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Rainforest Hideaway

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North Side, Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
+1 758-451-4485
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18:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived by dinghy in the dark, and were met by waiting staff with a torch to show us where we could tie-up - in a lit pool with huge fish. Made an atmospheric start to the evening. This is fine dining - and although that is reflected in the price, we did not feel it was over-expensive. Tuna tartare... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was lovely. Well presented and tasty. The service was ok and view/setting was nice, right on the water. The price was high compared to other places with similar quality food. Worth a visit if you're staying on the bay and want a nice romantic meal.

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Thank Doitbun
JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Doitbun Thanks for your review of dining at Rainforest and glad you enjoyed the food and setting - dining over the water. Our prices reflect not only the costs of preparing the food but also the high staff to customer ratio to ensure efficient and attentive service and the costs of all the elements that turn the meal into... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Magical little hideaway as the name suggests. Staff are attentive and food excellent. Loved the subtle jazz/ steel drum music as well. A real treat!

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Thank Badmaz
JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Badmaz Thanks for taking the trouble to write a review of your dining experience at Rainforest. Could not ask for better feedback. John Verity - Owner Rainforest Hideaway More 

Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is the best! I went one evening and had to return 2 nights later and order exactly the same thing. Wonderful ambience on the water.

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Thank sd0lphin
JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear sd0lphin Thanks for your review of your dining experience at Rainforest and for coming twice. We especially appreciate that because we know you have a lot of choices in Marigot and wider St Lucia. John Verity Owner - Rainforest Hideaway More 

Eastbourne
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314 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and wonderful dinner jazz. Can recommend for a romantic evening. Staff most welcoming and go out of their way to please. They also remember your preferences. Special mention to the excellent barman.

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Thank davidwnorth
JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear davidwnorth Thanks for your very positive review of dining at Rainforest and more praise for Tessie - he will be asking for a raise soon...... John Verity Owner - Rainforest Hideaway More 

Flint, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent spot, very interesting place, Great Food! They have the best Bloody Mary I have ever drank. The bartender Tessie is a master. Great service. I always go here when I am in Saint Lucia

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Thank Joe K
JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Joe K Thanks for your review and praise for Tessie and his Bloody Marys...and for coming regularly to Rainforest. Actually Tessie is developing a range of new cocktails - a special each evening from which we plan to release a new cocktail menu in early December with a unique collection - mostly using local juices. John Verity Owner -... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived by water taxi (one or two minutes crossing, frequent and free) across the little bay to the waterside restaurant in the mangroves. Met by staff with torch. Friendly bar staff. Sipped good cocktails while watching the fish in the dock and the lights across the bay. Accomplished, soft live jazz guitar. Food is very high quality, with local fish... More 

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Thank Clive E
JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Clive E Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of dining at Rainforest. Your review comments favourably on most aspects of the location, food and service - but your title captures the essence of the restaurant - the special atmosphere created by the combination of the unique location and the dining experience. John Verity Owner -... More 

New York City, New York
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read this spot was a must from so many websites, and we have to agree! Upon the ferry arrival to the dock, the hostess greeted us with an umbrella as it started to shower, and walked us to the restaurant. We sat by the water for a cocktail before being seated at dinner. The drinks were incredible! Not too... More 

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JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear colt0022 Thanks for your review of your dining experience at Rainforest - and glad you enjoyed the evening so much. I think you highlighted most of our USP's - over-the-water dining, dinner jazz with some of the best artists in St Lucia, professional but friendly service and memorable food. John Verity Owner - Rainforest Hideaway More 

Canmore, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three visits to the same restaurant in a seven day period may seem excessive to some, however when you find a place that combines wonderful food, a great setting and a warm welcome each time from the manager it was an easy choice. The menu is not extensive but it easily makes up for it in its attention to detail... More 

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JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear "Up-in-the-Mountains" Thanks for a fantastic review - and for coming three times in a week. We know you have some great choices - so this is very gratifying. Unfortunately Michelin do not rate restaurants in the Caribbean - and, because of this, we lost our founding Chef - who had to return to the UK to pursue his ambition.... More 

Hatfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a romantic experience. Certainly one of the top restaurants as far as location and setting that I have ever been to. This is a must do for couples.

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Thank John M
JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear John M Many previous journal and island reviews have called us the most romantic restaurant in the Caribbean - and we are delighted that you enjoyed it. With the setting we have - built out over the calm water of the inner Marigot Bay and surrounded by lush mangroves - we have a unique starting point for that romantic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:30
Monday
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Side, Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Lucia  >  Castries Quarter  >  Marigot Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 758-451-4485
Description
Located on the waterfront in a bay described by American travel writer, James Michenor, as the "most beautiful bay in the Caribbean" - Rainforest blends into the mangroves and has been described in the Wall Steet Journal as one of the most romantic restaurant locations in the world. Serving Sophisticated Caribbean food in a rustic and casual atmosphere - with service and food standards to match any international restaurant - the theme of Rainforest is "Magical Dining in Marigot Bay". Let it be the highlight experience of your St Lucia vacation. Now open every night of the week in High Season and five nights in Summer. Live Jazz on 4 nights - Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Saturday all year round. Special Taxi arrangements from Rodney Bay - call 286 0511 or 451 4485 for Taxi details

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