Fodor's Expert Review Jacqui O's BeachHouse at Love Beach

$$$$ Elsewhere on Antigua Eclectic

A bevy of Bouviers would no doubt adore this stylish beachfront boîte, which conjures a St. Tropez–gone–tropical vibe. Brit owner Lance Leonhardt visited six islands and 65 properties before settling on this spot. The turquoise throw pillows, fuchsia upholstery, and vivid abstract artworks are a sexy contrast with the giant white canopied beach chairs. The sound track, ranging from Pavarotti to Papagayo Club, duets harmoniously with the soothing surf; the almost ritualistic dancing between 6 and 8 is purely optional. Lance claims that his kitchen offers the Caribbean's only sous vide molecular cooking. The results are stunning, from tiger prawn ravioli in gossamer lobster sauce kissed with lemongrass and ginger to decadent foie gras burger with veal-truffle dipping sauce to velvety chocolate-crusted panna cotta. Pair your selections with the excellent if occasionally pricey wines, including superb rosés. Add stellar service and you might walk out feeling like a Kennedy.

Eclectic Romantic Trendy Views Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Off Valley Rd.
Crab Hill, St. Mary  Antigua and Barbuda

268-562–2218

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and 4 nights weekly; call ahead

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