By Coastal Living

GRENADINES
The Round House, Carriacou, Grenadines; 1-473/443-7841 or boglesroundhouse.com.Don't miss dinner at this restaurant for award-winning cuisine.(May 2008)

PUERTO RICO
Dragonfly, 364 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico;787/977-3886. Worth the first-come, first-served wait, thisrestaurant is aflutter with the most creative food and atmosphereon the island. (November-December 2001)

El Picoteo, at the Hotel El Convento, 100 Calle Cristo, SanJuan, Puerto Rico; 787/723-9200 or elconvento.com/dining/.This cosmopolitan open-aired retreat offers both beautifully simpleand creative tapas that go hand in hand with pitchers of sweet,cooling sangria. (November-December 2001)

La Querencia, 320 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico;787/723-0357. Located on one of the quieter streets, this is asoothing New Wave Latin dining retreat that's also a gallery.(November-December 2001)

Smilin' Joe's at the Lazy Parrot, Rincón, Puerto Rico;800/294-1752 or lazyparrot.com. (March2004)

The Parrot Club, 363 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico;787/725-7370 or parrotclub.com. This bustling,tropical-themed spot is the first place a visitor to Old San Juanis sent for a taste of new San Juan. (November-December 2001)

VIRGIN ISLANDS
Foxy's, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands; 284/495-9258or foxysbar.com. An open-air beachbar at Great Harbor, serving flying-fish sandwiches, grilledlobster, and other local delicacies, plus oceans of rum drinks andbeers created from the owner's own microbrewery. (December2006)

WEST INDIES
Blanchard's Restaurant, Anguilla, British West Indies;264/497-6100 or blanchardsrestaurant.com.Owners Melinda and Bob Blanchard built their restaurant themselves,and opened its doors in 1994. No burger hut, it entices visitorswith fresh seafood. (September 2003)

Double Deuce, Nevis, West Indies; 869/469-2222. Restaurantand bar. (September 2006)

The Mill, Montpelier, Nevis, West Indies; 869/469-3462 or montpeliernevis.com/cuisine.Fine dining. (September 2006)

The Terrace, Montpelier, Nevis, West Indies; 869/469-3462 ormontpeliernevis.com. Finedining. (September 2006)

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