There’s nothing more soothing than the sound of waves echoing in our eardrums, add the world’s most amazing food to that scenario and you’ve got yourself a paradise. Belinda Carlisle said it best and she was right, heaven can really be a place on earth, a luxurious place on earth. Here’s a list of some of the best toes-in-the-sand dining experiences at beachfront resorts around the world.
Held directly on the resort’s 1,100 feet of private beach, the largest in Key West, guests can indulge in the signature “toes-in-the-sand” dining experience at Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Featuring a refined menu of daily fresh catch specials, the candle-lit dinner is casual yet elegant while overlooking the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. The resort’s culinary team creates a unique menu of classic Key West preparations, showcasing the freshest seafood and locally grown produce, such as Blackened Grouper with Mango-Jalapeno Salsa and Coconut-Key Lime Jasmine Rice. Diners can enjoy the sun set over white-sand shores while feeling the warm flames of the tiki torches nearby.
Immersed within the rolling greens of the Marina Vallarta golf course in Puerto Vallarta, gourmet dining is one of the highlights at Mexico’s Casa Velas luxurious boutique hotel, also known for its secluded location and sense of intimacy. Overlooking views of the Mexican Pacific while gazing at a vibrant sunset, guests can enjoy a dreamy dinner on the beach at the resort’s stunning private Ocean Club – an exclusive retreat on the ocean’s edge. In the evenings the Ocean Club becomes the perfect place for a romantic dinner offering a special menu that blends local flavor and culture. The remarkable evening ends with Crème Brulee of Mexican Caramel Sauce and Tequila Sorbet.
Boasting one of the best views of the unmatched sunsets of Southwest Florida, guests of the 330-acre South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island can retreat to the secluded tropical area of the resort’s Sunset Beach for a private dinner. Set amongst spectacular views of the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico and pristine white-sand shores, the dinner is complete with unique menu options using local seafood.
For the ultra luxe, the entire private 100-acre tropical Palomino Island at Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, can be rented for the toes-in-the-sand dining experience of a lifetime. A luxury catamaran sweeps the elite guests off to the unforgettable island oasis where a peaceful dinner amongst views of the Island of Enchantment awaits. Dramatically set on a 300-foot bluff on the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico, the illuminated resort is only seen in the distance.
Indulge yourself into these experiences and enjoy this celebration of life.