected to wear long pants and collared shirts, and children under 12 are not allowed. Oil lamps create an evening glow, and the murmur of trade winds adds to the Edenic ambience. Mesmerizing ocean views, along with exquisite service, make this an ideal choice when you want the best without a care in the world. The kitchen uses the island's bountiful seafood and fresh produce to craft superb cuisine. They also offer a raw bar, featuring a variety of ceviches: scallops, salmon, and mahimahi. It's a good thing the setting is amazing, as the portions are “elegantly” sized.
May 10, 2015
My spouse and I dined at Fin (previously called “Anacoana”, and now also called “Fin”) for dinner on a Sunday night in late April 2015. About one month prior to our arrival, we requested a reservation via email, and the restaurant responded promptly with a confirmation. Infiniti is located at the Grace Bay Club, which was a 10-minute (0.5-mile) walk on lighted and paved sidewalks from our hotel, the Seven Stars Resort. Infiniti is open for
dinner only from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, every evening except Monday. Infiniti is a AAA 4-diamond restaurant; in addition, Fodors claims it to have the best setting in the Turks and Caicos, and perhaps in the whole Caribbean. Infiniti offers primarily outdoor dining; some tables are beneath a covered roof. The remainder of the tables are arranged on various wooden decks surrounded by tropical foliage. The choicest tables are positioned on a deck that overlooks the sand and ocean (which is why we think that Fodors deems it the “best setting”). The décor of this restaurant is hip and modern, and the bar area through which you “enter” features a 90-foot long infinity bar and casual furniture groupings near both a firepit and fireplace. Fin has no official dress code; however, most patrons sported resort casual wear (for example, most men wore Bermuda-type dress shorts and collared Polo-type shirts). On the evening that we dined, a gentleman playing acoustic guitar and singing provided entertainment throughout most of our meal; he played a lovely selection of romantic songs including “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (the modern version), “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Wonderful Tonight”, and “Sway”. According to the Grace Bay website website, live music is available on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings (however, we visited on a Sunday night, when there was definitely live entertainment). As our appetizer, we shared the dungeness crab toast (accompanied by avocado, asparagus, and almonds) and the chilled avocado soup (garnished with sea scallops, sour cream, and peppers), followed by the jerk chicken and “festival” as our entrée (the spicy main dish contained two pieces of chicken, a chicken sausage slider [called “festival”], and a sausage link, accompanied by steamed carrots and squash). Prior to our meal, the waiter delivered a square slate full of six tiny rolls and two kinds of butter (one regular butter, one seaweed-flavored butter); sadly, the rolls were rather dry and tasteless, and we barely finished one roll each. With the exception of the rolls, the food was tasty, the presentation was attractive, and the service was good. We enjoyed our dinner at Infiniti, and feel that it is a good fine-dining choice in Grace Bay.