Loterie Farm Resto Alfresco  |  Saint Martin, The Caribbean |  Have lunch on the top of the trees, yes literally. That is what they told me, and I was OK… I have seen enough in this life so nothing quite surprise me anymore, but at the same time I always end up being surprised THANK GOD or life will become too boring right. Love to be outdoors connecting with nature? Or are you a daredevil and love extreme sports? Well there they have them both! Loterie Farm is a secret hideaway nestled in the hillside of Pic Paradis on French Saint Martin where you can wine, dine, climb, hike and glide over the treetop canopy. It is truly an eco-tourism and gastronomical experience you’re not likely to forget or find elsewhere. Shame on me, I only had lunch ha ha ha and a few local drinks. 
At the Tree Lounge, the menu consists on several local dishes, of course boasting the best fresh fish and seafood, but also a few international delights. Our choice was to share a few tapas and dishes for the table. Notorious for serving succulent dishes garnished with fruits and vegetables homegrown. Those same natural products find their way to the Tree Lounge where tropical cocktails are concocted, namely Loterie’s signature drink Sex in the Tree, and served in a relaxing social setting. We shared the: Indonesian sates with peanut sauce, Tomato mozzarella salad with basil oil, Ultra thin crust pizza with 3 cheeses, Brie in puff pastry with mango chutney, Trio dip with Baba ghanoush, feta cheese, roasted red pepper sauce with pita wedges, Coconut lime tuna tartar and the Mini crab cakes (spicy). Sounds like A LOT for only two people right ha ha ha… Our signature drink was the Rhum Runner with Rum, Cointreau, lemon & strawberry.

You would wonder why the name Loterie Farm, right. The sign at the entrance of Loterie Farm says “established in 1721”. Records suggest that the first owner of Loterie Farm was an Englishman by the name of Richard Bailey who won the rights to establish a sugar plantation at this location in a land loterie. That’s why it’s called Loterie Farm.
Other than eating and drinking, there are several activities you can enjoy at these dense deep forest of 135 acres located at the bottom of Pic Paradis (the highest peak on Saint Martin). At Loterie Farm you can enjoy and relax at the pool area, hike and for the thrill seekers have a three treetop adventure, zip lining among other eco-adventures. I was just in the mood for lunch and to retrieve back to my amazing Villa at La Samanna. So I did. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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