Oualichi Restaurant (St. Maartin) 

The last of my diner experiences from our honeymoon was at the Oualichi Restaurant in St. Maartin. Oualichi is located right on the boardwalk of St. Maartin.  The restaurant faces the beach and it’s completely open and airy.  Your choices for seating are to sit in the sun outdoors or in the shade facing the beach.

Cafe view (yes this is real life)

Cafe view (yes this is real life)

We stumbled upon Oualichi after we snorkeled and kayaked earlier in the day.  We were both hungry and the staff was very friendly and welcoming.  We decided it would be a fun place to dine.
Atmosphere: A 
It’s hard not to rank the atmosphere an A.  We were facing the beach, the weather was beautiful and the staff was extremely friendly.  Out of all of the diners and restaurants I’ve been too, this was one of the best atmospheres and views.
Coffee: —
For the first time I’m a very long time I did not order coffee.  It was pretty hot and I wasn’t in a coffee mood.  I was dehydrated and needed water.
Food: A
As with many restaurants in the Caribbean,  Oualichi  features a lot of seafood.  It also has a Caribbean flair.  I had eaten a fair amount all day but wanted to try the Carribean salad.  I’m so glad I did because it did not disappoint.
Carribean Salad
To say this was one of the best salads I’ve ever had would be an understatement.  The Carribean salad consisted of greens, corn, an entire avacado, pineapple, melon, grapefruit and a spicy like dressing.  There was nothing that I didn’t like about the dressing. There was nothing I didn’t care for about the salad. I ended up eating the entire thing pretty easily.
Cost: $$$
The salad and water (they only use bottled water) was 21 dollars.  It was completely worth it though.
Overall thoughts/would I come back? 
Oualichi Restaurant was truly one of my favorite restaurants to date and I wish I could come back every single day.  Sadly my budget and private jet does not allow that…
Atmosphere: A
Food: A
Price: 15-25
Overall rating: A
Questions for you: 
What is the best restaurant atmosphere you have been too? 
Have you ever eaten on the beach? 

6 responses

  1. I never order coffee in a diner because by the time dinner rolls around I NEED water or unsweetened tea. You get to a point of coffee dehydration. SO MANY LIQUIDS. I would have ordered this salad, too. It has my favorite fruit (pineapple) and salad toppings (corn). The only thing missing is blue cheese… which would probably taste gross. I love the outdoor seating! So pretty and perfect.

  2. I have eaten on the board walk down in Florida. The only problems I have with it was it was SO HOT eating was kind of miserable. Ice cream melted, cold foods got warm and hot foods made you more sweaty. The views were great, the temp not so much.

  3. That salad looks delicious! We ate on the boardwalk in St. Maartin but not at this particular restaurant. I remember it was good and the drink I had was delicious too. We always eat off the cruise ship in ports because we like to try the local food and drinks- and we have never been disappointed.

    I’ve eaten on the beach many times- one perk of living near the beach :). We don’t go nearly as often as we should, though.

  4. i LOVE eating on the beach/water! Growing up on Martha’s Vineyard, I spent most of my summers eating on the beach, on a boat, in a restaurant overlooking the harbor or ocean… It is my FAVORITE.

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