5 Luxurious Beach Resorts With Foodie Experiences Travelers Love

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Torn between leaving the resort for a meal and maximizing your beach time by eating onsite? Traveling often goes hand in hand with trying new foods or drinks, so do it in style without leaving the resort! Gastro-tourism is gaining popularity, and 4 out 5 travelers say food helps shape their overall travel experience. Channeling your inner foodie and sampling local foods can leave a more lasting impression of your destination.

Corazon Cabo Resort Rooftop 360, foodie
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Luxury stays all over the globe have taken notice. In the spirit of exclusivity, many have curated foodie experiences travelers love. Each of the 5 luxurious beach resorts below offers a unique experience that will allow you to unleash your inner foodie without having to leave the resort.

Pastechi Cooking Class at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino – Aruba

The Area & Resort

Aruba isn’t just a famous lyric in a Beach Boys song! Its beautiful beaches, welcoming culture, and perfect year-round weather makes this island an ideal Caribbean getaway. The Marriott Resort sits on Palm Beach, where guests can enjoy private cabanas with cocktails in hand before heading in for the evening to try their luck at the Casino.

Aruba Marriott Hotel and Casino, foodie
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The Foodie Experience

There’s nothing better than trying a local staple dish while away on holiday, or so we thought. After recently trying this ourselves, we can now say there is something better, learning how to make the dish yourself!

Aruba Pastechi Class, foodie

Aruba Marriott’s executive Chef will teach you how to make Pastechi, one of Aruba’s most traditional dishes, in a fun, private cooking class best shared with friends or family. Once finished, enjoy the fruits (or Pastechi) of your labor!

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Private Wine and Food Pairing at Quintessence Hotel – Anguilla

The Area & Resort

33 chalk-white beaches and turquoise waters await travelers heading to Anguilla, but for those looking for luxury and seclusion, the Quintessence Hotel is the way to go. With captivating views of Long Bay Beach, travelers can soak up the sun in style at this boutique 5-star resort. Rest easy knowing your 24-hour butler is waiting for your every request.

Anguilla Quintesscence Resort, foodie
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The Foodie Experience

This experience is for those who want the ultimate seclusion with world-class dining service. Choose from 4 different private dining areas before allowing Chef Dominique to whisk away your senses with a private wine and food pairing.

Quintesscence Private Dining in Wine Cellar, foodie
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If money is no object, book the Bruts, Blancs & Beaches package. This includes flights from the U.S. on a private jet, a stay in the penthouse, and special vintage wine selections.

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Mesa1 Tequila Experience at W Punta de Mita – Mexico, Riviera Nayarit

The Area & Resort

Just 10 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta International Airport rests Riviera Nayarit, a beautiful Pacific Mexican beach destination. With over 200 miles of coastline, you’ll never want for space at the beach. Enjoy your morning coffee while overlooking the ocean on your private balcony before heading to the private beach for the day.

W Hotel Riviera Nayarit, foodie
Image Courtesy Of: W Punta de Mita

The Foodie Experience

The resort plays host to numerous dining options, but the most unique is undoubtedly the Mesa1 Tequila Experience, where guests will enjoy an alfresco chef’s table experience on a private island located in the heart of the resort.

W Hotel Mesa 1 Dining Experience, Dinner on a private island
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Guests can only reach the island by using stepping stones and will dine on a 100-year-old table made from a Parota tree. There is only one nightly sitting, meaning this is a seriously exclusive experience that offers a five-course dinner paired with Clase Azul Tequila.

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Secret Vegan Menu at Caribe Hilton – Puerto Rico

The Area & Resort

Puerto Rico is one of the most accessible destinations in the Caribbean for American travelers due to its connectivity and lack of need for a passport. Travelers heading to The Caribe Hilton will be located in the heart of Old San Juan, the stunningly beautiful historic district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. As the home of the first Piña Colada ever made, guests can rest easy knowing their next fruity cocktail will be top-notch. Naturally, it will be best enjoyed beachside while soaking up the sun.

Caribe Hilton Pool View
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The Foodie Experience

Foodies of every type will love the Caribe Hilton, which houses the only beachfront Morton’s Steakhouse, as well as 10 other restaurants. But we’ll let you in on a secret… a secret word, to be more specific.

Caribe Hilton Caribar
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Travelers interested in sticking to a vegan diet while enjoying their stay at Caribe Hilton need only use the code word “homegrown” during a visit to the onsite Caribar restaurant. Doing so will give them access to a vegan menu offering farm-to-table service with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Butternut squash risotto, truffle essence soup, and flourless chocolate cake await!

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Oyster and Champagne Pairings at Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa – Cabo San Lucas

The Area & Resort

Los Cabos, and Cabo San Lucas by extension, is an extremely popular destination, especially among American travelers. The numerous beaches, perfect weather, and luxury resorts keep travelers returning to this Mexican gem year after year. Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa is an ideal place to vacation, with ocean-front infinity pools, the largest beach club on Medano beach, and stunning views offered at Rooftop 360.

Corazon Cabo Resort Exterior Shot
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The Foodie Experience

Every day, guests can head to Rooftop 360 for an afternoon Oyster and Champagne pairing. Nothing says luxury like sampling oysters and champagne against the backdrop of the Sea of Cortez and the Cabo San Lucas Skyline.

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Corazon Cabo Resort Rooftop Oyster and Champagne Pairing

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