POINTS OF INTEREST
Directly behind Grace Bay Club at Caribbean Paradise Inn, this posh little restaurant is in a palm-fringed setting. The nostalgic favorites here are served with tempting twists in conversation-piece crockery. Chef Paul Newman uses his culinary expertise for the frequently changing menu featuring daily specials, which include exquisitely presented dishes such as crispy, whole yellow snapper fried in Thai spices. An ever popular dish is his lobster thermidor in a Dijon-mushroom cream sauce. You may want to try several different appetizers instead of an entrée for dinner; guava-and-tamarind barbecue ribs and coconut-shrimp tempura are two good choices if you go that route. If you enjoy creative menus, this is the place for you. Coyaba keeps the resident expat crowd happy with traditional favorites such as lemon meringue pie, albeit with a tropical twist. Don't skip dessert; Paul makes an excellent chocolate fondant. Be forewarned, if the evening looks like rain, much of the seating is not under cover, making the dining a bit more crowded than usual. Children dine only in the very early evening hours.