5 Best On-Site Resort Restaurants
June 20th 2017 Posted by: SellMyTimeshareNow SMTN Category: Resorts, Travel

According to many travelers, one of the top selling points of a resort is whether or not the vacation destination has good quality restaurants nearby that can cater to their cravings. So we at SellMyTimeshareNow.com wanted to take this demand a step further and research some of the best on-site resort restaurants in the industry.

All five of these restaurants currently carry at least a four-star rating on TripAdvisor and some have gone on to even win awards for their dishes and services. So if quality meals are a make-or-break when searching for your next vacation home, consider dining at one (or all) of these five on-site restaurants.

1. Windows on Aruba – Aruba at Divi Village

As one of the classiest entries on the list, the Windows on Aruba offers some of the best surf and turf you’ll find on the island. Located in outstanding Oranjestad on the grounds of the luxurious Divi Village, Windows on Aruba boasts a classy atmosphere with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the circular dining room. The elevated two-story atrium offers dining guests an unparalleled view of the Caribbean Ocean and a golf course.

The Recommended Menu

Specialty Cocktail: Stressless; malibu, passion fruit juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice
Appetizers: Windows Shrimp Cocktail with Coconut Mango Island Salsa
Entree: Sea Bass with Miso tamarind vodka glaze, soy soba noodles, and local baby bok choy.
Dessert: Creme Brulee; comes in vanilla, dark chocolate, or coffee.

Along with the resort’s three other restaurants, guests at the Divi Village resort can pay an extra $45 to acquire the all-inclusive option. The price includes one glass of wine per person.

2. The Islander Bar and Grill – Palm Beach Shores Resort and Vacation Villas

The Islander Bar and Grill is a tiki-themed tropical paradise hosted under a completely authentic hut at the Palm Beach Shores Resort. Enjoy a tropical cocktail poured into the restaurant’s signature take-home glasses at the bar under a thatch. The oceanfront views of Singer Island evoke total relaxation as you watch the warm breeze push and pull the Hawaiian palms from right on your bar stool. The Palm Beach Shores resort restaurant hosts an atmosphere so calming, you’ll want to spend the day there.

The Recommended Menu

Specialty Cocktail: Pina Colada
Appetizers: Fried Calamari
Entree: Italian Stromboli; pepperoni, prosciutto, provolone, red roasted peppers, fresh basil, plum tomatoes
Dessert: Kahlua

3. Shell Island Restaurant and Oceanfront Lounge – Shell Island Resort

Wake up every morning to a wonderful breakfast buffet or toast to the beginning of the night with a fine glass of wine at the Shell Island Restaurant and Oceanfront Lounge. The restaurant, located on the first floor of the Shell Island Resort, looks out across the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean, providing the perfect backdrop for a tasty breakfast with the whole family or an elegant dinner with that special someone. The Shell Island Resort restaurant is a must-taste for foodees of all ages.

The Recommended Menu

Specialty Cocktail: The Wrightsville Peach; coconut rum, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice
Appetizers: Shell Island Crab Dip; with fresh herbs and cream cheese, served with pita points.
Entree: Calabash Seafood Platter; fried shrimp, scallops, and flounder laid atop a bed of french fries and served with a side of coleslaw
Dessert: Key Lime Pie; key lime pie with a graham cracker butter crust, topped with real whipped cream

4. Discovery Beach Cafe – Discovery Beach Resort

Discovery Beach Cafe currently stands as one of the highest rated resort restaurants on TripAdvisor, boasting a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. This Discovery Beach Resort eatery offers a fine place to eat for guests of the five-star resort, offering a kid’s menu and lunch menu, as well as Sunday brunch and Monday Barbecue. By day, it can be a great pit stop to break up a day at the beach, and by night, it’s a warm welcoming atmosphere for date night dining.

The Recommended Menu

Specialty Cocktail: Frozen Toucan Sam; fruit loop vodka and strawberry daiquiri mix
Appetizers: Teriyaki Shrimp Skewer; water chestnut and shrimp wrapped in bacon deep fried tossed in a teriyaki glaze over a bed of rice
Entree: Cioppino DeMari; fish, scallops, shrimp, clams, and mussels served over pasta in a hearty marinara sauce
Dessert: Chocolate Cake

5. Spoke & Wheel Tavern – Los Abrigados Resort and Spa

The Spoke & Wheel Tavern and Eatery takes southwestern lovers on a ride with their strong desert-influenced menu. The Los Abrigados Resort plays host to this American-style resort boasting southwestern flair to offer authenticity to your Sedona lodgings. The restaurant grinds their meat and bakes their bread in-house.

The Recommended Menu

Specialty Cocktail: Homemade Sangria
Appetizers: Two gourmet sausage & large soft pretzel board
Entree: Southwest Chicken Sandwich
Dessert: Tres Leches Cake

Spoke & Wheel offers happy hour all day long to those who ride their bike to the restaurant.

Travelers are encouraged to explore the surrounding areas for excellent fine dining, casual eateries, dive bars, and more. But if you’re looking for a top-quality restaurant that’s only steps away from your door, look no further than these on-site resort restaurants.


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