Beach destinations in Florida and the Caribbean provide a warm escape in the winter months.
Even more, these destinations are starting to attract groups for their F&B offerings. Here are three culinary experiences that will prove these destinations can provide groups something beyond warm weather.
Puerto Rico is known for its pork, and there’s no better place to experience this than in Guavate. Here, Route 184, aka “Pork Highway,” is lined with various pork eateries for visitors and locals alike to experience the country’s famous whole roasted pig. Groups staying in San Juan, however, don’t have to venture any further than San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino’s Saturday night pig roast. The “Guavate in San Juan” lechon experience mimics the Pork Highway culinary experience for attendees to enjoy.
Pop-Up Beach Restaurant
Every day at sunset, the beach in front of Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino transforms into a pop-up restaurant, where attendees can dine with their toes in the sand. The newly branded Atardi restaurant features local fare, emphasizing the island’s seafood, and is complete with tiki torches and the sound of waves crashing just a few yards away.
Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla., takes the environment seriously with several enrichment programs for groups that highlight the area’s ecosystem. In addition to wildlife encounters and outdoor activities, Sandpearl offers onsite organic cooking demonstrations with its executive chef. The experience begins with a tour of the award-winning kitchen and education about organic cuisine. Sample demo menus include organic green salad, pan-seared grouper and fingerling potatoes. The resort can even organize an “Iron Chef” competition for competitive groups.