A Foodie’s Guide to Saint Lucia’s Local Cuisine
Thanks to the all-inclusive features of Coconut Bay, foodies can truly rejoice in the abundance of options set at their feet here. With a luxury stay at our five-star Serenity resort, you’ll enjoy access to decadent dining across the property. While you can satisfy nearly any craving while you’re staying with us, there are a few distinctive features to look for if you’re interested in trying an authentic taste of the island.
Distinctive Flavors with Island Flair
Saint Lucian cuisine is a flavorful blend of Creole and East Indian dishes with a touch of French flair. Local produce abounds, including mangoes, tangerines, and avocados, while fresh seafood awaits just off the shores. The national dish of Saint Lucia is referred to by locals as green figs and saltfish and consists of green bananas with dried salted cod. The traditional breakfast here consists of cocoa tea and “bakes,” which are bits of fried dough. Bakes and saltfish are both available on the breakfast menu in the Greathouse.
Complement your Saint Lucian fare with the island’s traditional spirit – rum. Saint Lucia’s sugar plantations gave rise to its strong connection with the drink, as rum is made from the sticky sweet by-product of sugar manufacturing. Saint Lucian made Chairman’s Reserve is readily available for sampling in Serenity’s bars.
Traditional Tastes at Coconut Bay
Coconut Bay offers a wide selection of mouth-watering flavors that are inspired by the island’s own distinct culture and guests of Serenity are welcome to dine at any of Coconut Bay’s restaurants. Head to Calabash, one of the resort’s signature dining locations for a taste of Creole and Caribbean cuisine. Jerk and curry seasonings feature heavily on the menu, with options like herb crusted local snapper and Creole pork tenderloin.
At the Jerk Treehouse, you’ll enjoy made-to-order creations that feature Coconut Bay’s own jerk marinade. Pork, chicken, and fish grace the menu. This casual dining destination is perfect for a laid-back lunch after a dip in the pool.
Local Features in The Greathouse at Serenity
Guests at our luxurious Serenity resort have access to gourmet Saint Lucian fare at The Greathouse. Here, local produce takes centre stage in dishes carefully crafted for our guests’ refined palates. Chef Angelo Konidis brings farm-to-table dining to the island, featuring produce from our own greenhouses and gardens in elegant dishes like char-grilled octopus or blackened Mahi-Mahi. Don’t miss the homemade ice cream for a sweet finish to your delightful dining experience.
Serenity at Coconut Bay puts a seemingly endless range of choices before you for distinctive island dining. You can easily tap in to the fresh local flavors of our Caribbean locale with these delicious picks.