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The Reef Beach Cafe is open 7 days per week, from 8:00 am till 10:00 pm (Mondays until 6pm), and offers a simple but nicely varied menu of Creole and international (sea)food, a range of fast foods (including home made pizza), breakfast, fresh milkshakes, cappuccinos, cold beers and hot cocktails, at prices as low as we can keep them, making The Reef affordable to both locals and visitors. The Reef Kite + Surf is located right next to The Reef Beach Cafe, and there are tables inside as well as outside under the gum and sea grape trees on the beach.
$3 - $17
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi, Waterfront
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

We spent the last few days of our St Lucia holiday at The Reef. The rooms were modern, clean and comfortable, food was excellent, service was friendly and efficient, prices were reasonable - what more could one want? A perfect location right on the beach!...Next time I'll plan to stay longer at The Reef, to explore the southern part of this beautiful island. Thanks, guys!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reef_StLucia, General Manager at The Reef Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Well, thank you! :)

Reviewed February 9, 2020

Great little spot on the Atlantic Ocean side of Vieux Fort. Recommend the all day breakfast. Service was great and friendly staff. Water sport activities offered next door.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

We had the good fortune of coming across this lovely restaurant. Very close to the airport, the service is fast and friendly with freshly made local food that was excellent. There is a menagerie of cats and dogs which they care for (unfortunately lots.of stray...animals in St Lucia) and are very friendly and helps when you are missing your own pets! The view is fantastic with kite and wind surfers against the backdrop of the Maria Islands.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 7, 2020 via mobile

Went twice on this trip. Both times, and in other years, service is on island time and food is consistently well presented and delicious. Literately right on the beach, under a canopy of broad leaf trees, sipping your favourite beverage, how could you go wrong.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Above average spot. Well positioned near the kite-surfing school. Honest food, pleasant ambiance, cold drinks. The best on the beach by far but nothing extraordinary.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 22, 2020 via mobile

We came here for our first cappuccinos on St Lucia - after several days’ withdrawal - and good ones they were too, drunk while sitting in surprisingly comfortable trendy curved wooden chairs under the trees at the back of the beach. Reviews say Reef also...does excellent meals which sadly we didn’t need at the time. We actually had an evening meal next door at Island Breeze a day or so before, whose great advantage was that it was an extra but crucial 20-30 yards further away from an incredibly noisy and yet amazingly popular beach bar the other side of Reef which pumped out unfeasibly loud drum and bass-heavy music all evening. Thankfully the bar hadn’t yet opened as we had our coffees. The very friendly waitress said it would open soon. She and her colleagues must be incredibly patient, and the owner of an attractive place like Reef must be extraordinarily tolerant - they deserve far better neighbours.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 20, 2020

The plates are ok., it is the regular good found at most places. The service is good and the prises are ok.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

An excellent venue. Great location between airport and vieux fort and on the waterfront. Staff very helpful and charming. You will not be wanting for great quality food especially the ribs. A great place to relax for days or weeks. It also had the benefit...of a 5* kitesurf school, where you can rent gear or sailboards. I say 5* because the instructor are excellent and great people to spend time with. I will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reef_StLucia, General Manager at The Reef Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2019

Looks like we may have to put your special- request ribs on our regular menu! :) Really enjoyed having you stay with us. Keep up the Good Kite!

Reviewed November 22, 2019

Our flight was delayed and the woman at the car hire office recommended that we go here for a light meal whilst we waited for our flight. It was great. We had a tasty vegetable pasta, salad and fries. It was scrumptious and very reasonably...priced and the service was friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019

Great establishment on Sandy beach where locals gather. Very friendly and always up for a chat. Good cheap beer and local cuisine.

Date of visit: November 2019
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February 5, 2020|
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Response from Reef_StLucia | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely. Beach loungers are EC$7 for the day. That's only about US$3. We do take an EC$20 (US$8) refundable deposit. Please return the chair after use. :)
January 23, 2020|
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Response from Reef_StLucia | Property representative |
The Reef is less than 1 mile from the entrance to Hewanorra International Airport. There are always regulated taxi drivers available at The Reef. From The Reef, the bar staff will be happy to call one of our regular taxis... More
January 18, 2020|
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Response from Reef_StLucia | Property representative |
Hello there, yes, Sandy Beach is about 1 kilometer long, and it's a lovely beach for walking and swimming. Going south (towards Vieux Fort town), don't stray too far beyond where the main road curves away from the beach. The... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Reef Beach Cafe

Yes, The Reef Beach Cafe offers takeout services.

The Reef Beach Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5