Dining St. Maarten/St. Martin: The gourmet capital of the Caribbean.

Representing more than 80 nationalities, the island features culinary cuisine to meet just about every palate. On the French side, you can choose from dozens of gourmet restaurants. The Marina in downtown Marigot is a great place to enjoy a romantic dinner on the water. Grand Case, a small French town and a 20-minute drive from the resort, is a treasure trove of gourmet restaurants serving mostly French and local food.

The Dutch side is home to restaurants serving fine Italian, American and other international cuisine. Outdoor cafés and restaurants throughout the island — from Grand Case to Simpson Bay and the Maho area — give sumptuous sparkle to the nightlife.

Oyster Bay Beach Resort provides two on-site options: Infinity Restaurant, an international cuisine with breathtaking ocean views and a beachside restaurant; and Beau Beau’s (at Oyster Bay Beach Resort), which not only has a Caribbean-inspired menu,but also features nightly entertainment.