BY EMANI COLLINS
If you ever find yourself in the United States Virgin Islands, be sure to make your way to Mafolie Hotel and Restaurant. Breathtaking. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. From their alluring appetizers to their delectable desserts, this restaurant will definitely have you coming back for more. It’s an island favorite!
As an inhabitant of the mainland United States, I was born to parents who hail from the United States Virgin Islands. Although I am from the mainland, my parents always made sure to keep me educated on my cultural background. I am glad that they did! Going to St. Thomas and experiencing the fine dining of Mafolie Hotel and Restaurant was amazing!
There are so many great things to discuss about this restaurant, but I will begin with the view. The view is spectacular! There is none like it. You can see the whole Charlotte Amalie Harbor from the restaurant! Don’t worry about getting fingerprint marks in your pictures from the windows…There are none! Yes! The whole restaurant is open on the side facing the harbor. Just imagine being on a huge deck with a stunning view, and being served with the finest wines and entrees. Shall I go on?
Now that you’ve heard about the view, let’s talk food! The food is just as amazing. While you have classic Caribbean dishes, you also can find American cuisine as well. Along with the main menu, there is another menu which lists the specials of the day. The restaurant offers brunch, lunch and dinner. When I visited the restaurant, the specials included filet mignon, shrimp or chicken stir fry, and many other dishes. I ordered the chicken stir fry, along with a glass of passion fruit, a popular drink in the USVI. After I finished that scrumptious meal, I even left room for dessert. The delightful, chocolate cake that I chose was definitely a great pick! I recommend it for all of the chocolate lovers out there!
Everything about Mafolie Hotel and Restaurant was exquisite. From the customer service to the ambiance, the restaurant is the perfect spot for natives and tourists alike to enjoy the wonderful, St. Thomas air. Of course, in order to observe such a wonderful view such as the one at Mafolie, you will have to climb some high hills. If you are a non-native of the island, be sure to pay attention and be careful as you drive up Mafolie Hill to get to the restaurant. Also, remember to stay to the left! I guarantee that the journey will definitely be worth it in the end!
If you are interested in learning more about Mafolie Hotel and Restaurant, you can visit the site and research both the hotel office and restaurant’s hours of operation. The restaurant is also on Facebook, and you can even email the business with any general inquires. If you need help finding the restaurant while on the island, there is a descriptive section which states the driving directions from the airport. If you decide to dine at the Mafolie Restaurant in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, I hope that you enjoy your time! I assure you that your desires will be satisfied!