At Sandals, they strive to pamper the body and the taste buds. You dine according to your own tastes and preferences – not some pre-set agenda or buffet, because after all, you’re on vacation. With as many as 11 restaurants per resort, your dining choices are as varied as your moods. Italian, French, Tex-Mex, Caribbean, Thai, southwestern, teppanyaki, Jamaican, West Indian, seafood, Bahamian, flambé, Mediterranean –Sandals offers a total of more than 80 dining experiences throughout the Caribbean. Espresso Stands, French Pastry Shoppes, Pizzerias and Creperies are popular, informal gathering spots at many resorts. Whether it is fine gourmet dining, casual English pub meals, over-the-water seafood fare, wiggle-your-toes-in-the-sand beach bar-b-ques, each dining experience is unique and unforgettable. Suddenly hungry at 3AM? No worries, at Sandals food and drink are available 24 hours a day! Love the mussel or coconut appetizer? No problem, just ask and it will be super-sized and delivered to you as an entree! Your favorite, broiled lobster, is on the menu? Great — feel free to ask for two, three, four tails, or more! Did your mom always tell you no dessert until you finish your dinner? At Sandals you can skip dinner altogether and order 5 desserts!
Want to get in the mood before your Sandals stay or try and recreate your favorite Caribbean dining experiences back at home? Both Seattle and Portland have their own celebrated Caribbean restaurants that satisfy every taste and budget.
In Seattle, try Bongos (6501 Aurora Ave N., 206.420.8548 where jerked island specialties prevail. Or for a more casual experience, try the world famous Island Soul (4869 Rainier Avenue S., 206.329.1202) or Pam’s Kitchen (1715 N 45th St., 206.696.7010).
In Portland, Salvador Molly’s(1523 SW Sunset Blvd.,503.293.1790) offers “pirate style” cuisine, combining dishes from Ethiopia, Hawaii, Thailand, New Orleans and Jamaica, while CUBO (3106 SE Hawthorne BVD., 971.544.7801) and Pambiche (2811 NE Glisan St., 503.233.0511) serve up Cuban style gourmet treats. Authentic Jamaican Jerk resides at Jamaican Homestyle Cooking (441 N Killingsworth St., 503.289.1423).
by Molly Sumption, Caribbean Honeymoon / Sandals Expert, Seattle & Portland / subscribe to RSS feed