You'll find a range of international food options in Bayahibe, from Caribbean fresh seafood favourites and French cuisine to authentic wood oven Italian pizzas. To help you choose, take a look below at our top 10 recommendations for restaurants to visit if your holidays to the Dominican Republic are taking you to Bayahibe.
This beachside restaurant has a cosy feel where owners Didier and Sylvie give you a warm welcome. Las Palmas specialises in Caribbean seafood and barbecue dishes such as grilled banana and lobster, and you can watch your chef grilling your food on the huge open-air grill. If you're lucky, you may even get to meet the fishermen who made the catch.
With wonderful views across the bay at Saona Cafe, enjoy a relaxed cocktail before you head into the restaurant. There's a laid-back feel and an outside terrace where you can dine on Caribbean dishes such as fresh Lionfish with mango, or fish and chips Dominican Republic style.
El Cafecito Lonza has stylish white decor and open-air seating where you can catch the sea breeze on your Dominican Republic holidays. You'll find a wide selection of menu choices, including French-Caribbean inspired dishes, as well as international favourites such as chicken curry. On Thursday nights there's a barbecue special with live music to accompany your meal.
Set right on the sandy beach Bamboo Beach is an enormous palm hut, giving the space a really authentic feel. Menu options include Caribbean and European favourites, such as grilled shrimp and calamari. It's also known locally for some of the best French cuisine in town.
Italian food lovers should head for Mama Mia Spaghetteria which has a homely feel and traditional dishes freshly made by the Italian owners. This is a great place to go with friends and family where you can relax together over your meal. Try the spaghetti gamberi with vegetables or their delicious pasta carbonara.
For special occasions, Tracadero is the place as it has scenic sea views and opulent surroundings. Specialising in Italian cuisine, it also offers a range of Caribbean and European options such as lobster linguine and fondant served with ice-cream. For an extra special experience, book a sunset dinner in one of the pagodas overlooking the sea.
La Cueva offers the best authentic wood oven baked Italian Pizza in the area. There's an outside terrace where you can enjoy your meal with a good beer or a glass of Italian wine. As well as pizza and pasta choices, such as lobster spaghetti, you can enjoy a wide selection of Mediterranean and Caribbean dishes.
There's a truly Mexican feel to Viva Mexico with its smart cream and terracotta decor and courtyard in the centre. Go here for all your Mexican favourites, including fantastic burrito choices, delicious salsa, tacos and tamales. There's also live music to complete the authentic Mexican dining experience.
Tucano offers a warm welcome and a palm-fringed outside terrace. Stop here for freshly made sandwiches, or meals from their Italian and Caribbean options. If you love Italian, try the strappetti – a tasty dish of freshly made pasta with Italian bacon and a tomato or cream sauce.
Located on the harbour, at Capitan Kidd you get fabulous views and the option of sitting out on the pier. You'll find a good selection of Italian, American and Mediterranean favourites such as seafood salad, lobster risotto, grilled chicken and fresh fish. They also offer free tasters of local drink Mamajuana, which is a delicious mix of rum and honey.