Where To Find The Best Food Options At Sandals All-Inclusive Resorts

If you’re thinking about staying at a Sandals all-inclusive resort, chances are you’ve heard good things about its restaurants. You may have heard that this luxury resort is one of the best all-inclusive resorts for delicious food. We concur! Sandals restaurants are known for their world-class chefs, the freshest ingredients, and the incredible ambiance of the multiple restaurants located at each resort.

At Sandals Resorts, you can check into your resort knowing that your all-inclusive package includes all restaurant dining options on property. This is true for every Sandals resort, all of which feature award-winning restaurants. From Italian, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine to Jamaican and Caribbean flavors, there’s no doubt you’ll find something you’ll love at these resorts.

Each property has its own selection of restaurants (which you can find on the respective resort’s dining page), so that is something to keep in mind when selecting the right Sandals resort for you. At Sandals Resorts, you’ll have a range of dining options to choose from including Soy (sushi), Butch’s, Kimonos (oriental), and others.

To help you decide the best Sandals resort to go to, we’ve summed up what you can expect from the amazing Sandals restaurants!

Good to know: 96% of all ingredients used for the dishes at Sandals Resorts in Jamaica are freshly sourced from a local farm and on your plate within 24 hours. This enables Sandals to support the local economy, particularly small farmers.

In this article on the Sandals Blog:

Guest’s favorite Sandals restaurants
Guest’s favorite lunchtime spots at Sandals
The best Sandals Resorts for foodies
FAQs about all-inclusive resort food

Guest’s favorite Sandals restaurants

We won’t blame you if the dining is what you’re most looking forward to during your Sandals all-inclusive vacation – aside from the Red Lane® Spa, infinity pools, and overwater bungalows, of course. Sandals Resorts have so many options for dining, from gourmet to more casual options and most of these restaurants have their own unique themes. Offering cuisine from all over the world, as well as restaurants that cater to specific dietary needs including food allergies, gluten-intolerance, and vegetarianism/veganism, you won’t want to miss out on these unlimited options during your Sandals all-inclusive vacation.

Here are some of the guests’ favorite restaurants and cuisines at Sandals Resorts:

1. Butch’s

Named after Sandals’ founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Butch’s restaurant offers mouth-watering cuts of meat that are sure to have you coming back night after night. With a luxurious setting and romantic ambiance, Butch’s is ideal for a couple’s date night. This restaurant is one of the more popular options for gourmet dining at Sandals.

At Butch’s, some of the most requested dishes include steak options, veal, chicken, and fresh seafood. There’s also a tasty vegetarian menu with items like baked eggplant. On the list of things, you probably should try during this dining experience are the filet mignon, surf & turf, and the classic Angus New York strip steak, which is a signature dish. You might also enjoy the pan-seared swordfish steak and grilled lamb chops.

You should note that reservations are required for this restaurant.

Where to find Butch’s:

Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica
Sandals Royal Bahamian in The Bahamas
Sandals Grenada
● The Sandals Resorts in Barbados

Good to know: If you’re interested in a lobster meal in the Caribbean, keep in mind that the lobster season varies depending on the island. In some islands, the lobster season opens around July and spans a few months. In Barbados, the lobster season opens in September and ends in April.

2. Soy

Soy is a great option if you’re craving fresh seafood. The atmosphere here is elegant and romantic, so it makes a perfect location for a date night. Soy specializes in sushi and other Japanese cuisines with menu items like spring rolls and dumplings, eel, octopus, salmon, shrimp, tuna, yellowtail, crab, and lobster (when in season).

On the sushi menu, try the rainbow roll, seared tuna tataki roll, and Caribbean dynamite roll! While savoring the delectable experience that Soy offers, you’ll be able to decide for yourself whether the sushi at this restaurant lives up to guests’ praise! There is a Soy restaurant available at most Sandals resorts.

Where to find Soy:

Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Ochi (Jamaica)
Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Emerald Bay (The Bahamas)
Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Regency La Toc, and Sandals Halcyon Beach (Saint Lucia)
Sandals Grande Antigua
Sandals Grenada
● The Sandals Resorts in Barbados

Expert tip: If you’re a sushi lover who’s headed to Sandals South Coast, don’t worry. Although there is no Soy restaurant at that property, you can still get the made-to-order sushi creations you love at Sushi on the Sand, a modern sushi bar with a beautiful ocean view!

3. Bombay Club

Offering classic Indian dishes, Bombay Club will meet your craving for this cuisine in the best possible way. With a cozy atmosphere that couples will enjoy, the chefs at Bombay Club aim to please. As you settle into the plush chairs inside this restaurant, take in the surrounding silk textures of the decor and inhale the spicy aromas, you’ll know immediately that you’ve made the best choice. Popular dishes at Bombay Club include butter chicken, lamb samosa, and chicken tikka. There are quite a few vegan and vegetarian options available from this restaurant as well.

Where to find Bombay Club:

Sandals Royal Caribbean (Jamaica)
Sandals Emerald Bay (The Bahamas)
Sandals Grande St. Lucian (Saint Lucia)
● The Sandals Resorts in Barbados

Good to know: All restaurants at Sandals offer amazing vegan and vegetarian options.

4. French cuisine: La Parisienne, Le Jardinier & others

Are you craving something French-inspired? The French restaurants at Sandals Resorts like La Parisienne and Le Jardinier are among the best options for fine dining. At these restaurants, you certainly will appreciate the impeccable service and especially the expertly made lamb, chicken, tuna, snapper, and other selections.

The spirit of France comes alive at La Parisienne where you can dine indoors or out on the terrace. Some of the dishes you’ll want to try here include Coquilles, poulet Cordon Bleu, and Châteaubriand, the latter being a hand-carved filet of beef tenderloin, green asparagus, gratin dauphinois, and creamy five peppercorn sauce.

At Le Jardinier, you simply must try the signature Cordon Bleu, and the escargot. Other favorites include the Homard Grillé (grilled Caribbean lobster with garden pea risotto and cherry tomatoes) and the Suprême de Volaille Rôti (roasted chicken breast with cheese polenta, sherry, and thyme jus), which you’ll be able to enjoy out in a romantic garden courtyard.

Where to find French cuisine:

Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Ochi, and Sandals Royal Plantation (Jamaica)
Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Emerald Bay (The Bahamas)
Sandals Regency La Toc (Saint Lucia)
Sandals Grenada
● The Sandals Resorts in Barbados

5. Over-the-water dining: Gordon’s on the Pier & Kelly’s Dockside

Sandals Resorts are known for over-the-water options that include villas, bungalows, wedding chapels, and restaurants like Gordon’s on the Pier & Kelly’s Dockside. These restaurants offer unique experiences marked by their exquisite cuisine. Set on piers right above the water, there are stunning views from both of these dining spots, and you can enjoy menus that include seafood, red meat, chicken, and vegetarian options.

Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Grande St. Lucian are where you’ll find Gordon’s on the Pier, and its signature pan-seared swordfish steak (a guest favorite!), as well as surf & turf and vegetarian options. Available at Sandals Ochi and Sandals Halcyon Beach, Kelly’s Dockside will make you fall in love with the succulent line-caught snapper, and the delicious grill platter.

Where to find over-the-water dining:

Sandals Ochi (Jamaica)
Sandals Royal Bahamian (The Bahamas)
Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Halcyon Beach (Saint Lucia)

6. Kimonos

Kimonos restaurant specializes in oriental cuisine. If you want something East Asian, particularly teppanyaki, then this is the place to go. The flavourful aromas inside this restaurant as the chef prepares your meal will help to build your anticipation as you and other couples sit around the grill. This is the only restaurant at Sandals that offers this performance-style dining experience, and it is a great way to get to know other couples.

The signature dish at Kimonos is the beef striploin, gyoza, and yakisoba noodles. Other tasty options include egg fried rice with scallion, local mahi-mahi with fresh lemongrass salsa, jumbo tiger shrimp in compound butter, orange chicken, and pan-fried tofu. There’s also the Emperor′s Feast Tasting Menu that you can start off with.

Where to find Kimonos:

Sandals Negril and Sandals Ochi (Jamaica)
Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Emerald Bay (The Bahamas)
● The Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia
Sandals Grande Antigua
Sandals Grenada
● The Sandals Resorts in Barbados

7. Italian cuisine: Cucina Romana, Mario’s & others

There are so many reasons to love Italian food, especially when it’s done right! Cucina Romana and Mario’s at Sandals Resorts serve up authentic Italian cuisine that’ll probably have you coming back for multiple visits. Each time you go, you can try something different from the menu that includes options like Cucina Romana’s signature Lasagna all’Emiliana. This is a classic oven-baked lasagna. You can also try the fresh seafood, classic pasta, and vegetarian options.

The cuisine at Cucina Romana is inspired by classic cuisine from the Lazio region of Italy, while at Mario’s, you’ll find cuisine inspired by the Lombardia region of Italy. Popular menu selections at Mario’s include pasta with fresh seafood like swordfish, mussels, shrimp, calamari, and more. The signature dish of Mario’s is the Ossobuco alla Milanese, which is a delicious veal shank served with saffron risotto. The spaghetti carbonara and lasagna fettuccine are delicious as well!

Where to find Italian cuisine: Top-notch Italian restaurants can be found at every Sandals Resort, except Sandals Royal Plantation (Royal Plantation guests can still dine at Valentino’s at Sandals Ochi) and Sandals Royal Barbados (Royal Barbados guests can dine at Portofino’s at Sandals Barbados).

8. Seafood: Neptune’s, Schooners & others

Neptune’s is a Mediterranean restaurant where you can find fresh seafood, kebabs, pasta, salads, and more. Try traditional options like the feta lamb kebabs, tzatziki, and saffron-infused Bouillabaisse at this oceanfront restaurant, which is open for lunch and dinner.

Where to find Neptune’s:

Sandals South Coast and Sandals Ochi (Jamaica)
Sandals Regency La Toc (Saint Lucia)
Sandals Grenada
● The Sandals Resorts in Barbados

Schooners Seafood Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This restaurant has a beach club vibe and here you can enjoy some of the freshest seafood with amazing views. Some of the menu items worth trying at this restaurant include lobster bisque, roasted pumpkin & spinach filo, grilled swordfish steak, grilled Caribbean lobster tail, and more. Even if you don’t like seafood, you’ll still be able to find something you’ll enjoy at this restaurant.

Where to find Schooners:

Sandals South Coast (Jamaica)
● The Sandals Resorts in Barbados

Good to know: If you’ll be staying with Sandals, you’ll be able to find high-quality seafood dishes at every resort.

9. Caribbean cuisine: Eleanor’s & others

If you sit down for a meal at Eleanor’s, you can expect to indulge in some flavorful Caribbean options including grilled pork chops, lamb chops, chicken roti, and even conch chowder. You might also enjoy the Escovitch Fish and the West Indies Pepper Pot Soup. While taking in the scenic ambiance of this restaurant, you can enjoy some fresh local juices and perhaps a coconut cream pie for dessert.

Where to find Caribbean cuisine: You’ll find restaurants dedicated to Caribbean cuisine at most Sandals Resorts.

Expert tip: Planning on going to Antigua or Barbados? Here are 17 popular foods & drinks you must try when in Antigua and Barbados food and drinks you’ll love.

10. Pub fare

It is totally possible to have British pub fare at Sandals Resorts because there is a pub located at every property! The menu you’ll find at Sandals pubs is pretty similar across the board, and the ambiance is as chill and relaxed as the food. For a laid-back dining experience, a pub date can be a great idea during your Sandals vacation. On the menu, you’ll find classic British fare including chowders, cottage pie, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, curry, bangers and mash, and more. Bar food like chicken wings, burgers, and mozzarella sticks are also available and will pair well with your drinks!

Where to find pub food: You’ll find a British pub at every Sandals Resort.

Guest’s favorite lunchtime spots at Sandals

Sandals Resorts are known to offer a great variety of cuisines including Mediterranean cuisine, Asian cuisine, European fusion, tapas, Tex-Mex, pizzerias, and Latin American cuisine. Here are some of the other options you won’t want to miss out on:

1. Jerk Shack

A tasty jerk meal for lunch can be just what you need to spice up your Sandals vacation. There are a number of Sandals Resorts that have their own Jerk Shack and some of the items on the menu worth trying here include Jamaican jerk chicken, jerk pork, and jerk sausage, as well as breadfruit, sweet potato, and hard dough bread. The Jerk Shack is ideal for a quick stop between activities at your resort.

Expert tip: If you really love jerk food, you’ll love this Sandals secret jerk marinade recipe from the Jerk Shack.

Where to find the Jerk Shack:

Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals South Coast, and Sandals Ochi (Jamaica)
Sandals Emerald Bay (The Bahamas)
Sandals Grande St. Lucian (Saint Lucia)
● The Sandals Resorts in Barbados

2. Pizzeria: Dino’s, Bella Napoli & others

Enjoy scrumptious gourmet pizza at Dino’s, Bella Napoli, and some of the other options at Sandals Resorts during your all-inclusive vacation. These pizzerias use classic brick ovens to prepare options like Margherita pizza, calabrese, Napolitana, and more, and you’ll even be able to customize your pizza to suit your taste. If you want something vegetarian, no worries, you’ll be in good hands.

Where to find pizzerias: You’ll find pizzerias at almost all Sandals Resorts.

3. Beachfront lunch: The Mariner, Barefoot by the Sea & others

Most Sandals Resorts have at least one beachfront restaurant where guests can settle in for lunch or dinner. You’ll be super relaxed as you dine at these restaurants that are either set right on the sand like Barefoot by the Sea, or beachside like the Mariner. The gentle breeze and the sound of the waves will certainly add something special to your dining experience as you munch on delicious seafood options, as well as meat, chicken, and vegetarian dishes.

Where to find beachfront dining: You’ll find beachfront restaurants at almost all Sandals Resorts.

Guest’s favorite coffee shop: Café de Paris

You’ll definitely be able to make your tastebuds happy at Café de Paris. This classic Parisian café is ideal if you just want to make a quick stop to grab something to eat, or you can stay a little longer and soak in the relaxing ambiance. Café de Paris has offerings like French cakes, eclairs, macaroons, and other pastries, as well as a variety of teas, coffees (including Blue Mountain coffee), and blended beverages.

Where to find Café de Paris:

Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals South Coast (Jamaica)
Sandals Grande Antigua
Sandals Emerald Bay (The Bahamas)
Sandals Grenada
● The Sandals Resorts in Barbados

The best Sandals Resorts for foodies who want to have it all

Far from traditional all-inclusive resorts with simple buffets and plain meals, dining at Sandals Resorts can be a real adventure with multiple restaurants to choose from. If you’re a foodie at heart and want a resort that will satisfy your taste and curiosity, here are the best Sandals Resorts for you.

Note: While Sandals dining is impeccable across all resorts, these resorts feature Sandals’ most popular restaurants and offer plenty of options.

1. Sandals Resorts in Barbados

Sandals Resorts in Barbados have much more to offer than just swim-up suites and spas, though that would be more than enough on its own! While staying at Sandals Barbados or Sandals Royal Barbados, you’ll have access to a total of 20 restaurants since these resort properties are combined! Feel free to take a quick walk over to the other resort if you want to try something new, especially restaurant favorites like Butch’s, Soy, Bombay Club, La Parisienne, Kimonos, and Café de Paris.

Good to know: Guests of either Sandals resort in Barbados (Sandals Barbados or Sandals Royal Barbados) also have access to the other amenities on both properties, such as the pools, whirlpools, and bars thanks to the Stay at 1, Play at 2 exchange program. As the resorts in Barbados are located next to each other, guests can easily walk from one to the other resort.

2. Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay is the flagship resort of Sandals Resorts. At this resort, you’ll have access to 21 restaurants: 12 on the property and 9 more at Sandals Royal Caribbean, which is a 5-minute drive away. Restaurants at Sandals Montego Bay include Butch’s, Soy, Cucina Romana, and Café de Paris. At the nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean, you can dine at Bombay Club, Le Jardinier, and the Royal Thai restaurant on Sandals Royal Caribbean’s offshore island.

Good to know: Free transfers are available between Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean. Guests of these resorts can use the amenities and restaurants of both properties.

3. Sandals Grenada

Grenada is known as Spice Island! Those spices are definitely used in the kitchens of some of the best restaurants on this island like those at Sandals Grenada. This resort has 10 restaurants including the popular Butch’s, Soy, Le Jardinier, Kimonos, Cucina Romana, and Café de Paris. If you choose to stay at Sandals Grenada, you’ll be able to enjoy nights of sushi and champagne, the pools and swim-up bar, and the beautiful Pink Gin Beach just steps from the resort.

Expert tip: Don’t leave Grenada without trying a few of the popular Grenada food and drinks!

4. Sandals Royal Bahamian / Sandals Emerald Bay

The restaurants are a major part of the attraction at Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Emerald Bay in The Bahamas. Sandals Emerald Bay in the Exumas offers 11 restaurants including Soy, Bombay Club, La Parisienne, Kimonos, and Café de Paris, while Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau (New Providence) has 10 restaurants inclusive of Butch’s, Soy, La Plume, Kimonos and Gordon’s Pier Restaurant.

It’s hard to choose between these resorts where food is concerned, but if you love Indian food, you might prefer Sandals Emerald Bay, while Sandals Royal Bahamian is the only Sandals Resort in The Bahamas with an over-the-water restaurant and food trucks.

Note: Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Emerald Bay are both located in The Bahamas, but not on the same island. There’s no easy way to get from one to the other unless you book a flight. So, choose wisely!

Expert tip: Visiting The Bahamas? Here are 32 popular foods & drinks you must try when in The Bahamas!

5. Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Sandals Grande St. Lucian is located in the truly picturesque Pigeon Island area in Saint Lucia. At this resort, you’ll have access to 12 restaurants on property, including Soy, Bombay Club, Kimonos, Gordon’s on the Pier Restaurant, and Josephine’s Creperie. More dining options are available at the nearby Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Halcyon Beach, which means you’ll have access to 27 restaurants total during your vacation.

Although 27 restaurants sound like a lot, keep in mind that 15 of these restaurants are located at the other resorts. Sandals Regency La Toc is located on a 45-minute drive from Sandals Grande St. Lucian, while Sandals Halcyon Beach is located on a 30-minute drive. Transfers between resorts are included!

Expert tip: The French restaurant La Toc at Sandals Regency La Toc is the perfect restaurant for a date night outside of Sandals Grande St. Lucian. You’ll just need to make reservations, then hop on a free transfer and head over for a magical evening!

Honorable mention: Sandals Ochi

Sandals Ochi, featuring 16 restaurants, offers the most restaurants of any Sandals Resort. Some of the popular options at this resort include Soy, Le Gourmand, Kimonos, and Kelly’s Dockside Restaurant.

FAQs about food at all-inclusive resorts

Is the food good at all-inclusive resorts?

The quality of the food at all-inclusive resorts can vary depending on which resort brand you stay at. Some all-inclusive resorts offer one or two restaurants with buffet-style dining, while Sandals Resorts offer guests multiple buffet-style and a la carte options to choose from offering a wide variety of cuisines.

Does every all-inclusive resort have unlimited food?

Not every all-inclusive resort offers unlimited food. Some may limit their guests to three meals a day. At Sandals Resorts, you can enjoy unlimited anytime meals and snacks because all food is included in the price of your stay. At no extra cost, you can request multiple appetizers, entrees, and desserts if you choose to. Room service is also available at no extra charge in Club and Butler level rooms at Sandals Resorts. So go ahead and have the food you want delivered straight to your suite!

Which Caribbean island has the best food?

Although Caribbean islands are known for their amazingly diverse food options, Jamaica has some of the best local dishes! Fresh, tasty, and prepared with a range of spices, there are many authentic Jamaican dishes that you can enjoy while on this island, especially at Sandals all-inclusive resorts. For fresh, locally sourced foods, Saint Lucia is high up on the list as well. Want to see what we mean? Check out these popular foods & drinks you must try when in Saint Lucia!

Expert tip: Jamaica also offers some of the world’s most sought-after coffee, which can make a great souvenir to take back home after your trip.

Looking for the all-inclusive resort with the best food? Sandals won’t disappoint!

The bottom line is this: the dining experience you’ll have at Sandals Resorts is unsurpassed by any other all-inclusive resort. Sandals Resorts are known for great dining and gourmet restaurants, so you’ll have lots of options for an elegant night out. Cafés, pubs, and pizzerias are also available if that’s what you’re in the mood for. Whichever resort you choose, you will surely be able to enjoy awesome food and dining experiences as part of your Sandals vacation!

Expert tip: Not only is the food unlimited at Sandals, but the drinks are too!

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