The Best Sandals Resort for Foodies: Where To Dine in Style

Are you a foodie like we are at Wedding Pioneer?

When we’re not busy uploading more wedding food ideas, we love helping food lovers plan a destination wedding or honeymoon.

Today, we’re happy to present the best Sandals Resort for foodies!

Eating delicious food—especially with the one you love—is powerful stuff, and it creates memories you’ll savor for the rest of your lives.

Let’s make yummy food memories at your destination wedding or Sandals honeymoon!

A Wedding Menu With Countless Options

There are so many reasons to hold your destination wedding at a Sandals resort:

Yes, you’re getting married on a Caribbean island with delicious and unique food to explore. Still, the best Sandals resorts for foodies will cater your wedding event to the theme you desire.

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Check out Best Sandals Resort for Weddings: 9 Beautiful Locations as you begin planning your destination wedding!

These sample menus can be customized for your destination wedding at a Sandals resort:

  1. French Themed Menu
  2. Southern Table Themed Menu
  3. Italian Themed Menu
  4. East Indian Themed Dinner
  5. New Orleans Bourbon Street Dinner
  6. Asian Dinner
  7. Mexican Dinner

Imagine serving one of these extraordinary meals to your destination wedding guests!

And for foodies, your Sandals honeymoon is extra-special too. A special treat for newlyweds is a private candlelit dinner for two, and your meal begins as the sun sets over a Caribbean sea. 

Check out your private candlelight dinner menu!

Sandals Is Foodie Goals for Honeymooners

“Only the World’s Best Serves the World’s Best…”

That’s the global gourmet motto at Sandals, and they take pride in delivering the most memorable cuisine to your honeymoon plate!

Before we get into the delicious details, here’s what you can expect on your Sandals honeymoon:

  • 23 cuisines from around the world
  • up to 16 restaurants per resort, with Sandals resorts in St. Lucia, Jamaica, and Barbados offering dine-around privileges at nearby properties
  • to complement your meals, Sandals serves premium liquors and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines that are exclusive to Sandals
  • 24-hour room service in your honeymoon Butler or Love Nest Suite at a Sandals resort.

We’re getting into specifics about the gourmet restaurants you’ll enjoy at the Sandals resort of your choice. And before we take you there, we think you should know something.

Sandals Culinary Team Has Your Back

Are you vegetarian? Maybe you want a more balanced menu and healthier choices for your wedding menu or honeymoon meals.

The Sandals Culinary Team has your back!

Speak to your Sandals wedding planner about any food issues, and they’ll do their best to accommodate you. 

Sandals Global Gourmet culinary concierges are trained to handing the following dietary requests:

  • Food allergies
  • Gluten-free choices
  • Lactose-free choices
  • Lower calorie counts
  • Vegan and vegetarian menus.

We can speak from experience—it’s a relief to know that you’ve got some food planning and preparation options, especially for your wedding and honeymoon.

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Are you a farm-to-table travel foodie? This Sandals blog says 96% of all ingredients used at Sandals Resorts in Jamaica come from local farms and are served fresh.

Okay, let’s look at the world of dining possibilities at Sandals!

All-Inclusive Dining at 5-Star Sandals Resorts

We love this cool restaurant tab on the Sandals website. It describes 23 worldwide cuisines available at Sandals, and you filter results to see the gourmet dining options at your Sandals in the Caribbean.

Here’s a selection of the international flavors you’ll find at Sandals. So pick your favorites, and prepare to discover more because the gourmet restaurants at Sandals Resorts are continually evolving!

Asian Cuisine

These are the best of the best Asian restaurants at Sandals:

Chi Asian Fusion blends regional recipes from China, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, and Thailand in an energized eatery that’s infused with the concept of Chi—ancient Chinese for life force.

Foodie reviewers rave about menu items here, from the traditional Pad Thai and General Tso chicken to the freshly prepared Ahi Poke Jar.

Royal Thai at Sandals Royal Caribbean

Royal Thai is located on a private island at Sandals Royal Caribbean, and you ride on an authentic dragon boat to get to the restaurant! You’ll revel in the dishes, from spiced beef and pork loin simmered in ginger sauce.

SANDALS Royal Caribbean: Beach Resort In Montego Bay

This luxury all-inclusive resort in Jamaica embraces the refined British heritage with a Georgian-style Great House, manicured gardens with roaming peacocks, authentic British Pub, and afternoon tea traditions. 

Find Asian cuisine at Sandals Jamaica (Montego BayOchiNegrilSouth CoastRoyal Caribbean), Sandals St. Lucia (Halcyon Beach, Grande St. LucianRegency La Toc), Sandals Barbados, Sandals Bahamas, Sandals Grenada, and Sandals Grande Antigua.

East Indian Cuisine

Sandals Emerald Bay Indian Cuisine

Bombay Club takes you on a culinary journey of aromatic Indian spices, from chili peppers, ginger, coriander, nutmeg, cardamom, and saffron in favorites like Shrimp Pakoras, Butter Chicken, and Vegetable Samosas.

SANDALS Emerald Bay: All-Inclusive Resort In Exuma

A premier destination for lovers of all things exclusive, Sandals Emerald Bay offers a distinct enclave of refinement.

Find Indian cuisine at Sandals Royal Caribbean (Jamaica), Sandals Barbados, Sandals Emerald Bay (Bahamas), and Sandals Grande St. Lucian.

Caribbean Cuisine

Barefoot by the Sea is a purely sensory experience for foodies—you savor enticing Caribbean dishes while admiring turquoise seas, and you can also dine in your bare feet with your toes curled in powdery sand!

Sandals Montego Bay Caribbean Cuisine OLEANDER

We’d love smoked seafood spread on garlic crostinis as an appetizer, followed by peppered reef shrimp. Or maybe a roasted pumpkin with beetroot to start and oven-baked stuff zucchini as the main!

Oleander is an intimate and elegant dining experience at Sandals Montego Bay. This memorable restaurant seats only 42 guests, with reservations and resort attire suggested. 

SANDALS Montego Bay: All-Inclusive Resort In Jamaica

The first-ever Sandals all-inclusive resort, Sandals Montego Bay, now has even more ways to enjoy luxury while reveling in the spirit of romance and fun on Jamaica’s coastline. 

Popular choices here are Pan-Seared Snapper in Scotch Bonnet-Lime Broth or Blue Mountain Coffee-Rubbed Striploin Steak. Both of these outstanding entrees deliver a flavor sensation that’s pure Jamaica.

Find Caribbean cuisine at Sandals Jamaica, Sandals St. LuciaSandals BarbadosSandals Grenada, Sandals Grande Antigua, and Sandals Emerald Bay (Bahamas).

American Cuisine

Butch’s Chophouse is an elegant, a-la-carte steakhouse (and much more!) with top-quality beef from grain-fed Black Angus and Waygu steers. 

Sandals Ochi American Cuisine Southern table

How does a Steak Diane sound with a creamy mushroom-Cognac sauce? Maybe you’d like to try chargrilled, cumin-honey marinated New Zealand lamb chops or a premium Hungry Planet filet mignon for plant-based foodies.

SANDALS Ochi: All-Inclusive Resort In Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Modern chic and private exclusivity, meet in the heart of Jamaica in a resort that features the best of both worlds. On one side of paradise, discover the beachside Caribbean Riviera with a hot beach club. 

Mariner Seaside Bar & Grill is like comfort food in paradise! We can imagine the delicious items cooking up right now on the grill, featuring classics like quesadillas, beef, or veggie burgers, along with island specialties like a Jamaican Jerk Burger on a toasted bun with American cheese!

Find American cuisine at Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Barbados, Sandals Grenada, and Sandals Ochi.

Italian Cuisine

La Tavola gets its name from the Italian word for kitchen table, and this authentic choice serves farm-fresh Italian cuisine with a “healthy dose of grandma’s amore!” 

We’d choose a Polpo all Griglia app here (grilled octopus with a cauliflower purée), followed by a Lasagne Classiche and a yummy Tiramisù to finish.

Cucina Romana was built on four generations of culinary tradition in Grado, Italy.

The chef moved to the Caribbean from Grado, bringing authentic Italian recipes using fresh-grown basil and tomatoes in signature Antipasti, Minestre e Ensalate, and Primi Piati. 

Sandals Barbados Italian Cuisine

Mario’s features cuisine from Italy’s Lombardia Region that will make you feel like you’re dining in Tuscany.

Italian pasta dishes here feature fresh seafood like mussels, calamari, and swordfish, or try Mario’s signature entree, Ossobuco alla Milanese with Saffron Risotto.

SANDALS Barbados: All-Inclusive in St. Lawrence Gap

Sandals Barbados is the most exclusive Sandals Resort ever created in a premier destination that’s long been a favorite of jet-setters.

You’ll also find plenty of casual Italian eateries at Sandals resorts, like the made-to-order pizzas at Dino’s Pizzeria served in the fresh open air.

Practically every region of Italian cuisine is available onsite to lucky Sandals guests.

If you’re staying at Sandals Royal Plantation, visit Valentino’s at Sandals Ochi. If you choose Sandals Royal Barbados, make an evening of it at Portofino’s at Sandals Barbados.

French Cuisine

Josephine’s takes its name from Napoleon’s empress, and this gourmet French crêperie serves delicious coffees and the sweet treats you’ll crave (like apple and oat crumbles) along with heartier lunch fare like chicken and spinach stuffed crêpes.

Sandals Royal Barbados French Cuisine Parisienne Balcony Dining

La Toc is traditional French dining at its finest, and the Parisian menu pairs wines from the most celebrated vineyards in the world.

But the atmosphere isn’t stuffy, and innovative dishes like sea scallops in puff pastry with a Chablis cream sauce may surprise you!

SANDALS Royal Barbados: All-Inclusive in St. Lawrence Gap

Experience the epitome of elegant luxury, where extraordinary innovations and sublime indulgences abound.

Find Caribbean cuisine at Sandals Jamaica, Sandals St. Lucia, Sandals Barbados, Sandals Grenada, Sandals Grande Antigua, and Sandals Emerald Bay (Bahamas).

Modern European

Sandals Royal Curaсao Modern European Vincent Restaurant

Vincent is European fusion presented in a casually chic setting at Sandals Royal Curaçao. This culinary homage to painter Vincent van Gogh puts you at ease, even as your dining experience gets elevated!

SANDALS Royal Curacao: All-Inclusive near Willemstad

Sandals newest all-inclusive resort in Curaçao is where the natural romance of this intimate island comes alive.

Special mentions here go to the Aubergine Caviar, the Wild Mushroom Bisque, a gorgeous Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon with beluga lentils, and a plant-based Mushroom “Steak” with orange braised Belgian endive and a sweet potato purée.


Bahama Bay at Sandals Great Exuma can’t seem to make its mind up… and we mean that in the best way!

Sandals Emerald Bay International Cuisine

From a crave-inducing buffet breakfast that will have you coming back to lunch selections ranging from Asian to Continental, Bahama Bay serves up excellence.

SANDALS Emerald Bay: All-Inclusive Resort In Exuma

A premier destination for lovers of all things exclusive, Sandals Emerald Bay offers a distinct enclave of refinement.

While they shine all day, Bahama Bay still saves the best for nighttime with Bahamian-Caribbean dinner delights. Try their specialty cocktail with your meal—the Grilled Pineapple Ginger Martini!

Casual Bites

Your snack attacks will be satisfied by food bars (and food trucks!) offered at the best Sandals resorts for foodies. 

Lovers Lanes in Sandals Royal Barbados

Here are a few to tease your appetite:

  • Soy Sushi Bar offers the traditional and contemporary sushi creations we all love.
  • Lovers Lanes is Sandals’ first-ever bowling alley at Sandals Royal Barbados. Enjoy stouts, lagers, and ales from around the world, and nibble on Chipotle Pork Poutine, Bang! Bang! Cauliflower and everyone’s favorite Battered Onion Rings!
SANDALS Royal Barbados: All-Inclusive in St. Lawrence Gap

Experience the epitome of elegant luxury, where extraordinary innovations and sublime indulgences abound.

Sandals realized that we food truck foodies are in a special class all our own… so Sandals Royal Curaçao has created the first seaside food trucks at any Sandals resort!

Sandals Royal Curaçao Food Truck Toteki

Here’s what your taste buds can expect from a gourmet food truck at Sandals Royal Curaçao:

  • Toteki is your intro to delicious Curaçao snacks like Kroketten, grilled fish kebabs, and chargrilled striploin smothered in onions and mushrooms with a red wine sauce.
  • La Palma is your open-air location for Spanish tapas by the sea. The meatballs in sherry-tomato sauce, omelet tortilla with Spanish potatoes and onions, and seafood in saffron rice are yummy!
  • Kishi offers creations like Chicken Teriyaki Baos, Toyko Style Veggie Bowls, and Massman Beef Curries that fill the ocean air with delectable aromas!

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: If you two are foodies who also love golf or scuba diving, we’ve made it easier for you to choose the best Sandals resort. Check out 11 Best Sandals Resorts for Scuba Diving in 2023 and Best Sandals Resort for Golf: Our Top 8 For 2023.

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