Spanning from the remote northern reaches of Nunavut to the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the American landmass is home to a spectacular array of native flora and fauna—and all of that abundant biodiversity has given rise to a wealth of incredible drinking and dining destinations all throughout its boundaries. Whether you’re seeking fresh seafood, complex cocktails, or refined nikkei-style dishes, each of the following Marriott properties showcase the culinary splendor of their surroundings, with no shortage of high-end amenities to enjoy along the way.
Grand Cayman Marriott Resort
The Cayman Islands are no stranger to opulent hotels, but when it comes to finding the perfect blend of luxury and gastronomy, it’s tough to beat the Grand Cayman Marriott Resort. In addition to immediate beach access and a massive outdoor pool, this polished property comes equipped with four upscale drinking and dining venues, with Veranda showcasing the diverse array of marine life that calls the Caribbean home. Seafood reigns supreme around here, with conch fritters, baked scallops, and grilled sea bass all gracing the menu, while neighboring Vista Beach Bar is perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail enjoyed beneath the gentle glow of a Grand Cayman sunset.
The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas
Adorned with dazzling white-sand beaches and colorful coral reefs, the U.S. Virgin Islands serve as the perfect destination for an idyllic getaway—and for those in search of top-tier dining during their vacation, The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is an essential spot. Upon arrival, guests can marvel at the property’s gorgeous palm tree-lined infinity pool, then make their way to Coconut Cove for a rum punch and an order of roasted garlic-infused crab cakes. Once dinner time rolls around, visitors can head into Alloro to find a wealth of high-end wines paired with all sorts of hearty Italian dishes, with options spanning from truffle polenta bites to lobster tail to shellfish-loaded frutti di mare.
The dazzling energy of the El Golf district is on full display at the W Santiago, a massive property that made its debut in the Chilean capital in 2009. For cocktail aficionados, the hotel’s Red2One rooftop bar offers refreshing concoctions ranging from the citrus-forward Le Trois Citron to the classic pisco sour, with an idyllic infinity pool and dazzling skyscraper views as an added bonus—yet when it comes to true gastronomy, there’s no beating Karai. Specializing in nikkei cuisine, this colorful venue boasts elegant menu items including miso ramen, king crab causas, and lomo saltado, each one crafted at the behest of the acclaimed Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura.
Barranquilla Marriott Hotel
The beauty of the Colombian Caribbean can be discovered firsthand at the Barranquilla Marriott Hotel, a stately property that’s located in one of the nation’s busiest port cities. During daylight hours, guests are welcome to make use of the outdoor pool or plan a trip to the idyllic Castillo de Salgar, but no visit is complete without making a dinner reservation at Amira, the property’s crown jewel of Atlántico cuisine. Equipped with wood-fired grills and fresh protein sourced straight from the surrounding region, guests can choose from a massive array of classic dishes around here, with octopus and squid tacos, garlic prawns, and coconut milk-infused seafood casserole serving as a few can’t-miss options for first-time diners.
W Costa Rica
While the W Costa Rica is best known for its incredible wildlife-watching potential, this lush estate is no slouch when it comes to drinking and dining either. Chicken pad thai, som tam salad, and Korean short ribs are just a few of the dishes that await guests at Latitud 10° Norte, a vibrant venue that’s mastered the art of flavorful Asian fusion cuisine—and while it’s certainly the crown jewel of the W Costa Rica’s dining scene, it’s far from the only hangout spot to enjoy during a visit. On a sunny day, the Zona Azul Beach Club and WET Deck both offer perfectly-crafted cocktails served poolside, while Cocina de Mercado is equipped with a plethora of dishes hailing from all across the globe.