POINTS OF INTEREST
The Ellis family converted its 126-year-old manor into a bistro with an atmosphere that is elegant, intimate, and always romantic. You can feast in the dining room, which is filled with antiques, or outdoors on the terrace by the pool (sitting on plastic patio chairs covered in fabric). The chef mixes Continental and Caribbean cuisines to produce sumptuous seafood and meat dishes and goes out of his way to source locally for fresh ingredients. Those seeking a bit of novelty can order one of the hot-stone dishes, which come to the table sizzling. Service is unhurried and the atmosphere laid-back. Papiamento is one of the best spots on the island to try the famous local specialty keshi yena.