Named "Restaurant of the Year" by GultMillau and one of the Top 10 new Caribbean restaurants by Bon Appétit Magazine, Temptations is more than an eatery, it's an experience. Home of the first St. Maarten chef to have graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Jagtiani thrives on perfection and was even brought on as the personal chef to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands when she visited St. Maarten. With this type of skill at the head of the kitchen, you know you'll be getting a meal you won't soon forget.


Temptations offers a variety of Internationally themed dishes that have all been fused to include Asian flavors, ingredients, or traditions, creating a unique cuisine that includes such dishes as Asian Beef Filet Mignon and Ginger Roasted Duck.

Seafood is definitely the specialty at Temptation, and their flavors are diverse, including influences from both Asian and Fusion cuisines. Those who like high levels of quality and service will appreciate that this restaurant is all about elegant looking and tasting food. This location serves food for dinner only, so don't miss out.


The brightly lit Temptation takes its status as a gourmet restaurant seriously and offers an elegant atmosphere for dining. The tables feature fine linens, artwork with meaning, and decorative place settings.


This restaurant is a part of Atlantis World Casino, which is found in Lowlands, a neighborhood in the vicinity of Point Pirouette; it's two miles (three and a half kilometers) to the west-northwest of Simpson Bay.

With at least one interesting attraction just a short distance away from the restaurant, you'll find this is a fun area to explore. The attraction closest to Temptation is Sunset Theatre, which can be found just a short distance away.

There are at least a few adjacent outdoorsy-type activities to fill your afternoons after you've finished eating at Temptation. Guests who find themselves anxious to tee off should consider reserving a tee time at the nearest golf facility, Mullet Bay Golf Course. For those who want a mix of excitement and leisure, trek over to Mullet Bay, which is the nearest beach and is only a half mile away. Keep in mind these aren't the only options that exist for beaches and golf courses within the region.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your party are trying to find another area restaurant with similar kinds of food and/or comparable prices, there is no shortage of nearby options to consider, including The Point Restaurant. You can find it three quarters of a mile from Temptation.

But then again, if you're looking for something a little different, this region of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten boasts a long list of food and drink locales, where you will encounter all types of cuisine styles and menu items. For instance, you might also enjoy Italian fare at Bella Napoli, which is less than a hundred yards southeast.

Cost, Credit Cards Accepted, and Hours

The gourmet dishes at Temptation will cost diners between $36 and $42(USD) per plate. Many guests choose to order the Three Course Prix Fixe Menu, which includes you choice of one appetizer, one main course, and one dessert for $50(USD). Temptation accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Discover, Master Card and Visa. Temptation is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Contact Info

Location: Rhine Road, Lowlands, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Phone: (721) 545-2254

Website: http://www.rareandtemptation.com/EN/temptation/


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