Jean-Paul and Hélène Mahler established La Caravelle hotel in 2003, renowned on the island not only for its excellent welcome, but also for its high-quality cuisine served at the on-site gourmet restaurant, La Table de Mamy Nounou. The recently renovated, stunning backdrop is conducive to a wonderful experience, even if you can’t help but be a little intrigued about the slightly pretentious atmosphere in the establishment. Dishes reveal creative cuisine, if not a little ambitious, blending French fine-dining and local food. What’s more, local produce is faithfully represented, such as crab tête-à-tête in an interesting surf/turf interpretation, kid served in colombo curry sauce and even piglet grenadin. The highlight at Mamy Nounou is the desserts, especially the regressive crème brûlée and coconut lime moelleux, soft spice infused pineapple and gingerbread ice cream. Prices are a little steep, but it remains a great restaurant to visit for those looking to savour local fine dining.