Jacqui O's BeachHouse: A Must-Do Dining Experience in Antigua Crabbe Hill/Love Beach
For starters, let's discuss the food - a mix of Spanish, Mediterranean and locally sourced Caribbean options expertly prepared by brilliant Head Chef, Miguel AlFaro Lopez.
We found nothing on his menu to be less than top-notch. Even a simple crudités basket took on a decadent presentation suited for royalty.
We dove into dishes like buffalo mozzarella served with smoked duck, savory salami, roast peppers and tomatoes; whole grilled snapper; lobster paella and tender lion fish filet dredged in a creamy curry sauce with equal gusto, savoring every flavorful morsel with a smile, a nod and a satisfied sigh.
Vibrant, engaged and exceptionally professional, the crew at Jacqui O's took to heart their role in ensuring that we enjoyed our beachfront dining experience to the utmost.
Maybe that's why they call this Love Beach?
Whether assisting us with navigating through the menu, executing an elaborate presentation of the signature espresso martini or joining in on the jump up dance party (DJ'd by none other than owner Lance), this crew showed a refreshing joi de vie.
In the end, we had trouble agreeing on what we enjoyed more - the food or the staff.
Casually elegant. Whimsical. Airy. Beach haven. These are the first words that come to mind when we think back on the atmosphere at Jacqui O's.
Whether from a seat in the open-air dining room beside strings of starfish and baubles, a day lounger on the beach, a stool at the bar or a VIP seat at the private gazebo, any spot here gives front-row access to the sounds of Chill House music, the antics of the staff and the unforgettable sunset.
Jacqui O's Beach House is truly a treasure for anyone in search of top-notch service, superb food and tropical ambience in Antigua - the island of sand, sun and sea.
A stop here should be on your must-do list whether visiting Anguilla by land or by sea.
Thanks to Lance, Chef Miguel and the restaurant crew at Jacqui O's - David (Zuki), Priscilla, Madeca, Vanessa, Dale and Darrion - for providing us with unforgettable experiences in paradise.