Picturesque outdoor dining venues in paradise

Al fresco dining is one of the best parts of summer and while patio season lasts just a few months in Canada, it’s always outdoor dining season in the tropics. To help you get inspired for your next vacation, we put together some of our favourite outdoor dining venues in paradise, from cliffside patios to rooftop restaurants and cafés with stunning ocean views.

Outdoor coffee shop with comfortable chairs overlooking the rocky coast of Los Cabos
Sip your morning coffee overlooking El Arco in Los Cabos

Start your day in style at Capuchino café at the adults only Riu Palace Baja California. This stylish coffee shop is located on a balcony overlooking the beach and the famous rocky landscapes of Los Cabos, including the iconic El Arco. Order your favourite tea or coffee beverage, pair it with a pastry and enjoy the morning breeze off the Pacific Coast. Afterwards, head down to the sprawling infinity pool to soak up the sun with convenient poolside wait service.

Two women enjoying lunch at a high-top table overlooking the ocean
Savour lunch by a glamorous rooftop pool in Cancun

Take a break from the heat and enjoy lunch with a view in Cancun! The Level 18 Rooftop Cabana Lounge at the adults only Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort and Spa offers panoramic views of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte Lagoon. Spend the morning lounging by the rooftop pool before grabbing a bite to eat from the outdoor restaurant serving dishes like fish tacos, fresh salads, sushi, burgers and more. An exclusive menu is included for Diamond Club™ guests, while food and beverages are available for purchase for all other guests.

Building on a cliff overlooking the ocean at sunset
Watch the sunset from a clifftop in St. Maarten

Savour delicious Mediterranean cuisine as you watch the sunset over the coast of St. Maarten from a cliffside patio! Azul Restaurant at the adults only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is built into a cliff overlooking both the ocean and the famous Maho Beach, where planes fly directly overhead to land at the airport. Grab breakfast, lunch or dinner on the restaurant’s picturesque open-air patio – we recommend heading to dinner at sunset for the best view in the house.

Man and woman sitting at a table on a secluded beach Photo: @mon_mode
Indulge in fresh seafood under the stars in Isla Holbox

Embark on a culinary journey in a beautiful natural paradise at Mystique Holbox by Royalton. This luxury boutique resort is located on the exotic shores of Isla Holbox in the Yum Balam Nature Reserve and offers unique dining experiences at Fresco Bar & Grill. Sample the resort’s signature specialties like the Lobster Quesadilla, the Tikin Xic Style Shrimp and the Mystique Sangria! You can even get involved in the culinary process with Fresco Artful Cuisine, where the chef will create a curated menu based on your favourite ingredients and flavours.

Tables set up under an umbrella on a patio overlooking the water
Enjoy fine French cuisine by the ocean in Negril

Plan a romantic dinner for two overlooking the ocean at the adults only Hideaway at Royalton Negril. The Ocean Point Bistro is located on a beautiful deck overlooking Jamaica’s sparkling coastline and is exclusive to Hideaway guests. Choose from a menu of exquisite French dishes like Foie Gras, Chateaubriand, Crêpes Suzette and an artisan cheese plate. Afterwards, head to the resort’s Friday night All-In White Party for an evening of live entertainment and dancing.

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