Fodor's Expert Review Carambola Beach Club

$$$$ St. Kitts Eclectic

This ultrastylish restaurant unfurls sensuously down South Friar's Bay, like something out of St. Tropez. More casual lunches take full advantage of the beachfront setting, with white tents and hedonistic beach beds. But nighttime is truly spectacular, as outdoor fiber-optic fountains enhance the visual flair of the vast, sleek-but-not-slick interior replete with eat-in wine cellar and tile-and-layered-wood sushi bar. Starters include the original maki rolls. Seafood such as breaded grouper in orange beurre blanc is masterfully executed; nothing at Carambola is overcooked. The sole letdown is the wine list. Although it's the island's largest, it lacks imagination; however, the by-the-glass selections are at least reasonably priced, and there are a few prizes.

Eclectic Romantic Trendy Views Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

South Friar's Bay, St. Kitts  St. Kitts and Nevis

869-465–9090

www.carambolabeachclub.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner Mon. and Tues., Lunch is offered only on cruise-ship days; call ahead to confirm hrs of operation

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