Often overlooked as a mere stopover en route from St Barts to Martinique, Bas-du-Fort, Guadeloupe, is gaining recognition as a destination in its own right. With traditional Creole foods and delicious drinks with sea views all offered within a few metres of the marina, you’ve no excuse not to dive into a plate of fresh lobster during your time in this charming seaside town. Bring a bib when visiting the best waterside restaurants in Bas-du-Fort.
Feast at these foodie seafront spots by booking a SamBoat.
Hang around Coco Kafe long enough and you might turn into a local. There’s no cooler place to lose track of time chatting with strangers than under the large umbrellas of the grassy terrace. Feel free to peruse the menu, though you’ll quickly hone in on one of their spreads: an appetizer of shrimp tails and tuna tartare, a souffle chicken supreme with foie gras and mushroom duxelles entrée, and soft bitter chocolate with English sauce for dessert.
It’s wine o’clock at Le 9 no matter when you arrive. Trust the master sommelier to pair a fine wine, whisky, aged rum, cognac, or cigar with every scrumptious dish on the menu. A slightly seared tuna tataki, a red snapper with citrus crust, and a Breton puck topped with an apple flambée, vanilla ice cream, and salted butter caramel mousse, each paired with the perfect drink.
Your sailing buddies back at the yacht club will be shocked that you rerouted your course to Bas-du-Fort to eat pizza at Le Jiss. Tell them to trim their jib and see for themselves why a sweet duck cream-base pizza is worth a few days at sea. Better yet, send them a picture with a slice in one hand and a Cuba libre in the other, with the water sparkling behind you, of course.